If you're fiddling about with AWS CloudFormation, stop and go use Terraform or Ansible. 😉 If, like me, your specific use case means you have to, this is really handy: lono.cloud/docs/configsets/deb

I have foolishly opened this. It's basically Sardinian crisps. And as addictive as crack cocaine. Nomnomnom. t.co/y6i6kaWxwj

I have foolishly opened this. It's basically Sardinian crisps. And as addictive as crack cocaine. Nomnomnom.

COVID19 

This program is shining a light on some wonderful people. But also showing how woefully our political leadership failed us. And particularly in "the west".

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I have no solution for this, and I can propose no better system, but it occurs to me while watching Pandemic 2020 on BBC2 that the biggest flaw of democracy is it creates a system where too many politicians, whether we or they like it or not, act in the interest of getting elected next time above the real interest of the people in the territory they are elected to represent. And that's where it all goes wrong, in the face of a pandemic, or populism, or fascism, or ...

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COVID19 

Watching Pandemic 2020 on BBC2 in the UK, astounding and painful to watch how we all stood around and watched COVID arrive without doing anything. I remember Europeans beside themselves with frustration at the British not taking it seriously, in much the same way as Asians must've looked upon Europe just a few short weeks earlier. And in spite of everything we still have anti-maskers and anti-vaxers. People still haven't understood this is here to stay.

For the first time in 4 weeks cases dropping across Occitanie. Hopefully this "lockdown lite"will peg things back to March levels and give the vaccine campaign time to have an impact.

Found online:

"Alpha Male", the early version of a male, before testing and bug fixes. Unstable and not suitable for the public.

This is cool! Custom made bamboo bikes!

FAIT DU JOUR Des vélos sur-mesure en bambou des Cévennes - Objectif Gard - objectifgard.com/2021/04/05/fa

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Ahhh, Easter weekend. By the time I've done all this DIY I'll be happy to go back to work. 😉

The cats are determined to wreck this table beyond repair. I think this time they may have managed. 🙄

I added in house temperature information, which I foolishly omitted first time around...

QT greg_harvey: I just published Heat pump vs Gas link.medium.com/SMua8uMZ6eb

Well, I've been drawing architectural plans in the evening all week, after meeting with the surveyor (online, of course) and delivering the result I think it's a good moment to open a nice Sardinian wine! Salute, @ArgiolasWinery! 🍷

That's it! A whole years-worth of clean data comparing our energy cost and use from gas boiler to high-temperature air source heat pump. I need to write up my findings!

Well. Lockdown lite for us here in . Non-essential shops shut, stay within a 10km radius, no parties please. Oh, and kids at home for a week (2 weeks for the older one). Not too bad, could be worse.

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