Now

This is a now page. Updated 2020-06-01

The World around in 2020

Racism, Police killing people, Governments silencing the press and taking people’s freedom away, war, covid-19, and climate change. I rarely talk or write about these topics, not because I want to avoid them, but because I feel like I see them from a place of privilege, and that I should help from the sidelines. Amplify people’s voices, donate, provide a safe space for those who are marginalised. Use my privilege to speak up when it is right to do so, and let others speak when it is my turn to listen in silence.

The current situation is affecting heavily my mental health, and that of many others. And the guilt of being privileged adds to it - even as I write this, I feel like I should delete this whole paragraph and just shut up.

Please, if you can, donate to the UN Refugee Agency, or Save the Children, and follow Human Rights Watch to see what you can do to help the causes you care about.

Black Lives Matter

Support Black Lives Matter

Happy Pride Month

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Work

Italy will exit from lockdown completely starting on June 03, though rules about having your temperature measured, keeping a certain distance from other people, and wearing masks will apply.

The Company has put in place very strict rules to protect our safety, and they are asking us to come back to work, but just one day each, to make sure that no room in the office gets to crowded. My days are Fridays, but I will actually start from the week after the next, as next week I’d have to travel by train and I don’t feel comfortable doing so yet.

From the week after, I will be commuting by car, riding with a friend who is also a co-worker and who lives nearby.

I prefer working from home, but to be honest I am actually looking forward to going to the office one day of the week.

I am hoping, going forward, that the company will be more relaxed about working from home, and that I will actually be able to take advantage of that: it would be best for both myself and 505 Games, as the time I spend communting can be spent being productive and working, with no unexpected delays, no bad moods because the train was too crownded, and more flexible hours on my end (whereas if I travel by train, I have to leave the office at a certain time, or I won’t get home).

I set up a Mastodon account that matches my Twitter account, allowing me to keep my art separate from what my work contacts and people interested in my work would like to see.

I have also updated my LinkedIn profile and set up a contact page that has my name in it rather than my pseudonym.

Next I will be updating my resume and put it online here, so it can be downloaded.

Personal

I am still active on ~tilde-club~: other than spending time in the chat and watering my ASCII plant, I set up a scrip that allows me to update my text based tweets and my personal Mastodon account at the same time.

I did no significant work on my Pi4, as I realised most of the projects I would like to work depend on a reliable internet connection, so I need to fix that first, or work on something offline.

I have, however, figured out how to split my online “personalities” so that they are clearly differentiated based on my interests. In the next weeks I will be hard at work to set everything up so that my blog, my art accounts, my tech accounts, and my work ones are all nicely separated and clearly accessible.

Last, but not least, I will take advantage of the fact that tomorrow is the beginning of a new month and of the second half of the year to try and work on myself more: keep up with my routines, and do all the things that make me feel better, even if I have no motivation to start.

Our Curse of Strahd D&D campaing is still on covid-19 hiatus.