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by Pluggy
29 Apr 2021, 09:44
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Volunteer Required.
Replies: 51
Views: 3994

Re: Volunteer Required.

Global Moderator Apparently. :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
28 Apr 2021, 13:23
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Volunteer Required.
Replies: 51
Views: 3994

Re: Volunteer Required., I've aske d

After big shifts and little uns and numerous calls to Ionos, I've successfully removed my personal stuff from the OGFB Ionos account. I've contacted Ian and asked him to login, change the contact and payment details and remove me from the equation. And as Site Admin is no longer appropriate I've als...
by Pluggy
25 Apr 2021, 11:00
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Volunteer Required.
Replies: 51
Views: 3994

Re: Volunteer Required.

I've started the process of seperating my stuff from OGFB on the IONOS account. It should be straight forward but isn't[. I have our bod at IONOS calling me tomorrow morning. Once I've separated out stsr.co.uk and a another couple of my domains. It should be straight forward (hmm where have I heard ...
by Pluggy
25 Mar 2021, 13:21
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Sheesh, get a life, Dyson, its a *%&!ing vacuum cleaner..................
by Pluggy
25 Mar 2021, 12:15
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Volunteer Required.
Replies: 51
Views: 3994

Re: Volunteer Required.

Ian has suggested I post a job description of what is entailed. As I said in my first post, its mainly a second opinion so that Ian isn't working single handedly. I have no real day to day dealings with the site, but history has decreed that the hosting and domain registration etc is all in my name....
by Pluggy
23 Mar 2021, 17:14
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A nudge to a part of the board some may not frequent.

https://oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/viewtop ... 79&t=15006
by Pluggy
23 Mar 2021, 17:01
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Volunteer Required.
Replies: 51
Views: 3994

Volunteer Required.

I've communicated with Ian and he's OK'ed to put it up on the site. As many of you are aware I have a debilitating condition I inherited from my mother. Its gradually robbing me of my mobility and its become very taxing from a mental standpoint in staying positive. I'm down to being only only able t...
by Pluggy
26 Feb 2021, 10:01
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 720
Views: 76385

Re: Mobile Phones

Phones are officially computers now. One of the you tube channels I frequent published a poll recently on how their subscribers watched their content. 57% watched "on my phone", 11% "on my computer" , 19% "on a smart TV" and 14% "wherever I happen to be". Tablets din't get a mention. They pretty muc...
by Pluggy
21 Feb 2021, 16:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Mine is give or take the same as tripps. No outage problems though.
by Pluggy
27 Jan 2021, 11:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1700
Views: 157936

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Cynically of course, tar sands are only economically viable whilst oil prices are high, so cancelling the pipeline probably makes economic sense when they are low.......
by Pluggy
21 Jan 2021, 12:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I tried kindle unlimited for the trial period, I was disappointed because most of the books of the books I wanted weren't included. I'd put what was available was a subset (maybe a quarter ?) of what was available to buy. I cancelled it before I stated paying. I'll just buy what I want when I want. ...
by Pluggy
15 Dec 2020, 17:02
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I gave up on email client software about 10 years ago when i was having problems with mail not being delivered. Because the mail server had been black listed for spam. Apple are notorious for ignoring conventions and what has transpired in the 10 years since I gave up on client email (Thunderbird wa...
by Pluggy
24 Nov 2020, 17:18
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bleargh
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Bleargh

A further downside to the recent upgrade which you may not be aware of. I've sent an email to Ian so he's aware. It got quite a bit pricier to run OGFB. THe last two months I've had an extra bill for an IP address for the new VPS system. Its on special offer until March next year of £5.00 + VAT per ...
by Pluggy
25 Oct 2020, 13:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My right leg is a bit sprained but I'm OK.
by Pluggy
25 Oct 2020, 12:13
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A shout out for Amazon's Alexa. The scenario I bought it for happened. I had a fall when I was on my own and couldn't get up I I was able to call Catherine from the floor and she arrived with the cavalry. Mr Garry Pearson who is a local painter and decorator was with her and together they scraped me...
by Pluggy
16 Oct 2020, 12:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5637
Views: 358764

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It doesn’t sound right to me either Pluggy. They should find out at what level your degeneration is coming from, be it peripheral muscles or deep nerves ( not just with a muscle biopsy, but with electrical stimulation/conduction tests). I think we all feel for you. No wonder your happy thoughts hav...
by Pluggy
15 Oct 2020, 09:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5637
Views: 358764

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Its that infrequent visitor to the Medical Thread again. As I said in my last post, I had an appointment with the Neurologist on Tuesday. Hoping for an answer to what this condition is. No go I'm afraid. He ruled out Parkinsons which he assures me is a good thing. He doesn't know what it is I;d need...
by Pluggy
01 Oct 2020, 12:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5829
Views: 522532

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I wouldn't bother. I've looked at 20.04, it doesn't offer a compelling reason to upgrade IMO Look at it again when 22.04 becomes available.
by Pluggy
29 Sep 2020, 13:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2774
Views: 248378

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Pity nukes are about the most expensive power available.So much for the early assertions that nuclear power will be "too cheap to meter".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_cheap_to_meter
by Pluggy
28 Sep 2020, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2774
Views: 248378

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Nuclear power is the safest form of energy bar none includiing the deaths caused by nuclear accidents, the big ones and the hundredd of minor ones.. Renewables fare quite well including developed word hydro. A couple of major dam collapses in China and Africa which have killed hundreds of thousands ...
by Pluggy
26 Sep 2020, 12:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5637
Views: 358764

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As China as prompted me. Still degenerating but just hanging on to being able to walk. Exercise gives me pain especially at night so its stacked against me. Just this morning I got an appointment through to see my neurologist on the 13th October at Airedale which is encouraging - maybe I'll get a na...
by Pluggy
25 Sep 2020, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5637
Views: 358764

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'd recommend watching a few Louis Rossman videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... s+rossmann . He'll soon talk you out of buying Apple products :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Sep 2020, 11:05
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 4861

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

Tripps wrote: 23 Sep 2020, 10:48 Thanks for that - I'll know for next time. :smile:
It makes no odds,its still goes through paypal and is still subject to the fees. IIt just removes the need for an actual Paypal account.
by Pluggy
25 Jul 2020, 11:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 720
Views: 76385

Re: Mobile Phones

I have a Friedland 1amp transformer you can have if you want to play with it. It has 3 voltage outputs, 3, 5 and 8. 20200701_132750.jpg I did get it going after contacting its owner and she deregistered it. I'm trialling using its internal batteries and without committing my self to screwing it dow...
by Pluggy
24 Jul 2020, 12:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 720
Views: 76385

Re: Mobile Phones

A tad off topic but it is Mobile phone related. I got a Ring Video doorbell https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/smart-tech/smart-tech/smart-home/smart-security-and-cctv/ring-video-doorbell-satin-nickel-10145936-pdt.html given. Pretty swish still as new in its box with all the bumf. As with all such tat, y...

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