I know exactly what I was doing on 9th April 2020. I was worrying about open-sourcing the NHS Covid Tracing app. I was worrying about tech standards for booking test slots. I was worrying if I'd ever see my family and friends again. I was worrying if the NHS websites would contain enough semantic HTML to be useful. I was worrying if the security of 3rd party sites was up to snuff. I was worrying about the Inevitable Pubic Inquiry. I was worrying worrying worrying late into the night.
Today is the 100th day of 2020.
Feels like the hundredth month.
— Terence Eden (@edent) April 9, 2020
I know exactly what I was doing on 9th April 2021. Shortly after midday, a lovely NHS worker jabbed me in the arm, and filled my veins with an efficacious cocktail of... Well, let's just agree to call it magic, eh?
Sure, there will be a few days of feeling rough. And there's a few weeks until immunity kicks in. And a few months until the second dose. And a few more until we can all go to the pub and toast our missing friends.
But, for the first time in over a year, I can feel my worry easing.