After I had that little crisis last week about how these weeknotes aren’t actually helping me get better at writing, I decided to experiment with more of a newsletter-ish format where the meat of the article is a single topic that is followed by short life updates.
This, however, paralyzed me because I couldn’t really think of anything worth writing about. Or so I believed. My hobbies and interests suddenly seemed frivolous. I mean, who would want to read my journey from being a nail-art-hater to having a Pinterest board of all the nail-art I want to try out, or…
I AM SORRY I keep skipping weeks I was just feeling like absolute trash.
The fellowship ends in a week and I am gently freaking out.
Apologies for the skipped week but I got my first dose of the vaccine! I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to land a slot using that godforsaken website. It was easily one of the strangest days of my life. As someone who hasn’t been stepping out at all, it was quite unsettling to see how things are out there even with only the vaccination setups.
I started working on this weeknote in the middle of the week itself. So hopefully this will feel like less work on Sunday (it did!).
I didn’t want to write this and that’s why it’s a day late. But it’s here. Here are a few of the things that annoyed me this week —
Last week just zoomed past me. But I also got a lot done. I don’t know how to write about the pandemic. I’ve hardly stepped out in the last one year now, seen my best friends only once or twice. My father has been having to go to work regularly since the first lockdown and he worries a lot. I can’t wait for him and my mother to get their second dose.
It’s a little sad that this is only my second weeknote and I’ve already managed to have the dullest week in months. I didn’t do much. I spent the last few months taking it easy and working on a single project but since last week I’ve been working on two projects as well as my portfolio. And when things get even mildly hectic, my knee-jerk reaction is to drop it all and do nothing. I didn’t work on the UI challenge, didn’t look at my portfolio, made extremely slow progress on the projects, barely touched my book, did not practice…
I’ve been mostly off social media for the last 2 months. Deep Work, the book, is to be blamed. Social media just didn’t make much sense for me in my current life circumstances. It’s been amazing, my head feels more like the clear sky that the Headspace dude talks about but I still do want to occupy some space on the internet and work on my writing so here we are.
When we started brainstorming ideas for our degree’s thesis project, we knew that we wanted to work towards improving how people interact with technology, specifically accessibility. Through preliminary research, we narrowed our focus down to visual and cognitive impairments such as dyslexia, color blindness, and partial vision loss. Here is how we created Augmenta11y, an AR solution for helping individuals with dyslexia read real-world text better.
According to Dyslexia International, at least 1 in 10 people are affected by dyslexia, i.e. more than 700 million children and adults worldwide. Being a hidden disability, it is difficult to detect and has…