Dear Diary

A 2195-post collection

Thursday, Day 0, Procrastination

Plague news:

  • 19 932 new cases
  • 89 638 total active cases
  • 835 hospitalisations
  • 52 in the ICU
  • and 11 new deaths
  • 6 318 total cases in First Nations people

Vax news:

  • 321 959 national doses
  • 60 746 Qld doses
  • 9 090 ACT doses
  • 101 572 NSW doses
  • 3 166 NT doses
  • 23 491 SA doses
  • 6 370 Tas doses
  • 76 918 Vic doses
  • 40 606 WA doses

I have just today realised that I've skipped out on editing my novel or my anthology for most of the week. Better get on to some of that today. Finish checking the titles, start counting the footnotes and so forth. Thankfully a decent search can figure out if I've miscounted somewhere, and then it's up to me to track it down if I have.

Pro tip: if you use footnotes like I do, then searching for "[1" should give 111 results if you have two hundred or over footnotes. Like I do this year.

Similarly, leaving yourself a bookmark like "TK" in the text can help you find where you left off. It's an uncommon consonant linkage and therefore easily searchable. If you want it to mean something, it can stand for "To Korrect". Just like "OK" originates from "Oll Korrect" in Victorian-era memespeak. [The More You Know Gif]

I am constantly on the lookout for techniques that make my work easier. I even figure out a few.

I've done most of a riverside in TaleSpire, which may have been a mistake. I'll be getting onto the actual chambers later on in the day. Just like I'll be getting back to editing Adapting later on.

I have "quick edits" in which the simple fixes are accepted, and the "slow edits" in which I find a happy medium between what I like and what my editor likes. Nevertheless, progress is being made. Hooray.

In the news:

  • Tennis Snowflake has invested heavily in post-plague treatment via pharmacorp
  • Unvaxxed/antivax singer deliberately catches the plague, dies. Shocker
  • Different tennis star says many players have the plague and refuse to be tested. Stay classy
  • Antivax voicebox told she won't be allowed into Aus
  • Two plague treatment pills approved by Aus
  • Sports star speaks out about the government's attempts to "silence" him. Not exactly working, is it, Chuckles?
  • England gives up on Plague Prevention Enforcement
  • War might break out in Europe
  • Technology saves lives! Drone delivers defibrillator to heart attack patient.

Enough of that nonsense. Time for my other nonsense.

Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news:

  • 15 962 new cases
  • 86 561 total active cases
  • 819 hospitalisations
  • 50 in the ICU
  • 16 new deaths
  • 5 897 total cases in First Nations people

Vax news:

  • 115 279 national doses
  • 23 200 Qld doses
  • 3 898 ACT doses
  • 27 467 NSW doses
  • 877 NT doses
  • 10 652 SA doses
  • 5 719 Tas doses
  • 29 759 Vic doses
  • 13 707 WA doses

I have a Wordpress entry yet to write, a dungeon chamber to build, fics to tag, and

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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon

Plague news:

  • 15 122 new cases
  • 86 953 total active cases
  • 702 hospitalisations
  • 47 in the ICU
  • and 7 new deaths
  • 5 555 total cases in First Nations people

Vax news:

  • 115 279 national doses
  • 23 200 Qld Doses
  • 3 898 ACT doses
  • 27 467 NSW doses
  • 877 NT doses
  • 10 652 SA doses
  • 5 719 Tas doses
  • 29 759 Vic doses
  • 13 707 WA doses

I have Patreon deliveries to do, today. PLNs to get back on fic tagging, dungeon building,

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Monday, Day 0, Long Day

Plague news:

  • 17 445 new cases
  • 203 657 total active cases
  • 670 hospitalisations
  • 49 in ICU
  • and 3 new deaths

Vax news:

  • 191 252 national doses
  • 34 167 Qld doses
  • 4 833 ACT doses
  • 58 183 NSW doses
  • 1 102 NT doses
  • 13 773 SA doses
  • 4 604 Tas doses
  • 48 664 Vic doses
  • 25 926 WA doses

I have no further plans than to stay conscious through the day until at least 4PM. Which is why I shall be spending my

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Sunday, Day 0, D&D Prep

Plague news:

  • 19 709 new cases
  • 187 037 total active cases
  • 649 in hospital
  • 46 in the ICU
  • and 6 new deaths

Vax doses in Australia:

  • 339 207 nation-wide
  • 68 398 in Qld
  • 7 441 in ACT
  • 102 050 in NSW
  • 3 330 in NT
  • 23 719 in SA
  • 6 720 in TAS
  • 84 523 in VIC
  • 43 017 in WA

I shall be watching streams, writing a little bit, and reading ahead for our next adventure. Long Monday begins for me

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Saturday, Day 0, Bad Air Day Part 2

Plague news:

  • 23 630 new cases
  • 168 012 total active cases
  • 589 hospitalisations
  • 41 in the ICU
  • 4 new deaths

As a side note, the total cases in the native population WERE 7, but they're now 4 145. Fuck that arsewipe who told them that the vaccine was "Whitefellas Poison".

