Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-3-2017

Right …

That’s something to be thankful for!

As you’re possible aware, my extra monitor went home on me, the other day.

Why?   I really couldn’t tell you.

But I suspect the graphics card on my second-hand Mac Pro has … 


At any rate?

At ANY rate, I’ve managed to trade in an extra external drive — and some USB sticks — and pick up a second hand wide-screen monitor from my local CeX.

So now have everything laid out properly.

Which is all good.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-3-2017

It’s official … it’s Friday … 

And Pay Day … !

Which means, of course, that most of my money’s going to be spent on bills by the end of the day … !

Bills, eh … ?

What I AM hoping … ?

Is that, by the end of the day?

My local branch of CeX* will have an affordable second monitor.

Isn’t having all those USB stick to trade in, handy … ?


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-3-2017

It’s the aftermath.

The morning after the day, before.

A day that saw me happily watching three episodes of Stranger Things.

Watching … 

Very aware that there’d been a terrorist incident in London.

And please note, I say incident.

This has killed five people, and injured others.

My thoughts are with the families of those killed.

My thoughts are with those injured.

My thoughts are with Muslim/Asian co-workers: who are going to get a backlash from the type of idiots using Westminster as the excuse to retaliate, to meet violence with violence.

My thoughts … ?

Are that this is a terrorist incident.

One could have been much worse.

Could been a serious attack.

Like 7/7 … 


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Stranger Things: Episodes 4, 5 and 6 — Chapter Four: The Body, Chapter Five:The Flea and The Acrobat and Chapter Six: The Monster.

22nd March, 2017.

How are you with time off?

Or days off, at any rate?

I’m betting, like me, you like a little housework done.   And, even as I say that, I can hear my family laughing!

But, like me, you probably do stuff around the house: and stuff you have to catch up on.

I do (not a lot of) cleaning, housework, laundry, make videos, what have you.

I ALSO like to catch some TV: or maybe a movie.

I’ve a copy of Arrival, sitting around, somewhere: and half thought of watching it.

But … ?   Today say Westminster attacked: by, apparently, a lone wolf, inspired by international terrorism.

That left me … frankly in a mood for the comparatively light escapism of the TV show I’m watching: Stranger Things.

And yes: Stranger Things is a welcome relief, given the dreadful news … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-3-2017

Right … 

That’s the spare monitor sold off.

As you’ve possibly realised, I’ve had trouble with the second screen I’d been using.

Which turns out to work well with a different computer!

I’m starting to think the problem is the video card on my second hand Mac: which has affected a previous (refurbished) screen.

I’m ok with that, actually.   Whilst the video card would be pricey?   Picking up another, refurbished monitor would be cheap enough.

In fact, I’ve spotted one on Amazon. 

It’s all good!



And on an ever gooder front?

Work seems to be going well.

To the point where, over the past couple of nights, I’ve been buddying up.

In other words, I’ve had a newcomer sat beside me and listening into my calls: so they learn how not to do it, I’m assuming!

Either way?

I’m pleased to get the responsibility.