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    Sticky: Possibly so, though one would hope that a woman...

    Possibly so, though one would hope that a woman in her eighties had managed to garner at least a vague understanding of how disease transmission happens :ohwell
  2. I think you need to buy his book for the rest :)...

    I think you need to buy his book for the rest :)

    Or watch the film, of course: 127 Hours (2010)
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    Sticky: I assume that was the idea; create that...

    I assume that was the idea; create that ambivalence about whether it's his ghost come to take revenge, and so on :)
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :)

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :)
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    Sticky: The freeholder is his mum; strictly speaking, he...

    The freeholder is his mum; strictly speaking, he and his sister are the management company :D

    I'll mention it to him, but I'm not even sure it's one of ours. It was towards the road rather than...
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    Sticky: There was a rat roaming around the front garden...

    There was a rat roaming around the front garden earlier :frown
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    Sticky: Nice vapour trail in the clear blue sky showing a...

    Nice vapour trail in the clear blue sky showing a slight course correction by United Airlines flight 900 (Heathrow to San Francisco) as it passed overhead at 36,000 feet :)
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    KUATB :rolleyes:

    KUATB :rolleyes:
  9. Lots more info about the IBM PC cassette port,...

    Lots more info about the IBM PC cassette port, including a bunch of good stuff in the comments: Software spotlight: Cassette software for the IBM PC — WinWorld :nerd
  10. Yes, there seems to be a lot going on up there at...

    Yes, there seems to be a lot going on up there at the moment :)
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    Sticky: A little tale of how well pandemic control...

    A little tale of how well pandemic control measures are going in the northwest.

    My Mum was just telling me about a phone call this morning with an old friend of hers up on Merseyside. Another...
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    Sticky: Scotch broth and wholemeal bread for lunch...

    Scotch broth and wholemeal bread for lunch :tongue

    Still sunny out, but chilly with it :frown
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
  14. Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DLXIX

    Trial results announced today show that ignoring the nonsense happening in the world and reading this lot instead is 96% effective at taking your mind off it all :)


    Trapped - ”Deep inside a...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, with some...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, with some thin wisps of high cloud :glasses

    Cold out, mind: about 3°C, though it's rapidly climbing to the day's target of 8° now. Thick frost on the roof of...
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    Sticky: No telly tonight, other than one of those police...

    No telly tonight, other than one of those police shows that are endlessly repeated while I was eating.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Chilly out (about 4°C apparently), but Orion is...

    Chilly out (about 4°C apparently), but Orion is looking very sparkly as he rises in the east :)
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    Sticky: Tea has been sausages and bacon sandwiched in...

    Tea has been sausages and bacon sandwiched in buttered sesame bloomer toast. Delicious and nutritious :tongue
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    Sticky: Not at all in the mood for exercising today, but...

    Not at all in the mood for exercising today, but it would be a shame to end my unbroken run since late May so: exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Leftover Chinese for lunch: a bit of crispy duck,...

    Leftover Chinese for lunch: a bit of crispy duck, and some beef chow mein quickly refried with lashings of soy sauce :tongue
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Sunny and rather...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Sunny and rather Simpsonesque out :)

    Only 9°C though, which is as good as it's going to get :ohwell

    But Monkey Life S2 is on! :yay:
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    Sticky: A rewatch of something I haven't seen since I...

    A rewatch of something I haven't seen since I don't know when, but probably the 1980s and possibly even the 1970s, was first on tonight's schedule: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), in which cowboy stuff...
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    Sticky: Very nice it was, as always; the beef chow mein...

    Very nice it was, as always; the beef chow mein was particularly tasty :tongue

    And the rain had stopped for the walk back :)

    Busyness: unknown as Janet was doing stuff in the kitchen; but one...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :) It’s raining :ohwell

    In the Chinese :)

    It’s raining :ohwell
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    Sticky: Just had a couple of raspberry jam doughnuts to...

    Just had a couple of raspberry jam doughnuts to tide me over :tongue
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    Sticky: All of them! :tongue

    All of them! :tongue
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day, but dry...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day, but dry and a positively baking 12°C :grey
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    Sticky: First up on the previously watched tonight was...

