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๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
"Read" receipts are just a way of ensuring you're not being ignored.
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Paul mastodon (AP)
First thing I always do with a new email client is make sure it isn't sending read receipts. Those things are a bane!

Good morning โ˜• ๐Ÿ™‚
I know, but just lately I've had to use them a lot for people who I know are ignoring me. If I don't get a read acknowledgement I'm like Sheldon out of Big Bang Theory and ringing them every five minutes.


Not sure I'm interested in an email client embedded in my web browser?
Vivaldi version 1.0 was finally released. https://vivaldi.com/features/mail/


So let me get this straight. I struggle to pay my bills, including my mortgage, out of my wages and yet people on housing benefits will be entitled to get the state, i.e. taxpayers, to buy their houses for them? WTF? Have I woken up in an alternative universe?
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/housing-benefits-mortgage-boris-johnson-b2097000.html

Possibly the laziest scammer in Christendom?

From: Peter <peterlawrence26100@gmail.com>
Sent: 09 June 2022 10:15
Subject: Hello,

Notice:

There is a Will concerned that requires your interest. I contacted you before, but still you did not reply. However, reply speedy with your details listed below.

Your Names:
Address:
Phone:
Age:

A copy of the Will shall be sent to you including other information for appraisal upon receipt of your details above. Note, I will not be able to reveal more details to you upon confirming your details above for security reasons.

Thank you.

Dale J Hanson.

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Porridge is a bit like relationships. Some are sticky; some are heavy going, but all of them fill you up.
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Paul mastodon (AP)
And always improved with the addition of a bit of salt ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚ โ˜•
Yep. I put salt and syrup in mine.

I have just eaten this nasty thing.


Given the rising price of fuel, I may have to move to London if I want to get a Free Bus Pass. Either that or become an MP and have a second home in Londinium. Apparently, I'm far too young for one?


Amazing! My car insurer sent me a renewal for ยฃ404.43. I rang them after looking through a couple of comparison sites, and instantly they could get it down to ยฃ367.64. I've gone with Hastings for ยฃ303.09, saving a massive ยฃ101.34; it's a PITA shopping around, and yes, you spend forever on the phone, but a hundred quid saving is not to be sniffed at.

Hmm? Last night, I had to move my desk at home, and I found my microphone articulated arm covered in dust. After cleaning it, I spent the next few minutes thinking about using it again. ๐Ÿค”
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Apparently, they are an electro-pop band from Russia?

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Ever thought: "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" might work for some people too?
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Turning it off and on again works for everything and everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good morning ๐Ÿ‘‹
I suspect it would make little difference to me? ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ

My QNAP is under attack. ๐Ÿ˜ž
Not sure how they're doing it as HTTP is not exposed. There's no port forwarding to it, and you can't ssh externally to it?
You know, he was able to turn the Xbox on. I wonder if he could be trained to turn the NAS off? I'm not overly worried. The password (as are all my passwords) is pretty evil and even if they did get in I backed the whole QNAP up to the ARGON EON a couple of weeks ago so it'd be Trivial to wipe the QNAP and copy everything back.

I suspect this is the issue: https://www.qnap.com/en/security-news/2022/take-immediate-actions-to-stop-your-nas-from-exposing-to-the-internet-and-update-qts-to-the-latest-available-version-fight-against-ransomware-together
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Ah, first level support dog. I like the idea! Have you seen Paw Patrol? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I went into the kitchen to make a brew and while I was there I did "The Time Warp" even though I knew reception could see me on the CCTV.

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
How you start has its merits, it's how you finish that truly matters!
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/me waves like a loon at Paul
Paul mastodon (AP)
Waves back ๐Ÿ‘‹

#Hive

After a week off it's only 14:15 and I'm struggling to keep Mr Sandman at bay!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6omR281klfw

Saw a rather sad looking Ukrainian flag hanging by one corner out a bedroom window this morning and thought: "That just about sums up the situation, battered, wet and hanging on by a thread."

@Paul We have a customer who still uses Eudora, OK so he's like 187 years old and is an original customer of the business (Hands up all those who remember dial-up?) but he rings up now and again for support. I remember our apprentice when he first dealt with him: "What's Eudora!?" ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ
@Paul
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
Your customer should upgrade to Pegasus. ๐Ÿ‘ด @Paul
@Paul

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Make your own news because all the other news you see and hear is always depressing.
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Well, that's the start of a new chapter. It's just me, the wife and Charlie from now on at # The twins each own their own home.
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Good luck!!!
LOL, you have no idea how true that is.

The wife has made a Biscoff cheesecake. Only one problem, we can feed half the street with the size of the damn thing but more importantly, for how much it cost I could have bought a small island!

YIPEE! Blow the crap and dust off the barbecue! This part of Merry England has the potential for some sun today.
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
And after the barbecue and corresponding drinks you have a mattress available to take a nap.
Not any more. After today, the wife and I will be childless at # \o/

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Elden Beedle pleroma (AP)
Did someone say pie?


