• It looks like you’ve got the traces of having had ivy growing up there at some stage in the past. That’s a real b*stard thing for causing problems. It displaces anything, fixed or not and is probably what opened the gap in the soffit board.

    I’ve got problems with some growing up our garage wall on the neighbour’s side. He’s good these days at…[Read more]

  • Side comment on a subject I know nothing about, I get Kindle’s Daily Deals and there have recently been a few books on programming, C, C++ and others going for ( the Kindle version ), £9 – £12 instead of £55 – £70. May be worth a look for reference, if not education/instruction.

  • I think the ‘let down’ of this practise falls to the processing power of smart TV’s.

    I have a 3yo Sony smart tv with ( 66Meg fibre ) internet fed to it via a switch. Netflix has its own button on the remote, Prime Video , iPlayer etc, come via apps. Every time you select one of them, there is a waiting process with spinning wheels of doom…[Read more]

  • The bad news you can manage!! It’s not great, but you’ve coped over the last few years with problems – this is just another on the list. The worse news isn’t as bad as you think, because as you say, it gives you time.

    You’ve dealt with a lot over the last few years, at least this will give you a chance , if not in your own time, at least on…[Read more]

  • Am I the only one who looks at W10 2004 and immediately thinks it’s out of date. The first time I saw it, I did a double take. It only made sense when I thought back to 1903 and 1909 from March and September last year!!

    Bloody American dates!!! :wacko:

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic @BOB in the forum Forumite Updates 6 days, 19 hours ago

    You’re not alone with that, Bob. I have a friend with similar troubles to yourself. He went in yesterday at 11.15, at 13.15 there was no sign of the consultant, and they couldn’t find a rectal catheter in the hospital…………….. but they had taken his blood pressure. It’s a damn good job they never took the BP of his wife sitting in the car…[Read more]

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic @BOB in the forum Forumite Updates 1 week, 1 day ago

    One day at a time, Bob, and each one is a bonus.

    Glad you’ve got in here now. As PM says, expecting more stories tomorrow!!

    Stay safe and well. :good:

  • Cheers all, unfortunately we’ve made all our pathways with block pavers, the only pea ( 10mm ) gravel is on the flower beds to protect them from the dogs, we now hardly ever have ( atm ).

    The side drive already has a PIR LED security spotlight on it, but I’m looking for after the fact detail/evidence. Ed is right about making it more complex than…[Read more]

  • This will be one for Dave, but all comments/experience welcome.👍

    Just had a door-knocker who offered to trim the conifers in my back garden and who knew, too much and too accurately, about the state they were in. As per my common practise, told him I wasn’t interested and pointed to the No Cold Caller sign on my porch door. He then said that he…[Read more]

  • Trying to post in Visual as opposed to Text and for starters, the cursor is back in top left corner  not ‘margin’d’ across. Here goes.

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic Welcome. in the forum Members Birthdays 1 week, 4 days ago

    Steve – it turns out this was Bullstuff2 ( our Bob ) who was having problems logging in from the hospital!!

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic @BOB in the forum Forumite Updates 1 week, 4 days ago

    You’re going to end up our very own 6 million dollar man!!! “We have the technology”!!

    Do whatever it takes to come out the other side and just come back out sorted. Thoughts and prayers are with you Bob, even if your password isn’t!! :yahoo: :wacko:
    Stay strong and safe.

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic @BOB in the forum Forumite Updates 1 week, 5 days ago

    Wrote a big long edit that disappeared into the ether!!👎

    Just guessing, if Bob has installed Secure Connection – I know he has KIS and they have been pestering recently – I did install it, but Forumite acted like I was a foreign spammer and gave me all sorts of problem, because it acts like a VPN.
    I un-installed it and all was back to…[Read more]

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic @BOB in the forum Forumite Updates 1 week, 5 days ago

    Ok, well that explains my last two topics, Lee!!

    Please feel free to delete them.👍🤣

  • Hi Lee – I just saw an avatar that I didn’t recognise and it was someone who had just registered for a look or whatever. I went to open a topic to send him a welcome message and could only find the “Members Birthday” as the closest one to post it in.
    Any chance of a ‘Welcome New Member’ category??
    It’s a Robert Williams, so that could cause some…[Read more]

  • JayCeeDee started the topic Welcome. in the forum Members Birthdays 1 week, 5 days ago

    Welcome @robert_williams, don’t just look through the window, come on in and look around or chat!!
    We’ve already got a Bob Williams who posts here, ( as Bullstuff ) and he’s a hoot!!
    We’re a very friendly bunch. :yes:

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic History field trip. in the forum UK 1 week, 5 days ago

    You can probably thank the English for most of the older Welsh castles – if they hadn’t been such a PITA neighbour, you wouldn’t have needed them!! :yahoo:

  • True – it could well be that. :good:

    I’m playing around with a lot of his old stuff at the moment. He’s had a couple of computers stored here since he moved into a rented flat. He just wants me to nuke the hard drives – he was doing a lot of corporate work and thinks their might be some residual logins, or other work related stuff – that’s no…[Read more]

  • I’ve just done similar to an Ideapad 320. It had a 2TB spinner as the main drive which I replaced with a 120GB SSD, when it came to adding the spinner as a second drive, there was a blanking plate for the old dvd rom slot and it was all moulded to just mount the drive straight in. Bonus!! :yahoo: All I had to do was get one of THESE to connect…[Read more]

  • I’ve been noticing a few minor changes ( visually, at least, although I think Lee has been a bit busy with the site ) Topic titles are on bold print and are much easier to read, and a few other placement changes on the sidebar.

    Thanks, Lee, it’s looking good.

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