Dear Diary

A 1843-post collection

Sunday, Day One, Sigh

Twenty-one active cases, but no new infections. Huzzah? Meanwhile, the USA narrowly avoided being on fire by today. The Repugnicans in office attempted to identify the rioters as "antifa", which makes in now officially code for "anyone the right wing finds currently inconvenient". Whoops.

Several arrests have already been made. Turns out that the Capitol police who were off duty were in the rioting crowd. No firkin wonder the ones on duty treated the rioters with kid gloves.

There needs to be a solid dose of actual justice in the US. Rounding up all these racist arsehats and truly divining how dangerous they are for everyone else's freedom.

"Your freedom to swing your fists ends at my face."

Sigh.

Let's glimpse at the headlines:

  • Iran's ability to make nukes apparently at 90%
  • The seditious riots in the Capitol were, apparently, just the start
  • Plane that vanished may have crashed, as debris has been found
  • Muppet Minions arrested in droves. That's what you get by publishing selfies whilst committing crimes
  • Muppet Minions in office explain that if they all put up opposition to Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo, then the impeachment can't go ahead. Nevermind that this clusterfuck is worse than Watergate...
  • New plague rule, if you test positive, you are to remain in quarantine for a fortnight
  • Dude who made a joke instagram of his shopping list slammed for depriving others of stuff they might need

The aftermath and how everyone deals with it is going to cast a LONG shadow on the future.

Saturday, Day Zero, Hiding a lot

Queensland is now in mega lockdown for three days. There's nine new cases, all apparently from overseas and caught in quarantine. There's twenty-three total active cases and... yeah... not going very far from home because of that.

Fun times.

It's four in the morning and I have been awake since the late hours of the evening previous, so I'm going to take a nap and then get on with today's tale.

The Muppet's rolled over and pleaded for his minions to go

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Friday, Day Zero, Lost that bet

Turns out the Proud Boys and company are not nearly as dedicated to their "cause" as any other protestors in the US. Nothing was lit on fire, but plenty of property was wrecked and the federal crime of MAIL THEFT was committed and confirmed with selfies by the idiots posted online. With the local police just letting them in and one confirmed tear gas grenade, they were treated with kid gloves all the way despite being worse than any given agent provocateur

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Thursday, Day Zero, USA imploding live on YouTube

The Proud Boys and other racist x-phobic shitholes are rioting in Washington DC on the insistance of the Lame Duck a'Lorange in the Whitehouse. People have been shot. Bombs have been found. The Muppet has told them all that he loves them. It's a clusterfuck in a dumpster fire and I knew this was going to happen.

It's been a long time in coming, but it's come. FBI and SWAT teams have entered the Capitol and it's a coin toss as to

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Wednesday, Day Zero, Things be fucked up

Two new cases today, taking the total up to seventeen. Definite rock-hidey time. Except the kitties will need a refresh of their kibbles, so going out for essential supplies is somewhere in my calendar.

Today is Wednesday, so part of my agenda is to capture a free-range Beloved and acquire their help in unfucking my Firefox issue. I may also consult about getting my iPad to act like a tablet for the software I own on Windoze. The screen mirror obliterated the

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Tuesday, Day Zero, random cursing in the background

Five cases today, taking the total up to fifteen. I wanna hide in a bunker.

I'm trying to get onto Firefox, but signing in via another device is proving... problematic. I have an account confirmed on my PC, but getting it transferred to my lappy is... HRRNNNNGGH... Literally can't log in to the other device to complete the process and it's infuriating.

Sigh.

I might have to brute force this. Make a different account, then use that on this compy and then

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Monday, Day One, Once more around again

Today, I am unfuckening the house. Today, I may get as far as transferring all my open tabs to Firefox because it's one of the few browsers that doesn't sell my data to the highest bidder. I already have search engines that actually do some good in the world, so I might as well complete the process.

Now all I need is a cloud drive not run for profit and I'll be set.

I'd be writing all my books in Novlr if

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Sunday, Day Zero, sloth

Thirteen total cases, the new one today is yet another import from overseas, captured in quarantine, and I'm wont to hide under a rock until the case count goes back to single figures again.

I am going to write my Instant and then take a hot bath and then sleep. Great PLN. Hope I get to go through with it.

A glimpse at the headlines:

  • Outbreaks all over the firkin place
  • Sweden now under criticism as fiscal success is paid in actual
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Saturday, shenanigans

I'm not looking at the stats, I'm not looking at the news. I am, however, looking at less than an hour to get my story out there, so it's an interesting day.

We're on the road and headed for Scenic Coominya RSN.

Whooshka.

Let's get some narrative done.

And if it isn't out in an hour? It's probably posted on roaming charges. You're welcome. Stick a Ko-fi into my kitty if you can. Thanks in advance.

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So Long, 2020, and thanks for all the excitement

Now that we can truly appreciate boredom, I would like to invite all the calamities that visited us in 2020 to please rack off and never darken our doorsteps again. 2020 has been a LONG century and I'd rather not live in such interesting times for the rest of my life.

That said, just because the year from hell is over, doesn't mean that all the troubles and messes go with it. Three new cases have turned up from overseas, all in

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Thursday, Day Zero, hey look I made it

Two new cases keeping the total case count up to eleven. All overseas visitors and captured in quarantine. But now we also have the virulent UK and South African strains to concern ourselves with. Huzzah. We already have enough people acting like Karens all over the place. Queensland's borders are definitely shut until NSW and Victoria get their fecal matter organised for once and for all.

If we all did what New Zealand did, this entire mess would have been over by

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Wednesday, Day Zero, at the closing of the year

Two new cases, the total's down to eleven, so that's a hope for tomorrow. I'm going to actually write a Wordpress Wednesday this week because it's the last one of this year. I should review 2020.

"Half a star, would not live it again," is not going to cut it, but it will be somewhere in the opening paragraphs.

That's my sense of humour and I have to live in it.

In the headlines:

  • Muppet wins "most admired man" in the US.
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Tuesday, Day Zero, big day

There's FIVE new cases today. They're all from overseas and caught in quarantine, and the number is back up to thirteen. Yeeks.

I hate it when the total cases are in double figures. Yes, I am aware that other nations have it worse than us, but still. This pairs well with the news that the UK variant of the plague has come to Adelaide.

Brief reprise of Huzzah, We're All Going to Die by Morons...

I have unfuckening PLN'd and Patreon stuff

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Monday, Day One, a breather

The grand post-crimbolio unfuckening is happening tomorrow. This means that I'll be arranging all of that and mixing in Patreon stuff as well.

Fun.

I may have to throw out food. Not my favourite thing. The rest of the family is not a fan of sweet things and the sweet things are going off.

Sigh.

I'm going to write an Instant. I may post some Patreon nonsense early. I don't know. I'll see how I feel about things when I get there.

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Saturday, Day Zero, Nonsense

Two new cases today, taking the total cases up to twelve, today. I did not check the totals yesterday, hence the difference.

I'm still not going near the headlines without a 40' barge pole. It's bound to be crabonkers out there. 'Tis the season.

Today, at a later hour, I shall be driving MeMum back to her humble abode. An event which poor Jolie is looking forward to because she hates it when strangers are in the house. Poor little fuzzball's terrified

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