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27 January 2021

I was talking to a friend on the phone at 6:30am this morning and told him about the discussion that followed yesterday's column regarding CV19.

When mentioned that I don't use the CV19 tracker app, primarily because my daily-ride phone is a old-school flip-phone which runs neither Android nor IOS, I was told I was irresponsible.

Yes, I do have a smartphone but I don't carry it around with me because, unlike my flip phone, it is large, cumbersome and heavy. In summer I dress light and try to remain very active, often jogging from place to place a a way of mitigating the ever-present symptoms of my Parkinson's.

"Use it or lose it" is very much my mantra and I am well aware that even a day without sufficient exercise causes a significant worsening of my symptoms.

Wearing just shorts and a teeshirt leaves nowhere to safely stash a smartphone on my person so a flip-phone it is.

However, I take issue with those who might think that this is irresponsible, for the following reason...

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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