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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: sweet chilli chicken in a sandwich (wholemeal)

    Still quite breezy and cloudy out, but I think the sunny spells are getting longer and more frequent

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Cloudy with patches of blue. Breezy. Currently 18 degrees with a high of 20 expected. No rain forecast. Barometer down to 1011 mBar.

    Busy meeting-heavy start to the day and now it's all about updating documentation.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Wednesday apparently.

    Happily no dreams of new jobs last night, merely a dream of find a five centime coin whilst paying for something in the sub postoffice up the road.

    Dry (currently).

    Sunless.

    Grey.

    Cool in here vergining on chilly at 17.1 deg, 18 deg in the kitchen, 17 deg in the leanto.

    1006 mBar, 29.707 in Hg, 754.56 Torr, 14.59 psi (untapped), 79% RH (GDR hair), 74% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 3rd of October 2019 Xogg was misled to thinking Tonna lock was in Minnesota rather than a mile or so up the valley, boyo, NF was Having More Fun With Maps, this time the Pripyat Big Wheel, all of which led inevitably to mention of working for 3M and Things You Can Buy In Walmart, including a Winchester Model 70 (but only for hunting of course rather than generalised mass murder which is difficult with a bolt action rifle), following which there was more viewing of Jeremiah (well I'd bought the R1 dvds so had to get my money's worth like), whereas NF found a gammon steak in the freezer & had that For Tea, sans the pineapple ring since it was raining.

    Shopping trip to Tesco done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away, during which I met an old friend, asked how his mrs was, only to find she popped her clogs last September, a bit like finding one of my cousins had died purely by accident when googling the demise of a colleague from Siliconix.

    Then met some ex neighbours in Tesco and had a conversation with a chap I talk to in Penydre on my stagger back home.

    So that's 3 conversations in one day. . I can normally go weeks without that happening.

    Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

    Entertainment: TWATO. More or Less. The thing at 13:45.

    Veronica Mars S2 E20 "Look who's stalking".

    Tea:
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 13:02.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    A slow star by me meant we only managed 5.93km on our perambulation. Sunny and humid out.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny start with some lingering cloud of the kind that suggests the dodgy weather has cleared off. Maybe not for long though as the barometers remain dubious, being down to 996/1003mB. Temperature is currently 12°C and aiming for 17°

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's viewing was Police 999: Clear and Present Danger which all sounds very exciting. It isn't, though. It's one of those bodycam things, but it manages to render every incident it shows exceptionally tedious by constantly intercutting with ex-police talking heads, uttering platitudes you've heard a thousand times: "A police officer has to make a decision", "Members of the public may be in danger", "This is something every police officer has to deal with", on and on. Even when they're talking specifically about the incident in question (and it's obvious that they usually aren't) there's no additional insight beyond the standard clichés. Also, the programme makers use this cutting back and forth as an excuse to repeat the same bits of the action over and over again, so you'll see a couple of seconds of a copper waving his taser around (which, by the way, usually completely obscures any view of the person he's approaching, as the bodycams are worn on their chests), then waffle, then the same couple of seconds, then waffle from somebody else, then the same bit again! Honestly, they're milking about five minutes of actual stuff happening to make a programme that's an hour long. Not worth it

    Meanwhile in 1941, Hitler's personal physician is keeping himself in the chap's good books (and thus out of the hands of the Gestapo) by daily injections of ever-increasing doses of assorted drugs and other stuff. By 1944, apparently, he'll be using up to eighty different things that he mixes and matches in an attempt to address the symptoms of the day. Which very naturally leads to the question, was it this that caused Hitler's mental and physical decline over that period? An interesting hypothesis, and one which biographers apparently haven't considered, assuming that the medication was treating the decline.

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Severn Trent Water phoned earlier to check that my water pressure was OK now after the problem the other day. Nice of them to follow up on it, but they have my email address so I don't know why they couldn't just use that

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: beef short rib in Guinness gravy with chips and peas

    I definitely got that beef short rib recipe just right when I made that batch, so I hope I can remember what went in it next time

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    Shrinkflation!!
    I thought that, but then I vaguely remembered making the same mistake in the past - I think they do lamb mince in small and normal (i.e. the same as beef mince) sizes, for some reason (probably related to price).

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  • NickFitz
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    Lots of time on Teams today, because we're facing all kinds of partly administrative, partly technical hurdles for an important part of the project at the moment. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to convince an external supplier that there's a bug in their thing, somewhat hampered by our contact repeatedly just telling me what I should be doing, and me explaining that no, that doesn't work either, because they've got a bug. Looks like they've finally escalated it to their technical people, so maybe it'll get fixed now

    Meanwhile, the gardeners (for there are two) have been busy about the grounds all afternoon, despite frequent showers.

    And lunch was a bowl of Scotch broth

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