Inauguration Day Highlights

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Nine]

Two days later….



The twins have been sick.

And I had a talk today.

And there was SO! MUCH! Awesomeness!

But first the news:

There’s a stunning video highlighting how different Biden’s inauguration was from past inaugurations due to COVID and the insurrection two weeks ago, but my absolute favourite was Amanda Gorman.

I cried.

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Outreachy Internships Available

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eight]

Grant for Humanitarian Open Source Communities

Deadline: 01 March 2021 at 1600 UTC

Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program. Internships last three months. Interns and mentors work completely remotely.

Outreachy’s goal is to improve diversity in open source. Past interns are 92% women, 64% people of color, and 12% from a historically disadvantaged caste or tribe. Interns come from around the world, with many interns located in India, Nigeria, and Uganda.

But first the news:

Outreachy is providing a grant to fund interns working with humanitarian open source communities. The Outreachy grant will pay for the internship stipend. This is an ideal chance to get a diverse set of people working with your humanitarian open source community.

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I Love Ya, Tomorrow

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Six]

Why are you so looking forward to tomorrow, Leander?

Just, cause, y’know.

No big deal.

I mean, really, whatevs.

But first the news:

“The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States at noon (EST) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president. The inaugural ceremony will take place on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. and will be the 59th presidential inauguration. Biden will take the oath of office as president, and Harris will take the oath of office as vice president.

“The inauguration will take place amidst extraordinary political, public health, economic, and national security crises, including outgoing President Donald Trump‘s attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election, which incited a storming of the Capitol, Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment, and a threat of widespread civil unrest, which stimulated a nationwide law enforcement response. Festivities were sharply curtailed by efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the potential for violence near the Capitol.[1][2] The live audience will be limited to members of the 117th United States Congress and, for each, one guest of their choosing, resembling a State of the Union address.[3] Public health measures such as mandatory face coverings, testing, temperature checks, and social distancing will be used to protect participants in the ceremony.[4]

“‘America United’ and ‘Our Determined Democracy: Forging a More Perfect Union’–a reference to the Preamble to the United States Constitution–will serve as the inaugural themes.[5]
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Shit. And a Temperature.

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Four]

Time to schedule a test.

Test Scheduled.

And they’ve gotten so streamlined about it that I’m getting tested for three hours from now.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Test Taken.

“You were tested on January 17, 2021. Your test result is negative . That means you didn’t have corona at the time.” @0900 on 18jan2021

Now the wait for results which can take up to forty eight hours to arrive.

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For Realsies Sick

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Two]

Yup, I took today off because I woke up MORE tired after a day of rest PLUS a sore throat.

Good times.

And while I slept the day away, the Dutch government collapsed.

But first the news:

And I would write more but I’m just now feeling better, having slept the whole day and am drifting back to sleep.

So enjoy reading the links.

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