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    Sticky: The Scotch broth turned out exceeding nice with a...

    The Scotch broth turned out exceeding nice with a couple of bits of wholemeal bread :tongue

    I had some big carrots and other stuff that needed using up, so it's a very thick one this time :)
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    Sticky: The soup - sorry, broth - is smelling awesome...

    The soup - sorry, broth - is smelling awesome :tongue

    Just going to give it a bit longer…

    Meanwhile out there, the full moon has just risen over the buildings opposite, slightly veiled by thin...
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    Sticky: Ford Orion Ghia I: 100 on the road, with 402...

    Ford Orion Ghia I: 100 on the road, with 402 SORNed; 20 (89 SORN) that were manufactured in 1989 :eek:

    No wonder I never see another one about nowadays, never mind another G reg :ohwell
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    Sticky: Oh, and a couple of hours ago the meat was...

    Oh, and a couple of hours ago the meat was chopped up, the vegetables extracted and blended, the pulse mix drained.

    Then the lamb's shoulder bones, now separated by the deliquescence of their...
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    Sticky: Walk walked, green ring closed :emb Quite...

    Walk walked, green ring closed :emb

    Quite pleasant out there though in a slightly chilly sort of way, but I had my nice warm coat on and walked briskly enough to generate plenty of heat to be...
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    Sticky: Quite Simpsonesque out now, though only 12°C...

    Quite Simpsonesque out now, though only 12°C apparently :)

    The chestnut tree is still largely green; it started turning some weeks ago, then seems to have decided to hold off on it for a bit. But...
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    Sticky: Just sat through an IPSE webinar on IR35. Hearing...

    Just sat through an IPSE webinar on IR35. Hearing it all set out like that gets you wondering if back in March somebody in Whitehall took down a folder labelled "IR35 Plan", crossed out "IR35" and...
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    Sticky: You don't even need a P45 - you can still claim...

    You don't even need a P45 - you can still claim UC while operating a one-being limited company. They treat the company's incomings and outgoings as yours for the purpose of calculation, so if the...
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    Sticky: The remaining lamb has been taken off the bone,...

    The remaining lamb has been taken off the bone, and bone plus veg set on low in the slow cooker, with the Scotch broth forecast to arrive around 9pm tonight :)

    And I've remembered to set the...
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    Sticky: In my defence, I seldom have the TV on before...

    In my defence, I seldom have the TV on before 10pm other than watching a bit of rubbish (usually on Pick or a similar channel of repeats) while I eat :)

    But speaking of Pick, they're starting...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey but dry out; 10°C...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey but dry out; 10°C and not destined to get much beyond 13° later, possibly accompanied by showers :ind

    I had a rubbish night's sleep, much disturbed by weird and...
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    The QR code stuff is a supplementary feature; the...

    The QR code stuff is a supplementary feature; the primary purpose of the app is to use Bluetooth's low power mode to keep track of your device's proximity to other devices, on the assumption that...
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    Sticky: Tonight's epic was Star Trek: Generations (1994)...

    Tonight's epic was Star Trek: Generations (1994). I was under the impression that I'd never seen this one, but it turned out I had seen the last hour or so of it; maybe it was on the telly one night...
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    Sticky: And very nice too: chicken casserole :tongue

    And very nice too: chicken casserole :tongue
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    Sticky: Ready! :banana:

    Ready! :banana:
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    Sticky: Sounds like a plan :) Still raining here but...

    Sounds like a plan :)

    Still raining here but it's eased off a lot.

    And dinner may well be ready soon; as usual, I put it on about half-an-hour later than I should have done. Ah well, it ensures...
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    It does do proximity checking. They considered...

    It does do proximity checking. They considered making everybody wear a QR code but that turned out to be impractical, so it uses Bluetooth.

    And apparently the reason for not having checkout is...
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    :banana: :yay: :banana:

    :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: The smelly exercise attire was put in the washing...

    The smelly exercise attire was put in the washing machine earlier but I forgot to turn it on. This has now been corrected; just a time saver cycle this time :tumble:

    And tonight's casserole is in...
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    Sticky: It's from a Hunter S. Thompson quote about Nixon...

    It's from a Hunter S. Thompson quote about Nixon and Watergate: "The chickens are coming home to roost, accompanied by three giant condors." :)

    S1E15 duly watched: "The Rockford Files" Sleight of...
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    Sticky: :bluelight Teapot activated :bluelight ...

    :bluelight Teapot activated :bluelight

    Accompanied by three giant condors a toasted teacake with plenty of butter :tongue

    And I might as well squeeze in an episode of The Rockford Files while...
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    Sticky: I'll have to have a look at them. Apart from...

    I'll have to have a look at them. Apart from anything else, the phone line hasn't worked for ten years - they'd fix it, it'd break again within a month or so, and in the end I just gave up because...
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    Sticky: Lunch suitable for the grey, damp day: zingy...

