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Life Work

Covid clinic

Joondalup style

it’s an amazingly quiet morning. You should never say that of course as there is always a price to pay when you use the q word

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Life Work

Life for the next month

A different form of self isolation.

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Life Work

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.

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Life Work

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.

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Life Work

Reconfiguring a hospital

There is so much to do. People to redeploy. Anxiety to quell. But at this stage I think we are getting as prepared as possible for what is coming.

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Life Work

COVID-19

Well, it’s been a week of it. Mass ignorance followed by mass panic. I still think its the calm before the storm.

We need cooler heads to prevail. Panicking is not going to help.

At a federal level they are just starting to acknowledge this. Fortunately at a state level this has been tracked for a while.

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Technology Work

Server stable.

Holding at 60 degrees, despite the heat. Fan at 1800 RPM. All good so far.

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Technology Work

Server relocation

After the (brief) server downtime today, I’ve realised it’s the mesh wifi that is part of the problem. So the server has gone to the node now. It’s truly a headless box.

I was a bit worried about the temperature but the fan seems to hold it at 57-60 degrees which is ok I guess.

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Technology Work

UPS

Added in another UPS into the system to hopefully protect the server and maintain its uptime.

Will see how that goes.

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Technology Work

Mail Server

This is for documenting the server woes I’ve had. In fact, it started as woes not related to my server, but to the email server that net registry was running for painscience. That just failed on friday.

After two days, being told by tech support that they couldn’t fix the problem with cPanel, I decided to build my own email server.

And it works!

Along the way, its been a voyage of discovery, with SSL certificates (to secure the webmail), and even a lot of pain with getting wordpress generally to work with SSL. But that seems to work now after a lot of experimentation.

So, for better or worse, I have a mail server now running in its own VM… At least the cost per user is pretty low (like, zero other than my time).

I’ll probably need a bigger SSD at some stage, but for now mostly its about backups.