Wednesday 27 May 2020


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Day 65 of Lockdown

So showing up at the bank with a mask and gloves is okay now?



Back In The Room

After a brief hiatus, I am back in the room and my website is back up (which should be obvious if you're reading this)

I decided to put my week off work (during lockdown) to good use by re-installing the operating system on my Linux box. I had upgraded from v19.10 to v20.04 of Ubuntu, but I had been typical Mark and jumped the gun and upgraded early to a pre-release version and it didn't go smoothly - things like the software centre were broken and it just always felt wrong.

So a fresh install was what was needed - and I always believe that it's good to do that every few years anyway to clear out the cobwebs and general detritus of old programs, apps and junk files.

But this was different - this was the first time I had done this on my web server. I was nervous to say the least...

But here I am with a shiny mew install and a fresh clean workspace. Happy with that.



Catching Up

Happy 21st Birthday Joshua!

My son, Joshua was 21 on the 25th May 2020 - A real anticlimax because of lockdown, but we met up outside his apartment and exchange cake and presents across a social distanced path.

Happy Birthday son, I Love you - I'm sorry it had to be in shit circumstances, but at least you'll remember it!

George Floyd

Also on May 25th, 2020, a black American man, George Floyd was brutally killed after a policeman kneeled on his neck for 9 minutes. George's last words were "I can't breath!"

Georges death has sparked mass protests across the world in support of BLM. Black Lives Matter.



Hair

I have missed a week, so you have 2 hair photos today:

Hair 1

Day 63 of the Wild Hair & Beard experiment.

A photo of Mark Smith @DaisyHeifer showing his wild unkempt hair and beard on Day 63 of the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown.
Wild Hair Day 63

Hair 2

Day 66 of the Wild Hair & Beard experiment.

A photo of Mark Smith @DaisyHeifer showing his wild unkempt hair and beard on Day 66 of the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown.
Wild Hair Day 66


Finished Book

Broken Glass (Nik Pohl Thriller #1)Broken Glass by Alexander Hartung
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was apprehensive that this was a German(?) author writing a German book that had been translated into English - but don't let that extreme cock-up on my part stop you - this is a brilliant book. Engaging and clever, it's gritty and is probably one of the better lone wolf/bad cop (good cop) books I have read in a long time - really looking forward to the next in the series!

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