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This self-isolation and working from home has its challenges, doesn’t it?

For me, the biggest challenges are my family and I all competing for the not-so-fabulous internet bandwidth (apparently fibre is coming here “soon”).

That, and a thing I like to call The Blur.

The blur is the days running into each other.

I’m used to having a pretty rigid schedule.

Gym on Monday and Wednesday, my wife at book club on Thursday, and so on.

It creates a sense of order and ensures equilibrium in my work and in my home.

Now my routine has been whisked away from me, I’m starting to feel the strain.

But there are some positives too.

We’re starting to find our new normal and creating a few new “routines” such as a delivery of fabulous fish and chips from the (closed) village pub on a Wednesday and a walk in the forest each afternoon with the dog.

But that’s not all. I’ve noticed a real sense of community in the village where we live. More family hugs. And time to reflect.

Reflect on what we really want, what matters to us, how our lives will inevitably be different once this too has passed.

I suspect our village community will be closer post-C19. We’ll definitely move some of our physical meetings to video calls. Our disaster recovery plan talked about losing the office or a data centre, but we hadn’t considered the impact of self-isolation. We’re updating that.

Maybe you’re reviewing things, too? If so, you might like to take a look at our Linux Scorecard. See how well your systems measure up. See whether there are any changes you might like to implement, either now or post-C19.

So how are you holding up? What positive outcome has self-isolation had for you? I’d love to hear about it.

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