Following up from my post on my Simple Rules I thought I’d start doing month end posts as a recap and log on how I’m doing. Mostly for myself to read back on to see how far I’ve come but hopefully help other people too. It’ll also be a great place to list the odds and sods I’ve done but not written a standalone article about.
Regarding tinkering, I’ve hacked my home server to act as a TV server and now installed a PCIe tuner to hopefully get Freeview HD hooked up to Kodi. I’ve also done work on Hugo to get started with the EFI upgrade, after dropping the coolant I’ve removed the starter motor, distributor, the radiator and next up is installing the crank sensor and fuel tank.
Regarding The Rules I’m not going to lie, this month hasn’t been great though they are proving their worth because of that. I’ve had a perfect storm of end of project stress, which despite the best of planning always happens, and a bout of some kind of cold bug. I literally worked through the cold but it really wasn’t a good idea, it needed doing though, the result was that I was utterly wiped out mentally and physically. I broke and ordered takeaway as I didn’t have the energy to cook. Hell, I didn’t even have the energy to go to the pub at the weekend it was worst so that says something! The flat got a bit messy but not too bad, cluttered more than actually untidy.
One thing I’m glad didn’t stop was tinkering. I didn’t have the energy for big projects but messed around with Linux from the comfort of my sofa under a comfy purple fleece blanket. Considering that in the past my tinkering has really suffered at times like that I take it as a sign things really have change for the better.
Though I have had a blip I take it as such, a blip. The great thing about the rules though is that once the dust starts to settle, as it already has, I have a ready made template for getting back no track and tonight I already have.
Oh, I’ve also signed myself and Hugo up for a track day just after my birthday so there’s a big fat deadline right there!