‘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?

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

bbc radio drama or quick lets turn it into a soap opera

Many of you have a strange perception of the bbc which either entails a love of some period costume drama, or two hours of a certain fictional detective being the pinacle in broadcasting while ignore the rest.

Being soap operas, hospital dramas which are unseen here in the monkey house.  With the bbc expertise these formats alwo invade radio dramas and one i was listening to (not a soap or set in a hospital) sounded so soap opera -ish that after ten minutes i stopped listening

In fact i knew who was going to live and who was going to die due to the bias from the dialogue of just four people.

mr darcy required

Another thing they also try to do is comedy-fy topics being the wrong sort of fiction (without bonnets and horses) because it appears that its not a period drama and is totally unnecessary.

Its kind of amazing that soap opera conversion shit can neuter an drama with a interesting story to it in less than 10 minutes.  Please note that i wrote this a long time before this (my blog)

From online shop to club

loyalcardBananas understands that ‘loyalty‘ (my blog) is liked in retailing but with deals for ‘special’ people and some of those dubious (example: buy the old xbox now when a better model is in the works for christmas as an example) might make business sense but somehow appears to be the opposite i offer as an opinion.

I am not jealous (an xbox is a piece of crap imho nor do think the other one is any good either) and I guess very few items will be sold unless clearing stock is the idea for the retailer.

Anyhow if people do buy over the odds for the item since one ‘shop’ is selling  it as members of a club it is not for me to criticise them after all they are responsible for themselves.

The monkey house likes to compare things first, and as not members of the club we be most happy not to buy an item from it if the shop refuses to sell it to us.   I do hope you club members meet the retailers expectations it has of you.

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.

Jimmy Salvile renewal time.

Jimmy and Tony

Bananas was minding her own business and entertaining zoo guests when a beta ape out of the blue demanded it was time for the criminal records check (my blog) to be updated which came from some paid employee of the nhs who bosses volunteers (unpaid) about like this ape.

Nice work that .

It is a throw back to Jim and his chum (my blog) seen to your right which seemed to throw this ape into chaos and asked each of us here in the monkey house to read this, open that print it and then they telephone the volunteer manager of whom wanted this shit but could not be arsed to update there records.

In the end the ape got on a bus and saw the very important person as the links and the passwords sent apparently did not work as stated in the printed email.. All of this shit was apparently due to somebody worrying that the nhs is full of isis supporters* after they spent a fun summer blowing up children, killing policemen, raping females in Newcastle and tourists as is islam’s way..

Humanity. – anyhow having had enough of that with withering looks from the ape even about recycling paper they spewed out in several attempts to make sure there not muslim rapists or terrorists the rest of us went back to entertaining the zoo guests rather than dealing with idiots who sucked the life out with idiot dramas..

Speaking of citizen Blair has been in the news recently for getting paid by arabs while being a fully paid diplomat trying to find religious peace – i wonder if that might be considered a supporter of isis or deash.  He did not get a peace deal.mind you who wants to solve cancer (my blog) fixing things hey there’s no profit** in that.

Anyhow that’s what happened.

*i wonder who let them in?  ** Pakistan gave North Korea nuclear bomb know how

Is sogo opensource ?

I have a small interest in supporting one mobile phone via some kind of webmail and Sogo (my blog) is your horse for that. Alas in Jessie i was i386, no joy there. In Stretch (debian) things went amd64 bit and to my surprise i found a deb that could install.  It felt too easy but….

Having found most of the config files i then wondered about the database schema and found no files to create the sogo tables*.

Sisyphus is still a role model

There do exist update files for schema for crap mysql and the amazing postgres

ls so/sql*
so/sql-update-1.2.2_to_1.3.0-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-1.2.2_to_1.3.0.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.11_to_1.3.12-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.11_to_1.3.12.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.3_to_1.3.4-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.3_to_1.3.4.sh
so/sql-update-2.0.4b_to_2.0.5-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-2.2.17_to_2.3.0-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-2.2.17_to_2.3.0.sh

But how can i adjust nothing to something ?  eg

echo “Step 1 – Converting c_content from VARCHAR to TEXT in table sogo_folder_info” >&2
tables=`psql -t -U $username -h $hostname $database -c “select split_part(c_location, ‘/’, 5) from $indextable;”`

for table in $tables;
do
convVCtoText
done

So my adventure in Sogo came to an abrupt halt.

It appears to be a compile job.  Close but not useable. Its good that open source still retains mystery to it.   After all it keeps me in daily blog posts. apt remove sogo.  Maybe the third install attempt will  be the one?

*i have other databases.

 

Idiots in the war office (aka defence)

This week – [i am trying to be current for a change] was the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele.a village in Belgium.

If reporters and civil servants cannot understand the difference between wholesale slaughter and bravery then clearly there are still some very screwed up people who have yet to understand.  But i suppose as everybody got shot even for not being brave enough* to walk in front of machine gun (my blog) then this event of managed mass murder is a hard event to frame but bravery is not a word i would associate with it.

If i use this ‘logic’ then I guess machine guns and artillery weapons are also due for medals for bravery.

You may have seen this (my blog) if you have no idea of the thing.

I have been to the menin gate and it is a sobering site mostly on account of it’s size.

*unmentioned by the msm and the war office

cosmic raygunned ? – usb memory card or shit samsung software

No drm on the old tv sets

No drm on the old tv sets

I have had a usb memory card recording tv (not much of it) for a couple of months until one day it bacame unreadable.

I lost films such as

the wicker man (1970’s)
the tale of orincess kaguala

Exploration of the device in linux proved no device or files so i had to format it, and the tv then drm’ed it as well

So much for Samsung tv’s (my blog) but it did not explode (non samsumg usb stick) .

Months later It’s format is well strange as it crashed while recording, but it decided to switch channels and replace that with the content on the tv but it kept the same name from the file before the crash.

This drm is damm odd – but it has yet to explode

And .. it happened agsin

fdisk  /dev/sdb1

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

fdisk: cannot open /dev/sdb1: No such file or directory
linux0:/home/bananas# fdisk  /dev/sdb

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

Device /dev/sdb already contains a ext4 signature.
The signature will be removed by a write command.

Device does not contain a recognized partition table.
Created a new DOS disklabel with disk identifier 0x4c34f22f.

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered.
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.

And then the device is working again.

Lets go blame Samsung.  The ext4  is something samsung record format as i formatted it as a dos disk format on initial format back on its second format.