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So I have no idea where the news outlets get their information from, but I've just been to dinner at https://www.millerandcarter.co.uk/restaurants/east-and-west-midlands/millerandcartercannock#/, and the place is rammed!

So much for having to decide between eating and heating.

For the love of The Pond Gods!

Dear Unison Sync
It's all very well saying "add preference "dontchmod"" when using the GUI.
I had to figure out that you meant the [hidden] .prf file in .unison and then look at lots of search results to find out the actual format was: dontchmod=true after breaking it several times with the wrong syntax.

Why is there not an option in the GUI to perform that task?


I am glad I am at work today. The hallway of #CastleCannon is being screeded and cannot be walked on for four hours. This means the wife is confined to the front room and kitchen till around one thirty today.

ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
And waiting for you to come back.


Liz Truss has been in charge for literally a day and she might have killed the Queen.


Wondering if Kate & William will risk getting into trouble if they take Louis, George and Charlotte out of school during term time because of granny?

Can't wait for Twitter to start bleating about the cost of the funeral when QEII pops her clogs which it would seem is imminent.

State of those hands! Poor or no circulation.



The current humidity at #CastleCannon is 96%! where am I? South America!
theru pleroma (AP)
Global warming = England the South America of Europe :P
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Bwahahahaa. We have serious drought and biggest Forrest fires ever.
theru pleroma (AP)
Global warming = Germany the Australia of Europe
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Shut up! Global warming = Denmark the Atlantis of Europe :)
theru pleroma (AP)
if all of the ice on Greenland melts then yes. Then you take the ferry to Denmark no land based border anymore
Thomas mastodon (AP)
I guess you're right. Scary.
@srednivashtar
Stuff the penguins, gimme the heat.
theru pleroma (AP)
Gulf Stream breaks and the Penguins might come visit you :P
I'll get the paddling pool out. Might be fun to have a pet dolphin.
theru pleroma (AP)
or a Penguin :) you could call it Tux
I already have an owl which that gobbit @Tig says looks like a penguin. The wife is gonna rip his plums off when she sees him.
@Tig
Tig mastodon (AP)
it is clearly a penguin, why don't you put a photo up and we will have a vote on it?
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
I think I remember a photo of it and it was clearly a penguin badly disguised as an owl. ๐Ÿง -> ๐Ÿฆ‰ @srednivashtar @theru
My solicitors will be contacting you at some stage today! :-P

Totally gobsmacked at the amount of dust produced simply from taking up [Large] ceramic floor tiles in the hallway of #CastleCannon
Lady Cannon is not a happy bunny with me, and it would seem saying: "But hold on, it was you that wanted to take the floor up!" was probably not the wisest defence strategy.
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Indeed. Because you're right!

My GP's Surgery is spamming me. I just had a text message to say I am in the category for FREE COVID and Flu jabs and that they will be sending me a text in a couple of weeks' time to invite me along for a stabbing.

Wouldn't one text be sufficient?

Today, Burger King, 12:40

๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: "Can I have a cheeseburger but without the cheese?"

I shit you not! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
tony mastodon (AP)
I did that once. In my defense, they didn't have "hamburger" on the menu.
๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I've had to revert back to horizontal desktops because Gnome 42.2 hates the Vertical Overview extension. Was having to Ctrl+Alt+F3 then Ctrl+Alt+F2 because the screen lock kept freezing then all the apps icons disappeared.
Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is a lot happier now. :-(


"Alas, poor Server, I knew him well."

We're forever chucking stuff out. The Motherboard is probably knackered.
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
You don't take out the RAM! Always keep the RAM. And the power supply.

When someone you haven't spoken to for probably twenty years phones you up: "Hi Pete, remember me? I've got some work you might be interested in quoting for." I'm ALWAYS interested in quoting for work.

Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
Iโ€™d be all like โ€œwho the hell is Pete and why do people keep ringing my phone and asking for him????โ€
Our phone number must be on a list doing the rounds in India. We keep getting different people calling asking to speak to one of our customers whose website we, in fact, host, so it kinda shoots them in the foot when they ask: "Can I speak to Mr Mark S.... please?" straight away we know who they are.

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Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
Brings back memories of the Kwik Save โ€œNo Frillsโ€ brand; plain white packaging with โ€œNo Frillsโ€ in black stencil.

Just claimed $0.01 (Curation?) reward #hive
Of course, no sympathy, so it's not worth saying anything.

#Hive
How dare you quote back at me the very same attitude I present to folk who say, "Just found 2p in the road." ๐Ÿคฃ
Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
Send me the $0.01 if you donโ€™t want it.

