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    PlaneMan
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    This morning I had my 6 month checkup with the rheumatologist. He wasn’t happy with my hip and hands after lots of prodding, twisting and stretching. Visit to X-Ray. More twisting and prodding.

    Got back to my car to see a penalty notice on it. I was parked in a disabled bay with my badge clearly visible. The bloke was in the corner of the car park having a smoke. I took some video of that and then asked him why I had a penalty notice. He said it was all explained in the notice. It wasn’t. I was tempted to say ‘if it was explained in the notice I wouldn’t have to ask you, you F*&$ wit’.  Went to main reception, showed them photos of how my car was parked, the blue badge clearly in view and the penalty notice on the windscreen. Then the video of the t^t smoking on the hospital grounds, all of the hospitals around here are (supposedly) smoke-free.

    They could have told me to go away and deal with it myself but they were superb, called the ‘enforcement’ people and a supervisor was there inside 20 minutes. He asked to see my car and badge, no problem with that from me. He cancelled the penalty notice there and then and went looking for the rsole.

    Then I went to the gym, all the machines I wanted to use were out of service for maintenance. No big deal, I’ll just do an hour or so on the Watt Bike (posh, expensive exercise bike, gives lots of stats). No can do, they are all somewhere else being used for some filming for BBC Wales. FFS.

    So I went home.

    Tried to print some documents I need to send off for insurance purposes, emailed versions aren’t acceptable. It’s 2019 and only contents insurance!!!!!

    Printer is out of toner. 😣

    Order toner then get a call from the Legion that all of the TV services are down. I could have talked them through it but non-techy 60+ year old men, it’s just easier to go up and sort it myself.

    More twisting and agony. All sorted and a huge list of instructions printed out.

    Now I’m exhausted, confused, hungry and broken.

    Tomorrow must be a better day.

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    JayCeeDee
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    Have a long hot soak in the bath and forget about today – large brandy/whatever, afterwards and an early night.

    Tomorrow can only be better!! Good luck.👍👍

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    Dave Rice
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    Best get it over and done with in one day 😁

    The best thing I’ve done with the Legion (and others) is install O&O Syspectr (free) on their PCs (keeps and eye on critical Windows components and hardware and allows remote control) and VPN through a Draytek router (could be an RPi) to look at the CCTV. The Ubiquiti WAPs are cloud managed.

    Probably not something you can do with the TV system, but if you get involved in the PCs definitely check out Syspectr.

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    keith with the teef
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    Must say rsole. Ha ha very good. As for 60 years old blokes who cannot do owt. Fooey. As the feminists like to say its down to Male Macho-ism.

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    PlaneMan
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    Thanks all.

    Dave, I’m staying away from the PC’s as long as possible. If I get dragged into looking after them I’ll look at Syspectr, thanks for the heads up.

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    Bob Williams
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    Keith, he didn’t say “60 years old blokes who cannot do owt.”

    He said “…non-techy 60+ year old men… ” and there are lots of them about, half a dozen in my Close alone. I keep a few brochures from the local Louth adult learning college just to hand to those now, got sick of repeatedly showing and telling them what to do with the latest PC/tablet/ TV/ whatever. They buy the stuff and expect to turn it on and use it, without any idea of how to use it.

    Having said that, we all have different working backgrounds and we come from different working experiences. I was a Motor Engineer until disabilities forced me to find something else to do. I struggled with computing in my late 50’s, went back to college for 12 months of weekdays and Saturdays at another college. I still struggle but thankfully there is always help here on Forumite and from my IT specialist grandson.

    Trying to teach basic computing to a local 66 yo Hippy Artist is a nightmare from which I have yet to recover. Paints wonderful pictures, looks at his monitor as if it hates him. He painted beautiful cloud scenes on the desktop case in acrylics, managed to clog up and burn out two fans. Got off on the wrong foot when I first met him: asked what he did. “Oh I am a painter dear chap.”

    “I could do with the lounge decorating” says I. With a pained expression: “Not that kind of painter dear heart. I am an artist, a painter of scenes.”

    Oh bugga, I thought.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Bob Williams.

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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    Bob Williams
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    Forgot to say hope you’re feeling better by now Nolan. Had a few days like that, everything that could go wrong, inevitably does.

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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    PlaneMan
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    Thanks Bob. Mostly better. Had a good session in the gym and that always helps.

    Had a bit of a karma type thing this afternoon, bloke in a 18 plate Audi, nothing special 150 BHP at most and weighs about 500 KG more than my car. Sat at traffic lights on a roundabout and he was reeving his engine, looking at me and basically being a knob. The roundabout can lead to slip road onto a national speed limit link to the M4.

    I clocked a silver BMW 5 series, estate, about 5 cars behind. Something not right about the front bumper.

    Anyway, mister Audi bombed off on amber, bounced his engine of the rev limiter twice that I heard, cut someone up on joining the national speed limit road and vanished in the rain and mist.

    BMW engages warp speed with the blues and twos going full force. Angry mister Audi is now much angrier, I bet. 😀😀😀

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    Bob Williams
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    Oh how I love it when that happens!

    After my 6 points several years ago, which almost left me without Motability transport*, I take more care about speeds. Two years ago I was approaching the local spot where non-locals and boy racers decide they are Lewis Hamilton. Behind me is – yes – a BMW 1 series and behind that, a black Insignia. Now this spot is a double hill, the A16 Louth bypass, which has two bends. There is an overtaking lane to pass slow traffic and the National Limit of 60 mph applies. I am doing about 50 going up this hill: over the top is a descent, followed by another lesser gradient and a bend, with staggered junctions either side. After the bend is a speed camera. The BMW has been tailgating me impatiently and I have been slowing down to annoy him. At the crawler lane, he shoots past me, waves a middle finger, and accelerates, the black Insignia follows and both cars vanish from my view until I pass the bend to see the Insignia with bells and lights pulling over the BMW. YES! Probably also taken by the camera.

    Why do drivers of the less powerful Beemers think they have to overtake everything in sight, simply to show that they have a BMW? I know a local businessman who has a big old 635 CSi and he drives quite sedately. Tells me that he has had Jags and Mercs, but the old 635 is still the most comfortable car he has ever had, Having been a passenger in it, I have to say he may be right.

    *A humbly composed, begging letter to the authorities saved my wheels.😚😇

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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