Bank Holiday 8:30 am
Drive to daughter's new flat with roped-up mattress in the back of the car and one half of the bed base, literally roped to the roof!

Time for a little tipple.


Grandson told to "Get a job!" after it's revealed how much it costs to feed him.


For the love of The Pond Gods! What is so special about the 9th of June?

Ordered something from eBay. Delivery: 9th June
Ordered something from Amazon. Delivery: 9th June
Ordered something from Argos. Delivery: 9th June
Ordered something from Dunhelm. Delivery: 9th June

Had to just ask my boss if I can WFH that day or the wife will go mental with the constant doorbell ringing!
Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me.
Oh, and here's another one. The stuff ordered from Dunhelm: Click and collect would come with a delivery cost because half the order had to be sent to the house and half to the store however if I have ALL the items sent to the house it is free delivery?

I'm as confused as you are.
Paul mastodon (AP)
Good grief, that makes no sense at all ๐Ÿ˜†

๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ! # # #
https://ecency.com/leofinance/@hivebuildercomps/crypto-hacker-ecency-edition-8
Every correct prediction will receive 20 Ecency points daily
Every Losing prediction will receive 5 Ecency points ๐Ÿ˜‰
First Hacker to 7 points wins the Jackpot
1 point for every correct answer
๐—ก๐—ข ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€

๐—ฆ๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†: A van and a car drove through the red lights, not amber, RED! Forcing my daughter and me off the road!

Learner driver with a driving instructor drove onto the roundabout just as I came level with them!

Maybe booking the week off was not such a good idea? #
Yeah. Scarily, driving through the lights on Red at this particular set is almost every day now. The cops around here would far rather sit in a layby in a warm BMW with the engine running waiting for a speeder than stand at the lights in the cold with a camera.
Thomas mastodon (AP)
At least you have cops ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ: "Yeah, you wait. When they get the heating relief money, all those people won't put the money up, and they'll spend it!"

๐— ๐—ฒ: "Yep. The government has basically given everyone the money they were all complaining about that they'd have to find, and now, apart from the food, they're sorted."

๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ: "I've had my ยฃ150."

๐— ๐—ฒ: "Have you? That's good. So it's started to trickle through then?"

๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ: "Yeah, I bought a top."

๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

How true. "You can have your own opinions, but you can't have your own facts." That's social media in a nutshell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YulXp2Vy7lM&t=4s

I must be missing something here? Who's ever heard of signing up to a Reseller program without knowing what's involved in being a reseller?

"๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ."
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Dear naive Pete, they want to sell your personal data no matter of your successful subscription afterwards and by applying on your own will they can do so shamelessly.
The only way I could read the T&C's was by applying "Open in a new tab"

The sky was full of planes this morning while walking the dog; I kid you not! Clearly, as of March 2022, 92,065 people were not worried about fuel bills or food prices. I wonder how many flights there'll be by the end of today? https://www.caa.co.uk/Documents/Download/9068/9392b60f-e24e-4886-b72d-4518350d71ae/4845

The fuel and food price rises were inevitable. There's no murky rich man plan to squeeze the poor. We've had a pandemic whereby the vast majority across the globe did not work but still consumed. In the UK, we've had Brexit, which means changes that will affect prices, and now we have a war going on in Ukraine that is affecting food and energy supplies. This is a global problem, not a local one. Unfortunately, the solution is "Time." time for things to calm down and return to a level of normality, although unfortunately, it'll never return to "How things used to be."
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holy chemtrails!

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Don't let yesterday's problems stop you from succeeding today!
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Good morning, have a great day โ˜•๐Ÿ˜€
And you mate.

Weening paedophiles off kids with Dwarfs

Yep, I'm a terrible human; I laughed my guts out.

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Just ๐—ข๐—ก๐—–๐—˜! it would be nice if someone on @Linkedin wanted to follow me to build a relationship rather than:

๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ
๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ
๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต
๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ
๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ

Made the mistake of accepting a request from someone I don't know. #

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
When you woke up this morning, little did you realise how much today would shape your tomorrow!
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I'll tell you what's funny about working in the IT industry, especially on the sales side of things. I spend my time raving about data throughput speeds, time-saving functions, faster communication capabilities and immediate scalability improvements and then when it comes to implementation, it's all "Ah, well, umm? we're looking at X days/Months......"

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
The thing about deadlines is it gives you an exact timeframe of when something finishes and a whole new adventure starts!
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Paul mastodon (AP)
I love deadlines, I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly past. Douglas Adams said it first, but it's still true. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good morning and #
#tzag
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
Really on point and on date quote. :-) @srednivashtar

Watched ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ on Netflix this morning. Thank the Pond Gods I don't have to scrabble down the hill to beg for water from the residents below!

This documentary focuses on the many residents of Lima, Peru, who are forced to pay up to a week's salary for just one day's water.

I am currently playing Whack-A-Mole with suppliers as they make every excuse to get out of actually looking for the items requested and instead are hoping I do the leg work for them.
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