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    Tea: steak and caramelised onion burger in a toasted sesame seed bun with ketchup, and fries


      Much drumming of fingers tonight, as I wait for DNS to propagate for my main personal email domain

      End of an era, too: after almost 21 years, I have moved my domain away from Easily. They were great when I first registered it with them. then they were sold, and went downhill a bit; then sold again and down some more; and repeat so many times that I've no idea who they are now. I've been meaning to move for years, and finally got around to it today because they kept rejecting mail sent from my Mac, though accepting it from my phone with the same settings. No idea what that's all about, but it was enough to provoke me into action

      I moved a domain away from them to Mythic Beasts about three or four years ago and it took several days. This time, they got it done in about twenty minutes, leaving me hastily sorting out all the config on Mythic Beasts that I'd expected to get sorted out at the weekend

      Perhaps this means Easily have improved, but if so, it's too late. My email and web hosting renew next month (the 21st anniversary) so I'll be cancelling that as soon as I've completed the move


        I found a flat. Now having a panic about how it's a lot smaller than I'd been previously looking at. The kitchen is tiny but the fridge is big enough to hold a few bottles of gin, so that's ok.

        Stupid referencing system now being battled against. I had this when I last moved too but I eventually passed.

        Oh and the daylight robbery of 5 weeks rent for the deposit plus a month in advance. Whilst you don't get your premium back with the zero deposit insurance scheme, it's a heck of a lot less painful on the bank balance.


          Morning denizens

          Email still isn't working; DNS updates seem slow, despite the TTL having expired

          Anyway, it's a fairly sunny start, albeit with patchy cloud, especially towards the east. It's expected to brighten up more later, though. Currently 10°C and aiming for 16°, with the barometers a little resurgent at 1005/1013mB







            Chilly in here at 17.7 deg, 18 deg in the kitchen, 17 deg in the leanto.

            1013.5 mBar, 29.928 in Hg, 760.18 Torr, 14.699 psi, (up from 1013 last night), 78% RH (GDR hair), 69% RH (Lidl electric).

            Meanwhile on the 1st of October 2019 WTFH visited the consultant (expensive) in preparation for his next visit (very very expensive), LM was in that London being rained on, while her stalker was in that London too, followed by thunder & lightning on her walk home, I had M&S fish for tea (which will never happen again now the shop has shut), followed by viewing on the late lamented Smithsonian channel, whereas the weather was getting chilly for NF, and LM watched a programme about maps.

            Time to get prepping?


            . Wot? No shotgun?

            Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom.

            Shopping trip to Morrisons done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away.

            Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

            Entertainment: TWATO <click>. The thing about China.

            Some minor cleaning & a little painting undertaken.

            Veronica Mars S2 E17 "Plan B".

            Mr Elizondo's Unidentified: Close Encounters.

            Iolo Williams showing us adders, owls, nightjars, water voles and the like in the valleys from Tonmawr, Maesteg & the like. Next ep (not next week) is the Rhondda.

            Old Slowhand in concert in 2005 with a fine selection of ancient artistes.
            Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 24 May 2024, 20:31.
            When the fun stops, STOP.


              Morning all

              Sunny with lumps of fluff. Dry with no rain forecast. Currently 17 degrees with a high of 19 expected. Barometer up to 1019 mBar.

              Having slept on the flat situation, I'm definitely thinking I was too hasty. Put in a few calls to follow up on places I'd previously not considered and am hoping to squeak in a viewing or two asap. I did come to the realisation last night that my tendency to react badly to ultimatums does put me in a pickle sometimes.


                Lunch: Heinz tomato and basil soup with white toast

                The soup's nice enough, but I'll probably stick with the traditional one from now on. Worth trying though

                Email has finally sorted itself out, once Mythic Beasts gave the server DNS a kick up the backside


                  Weekend! Even better: Bank Holiday Weekend!


                    I've had a rack of ribs in the freezer (the one that came with the flat, not the ailing one) for nearly a year, and last night I transferred it to the fridge to thaw overnight. At lunchtime I cut open the vacuum pack it's wrapped in, planning to apply some BBQ sauce as a marinade, preparatory to cooking it this evening. But it smelt really bad so I left it for the afternoon, as sometimes things smell bad immediately upon coming out of a vacuum pack but are OK after a little airing.

                    Gave it a sniff just now, and: no. Very much not OK

                    Looks like you can't keep a rack of ribs that long. Also looks like I'm having something else for tea


                      Fallback food turned out to be chunky breaded cod with chips and beans. Very nice; been a while since I've had that