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  • NickFitz
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    I decided that I'd do another book run instead, so a load more are now over there and a number of shelves here are looking a lot emptier

    I shifted most of the O'Reilly and PragProg books, which are surprisingly heavy en masse - I assume it's because they're printed on high quality paper. I noticed this morning that various large books of historic maps and art also weigh more than you'd expect, for the same reason.

    I was just about to leave when I spotted an actual postman, delivering mail to the art deco block across the square from mine - a rare sight these days! (The postman, not the art deco block, which has been there for about ninety years.) So I hung around until he made it to mine and delivered the letter I've been waiting for since last week, confirming the final details of the initial mortgage payment. There was also a letter from the solicitor confirming that now they've had all my money they don't need any more (or words to that effect), and two identical letters from Royal Mail confirming the mail redirection I set up. So I shall now be checking the post here, as and when we finally get some, to make sure they haven't messed up and delivered any of mine

    The bags-to-boxes system is still operating satisfactorily; I noticed this time that the thing that made my back complain a bit was when I was at the other end, unpacking the books on to the floor of the room that will be my study. Once I have some bookcases in place, that shouldn't be so much of a problem

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  • sadkingbilly
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    ........... and TPD is unborked again

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  • NickFitz
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    Just emailed over my notice on this flat. I'd better get stuff shifted

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  • NickFitz
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    Quite a productive morning. In the spirit of measuring what you can manage, I wanted to get a proper estimate of how long it's going to take me to move the contents of the bookcases. As I have a half-width one (40cm), I figured seeing how much of that would fit in the three really big boxes would be a good guide.

    So I took them down to the car, then started by taking a smallish box of books down and transferring the contents. This still made my back wag a warning finger at me, so I switched to plan B: fill a couple of bags-for-life and take them down, and that turns out to be the ideal solution

    It transpired that in (IIRC) five trips down, the contents of the half-width bookcase nicely filled the three boxes with the leftovers fitting in the bags for life, all of which makes for a perfectly manageable carload and easy unpacking with the assistance of the sack truck at the other end

    So the remaining three bookcases will require a couple of trips each. Some of the shelves are double-stacked, but a lot of them are comparatively small paperbacks (there were a number of larger hardbacks on the half-width one). Say seven or eight trips in all. No problem

    And before getting into all that, I also got the mundane laundry done on a quick wash cycle, and draped

    Now my lunchtime soup is in the microwave, and I might move assorted other junk this afternoon, just to give my back a rest; or maybe I'll get some more books over there, ready for the arrival of additional bookcases in the big Ikea delivery on Thursday

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post

    … turns out Google do a Remote Desktop.
    https://support.google.com/chrome/an...form%3DAndroid
    That'll probably do. Assuming he's Windows, I'm not sure how to set it up at his end, though I believe the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (which you'd use from your end) is free. If Windows has something like a "Sharing" control panel, it'll probably be in there, though it might also be in Networking and could involve installing some component that isn't installed by default.

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    Sunny with wispy cloud. Currently 5 degrees and it might get up to 6. Barometer up a touch to 1023 mbar.

    Busy day at the coal face after my sick day yesterday and day off Friday.

    I use Team Viewer for my parents - occasionally they cut you off with claims of "you're using it for commercial purposes" and you fill in a form and they re-enable your account.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post

    Good point, I don’t have any Remote Desktop setup for him. Any advice on what to do?
    … turns out Google do a Remote Desktop.
    https://support.google.com/chrome/an...form%3DAndroid

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    Do you have a remote desktop thingy set up so you can help him from far away if necessary? I'm thinking of doing that for my dad; although he generally manages Firefox and Thunderbird quite well, he does pick up extensions of dubious intention from time to time
    Good point, I don’t have any Remote Desktop setup for him. Any advice on what to do?

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Jobs done for dad. Also spent a lot of time tidying up his computer, there’s now a link on the desktop that is titled “Dad use this for email” so that he hopefully doesn’t end up installing the ASK search engine in google chrome and some other spamware in Internet explorer, all because he’d forgotten to click on Edge.
    Do you have a remote desktop thingy set up so you can help him from far away if necessary? I'm thinking of doing that for my dad; although he generally manages Firefox and Thunderbird quite well, he does pick up extensions of dubious intention from time to time

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Grey day out again, not very warm at 3°C but possibly getting to a balmy 6° later. The barometers are only marginally changed at 1017/1026mB

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  • xoggoth
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    Got to give me elderly neighbour a lift to surgery this morning. Fortunately was going that way to arty farty thing anyway. Lot of me neighbours in much crappier condition than me for various reasons, age and alcohol.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky.

    Cold in here at 10.8 deg, 11 deg in the kitchen, 8 deg in the leanto.

    1023 mBar, 30.209 in Hg, 767.3131 Torr, 14.8373 psi, (up from 1022 last night), 71% RH (GDR hair), 67% RH (Lidl electronic).

    Tuesday.

    Whilst back on March 15th 2019 I had a brown envelope I still haven't dealt with, NF watched "V for Vendetta" of which I had the requisite two copies, whereas WTFH had a discussion with the client.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the wan sunshine. It was colder on the way home because the breeze was in my face.

    Now that's what I call a Cold Shower. Brrrrr.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese and baked beans, a red pippy corner yog, bramble jelly blackcurrant jam and marmalade on three slices of toast (needed to be eaten), 0.91*1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Y&Y pontificating on the demise of the high street.

    These days Neath has difficulty in keeping all the charity emporia going, of which there are many.

    The afternoon's entertainment has involved reverse engineering the zapper for the tv which is well on its way to wearing out. .

    Could buy one of course, but where's the fun in that?

    Next will come the hunt for the PIC assembler source for the previous zapper reverse engineering which will probably be more difficult to find than the codes are to decipher on the 'scope. Twas ever thus.

    I think the long obsolete Sharp tv* zapper should do the business if I reflash the PIC.

    *It met the recycling container back in 2019 or so IIRC, but the original zapper & my reverse engineered one still remain.

    Then again, programming the Sky zapper for the tv might work but isn't so much fun.
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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Didn’t sleep well (again). Heading back home tomorrow from being home.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was a Plymouth Barracuda, though TBH I didn't pay much attention; it was one of those where they do silly things to it

    And the gold diggers did their digging.

    Later, the gold diggers SOS thing was quite interesting as they were teaching a bunch of veterans who have the notion that teaching other veterans with PTSD how to find gold will help them, as well as raising money for their charity. Fair enough, and it meant we got to see a bit more of the basics of finding the stuff than these programmes usually bother showing

    And as mentioned, The Repair Shop which included a unicycle, though sadly none of the usual crew were shown attempting to ride it

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: oniony chicken casserole with chips and peas

    Accompanied by The Repair Shop

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