I finally got the Covid after 2 years. The vaccine was useless, it didn’t prevent it at all. This post is to record some of my findings.

Fever varies throughout the day. Spiked early in infection at 104 F. Typically remains controlled at < 100.6 F.

Bodyaches are the most frequent symptom.

Breathing affected 4 days after initial symptoms.

Covid may have reactivated dormant EBV as some tiredness and mental clarity issues are present.

Smell and taste are affected. Here is a list of tastes I have tried to experience:

  • ✔️ Beef
  • ✔️ Butter
  • ❌ Cinnamon
  • ❌ Coffee
  • ❌ Garlic
  • ✔️ Hot sauce (mild flavor, heat persists mostly)
  • ✔️ Lemon Pepper
  • ✔️ Mint
  • ❌ Oregano
  • ❌ Tomato
  • ❌ Vinegar


Back around 2000-2001 when I was in college, I had gotten to know an Irish nun, Sister Clare Julian, who later became Sister Julianna Johanna. She had a pretty simple website, but the person who set it up for her was no longer able to maintain it. As a person who was involved in both the church and technology, I offered to help her with it. I managed to maintain it through many years and different hosts. I think the first one was Angelfire – that brings back some wild memories of all the amateur days of html.

I had always considered her website a sort of sacred space. Peaceful and personal, it was full of stories and memories that evoked feelings. It was simple and majestic.

The last time we spoke was in 2017. I lost touch of her after that. Sometime after January of 2020 the last webhost took the site down. I haven’t been able to reach her or find her since. All of her email accounts are closed. I decided to re-host her website as sort of a tribute to her legacy.

The Anchorhold Website (best viewed in Internet Explorer (embedded midi music), many external links are broken)

Why I left social media

Originally I got on Myspace/Facebook/Twitter somewhere around 2007-2009. It was nice and I met a few new people, found some people I already knew. Back in the early years it was pretty simple to use and really not all that intrusive.

Several years ago I had to fight it off as an addiction. Everyone I knew was on it, and I was on it all the time. I had stopped for a period of time altogether, and then after that I determined to use it only sparsely.

As I scroll through the Facebook news feed these days, all I see is clickbait, games, and advertisements. Nearly 1 out of every 3 “posts” on there was an advertisement. What’s worse is that all I see anyone share anymore is the same clickbait, games, and advertisements. Sometimes I see people post about their life, and that’s great, but it’s becoming the exception.

Too much negativity and arguments dominate the conversation. This is largely just a side effect of being on the web and the social-news that everyone consumes. To further this, there are algorithms in place which prioritize some content over other content. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but not something I care for.

So now, I’m starting my own platform, on my own terms. If you’re interested in what I’m interested in feel free to follow me here. I don’t want to advertise, I don’t want to unleash anything that I’m not about. This is going to be very clean and uncomplicated.