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    Sticky: Lunch: Heinz oxtail soup, with wholemeal toast...

    Lunch: Heinz oxtail soup, with wholemeal toast :tongue
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    Sticky: Better than nowt I suppose :ohwell

    Better than nowt I suppose :ohwell
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    Sticky: I don't know if they do it here, but in the USA,...

    I don't know if they do it here, but in the USA, UPS plan each delivery so that there are no left turns (equivalent to right turns here). They reckon they save millions of dollars in fuel every year...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: It's a weird one. Could it be a relative? Some...

    It's a weird one. Could it be a relative? Some branch of the family you've lost touch with? :confused:
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    Sticky: Good luck! :ohwell

    Good luck! :ohwell
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out again;...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out again; currently 16°C, forecast to hit 21° later :grey
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    Sticky: Back to the telly tonight for ST:TNG S4E16,...

    Back to the telly tonight for ST:TNG S4E16, Galaxy's Child (TV Episode 1991). It's a pretty good one :)

    Either a nearby arms dump has just blown up or somebody's let off a bunch of fireworks but...
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    Sticky: Pie day here too: Pukka chicken and mushroom,...

    Pie day here too: Pukka chicken and mushroom, with chips, peas and gravy. Very nice indeed :tongue
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    Sticky: Not much of a recommendation then? :laugh

    Not much of a recommendation then? :laugh
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    Sticky: [waits with bated breath]

    [waits with bated breath]
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    Sticky: Lunch has been a roast pork and apple sauce...

    Lunch has been a roast pork and apple sauce sandwich (wholemeal bread) :tongue
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    Sticky: The Apple Watch uses haptics to tap you on the...

    The Apple Watch uses haptics to tap you on the wrist at ten to the hour to remind you to stand up and move around a bit if you haven't already in that hour, until you've closed the blue ring for the...
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    Sticky: Apple Watch - Close Your Rings - Apple (UK)...

    Apple Watch - Close Your Rings - Apple (UK) :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
  16. Thread: AWS outage

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    FWIW I was working all afternoon and much of the...

    FWIW I was working all afternoon and much of the evening on an EC2 VM and RDS database instance both located in eu-west-1 and didn't notice any problems.
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out, 14°C with...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out, 14°C with 16° defined as our goal for the day, and the odd light shower passing through at the moment :ind

    Several flies in the kitchen despite the window...
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    Sticky: No telly besides Ambulance whilst dining, as I...

    No telly besides Ambulance whilst dining, as I continued to read They Thought They Were Free :nerd

    Can't spot any flies in the kitchen now, though there's no guarantee they aren't hiding...
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    Sticky: The contents of the kitchen bin don't keep so...

    The contents of the kitchen bin don't keep so well in the warmer weather, so I carted the bin bag out the back. Could easily have got a few more days' worth in there if I'd tamped it down, but a...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue
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    Sticky: Maybe a few months without ready access to her...

    Maybe a few months without ready access to her due to lockdown made her realise she doesn't need to be so close after all?
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    Sticky: Celebrating having finally sorted out a weird set...

    Celebrating having finally sorted out a weird set of issues by having a (small) bag of BBQ flavour Hula Hoops :tongue
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    Sticky: Scaffolding going up in the alleyway at the far...

    Scaffolding going up in the alleyway at the far end of whatever that space out the back is called. They must be doing the roof on the first house on the side road there, which was built around the...
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    Sticky: Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with...

    Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with the usual bits of bread. Just the thing for the drab, grey day it's turned into now :tongue
  25. Thread: Facemasks

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    Nobody's suggesting people wear masks...

    Nobody's suggesting people wear masks continuously.
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Good find! :yay:

    Good find! :yay:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Thin high cloud, of...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Thin high cloud, of the kind that lets direct sunlight through but in a diluted form; I think it's expected to thicken later, and the current 16°C is unlikely to be...
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    Sticky: Another TV-free night (apart from Ambulance...

