sports direct ‘ethics’

lets poison the gin

The monkey house was tasked with buying work shoes for a zoo employee. We found a very reasonable pair and purchased them online.

Only later did we discover that they came from a sports direct trading company – a firm of dubious nature although such name was not who they where purchased from.

I was not bothered by this and  it must be said that the sports direct management are rather clever at protecting that brand name for price and clearing old stock via another so it appears that this monster of retailing is probably something we all interact with after all even firms like harrods do not make shoes and probably there stock also too comes from this leisure goods companies warehouses at some point.

That makes the ethics a moot point

Another bad example is if your having chicken for food at some point today did it come from a certain factory in Wolverhampton* ?

It appears that they [sd] have made an effort to be more humane recently after there procedures got unwanted attention but it is strange where america might celebrate say amazon (my blog) us english see the worst in home grown ecommerce.

Point made.

*two sisters – perhaps a bad example.

gendered book reviews and unsold toys

There is a website i occasionally visit for books to read  but i do not find any to read.  Most of the reviews are by women reviewing other women authors for the sisterhood can not read anything else.  It is not a sjw field say feminism .

Can men not write books ? apparently not and since even i can spot this trend and who is to say the reviewed books are any good after all vagina good and penis bad.

This is a publishers site as well so i guess they do not want to sell books which i am happy to help with and will help them in there bias after all who says those are the books i think worthy of reading.

Of related interest I was watching a video of a fan (my blog) explore the unsold toy products* (my blog) and it relates quite well since the sjw press noted above demanded action figures in a certain gender.  So the fans exploration in retail bricks and mortar shops around there area was eye opening.  The brand could be said to be doing poorly, and those ‘demanded’ things in the name of website writers where very much heavily discounted  available in vast quantities..

Fancy that.

*it appears that sjw writers do not understand female toys.

.zw charities on the prowl in the uk – bah humbug

As the monkey house is a reader of the Bush Telegraph (my blog) it came to our attention that after scrabble was now not the main economic activity there any longer then the pleadings from zimbabwe charities for western money started it appears that self reliance means they want hand outs from what was there oppressors.

Kind of weird that.  – why now i wonder.*

The paper insert which I immediately put in the zoo’s recycling specifically mentioned rape, destitution and and no doubt many other problems NEVER existed until last week and the charity appeared to blame the west for all of it’s zimbabwe ills and not its responsible ‘accountable’ leaders, or the chinese something my brain had issues with.

No mention was made that for 40 years the economic mismanagement was done by its indigenous population by one party state rule or mention that China is now a colonial power there (my blog)

gucci grace

If that is the result then they certainly do not need money that will be further mismanaged or end up in wrong hands eventually in swiss banks.  Hey your doing fine zimbabwe and certainly do not need western help unless grace needs a new handbag from Gucci..

As an ape who is not a Gucci sales professional it seems i cannot help and that is for the best.

*this is something you can think on

the bbc’s special interest and diversity problem

When i write this the bbc is having yet another charity evening which if i understand they have been building up to events in many of there other content before the event.

In the news too special interest groups get no hard questioning back and things that i might watch are missing from screens for over a year.

However its not all bad news as you do not have to watch this crap from the bbc and i don’t as i have a book to read. The bbc may not like Clarkson, Hammond and May but i read that even the bbc had to admit that there non bbc show is way more better than what the bbc could manage with a washed up american tv actor, a scotish man

If the bbc wishes to do stuff for the 10% and not the rest of population so be it but when all fund it and appear only to get safe charity appeals and unquestioning thoughts its a problem and the sooner the bbc goes commercial the better. when they can reap the rewards of the 10% audience they cherish.

the northern beach

the northern beach

Is the bbc ready for that well Blackpool (a northern seaside town) decided to beat up some bbc talent while filming there.  Maybe not then.

Logictech does a sony with it’s ” harmony ” controller

A logictech harmony is a home controller thingy which i had never heard of until i read that it is expiring due to bad expired ssl and they do not want to maintain it – wont rather than cant.

So if you bought it your screwed the message being go buy something else and use that until it too stops working because somebody did not want to sell it. Sounds like logictech hired some people from sony (my blog)

Smart homes (my blog) seem like a con and when lightbulbs cannot work except with philips controllers (my blog) the concept that one thing can do it all makes it feel like its a spy in your house rather than a convenience for you.

Perhaps this smart tech is capable but when ex employees of sony get on board they will ultimately retard it’s continued expansion into peoples homes and the electronics industry profits.

Who wants money ? Not logictech it seems or part of the home automation market. .  You get my point.

The virtual renault

a real one

Professor dropped by and explained the mechanics of car buying in the age of the internet to us apes since cars and internet are most resistant to each other unlike insurance products and most other things.  .

