A 7-post collection

Groundhog Day Zero

There's been an outbreak in Brisbane and it may be linked to the person who tested negative all the way to Japan. Investigations are proceeding at all due speed. Contract tracing and massive testing is about to spring forth.

Google doesn't want to give even one red cent to news sources it gains literally billions of dollars from advertising surrounding their searches. They're also up in arms about forced transparency behind their almighty algorithm. As a direct result, they're threatening Australians with a release of all their private data.

To me, that seems like my data was never secure in their hands and they're just now admitting that they can hold the entire world's information hostage any time they like. This includes everything stored in my cloud drive. Or anyone else's for that matter.

Naturally, I'm seeking alternatives. Let's make "free cloud drive -google" the trending search term. Put the wind up them.

Pity I just got a new Pixel. It's not worth the expense to trade in for a different brand. We'll see if it gets more worth it if Google keeps up the tantrum. Knowing my Beloved, and other like-minded nerds, progress has already commenced on a 100% Australian cloud server that's just been made more reliable by said shenanigans. Whee.

Today, I plan to make bread. We're going to slice it, bag it up, and pop it in the fridge/freezer for later consumption. One big lump of bread is too much work for my family, and Beloved is the only house member who can cut a parallel slice, so that's why the PLN.

Fingers crossed, it actually works.

In other news:

  • Covidiots behind the word "plandemic" are now claiming that Covid-19 was patented and owned as early as 1999 by some megaglobomedicorp. I'm not diving any further into that cesspit of madness
  • Former advisor to the Muppet now under fraud charges for the attempt to crowdfund the wall
  • Political enemy of Vladimir Putin has been allegedly poisoned by unknown forces
  • Muppet's attempt to stop his tax records going into court has failed
  • Muppet holds a tanty over Obama's callout of him
  • Google definitely deliberately cut services to Australia as a big-old dummy spit about having to pay people for things
  • We've had so many people skipping out of quarantine that ankle bracelets are looking to be the next step
  • Quarantine Hotel Clusterfuck continues, and it could only be worse by the hotel rooms also being on fire
  • Google accused of being a bully and a meaner by Australia

...Google expected to throw a huge hissy over that last one.

Meanwhilst, I have had the sideway-est day of my life so far. Story as soon as I can brain the words out.

Day Zero. Sigh.

Two idiots in Noosa went to Sydney and then lied about where they'd been back when the borders were still more or less open. Sigh.

I think I'm detecting a pattern.

1) Idiots go into plague zone for nonsense
2) Idiots return to the alleged safety of Queensland
3) Idiots elect to LIE about where they've been
4) Idiots cavort around the scenery, potentially infecting thousands

These two particular idiots are underaged and will therefore be also suffering the wrath of parentals

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Set Your Timers

My car is going in for a service at 10 today. That gives me a little less than three hours to get my shit together, and in the middle of trying to write this post, I got this bullshit:

[Shown here: Error message over an empty post titled (Untitled), message reads "Are you sure you want to delete this post?" and in a smaller font, "You're about to delete "(Untitled)". This is permanent! No backups, no restores, no magic undo button. We

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::static noise::

Beloved is home and sleeping it off. I wish I could be that lucky or that able to follow suit.

The best option I have is caffeine. Which sort of works okay, I guess. But ceases working long about 5PM. But I should be done with the important stuff by then and honestly - who cares that my sleep cycle is broken and needs new tyres?


Sleep aids have to be herbal, dear readers. My biology is such that if I

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There's a cartoon that's shared often on Tumblr, and I relate to it greatly today.

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In my case, I've got anxiety, depression, and malaise all queueing up behind the aches and pains. Along with the usual self-doubt and defeatism that makes my life such a fun, rollercoaster-esque, dizzying, mad whirl 9_9

And in the back of my head, there's this firkin annoying little optimist who insists that I can do the thing because it will be "such fun". Yeah

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5:04 AM

I did manage a half-hour nap.

Since then, I have been living vicariously through other peeps’ SPG concert footage.

I love that band so much, it hurts.

Everything I love is out of my reach.

Yeah. Beloved still isn’t home. Life sucks. And now my back hurts. I know it’s because I’ve been lying still too long… But moving lets the cold in.

I’m hungry but I don’t want to

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Farging roadblocks!

No, this is not about traffic.

I seem to be cursed to stay at or above 91.9 kilos.

I bounced back up into solid 92kilo turf, today. Grrr.

I’m so mad at myself and frustrated and tired and, to add insult to injury, my right knee has decided to join my wrists in the Painful Rheumatism Club.

Which means I more or less have to rely on diet alone on the days when it’s painful to move.

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