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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.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 07:25.

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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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  • ladymuck
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    I can't tell if the time saver function made much difference as there's no timer display and life is too short to measure the cycle times.

    All bed linen laundered. Must remember to make the bed before bedtime.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    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.

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch has been corned beef and seedy bloomer butties

    And the mundane laundry has been done and draped

    I know the time saver button on my washing machine is only supposed to be for half loads. But it's possible other machines have more advanced time-saving capabilities

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  • cojak
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post


    Morning all

    Blue sky, some wispy and some fluffy clouds. Dry. Fresh breeze. Currently 14 degrees with a high of 16 expected. Barometer up to 1018 mBar.

    Bed stripped and airing. First load in the WM. Remembered to press the 'time saver' button to see how much time it actually saves.
    I’ve learnt from NF that you can only use these time saver buttons with light/half loads. I’ve stopped using them as I would have needed 2 loads at a time (I know, just do them more often).

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  • NickFitz
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    The injection site on the arm is a lot less painful today, though still a little sore

    Still feeling a bit more run down than I would expect normally though

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Blue sky, some wispy and some fluffy clouds. Dry. Fresh breeze. Currently 14 degrees with a high of 16 expected. Barometer up to 1018 mBar.

    Bed stripped and airing. First load in the WM. Remembered to press the 'time saver' button to see how much time it actually saves.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    A good night's sleep was had. No alarms set either

    It's patchy cloud out, so the sun comes and goes on a fairly rapid cycle. Currently 11°C, 16° on the cards for later, and the barometers are very slightly up at 1013/1021mB

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