Vax news:

  • 347 072 doses given nationally
  • 70 089 in Qld
  • 7 831 in ACT
  • 103 964 in NSW
  • 3 487 in NT
  • 24 260 in SA
  • 9 075 in TAS
  • 85
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Friday, Day 0, Bad Air Day

Plague news:

  • 14 914 new cases
  • 145 294 total active cases
  • 556 hospitalisations
  • 26 in the ICU
  • and 5 more deaths

Vax news:

  • 93 329 doses given nationally
  • 17 651 doses given in Queensland

I'm having an asthma flare-up so I am MONDO PARANOID about whether or not it's Rona or Just Asthma. And guess what causes worse flare-up? STRESS! Yay.

On the plus side, I made Beloved's day by being able to confirm the presence of some new baby hairs in

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Thursday, Day 0, Sdrawkcab!

Plague news:

  • 22 069 new cases
  • 130 947 total active cases
  • 555 hospitalisations
  • 30 in the ICU

Vax news:

  • 327 415 new doses nationally
  • 72 952 new doses in Queensland
  • I want the infographic back, damnit

I messed up and posted my stories (a) backwards, and (b) before the blog update today. While I could go fix it, it's too much of a pain in the arse with my current brain fog. Please forgive.

Still in my TTD list is:

  • Build more
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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news:

  • 20 566 new cases
  • 109 524 total active cases
  • 529 hospitalisations
  • 27 in ICU
  • 1 new death.

Vax news:

  • 289 717 doses given nationally
  • 53 208 doses given in Qld

I have stuff to do today. Dungeon room for the players to dragon in, title checks for the anthology, at least one page of edits in Adapting, the WORDPRESS THING... I'm a little bit lost for ideas and all my old ones still suck.

Maybe Learn Some Manners: OR YOU'RE

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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon

Plague news:

  • 9 518 new cases
  • 81 581 total active cases
  • 440 in hospital
  • 21 in the ICU

Vax news:

  • 44 113 001 national total vaccines nationally
  • 8 552 797 total vaccines in Queensland
  • 18 354 vaccines given yesterday in Queensland

I've said it before, but I really miss the infographic. Ugh.

I have Patreon nonsense to post, editing to do, and I aim to make myself tag some firkin stories. Yes, folks, my editor is back in business. Huzzah.

Also dungeoning

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Monday, Day 0, Long Monday

Plague news:

  • 18 000 new cases
  • 80 563 total active cases
  • 402 hospitalisations
  • 22 in ICU
  • 2 more deaths.

Vax news:

  • 44 million national total administrations
  • 8 million total administrations in Queensland
  • 34 096 new administrations in Queensland

I don't have many plans to go anywhere and do anything. It's Long Monday because D&D, so I have no expectations.

...and I just spent some significant time trying to Homebrew a Not-Deer.

In the news:

  • Sebian Snowflake sent warnings and threats
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Sunday, Day 0, Back onto the bullshit

Plague news:

  • 11 174 new cases
  • 62 919 total active cases
  • 365 hospitalisations
  • 17 in the ICU

Vax news:

  • Not available because the data is 404'd

URGH I hate that I can't update the stats nor easily compare the states and territories.

I am back to early bedtimes because Long Monday is back on because D&D. I do these things to myself...

Good news on a personal level:
- I am now a Twitch Affiliate! Yay... ::curlytoot noise:: - My

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Saturday, Day 0, Fic o' the Week

Plague news:

  • 10 953 new cases.
  • 52 619 total active cases.
  • 327 in hospital.
  • 14 in the ICU.

Vax news:

  • National total vaccines administered: 43 579 655
  • Qld total vaccines administered: 8 440 769
  • Qld day's vaccines: 62 635

Thanks to the info still being in an Excell Spreadsheet, I can no longer tell who's winning the vax rates.

Today's good news is that I have two contenders for Fic o' the Week. One's a collab and definitely written during a stream

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Friday, Day 0, Shenanigans

Plague news:

  • 10 332 new cases.
  • 42 250 total active cases.
  • 296 in hospital.
  • 12 in the ICU.
  • and one more death.

Vax news: Unavailable because of improper formatting

I feel increasingly like my government has abandoned me and every other ordinary citizen in favour of keeping the cash flow up. Damnit.

I have to go out and acquire a calendar so I can keep track of nonsense. Including school hols. And, let's be honest, decorate the kitchen a little bit. Since

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Thursday, Day 0, Hargleblargle

Plague news: 6 781 new cases. 32 312 total active cases, 275 are in hospital, 10 are in the ICU.

Vax news:

  • 43 Million total vaccines administered nationally
  • 40K doses given in Queensland, yesterday

I personally hate what's going on with the government information sites. It's less accessible and that's likely so that nobody looks close enough to see how bad we're failing at controlling the damn disease.

We're not "living with the virus", we're letting it take over.

Today, I am

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