October 7th, 2019

#6876: Monday, done

And not a minute too soon. I still don't have admin access, so the things I can do are limited at best, but at least I was able to give one guy a docking station and loan out a PC for use on "Safety Day", tomorrow and Thursday.

Progress is slow but steady. We'll get there.

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Speaking of which, scientists have identified a common protein used by all common cold viruses. Figure out a way to neutralize that one specific protein, and the cold just...goes away.

An actual cure for the common cold.

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I agree, SpaceX's Starship booster looks like something out of a forties' scifi serial. Please note that this is not a bad thing.

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Trump pulls troops out of Syria and I think that's a good thing, too. America needs to stop acting like the world's policeman. If those assholes want to fight, let them fight.

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I am tired, though.

The pain in my lower abdomen has receded to discomfort, mostly low-level which I can ignore. I do still get a couple of twinges from time to time. Still, it's vastly better than it was even yesterday evening, and I have a feeling that sometime over the next couple of days there'll be a blowdown that ends this nonsense, at least for the time being.

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I did manage to get all my scheduled weekend chores done. Changed the oil in Mrs. Fungus' car, drained the pool, got the dishes washed. I call that a "win" considering how much pain I was in on Friday.