Happy 30th birthday to Lemmings! Dundee based DMA Design's classic puzzle game was released for the Commodore Amiga on February 14th 1991.
But did you know that there's a Lemmings statue in Dundee?
Back to covid-adjacent
I guess it would be different if I'd had a chance to grab some key items and/or clear out the clutter on my desk (at least now I know I don't need those hand written notes after all), which I would have done if I hadn't been sick when the work-from-home order came down. But as it was, I just had my work laptop at home and that was it.
Back to covid-adjacent
Anyway, it's weird to think that even though I still have the same job, I'll never go back to that office again. The lease expired last month and they decided to move to a new location once onsite office work is actually a thing again, and the new building isn't ready yet, so they packed everything into storage.
Now just covid
At least, I thought it was the flu. The symptoms I used to determine it wasn't Covid have since been found to be associated with Covid too, and I had a long, lingering cough after I'd otherwise recovered. And while my wife didn't get the full on flu symptoms, she got the lingering cough too.
Whatever it was, I isolated right away and we didn't give it to anyone else.
I guess at this point there isn't any good way to tell. And it probably doesn't matter anymore either.
I think the last time I ate at a restaurant was when I went out to lunch with some co workers the first week of March, and we were talking about whether we wanted to switch to working remotely early, before the order came down. Cause we all knew it was coming sooner or later.
And as it turned out, all of us who were there ended up doing just one more day onsite. Two of us switched early voluntarily, and I got the flu & didn't recover until the office closed.
I mean, I haven't eaten at a restaurant in nearly a year. Not even outside on a patio. This is the second time since last March that I've eaten anything away from home except the occasional travel mug of coffee in the car, when I'm actually going somewhere farther than the grocery store.
I'm not used to it anymore!
Yeah, I've definitely had similar thoughts over the past year.
From LA Times: "What I learned about the pandemic and civil unrest from reading ‘Les Miserables’"
fan conventions, covid-adjacent
And there's the official WonderCon@Home announcement
Sounds like they're still hoping to do San Diego in-person. We'll see. Well, other people will. I've already read the Last Stand of the California Browncoats.
And Long Beach Comic Con's website's back online, which is a good sign. I guess it was just bad timing as far as when I happened to look.
covid vaccine distribution in poorer countries, +
"COVAX's mission is to buy coronavirus vaccines in bulk and send them to poorer nations that can't compete with wealthy countries in securing contracts with the major drug companies.
"It has secured almost 2.3 billion doses for distribution this year. Of that total 1.8 billion should be made available to 92 of the world's poorest countries -- the majority of which (1.3 billion) will be at no cost."
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