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veen  ·  308 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 22, 2020

Home improvement is largely done now. There's only one more IKEA delivery to go before we're good for a long while. I'm betting my money on some form of stay-home order continuing until the end of the year, so I want home to be as cozy as can be.

Which has also led me to finally get around purchasing a mobile airco unit. I was on the fence last summer. But last summer I could escape to the properly airconditioned office and simply stay there for as long as I could. I'm not expecting that to be possible this year. We have good isolation and the angle of the home means sunshine in the summer only shines in before ~11am and after ~4pm, so we now have a rollable unit that we can put in the office for work and in the bedroom to keep both cool. It does feel like it grinds against my principles, as if I'm caving to climate change somehow, but I know I'll lose my goddamn sanity if I'm stuck inside most of the summer in the heat. So 9400 BTU it is.

Last night was maybe the first in a few weeks were I slept with only one interruption. I don't know about y'all but I've been waking up 5, 6 times a night on average, with way more dreams than before. At least I'm in a good rhythm now; I go to bed around 11-11:30pm, wake up at 8:15-8:30 and start working around 9.

Work has been good, but a lot this week. I'm in a new project that is very fucking cool - we're on a large government pilot to create a new MaaS app, and I'm in the core team as the lead data guy for everything from analytics to research. If our app turns out to be successful and people ditch Google Maps in favour of our app, I could end up in mobility data heaven. But I still have my NYSERDA geotool to finish in the next fortnight. Which is proving quite a behemoth task, as I'm singlehandedly stitching hundreds of thousands of records together and beating ArcGIS Online with a hammer until it works how I want it to.