133 day streak of Esperanto lessons on Duolingo. 😇
@matigo No, but it is a valid comparison, just a more wide-spread genocide. Too many “oops” viruses out of the Asian (ok mostly Chinese) region. Whether from societal behaviours or regime alleged accident, things need to change.
Likewise the behaviours that transmit Ebola in Africa. At least that isn’t the current pandemic. That would be truly horrific.
That said, this disease appears to be less dangerous than it might have been so it’s all a bit weird.
@jextxadore I agree. Personally I’d like to see severe repercussions against the Chinese government, but I’m not convinced it will happen. It’s made me think twice about purchasing anything made there. They have done a grand job of ruining world economies, first with undercutting prices via cheap labour (& yes I realise the consumers are complicit thanks to a desire for more stuff more cheaply). Now they unleash a virus into the world, from which, no doubt they will recover first & we’ll somehow end up even more dependant on trade with them. If anyone dares criticise the CCP then they are met with all sorts of veiled and not-so-veiled threats. They aren’t happy with the UK for removing Huawei from our 5g rollout.
@jextxadore My sleep cycle is appalling, to be fair, but only in more recent years, whereas I’ve worn photochromic specs for as long as I can remember. It’s more psychological for me, I think. Although lack of exposure to sunlight can affect mood, I believe. I rarely open my curtains, to keep as much heat out as possible, but I do go out with the dog.
@jextxadore I wouldn’t. Killer heat and humidity for me! But I imagine a lot of your buildings have aircon so staying indoors is comfortable. Not the case here; often hotter indoors, just not skin-burning hot. That said, I don’t think I’ve ever had as many freckles as I have this year - dog walking to blame for that, I expect.
I have photochromic specs so live in an always-tinted world. My pupils don’t fully contract so bright light is painful. And some oh-so elegant clip-on sunglasses for in the car.
@jextxadore Good choice. Over here a neck cape isn’t generally needed, though I can see the merits of them. I hate being hot but I hate burning flesh even more. I don’t venture out in anything over 25° - definitely not with the puppy, other than to play on the back lawn. I have a Tilley T3 which has a decent brim. My T6 airflow ironically has a narrower brim and I think I could do with a wider brim than the T3 to keep the sun off my face & out of my eyes. Hmm.
@matigo Eventual lack of support, I guess.
@matigo I prefer the static one. Definitely not the third.
@joanna I was the same, but given I don’t often use the Macbook, I figured it was time.
@matigo I've only just upgraded my MBA to Catalina. 😇