Things are moving along slowly here at the Manor.
The tree is finally down. Actually, I decided to leave the tree and just remove all its branches. It looks a bit weird but it reminds me of Nelson’s Pillar after the IRA blew it up. I actually had some pieces of the pillar debris but they got lost in one of my house moves.
Leastwise the house is a lot brighter, and I mean a lot. And that’s before there were leaves blocking the light [and the satellite signal]. I was very sorry to see it go but consoled myself with the thought of all that carbon that’s about to be released when the wood is burned.
The laptop is still playing Lotto. I have given up trying to fix it, having done a few more factory restores. It works in both Linux and Windoze but it’s an effort to get into either. I’ll just have to live with its annoying vagaries. Apart from that it’s a really lovely laptop.
As I scribble, there is a bloke working on our boiler. We thought it was a simple part replacement but it transpires that the entire boiler was clogged up with soot. He’s vacuuming up bag loads of stuff that he’ll probably sell on to the Fingerprint Section of the Major Crime Squad.
Okay. He’s gone. And the house is going into thermal overload. It should keep Herself happy anyway.
So the only big thing left is the car test. I’m dreading that. Not the test: the getting up before dawn.
According to our Glorious Gubmint current restrictions don’t allow visitors, even in the garden. Not one. If I chatted to a neighbour over the fence I would probably be breaking the law. How that would cause mass deaths and disrespect for the HSE, I don’t know but the law is the law. Anyhows, in the last few days I reckon we have had around ten people around, from nurses and boiler people through tree surgeons [surely surgeons are medical?] to neighbours helping themselves to some nice beech logs and even just neighbours calling.
They are all welcome.
Fuck the regulations.
I'm sure you're way ahead of me and it's years since I fiddled in it, but have you booted into the BIOS? Is the BIOS even still a thing these days? If it is still a thing, I remember there used to be settings in there to set the boot order of the computer.
Whoa!! Just got your Email regards Martin Scriblerus. I'm honored and humbled by your kind gesture.
Yup. Way ahead of you. Tried everything in there. It has one peculiarity – I can't set it to boot from USB by default. It will only recognise the existence of a USB port if there is a drive plugged into it. Weird.
As for Martin S? Don't blame me.
"it's not Nelson's Column it's Nelson's Willy"
The Stiffy by the Liffey?
And Nelson's Column is in Trafalgar Square while Nelson's Pillar was where all buses went to in Dublin
Is it true that the army’s removal of the stump caused more damage than the IRA bombing of the top half?
If I remember correctly one taxi was damaged by falling masonry in the first explosion.
Then the army came along, piled sandbags all over the place and fired off their explosion which shattered just about every window in sight. They made one hell of a mess and became the laughing stock of Dublin.
My recently bought printer insisted on connecting by wi-fi. My computer however insists on describing it as USB – no matter it prints somehow. But when I switch on the PC in the morning the printer is asleep, and I always get a message that a USB connection is failing to respond and cannot be connected. Sometime this is irrelevant, it pops up then goes away, but other times, at random, it results in the USB mouse not working -so I have to unplug the mouse and allow the PC to reinstall the mouse. Digital should be 100% consistent. I can only conclude that simple traditional binary electronics has been infected with transgenderism.
I suppose that is sound logic. If binaries can switch around in genders then obviously they can switch in processors. So the question now is what gender my laptop is trying to be?
So, your house is brighter, hotter and my guess is you're getting a much better satellite signal. So far so good. Sorry about the laptop but at least it works? I actually wrote a post on the old blog about our new laptop (no quirks so far). Not too sure why I did but I figure I just wanted see how the keyboard worked. It's robust, I can tell you that. Our largest cat ran over the keyboard–no damage.
Of course I read your post. You know that cats have an obsession with keyboards. It's one of the strange quirks of nature.