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Miserable moaning old people are not really miserable moaning old people. It's just in most cases, they've had 60 to 70 years of putting up with PITA morons. It drains you after a bit.

If ever I became Prime Minister, the first thing I would do is move Parliament and the whole government apparatus to Lindley Hall Farm, Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, because that is the centre of the UK according to Ordnance Survey.

Of course, the second thing I would do is increase my government's tenure from 5 to 10 years with a further 5-year extension option. 😉

Watched The Young Ones' "Boring" on the TV last night.

Shocking Police IQ levels

Copper 1 "Well, I said something about the Pope, didn't I."
Copper 2 "That's a bit stupid; you know she's Catholic."
Copper 1 "Yeah, I didn't know the Pope was, though."

Air Fryers are clearly the new "Thing" in this drive to lower household bills. When I got home last night, the wife berated me that from the comfort of our double-glazed home sofa, she had spent nearly two hours on her iPad tracking one down because "Everywhere is out of stock!"

So I've just been to Costa Coffee to see my grandson, and the place is rammed! And that place ain't cheap. (Obviously, I can't take a picture behind me.)

Current status on many of the Federated instances.

Twelve years ago (I'm sure it was longer than 12 years?), this man held us captive in a cellar in Liverpool. It's not The Cavern, but it did look like the sort of place Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb might hang out.

Heard a noise outside my office window that, seriously, sounded like a cat had been run over. Goddam seagull is flying in a circle overhead, screaming its arse off!

What I find so hysterical about the mass Twitter exodus to Mastodon is that the very people and attitudes Twitter leavers will cite as their reason for moving have been on Federated services for a long time. If anything, Far-Right groups are bigger on Mastodon.

I woke up this morning and spent the first hour or so convinced it was Thursday. 🤦‍♂️


I posted a comment on someone's post about how their pictures were really good and that they should create an account on Hive so they could earn money for their work. It was a genuine attempt to show them somewhere they could earn some money. I don't even think I mentioned Crypto? The individual just told me to "FUCK OFF", and then the next thing I know; their weenie friends started reporting me to Sem. I was a bit worried for an hour or so.

Today's events demonstrate that you really need your own instance on the #Fediverse.

My biggest mistake was using my account, which then put that instance owner in a difficult position which made me very concerned for them, TBH.

Groan. I take it I have to delve into the db to delete the username of an account I deleted on my #friendca instance if I want to use the username again?

It's getting very dark out there.
#dst Ended.


Watched "All Quiet on the Western Front" on NETFLIX at the weekend. Brilliant version IMO although I was surprised [Kemmerich's] boots were left out.

The wife has a basket of sweets by the front door, ready for the #halloween #trickortreat There is no longer any kids in our street, so unless some urchins from over the road show up, it looks like I'm munching through small bags of Haribo later. \o/

So my car passed its MOT Saturday with no advisories. Driving along a few moments ago, and the goddam engine light has come on! #ShakesFist

The leg on my office chair broke. I need a welder!">
#chair #weld

We were young and hungry! Well, OK. Maybe I wasn't. 😉

"Please ignore this email if you do not supply software."

So what do they all do?

"Hi, Pete, we do not supply software."

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.

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.

Today, Burger King, 12:40

𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: "Can I have a cheeseburger but without the cheese?"

I shit you not! 😱

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."

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.

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

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? 🤔

Had a customer's HDD [supposedly] go faulty and Windows no longer accessed it.
𝗘𝗻𝗴: "You got one of those shitty Linux PE disks?"
𝗠𝗲: "You mean live? I have an old one, yeah."
Voilà! 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?

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.

𝗠𝗲: "What the...? You're supposed to be working! Next, you'll be showing me lip balm!"
𝗟𝗮𝗱: "Actually..."

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?

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.