Sunday 03 May 2020

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Day 41 of Lockdown

When this COVID-19 thing is over, I don't want to see you post any memes saying you could live in a cabin without TV, Internet or your phone for a year for a £1,000,000. You couldn't stay in your own house for 5 days even to save your grandmother.

Happy Birthday Dad

83 years old today!

A photo of Brian Keith "Sam" Smith taken in his back garden
A photo of Brian Keith "Sam" Smith in the USA with Joshua and Siobhan Smith
Joshua, Dad, and Siobhan
A photo of Mark Smith and Brian Keith "Sam" Smith sitting together in an armchair while Mark was recovering from a motorbike accident in 1993
Cuddles with Dad

RIP Ted (Sam Lloyd)

I'm way behind the curve because he died on April 30th from complications of his Brain Cancer, but I'm incredibly sad.

Sam Lloyd's character "Ted" in Scrubs was one of the funniest bit-parts of any TV show.

Here are some his best moments in Scrubs:


Day 42 of the Wild Hair & Beard experiment.

A photo of Mark Smith @DaisyHeifer showing his wild unkempt hair and beard on Day 42 of the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown.
Wild Hair Day 42

Weather Models

Has anyone else noticed that the weather forecasts have been more inaccurate since lockdown?

My working theory is that our behaviour had changed the pollution and heat generated to such an extent that it had changed the weather - and our weather models and algorithms are based on our "normal" outputs of pollution and heat.

With all the cars, planes and ships having drastically reduced their usage, I think that the models that the weather supercomputers use may be struggling - The Machine Learning needs to adjust to this new level of human and machine activity.

But, to be fair, it seems to have brought us nicer weather!

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