So it's been a few months' hiatus since I've posted, let's take stock of what's been going on:
I am another year older and another year closer to no longer being able to call myself 30-something.
Work got really busy with a big event in September and then the sudden departure of the head of our office so work has been a bigger lift than usual. Many days coming home and taking a nap right after work.
FFXIV raid is progressing, we've cleared P5S-P7S and phase 1 of P8S, working on High Concept prog.
Work on my gaming backlog is progressing, although there's new urgency to play anything I want to play from years of Stadia Pro due to the planned January shutdown.
I got a 4K gaming monitor and something seems to be throttling since my already poorly-ventilated case now has more heat to try to get rid of.
I didn't get the job that I wanted but ultimately I don't think it would have been a good fit after my second round interview.
Might try to recase gaming PC over the holidays.
Start posting on Gopher again.
Create a better solution for crossposting Gopher to WWW since Known is still being fussy and refusing to post certain gopher posts for no readily apparent reason.
Upgrade home server to Ubuntu 22.04 or rebuild it on another base (been liking Fedora for desktop lately)
Purge things that are no longer needed from the apartment, it's getting out of control.
Various boring work things.
Consider applying to jobs outside higher ed, since the higher ed landscape seems to be continuing its spiral down the drain.