I’ll hopefully revise this into a more thorough post later.
(whoops, was going to document all my activist work, what it was like trying to figure out how to move the needle politically, made a list of worries instead)
One thing I’d been hoping to do was keep a daily journal of my life during this pandemic. That unfortunately hasn’t happened, but I think I’ll try to start now.
- Going to remove the black spot leaves from roses today, then spray them down with pesticide
- Planted some green onions yesterday, as well as chives, and that one onion that sprouted in my garage. Water them
- Do some weeding, the flower garden is overrun
- Continue coddling new cat
- Move up the ping pong table from the basement
- What if my cat comes down with the virus from the vet, and then I catch it, and I won’t know for a week?
- I keep worrying about whether I’m feeding the cat too little and it’ll develop liver disease, while wondering if I’m feeding too much because the amounts are small enough that a few extra kibbles make a significant difference
- Will making it jump for using the litter box and getting food (for exercise) hurt its joints
- When will I be able to go back to Boston? Do I need to find someone to sublet for the summer? It feels like my life plan is losing another year, when I already lost one to being very sick a few years back
- What if my cat’s dental problems are why it’s always leaving a few scraps of wet food, which are annoying to clean in the upstairs sink? I have 20 cans of this kind (large chunks), and I don’t think I should buy 20 more cans to get pate. Maybe I should donate my original cans, but then I’d have to order online which seems unethical when I have enough
- I’ve decided it’s unethical to buy online a $15 xiaomi band to track how active my cat is being lol
Non-academic Todo list:
- Write op-ed about the ridiculousness of opening up Georgia “flying blind” – without testing and contact tracing; the goal to contact trace within 48 hours and test all contacts
- Write op-ed about hating on China and what it’s like to be a Chinese American trying to get Georgians to take this seriously, and having to make sure to state that I’m “born and raised Georgian”
- Make PPE?
- Background reading on modelling interventions? (Nah, let’s wait until meeting tomorrow)
- Figure out what to make for mother’s day!
- Go back to watching / reading something Chinese every day to improve my Chinese
- Make some Cake / Chinese pastries
- Make orange fried cauliflower
- Learn some Chinese dishes
- Build a cat tower??
- Build the basement??
- Set up lasercutter and manufacture PPE??
- Read up more on cosine, poison FFT
- Final Project
- ROS package
- Existing code – run and underrstand
- Onions should be in full sun
- Articles read
- Provincial https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-hangzhou-zhejiang-government-response/
- Taiwan https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-learning-how-to-dance-b8420170203e
- NPI https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56
- More people still re-spreading sulfur rumors debunked two months ago! https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sulfur-coronavirus-cremations/
- welp https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/24/canada-mass-shooting-started-with-assault-on-girlfriend/
- Because I can read / listen to Chinese, interesting to see the omissions and (well complete fabrication, hopefully mishap in editing process). Western bias is a thing – COVID-19 in China, South-Korea, Taiwan and Japan | DW Documentary – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wox36bFDqE
- Chinese DJ Remix 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqmmc9vHBGw
- L+R Wang Lu & Yu Miao | Boiler Room Beijing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94FlPvbZWI