Hi all.
Well, I spent part of this week looking at some software for blogging so I don’t have to muck with the wordpress mobile interface which seems to display posts without headings, I don’t care about the gutenberg weird interface wordpress uses now so.
Anyway for the last month or 2 at least wordpress has decided to not accept my 2step authentication when I login.

That is I login, it says a code is being sent but I never get it.
Between 2 or more times later I will then get a code but it takes several tries.
After mucking about with the support system I managed to contact automatic.com directly.
I realise this is the slowest way to probably get support with a subsystem and I guess I could send at wordpress access contact I have on file assuming they still exist as they havn’t been sending things at me for a while.
For now 2step is off, I probably will be disabling wordpress logins on 3rd party sites till this is fixed.
I have no issue with 2step but if it doesn’t send me a code every time or first time I ask for it then its really not that much use.
Today is mother’s day so I am at a loose end.
Its raining and stupid which is good for the water for both power and general water but means that things just semi suck.
Over the last 2 weeks or so since last report I have tried new cafes and done updates and general training.
Today was muther’s day so I went out to a cafe and spent a bunch of cash on breakfast.
The only possible exciting news is that due to old age I needed new glasses.
Updates this wednesday, a haircut and then nothing else.
Laters

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Hi all.
Well, this is just an update on the statuses of my life.
Firstly, this fucking stupid asus gaming board is spauning doubble typed letters and key presses.
Not sure, I have shaken it, factory reset it, etc, I may have to find out how to clean it or take it to bits or just get another one.
I should do all these things but really to be honest it could also be rsi, surprised I don’t have more of it being a constant user and gamer.
I have managed to sort out my uni stuff which may or may not happen.
Oh a shoutout to any indians because of, well you all know why, I don’t need to rehash the news just saying is all.
Computer updates on vlc, codecs, a new amd chipset module I never saw before which I installed, and a few network and bios updates here.
Icloud has a new update so spent time making it run right.
The interface is semi accessible as long as you can use a mouse to click in the window to bring up the web interface else its really good.
Windows has an optional which is supposed to have news and interests, but I can’t find the button in taskbar for any accounts, it may be a new accounts thing.
At any case I am going to turn it off if it appears, its just another microsoft fuckture I do not need, not feature but fucture.
A fucture is a feature forced on the users that they don’t need.
And a fuckup is a bug created by the manufacture which could break or force a reformat.
Most updates are potential fucture and fuckups.
If its a small fuckup that doesn’t break much or is fixable then its a bug.
If its a fuckup you scream how bad it is to everyone bar whoever made it because it may not be fixed in a timely manner, oh, the fuckups also include microsoft support, still am not forgivving them for screwing up my system 2 years back.
On an interesting note when I pulled my system information it appears that microsoft is silently installing feature experience packs in the background or as part of updates.
Thats fine but I’d like to know or see if there are feature updates, its only a name.
On that note solitare seems to have some accessibility improvements like extra sounds for things and keyboard commands so I guess microsoft gaming gives a fuck about stock card games.
I don’t give a fuck but I don’t ever play these games even those by spoonbil, I just get them because I can and they are free and well.
Not much more has happened.
The only issue was a program update which decided to have facebook messenger starting up all day long on aunt’s system.
Luckily I could turn it off but with universals even if they are set to not run in background that doesn’t stop them from starting and you need to fix that in the app itself.
One thing I will say is that facebook, whatsapp and facebook messenger are accessible out the box to a degree anyway.
So for my aunt its possible for her to do all that on her laptop as well as phone.
I have tried a new cafe called patch today with a lot of exotic food in it like fish and takos, and chillied scrambled eggs.
I have also tried from another place I go to called majestic a caramell and ginger crunch crossover slice.
Took aunt to coffee on monday like I do once every little while.
Jono tomorrow, need to finalise that.
The cruise was quite good, though the hotel food was semi good and not good, dinner was good the rest sucked.

Still there was a large group and I found out various bits of history about my country from things on the maoris basically beating themselves up to interesting things like us almost having a nuke plant.
I also learnt practical things for example I know where our concrete and road gravel comes from and a few other things, and its all in my general area or close to it, stuff like that.
Lunch was big, and bold but yeah it was good.
Going to some jazz thing in july.
I have been training and walking and such.
A recent listen to some documentary on diet says one extra way to lose weight is to work hard and studdy something or in other words engage your mind and just work for long periods.
I may try that a bit more.
I don’t generally challenge myself mentally that much.
Usually its up at dawn, do twitter and blogs, eat food, do email, read news.
Train, muck about with my interests some of which are adult in nature, and maybe play a game.
Put out washing and empty the dishes.
Suddenly its afternoon.
I either walk and fix aunt’s stuff, walk with mum, go out and do stuff, listen to bits and bobs, etc.
Suddenly the day is gone but may not necessarily be filled.
So things for this week include.
Nothing.
I did my ears this week, a week early but they are done.
I have a couple coffee dates at the start of the week, and my usual walk sunday.
Its rare where I don’t have a schedual.
There were some office and other updates so monday will be spent updating various things aunt’s side, but outside of updates and excercise I am unsure exactly what I will be doing.
I need something to challenge myself physically and mentally and more on the mental side.
There are some days or bits of days where my mind feels a bit empty like I should be processing something.
Of course this only lasts the time its like this.
Generally after I get up I need to do all the standard tasks of the day then well.
Anyway thats that for another few weeks I guess.

