mending a car seat saga

The zoo has a transport device where the seats need fixing, others here in the zoo have been asking for it to done for years but it fell upon deaf ears.  The four wheeled device is now being sold (hunt the bills time) and then person then decided to fix it.

Please make of this what you will.  I hope the new owner likes the restored chairs.

Well it is one to way to fix it.

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

Journalists review a book about journalism and see none of their problems

I was reading an online book review about the state of journalism and everybody else was getting the blame for the ills of this ‘profession’ – governments, drugs syndicates,you the readers etc but no mention was made of he who must not be named (my blog) or the fact the journalists writing this where the same ones who smashed up the disk with Snowdens (my blog) list of spying programs in front of the government employees.

I found those an odd omission – after all its not there fault is it that they self hammered a hard disk to bits.

Oddly the book came to no conclusions as to how to fix things – funny that.

I will not tell you the books name since i am sure the newspaper and it’s journalists might deem a mention of it ‘stealing’ so all is well with the world is it not

war eggs and an olive tree (a humorous tale)

Probably never to reach this stage

Professor told us a very funny story about eggs (from a chicken) and olive tree which was bought by professors significant other one day.

The war eggs where apparently recommended by a civilian and came in camouflage green packaging, the olive tree was something of ‘always’ wanted one but too pricey until today.

Its a curious message symbolically alas a dove* was not purchased so i guess somebody else will have to deliver the message.

Anyhow its an interesting if humorous story which if you are struggling to get have a think about it.  If you have dove in need of delivering an olive branch (as one does) contact the monkey house and we can set up something – no beauty pageants (my blog) desiring world peace should apply .

*get it? peace

stiff upper lip, Alex Renton

eton buggery pioneer who introduced it to Westminster school

isbn: 9781474600545 was a library shelf find (free) even if the library staff at a near non usual library (my blog) where rather petulant to tell me where the dewy class was and then demanded money that they could not deposit and then got back for reasons of bureaucracy i have yet to fathom.

I think i know why people do not use libraries and buy books even when your in the know like i am you can figure that out on your own if your librarian and reading this – hello your doing nothing wrong and make it more time consuming for me.

Anyhow ‘Renton’ is an old boy and part of the old school tie network who details the rise of the school from Wellingtons remark to its more seedier side including Headmaster Udall who introduced buggery* to Eton and then made the practice widespread.

all of thesewent public school, ones a royal too

Sport (my blog) another one of the features of public schools is barely evolved and i think that most schools would prefer to kick paying pupils which involved a death from a member of the landed gentry’s family and so only then became civilised.

Illness also killed.

gay oxbridge spies perfect government employees!

Spying (my blog) has caused the english civil service a few problems but there reliance on public schools for employees is means it is self serving group of people who are all unfit to ‘rule’.  The question ‘where you educated’ probably has a nuance to it that means most of them think of you as uneducated scum.

It is amusing to note that Prince Charles (my bloh) was deemed too posh by his school i suppose being disliked but i guess there is the wrong rich and too rich the extremes are such even within the class.

public schoolboys only

Orwell (a lowly policeman before writing) and Connoly (his friend) get a mention for there modern thoughts on these old schools.  Latter chapters follow up on the result and he meets an abuser although i (and the victim) would disagree on the status on the Stammers case (my blog) which is not about public schools.

As to the future well there is the view that too many foreigners in a school make it a poor experience. It appears to be a funny world.

There an interesting bunch of successful victims and spies which you can conisider either as successful or a disaster to the economy/nation.

5/5 bananas

 

*gay sex

the state

imdb: tt0130421 and a drama is about deash although mtv’s decision to go sjw mode probably means many of there presenters would happily go live in islamic state land [as funded by Saudi Arabia] who make something with the same name which i did not know until i started bashing this out.

The drama follows four ‘british’ islam believers who burn passports and do the thing perhaps more radically than this chap (my blog) did historically but that is progress. To say these people are innocent but idiots is clearly not true as getting there is convoluted.   Destruction of telecoms is also a choice so they most definitely made a choice

It kind of reminds me of the handmaids tale (my blog) and as i recorded all four episodes it was a distraction free view process. The women’s side of things make those females protagonists look retarded in believing, and the men as bullet magnets but i could have told you that to start with.

