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  • NickFitz
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    Late-ish lunch: a roast pork and apple sauce bap

    Sunny out now - well, it has been for a while

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  • WTFH
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    Fire lit.
    The DogTW has had a short walk and is happy.
    More logs have been brought in.
    A few branches have been removed from the largest of the apple trees to get it read to bring out the chainsaws.

    ​​​​​​….and now my right shoulder is too sore to do anything else, so I’m settling down to Watch S2:E2 of Young Montalbano.

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  • NickFitz
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    Back to the old flat, whence I thought I'd carried off the last of the old computer mags, though I remembered on the way back that there's a few more in a box under some old files. Ah well, I can get them next trip; I reckon they'll just be one more box once separated out, or even less.

    Today's haul turned out to be two boxes against yesterday's three. But given how they crippled me then, I adopted the tactic I used with the books of bringing them down in carrier bags and packing them in the car. Can't remember, but I think it was four or five trips.

    And having unpacked them at this end, I can confirm that had I ever got around to putting them in the bottom shelves of the bookcases as planned, they would have fitted just nicely (including the ones yet to come) rather than spending years sitting in piles, taking up valuable space I could have used for other purposes

    Anybody remember Dragon, famous for the Dragon 32 and 64, making a business machine? It came out the same month that PCW reviewed the Sinclair QL, and presumably vanished again not long after

    Oh, and in among them all, I discovered this dusty artefact from c. 2000AD:
    Cover of a brochure for Modemetric Limited, a now-defunct electronics company based in Cheltenham.

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  • WTFH
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    Fire set, but not lit yet. Smoked mackerel pate made for lunch. Cider lees sourdough underway. Should be ready to eat for lunch tomorrow. I’ve reduced the water content to see if that makes for a better shape of loaf

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Another frosty start but not as cold as yesterday. I think there may have been a snow shower overnight too. Anyway, when I got up there was still traces of frost on the cedar, roofs, cars and lawns; but most of them have gone now. Even the cars which were never defrosted yesterday (due to not being used and being parked where they didn't get any sun) seem to have thawed. Currently 2°C and later we may be basking in 4°, and the barometers are up a bit at 984/993mB. And the sun has started coming out intermittently

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    The car earlier was an even worse clip show than usual because they didn't even show any work being done; so that was largely ignored. And various gold hunters came to satisfactory conclusions to their seasons. The antiques bloke was then allowed to ramble on in the background, because I was reading stuff online and couldn't be bothered to turn the telly off.

    Later: S1E1 of the Apple TV+ series Severance: Good News About Hell (TV Episode 2022). This is about a bunch of people who've voluntarily undergone a procedure that completely separates their memories inside and outside work: when they're at work they can't remember anything about their lives, while outside work they can't remember anything about what they do there. The work itself appears to involve mundane data processing, but it seems likely there'll turn out to be something more nefarious going on…

    I was going to also start S2 of The Handmaid's Tale but decided I was tired so I'd go to bed instead

    Goodnight all
    ChatGPT will take over all the mundane data manipulation, the managers will just type in what they want and AI will deliver it for them. Look forward to a Dilbertesque future with PHB elected CEO.

    reminds me of the Danny Dyer flick

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance_(film)

    don't worry as the synopsis indicates you aren't missing much apart from a grinning cockney and sad sex jokes.

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  • WTFH
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    Stopped snowing now. Might light the fire, but we’ll need more logs for this afternoon.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny and bright. Frosty. High level wispy fluff. Currently 0 degrees ('feels like' -3). Barometer up to 998 mBar.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning if as such it might be defined rather than the middle of the night.

    Wednesday.

    Dark. Very Dark.

    Dank. Very Dank.

    Dreary. Very Dreary.

    Wet Wet Wet.

    Sunless.

    Grey.

    Cold in here at 10.7 deg, 10.5 deg in the kitchen, 4 deg in the leanto.

    998 mBar, 29.471 in Hg, 748.56 Torr, 14.47477 psi, (up from 993.5 last night), 68% RH (GDR hair), 59% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile in the preplague days of 15th April 2019 WTFH's dog was feeling better, which was good.

    Just spent 10 minutes attempting to log into this box with the password for a completely different account and being puzzled why it didn't work. .

    I think the brain rot has arrived. Ho hum. .

    The anthurium is looking completely fecked, but the ferns are doing well.

    Very unpleasant out there: cold, raw, pavements very slippery. Wish I'd stayed in bed.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it turns out that Sis & Niece are, in fact, due next Wednesday rather than today. I wonder if that's enough time to find the birthday cards I've put safe somewhere.

    And I've spent at least 25 minutes cleaning the place up a bit so there's two chairs to sit on rather than one.

    Lunch: poached tomato and scrambled egg on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of toast, yellow corner yog, 0.91*1.66 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Y&Y.

    Freecell score: 86%, running average 85%.

    Tea: chicken in white sauce with rice n peas, some apricot halves, a yog, 0.91*1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Wheeler Dealers S16 E16: the final clip show of the Septic seasons. .

    Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain: Water & Boilers.

    Joy of Painting E5/26. More seascapes. .

    Ferne Britain wandering around that Cornwall. Visited the Lizard.

    Dr Pimplepopper. chap with a large lump on his adam's apple. lady with a large bump on her forehead. Lady with hailey hailey disease psoriasis, and some other nasty thing.

    Who do you think you are? Jack & Michael Whitehall.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 18 January 2023, 22:40.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

    It’s snowing.

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