Sunday 3rd May – Ernest Junction Tunnel
Coronavirus Lockdown Day 42
1035 cases: 1 new.
I went to vacuum the server, which has been being naughty and complaining that “the IPMI device driver attempted to communicate with the IPMI BMC device during normal operation. However the communication failed due to a timeout.” I set the vacuum to max power mode, and after several seconds it stopped, showing an amber LED, and then a blue flashing LED. After some investigation we discovered that a blue flashing LED means flat battery, so—even though it had already been on the charger all day—we put it back on the charger. A short while later it said it was charged, so I tried again—but the same thing happened. A quick call to Harvey Norman advised us that we should call Dyson directly, and that they have a repair centre somewhere here in Brisbane. However, when I tried to call them, I was told there was an 18-minute wait to get through, so we decided to wait until Tuesday.
Ernest Junction Tunnel
Bronwen, her frizzy hair, and I drove down to Ernest Junction Tunnel. I’d recently heard about it on Facebook and had been wanting to go have a look, and now that our overlords have graciously rewarded us for our servile bootlicking by allowing us to travel as far as 50 kilometres from our homes, and considering that it seems to be exactly 50 kilometres from home if I use a particularly blunt pencil and some slightly-stretchy string to draw my circle on the map, I decided it would be a good time to go have a look.
I also bought the cheapest petrol I’ve come across yet while I was down there—75.9¢ per litre for 94 octane E10.