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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon

Plague news: Five new cases, all imports. Thirty-two total, twenty-seven in hospital.

That's some scary numbers. The waves happen overseas, but they still wash up on our shores.

I have some Patreon stuff to share - yay. And some screencaps to make for the program progress. And five hundred words to write. And an Instant to create.

In the news:

  • Gold Logie winner hit by a car
  • TV Host accused of imitating That Scene Sharon Stone Did
  • China attacking crypto
  • More concern over Macca's chips
  • Daniel Radcliffe has a home in Australia now
  • You're more likely to get hit by lightning than die of blood clots from the jab
  • US people shocked by the way Delta spreading in Aus
  • US Expat has problem with Aussie tampons. We have less accessories with that noise
  • Kloe Kardashian had plastic surgery

It's bus o'clock. I must go do things.

Monday, Day 0, Fan-firkin-tastic

Plague news: One local transmission, zero imports. Twenty-seven total cases and twenty-six of those are in hospital.


I need to poddle along to a Chemists and get myself some saline for the nebuliser because I am almost out of the dang stuff.

The F-key on my keyboard keeps popping off and I may have to get a new keyboard at some point. Depends on how annoying this gets in my future.

Today: house unfuckening, 500 words, and the daily instant. If

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Sunday, Day 1, Stream

Plague news: twenty-six total cases, and all of them are in hospital. Yikes.

Toasty's doing a stream sometime real soon now. I wait in eager anticipation of that nonsense.

Didn't get any coding done yesterday because out and about trying to get stuff. We did get most stuff, but not the one thing that I had absent-mindedness about.

It was hollandaise sauce. They didn't have any. Ugh.

Not looking at the news. Just focussing on having some literature done before an early

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Saturday, Day 0, Feast Day

Plague News: Three new cases, all imports. Twenty-nine total and twenty-two in hospital.

Mum's got a sore arm and has trouble raising her jab arm because pain. Otherwise, all seems relatively well.

Today, post-story, we need to do stuff. The dinner plates are going extinct, so we should get another cheapo set from Kmart. There's also something I forgot to get and still forget now.

Like... I remember that I remembered when I was scoping out the fridge... but I forget what

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Thursday, Day 1, Continuing nonsense

Plague news: twenty-one total cases, twenty of those are in hospital. That's a bit of a scary leap.

Today, Mayhem has a PLN to learn how to fix electronica. Starting with a friends' mouse. We all gotta begin somewhere. I have a PLN to go to Costco and get myself some prawns.

I used the last of my supplies to try making a keto version of Special Fried Rice, and... I'm the only one in the house who was willing to eat

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: two new cases, both imports. Twenty-one cases total, eighteen in hospital. Aaaaannnnd MeMum is getting The Jab today.

Therefore, I am on call in case things go pants.

Whee. Fun.

Today's Wordpress is going to be more of my Terrible Tiefling. I don't have to think too hard for that. Yay.

In the news:

  • Delta strain conquering the UK
  • Sportsman devalues Coca-Cola with some ill-chosen words
  • Miley Cyrus strips on Instagram
  • Writer euthenises her "pandemic dog" after owning it for
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Tuesday, Day 0, Teething Issues

Plague news: Premier's twitter says two new cases, government site says one. Either way, they're imports. Either twenty or twenty-one cases, depending on who you prefer. Eighteen are hospitalised.

The delay in story production yesterday was owing to me asking a question that lead to an entire day working out enough kinks in the app so that I could publish things to it instead of the house-of-cards master file threatening to crash my compy. Or the editor it's in. Either of the

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Monday, Day 0, Sideways!

Plague news: Seven new cases, all imports. Twenty active cases, ten in hospital.

I have just programmed an entire feature into my app all by myself and I'm very proud of myself. It's just missing some iconography, but that's all that's holding it up IMHO.

Tale Foundry was late reading stories because Lurgi. Therefore, the assorted readers will be late reading theirs communally because the late reading put delay into everything. Similarly, I can't post my Amalgam Universe story as an offering

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Sunday, Day 0, Stream Shenanigans

Plague news: 1 imported case. Domestic transmission at Day 2 without a new case. Fourteen total cases, ten are in hospital.

I am going to watch Toasty's stream in more than a few minutes. On my agenda, writing the FAQ for my app. Things are going apace. We actually have a minimally functional thing. Huzzah.

Next up: bells, whistles, functionality and accessibility.

But first... an FAQ.

Which I'm writing when I should be finishing this up. Onwards.

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Saturday, Day 1, Programming Tears Ahoy

Plague news: ZERO firkin new cases! Hooray! Just wait 20 days though... Fifteen active cases, eleven in hospital.

Today, I work a BUNCH on the app in progress. There will be tears. BUT I also have a hellacious amount of carbs to soothe my soul.

I... may... have already snacked myself sick in anticipation.

In the news:

  • A star I have literally never heard of before suffers the heartbreak of finding his wife's body, poor sod
  • Muppet confirms that yes, he is
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Friday, Day 0, Deeeeeep Breaths

Plague news: Eight new cases, six imports. Two local... THANKS KNOMIRAS! Eighteen total, ten of those in hospital.

We have local transmissions again. Fuck. I was just starting to wean myself off of carrying my mask literally everywhere. No chance of that now. Thanks, Knomiras.

Despite some massive emotional upset, last night [I glitched and focussed on the wrong thing, much to Beloved's distress], Beloved still maintains enough faith in me to believe that I can make the end-user interface all by

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Thursday, Day 0, FUCKIN KNOMIRAS!

Plague News: Two absolute FUCKWITS from Victoria left lockdown and fucking DROVE to the SUNSHINE COAST to stay with family. Fucking NONGS. GD Knomiras causing another firkin lockdown, I hope they have a terrible time.

Also two new cases [guess firkin who], with eleven active and eight in hospital.

What glorious news to wake up to.

Anyway, I don't have any new scams to report, so that leaves the rest of my day free to catch up on my novel writing. Because

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress Continueth

Plague news: One new case, an import. Twelve active, with eleven in hospital.

Today... I get to chill, but only after I've been to the dentist, because I've been pushed up to have a thing going on today. Also, there's an APM meeting this afternoon.

Somewhere in the labyrinthine expanses of today's hours, I am going to attempt to program in a tag part of the app.

The things I do to myself.

Including: Someone's waved a shiny idea at me over

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Tuesday, Day 1, Patreon

Plague news: 11 total cases, ten in hospital. There may or may not be a sudden leap in these numbers because system maintenance.

It's Patreon Day again, and I have no idea what I'm posting. Yaaaaayyy...

Last night was HELL for me. I've had persistent hip pain that may or may not be caused by a killer combo of sitting very still on the kneeling chair plus sitting cross-legged for absolute HOURS also motionless. I need to be kinder to my musculature.

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Monday, Day 0, Some Damn Fine Shenanigans

Plague news: two new cases, both imports. Eleven total, nine in hospital.

Yesterday, I have learned some leet interface skillz. Enough to maybe outline a bare-bones tag entry system. I can only try. Just... not this morning because this nerd needs to go shopping.

Bulk bacon bits [because we go through them like billy-oh], coffee, vegemite, rubbish bin and laundry hamper. It's the little things that make the difference, sometimes. And these little things will be making a lot of travel for

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