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November 5, 2021 - 12:07 -- Admin

Been keeping my head down, literally, this week. I’m entering the final few days of a three week long treatment with Effudix, a skin cancer cream, to wipe out the last of the baby BCC’s growing on my noggin.

It’s gross.

I’ve had this treatment before, and it is a wonder drug, but it’s also kind of a horror show. No pics. You’d faint, if you were lucky. I finish the last application;ication next Tuesday and I am very much looking forward to it.

AirPods and dictation on Word.

October 26, 2021 - 17:33 -- Admin

Been trying out my AirPods Pro as a dictation rig. You might recall I lost access to Dragon Dictate a while back when they stopped doing Apple updates. I still don't have a decent multi-app solution for speech recognition, but I have been using the built-in Dictation feature that ships with the latest version of MS Word (which I get thru a 360 subscription).

Invasion. (Apple TV)

October 24, 2021 - 17:22 -- Admin

I'd been looking forward to watching Invasion on Apple TV+ and finally got to take in the first two eps this weekend. I enjoyed it — I do love me a big, multithread narrative — and can see where all the money went.

I decided to buy a Swiss Army knife.

October 20, 2021 - 13:02 -- Admin

Honestly, it's not something I thought much about. It's not really a thing I've ever thought about.

But I realised yesterday afternoon as I was slitting open yet another Amazon delivery box that I borrowed Thomas's little knife (below) – a present from a friend posted to Switzerland about ten years ago – and never gave it back.

Back to the mat.

October 19, 2021 - 18:58 -- Admin

Our Dojo is having its first night's training in what feels like about six or seven months tonight. Because jujitsu is one of those pursuits which can't really be done at a distance – you have to get up super close and real personal – it has been that long since the health directions from the Queensland government allowed for close contact sport.

Not that I could have trained much anyway.