steamboy (スチームボーイ)

Is on netflix (my blog) and took ten years to make from the manga and produced by Katsuhiro Otomo.

It has a innovative use of history and while fiction is something i found not mired in some awful ” life was better in the olden days ” mantra which could have been easy to do  – but exciting as something no british talent  would ever do.

Well worth a see

5/5 bananas

the new hp printer one year on

Having been a year (my blog) or about that time i decided to run some tests on the printer and noticed a couple of things

  1. it can now do ipv6 [new was  ipv4 only]
  2. new firmware [see above]
  3. it records everything including scan use
  4. internal print status pages are not charged by instant ink (my blog)**

So it is a little creepy – it has been cheap to run if you keep an eye on it monthly and adjust the plan printer pages* also it has extended the toner life of an older printer.

If like the zoo you do not print 1000’s of pages on the printer then hp send new ink cartridges once a year, the large print cartridges have lasted 13 months that was with some photo printing.

Economics wise i based on a what if like comparison on bought cartridges with two criteria hp and oem ink once a year when the ink cartridges turned up.   Year 1 non hp ink is low as i found a cheap supplier –  would they have lasted as long as the instant ink is like comparing apples with oranges and buying hp cartridges too is also speculative, i am not buying three printers just to confirm that.

In year 2 (a projection) savings remain the same for ‘genuine’ ink and as the compatible price rose for some reason (exchange rates probably)  when i checked i still ‘saved’ money renting rather than buying ink.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Overall: saving 34.10 34.52 68.62 hp ink
4.52 12.52 17.04 not hp ink

So it seems a good prospect for us.  Your mileage might vary.

I think i now have a way of getting a true page cost per cartridge from the status sheet since those figures are enabled.  More at another time when i replace cartridges for a per sheet cost and which can be comparable.

Overall the printer is liked within the zoo (does not screw up), does not jam although i did jam the printer once with very thin a4 paper.  The duplex is nice and reduces our paper usage even though one page printed on both sides is charged as two pages printed.

*pay more / pay less ** phew i dont print printer report sheets often and do not see a need to do it more than once  a year,

Weird Microsoft [microshit] logic

As a linux user i observe this at the zoos hardware supplier and the following comes to mind

  1. So microsoft are not trustworthy (there words) perhaps giving governments access to the source code of windows is really causing them problems.
  2. Define illegal/valid (my blog). – and ps do not type rude words into there cloud based word processor. either
  3. an extension of eee (my blog)
  4. Run something else

Point made microsoft linux  or bsd is best is a conclusion i wholeheartedly agree with.   As to our supplier perhaps i better find a new one.

It also seems to take days look at this admission.

Book Publisher problems

Have you noticed that book publishers are letting women publish most of the books recently ? I have and good luck if you where a female pre sjw moment book author.

A good example of this is Jenni Fagan (my blog) who has been waiting years to get a second book out via these genius gatekeeper publishers . I hope you where not waiting for it or suppose i was not supposed to notice that.  I have no idea of its quality and this is no way a recommendation of it just that somebody kept postponing it.

A gender criminal* of the book industry is somebody called Jasper Fforde (my blog) his books seem to go from being announced to de-announced by the book industry but since he is a man that is probably ok.

I hope all these newly minted female authors sell better than those two authors who i am not reading.  So next time you read that books are not selling (my blog) remember some authors that are not being published.

I observe and it will be interesting to see how many of these new unmentioned authors get a second book.  Maybe the period will be known as the ‘female one book wonder because that is what the guardian said we should publish’.

I read what i want to read not what the publishers say i should read.

*not a female

Shit ‘global’ British banks get away with

British banking is awful, four banks own four computers and share them is a common problem (my blog) which i have mentioned before.

Recently the zoo was paid in euros, and the cheque had this statement on it

payable only in great britian

I laughed.   Only a british bank could fuck up the euro that way.  If you think banks are ready for international trade now or even after brexit there not so dont include british banks as ready.

The missing barcode

Whilst collecting our copy of the daily Rwanda the shop noticed  that it was sans the barcode as part of the paper was ‘missing’.

This certain provided the newsagent with a conundrum as a number of newspapers could not be bought as deemed by the pos system.

Carol Beer little britain says computer said no

It was interest to notice that another condition of retailing can shut down a days trading on missing stock now include the barcode, and no electricity.

I thought it was interesting.


Ladies day and beta female apes

pony boy

All the beta female apes are likely to go missing from the monkey house today and will probably end up in the zoo’s security office where the horse racing is on.  Not because they like horse racing but because of the hats.

lizzards mam

The apes in question strangely never wear hats.   If you can explain this bonkers thinking, i offer a banana skin prize which you can collect from the zoo.

I also am aware that hooligans like horse racing recently whether or not there gypsies and there for there usual troublemaking was not specified but when a huge fight  starts perhaps not all is well with the world of betting and horses.

If you can derive any logic from this well your doing better than i am.

A thugs politician Sadiq Khan (mayor of london)

This amused us apes

It seems that if we vandalise trains (bbc not here)  and die* then Sadiq Khan will come to say nice words about our ‘art’.

Stabbing and moped robbery (my blog) is another issue here in London and i am sure Mr Khan gives a glowing reference to all knife and moped crime offenders.

I suppose it is one way to get votes.   I think we know enough.

*shit happens