When people in Germany, where I live now, ask if something is “typically English”, I am often at a loss to explain and frequently say that it isn´t. It may be typical of a part of the population but not in a general sense for all.
Here is a quick update on various topics that I´ve mentioned recently, I´ve divided them up into paragraphs. Hopefully something interesting in here for any readers.
Today, I got an email from my oldest daughter´s school with advice for parents of school children about how school might be restarted after the Corona “break”. Among various guidelines was a line which caught my attention along the lines of “the mix of regular school attendance and learning in a home based situation can be expected to last well into the next school year”. It was well hidden amongst guidelines and advice for travel to and from school and what to do and not to do when in school.
Flicking through today´s news items I stumbled upon several short articles dealing with the issue of immunity after SARS-Cov-2 infection. There is certainly no current consensus on the issue and, at the current time, no hard data to prove things one way or the other. This made me think about possible scenarios after the current first wave of infections. If the immunity that those who have been infected develop lapses within a year or two then we may well enter into a cycle of waves of infections, each modulated by the levels of social distancing and the numbers of infections in the region. This would imply that we might need to significantly reduce the density of interaction and concentrations of people in all areas of our lives.
I have collected some interesting files about the last SARS outbreak in 2003 and about the family of Coronaviruses. I have put them all in pdf format for ease of reading, they should all be readable in full-page format.
The day had been a long time coming, there had been ups and downs as in all long relationships, finally, Brit had said she was going. Some had said it had always been a marriage of convenience, others said they´d seen sparkles of real love at times, several aged relatives mumbled that they were just too different.
Anyway not to be deterred by this I decided to go all out and try to get a proper Ubuntu desktop installation up and running inside Ubuntu Touch:
I was probably getting a bit carried away with my successes using Ubuntu Touch. I had, however, had a lot of trouble getting libertine containers up and running, in fact, it wasn´t working at all and I couldn´t get any packages installed. After OTA-13 was released I tried changing update channels from the Sony “development channel” to the “stable release channel” and back again but the net result was that open store started crashing and various apps that had worked fine up until then stopped working.
Following on from my last report on uNav on Ubuntu Touch, I have done some further testing with uNav locally. I had one navigation hang-up …
I have now done a small amount of testing with the uNav app on Ubuntu Touch on my Sony Xperia X using offline mode and can say that it works just as I had hoped! I prefer to use offline mode with data “onboard”.