Video conferencing companion

Jellycat giant bunny with his Burns Brian May guitar

While I’m working from home, I’ve set myself a challenge to have Isaac’s giant Jellycat bunny do something different each day in the background of my video conferencing calls.

So far he’s:

  • Played an Ovation electro-acoustic guitar.
  • Played a PRS electro-acoustic guitar .
  • Played a Burns Brian May electric guitar (two days in a row because… it’s a Burn Brian May electric guitar!)
  • Sat on his own, just enjoying his own company.

Tomorrow… I expect he’ll be playing a different model of guitar.

Tracking my food in Trello

There is a business analyst saying that “If you don’t measure it, you can’t control it”.

With it looking ever more likely that the UK would soon lock down, on Sunday afternoon, I removed all the food from my cupboards, my fridge and freezer and have recorded it in Trello.

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Podcasts

Grover Podcasts is an excellent app for Windows 10

Over the last year, I’ve had a 45–60 minutes commute each morning. and evening. A perfect opportunity to catch up with podcasts.

Over the last year, these have been my favourite podcasts:

  • The Chernobyl Podcast
  • Edgelands
  • Death in Ice Valley
  • How to Invent a Country
  • 13 Minutes to the Moon
  • Dying for Sex

I expect you should be able to find them on your podcasting application of choice (mine is the free to use PocketCasts for Android).

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Stay at home

On a day when the Scottish Government has made it very clear that life should not feel normal right now, the street in which I live has felt the busiest I’ve ever seen it with people walking in and out of the cul-de-sac, driving in and out, drivers in loud cars heading to the local racetrack.

The Scottish first minister has said that the stricter new measures of social distancing and self-isolation that have been put in place prevent the spread of Covid-19 should not be considered optional.

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