2020. Netherlands. Amsterdam. Last day of the year. Covid-19 lock down. Children at home.

Freelancers:
"I will just continue working until the 2021 countdown!"

Dutch energy company (Liander):
"Hey, we are doing some maintenance between 08h00 and 16h30. Cannot say how long it takes."

Happy new year!

After two weeks of being quarantined I finally could go back to my yoga practice at our school.

I feel so much better now.

Although home practice is nice, it is just not the same.

The heat and humidity of hot yoga really brings me into a deeper meditational state.

Kris :arch: :manjaro: boosted

My son has contracted Covid-19 via his school teachers. He is feeling fine. Had fever, then it went away and yesterday evening the fever returned again. This morning he is feeling a lot better. He sleeps in between us every night.

My girlfriend and I have no symptoms yet and feel great. We have to quarantine ourselves for 10 to 14 days.

Below is a picture of my yoga mat this morning at 6am. My 100 days of yoga continues from home.

Kris :arch: :manjaro: boosted

"This means that Apple knows when you’re at home. When you’re at work. What apps you open there, and how often. They know when you open Premiere over at a friend’s house on their Wi-Fi, and they know when you open Tor Browser in a hotel on a trip to another city." - @sneak sneak.berlin/20201112/your-com

Yikes!!! Everyone must read this if you have a Mac. Should embrace Linux, the sooner the better. This is what Richard Stallman and Cory Doctorow warned us about so many years (and decades) ago.

The default gateway on my network is now a local server running two OpenVPN connections that end up getting a Dutch IP address. Primary is running via Switzerland, secondary is running via Sweden. If the primary fails, the secondary takes over, returning to the primary after 5 minutes.

My Pi-hole is now using a Cloudflared DNS proxy so that all my DNS queries are executed over HTTPS.

Kris :arch: :manjaro: boosted

CHF 1120 per month for a 5Tb Nextcloud server hosted in Switzerland.

Ridiculously priced. 🍆

Earth:
Hi mortals, meet COVID-19 as there are too many of you parasites.

Dutch Christian Party (SGP):
A 1000 euro bonus for every family that gives birth to their fourth baby parasite.

Lessons learned will practicing yoga.

- Keep breathing.
- Move down, breath out, move up, breath in.
- What goes down, must go up first.
- The buzzing feeling is not your enemy, it is the energy field in which you can roam and breath.
- Call the little voice in your head "visitor" and tell it you don't have time for it right now.
- Don't become attached to posture.
- Let a posture find you and then work with it.
- Stare in front of you and look passed everything.
- Are you still breathing?

Day 83 of my 100-days of -yoga .

78 regular classes and 5 silent classes.

17 silent classes remaining.

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Because of the lock down, officially yoga schools had to close because classes are seen as a group lesson.

Therefore a lot of yoga schools are now no longer teaching, but are instead having their students practice by themselves, making the classes individual.

I just love that flexibility. :)

Just installed Pi-hole in my network. A whopping 19% of all requests is being blocked. Noticed no issues so far. Today will be the first workday with Pi-hole enabled. Let’s see if we run into problems.

Yes, schools can remain open during the 2 week here in the Netherlands!

I am at day 78 of my second 100-days of -yoga and now they are probably going to close the school for 2 weeks during a new .

Which I completely understand and can live with, but I do think it sucks. A lot.

New Corona measures in NL, but it looks like yoga schools remain open.

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