Yesterday at work, we got a message from one of our customers to let us know that the stuff we had built was helping them in their work on Covid-19, which was a good morale boost. Then this morning we started on requests for new features specifically in support of that work. Those requests jumped the queue over everything else, of course. Today was a release day, so it was a very short timeline, but we got most of them through the QA process and deployed. Makes me happy to see how everyone’s working together on that and to be a part of it, even if just a small part.
I do kinda envy people getting an extended vacation for this, but don’t envy the ones not getting paid, nor having to go back afterward.
Also learned that my neighbor is working long hours managing the volunteers handling the school lunches for a bunch of area schools.
In bad news, waffle house is now over 20% closed, which is a red alert for FEMA. And we’re above China in total cases and deaths per million population. Starting to feel like a global total war scenario, just not the one I pictured when I was a kid.