As of last night, my company’s offices will be closed through March 31st as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, I work for a technology company and we’re well-equipped for working remotely. Our fabulous Global IT team has been planning for this possibility, and have been doing an AMAZING job of making sure that everyone has what they need in order to work from home as seamlessly as possible. I’m used to working from home because I work from home regularly on Fridays, and I did it full-time for a while at my previous job for a period of several months after our NYC office was closed.
I will not, however, miss my roughly three hour round-trip commute to/from the office on the NYC bus and subway system.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to take full advantage of the time not spent schlepping into the city to get some work on this website and writing done. I’m currently working on a podcast episode focusing on my experiences during this stressful time in our lives. I’ve also learned how to create a server on Discord, thanks to my niece. I’m not sure if I’ll ever actually use it, but learning something new about technology is always pretty cool in my book. It kind of reminds me of IRC chat servers like EFnet back in the old days. I wonder how much the world of mIRC has changed in the past decade or so. It might be time to re-visit.