Skip to main content

Seeing something I haven't seen before, building something that never existed before.

Collecting new skills and experiences like precious shinies.

Artisanal bit wrangler & @elgg expert, Open Science and Indieweb, @withknown core contributor.

Hacker, Wanderer.

Have laptop, will travel.

www.marcus-povey.co.uk

www.linkedin.com/in/mapkyca

www.twitter.com/mapkyca/

github.com/mapkyca

Police checkpoints, government printing money, state permission to leave your home, queues to get into stores and empty shelves when you get there. Surely there must be another way to make the socialists feel at home?

Prediction: after the current crisis is over you'll see temperature checks at airport security, and if you have a fever (or cough or other sign of illness) you're not permitted on the flight.

Me and the team just had our first virtual pub lunch. Conducted over video conference, with a screen share to do the pub quiz! won't beat human ingenuity (and desire for a pint with friends)

I never imagined that the End of the World would be so boring.

The day job has activated its force majeure clause; almost all UK and EU research infrastructure is shutting down except for priority research. Staff that can being ordered to work from home.

PSA to some of those still saying that "it's ok, because is just like the flu"... remember, most of you who said you've had flu and were ok... haven't had the flu. You just had a bad cold. Flu is next level shit, and is _worse_

Now that we live in a world where even our pandemics are made in China, perhaps after all this we need to re-evaluate whether it's a good idea to be so materially reliant on a totalitarian regime.

While not "officially", for all practical purposes my day job's offices has shut down because of . Just finished our first standup over VC - my team appearing in little windows like The Brady Bunch. If this is the new normal, I think we can deal.

Remember folks: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Cover your goddamn mouth!

Loving that Corona is doing what decades of advocacy has failed to do - strong arm a bunch of Boomer bosses into accepting remote working as a thing.