My Samsung A8 has just bricked. Bad news
My 15 year old Nokia 6310i has come out of a long retirement, charged up, and is working perfectly. Good news.
My friends and acquaintances will think I'm nuts but I now have a phone that can go a week on one charge. Why on earth would we accept less?
And it came with a proper instruction manual!
The simplicity and focus is revolutionary
The 6310i is like a breath of fresh air. It does what it does (phone, text, contacts list, calendar) and nothing else. It has Bluetooth for hands free.
The simplicity and focus is revolutionary compared to Samsung or Apple's output.
I do hope you are being paid for all that.The good news is that a new department I set up is now being run exclusively by a woman I hired to help me so I don't have to do it any more .. I didn't enjoy it very much in the end and she still does so win win ..
The bad news is I've been relocated in our company because someone's had the sack for being consistently crap so I'm having to do mine and his job everyday until they hire someone else. I didn't get finished until 1115 last night so I'm knackered and I've got to keep going. rats cocks.
Am I just imagining it or are young children becoming ever louder?
For four hours, a tribe of very young ones has been unleashed on the street with noisy toys that scrape the pavement. They accompany this with raucous yells at the top of their lungs. It does not sound like they are having fun at all. In fact it communicates only stress.
There is nothing in this street to absorb the sound but there is a park within 100 yards!
Younger children have not usually learnt the dynamics of conversation and they lack the patience and impulse control to wait for 'dead air' in which to speak. Because of this, in groups where there is no obvious leader (an older sibling or a more confident friend), there's a lot of interruption and frequent 'volume contests' in which more that one child tries to focus the attention of the whole group on him.
The greater the number of kids, the fewer opportunities for each to speak unchallenged and the more simultaneous and disputatious voices.
Adding a fourth child to a group of three can bring the volume and quantity of speech up to what you would expect to hear from five or six.
And adding a seventh to a group of six will hurt your head more than you could imagine.
But no! They have changed their policy and will now not mend any frames other than their own even for money. So another slight remnant of civilised behaviour has gone by the wayside, presumably to stop the drain of thousands of penny screws from the company's profits.
I have one of those. Dunno where I put it.Sometimes, in the cheap shops you can get a glasses repair kit, with a few microscopic screws and a teeny screwdriver, amazon do a few here X
Techy the pirate!I used to own a stash of knackered specs and sunglasses to cannibalise. They're probably still around somewhere. Maybe in one of my sheds.
Techy once tried putting a lens from one pair of his mother's specs into another pair. It fitted well and he felt snug until they went out and one lens went dark. I still laugh about that.