Just did something I couldn't have done a month ago - run an idea past a colleague before committing to it. Having colleagues can be handy.

Seriously, I have work right now, I am comissioning the artist who did my original avi to do an update. And she is totally on board with this and SQUEE!

Work + 

...in like 15 years. Obviously shows I don't need human contact beyond text, but it's nice to have it in limited, manageable amounts.

Even if I will have to hit the seroquel afterwards.

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Working through the weekend, but have definite end of week feels. Just had confirmation of a meeting in just under an hour (mid morning, Berlin time), just gives me time to make my partner's dinner, and eat the asparagus. Make myself a fishy cheesey omelette afterwards.

Sure is nice having colleagues again, and with a video call nearly every week (2 this week) it's the most contact I've had with people outside of the house/shopping/medical...

Work + 

Ah, I like questions like that. Our UX person just asked if my dictionary lookup utility can be used to change image alt text. Why yes, it can! It can even change text in JavaScript if you want.

And the dictionary lookups are in RAM, so FAST.

Ha, is it any wonder I get on well with my boss? Over on :birdsite:, calling Jeff Bozo a dick.


And WTF thought 3 hours is a good TTL for an A record? Obviously never had to do an emergency host swap.

It (the album The Crime of Suspense) is unmistakably Schulze's sequencing, although some details are
reminiscent of Toby Marks (Banco de Gaia), but Schulze was going a full two decades before Marks, so would be surprised if not an influence.

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I was just wondering what generation Klaus Schulze is. Very early boomer. He's been musically active since 1969 - 51 years. And still going strong.

Good Old 4 on the Floor (2000) youtube.com/watch?v=tTFL24VrOv

food, online purchasing 

I eat a lot of alfalfa sprouts, and was getting sick of dragging off down Port Road to the plant shop to pick up what few, overpriced packets they had.

No more. Buying direct. 3 x 100g packets comes with free postage.

Since I was doing such things, and it was finally not too hot outside, I also finally got round to taking the spare off and putting the repaired rear wheel back on.

I HATE doing car stuff, but at least I finally have the right tools.

Car tyres down a bit, as they do when the weather cools off. (20kPa!) Have a compressor, but no inflator (OK, I do, but I don't have the fittings to mate it to the delivery hose) and had no intention of using the hand pump and separate gauge, so treated myself to this.

Far more easy to read than multi-scale analogue gauge.


Coming up to 48 hours post flu vaccine. None of the "normal" reactions I get (when I do) but this is the second day of being very tired, weak, and pretty spaced out. Changing a car wheel knocked me for six, and that's using a trolley jack and rattle gun. Just lifting the bloody wheels.

If anyone needs it, I've just created a little Perl script that parses out ID, timestamp, tweet from a Twitter archive, and puts them into CSV.

auspost, auspol 

Following the senate enquiry, just wow. Holgate is getting support from right across the political spectrum. Even Hanson is being decent. But then it's throwing women under the bus, so unsurprising.

Really must get back to reading Kate's book.


I actually meant auspol, but got auto-corrected. But it was about Christine Holgate testifying, so not wrong. And Morrison is still a shit-gibbon.

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