Most of those car price comparison sites are useless unless you know what you specifically want* so it still entailed a visit to a dealer or group for the average non Jeremy Clarkson human of which professor is.

Renaults are hard to buy and professor has been told by Renault dealerships no they don`t have any of the car models (no sale) and once ordering a car only to discover that the dealer screwed up the order (another no sale) later on.

However he took another attempt and was told that one he could buy (not order) one but it was not in stock but could obtain it but was unaware as to where it was..This virtual car sold to professor while it assumedly exists is not moving from where it is to the dealer who apparently sold this car.

schrodingers car?

So networking has some benefits for the dealer., or perhaps not if Renault are anything to go by. – mind you he could buy another brand if this virtual car and the secrets of renaults wonderful network remain elusive.

Overall there is some internet but the car industry seems quite internet resistant still. However it still took a month for a renault garage to sell a pre registered car.

Quite how something that exists but may or may not be sold and kept a secret** is amusing. The car eventually arrived a month later, (my blog) it seems you cannot download a car yet

*banana coloured cars with compost bins for the skins **not telling

‘independent’ press vs billionaires

monwashThe press is a strange beast (my blog) when its not attacking billionaires or being run by them which might explain why Elton John and his family sized olive oil container does not see a lot of press attention.

So i was reading a website with an article with amazon partner clicks for products thought specific, one book i noted as new was its last ever mention on  the site despite being noted as interesting.

Some weeks passed and i obtained the book from a library, still not a mention of the authors new book on the website.  So despite using a library i am either fast off the mark, or the press site was more interested in amazon commissions.

Michael Jackson bubbles monkey rapist

I have a hunch.that the amazon thing trumps reviews – mind you perhaps if the author changed sex and ethnicity something along the lines of what Michael Jackson became that might be worthy of some article by the site in question other than a commission for a click.

What would be your conclusion?

Final android thoughts

Having seemingly spent an eternity with not my android phone (my blog) i present a few thoughts before i try and forget the experience until the ape comes back saying it does not work.  I am not an android guru by default..

sim card

Having a phone and text plan only (a very old sim) is a bit pointless.  Most existing sim cards work without surgery on the plastic part of the sim to make then mini /nano sims.

The ape with this new fangled thing is most unwilling to ask her provider of calls if it has a data allowance..Not my problem maybe a future whine and whinge i expect i shall hear.

The phones

Are nice even if the screens are bit too small (4.5 inch) for web browsing, instructions for newbies would be nice.rather than assume where are all geniuses on our seventh phone – i had to visit a public library and get a book for the ape who wanted this phone which was then deemed too complex – go figure.

Google register or else

I did not find any problems deinstalling default apps in lollipop but needing a google thing to install one seems bonkers. Oh install an ad blocker or else or be scammed to death by default there is nasty shit in mobile land.  Andriod device manager is creepy but something no idiots guide to andriod wishes to mention,

However i get the problem of why everybody does google (my blog) now with this experience

Cups (ipp)

There’s no way i would attach a ipp printer* to a router so the google android way of default printing is awfull since the zoo runs 32bit sofware i cannot install a 64bit browser with the addon, The zoo has a server that does that stuff.

Other cups clients exist but scrolling through a huge list a manufacturer printers was beyond me at this point.  Buy a ‘modern’ printer seems to be a wrong answer

Bricks and mortar phone retailers and online whole telephone package sellers

Both are too expensive – buy separately, retailers like tesco have a shit reputation with newbies to android (silver surfers) with the staff assuming you know it or have a spare eight year old child to help you.  Online from phone company is expensive too.

Buy hardware from a hardware retailer, which i will make a another blog post about and the sim from somebody else (unlocked) do not rent this crap its cheaper to own.

Browsing www

It appears the zoo needs sogo ( a webmail client) and some urls dont work right, do install a adblocker though. A work in progress.  A decent webmail (not google) ui appears to be not possible when i write this.

Our zoo website works in it though nice to know since i simulated mobile phones when ‘html-ing’ things.

The ‘case’

Another task i was tasked with was finding a case – and ebay is far too expensive for stuff so blessed be the logic of hiring hewlett packard senior management means a non business.

The stick.

Instead of using the finger apparently you can get a stick thing The ape seems most unwilling to go buy one.

If this was my phone Hypothetically speaking

I would buy a sd card and shunt the crap load of google apps onto that

Overall thoughts  – a laptop is still easier imho.

*ask your mummy if you do not what  ipp is.- why ask your mummy about nagios

an unloved andriod phone

really uncool

Mobile phone ape came (my blog) hunting for me since the thing was not working [charging helps] then in the 60% charge zone the phone begins to update apps in bulk since it has not been turned on in weeks..

Andriod is clearly a everyday object to which is beyond the ape with the phone.  It should have been on the monkey houses wifi network but i did not check since it was busy doing it’s thing.

At least it does get updates which many makes do not bother with i read