dirty looks on the high street

In Camdem (near the zoo) a building has become a new childrens nursery after being converted from catering use and the last six months plus there where builders doing things to make it habitable. It is overdue opening by a year plus on my estimates and most is not the builders fault – old buildings do suffer and once you start doing things other things crop up.   It is sort of now open and when i leave the zoo and get the monkey houses bush telegraph i notice once again how female the high street is (my blog) with nails, hair and the charity shops

Apart from missing machine gun towers the new establishment has been secured like a prison and also has staff who love odd signs like this.

Even i am getting ‘stranger’ looks from the staff and its clients as they despatch there darlings for twelve plus hours of toddler community service or whatever the buzzword is for little peoples prison while they go do something else with Vanessa George (my blog) in charge of the asbo milk drinkers.

Vanessa George, Plymouth a professional child rapist

Vanessa George, Plymouth a professional child rapist and nursery employee which got bbc cin charity money

I think the high street is doomed if these attitudes continue but that is what do I in the mornings and have been doing longer than these new special people.

Its location although central seems at odds with the notion of quiet and clean ‘air’ you may or may associate with children’s facilities.

At least it is not another charity shop (my blog).

Toxic environments for retail seem a thing.

Not fixing cars with google

I am not a mechanic but google is an interesting way to diagnose problems being a non mechanic when its battery/fuses/immobiliser mean yes it is an electrical fault something and our attempts to diagnose it where a failure.

So an human expert was sought, youtube is an interesting place although some solutions seem per year model and i guess wont work on a older or newer versions

On refection It appears that our battery charger does not work, and the battery was the fault from a second opinion despite having enough voltage to switch on most electrics.

The cars guide book was also vague when it was consulted on what it could be so nobody came out a winner being not a ‘please insert the forth wheel’ obvious fault…

A car that cannot start but powers up instruments is almost a paradox, and it appears one issue more will be seen of by many.


I have decided to disable it since this shit software has done absolutely nothing for years except produce a weekly stack trace.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index”, line 97, in <module>
if not indexer.setupIndexing(force=opts.force, system=opts.pkgfile is None):
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/axi/indexer.py”, line 518, in setupIndexing
addon.obj.init(dict(values=self.values), self.progress)
File “/usr/share/apt-xapian-index/plugins/translated-desc.py”, line 105, in init
self.indexers.append(Indexer(lang, file))
File “/usr/share/apt-xapian-index/plugins/translated-desc.py”, line 41, in __init__
for pkg in deb822.Deb822.iter_paragraphs(open(file)):
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debian/deb822.py”, line 388, in iter_paragraphs
x = cls(iterable, fields, encoding=encoding)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debian/deb822.py”, line 336, in __init__
self._internal_parser(sequence, fields)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debian/deb822.py”, line 441, in _internal_parser
line = self._detect_encoding(line)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debian/deb822.py”, line 217, in _detect_encoding
return value.decode(result[‘encoding’])
TypeError: decode() argument 1 must be string, not None
run-parts: /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index exited with return code 1

I may have mentioned it before once or maybe twice (my blog)

Anyhow that’s one piece of software that will not be bothering the zoo in debain stretch .

upsetting hplip when reinstalling a printer queue

One of the zoos printers was not working via hplip after i compiled it so i deleted it and set it up again for the new printer (my blog). One has real ink and the other has non hp toner (my blog) in it – hplip the linux driver for printing then refused to tell me any other ink levels -genuine or not regardless of the sorry state of guessing ink quantity by this hp software which is best ignored imho.

I feel so chastised*. – still see no purpose in buying hp ‘genuine’ ink after all .

*when the ink does not print it probably means it needs toner.

Microsoft home to paid spammers and fraudsters

Kkaran Bahree noted crook

I have in the past lamented the sad state of microsoft clients who it appears to be Nigerians wishing to donate billions of dollars to you and me are at home in the zoo.

One day i noticed that one set a spammers where using the newish microsoft ‘cloud’ which i believe is paid for rather than hotmail ‘free’.

At least they are paying microsoft after all free spam is not on is it  Lets hope they got paid rather than indicate a security hole in shit software.

