For the last few days I have been on an Internet fast. That means no news, no Twitter, no surfing, no games, no Netflix. I still check my email, and I send and receive the occasional WhatsApp message, but that's about it.
I feel so much more productive! When I would normally reach for my phone to check twitter, or read the news, I have been studying, or doing something active. When I go back to accessing the Internet again, I will probably try and limit myself to certain times of the day.
I've had a lot of sequential maths assignments due lately, and I haven't been doing much other than to study maths! Most of my other work has fallen by the wayside, unfortunately. My exams are starting in a month, and then my study will be over for the year!
I've been loving devoting so much time to just doing maths, but I feel a bit guilty about letting all my other stuff go. Oh well. I'll get back to doing lots of coding soon!
It's been a few weeks since I last posted. I've been totally absorbed in doing assignments for my Masters. Much to the detriment of all the other stuff I need to do! I've been avoiding doing a lot of tasks on my todo list, so a lot of my day-to-day routine has been disrupted. I'm slowly getting back to normal now.
Today we walked along the canal in London from Angel to Camden. We didn’t actually make it to Camden as they have blocked off the towpath just before Camden Town as they are building residential apartments along there. It was a lovely day (for winter). 10C and reasonably sunny.
Helen and I started watching two shows on Netflix last night. The first is one that I've been looking forward to for awhile - Netflix's adaptation of Richard K Morgan's book Altered Carbon. The second is Riverdale - a reimagining of the old Archie comics, but set in the present day around a tale of mystery and murder!
I have been reading and thinking about the difference between being a digital nomad and being location independent recently. A digital nomad is primarily based around travel - seeing the world while working remotely. Location independence (to me) means that you may be based primarily in a few different locations in the world, and you set up your life in such a way as you are not dependent on one particular location.
I just formed the company "Hi-Tech Nomad Ltd". I have had the domain for forever, and have always wanted to do something with it. I have the twitter handle @hitechnomad, and lots of other social media assets. My plan is to provide information, goods and resources for "digital nomads" - those people who travel and work on things that are location independent.
I just bought myself the latest Apple Watch! I had the original one - the Series 0 - and just upgraded to the Series 3 (without cellular support). I use my watch all the time - I keep track of my heart rate, exercise, and it is my main interface to my phone when I am out and about.
Today has been a pretty healthy day all up. Both Helen and I went for a run - mine was not as long as normal, just under 5km. We have also been eating a mainly vegan/vegetarian diet over the past few days. It's been a healthy start to the year!