๐Ÿฆ  COVID-19, and other updates

So this is what it's like to live in a modern-day pandemic.

๐Ÿฆ  COVID-19, and other updates

I can count myself amongst the lucky; I'm still healthy, employed and able to work full time. Nobody that I know of is seriously ill. Our family did have a small preview of what isolation could be like last week. The three of us isolated after being notified about a potential exposure at QCon London; we panicked a little.

When you speak to people, there is so much uncertainty. It's no wonder that people are hoarding; nobody knows what to expect next. The speed which the situation has escalated has been difficult to comprehend. Two weeks ago COVID-19 was something that was happening elsewhere. Now we are shutting everything down, shaking the magic money tree to the tune of ยฃ330 billion and waiting for a cure which could be a year and a half away.

Our offices closed yesterday, though people have been working from home since last week. I have no complaints on this front thus far. I no longer experience an 11ยฝ hour working day. I'm getting time to spend with my family that I haven't had for a very long time. It's going to take some further adjusting to, but I am feeling positive about it.

Hobbies and Stuff

๐ŸŽฒ D&D - Going Virtual

We've just scheduled our first virtual tabletop session for D&D this weekend. Our group plan on using Roll20.net and D&D Beyond for our sessions. We have our characters imported into D&D beyond already, and a browser extension alledges to integrate the two nicely.

๐ŸŽฎ Gaming

I've found time to play some Factorio with a couple of friends โ€” multiple times in a week ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. I've also been dabbling with Surviving Mars, watching some really good playthroughs on YouTube. It was one of those games I picked up for free on the Epic Store, though I might actually need to buy some of the DLC.

๐Ÿ–Œ Painting

Finally, I painted some of my Necromunda barricades. I'm not entirely pleased with the result yet, but to be fair these are practice pieces working toward actually painting my gang miniatures;

Not finished, but looking better than the grey plastic!

2020 is proving to be a rollercoaster yearโ€ฆ