Appearing that deash’ is no longer a valid state or something the msm dont want to report on without an army in front of them so either this is a propaganda thing delayed for free tv or a reflection on the Saudi Arabian failed experiment that is ‘is’ is up for debate.

Perhaps in thirty years time those still alive ‘is/deash’ non saudi fighters will suffer the consequences of not being Saudi born like the bloke mentioned above in the link if history should decide to repeat itself.

It’s ending is enigmatic.if not contradictory with the females apparently doing stuff that only the men where seen doing. I think it needed more time to make sense but got Islam in a nutshell and it’s saudi paymasters.

I liked it’s portrayal of the religion (my blog)

Theresa May’s model Potemkin library (a true story)

Theresa May (my blog) represents a town called Maidenhead which is on the river Thames and has a train station. Her position on nearby Heathrow expansion is best not examined for consistency.

Anyhow there library has a book that professor wants and he can obtain – it is the only copy in the south east of england in a library and it is available.  But…

The only trouble is that due to a procedure they will not release it.

That speaks volumes about the conservatives and her Potemkin village (wikipedia)

So next time some politician (right or left)tells you your not using libraries and they MUST BE CLOSED do remember Maidenhead where the library is just for show not for books.

hp ‘instant’ e-ink

Have you played the overpriced ink game?

Well it seemed a idea worth a test with the new printer (my blog) after all the low quantity hp inks will need replacing sooner rather than later and with heavy document printing in the month it was bought and with some months free its worth at least £26*.  Either way the zoo would have to had buy ink for a printer unless you colllect printers that cannot print..

The instant ink wording is not nice – go over and charges are soon incurred so it probably is not for heavy users (300 pages a month) not that i or the zoo care if the ink is genuine or not (my blog).  Lets face facts even you do not care about retail packaging – you just want ink not coloured cardboard packaging designed for a retailers point of sale displays .

The assumption here is that it theoretically brings down the cost of printing to what we would pay anyhow with non hp ink which is available for the printer.  Savings of 30% are reduced to 10% if you switch benchmarks and use the guide price of non hp ink which is what i did as i am just that sort of ape.    I wrote a spreadsheet so i have a fair idea – if i can ‘profit’ by comparing it to compatible ink then that seems a more reasonable comparison rather than just to hp ink

Duplex printing is accounted as two sheets, as to whether your printing is all colour, or mostly black and white is not a distinction made.  The control panel is not part of hplip the linux driver and separate so another printer is something i am going to keep working and will purchase ink for it outright opposed to ‘renting’ pages.

Do these cartridges last longer than the retail ones ? no idea so far but expect a six day post delay from hp when sending ink – as hp supplied the starter inks and it was government form printing month here in the zoo perhaps instant ink is not as instant. A first impression although ink levels appear ok after minimal printing after those large government documents.

It is nice to have a printer that prints rather than jams so that is another interesting issue as to how jammed pages are charged for.

The delivery of replacement inks is not particularly fast but they also supply recycling envelopes which shows that non genuine ink suppliers have taught hp a thing or too.

einkThe ink cartridges are longer than standard ones if standard one looks like a like van these look like an hgv however the basic hp supplied black ink crapped out at 89 pages, hp instant nk registers as that rather than hp ink  The ink sensor did not detect that there was no black ink left – thats one failing hp have still yet to get right.

I had to replace one starter ink with the hgv sized ‘instant’ ink  It appears that the mandatory test sheet for the scanner  to verify the ink cartridge is counted as a paid sheet even though you did not desire to print it however i recorded it as a charge and then a few days later the counter was less one page. Non printed output is still charged despite the printer not printing the output correctly – something to be careful off.

I have more questions than answers, i imagine that print head cleaning is a costly business with e-ink and not recommended. A long term factor that will prove bad on the economics of instant ink. So i will return to this topic and bore you further! What exciting stuff.

As mentioned I still use a non instant ink laser printer for black and white things where the zoo pays £12 a cartridge.  HP charges £ 60 for a 1500 page unit.  You may see why i still compare non hp ink with instant ink despite the unfairness of the bigger size which is like comparing apples with oranges.

Only a fool would use hp sticker prices and i do not like to be called one of those.

Since i took the screenshot – instant ink has had a website ‘redesign’ which sucks imho.

If you are still awake after reading all that well done your prize is a banana skin which you can collect from the zoo.

*more if you use hp sticker prices – a month is classed as 30 days it appears