Iโ€™ll tally it up with all the 1p and 2p coins Iโ€™ve found ๐Ÿ˜‚


You can tell it's nearly back to school time. The #BBC has started its annual "Parents can't afford uniforms" reporting.
#bbc

Hmm? I've been hit by the gjs bug in Ubuntu 20.04

OK, OK, it's not a bug; it's supposedly an extension I've installed. Probably "Vertical Overview" but I hate horizontal desktops!


Right, that's my irssi back up and running.

I can remember almost religiously selecting "Freebird" on the pub jukebox at least twice, if not three times, most nights, but I don't remember anyone or me, for that matter, singing along to it? ๐Ÿค”


Waiting for our wonderful news outlets to start telling us we're all gonna drown from the thunderstorms. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

For all the people you see bemoaning Donald Trump, many of his policies are still in force and being actively pursued!
https://ktar.com/story/5196588/ducey-issues-executive-order-will-use-state-money-to-fill-border-wall-gaps-near-yuma/
Maybe it's not enough to focus on Trump, the person? Maybe America needs to think about itself?

I am running #Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish. Now for the remedial work!
1. Remove Google Drive from favourites.
2. Reinstate Vertical Desktops.
3. Reinstate Favourites bar hiding.
That's as far as I've got. #LeSigh

I'm always cold!

It has taken seven days, but my body has finally reached a temperature state whereby I cannot now stop perspiring. Last night was the first night I had trouble sleeping.

Had a customer's HDD [supposedly] go faulty and Windows no longer accessed it.
๐—˜๐—ป๐—ด: "You got one of those shitty Linux PE disks?"
๐— ๐—ฒ: "You mean live? I have an old one, yeah."
Voilร ! Ubuntu 12.04 to the rescue!


Bugger! I think my #raspberrypi 4 is down at home. I wonder if the CPU has burnt out in this heat?

I can't remember if it has a fan or not? LOL
Thomas mastodon (AP)
It was highly recommended to use the 4 with active cooling. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You know, I genuinely love @Grammarly and personally, I think it's well worth the money. Still, it's marginally crap regarding Twitter et al. because the AI doesn't understand you're effectively having a conversation on social media. So it has poor points of reference.


Little do they know, but I listened to the opening few minutes of @thebugcast last Friday and I have to say it must have been a very old recording because Dave and Caroline sounded waaay too young.


A couple of the lads have been working the last few days outdoors. One of them was sorting out the van when a bottle of sun tan lotion was dropped onto the floor.

๐— ๐—ฒ: "What the...? You're supposed to be working! Next, you'll be showing me lip balm!"
๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ: "Actually..."
๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Why do fookers up the park jogging or on bikes insist on maintaining their line of approach towards you in an inevitable game of 'chicken' when there is ample room and time for them to maintain their momentum by either moving to the left or the right?


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Yesterday you said: "If only." The day before, you said it too and the day before that. Today let's make it happen!
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
#fediverse #hive https://ecency.com/signup?referral=dickturpin
Hey! Today's a great day to top up your sun tan and down a couple of cheeky beers. Enjoy
Paul mastodon (AP)
That sounds like an excellent idea. ๐Ÿ˜

For the love of the Pond Gods! Having seen Ozzy on the news, I now have "Paranoid" playing over and over in my head.

Are you allowed to get frustrated with someone when twenty-five years down the line, they still don't know what things are that they've placed orders for in the past?

Does it fix to the ceiling? No.
Is it clip-on? No.

It sits on a desk or shelf or cupboard; you can plonk it on a chair if you like! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Say something nice to your mum today; some of us no longer can.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
#fediverse #hive https://ecency.com/signup?referral=dickturpin
Paul mastodon (AP)
Excellent advice. Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜•
Go and tell your mum you love her.

Charlie is taking advantage of the beers I'm enjoying and extorting numerous treats from me under threat of grassing me up to the wife in the morning.

Be my Wife.
Probably one of my favourite songs. I so hope he was smacked off his head when he recorded it, just like the video. Slightly crying inside, still numb he's gone.


Drinking beer and listening to Bjรถrk way too loud on headphones.


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Today, at lunchtime, get out of the building and sit on a bench, ideally feeding the ducks.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
#fediverse #hive https://ecency.com/signup?referral=dickturpin
It is. But no throwing a full uncut loaf at them and stunning the poor sods.
Paul mastodon (AP)
Now that's a thought ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
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