The Wisdom Of The Walking Cane in the Age of COVID-19.
There is a book called '49 uses for a Walking Stick by Frank Hopkinson (2019). I would like to add a few more. <clears throat>.... Ahem.
50. Pushing ATM/Elevator buttons
51. Enforcing Social Distancing in shops
52. Carrying shopping bags at arm's length
53. Poking sick people lying on the ground to see if they are dead
54. Tap your forehead/hat brim instead of shaking hands.
55. Whacking the modem when the NBN freezes again
56. your turn:
A wee reminder to the folks diving into Zoom, Slack and other "free" proprietary services... remember, they can & do change their terms at their whim, suddenly. If you build systems around these tools, realise you'll eventually have to pay through the nose or work out how to bear the pain of changing your systems to a more cost-effective option in future. I can guarantee it.
The internet really was once shut down for #maintenance on April 1, 1974 but due to poor coding, the process is still running. A #temporary internet intended only to cover a short outage window runs to this day.
The task will be complete and the real internet returned to service in early 2031 - if nobody trips over the #cable AGAIN, Kevin.
Right. So my quarantine-almost-jobless plan is:
1.) Write the 3 conference papers that I've been wanting to write
2.) Learn C++
3.) Start a business that I can keep growing even after we emerge from hibernation and eventually leave forever the awful hell that is Consulting Engineering.
4.) Lose 15 kg
5.) Learn the Blues Harmonica
I came here to build two things, a warp drive and utopia, and I'm all outta warp drives
@space_cadet it's just another factor encouraging me to remain indoors now.
The next time you are feeling inadequate, or are letting your ego get too big, this guy was a Medical Doctor, a Navy Seal and an Astronaut by age 35.
@space_cadet I might have actually had the paper I'm presenting published by then 😄
ScoMo hasn't shut Australia down because he is a religious fanatic who believes that Hope is some kind of magical force that he can command and control and twist its energy into a force field of good luck that will pervade the island continent of Australia and keep all the good white Christians safe and sound and ready to die on command when the time is right, when Jesus 2.0 is installed and says "OK all my thralls, pack your Bibles in your backpacks, we're all going on a holiday in the sky."
Lover of science fiction, astronomy and space engineering.
Fat, middle-aged nerd.
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