caught the pun in the title of this blog; for those who didn’t the word Inside
is at play. As we sit here; at home with our whatever kind of WFH set up, I
would like to bring to you my experience of WFH and how I am trying to do my
best in challenging myself in such a situation through this note.
like to start with my WFH set up; it’s not state of the art but a desktop with
my upgraded Windows 10 OS, has got me struggling a bit. I have been a user of
Windows since 97 and relaxed upgrading after Windows 7. Windows 7 was my
favorite OS from Microsoft. However, life goes on and there must be upgrades
and all upgrades to Windows 7 are no longer supported post January 14, 2020.
All I have to say to this is “Happy New Year!” Moving on; being print disabled
(blind) I had to get used to the new interface; surprisingly didn’t take me
long; it was a familiar interface, with the Windows Key being my go to button.
My assistive technology NVDA supports this OS completely; I had to upgrade. I
am upset about a few features; unable to uninstal the bloat ware that Microsoft
thinks is essential to all users; but not the cut the chase kind of users;
Microsoft Store, Xbox Console and other stuff I can’t recall right now.
outside WFH; started indulging in making some fun videos with my 3 year old
daughter and uploading them on YouTUbe. She is not camera shy and puts up a
great act when we are filming. You can check out the PlayList of her videos
and comment if you enjoyed them.
picked up an old hobby; playing the harmonica. I started on this journey of
learning this musical instrument almost 6 years back. Haven’t perfected it due
to lack of practice and of learning resources for someone with a print
disability. I am also good at making excuses; learned it from my peer group.
The tunes I am playing since I got indulged are: Happy Birthday Song, Nursery
Rhymes like: Twinkle twinkle little star, Are you sleeping brother John?, Mary
had a little lamb, London bridges falling down. Older recordings can be heard
all those; I started binge watching movies and some series on my amazon prime
subscription; usually end up late night catching up on the content. It really
keeps me entertained; I ended up with the prime subscription because according
to me it’s value for money, actually a steal! I get prime music, video and
shopping benefits like fast delivery and early bird launch offers. Yes, I know
you guys are saying, NetFlix has better content, well you may be right and I am
happy that you feel so. For those who want to binge watch; here are my
recommendations on amazon prime (INDIA):
Two and a
have many to list; and I can’t remember most of them; what do you know I have
short term memory for such!
I hope you
enjoyed reading my short; inside story. Please do share your experiences in the
comments. Until the next time; stay indoors and stay safe. Let’s fight this
pandemic together and support those who need our support.
PS: I am not supporting any Local, National Charities for the pandemic relief efforts; I have instead chosen to support my local network and support group with daily essentials and supplies. This network includes but is not limited to: My HouseKeeper, our neighborhood watchman, our garbage collector and the workers who have been stranded at a construction site next door. This message was to help inspire and motivate my readers to indulge in as much giving during this time; to those who really need your support. Needless to say, my HouseKeeper is working from home