Yearly check-in time

It’s true! I’m still here. I’m posting. And LOL at that title, it’s been far more than a year since I’ve pinned something to this blog. Plenty has happened in the meantime, and I feel like I’m more inclined to check in and write here more frequently.

I’ve gotten a different job. Still using my Chemical Engineering degree, but more tangentially. No more working in a chemical plant. It’s all about market data analysis in the chemical industry, and writing monthly analyses and forecasts. Much better pay and benefits. Also, it’s 100% remote work. Gods, I’m damned lucky. Because of this, my wife [Borat voice] was able to find her dream job since I wasn’t tethered to a location. We’ve been pillars of support for one another and it’s paid literal dividends. Never been so happy or satisfied.

I’m sorry if that sounds like boasting; it kinda is. Not meaning to rub it in, but it’s my life and I’m here to chat about it.

Also, I’m determined to wean myself from Twitter. Now that a sociopathic billionaire [but I repeat myself] is in charge, I suspect it will slouch into Gab-The Next Generation or Parler 2, Electric Boogaloo. Instead, I’ve become increasingly fond of Mastodon. I may discuss in a later post the very real problematic side of Mastodon (namely the lack of central oversight). Still, it’s there and it’s not going away. If you’re so inclined, you can find me here. Here’s an intro to how Mastodon works.

Alright, enough for now. I have work to do. I think. Still in sweatpants.

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