If we're proposing illiberal ID projects, I have another: Require all motor vehicles to have a smart card licence inserted and checked with a central database before it can be driven (fingerprint ID check as a bonus). Should prevent unlicensed/uninsured drivers in one swoop.

Anyone standing for public office in the UK should have to prove they can assemble a piece of IKEA furniture without assistance. Or cook a roast from scratch with no recipe book.

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Donald where's your troosers?

Three Raspberry Pi Picos already on their way. Suppose I should think of something to do with them.

Doing DIY right next to the broadband equipment while the whole family is remote working isn't at all nerve-wracking. Honest.

Using a bootable USB of Bionic desktop to run fsck. Don't say I don't know how to spend the weekend.

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This is annoying. We have a netbook which isn't good for much but a bit of surfing and the odd Zoom call. Upstairs is a desktop with a bit of oomph, but it's upstairs. I can VNC into the desktop from the netbook, but the screen resolutions are quite different and I can't easily force them to be the same, and VNC only works at existing resoutions. Microsoft's Remote Desktop does resizing, but you only get that with Windows 10 Pro, which is £120. Grr.

You'd think I was the only Brit who likes Mackerel.

We're going to need some kind of Truth and Reconciliation commission after all this. Assuming there is an after...

Looking at a catalogue of DIN Rail-mount terminal blocks, and amazed by the variety available. And I'm still only on page 80 of 700.

When All This is over, I seriously expect people to be out with pitchforks.

In the local Tesco. People don't appear to be panic buying condoms. Not sure what to make of that.

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