Term has now finished, and I haven’t yet posted a blog post since my first one announcing the new site. So forgive me in advance for any mistakes, or anything that isn’t written perfectly, or not explained well… I need to find my footing with this whole blog thing. Of course corrections are welcome!
It’s December, so it’s time to turn my computer desktop into a catalyst for festive spirits. Just because it’s the holidays, it does not mean I’m going to be using my computer less, or even working less. If anything it means that I’ll be using my computer more, as I will not be doing academic work on paper (eww paper!).
I find that ensuring that you listen to plenty of Christmas music, have decorations up, and have plenty of green red and yellow on your monitors can really help get you in the Christmas Spirit, lift your mood, and keep you there! A couple of years before, I hadn’t done any of this, listened to my usual music while coding, and had my usual bland (in comparison) desktop. This resulted in the feeling that I had effectively missed Christmas. Christmas day came around and I didn’t even feel like it was Christmas, I had none of the “build up” and excitement beforehand, didn’t watch any Christmas films, and come January, I felt like I had missed out. I vowed never again to let Christmas slip by my this way again!(more…)