So here I am, sitting in my Vauxhall Astra mark 3 outside the office and waiting. I'm wearing a skull bandana headscarf for face covering purposes and a Talking Heads t shirt whilst listening to Megadeth's Rust In Peace. Thanks for the follow 😀

Is today a special will-play-up-more-than-normal Day?

Boot up Windows PC to connect to work's VPN - just hangs on a picture of meerkats. Eventually manage to reboot and connect to my PC - VPN freezes. Then my work PC at the other end of the VPN decides to hang.

Meanwhile, I've already installed a couple of Ubuntu-Mate updates and cleared some forum posts on my production laptop.

So, over the weekend I explained to my technically inexperienced wife how basic Notepad and Wordpad in Windows are. I explained the extra functionality of other text editors such as my personal text editor of choice , along with and others - even .

It blew her mind!

She now wants me to show her how vim compares two files for differences and appends the contents of one text file to another!

My has a prospective new boyfriend. As per her request, I have aided her background check by reporting back on his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles.

He must be a loser - no Mastodon presence.

One and a half hours ago, the garage said they'd call me back in a moment about my car. How long a gap between phone calls is enough to warrant me worrying?

Best walk away from the workstation and then downstairs. Those sausage rolls won't eat themselves!

So, lets you have a minifeed of your recent postings aka tweets, but not your toots.

Well, you can if you pay to have a business plan which allows you to install a suitable plugin.

The worst nightmare of my bosses happened this afternoon - I'm working at home and, for a while, my dropped

Working from home and not having to go into the office today update: I am now wearing

Trust it to on my return to portering duties, loading up a van outside the office with equipment ready for delivery.

My upgrade from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS deserves a new post on my recently neglected Blog, I reckon.

Of all the key holders at work, I live the closest to the office. I've already been booked to go into the office again during next week. I can't even enjoy the without getting dressed every day!

I've not had one drop of since the lockdown came into force. But I have eaten a lot of () chocolate.

Working in IT means that working from home is much the same as working before covid-19 except that you remote into your office by VPN. Actually, when I write that it's much the same, I haven't been getting dressed each day...

In between sleeping and reading, Shogun by Trivium is helping me cope with this virus that is stubbornly lingering in my body 🤒

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