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Downside of small couriers like Fastway/Aramex: I know that the guy who has to go and pick up my parcel from the pickup place and deliver it is the same guy who claimed no one was home this morning.

(My doorbell has logs to prove delivery was not attempted.)

Bonus of the whole work from home thing?

My Mac Pro is a deduction now.

(Ok, a %, and based on depreciation etc etc)

My first ever international flight was on a Thai Airways 747 (I was 13, AKl-SYD), and the lovely check in crew upgraded me to business so I got to sit upstairs (w/ my grandparents who got the flight with miles).

These planes will always have a special place I my memories.

Relisted my 2019 15” MacBook Pro because the winner of the auction changed their mind :/

(If we are mutuals, or friend-of-mutual and you know someone in Australia who could use this machine, DM me.)

My spare time involves a lot of compiling code for arm64 because... I have unusual hobbies I guess.

(One is making sure that the software & libraries I care about don’t get lost in the transition to Apple Silicon)

Oh good.

eBay user wins auction. Send email saying “oh no mistake can cancel please?”

Like yeah, but now when I relist I won’t get the offer I had from eBay (so I’ll have to pay $300 in fees, if it even goes for as much, and so I’ll likely get even less).

So I guess I’m reporting this user to eBay :/

I had to get up early and not have any coffee or breakfast until after two appointments, but at least I got to enjoy the walk there.

Writing a minimal test case for amazon Linux 2 installing the wrong version of docker.

Very much missing inspec right now.

Reducing spending 

A few years ago my husband and I did a thing we called “the year of less” - the idea was to spend less money & not add more things (so new things could be bought but they had to be paid for by selling old things)

I think it’s time to do this again, but I know that I need some way to stick to it, and that probably involves making myself accountable to not sticking to it.


Attached to a small machine that will take my blood pressure every half hour for the next 24 hours.

On the one hand will tell me if I require medication. On the other making my brain focus today is proving difficult, and it’s background “noise” I could do without. But then I guess stressing about it makes it worse. Ugh.

Pleasantly surprised that I can enable phantom power when choosing the podmic profile on the rodecaster pro.

Because that means I can also use a fethead 😍

I wish companies that sold things online with delivery allowed me to provide feedback on the shipping.

“AusPost, 20% of the time, don’t attempt delivery, meaning I need to add $100 to the price I’m paying to cover the time I need to take off work to go and collect this item. I’ll buy from someone who uses another delivery option next time.”

Instead I complain to auspost and the retailer remains blissfully unaware.

“Attempted delivery - Unable to gain access”

No you didn’t.

There are no lockable doors between the street and my first floor apartment. None of the other delivery drivers have this problem.

Oh well, guess I’ll see if it shows up tomorrow.

Went to doctor. Left with 5 tests / appointments to do. Oh good :/

On the plus side I’ve had the flu vaccine. On the negative side either that or the lack of sleep or the sun on the way to/from the doctors has left me feeling like crap. Shame there isn’t room on my desk to nap with my cat.

From Twitter, “tell me why you went in to your field in 5 words or less”:

I like buying computers.

You know things are going well when you get a bunch of errors in assembly.

All I want is fish, but dependencies are fun.


Not actually sure what the 7th thing was. Maybe it didn’t exist?

Anyway, my phones are now delightfully new colours (work fine is now encased in “tangerine”, personal phone in “linen”)

3/7 deliveries have arrived, all I want is today to be over so I can play with them all.

My week started with opening a support case with AWS to find out why one of my packer builds (amazon Linux 2) got docker 19.something instead of the 18.something specified in the install command.

I’d like to go back to my weekend :/

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