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  • NickFitz
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    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

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  • ladymuck
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    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.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Friday.

    Dry.

    Sunless.

    Grey.

    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?

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/prepping-e...170000237.html

    . 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.

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  • NickFitz
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    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

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  • ladymuck
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    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.

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  • NickFitz
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    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

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

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  • NickFitz
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    Off to Not-Big-Enough Sainsbury's, where it transpired that the self-scan handsets were all offline

    As I wasn't in the mood for scanning loads of stuff while being harangued about bagging areas by some robot, I grabbed the barest minimum of stuff I needed and left, spending just over £12 in total

    Turns out they don't even sell Viz there, the new (last week) issue of which was one of my primary intended purchases. I'll have to find time to go to the big one instead

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  • NickFitz
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    Kind of busy today, but it's a frustrating kind of busy, trying to ask people for what we need so they can explain to other people and so on down the line, until finally a response comes back which is clearly to a different question. That and fixing stuff other people have broken because it's quicker than explaining what they broke and getting them to fix it

    Anyway, in the midst of all this nonsense, lunch - so, so long ago it seems - was a fish finger bap (wholemeal) with ketchup

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull, overcast. Not raining. The sun might make an appearance after lunchtime. Currently 14 degrees with a high of 18 expected. Barometer up to 1014 mBar.

    Lots of viewings this afternoon. Saw a lovely flat yesterday but, on reflection, it wasn't right for me. The kitchen had hardly any storage and I really hate open plan kitchen / living rooms. I think that has become the one thing I refuse to compromise on. Also noticed that the flat I missed out on earlier in the month is still being advertised. I have a couple of viewings booked with that agent today so will find out why that is. Today I have six viewings across the Ealing area. I really hope one of them is worth going for.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    He's German, so he doesn't have the excuse of being American and not knowing where anything is
    Push comes to shove he could have asked his dad. .

    Morning.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Dry.

    Cool in here at 18.4 deg, 18.5 in the kitchen, 17.5 in the leanto, 14.5 in the salting house.

    1010 mBar, 29.82528 in Hg, 757.56 Torr, 14.6488 psi, (assuming I tapped it last night: up from 1005), 78% RH (GDR hair), 71% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 1st of October 2019 NF had chicken bits in breadcrumbs for lunch, I though all the freeview sets & set top boxes were fecked until the :lightbulb: moment when I retuned them all to find that fixed 'em, returning the 144 channels of tulip to choose from, whereas WTFH was awaiting some surgery, and there was some discussion of why certain places have "Brook" in their placenames & the dire consequences thereof.

    I related the story of The Flooded Gardens of 1991, and I realised a couple of days ago that the water concerned was contaminated with sewage since at that time the sewer fed raw & untreated into the Llantwit Brook before passing under the canal into the river, or at least it did until that culvert was blocked. There's a pumping station there now that was installed in 1996 IIRC.

    Fridge duly cleaned behind, cleaned inside, cleaned underneath, reassembled, reprovisioned & back in place. Knackered now. Memo to self: maybe doing it every 3 months might be quicker..

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom: it's chilly out there today. Nearly needed a scarf & gloves..

    Lunch: baked spud etc.

    Entertainment: Y&Y waffling on about the Three Words thing. Then on to Sliced Bread <click>

    Much cleaning of the leanto, upsetting many spiders. Even cleaned the lampshade (Wilko, el cheapo, £4 IIRC) which was looking rather grim, but some of the cillit bang crap hygene & bleach served to make it look almost like a new piece of crap rather than a 10 year old piece of crap.

    I think there's a leak in the roof.

    Veronica Mars S2 E16 "The Rapes of Graff". . The visiting the local uni one.

    More cleaning.

    Tea: chicken in white sauce with rice n peas etc.

    Entertainment: PM. Vintage Voltate (subtitles): Porsche 944 electrickfied.

    Dan Do. Houses yng Nghymraeg.

    After which there was Mr Elizondo again, this time about civil aircraft having closer encounters that would seem whise.

    War Walks 6/6: Professor Richard Holmes (who didn't live long enough to get his pension) talking of the Battle of Normandy: Operation Goodwood.


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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Cloudy start but sans the rain that was such a feature of yesterday, though at least that gave us one of the defining images of a spectacularly dismal political career shambling to its end

    Currently 11°C and only climbing to a mere 15°; the barometers are up again at 998/1006mB

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  • NickFitz
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    Watched an old Police Interceptors earlier

    And then read some more of Blitzed, in which the Wehrmacht has barrelled through the Ardennes and all the way to the Channel coast by dint of taking large quantities of crystal meth and not sleeping for several days

    Mildly annoying that the author keeps referring to them aiming for "the Atlantic coast" though. I think he's referring to the larger goal of conquering France, but it would have made sense to use "the Channel coast" or "the North Sea coast" in the context of this particular offensive. He's German, so he doesn't have the excuse of being American and not knowing where anything is

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Giving a new medical documentary a try. Trauma Room One on Channel 5.

    So far (10 mins in) it's less focussed on patient stories and more on the medical procedures, which I quite like. Will see if they do the human interest malarkey towards the end of the episode.

    It did remind me that some consultants are not called "Dr". Is there something they don't do after getting their medical degree which means they don't get that?
    Surgeons? Traditionally, surgeons are called "Mr" rather than "Dr"; something to do with the profession deriving from barbers rather than medics

    That's when all of them were men, of course

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  • ladymuck
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    Giving a new medical documentary a try. Trauma Room One on Channel 5.

    So far (10 mins in) it's less focussed on patient stories and more on the medical procedures, which I quite like. Will see if they do the human interest malarkey towards the end of the episode.

    It did remind me that some consultants are not called "Dr". Is there something they don't do after getting their medical degree which means they don't get that?

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