    Lunch suitable for the grey, damp day: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with both kinds of bread :tongue
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    Sticky: Apart from remote debugging, I have it mainly...

    Apart from remote debugging, I have it mainly configured for inbound rules on AWS Security Groups. Thinking about it, I'm not sure if they even take domain names or if they're restricted to IP...
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    Sticky: Before that, I think; it's been a few years :)

    Before that, I think; it's been a few years :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: I think Virgin Media Business offer them, but I'm...

    I think Virgin Media Business offer them, but I'm just with plain old Virgin Media.

    Last time it changed, they gave me one that had previously been geolocated to some remote spot a few miles north...
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    Sticky: I used to use DynDNS until they started charging...

    I used to use DynDNS until they started charging an arm and a leg. As it's been at least five years, and probably longer, since my IP address changed, I just use that.

    (Also, I'm not sure how well...
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    Sticky: WlmS :)

    WlmS :)
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    Sticky: Oh FFS. Last night, just as I was going to bed,...

    Oh FFS. Last night, just as I was going to bed, my broadband connection went down for a minute or so then came back up. Now I find that my IP address, which has remained the same for years, has...
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    Sticky: Still on passing showers here, but unremittingly...

    Still on passing showers here, but unremittingly grey :ind

    Steady rain is scheduled for around lunchtime, I believe. Currently wondering whether to go for a walk or stick with the exercise bike...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out, a bit chilly...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out, a bit chilly at 11°C (which I'm pretty certain is going down - sure it was 12° half-an-hour ago), and a high likelihood of rain starting soon and carrying on into...
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    Sticky: Tonight's major motion picture was Star Trek VI:...

    Tonight's major motion picture was Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) - IMDb, which I don't believe I've ever seen before, and which was a fair deal better than that nonsense last night :)...
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    Sticky: Nice not-too-far-off-full moon out tonight :)

    Nice not-too-far-off-full moon out tonight :)
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    Sticky: I liked doing a three day week at ExClientCo over...

    I really enjoyed it when ClientCo cut our days down to three a week. It was so nice. When it went up to four days a week, I alternated my Mondays and Fridays off so I had a four day weekend every...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue I was thinking...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    I was thinking of getting the remainder of the lamb and some veg started in the slow cooker to simmer overnight for making Scotch broth tomorrow, but I don't know if...
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    Sticky: It's done that darkening thing again outside...

    It's done that darkening thing again outside :frown
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Walk walked, green ring closed :emb Quite a...

    Walk walked, green ring closed :emb

    Quite a pleasant evening for it, and the route I took seems to avoid the problem of getting the sunset right in one's eyes, mainly by being behind either trees...
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    Sticky: For some reason this reminds me of the fact that...

    For some reason this reminds me of the fact that the grass roller in the Centre Court at Wimbledon is too big to pass through any of the entrances. They put it there first, then built the place...
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    Sticky: Simple traditional lunch of a wholemeal bacon bap...

    Simple traditional lunch of a wholemeal bacon bap :tongue

    The knee I banged yesterday isn't too bad but grumbles slightly from time to time, so I'm skipping the exercise bicycling today to avoid...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey start but the...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey start but the sun's beginning to put in an appearance as the sky clears from the west :)

    Up to 13°C so far after a mild night due to the cloud keeping the heat in,...
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    Sticky: I've never seen the AVP films. I think I've still...

    I've never seen the AVP films. I think I've still got a Predator one I haven't watched too, so maybe I'll try them when I've finally got around to that :)

    Tonight's viewing here was another one...
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been a roast half-shoulder of...

    Tea tonight has been a roast half-shoulder of lamb dinner. Lovely stuff :tongue

    Plenty left over, and as I already have some lamb scouse in the freezer, I foresee Scotch broth being made later in...
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    Sticky: It got up to 17°C here, apparently, but it's on...

    It got up to 17°C here, apparently, but it's on the way down quite quickly now, and there's a chance of rain overnight :frown

    I need to sort the kitchen out. I can feel one of those rare moods of...
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    Sticky: Ooh, thanks for the reminder! Once again I'd been...

    Ooh, thanks for the reminder! Once again I'd been putting off the ENORMOUS hassle of doing my self assessment thingy for SJD, and once again it took five minutes :facepalm:
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    Sticky: Not very helpful of them. Must be some kind of an...

    Not very helpful of them. Must be some kind of an error in the process of converting the parts department's Excel spreadsheet and a folder of assorted images called things like IMG_001_497.jpg taken...
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    Sticky: Just cracked my knee (left) against the bathroom...

    Just cracked my knee (left) against the bathroom door jamb :facepalm:

    Good job I got the exercising done earlier :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup, with wholemeal...

    Lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup, with wholemeal bread. Peppery! :tongue
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