General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


  1. Anyone for Mary? Poppins that is.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 6, 2018

      I liked the books when I was little, but the film is a travesty.

      I have two of the books in Italian, which makes interesting reading.

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  March 6, 2018

    A hot slice of American Reggae…

    • Pickled Possum

       /  March 6, 2018

      Soliders Of Jah Army … Reggae is rocking.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 6, 2018

    I read a bit of DIY advice a while ago; don’t keep nails and screws, it’s easier and quicker to go and buy new ones than it is to look in the toolbox for the right size. Throw out left-over ones.

    I don’t know how many DIYers here would do this.

    • Gezza

       /  March 6, 2018

      I’ve got a small labelled plastic drawer set of dad’s that hold various screw types & sizes. Any leftovers from new packets get sorted into those.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 6, 2018

        I keep spares, too, and always seem to have one the right size. Some years ago the Warehouse had boxes of screws in various sizes on a great special. They have been extremely useful, too, I don’t see how it makes sense not to have any and have to make a special trip out to buy nails and screws instead of having your own supply of them. How often do you NOT have one that will do ? IIf you haven’t, then you buy more.

        I am not fond of the ones with square slots.

  4. Gezza

     /  March 6, 2018

    I got an Andoid system update to Android 8.1 notification on my Nokia 5 last nite. So I installed it last night & when I went to use it today the colours are different, oranges & reds are brownish. The bloody camera settings options & functionality were completely different. And the zoom control was gone.

    The quick settings menu at the top had changed to black & grey on white & looked shitty-as, compared to the previous colour scheme, when a quick glance was enuf to see what was on & what was off, & the ‘battery saver on’ orange banner was really clear.

    When I clicked on a colour option setting & hit a new ‘reverse colour’ setting the whole blimmin phone screen went first into white lettering on dark colours, the option to revert or reverse colour completely disappeared from the settings menu, & then the screen went so blimmin dark you couldn’t use it cos you couldn’t see any bloody thing!

    Then the farkin thing hung & the Shut Down option was feckin useless. So I held the off button down until the bloody thing capitulated & shut down When I rebooted, it was in Safe Mode but it was still in frackin reverse colours. I managed to do an apps reset & it made no feckin difference. I didn’t want to do a factory reset in case I lost all me bird video clips.

    “You f***ing c****s!” I kept saying (as you do). “WTF did you have to make these half-assed changes for? You’re f***ing morons!”.

    Eventually I got the bloody thing to shut down properly & then once it rebooted I had to go thru all the bloody settings turning some off & changing others from the default settings, & I found a ‘reverse colour’ icon on a 2nd new page in the horrible white background Quick Settings menu (but there’s still nothing in the main Display menu where all this blimmin trouble started!).

    And now the video camera has a pause button. But it’s no feckin use because Aspen’s out of the bloody tree I wanted to video him in right at the bloody start of this shambles!

    Thanks. I feel better now.

    • Vent dear boy, vent.

      Nothing quite like a phone update that radically transforms one interface.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  March 6, 2018

      Beware!! Up-Dates can alter your whole life. Live in the past and don’t Do It.

      Bro I was wondering where the latest from Gezza Stream Wild Life Unit videos were.
      Howz Pickles doan? Has she out grown her size big feet yet?

      Well, I was surprised to hear ole Steven the rejoicer, has flown the coup.
      who is gonna take his place? Is there any one else that even is a capable as him.
      Of course I jest and wonder why he was in the position of power for so long.

      • Gezza

         /  March 6, 2018

        The Wildlife Unit has been spending a bit less time looking over the fence lately because the adult pooks have been hopping over the fence into my back yard every time one of them sees me, looking for extra handouts all day long, instead of doing their mahi down in the stream for most of their kai.

        I’m trying to train them back into just coming up twice a day. The problem when they hop the fence is that Pickles can’t see them, thinks he’s missing out, & starts screaming like a kid denied lollies in the supermarket and carries on for ages cos he can’t fly up & jump over yet. God what a racket.

        21 Feb, afternoon:

        I’m certain Pickles is a boy. He’s growing too fast for a female. He’s nearly as big as Sweetie, the young female already.This one taken at dawn on 24 Feb, low light level:

        His wings are now growing really fast. I don’t think he can fly yet but they’re large enuf to give him lift to help him climb up the creeper covered bs block wall with a bit of flapping.

        Today, when he did a little begging pose to Bluey, Bluey made a quiet refusal squeak, telling Pickles he’s not feeding him any longer. When Pickles didn’t get the message & tried again by tapping Bluey’s beak, Bluey gave a louder, annoyed, squeak, and bit him on the beak. He doesn’t really need feeding by an adult now. The other two don’t bother.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  March 7, 2018

          WOW Pickles has grown a lot and yes he is a boy to be sure.
          A sooky lala, always wanting more than his fair share at no extra cost to him.
          Always hungry and always pushing the boundaries.
          He is a very nice looking bird, I must say.
          His feet are getting smaller as he grows bigger.
          I like the kid-lollies-supermarket analogy,
          flowed right into my laffing and remembering section of my brain.
          Very nice videos tho. How is your book coming along?????.