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My December ‘20 in Review

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The month of December is now coming to an end, so it’s time to take a look back.

My top focus this month was not so much the lockdown we’re in, nor Christmas or New Year’s Eve, but my bachelor thesis. I finally registered it in the middle of this month, but that also means that the 11 weeks of editing time now count and I have a fixed date when the latest submission is. The schedule is tight and I still have to do a lot before I’m ready to hand in something. Unfortunately, this also means that I have to continue working this year despite being on vacation. At least it’s good that Corona and lockdown fall on one year with the bachelor thesis and so the Christmas program was a bit reduced anyway.

Apart from the bachelor thesis, I tried to participate in Advent of Code this month, but gave up after about half of it. It was just too much stress for me to solve two programming tasks every day, which are interesting and sometimes fun, but rather lower on my list of priorities. Well, maybe next year, or if I’m bored otherwise, the tasks are still online.

After I have not actively used my Instagram account for quite some time (I prefer to post photos on this blog), I finally got over myself to delete another account on a Facebook service. I created it for myself in 2013, long before issues like privacy or IndieWeb became important to me. It wasn’t all bad, after all I got to know my girlfriend through Instagram, but I don’t miss anything. Let’s see when I can finally free myself from WhatsApp, but I’m afraid that will take a while.

Less personal news, but still I’m glad that the Corona vaccinations are finally starting. I’m mildly optimistic that Christmas 2021 will be back with fewer restrictions and lower death tolls. But you never know. January will probably see new records again first.

I wish you a happy new and hopefully healthy year!


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