What is this page?

It is a now page, an idea by Derek Sivers. As Derek describes it:

Besides answering the common question, “What are you up to these days?”, those who have a now page say it’s a good reminder of their priorities. […]

For me; the latter point he is making is the most important. It’s good to spend some time reflecting on what is important — for me — now.


As everyone else; I am working from home, in my home office. Summer is upon us and it is getting warmer. We spend most of the weekends, if the weather permits, outside.

It’s only last year that we bought this house, and having a big enough house with a garden has been invaluable in these COVID times. I’ve recently ventured into the world of tobacco pipe smoking, and have started to take my lunch breaks outside, in the sun with my pipe.

I’m currently deeply invested in finding ways to get thoughts out of my head, efficiently. I think about writing things down, but I procrastinate the actual writing… Getting back into writing on this blog has proved a good way to find motivation to become better at writing.

Writing forces you to think. […] Riding the Writing Wave, David Perell


  • Trying to finish migrating all content from my previous MediaWiki page to this blog.
  • Building traffic signals for my kids to play with, I’m currently planning a traffic advisor board and to repurpose a previous project as a remote control.
  • I have a few unfinished items in my electronics lab, that I’m trying to get done; like ESD protection and setting up my lab instruments.
  • I’m spending a lot of time developing and writing on this blog. I try to document methods and solutions as I progress.

I have some unfinished homelab projects, like getting the SSD pool to work and building a new server. But my mind is elsewhere now-a-days, so I’ve just put it aside for now.

Lately I’ve actually been heavily invested in the homelab; I’ve successfully set up the SSD pool and moved a server into a new case.

Currently I am replacing networking gear and completely reconfiguring my home network — as I dig deep into networking, learning as much as I can along the way 🙂