It is a deeply unsettling feeling watching the news and knowing too many Canadian’s who think this is a US problem only.

Today I upgraded our home coffee setup to reflect working from home.
Now we can have on demand coffee that is still hot without having to brew more constantly!

This morning Luna gently took a bone from Hugo while he was in his bed and ran off. To keep the peace I gave Hugo a second bone but it was not enough so he went off to find the first one.
Five minutes later Luna has both bones and the bed.

I can honestly say that I did not expect to spend my evening watching someone solve a sudoku puzzle.
Even more shocking is that I feel the need to share the joy of this with others!

It’s nice to see the western world on the same page, but this also feels profoundly unsettling at the same time.

This past week marked two months of working from home full time so I made the choice to improve my workspace by replacing the desk I have been using since grad school.
A decade ago I felt like a black metal desk with a glass surface was super cool and the sort of thing that a computer programmer definitely should have.
Glass desk with cables everywhere
Unfortunately, the side effect of a glass desk is that no amount of effort put into running cables will actually hide the mess. You see it every time you look down.
A rat's nest of wires
Today I assembled my new desk from IKEA, just something small but with a lot of storage and cable management potential.
White IKEA desk with many fewer wires.
No more mess of wires visible all the time and as an added bonus all the hardware that used to be visible all the time is now neatly sorted into some storage.
Open door showing neatly sorted shelves.
Spending more than an hour running cables can seem silly, but it felt good to organize my long term work space.