I am happy to associate both scammer and microsoft as both shady and this evidence i once saw made me very happy and it proved it the collusion which i am sure somebody at microsoft sales will regret selling

I was very happy that day.

defective babies, the nhs and the childrens hospital charity conflict of interest.

the stuffed monkey might have more sentience

For several months now it seems a baby who cannot live without a breathing machine and with doubts as to everything else too has been going the rounds in the courts.

Lawyers are expensive so i wonder who is paying these fees – everybody via the nhs ? There are charities involved here (my blog) and a rich one associated with the hospital who have screwed up of which there could be a long term conflict of interest..

I also wonder if the charity business is influencing the nhs aspect of this hospital for the bad publicity the case has brought them after all it does send the wrong message. If your thinking then the paradox of childrens hospital charity also funded by the nhs is another issue which is the more important. .

Residents of the uk are constantly being told there are issues with the nhs – however in this case with opposing charities fighting it out for a rare condition only one suffers from i just wonder what it is doing to the nhs who is paying – you indirectly ?.

Somehow it sounds very expensive and not an wise use of limited resources you keep getting told about.

While it would be nice to fix all issues perhaps the fighting between all parties on the outcome means you humans cant have nice things but the lawyers and rich charity bosses can and sod the cabbage needing the help..


Professor of queues

I had to visit a post office one day to pay something into an account and when i got there there was very long wait. Since it was a shop as well even the soft toys looked grumpy and where also segregated as to look as if they had been fighting and if they had facebook probably they would have unfriended each other as well despite being ‘cheery’ happy bears one might send as a gift**.

That thought actually happened.

There retail stuff was overpriced on some items i am kind of aware what it should cost.

There also where labels everywhere saying you have to buy stuff like pens, and if you queued for as long as i did there is no way you would want to buy non post things* in this establishment.  It was passive aggressive for atmosphere.

Eventually i reached the top of the queue where to my delight there was two people serving – however cash was also being deposited at one since i arrived thirty minutes ago. I assume the other can also do what i want and find out yes they can rather queue twice..

Carol Beer little britain says computer said no

My thing takes a minute and surprisingly works which i kind of assumed would not happen.

It was a curious experience.

Eventually i was able to get back to the zoo.  I am glad i do not have to do that every day.

Why are post offices so miserable places to blog about.  I think have enough for a professorship here.

*the zoo too obtains its stamps from a cash and carry and not a post office for reasons of discount rather than use a post office.** i suppose somebody might

Lesbian couple dump old man and go travelling alone (bbc diversity and dr who)

Bananas and a few other apes visited the zoo’s security office and with the crack team of security guards and its head Charlie (my blog) we all settled down with a banana to see the end of dr who.  It was not very good but a water/robot lesbian* couple emerged from the end and lived happily ever afterwards boldly going where no pussy has been before..

Not really caring either way – i wonder if bbc diversity is aware of it’s message which seems to be that homosexual couples should leave and go somewhere else.   Well done bbc diversity one might say thats exclusion rather the inclusion.

Anyhow what do i know ? mind you since the bbc dislike genre and the diversity department at bbc seem happy to torpedo something that people pay for outside the uk perhaps this will result in a new series where these two lesbians explore stuff clearly a ratings winner for a porn film.

I am sure that passes as light entertainment for all..   I will leave you with that thought.

*who wears the dildo ?

jessie to stretch debian upgrade

I completed another debian workstation update (my blog) this time it is an ancient laptop and after changing sources and apt -f full-upgrade it suffered no stops, i had to autoremove stuff to get x sessions working and the box works as far as i can tell by printing and browsing.

The console is bereft of information which can be fixed and despite some oddites with with sane config files not much to report on.  Hardware wise it has a crappy broadcom wifi adapter which now downloads (check your sources file) from a new domain name to me.

More boring than troublesome

So its now on to upgrading the zoo’s servers which is when the long days start since there not just clients.

real money and design

I got one of the new five pound notes.which are a mixture of plastic and ‘paper’ the other day as a bill of exchange they are quite Canadian inspired and so look like they are worth more than there stated value.

The new one pound coin is also similar to its old version so some consistency.