By this time most of us reading this right now have been sitting at home for what feels like a long time, and yet we're only just at the start of this thing. I wish I could see where the end
of this disaster will be on the calendar. None of us can, and I know it's stressful for everyone. I'm so ready for this to be done. I know you all feel the same way.
If you live with family, this will be a time none in the same household will ever forget. And it does provide a lot more opportunities to share experiences and provide comfort to each other. If you're alone at home, I would recommend you check out Twitch.tv. There are lots of great streamers in both the US and EU that stream C64 and Amiga. They're all great peeps. (If you need help, I can share my favorites.) I consider some of these streamers friends even though we've never met. They're all great people not trying to gain fame and fortune, but create real connections with like-minded folks. If you're lonely, you can also PM me. I've also got a Slack channel I can invite you to which is full of my local (and some international) Amiga/C64/Retro friends. We chit-chat virtually every day about retro and sometimes current events, although that chatter has been more about blowing off some steam lately. Lots of very intelligent folks in there, some very close to the science of what's going on.
I'm thinking I might create a Twitch stream, too, to connect more directly with some of you, especially since we're all at home so much these days. It would not be regular or anything like that, just every so often. Do I really want to expose these crinkles and creases around my eyes to everyone around the world? I don't care at this point. When you get to be my age, it seems you always look older than you are or you feel and it's just the way it is. Work's just been so busy lately that if I do it will have to come later in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, hug your dog/cat/kids/significant other/self. We're going to get through this, and we should be smarter and stronger for it when we do.