Friday, May 1, 2020

the pneumatic adventures of a mouse

My dad is writing comic books for his grandchildren and sending them in installments as quarantine entertainment. In the most recent one, "The Aquatic Adventures of Jooles the Mouse", Jooles lives in an old theatre in London, and rides the pneumatic tube around the building ...

Monday, April 13, 2020

pandemic post

I cannot blame the coronavirus pandemic for the lack of posts this year, but before I get onto cheerier topics, here is a public announcement from WHO:
Specifics for transport of samples to laboratory:
Ensure that personnel who transport specimens are trained in safe handling practices and spill decontamination procedures.
Follow the requirements in the national or international regulations for the transport of dangerous goods (infectious substances) as applicable.
Deliver all specimens by hand whenever possible. Do not use pneumatic-tube systems to transport specimens.