    Another TV-free night (apart from Ambulance during dinner), as I continued reading They Thought They Were Free. It's an interesting exploration of the attitudes, beliefs, motivations and so on of...
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    Sticky: Tea has been M&S non-chunky breaded haddock, with...

    Tea has been M&S non-chunky breaded haddock, with chips and beans. I tried the thing of snapping one of the fillets in half to make a bigger portion, and it worked out just right :tongue
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    Sticky: It definitely seems to wait for me to emerge...

    It definitely seems to wait for me to emerge before prostrating itself before me :D
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    It's not Chrome: Adobe are killing Flash, so...

    It's not Chrome: Adobe are killing Flash, so there'll be no Flash for Chrome to support in the first place :)

    Here's a history of it: The rise and fall of Adobe Flash | Ars Technica :nerd
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    Sticky: And done :) Naturally, it started raining as...

    And done :)

    Naturally, it started raining as soon as I was twenty yards or so down the road :laugh
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    Sticky: I suppose I'd better go and walk round the block...

    I suppose I'd better go and walk round the block or something to get this green ring sorted out :eyes
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    Sticky: Feeling very meh today for some reason :eyes ...

    Feeling very meh today for some reason :eyes

    Maybe I can no longer function adequately without having been on the exercise bike? :eek:
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    Sticky: 98%, 62bpm :smokin

    98%, 62bpm :smokin
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    Sticky: No exercise bicycling today. Instead, I've been...

    No exercise bicycling today. Instead, I've been for a walk :)

    Unfortunately, I somehow managed to get the fitness app on pause for a good chunk of it, meaning the green ring is still some way from...
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    Sticky: Lunch: sausage and bacon sandwiched in buttered...

    Lunch: sausage and bacon sandwiched in buttered wholemeal toast :tongue

    Still cloudy here, but no sign of any showers :)
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DL

    The lockdown continues here, apparently. Seems a lot busier outside than it was back at the end of March, though :rolleyes:


    How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: High cloud out, 17°C...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    High cloud out, 17°C heading for 20°, and a very small chance of the odd shower at various times during the day and evening :)
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    Sticky: Apart from a bit of Ambulance whilst eating I...

    Apart from a bit of Ambulance whilst eating I didn't bother with any telly tonight. Read a bit of They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-1945.

    And now, an early night :)

    Goodnight all...
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    Sticky: Light supper of a piece of the apple tart with...

    Light supper of a piece of the apple tart with flaked almonds on top that I made a while back and froze, accompanied by salted caramel and honeycomb ice cream :tongue



    I enjoyed that when I...
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    Sticky: Having neglected to have any more than a bag of...

    Having neglected to have any more than a bag of crisps for lunch, I was extremely peckish, so I've had my tea a lot earlier than usual: a nice fry-up :tongue

    And the exercise-related clothing was...
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    Sticky: Zoom call done. It was suggested we might change...

    Zoom call done. It was suggested we might change to juts doing them once a month, incorporating the New Zealanders, but just after the suggestion was mooted my niece turned up late, and we never got...
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    Sticky: Family Zoom call in a while. There's no Monkey...

    Family Zoom call in a while. There's no Monkey Life on this week, so that will have to do :ohwell

    Though I've just remembered there's one I missed during last week's call sitting on the huge,...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    There's a bit of a breeze blowing through the window. Quite refreshing :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Sunny and...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Sunny and Simpsonesque out, and just hit 20°C :glasses
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    Sticky: I once recorded it when it was on the telly, but...

    I once recorded it when it was on the telly, but never got round to watching it. It seems I saved some precious time :ohwell

    First up tonight here was a film I've not seen in many years: The Birds...
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    Sticky: For many years it's been entertaining to watch...

    For many years it's been entertaining to watch the utter bafflement of Americans on Twitter when all the European users suddenly start banging on about Eurovision for a night :laugh
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