Mechanisms…

So a lot of RL stuff has happened here – I’ve been tested for and found clear of COVID-19, the living room has been moved through 90 degrees and several perturbations, I’ve gone from being stressed to being elated to being physically stressed to being panicked again now because my COPD has been exacerbated by … Read more

The Newever After.

Last week I was pleased to see in my town, very few cars in the streets and people observing good distance. It was the week before the Easter holiday. It was maybe 2 – 3 weeks tops since we started talking about and adopting lockdown isolation. But also last week our pissweak government started to … Read more

Some Solutions?

This. Yesterday, I kept a ‘telehealth consultation’ phone appointment with my GP, who decided my condition warranted a swab test for COVID-19. (The disease that SARS-cov-2 causes.) The frontline elite infection control team at the local hospital processed me through in what would normally have been my lunch break, and left me plenty of time … Read more

Besides Emergency Services, 1

Viruses aren’t a bacterium nor a mold nor a fungus, they’re in essence a little tiny grain of minerals and chemicals. A rock, if you like. We have weapons against some viruses, and some viruses aren’t very persistent or harmful. SARS-cov-2 has become a battleground, with a whole civilisation mobilising to fight back against a … Read more

Also, SARS-cov-2 Is Not THE Disaster, 1

Chicken FB group question: “What can I feed one of my girls who has always been under weight and small …” How about “… into the stockpot?” Stop wasting time trying to keep the weakest of your flock alive, concentrate on making your flock stronger. Here’s a few thoughts regarding the world: On any given … Read more

BoJo At The Chequers

I’m glad to see that Mr Johnson survived SARS-cov-2, because while I may not like a person for the effect they’re having on the world and even reaching my world with their crap, I couldn’t in all honesty have wished him to die of SARS-cov-2. I would have smiled and felt better if I’d gotten … Read more

We’ve Been This Way Before, Honest.

I HATE the distraction / word count thing because that’s how my writing progreses, by steps and distractions. It’s my writing style, not necessarily what I choose but I have a life other than writing. It’s a pretty rich life, I also have several programming projects on the boil, a few hardware projects, a garden … Read more

The Clown Car Cavalcade of Comedy

(That isn’t even funny, sadly…) I fear the end of the USA is at hand. Because a bungling ass-clown has just claimed he has “absolute power” to rule the States.  And look – you can check with Wifey who’ll bear me out – I said just a few days earlier that Trump was looking decidedly … Read more

Fetch Me My Louisville Slugger!

I have to start with this: Trump on why he picked Easter as the day he wants to end strict social distancing and reopen American businesses: “Easter is a very special day for me … Easter Sunday, and you’ll have packed churches all over our country.” Aaron Rupar @atrupar The States are in trouble if … Read more

Some Of Our Cast Of Idiots

(Also known as right wing neoliberal capitalist politicians to whom a dollar is worth more than your life.) Black Friday March 2020. We went to town for one thing only, get Wifey to see a doctor and find out she has a lung infection, but probably not COVID19. Small mercies. Also we both have a … Read more