terrible pun, ghosts, monkeys
@bright_helpings is watching a terrible low-budget ghost "documentary". This episode has a GHOST MONKEY.
Me: "That'd make macaque myself."
Sir David Amess, a Member of Parliament, has been fatally stabbed at a constituency surgery - a drop-in event where the public can talk to their MP about their problems.
This is twice in five years in the UK now, following Jo Cox's murder after a surgery in 2016. I know people who work for MPs and attend these events. I am very shaken.
I have been reminded by this SMBC comic just how much I hate the Monty Hall Problem. It's a bit of maths which is demonstrably, provably correct but which feels horribly wrong.
I had to write a quick Python script and run a million games to confirm, but it still feels wrong.
work (-), burnout
First meeting of the day, and I'm now being blamed for a talented engineer quitting the company because I merely escalated his impending burnout to his project manager and the director in charge of projects *six months* before he quit, rather than "bullying" them both into doing something about it.
Maybe if that's what's needed *I* should be the director in charge with the salary and authority, perhaps? Fuck's sake.
Made it to Sterling on half a tank and topped up. Petrol station guy says it's been intensely busy all day. I excused myself by describing my long drive and he forgave me.
Scotland's COVID protection is weird. The Bluetooth proximity sensing app is different from the QR code scanning app for contact tracing. And of course neither work with the England & Wales version.
Still, checked into our hotel in Stirling, and now sat a suitable social distance away from others, getting some dinner.
Have you voted for Fat Bear Junior? 23rd and 24th September: https://explore.org/fat-bear-week
"Proper" Fat Bear Week starts on the 29th September.
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