My Feathered Colleague
Working from home for the last 18 months has been interesting to say the least. I started working from home regularly in March 2020, when COVID-19 made its appearance in Calgary, AB. It was a scary time. My 11-year-old daughter at the time didn’t leave the house for an entire 6 weeks. We lived in a 3-bedroom apartment at that time, and no kidding, she didn’t even go outside on the balcony because she was so scared to get sick.
My Name is Kia
My name is Kia and this is my story. I was born on April 3rd 2018 in South Indian Lake, Manitoba. I was born with 2 sisters and 4 brothers. My birth mother is a dog. I don't really remember what she looks like, but I remember the smell of her warm milk and the feel of her furry warm body.
Kuo knew he shouldn't have joined the group on the dark web that he did. He was bored one night though and so started perusing the online communities looking for something that caught his interest. He happened on a chat about banks. He lived in China. Communist and oppressive. They watched everything that everyone did. The government had complete control over every part of the Chinese person's life. Their money, financial security, food, prosperity, thoughts. The news was full of propaganda and no one had the freedom to do anything. Everything that wasn't approved of by the state was done in secrecy. So Kuo knew he could get into deep shit. A hole he could never dig himself out of. Perhaps it was the excitement of getting caught is what led him back to the online group over and over again. There they would have open discussions about politics, how things would be so different without the heavy boot of the state. There were other members from different countries of course. Some from the United States, Canada, Mozambique, France, Poland. Many different nationalities but with all the same like minded thoughts. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. He had started to talk to 3 other people regularly. All he knew about their identities were their screen names. LagunaSnizzard289, Yolomarken156, Frakenbrake856. The four of them would have their own chat sessions. Lately they would talk about how it would be great to have a way to make money that no one could trace. They started to punt ideas around. All their backgrounds were in coding and networks. Kuo was the one who came up with the idea of "mining". LagunaSnizzard289 came up with the idea of peer-to-peer networking. Yolomarken156 came up with block-chains. Kuo was the one who started to play around with the code.