Saturday, 29 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-7-2017

Hmmm … 

It’s a working Saturday … 

And one where I’m thinking ‘tired,’ doesn’t necessarily cover how I’m felling at the mo!

But there we go.

We want the overtime, we do the hours!


Going totally off the subject of knackered?

I’m not a big one for video games.   Bar the odd casual game: things like Tetris and Pacman.

But I’m very aware that there’s all sorts of gamers and games.

And that sometimes?

People like to watch.

Which is why the BBC’s decided to stream an e-sports tournament on BBC3.

Frankly, it’s not my sort of thing.

But … ?

I’ll be honest, I have no idea how televised sports work.

But hope that, internationally, the BBC can make some cash off of it.

And/or get more people logging onto BBC3.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-7-2017: Goin’ Back To Miami

I THINK I’m going to have to come up with something … 

That’s right.

I’m going to have come with an excuse to have an early night!

Right now … ?

I’m rather tired: after staying up late, watching two more episodes of The Man In The High Castle.

It’s slow.

But I think it’s worth the effort … 


The Man in the High Castle — Series 1 — Episodes 3 and 4: The Illustrated Woman and Revelations

27th July, 2017

You know, today is my only day off, this week.


And, as much as I complain about how my hours go up and down … ?

There are times when less hours — on double the money — seems nice.

As would a humongous great lottery win.

Nothing fancy: just enough to pay off my debts, buy my flat, take driving lessons, refurbish my kitchen, buy a new Mac, and a bigger TV … 

And possibly buy anyone who asks nicely a new computer, but, hey … !

At ANY rate … ?

A night off …

A night off, a TV set, and an Apple TV streaming box?

And a couple more episodes of The Man in the High Castle?

Well, it’s be rude, not too, frankly.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-7-2017: E. Gary Gygax


I have to admit, I like Apple products.

I can’t afford enough of them, frankly, but I like them.

You know there’s a big fuss about the upcoming, and expensive, iMacPro?

Yeah, wouldn’t mind one of them.

My point?

Is that I tend to follow news about the company.

Oh, and presidential Tweets.

According to Donald Trump?

Apple are going to build three big plants in the US.

Which are going to be huge.   Bigly.   What-have-you.

Apple’s response was entirely appropriate, very in character and easily predicted by anyone whose watched the company for more than ten minutes.

They — altogether, now — declined to comment.

What gets me?   Is the look on the face of Apple boss, Time Cook, in that picture.

‘Declined to comment’ is exactly the phrase.


In other news?

In other news, it seems the Premier League has won a court order: that means it can get Internet Services Providers — the people you buy your internet connection from — to block illegal streams of its matches.

The kind of stream that — on what’s called a fully loaded Kodi box — lets you watch a football match for free.   Ones that, normally, you have to pay for.

I’m concerned that — if handled incorrectly — this will have a bad effect on the open source software movement.

I also think that it won’t be long before anyone providing ways of illegally streaming paid-for content … will soon find other ways of doing it.

Give it a while …


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-7-2017

Right … 

I have to admit, I’m looking forward to tomorrow: it’s going to be my one day off this week.

Although, frankly?

I’m expecting to do a LOT of laundry, tomorrow!

That’s right: I’m going to be washing my shirts!

Oy … … … 


… … 

Vey … !