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bothwell

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Feb 2023

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    "Cyclist collided with bladed object", surely

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Dietrich 4eva <3

    The biggest problem with Hong Kong is the complete lack of Dietrich, though I guess I can't see him getting along very well with Duncan (not that I did either), and we do get Gobbet instead who is also great. Love Gobbet. And Auntie Cheng is fabulous, she's so dangerous and grotesque. You've got me wanting to yet another playthrough of all three now!

    But I will resist, I'm playing Divinity Original Sin 2 now that I've finally got a machine that'll run it. I regret to report that I boned the skellyman just to see what'd happen. I ain't proud. I see Larian have still not seen fit to fix the thing where you can pick up heaps and heaps and heaps of crap that does nothing and for there to be absolutely no way to tell the difference between stuff that does nothing and stuff that does something. Why can this wooden doll be used in a recipe, but that wooden doll can't? What are all these inkpots and quills doing lying around for the taking if you don't actually need ink to write a scroll? How many disembodied feet and bloodied torsos and severed heads is it really necessary to carry around in your pockets? Also I picked up a void chicken called Peeper somewhere and it peep peep peeps all the livelong day and it is maddening. I am having fun, though. I feel like the incoherence of D:OS is one of the most charming things about it.

  • in COVID-19
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    Oh good, hope it helps you! HRV hasn't been hugely helpful for day-by-day analysis for me, but it's very good at identifying longer term trends, and even though it's unlikely to make you feel any better, being able to see the data mapped out can help to feel a bit more in control.

    It's also useful because so many of the symptoms are simultaneously very persistent and very vague, so you end up second-guessing yourself, like, is this actually a real thing or am I just imagining it? Being able to see those longer term trends of HRV tanking and rising helps you contextualise subjective symptoms/experience in a more objective way. And if you've enjoyed Strava or whatever then you'll be familiar with the lure of personalised data over time, heh.

    Good luck!

  • in COVID-19
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    Sorry to hear, hope you do make the fullest recovery possible. Have you considered Body Politic? It's international and online-only, but they're also recommended by UK-based Long Covid SOS, and at this stage it sounds like you'd maybe benefit from chatting about management strategies for brainfog etc - Body Politic users should have loads of those.

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    Is there something else I should be using or just buy more blades and change them more regularly?

    Apols for bezos link, but I use one of these ceramic cutters, which has lasted a lot longer than any metal blade has: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07K­YWLVCQ/

    It's got a magnet in so I can stick it to the fridge, and it's fairly difficult to injure yourself with it, which from personal experience has not applied to standard stanley blades or breadknives 😅

    There are other variations for different uses, apparently the mini one i have isnt recommended for cutting up cardboard, but the cardboard police haven't been around to arrest me yet for using it on cardboard

  • in Rides & Races
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    That's what the AGM is for, for raising these valid and important concerns before the committee. If you didn't go to the AGM then you are giving your tacit approval for London-wide Ride Consolidation, and for our new sponsorship and insurance deal with Shell.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, I agree! It's one reason (the other being bone idleness) that I've been resisting clearing it all up, the bees and whatnot love the mess.

    The dead honeysuckle is too stringy and gappy to support much wildlife, so it's mostly just ugly. When it gets too unbearable I pull the dead bits off and put them onto one of my many, many fallen wood piles :-)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    i've got a line of plum trees, and there's native honeysuckle all over them. It doesn't seem to bother the trees at all, but when individual honeysuckle branches die, they stick around in huge tangled leafless snarls that look (imo) pretty fugly. I'm comfortable living with it, though. Goes with the huge tangled snarls of bramble and bindweed elsewhere(!)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Somebody had better tell some of my more militant neighbours who presumably are considering self immolation to remove the LTNs in our neighbourhood.

    One of my neighbours picked a random local councillor to be Responsible For Those Bloody Cycle Lanes and posted on NextDoor that he hopes said councillor dies in a house fire 🙃

    He'll be delighted by this news, I am sure

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    he he. Did the paraglideed

    I looked him up on Youtube and he's got loads of very silly paragliding videos. Here's one for anyone feeling hungry 😅 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoN9bxuT­Qj4

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