It hasn’t done badly – I’ve had it for about 3 years, and considering it has had me sitting on it almost every day, I think it deserves a good retirement. In fact, I was so pleased with it, that I went back to the same company who sold it to me – Chellgrove Office Furniture, in Peterborough.
Month: March 2013
At the risk of sounding an apologist for Boris Johnson, let’s look at those issues briefly.
As a professor bids goodbye to his colleagues, he admits that he is actually a centuries-old caveman.
Action starts at about a minute, but watch the thing from the start – it’s worth the wait.
But today I found something new – using the voice note option of Google Keep. It actually isn’t too bad at transcribing, if I make sure I enunciate properly. But speaking in my normal tone, the most mundane sentences can be transformed into something that seems like out of Finnegan’s Wake. While most of it is nonsense, sometimes you see a phrase that is interesting, and that you can build something on.
As it happens, I have next week booked as holiday (for various reasons), so I am stealing a couple of days from my plans, and popping down for an overnight trip for a good steak, a drink and a chinwag.
I tried various things, numerous times, including a reboot and a complete factory reset, but it stayed perpetually searching. while my phone and tablet both were picking up satellites galore. In the end, the phone got me through the trip, using Google Navigation. This meant my (work) phone took a small hit on mobile data, but as it was a work trip anyway, that’s not an issue.
This isn’t through any inflated ego, or delusions of grandeur. It is simply that I have discovered sites that are taking my content, putting it on their own website, to make it look real, and then attempting (and failing) to spam the comments on my original website with links back to “my” article on their site. Which, of course, carries advertising.
As a result, I sometimes look at the blog, and think “who could really be interested in all of this, except me?”
Following on from a previous post, I spent an evening earlier this week, googling for likely alternate food retailers. It was a surprisingly long list, and I intended to check a few of them out today.
It does the same kind of job as a cut capo, but is more flexible. When clamped to the fretboard, it has individual fingers that depress the strings you want.