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    Sticky: WlmS :eek:

    Ouch![/QUOTE]

    WlmS :eek:
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    Sticky: Just remembered I have teacakes in the freezer!...

    Just remembered I have teacakes in the freezer! So instead of lunch I’m going to have afternoon tea, with a toasted teacake dripping with butter :tongue
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    Sticky: Might be a good plan :)

    Might be a good plan :)
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    Sticky: Quick nip to Sainsbury’s done, as the forecast...

    Quick nip to Sainsbury’s done, as the forecast shows a high probability of rain throughout the day tomorrow :)

    Haven’t had any lunch as I can’t decide what to have. I’ll probably end up just...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Quite sunny out...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Quite sunny out :glasses

    No evidence that I’ve seen of any snow here, other than a slight dampness about the pavements. There was some rain in the early hours, and I...
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    Sticky: They do that - and not in an enjoyable way,...

    They do that - and not in an enjoyable way, usually :ohwell

    Tonight saw a triple dose of Forbrydelsen - S1E8, S1E9, and S1E10 - as that brought me to the halfway point. When it was first shown in...
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    Sticky: For tea tonight, chicken madras (out of the...

    For tea tonight, chicken madras (out of the freezer; judging by the date, this is with the Sainsbury’s own brand sauce, rather than the Patak’s) with the usual rice and naan. Very tasty, rather zingy...
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    Sticky: Just popped out the back to deposit the kitchen...

    Just popped out the back to deposit the kitchen bin bag in the bin, and it’s bitterly cold out there - officially 3°C but feeling much colder, even with my warm coat on :frown

    However: still quite...
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    Sticky: Got a bedding wash done :tumble:

    Got a bedding wash done :tumble:
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    Sticky: Ouch! :eek: I had a similar thing to the...

    Ouch! :eek:

    I had a similar thing to the “bang” when I pulled a muscle in the same place a few years ago while rushing to get down the front path while the pedestrian crossing was showing the...
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    Sticky: Yes, just the potassium arm :) I assumed it...

    Yes, just the potassium arm :)

    I assumed it was high like last year, which is usually down to them messing up the tests, but apparently it was slightly low, which is usually down to one's kidneys...
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    Sticky: And back again :)

    And back again :)
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    Sticky: Off to the doc’s :wave:

    Off to the doc’s :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out, but a bit of...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out, but a bit of sunshine starting to peep through occasionally. Only 3°C out there though :frown

    Off to next door for further blood extraction in thirty-five...
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    Sticky: Indeed. Your telly’s probably got the app already...

    Indeed. Your telly’s probably got the app already installed, or available from its app store; or if not the telly itself, any recent Blu-ray player (and probably recent DVD players, if they still...
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    Sticky: And so it came to pass: M&S chunky battered sea...

    I’ve been trying to decide what to have for tea. Adding whatever the M&S battered chunky fish in the freezer is to the list of options now :)[/QUOTE]

    And so it came to pass: M&S chunky battered...
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    Sticky: A gritter just went past, so somebody’s fallen...

    A gritter just went past, so somebody’s fallen for the hype :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: The first two seasons are also on Amazon Prime...

    The first two seasons are also on Amazon Prime Video, if one has that - no ads! :D
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    Sticky: Just remembered I’ve got to pop next door for the...

    Just remembered I’ve got to pop next door for the blood test replay tomorrow morning :eyes

    At least it’s not until 10:50 this time, and I don’t have to fast.
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    The snow radar is promising nothing better than...

    The snow radar is promising nothing better than “sleet/wet snow” here but, looking outside, we don’t even seem to be getting that :ohwell
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    Sticky: I’ve been trying to decide what to have for tea....

    I’ve been trying to decide what to have for tea. Adding whatever the M&S battered chunky fish in the freezer is to the list of options now :)
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    Sticky: Still mainly cloudy out, though the rain seems to...

    Still mainly cloudy out, though the rain seems to have been a temporary thing. But now the weather app is muttering about snow at teatime! :eek:

    Seems unlikely, as it’s also foretelling a...
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    One our older members might remember: Baby Peggy...

    One our older members might remember: Baby Peggy Dead: Silent Film Star Was 101 | Hollywood Reporter
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    Sticky: Zingy chicken and lentil soup for lunch, with...

    Zingy chicken and lentil soup for lunch, with wholemeal bread :tongue

    It’s clouding over rather here, but not in a rainy way. And as soon as I’d typed that I looked over at the window, and a...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Bright sunny day, with...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Bright sunny day, with some fluffiness scattered about in a scenic kind of way :)

    Quiet chilly though at 5°C and feeling colder when I poked my nose out of the kitchen...
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    Sticky: They went quite quickly last time, in about ten...

