- Toilet roll - I thought I knew how it was made, but then I watched a clip from the BBC and I’m now convinced that they steal toilet paper from giants and then use some kind of shrink-ray to ready it for consumers.
- WFH - Starting Thursday this week we’ve been asked to work from home until further notice. I’m thinking about if there are changes we could try in our team to help us adjust to working remote more. The Maintaining connection & collaboration at a time of isolation email from Tessa’s Collaborative Future arrived in my inbox just in time.
- More multiplayer crosswords - I’ve heard that at least one team is using Multicrosser to do crosswords together while remote. I also had a peep at the Guardian’s new Puzzles App which is provided by Amuse Labs. Excitingly, it lets you share a crossword with one other person to do real-time solving.
- Work area improvements - I’ve spent some time this weekend tidying our spare bedroom and making it a bit more pleasant to work in. I’ve bought some soft furnishings, put up a couple of pictures and ordered posters from the London Transport Museum and Science & Society Picture Library.
- Gaming - Nvidia has made their game steaming service Geforce Now generally available. I jumped at the chance to run Cities: Skylines which I’ve been aching to play for ages but couldn’t on my underpowered laptop. There’s an occasional stutter where everything looks like a 10%-quality JPEG, but otherwise it works really well. I’m going to see if connecting via ethernet instead of wireless improves reliability.
- Eating - I’ve been going through all the veggie items in Morrisons freezer section, I really rate The Best Layered Vegetable Tart - it really is.
- Watching - The last two Inside No. 9 episodes were my favourites of the series. Also, Bon Appétit fans will enjoy an interview with a lot of the Test Kitchen and “Amateur Toy Maker Attempts to Make Claire Saffitz Bootleg Action Figure”.
- Spot my face - My team has rebuilt our careers page to be the nicest looking careers page of anywhere I’ve worked. Can you spot all the places my face appears? (hint: you need to view the page on a larger screen to see them all).