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15 minutes until a HR meeting I've been preparing for all morning and gone from quiet acceptance to full on rage against the machine. I should've just winged it like a usually do.

Managed to place an order with Ocado using an account in my wifes name last used 4 years ago. After placing the order I changed the delivery address (moved), email account (old and dead), name (now mine) and password (was v.weak). Hopefully they won't think I've just hacked a random account to get food and cancel my order.

Not sure I trust the Tories to deviate enough from plan A to let the leaflet they're sending everyone past the porch.

Totally oblivious to the clap for NHS at 8pm, just thought there was a hell of a lot of horses walking past the house all of a sudden. Not really that unusual around here.

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Joined my NHS worker wife at Tesco's NHS-only hour. Place was packed to the point they had to turn people away because it was too full for fire regs. We had an hour to shop but they didn't think to relax Sunday trading laws, so for half an hour hundreds of v.high exposure critical workers are packed together in stationary queues to the back of the shop. I worry now this half-baked idea could end up taking out the NHS next week when all their staff come down with at the same time.

I wonder which politician had their Internet go down before they decided my industry are now keyworkers

David boosted

It's bandcamp day, so get out there and support an artist. I've slashed my expenses but Imma pick one artist today and give a little support.

Really should've checked the news before venturing out to my local 24h supermarket at 4am, only to find it and every other one now close overnight

David boosted

I see lots of good informational posts on covid nowadays. But many of them I cannot boost.

Lots of folks are controlling their information intake on covid. My instance, and many others, requires CWs for anything related to covid or coronavirus.

Please consider CWing your informational posts.

Thank you.

We already had one email from a concerned customer about whether our firewalls are patched against coronavirus. That's quite a species leap.

Heavy common cold wasted my weekend, also my stash of paracetamol. Bad timing all round

Checked if we had spare toilet rolls in case we struggle to find any in the shops. Turns out we have been stockpiling them for some time

Shall I see you all down the Winchester then?

Printer wanted blue ink, bought blue ink, installed blue ink, now it wants yellow ink. I can see where this is going and it involves bankruptcy somewhere along the line

Cooking without a sense of taste or smell is really quite a challenge. OTOH the results don't really matter that much to me either

My cold has reached the stage where I can't taste anything, and now I realise that's one of my favourite senses.

A day before he turns 20 months my son has made his ever first purchase, an extraordinarily expensive rental of Strictly Come Dancing on Prime Video. In other news I've realised it's time to put pin numbers on everything linked to my bank card.

Reading Absolute OpenBSD's section on hard disk partitioning and it really is as terrifying as I assumed it would be. How are we in 2019 and still letting an OS worry about drive geometry? It's not even based on physical properties anymore (if it ever was), it's a layer cake of bullshit that should've been obsoleted a generation ago.

I don't think I ever did a proper . I'm a 34yo British bloke, married to a wonderful woman and we have a 14 day old baby boy, a 9yo pupper and a 5yo cat. I'm a Network engineer scratching my way further into network security. I've been been on the Fediverse since identi.ca ran on Laconica (a long time ago). I'm a licenced op and I dabble in hobby electronics and photography. I am also slowly learning German and getting into gardening to keep these bones moving.

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