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.

20 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  August 21, 2018

    Southern Rock at its Down And Dirtiest…

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  August 21, 2018

  3. Gezza

     /  August 21, 2018

    Welcome back snowy. Missed ya.

  4. phantom snowflake

     /  August 21, 2018

    Hi G. I had a moment when I thought that my year-long experiment with commenting here was over. But here I am. Southern Rock is not usually my thing but am totally obsessed with Drive-By Truckers album The Dirty South.

    • Gezza

       /  August 21, 2018

      I think you’re handling their madness well. I struggle with some of them at times. Mostly the insane ones.

      Righto. I’ll have a listen. No uptick = I don’t like it.

  5. Gezza

     /  August 21, 2018

    Stream Report
    1. Stream running high, about 3 feet above normal, following heavy rain & mild thunder last night.
    2. Ivan Mallard cruisin for a bruisin again at breakfast time : got another kickboxing from Sweety. Ivan subsequently given moral support by one of the Burgle Boys who flew over the fence & joined him but was too late for the breakfast service.
    3. Eli won’t be fed today. The stream is too muddy to see him & too swift for any meat chunks to settle to the bottom.
    4. Ivan continues to suddenly fly straight up in front of the kitchen to get attention. He does it very quickly – but with such regularity I’m fairly certain of getting at least one of these foolhardy flying manoeuvres on video soon. As evidence.
    Than you. That is all.
    Sir Gerald
    🐧 Avian Aviation Authority 🐧
    0925 hours

    • Gezza

       /  August 21, 2018

      *Thank you. 💂🏻

    • Gezza

       /  August 21, 2018

      • Pickled Possum

         /  August 21, 2018

        He’s Bootiful

        • Gezza

           /  August 21, 2018

          He’s a helluva stunt pilot. He flew up in front of me two feet in front of my face, and then just swerved over to land on the fence. He’s two feet away from my camera.

  6. Kitty Catkin

     /  August 21, 2018

    Does anyone know how to install Google Chrome for Windows only ?

    I uninstalled it because it was doing that maddening right-move that means that the user has to go in and out of F11 every few seconds, and reinstalling it is impossible. I have to ‘finish downloading’ by going into google play or apps download for my android etc….which I don’t have. Firefox is all right, but very slow.

    • Gezza

       /  August 21, 2018

      I don’t understand what “that maddening right-move that means the user has to go in and out of F11 every few seconds means”.

      I am still running Windows 7 because my free upgrade to Windows 10, after hours of farting about -and in the final self-check just minutes before installation – gave me a pop-up message saying my laptop’s graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10. Some extremely strong language immediately emanated from this user for a period of approximately 10 minutes to describe his feelings about Windows developers which at some points included the C word.

      https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en-GB

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 21, 2018

        The whole Chrome page shrinks and goes over to the right (as in L/R) side od the screen, so part of it’s hidden* and can’t be used (like the scroll function) unless the user clicks F11, but as this has to be undone and redone constantly….it’s maddening. I reisnstalled Mozilla, uninstalled Chrome, tried to reinstall Chrome and kept coming to Finish….when I had installed it on devices that it tells me I don’t have (as if I didn’t know) BUT I can’t do the download unless…..

        *I have read that it can be dragged back, but it can’t beyond a certain point. None of the advice worked, and there are many irate users asking if something can be done.

        10 ! I remember when it came in. Useless piece of dreck. It didn’t recognise the camera being used (rare & unknown brands like Sanyo, Nikon and so on) I hastily undid it. It made pointless, cosmetic, fussy changes.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  August 21, 2018

          That link is to something that I have done ? times and gone around in circles doing…

        • Gezza

           /  August 21, 2018

          I think you have simply accidentally minimised the Chrome window.

          Go to the top right hand corner of the browser page, click on the little rectangle between the “-” and the “x” and report back what happens & whether this solves your problem.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  August 21, 2018

            I can’t reinstall Chrome.

            It’s not me; I just turned it on and it was like that.

            You can’t maximise it; that has vanished. It can only be minimised further, i.e. made to vanish altogether 😦

            There are pages of people with the same problem 😦

            • Gezza

               /  August 21, 2018

              Sorry. Can’t help. Can’t even find the problem you’re talking about with a google search. Good luck.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 21, 2018

              (hollow larf)

              Chrome has done this before. It’s really annoying when the advice given is useless.

  7. Blazer

     /  August 21, 2018