At work today there was a fire (actual, not a drill) followed some hours later by a burst water pipe.
It's only been a few weeks since I gave my "why and how you should make backups of your data" talk to The New People in which I used exactly these examples.
Following incredulity the first time, there has been renewed interest in the topic today.
My excuses for not going out for a run have evaporated. So I am going out for a run or, at least, an awkward wheezing plod around the docks. Huuurrrhh...
An opinion about an operating system
It is bizarre that I am diving back into regedit and the group policy editor in order to turn off all the telemetry and marketing crud. Not to mention the efforts required to disable update-triggered forced restarts.
I need not be sat at my computer for it to be doing something useful for me! Long-running simulations, data analysis, or data logging jobs are all fairly common in my line of work and have all been victim to W10's impatience in the past.
My name is Dave and I'm 40-something human male, living in lock-down in London.
I enjoy taking things apart and then trying to put them back together again (biological (for work) and electrical (for fun and for work)). Linux user and sometimes sysadmin, privacy advocate, and occasional femtobrewer.
For this, my #introduction toot, I present these photographic offerings of a spoilt dog and a smug alley cat. You're bound to like one or both.
Ex-Perthling, former Sydneysider, current Londoner.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.