Friday Notes #66 β€” Deeply Feeling the Ukraine War

A far away war, a deep feeling of sadness, anger and frustration.

Friday Notes #66 β€” Deeply Feeling the Ukraine War
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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Since the beginning of this hard to believe criminal invasion of Ukraine by Putin, on February 24th, my media consumption entirely changed, and went in overdrive mode. Each morning, I'm sorry, many times a day, using many news sources, I’m putting myself in a constant consternation vibe. It reminds me of 9-11. My feelings go from sadness to frustrations simply because democracy makes us look like being afraid and slow compared to the invaders. I sincerely wish NATO would do more, after all, this invasion is taking place right in their backyard. We may be on the path to WW III, not ready to admit it yet, we pretend to take action while a moron in the name of Putin is driving its badly directed army of young and innocents to invade a country and kill children and their mother. It’s hard to not be angry at Russians, only to direct our angriness toward their government. Yet, I feel that Russians have a moral obligation to help fight this unneeded war from within their country or from abroad. It won't be easy because as much as we can deeply feel the Ukrainian war from afar, Russians can’t fight against something they think it’s our fault, thanks to Putin's propaganda. I know, I'm a bit heavy this week. β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή

It’s hard to stay away from the media feeds. Staying creative helps me divert my attention, so I can keep the Friday Notes series alive and well. It is the same creativity that helped me during the last two years of COVID-19. It’s a positive way of coping with this world in a constant state of emergency. Thanks for reading this.πŸ™πŸ»

What did I learn this week? Retrocomputing is the use of older computer hardware and software in modern times. Retrocomputing is usually classed as a hobby and recreation rather than a practical application of technology; enthusiasts often collect rare and valuable hardware and software for sentimental reasons.