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thingsThisWeek #7

  • πŸ“· October Photoblogging Challenge. We’re done. It was a hell of a month. So many great photos from everyone, and so many memories visited on my photos. As usual it was great. Thank you Jean for another awesome month. Hope you’re resting a bit now.

  • πŸ₯ We didn’t go to the hospital, but it was not a pleasant couple of days. Two thirds of the household feeling sick, that leaves a third to take care of things. Being the third left, I did what had to be done. And we did get Mom and little brother sick as well. I felt a little woozy, but managed to hang on. I feel very lucky that we have a great family network, and also an amazing health service, always a phone call away with competent professionals on the other side, and handy hospitals if we need to visit.

  • πŸ’» VPS adventures. Deploy servers, delete servers, deploy them again. I did try a few things on DigitalOcean this week (more below), and I found YunoHost quite nice. You install the thing, and then pick from the dozens of apps. No need to go about installing one by one, manually. Just click, wait, and you’re done. They also have a nice touch and supply a domain you can use, and get it certified. Again I have no need for any specific app, so I just went and tried a few. Ghost seems nice enough since the last time I visited. But what I’d really like to have is…

  • πŸ” Tanzawa!! I wanted to try James Tanzawa, and I did. I was finally able to get everything running, and it was as cool as I expected. Not only is the blogging engine amazing, but getting it running on a VPS server felt awesome as well. Thanks again, James, for making it, and for taking the time to help a total newb getting it to work.

  • πŸ“Ί Finished Squid Game. Took me a while, but I’m glad I did it, I enjoyed the show. movieStar did not watch it in the end. After that, while lazily browsing Netflix, trying to find an episode of something before going to bed, we picked Stuck Together. We thought it was a series, that’s how tired we are! Anyway, we ended up watching the whole thing. We cried, we laughed, we even missed the lockdown. Silly, maybe, but true. Also, and this one is great, Narcos Mexico’s season 3 is out! Yay!

  • ♨️ Heater on. First time this year. The rain has come, and cold weather along with it. What comes next? The HUGE bill!

  • πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I miss walking. Nowadays my walks are mostly to and from the kindergarten, pushing tinyMovieStar. Not much else. And I miss the long walks we took, the way we could watch the city beyond the very limited area we now cover. Somehow we went much further when the lockdown was in place. We had all the time in the world, and took advantage of that.

  • πŸ“· Shooting for the new assignment will start next week, but I got a tiny thing to shoot on this one. It’s incredible how much work, and how many people, one needs to get a single shot sometimes. The photo in question was of a prop for a game, the actual shooting took less than five minutes, but a whole hour to set up. Two production assistants, two people from art department, and a lighting assistant were needed. Team work.

  • 🍺 It’s been a while since we’ve been to the beer place, and we had setup a visit this week. Sadly I couldn’t make it, father duties took over when the time came. My friends decided to bring the party over, and brought beer with them. A crazy IPA from Barcelona, very tasty. I prepared dinner, and we all stayed home. tinyMovieStar loves them both, so the whole family had a great time. She almost cried when they were leaving. I almost cried as well. It felt great.

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