Elon Musk and the right to repair

We all chuck stuff away but i was surprised to learn that teslas (my blog) if out of warranty or deemed as such by Telsa and his agents have a value of $0 – unless you have a donor car and access to diagnostics computers so good night and good luck.

Musk has also been adverse of open sourcing of the  libaries his cars use – even taking time to be gpl license correct

Since the monkey house is averse to $1000 phones (my blog) and getting them fixed like agricultural tractors needs a computer to reset the right to repair does matter – your probably paying for the main dealers to fix things in food that farmers incur already.

I learnt something (my blog) and yes while i dont expect (or demand) to fix a 1900 era railway engine without engineers you will perhaps think differently when something under three years old is deemed trash just because apple and musk think so.

Repair / recycle (my blog) might be good but many people do not want you to.

I wonder if Musk’s spacesuit will be repairable? – i do hope he can hold his breath for twelve months while somebody ships him a new one from earth.


Bananas was wondering about in the zoo taking a break from entertaining zoo guests when as that it ape i was called to figure out some weird old employees amazon shopping basket – somehow they had signed up for prime as as occasional amazon humans* I decided to cancel the free trial which appears is a uncheck box thing they missed or was intentionally obscured by your friendly amazon designer who wants you to ? $us 90 a year .. or what ever it now costs

Five minutes later i cancel prime (at least four clicks) and i am back to figuring out why the cart items have disappeared. That also takes five minutes – eventually what they did and what i did resulted in happy zoo employees.

So i saved myself one return job on cancelling amazon prime for them  later on in the month.  As even i do not do amazon for shopping the site seems overly sprawling and not as cheap as others.

Prime is not a money saver but that tale is one for another day


Linksys ‘open source’ routers still too pricey


Consumer grade routers suck one that did not but has an american bias (ethernet cables) was the old wrt54gl the monkey house still has ours – the replacement (my blog) was not open source on release [could be] and pricey and had the disadvantage that if you bricked it while figuring it out they refused to fix it.

So plenty of reasons to not to buy it.

ddwrt then imploded – more on that another time  and another project took over., and then another.  If was to do that i would seek advice being what i know has changed.

Being unwilling to buy the latter model with the disadvantages stated at the time even now which i saw the other day even with  a 40% discount and as  i now use another non consumer brand* and even with a 40% discount it is still cheaper than the linksys  and it would need a 70% price cut to be competitive with the monkey houses  brand.

Brand names are interesting – either the new owner eventually noticed that these items where not selling and  the guess the version of ddwrt was a bit of a game like pin the tail to the pony while blindfolded.

Non consumer grade network stuff is more modular and it seems that if your in the know then its an better option.  The old router was still half the price of the new ones price with the discount.

*the zoo’s internal lan

Eric Lundgren shows the shady side of Microsoft


I suggest you read about what Microsoft did to Eric Lundgren do not trust these scum (my blog).

Conclusion windows is not maintainable and linux should be installed on hardware.  Irony that perhaps it may bite them back  Being Microsoft (microshit) free is possible and not a problem.

Lets hope thay go after system makers that install virus ware when i did not even order it (my blog).  After all that is probably illegal now in the us.

Another take is that if you godaddy* and there basic email is that years later you want that email back you cannot, so to call godaddy or anybody else who offers basic email hosting it is not business class.

*who have very close ties to microsoft

An ink firm’s advertising of non bargains

In the daily rowandian there was an advert for a printer ink firm, the older cartridges where highly discounted, our colour printer being new was not listed directly – I thought it worth a query.

I looked online to see if bargains where to be had but they where not, so the way the zoo buys its colour ink (my blog) is still cheaper in fact i reflected there changes into our spreadsheet.

I looked.

fixing ikea furniture (or new ikea stuff is not as good)

looks unreliable

Bananas went with professor on a trip to ikea (my blog) and the replacement chair in the image was in our humble opinion of poor quality – it seems an short term solution.  Its version 1 design is more sturdy.

So we did not buy ikea chairs -there was one i kind of liked but was a fixed unit and another like what we wanted but at £200 per chair seemed a rip-off.

So we got our existing ikea cushions and bases repaired instead..

Granted we like what we have and we are not desperate for something new ‘now’ but at a latter date i saw somebody else copy ikea ideas and thought it looked as good as there’s..



My gmail account is buying sexy underwear

I logged into my personal gmail account once in a blue moon and found somebody with the same name of mine was signing me up for sexy underwear receipts and rupert murdoch fake news (both my blog).

Baboons give us a, give a b give us a c

Since i hate Murdoch, and as an ape dont buy or use underwear while working in the zoo its good to know that we apes in the monkey house are up to date with rupert’s lies while apparently wearing sexy underwear when the visitors go home.

I cleared the messages and look forward to seeing what gets sent to us the next time i login.- sadly nobody sends me panties in the post as far as i know

I expect a large visitor count today when the zoo opens.so you know why

steam ‘multi-platform’ and useless stuff

I Bought a game (my blog) and the soundtrack came in mp3 ogg and wma formats – the last of those being a shit microsoft format wiith drm.

I suppose that is one way to support stuff, not that i was supposed to notice that.

The music is pretty good and for the extra three pence for all the other dlc content seemed a risk worth taking rather than just buy part one and part 2.

Those steam badges are also useless, however i did create a badge for making gems from badges that i did not expect but i have no clue about how to use them. I suppose if you have Asperger’s life is hell being completist or needing that pre-release thing worth absolutely nothing  but as a casual gamer i have no desire to show off my steam things to people.

They cannot buy bananas. it is odd that ‘dlc’ is non badge thing compatible.  Not that i give a stuff.

If you have suggestions about what to with these useless steam stuff drop me a comment.

Mondelez in the wild

happy Mondelez customer

Some zoo visitor purchased  cabury (my blog) and i overheard some young visitors to the zoo describe there chocolate as horrible with bits of brightly coloured chewable things and a oreo thing of which being an ape i have no idea what an orea is,

While a need to ‘innovate’ is probably good i do wonder that if the brand will survive.



The zoo has a marmite abuser

Marmite (my blog) has occasionally come up in this blog  They have clever advertising which takes the piss out of animal charities (my blog) and a downright scary for privacy reasons* dna test which goes to unilever with a dna sample.  You apparently get a piece of paper telling you if your a lover or a hater.

Most people seem to not see that aspect

The monkey houses bottle of marmite was smashed today so clearly i need to ring somebody and inform them that marmite has been abused.  Should you have an unloved bottle of marmite (my blog) please bring it to the zoo care of the monkey house and it will be looked after provided the abuser does not get to it.

*worth money and privacy issue if you think beyond that sound ‘fun’