What I'm Doing Now

Last Updated: 23 June 2022

What I'm doing right now: Still keeping to myself.

Recovering

I had a bad reaction to my annual flu vaccine this year. Came down very sick within hours. Doesn't seem to be CoViD as my tests were all negative. A month later and I'm still exhausted, but at least I'm able to sometimes leave the house and get back to some work again.

Playing The Witness

While recovering I spent some guilt-free time playing The Witness. It's a game from 2016 that I'm only getting around to playing now. I usually don't install games so I won't be distracted, but I made an exception for this one.

Wow, what a truly astonishing and thoughtful game. It's a puzzle game set on a pleasant 3D island (like Myst) but something about the nature of those endless puzzles changes how you view the real world. I don't want to give spoilers because the magic is in discovering these things for yourself. Just being told or shown isn't as powerful as experiencing it. If you like the idea of a deeply philosophical puzzle game on a beautiful island that will leave you with something to take back into real life - this is a game for you. You will love it.

Disconnecting

I'm retreating further from the internet so that I'm harder to contact. A few people keep contacting me when I've asked them not to. Some people believe that persistence is polite, but to me it is often rude and unwanted.

Defending

My websites are under constant cyber attack from Russia, China & Vietnam. The attacks increased noticeably as Russia invaded Ukraine. Their cyber attacks have been unsuccessful, but defence is occupying my time.

Listening

Reading

Watching

Things That Spark Joy

Things That Spark Sadness

This page was inspired by Derek Sivers' Now page.

© Kohan Ikin.