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squidink

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active Jan 2022
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  • in COVID-19
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    Oh bollocks, I went to A&E to get some chest pain checked out on Monday, and just got a notification I was sitting near someone who's tested positive. Was probably in the same small waiting area as them for about 5 hours, so it feels more worrying compared to the other day when I had a notification and had been near a co-worker for maybe 25 minutes. I have oral surgery tomorrow and have a bad feeling I'm gonna wake up feeling like shit and get bumped back 2 months (again).

    Gotta say it pissed me off to hear everyone coming in saying 'no of course, no fever or cough or anything' when questioned at the door, then multiple people would sit down and start coughing up a lung, sometimes with their mask on their chin. Meanwhile I was gritting my teeth wearing this FFP3 that sliced into my ears for about 7.5 hours total.

  • in COVID-19
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    Yeah I've taken a few tests this week too and they were all negative. Just got a text with the PCR result and that's negative too. Oh well, if I have a bad cold or the flu I'd rather not give that to my parents either so it's probably good I cancelled; today I've been coughing and sneezing a lot so would have gotten the whole train carriage ill too. I think maybe it's something my wife had last week and shrugged off after a couple of days but has hit me harder (which is what usually happens tbh).

  • in COVID-19
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    Was meant to get the train today to see my parents for the first time in quite a while, but I woke up on Friday with a very sore throat and a notification that I'd been in close contact with a positive case on Tuesday (80% sure it was my manager). Had to make a decision on whether to go and eventually called them and told them we wouldn't be there, although my brother and sister-in-law are still going. Everyone was gutted but I think it was the right decision; whatever I have is currently kicking the shit out of me and I wouldn't want either of my parents to be exposed. My dad's care home just came out of a weeks-long block on visitors after several positive cases there so it would be so bad if I was the cause of another one of those.
    I took a walk-through PCR in Crouch End on Friday at lunchtime but haven't had a result yet; this is the first time it's taken more than 24 hours for me but I guess they must be overwhelmed right now? If it's not Covid it's possibly the flu because I feel really awful and had pain all down my back and into my limbs this morning.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think when I've had some Indonesian coffees in the past I remember these flavours being noticeable, so maybe see if any roasters you like are doing anything from e.g. Sulawesi or Java and check the flavour notes in the description?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Did you just happen to buy natural process Ethiopians every time rather than washed? A boozy berry liqueur taste is pretty common in those, but then I enjoy that myself and it's often present in natural coffees from other countries, not just Ethiopia. Maybe you just have a preference for washed coffee?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    A couple of weeks ago my colleague and I ended up with splitting headaches because of the same issue - some guy walking around under our window in the hospital car park with a leaf blower for three hours. Thing is there weren't even any leaves there to begin with! He was just slowly wandering around pointing it at the concrete; really felt like someone trying to stretch out a pointless job so he could avoid doing something else he liked less.

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    Finally playing Disco Elysium now that it's on the Switch. Loading times are atrocious - although I guess as a Switch owner I'm used to that now - and I wish the autosave triggered more frequently (going back through dialogue trees you already exhausted thanks to a crash isn't that fun) but it's starting to get a hold on me now that I've been stumbling on side investigations etc.

  • in COVID-19
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    I do two days a week in the office right now (mostly to send letters which is the one thing we can't really do WFH), but they've announced there's going to be a monthly mandatory non-Zoom team meeting where everyone piles into this big room they've rented elsewhere in the hospital. I don't really see the point and kind of resent having to have lunch early and schlep out there. At least for me it's just north -> east London, but we have a few people way down south who are going to find it pretty disruptive I think.

  • in Photography
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    You can get the less famous Yashica rangefinders for less than £50 easily I reckon. I got a decent condition Minister D from eBay for £38, and I got a J for £14 from Oxfam (the former was designed for a defunct battery but there are alternatives/adapters and that only powers the light meter anyway). The Campus is always cheap too.

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