So much for getting up early for my 0730 meeting. 0804 and it's still just me on the channel. Again.

Set myself as AWAY on Slack, so guess it really is bedtime. Goodnight!

work, alcohol 

I found out about a job that was supposed to be deployed today - at lunchtime. My Austrian colleague was online at 0300, his time, to tell me about it. When I finally caught up with my boss, he said it wasn't that urgent. Until he decided that it is.

So I'm back in the office after dinner, but with a bottle of Maclaren Valen GSM inside me.

I may need to caek.

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manilatimes.net/2021/11/29/exp

Australia returns mid C20th axe to Philippines.

Significant in itself, but there is a photo of a percussion instrument with interchangeable gongs which I want to know about, hear, AND HAVE A GO WITH. Also interested in the lute-like instrument in the background.

fire (not us) 

Fuck. Wallaroo pharmacy has burnt down. That was my partner's grandfather's business, her father grew up there.

Thankfully the display of old bottles that used to be a museum display there is safe and sound in our living room. GF's pestle and mortar is in the kitchen cupboard. I use it for grinding spices.

abc.net.au/news/2021-11-29/wal

What weighs 1.2kg, and is waiting for me at Kadina PO? The only thing I'm expecting is a box of vegetable crisps, and I don't think it's that heavy.

Makes me quite emotional, having enough topic-specific Finnish vocabulary to be able to read the important bits of band pages in Wikipedia

Going to have to resume my studies.

Currently enjoying Nahkiaisen tiedot puuttuvat (2014) by Kotka Rankki Ohutta Yläpilveä & Sakari Kukko

Thanks to @Stoori for the introduction to them!

Since discovering Karin Dreijer (aka Fever Ray) their former (with their brother) band The Knife was on my research list.

Have acquired their eponymous album and am very glad about this.

HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT LINDY FAY HELLA HAD A NEW ALBUM OUT?

About a month ago. On Bandcamp.

I've just remembered two good things:
* I've got the eponymous Fever Ray album on the way from the USA, and
* On Wednesday, I get to start the Beer Cartel advent calendar.

#AusPol 

Perrottet: "...working very closely with the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews..."

It's not often I read AusPol stuff and feel good about it, but bipartisan cooperation like this gives me hope.

Right now, in very human terms, I'm missing my former colleagues. But seriously appreciate my new ones, especially my boss!

Where vim came from. (The text editor, not the cleaning product.)

Oh, my goodness! I remember Elvis! I was using what I assume was AT&T vi licensed to IBM, distributed with AIX, back in about, ooh, '87-'88?

twobithistory.org/2018/08/05/w

I'd credit whoever posted the link in the first place, but I've gone back to May in my favourites, and can't find it. Have had the tab open for at least a couple of months, just got round to reading.

Getting to the stage in Golang where i get very few compile errors.

Whether the code works or not is a different matter entirely*, but very few compile errors.

*Because AWS.

cruel dreams, dogs, death 

In the midst of a weird and random dream (normal for me) Garth, the father of the pups, jumped up and gave me a "Garthy hug." Then I woke up in tears. He died two and a half years ago. Was always my little fluffy puppy.

I've been taking solace in his offspring, especially Jez, who is most like him in temperament (and coat colour, being the only black of the litter.)

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