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To be clear, for the UK:

This virus is providing a look at our future. Even if we minimise death and are able to equip the nation with a vaccine, the holes in our society remain; our carer system, the NHS as a whole, education, public infrastructure.

We need better citizens.

People who ignore social distancing, self-isolation, and all of the other measures need to be immediately arrested and have those measures forced upon them.

I now have a reason to buy an Apple trackpad. 😏

Not every post on The Internet requires everybody who reads it to decide they all know The Answer and that It Must Be Posted In Reply.

It’s ok to say “yeah, that’s tough/right/interesting” or, you know, nothing at all.

Feeling particularly proud of the general tone of discourse on Micro.blog, at least with regard to those I speak with and who reply to my posts.

Maybe I’m lucky, maybe it’s because of my privilege. I don’t know. Either way it’s a damn sight better than Twitter.

You can’t just ask “when does it stop” because you don’t like the feeling of paranoia.

You should be asking “how can I help to change things” since this virus has highlighted just how dangerous our lazy living has become.

It’s time to stop avoiding the difficulties of life.

Disney+ has both the X-Men and Spider-Man cartoons from the nineties. So I’ll see you all in a few weeks. 😂

Reminder: Twitter is an especially bad social network to rely on in times of crisis. It has zero interest in showing you good things, or encouraging constructive conversations.

Try smaller spaces instead. Smaller platforms. Messengers. Chat rooms. Whatever works.

Maybe I’m weird, or old, or probably just both, but the way you pause video on Instagram is fucking stupid.

The lack of account authentication (2FA, etc) on Flickr didn’t bother me too much; after all, the people at Smugmug need time to untangle the mess made by Yahoo. However, Smugmug itself doesn’t have authentication and they acknowledged that fact six years ago. Disconcerting!

Right now I’ve never been more relieved to be British. Multiple decades of a national health service has created something of a cultural bulwark against the toddler-level trolling of self-interested politicans and the horrible actions of their mindless followers.

One of my idle web browsing habits is to use Google Maps to look at remote islands.

As a species, we get everywhere.

MAYBE IT’S TIME TO TURN THE INTERNET INTO ONE BIG PRATCHETT NOVEL. I’LL START.

I live in a country in which the manager for our national football team legitimately sounds more like a Prime Minister than the actual Prime Minister.

I wish people wouldn’t use Micro.blog to give feedback about Micro.blog.

This is such an important time for us all to try to remember that we can change only that with which we are empowered.

Whilst national news is important, for most people it simply does not impact you directly; we all need to take each step as it comes and do what we can.

Never worry about “appearing to be cool.” It’s pointless since you’ll never be as cool as Freddie Mercury.

So live your life. 🤙

We’ve watched the last two coronavirus briefings from the PM live. That’s more than enough at this point; hopefully there won’t be a pressing need to do that again in the future.

Today I am grateful for coffee.

I am looking forward to my imminent cup of coffee. ☕

Gonna be extra sad using my little iPad with the Logitech keyboard.

Tip for media streamers:

Download as much stuff as you can, even if it’s for “offline mode” where you still need to use the associated app. Broadband is going to be thoroughly tested during lockdown.