In no particular order:

  • Phone troubles might be resolved
    • The old iPhone started having speech dispatcher problems and other data integrity issues
    • I bought an unlocked iPhone of a somewhat recent vintage to replace the dying device
    • I’m holding on to the dying device to use as a trade-in assist if new iPads are ever announced
    • The current iPad would pass down to a family member if I managed to get a replacement/upgrade unit this year
  • The Charlotte Shooting
    • Yep, this was a sovcit situation
    • These folks are coming out of the woodwork
    • By the time we hit Election Day we will have major problems
  • Teaching
    • Teaching the online section is kicking my butt
    • Teaching face to face is much, much easier
    • I may get my summer off if we don’t get sufficient enrollment in either of my two sections
      • There are minimum enrollment thresholds to hit
      • It is still early days in terms of enrolling for the summer term
    • I made a stupid mistake in the way I set up this week’s discussion in the online section and I’ll be regretting it
  • The Political Situation
    • Trump is getting scarier
    • Project 2025 is a blueprint for destruction
    • I’m not running against anybody this year
    • The protests across the country are raising people’s anxiety levels
  • Podcast Listening
    • I’m enjoying Dragon Friends lately
    • Yes, I’m looking for the escapism
    • I’ve been listening to Role To Cast while commuting round-trip relative to the college
    • I do still listen to Late Night Linux family shows
      • I don’t listen to all of them, though
      • I skip some of them in my feed
      • I make time for Linux Matters and Late Night Linux
    • Production of 69 Admins continues as it follows the twists and turns of trying to watch streaming television in rural America
  • Feelings
    • Anxiety has been bouncing around a bit
    • Stress has been bouncing around a bit
    • There’s been some situations I haven’t exactly had the most control over that have caused both to get a little bonkers
  • Things I Want To Do
    • Get back to writing for pleasure
    • Increase the amount of distance covered in “hiking”
    • Get my weight back under better control
    • Publish something on either Smashwords or DriveThruRPG
    • Move onward to somewhere that is more stable socioeconomically than Ashtabula happens to be lately

Rough diagram of thoughts of what construction a data pool from the world of Cyberpunk RED might look like in practical terms