    First up on the previously watched tonight was The Black Stuff (TV Movie 1980), which I first watched when it was first broadcast in 1980 (though the copyright date is 1978, broadcast having been...
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    Sticky: Well, once it was finally done it turned out...

    Well, once it was finally done it turned out exceptionally nice, accompanied by a few rounds from the end of a sesame bloomer :tongue

    Five more large bowlfuls are now cooling, getting ready to...
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    Sticky: Pressure cooking done; now reducing… :tumble:

    Pressure cooking done; now reducing… :tumble:
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    Sticky: As I often do, I've messed up the timing of the...

    As I often do, I've messed up the timing of the scouse and it won't be ready until about an hour after I was hoping to eat it. I really must remember to factor in prep time and so on :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: I did wonder about Sainsbury's here, as strictly...

    I did wonder about Sainsbury's here, as strictly speaking it's about a mile outside the city boundary. But they never put up any roadblocks at the crossroads where the border is located so I figured...
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    Sticky: Ah, but which potatoes? That is the question. The...

    Ah, but which potatoes? That is the question. The ones from Ayrshire make such excellent chips that I'm loath to use them in a stew. I bought another bag today which are from Fife; as they are an...
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    Sticky: The shoulder of lamb has been dissected, and the...

    The shoulder of lamb has been dissected, and the bones thereof are pressure cooking in the InstantPot™ with assorted pieces of vegetable matter, the diced meat lurking in the fridge for now. Once...
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    Sticky: By the way, the recycling bins were done in the...

    By the way, the recycling bins were done in the end, but this week it was the crew that leaves them on the side road blocking the gate rather than bringing them back in as nature (and the council)...
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay: :banana:

    :yay: :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Thinking about it, I've just watched a few...

    Thinking about it, I've just watched a few YouTube videos about changing the battery in a Corolla of its year range, and none of them mentioned anything about it.

    Then again, most of them seem to...
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    Sticky: The Orion has a magic number (I've changed its...

    The Orion has a magic number (I've changed its battery several times), but the Corolla hasn't needed one so far when it's gone flat. Maybe disconnecting the battery is different from it just being...
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    Sticky: Shopping done! :banana: I was able to get a...

    Shopping done! :banana:

    I was able to get a particularly fine specimen of Big Chicken, so I can finally get around to making a new batch of chicken & barley soup next week. And most importantly,...
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    Sticky: Rain's arrived :frown

    Rain's arrived :frown
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    Sticky: Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with...

    Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with wholemeal bread :tongue
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    Sticky: No sign of the recycling bins being done when I...

    No sign of the recycling bins being done when I popped out earlier. Maybe the jobsworth crew is on this week? Looking on the side road, there's one empty bin that might have been empty anyway, and...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Overcast grey day out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Overcast grey day out, only 6°C and not expected to reach double figures, and rain likely to start any time now and continue through the day :frown

    Still, it's Friday so...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing, apart from Zoomdown, started...

    Tonight's viewing, apart from Zoomdown, started with Powering Britain - Series 1: Biomass about Drax power station.

    And then it was on to Life on Mars S2E1 which included several anachronisms,...
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    Sticky: Oh, and the recycling was taken out and that bin...

    Oh, and the recycling was taken out and that bin trundled forth when I went out for my walk. I'll leave the black bins until tomorrow, as they were all empty once again when I looked yesterday but...
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    Sticky: Tea has been battered cod, chips and beans...

    Tea has been battered cod, chips and beans :tongue

    It was a bit of that Young's "chip shop style" cod. I ignored the cooking instructions, which I was dubious about the first time, and followed my...
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    Sticky: I got the Carol-substitute's method for that...

    I got the Carol-substitute's method for that numbers game :)
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    Sticky: Ta for the tip - I keep forgetting about it :)

    Ta for the tip - I keep forgetting about it :)
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    Sticky: Walk walked, all three rings closed :banana: ...

    Walk walked, all three rings closed :banana:

    Very brisk walking this evening, as it's only 3°C out there now. At least I remembered to put a jumper on this time, but it was still a good few...
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