Tech people, especially SRE and similar - my sister in law is an SRE whose US-based employer is offering to transfer her job to their small Sydney office when she moves here, so she asked me if there's a website or something to refer to for typical salaries in Australia so she can check their offer is reasonable. I have no idea, do any of you have any suggestions?

It took me four attempts to button my cardigan while waiting for the train just now:

1. Off-by-one buttonhole error
2. Buttons correct... then discovered that my bag strap across my chest was now inside my cardigan.
3. Bag strap on the outside! But buttonhole off-by-one error again
4. Buttons correct, bag strap correct!

I think I'm a little bit tired 😹

If lemon myrtle had been in the list it would have been my top vote, however

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ABC is holding a vote for Australia's favourite tree! abc.net.au/news/science/2022-0

It was a tough one for me but I ended up voting for:
- Moreton Bay Fig - not only are they glorious, I used to sit in one at lunchtimes in school with my friends
- Bunya pine - spectacular, local, and good food source
- Macadamia - same as the Bunya pine really!

Train driver is doing a different silly voice for every station announcement and it is amazing!

And the super good news is that because I'm ok to leave the house today (masked) I am going to get to see my brother! His plane lands in just over an hour! I am so excited!!!

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My quarantine is over, and housemate did a PCR yesterday and just got the results and she's clear! So tentatively (if all goes well this week) we are once again a covid-free household!

Update: ten minutes left to go in my quarantine and I'm halfway through season four of Midsomer Murders. Not a bad effort!

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I'm finally starting to get a bit restless of being stuck in my room and wanting to go for a walk (don't worry, I won't), so I guess that shows I'm recovering from the illness!

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Two seasons of Midsomer Murders in three days! I don't know what my previous record was but I have certainly beaten it by quite a bit

Also, there actually are some episodes where I genuinely don't remember whodunnit!

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Housemate I was hanging out with all evening Sunday before testing positive on Monday morning is still testing negative! Almost halfway through minimum quarantine period, here's hoping our quarantine measures are good enough and both housemates keep testing negative!

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The scary heart racing thing was easing over yesterday and this morning I'm very snotty but otherwise not bad so hopefully I'm over the worst of it! Will keep taking it easy of course, which is semi enforced by needing to continue to quarantine in my bedroom until Monday morning at least

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It's so weird thinking about how full of virus every exhale must be

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I've signed up for the seven day free trial of a streaming service that has 21 seasons of Midsomer Murders! How many seasons will I get through before I'm out of quarantine?

Hopefully in a couple days I'll be up to crafting while watching terrible-delightful tv.

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"I don't think that's really why people watch Midsomer, for that degree of supposedly scientific accuracy and detail" - Neil Dudgeon (John Barnaby) on the incredible realism of Midsomer Murders as a police procedural 😹😹😹

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The Midsomer Murders 20th Anniversary doco is great sickbed watching, do recommend!

The only problem is that I now really want to go back and watch all the really old episodes again...

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If this is "just a cold" to people, what kind of colds are they having?

I'm fine, my four vaxxes have done their job and I'm not remotely near being seriously ill. But it doesn't feel like a cold to me. Sure I have a bunch of the same symptoms as a cold, but it still feels different. More pervasive. Idk. It's also rather difficult to tell covid symptoms apart from anxiety symptoms.

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So I got covid for my birthday.

I was not the slightest bit concerned about my age incrementing this weekend until about ten minutes ago and now I seem to be having a minor freakout

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