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A new start I hope

Found at: zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/~solderpunk/phlog/a-new-start.txt

A new start
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I hope everybody in gopherspace has been having an enjoyable festive
period!  Greetings to recently joined Zaibatsu sundogs parker[1] and
Flatline[2]!

December was a very busy month for me - as I mentioned way back in
my ROOPHLOC post[3] last year, I moved from Finland to Sweden in
December, and will start a new job here later this month.  We arrived
in our new home just a few days before Christmas, and December was
more or less a panicked and stressful blur of packing and cleaning and
tying up loose ends both personal and professional (not all ends got
well-tied in time, and I'll be taking a quick trip back sometime in
January, mostly to collect the Franken Peugeot!).  Because of this I
was far less active online than usual, so apologies to anybody who has
been frustrated by my silence in Mastodon threads or the Gemini
mailing list, etc.  Normalcy should start slowly resuming from now on.

I am hoping that I can harvest the energy and enthusiasm associated
with a new start in a new country to also make 2020 a good year for my
various hobby projects.  After archiving a lot of abandoned accounts,
the Zaibatsu has more room for new sundogs than it has a long time,
and I hope perhaps that newcomers can revitalise the shell community
there.  Gemini has been stuck for a while now bikeshedding various
markup concerns, which I would like to finally move past so we can
begin creating and aggregating content to make 2020 the Year of Gemini
on the Desktop.  I have also, to my pleasant surprise, regained my
mojo for hobby electronics and might start some new projects on that
front this year too.

[1] gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/1/~parker
[2] gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/1/~Flatline
[3] gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/0/~solderpunk/phlog/wifi-in-the-forest.txt


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