Vacation Time In Three, Two, One…

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Six]

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I still need to start a company and talk with an accounting firm and a notary or a lawyer – oh, and return Equinix Metal’s hardware to them – but otherwise, I’m mostly on vacation for the next two weeks.

What will I DO with myself?!?



But first the news:

It mostly comes down to maintaining a schedule that I can flip over to work easily. Instead of writing or coding or watching television, I’ll be working, but keeping the same sleep schedule, the same exercise routine, similar eating habits – this is key to stability.

And moving easily back into work after two weeks.

Each day will look something like this:

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How Do I Feel?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Five]

Tell me now, how do I feel?

Papa gave me, effectively, an entire morning off today and hooo BOY was it LUX!

But first the news:

We have a deal – that Papa gets to go out Friday night and sleep in on Saturday morning and I do the same on Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Of course, that’s totally changed cause of COVID – it’s more like, he can stay up late on Friday night while I can stay up late on Saturday night.

Or something along those lines.

This morning, tho, he grabbed the kids and headed off to the city park for the morning and I, delirious with sleep, stumbled around lazily this morning sipping tea and meditating and generally doing absolutely nothing.

I feel positively spoiled.

But the truth is that I was SUPPOSED to write an email this weekend, declining one of the last two offers and I just … didn’t.

I’m procrastinating.

I hate this part of the process because I well and truly care.

Tomorrow morning, then.

You can imagine how absolutely fabulous my dreams are going to be tonight, eh?

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Binaries Are For Computers

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Two]

That’s it.

That’s the whole post.

Oke, well, maybe not the WHOLE post – I realize I’ve been short sometimes – REALLY short – but I promise my distractedness is coming to an end soon and I’ll be able to focus again soon.

Be able to post on Instagram.

And write about Other Things ™.

And apply to CFPs.

And code.

And go out and drink coffee at the local cafe.

But first the news:

Wait, not that last bit.

Not for a while.

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A Company Wants to Hire You But

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety One]

They don’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands. What do you do?

The short version is that every single company that extended an offer doesn’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands, so I’m doing a LOT of research on my options / their options for working together. Until we can figure out our relationship, it’s really hard to choose between them.

And, since I’m not a lawyer NOR an accountant NOR a native Dutch reader, it’s slow going.

I’m hopeful that this information, gathered in one spot, will help others in a similar situation.

But first the news:

LIFE happened today and while I meant to pull together a bunch of information, I ended up getting super distracted and so “only” have the series of articles I found without a lot of streamlining.

Without further ado…

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This Is Staycation #LeanderStyle

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Nine]

All day today in Groningen, Netherlands, it hails and then the sun comes out and then it hails and then the sun comes out and then it hails.

Super surreal.

Kind of like how I am enjoying the next three weeks of staycation.

I code and then I #Netflix and then I code and then I walk and then I code and then I #Netflix and then I eat.

Super duper surreal.

But first the news:

Even if I DID want to go somewhere, it’s not possible, so . . . but if I were travelling, I’d want to do the same thing I’m doing now.

Except with the partner and kids.

Or maybe just alone.

I mean, love my family, but … I really like this alone time stuff, too.

Now if only I could somehow have an ocean and sand nearby.

And less hail.

Much less hail.

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