    They went quite quickly last time, in about ten minutes or so. But they took about half an hour before heading off this time. No idea what any of that signifies :ohwell

    Tonight’s viewing has been...
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    Sticky: Ambulance outside next door but one, or possibly...

    Ambulance outside next door but one, or possibly but two :bluelight

    I vaguely recall them paying a nighttime visit there a few weeks ago. Must be a malingerer living there :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue And I’m pleased...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    And I’m pleased to see a new series of Hospital on iPlayer. Always enjoyable watching my fellow Scousers being sliced up by surgeons while I’m eating my dinner :)
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    Good news - it may be more than just a...

    Good news - it may be more than just a respiratory infection:



    :sick

    Source: https://pubsonline.informs.org/do/10.1287/orms.2020.02.01/full/
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    FTFY ;) For the “how”, try the original paper:...

    FTFY ;)

    For the “how”, try the original paper: A3_6 Tribbling Times | Hodnett | Physics Special Topics :)
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    Sticky: Lunch has been a breaded chicken fillet in a...

    Lunch has been a breaded chicken fillet in a wholemeal bap, with red sauce :tongue
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Bench vol. DXXX

    The last Monday of February. Soon be spring! :)


    The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See - Michael Finkel meets Daniel Kish, whose eyes were removed before he was 13 months old and who navigates...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Rainy grey day here;...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Rainy grey day here; 9°C :ind
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    Sticky: Back on the Danish again tonight with...

    Back on the Danish again tonight with Forbrydelsen S1E2 and S1E3 :bluelight

    And as “forbrydelsen” actually means “the crime” in Danish (not “the killing”) and the subtitles showed a character...
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    Sticky: Really nice tea of steak & ale casserole,...

    Really nice tea of steak & ale casserole, crinkle-cut chips, and peas :tongue

    I was going to have potato wedges but I haven’t got any reserves thereof and I couldn’t be bothered to make any, as...
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    Sticky: And it’s turned into quite a pleasant-looking...

    And it’s turned into quite a pleasant-looking afternoon out there now :)
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    Sticky: Lunch has been a bowl of the new zingy chicken,...

    Lunch has been a bowl of the new zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup, and very nice it was. I had thought I might have made it a bit too zingy this time, but it turns out it's just zingy enough...
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Occasional glimmers...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Occasional glimmers of sun poking through the clouds, and the rain has stopped, but it’s very windy still :tumble:

    Snow later in the week, allegedly, so there’s that...
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    Sticky: Tonight’s first feature was one I started...

    Tonight’s first feature was one I started watching ages ago and decided I wasn’t in the mood for (in less than eleven minutes, it seems) but which I knew I wanted to try again when I was in the mood...
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    Sticky: The soup has been harvested, yielding (after...

    The soup has been harvested, yielding (after being reduced a bit because I added a little more water than needed) six generous bowlsworth :D

    All divvied up and cooling in the kitchen now, ready to...
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    Sticky: Dinner was from the Chinese, as usual, and very...

    Dinner was from the Chinese, as usual, and very nice, as usual :tongue

    One thing was not usual though. A few times over the last six weeks or so there’s been a pleasant young woman there too; I...
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    Nah, it’s all good :) I liked the ST; good...

    Nah, it’s all good :)

    I liked the ST; good machine. I implemented Forth on it :nerd
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    I’d start the school's PDP-8/e by inputting the...

    I’d start the school's PDP-8/e by inputting the machine code bootstrap for the high-speed punched paper tape reader in binary, via the toggle switches on the front :D
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    Sticky: The weather app finally thought to update itself...

    The weather app finally thought to update itself and now more accurately reflects what’s going on out there :rolleyes:

    In the meantime, I had to nip to Iceland for some carrots, which I forgot at...
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    Sticky: It occasionally moans a bit, and today is a day...

    It occasionally moans a bit, and today is a day when I feel creaky enough not to be scrabbling around behind the telly :)
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    I was always an Acorn guy myself, though when I...

    I was always an Acorn guy myself, though when I was working as a games programmer later in the 1980s I did the 16-bit stuff (MS-DOS, ST, Amiga). But I learned a fair amount about the Spectrum from my...
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    Sticky: The sky is completely overcast, the wind is going...

    The sky is completely overcast, the wind is going berserk, and there are frequent heavy showers. Meanwhile, the weather app insists that it’s only partly cloudy, the wind has dropped since lunchtime,...
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    Sticky: Lateish lunch of a nice fry-up :tongue I...

    Lateish lunch of a nice fry-up :tongue

    I thought the sausages’ Use By date was today, but it turns out it was yesterday. But they smelled fine raw, and tasted great cooked, so I daresay it’ll be...
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    Sticky: The ZX Spectrum Next has finally arrived, nearly...

    The ZX Spectrum Next has finally arrived, nearly three years after I backed it on Kickstarter: https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/general/136753-zx-spectrum-next-unboxing.html :nerd
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