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Weeknotes for 2023-02-17

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Hi there. It’s been a while.

I had a whirlwind of activity over the last few weeks, both on the work and podcasting front, and quite frankly getting around to writing up these update posts was beyond my available bandwidth. But I’m back!

After three weeks at home, I am once again in the Netherlands for work. This time, the weather is beautiful!1 In fact, here’s a shot from my morning commute.

View along a canal with footbridge in distance on a clear morning.
A canal I walk along on my way to the office.

But on to the business of this post!

This week in Daniel:

  • Had so many work meetings and active projects that it’s not even worth trying to itemize them.

  • Filed our company taxes for 5d20.

  • Went furniture shopping as my wife and I needed a new mattress and bed frame. I’m very happy with our selection, and it was adorable watching our daughter assist with trying out all the beds on the show floor.

  • Finished editing another episode of the podcast.

  • Released episode 163 of Explorers Wanted, Reports from the Field.

    Things are not looking so good in Bodrov anymore, and Nix finds evidence that sinister players are at work within the city.

    Watch on YouTube: "Reports from the Field (Episode 163 Teaser)"
  • Finished reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a delightfully scary gothic horror set in 1950s Mexico.

    Cover of Mexican Gothic shows a young woman in a purple dress holding flowers in front of green wallpaper with a botanical theme. The woman is only depicted from the nose down.
    Mexican Gothic

  • Watched The Menu, a wonderful horror flick with a devilish twist that had me grinning.

    Poster for the Menu shows a young couple, the man eating off the woman’s plate, with the woman looking bored. The chef and sous chef stands behind them.
    The Menu

  • Gifted my daughter with Digger: Unearthed by Ursula Vernon, which she’s been really enjoying.

    Cover of Digger Unearthed shows a black and white illustration of titular wombat character peering down a hole.
    Digger: Unearthed

That’s it for this week!

  1. The last time I was here it rained constantly. ↩︎


Weeknotes for 2023-01-13
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This week I’ve been in the Netherlands for work, so between jet lag and meetings I’ve been pretty wiped out. Still, I’ve managed to get a few non-work related things done as well.
Weeknotes for 2023-02-24
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Weeknotes for 2023-01-20
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Another week of work in the Netherlands is wrapping up. I’m publishing today’s weeknotes a bit early as I’m about to board a flight on my way back the US, and I strongly doubt I’ll have the energy to write this up after two flights and a long layover at LHR.