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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    Gives you more time to focus on your upcoming move
    Gives me more time for the place to be repossessed because I can't pay the mortgage once I'm in there

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  • NickFitz
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    Links are up

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  • xoggoth
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    If you get a Moderna booster, I recommend clearing your diary for a couple of days afterward
    Had it last week and no problems at all. Tripped at top of wooden stairs yesterday in sister's Victorian house, slid all the way down and landed on tiled floor at bottom. Bit of a brooze on arm, else nowt at all. I am Superman!

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  • xoggoth
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    Just back from weekend with my sister towards Ludlow. Quite nice time with the old ratbag and met up for lunch with old workmate but driving there was nightmare! Just one traffic jam after another. Not sure I can face it again.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Looks like the possible gig continuing at the department through a different consultancy has fallen through - it seems they found someone internally, which I suspect is my civil servant colleague from last year's project, as she recently started contributing to the relevant repository

    Oh well, onwards and upwards!
    Gives you more time to focus on your upcoming move

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  • NickFitz
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    Looks like the possible gig continuing at the department through a different consultancy has fallen through - it seems they found someone internally, which I suspect is my civil servant colleague from last year's project, as she recently started contributing to the relevant repository

    Oh well, onwards and upwards!

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  • NickFitz
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    I've got to go to London on Thursday for an end-of-quarter wrap-up and then a next-quarter planning session, even though I'll only be there for ten more working days after that. But more importantly, we're all going for drinks afterwards to mark (celebrate?) my departure from the team, which originally would have been on that day.

    So this morning an email comes from the DM suggesting a place near the office where we could go: The Harp, Covent Garden

    Naturally, I have approved this choice most vigorously

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny, blue sky, lumps of fluff. Damp from overnight rain. Currently 13 degrees with a high of 15 expected. Low chance of rain but the barometer has dropped sharply to 1000 mBar so something's afoot.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Overnight rain made the walk a bit damp underfoot, but now the sun is starting to shine now.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    So much for getting a good night's sleep. Instead, and despite feeling so utterly knackered, I kept waking or half waking and then woke up fully around four nd didn't manage to get back to even somewhat broken sleep for absolutely ages

    On the bright side, although I'm still feeling very tired, I think it's less the vaccine side effects and more lack of proper sleep

    Sunnyish start but with a fair bit of cloud about and showers from time to time. Currently 12°C which it turns out is today's high; the barometers also seem unduly pessimistic, having plummeted 20 points to 992/1000mB since yesterday

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Damp.

    Dreary.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Gloomy.

    Chillier in here at 16.9 deg, 18 deg in the kitchen, 14 deg in the leanto.

    1001 mBar, 29.559 in Hg, 750.811 Torr, 14.518 psi, (down from 1010 last night), 73% RH.

    Monday.

    Telex machine glowing particularly brightly Roy, the light that shines twice as bright lasts half as long, glory in your time.

    Managed to sleep until 06:25 this morning, whereupon the dream about being late for a Finals Project Viva involving travelling down The Hill (from Ye Olde Sloughe of Desponde) on some sort of scatebooardy contraption.

    Very disturbing.



    Much ibuprofen gel employed to relieve the various pains due to the exertions over the weekend.

    Oh, look, back in 6th January 2019 I was off down the tip again again. Nothing fecking changes.

    Good to hear that Our Rog won't be entertaining the Poles.

    Shopping trip to Wilko (washing line & bags for the Orange Vax) and Morrisons done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away.

    Going through the discards from next door & endlessly pleased to find stuff addressed to me in the heap including expired Tesco vouchers.

    The most satisfying thing is scrunching up all the Tory party crap that next door gets with eager anticipation of fecking burning it all, especially that with the picture of Bunter, the fat toad ex of Downing street,

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

    More crap sorted.

    Freecell score: 91%, running average: 85% (84.91%).

    Created a list of semiconductors so I have a vague Idea of what's available. There's still another box to go through.

    Freecell score: 86%, running average 85%. .

    Wheeler Dealers S12 E20: clip show. .

    Abandoned engineering S10 E4 "Cowboy Mountain".

    Oak Island nutjobbery S9 E4 "Spoils Alert": since they're restricted re the swamp, it's full throttle in the money pit.

    Skin A&E
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 17:48.

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Still feeling very tired with this vaccine. If you get a Moderna booster, I recommend clearing your diary for a couple of days afterwards

    TV has been a new episode of 24 Hours in A&E. I was idly wondering why they changed the colour of the A and the E on the title from red in the early series to blue. Maybe it's the same shade of blue as the NHS logo?

    Anyway, getting a very early night now in the hope of feeling a bit more with it in the morning. I was trying to sort out the code for creating custom 3D models in SceneKit earlier by generating a Möbius strip using some equations I got off Wolfram Alpha, but the complexities of mapping the edges connecting the vertices into a single triangle strip (the most efficient data structure for the graphics hardware) proved too much for my addled brain this afternoon. Naturally, the solution presented itself to me clearly and as a whole a couple of minutes ago, but I'm too tired to implement it now so it's been scribbled down for future reference

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Been a while since I had a Sunday roast, especially on a Sunday, but I managed it today: roast lamb with the usual trimmings

    And I noticed in Sainsbury's on Thursday that whole shoulders are back. This was a half-shoulder I got the week before, but I recently discovered a load of already-roasted lamb leftovers at the back of the freezer, so I reckon I can get both Scotch broth and scouse out of the whole lot of it

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Wash everything on "Economy" set to 40 deg C.

    Never ever use "Cottons" coz it takes halfway to forever, or 3.5 hours whichever is slower.
    I mostly use "Quick Wash", which is 30° and about 35 minutes and seems adequate for average purposes. If stuff needs a bit more of a clean, I'll upgrade to "Synthetics" which is 40° and takes a bit over an hour. And for stuff that tends to get a bit musty between washes like towels, I'll go for the "Cottons" cycle, which is 60° and getting on for two hours - but I have to remember to change the spin down from 1600rpm, which always feels like it's going to bring down the kitchen in the flat below, to 800rpm

    The "Time Saver" button knocks about half-an-hour off IIRC, though I don't think it can be used for the Quick Wash.

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