Category Archives: Work

Mac Mini

Just spent the weekend configuring my Mac mini that’s arrived – its a 2020 model (ie the 2018 model with the feature bump):

  • 1 TB SSD
  • 16 GB ram (I know I could have got 8GB and expanded up for less)
  • Core i7 with 6 cores/12 threads.

Its a nice little server, and not a bad desktop. So I’m ready for when/if my 2012 Mac mini server fails… Amazingly its going strong to this day.

But this is a nice desktop, with room to grow. Interestingly, I noticed that my 500 GB server is actually doing ok now that I’ve pruned the snapshots of the virtual machines. So I have enough space for a while yet despite the emails that are filling it up. Still, ready for when that time comes, which will no doubt be fairly soon.

Four days off

Its been a nice run of days off. Ready to go back to the grindstone tomorrow.

The Australian figures at least are looking like we are in control of all of this. But that only means that we are going to be isolated for longer, although at a more manageable pace.

Another life

I’m suddenly living another life. I know I’m not the only person in the world to do this, but it’s strange how quickly things change.

The world is falling apart, and some bits are still in denial. I find it strange how anyone could ignore this or not see it coming.

Anyway, its here now, and time will tell how bad it will become.

First contact

It all started today. The first COVID cases started hitting us. So I’m going into exile from home, so I don’t infect anyone there.
Hopefully I don’t get it either, because that is a risk.

I’m trying to be the person the hospital needs. I think I can do that. I hope I can do that for the months ahead that this is likely to run for.

And I thought I should write this here today so that one day I can look back on it all.

So much happened today. We reconfigured the hospitals on call, started a COVID clinic, and opened our first COVID ward.

I just hope it’s all enough.