The next feature update to win10 comes in may, its going to be another small affair which will not have anything much in it.
Later

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Hi all.
Well I’m back and its cold.
Things I have done are long so I will only list a few of them here.
I have walked in queens park in invercargill and visitted the richidson transport museum as well as the e haise bert munrow model and the old hardware shop.
Done a lot of extra things like going to nugget point lighthouse.
SStayed in several cottages and houses, even spent time on a farm.
I had acaroa salmon as well as blue cod.
I have got a recipe for cheese roles, and a load of extras.
I am however back home.
So far I have spent time backing up archives, installing updates and editing recordings.
I need to complete a couple test tasks and get in contact with some people about various stuff.
There are my ears, my teeth, my flue jab and my covid to look forward to.
I have a cruise to dargiville at the end of the week.
Aunt should be home later today so I guess I will be there getting and doing things.
Nothing else to say right now so I’m off

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Hi all.
Well this is just a finnish off the week post.
Lockdown ends tomorrow so I am getting ready to go.
Updates, tests, and such.
During one of these, github suddenly decided it wouldn’t start.
I suspect it was trying to autoupdate when I shut down, and didn’t even notify me so got corrupted and needed to be reinstalled.
Automation can really suck some times.
Well as I said tomorrow we go and that would be interesting at least.
We have lost 1 day well 2 days travel to the boat but not lost much.
If all things continue everyone will be back to normal by next week.
All I care for is that we get out of auckland before they lock down again if that in deed will happen.
No idea what else to say except that a lot of wasted things happened this week.
Oh well tomorrow we hit the road.
laters

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Hi all.
Well, can’t believe I havn’t updated this thing in ages but sleeping patterns and weather played a part with that I’m sure.
So whats new.
Keyboard is mostly fixed.
Turns out one of the power supplies has a busted plug so the usb power bank started cycling all day long.
Good thing I don’t plug backup drives to it.
Anyway its on the main pc bus board which is fine.
A lot of the systems are wired, the lower board takes the amp, speakers and everything else.
The top board takes my pc, a charger, the usb module, the lower power bank the tv power bank and there is a spare for when I connect my echo dot.
On the shelf, the tv power bank takes the tv and my android dish smart vu 10 which I just havn’t setup yet.
Little else to say there.
Updates continue to be installed.
I have yet to pack but will have to do this after solving another issue on aunt’s system.
We have had another lockdown due to unknown cases suddenly appearing.
It didn’t last long but long enough for the art deco festival to be canned.
From time to time the oddcase trickles in.
Now as long as we can stay out of lockdown till we leave and as long as it doesn’t progress to level4 we should be ok.
Speaking of levels I must print some nomask exemption fliers so I don’t need to wear masks for unreasonably rediculous amounts of time.
Times like 3 hours on a fairy boat because that sucks.
In fact anything which is 15 minutes or longer is a suckything.
Now when I fly I guess 1 hour on a plane because plane air sucks is ok I guess but still.
They are really pushing out the vaxeens, and the south of the citty while not locked especially has so many effected by the last unknown cluster who knows.
How can we get cases out of the blue though?
Its a slight concern.
Also is a concern is the changes in the environmentalist party we had.
They started as a bunch of protesters and hippies but now they may as well be terrorists for their crazyness.
There is a big push for full electric though we don’t have the infrastructure.
At any rate people still burn coal for power, they want to bann gas.
Sooner or later we will run out of everything.
I still am unsure what is going on.
Now the environmentalists seem to be coming together with the, um, the… the non whites.
I don’t want to use their name.
Trying to figure out how they govern themselves.
There is also concern that covid will make everyone lose their freedoms and everything.
Then again maybe thats not that bad to lose one’s rights if you know what for.
Democracy report data suggests that the loss of rights and freedoms for extended time periods with the right messages and reasons actually pushes trust in the governments up and taking it to softly pushes it down.
Unknown what I think on that.
Anyway, little else to say, but will be on the road and hope I can actually do something about recording.
Speaking of recording I got my recorder charged and everything loaded in.

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Hi all.
Well welcome to this here blog update.
Firstly, updates.
Windows likes to be an utter cunt at times.
The latest updates proved it.
So the following things had to be done when updating this week.
1. reenable the disabled uac state with winaero tweaker so I could run npm.
2. set curser blink, keyboard delay and repeat rates to 100 so the board does not type multiple letters.
Lets hope this fixes the issues I have been having with my keyboard.
Lets also hope that this fixes the issues with autoplay and drives.
So far I have had to restore files that got deleted in dropbox, and external drives that I havn’t wanted to, no virus, but windows seems to get stuck keys when any autoplay notification appears.
Either windows input is fucked or I type to fast for windows.
At any rate while I have started again its not happening or at least it seems ok.
Thats not going to mean it won’t appear again, but I don’t need this shit especially now.
In no particular order, the following has happened.
1. gone out a bunch to various places to eat with the family.
Today was asian pork last week it was pizza.
Been taking aunt out for coffee and lunch this week.
Art decco is next thursday, woohoo.
Just put in my leave notice with dolphin computeraccess for the times I will be out.
I mean I don’t have to but its politeness really.
So far I have applied and been turned down for a number of jobs and contracts.
There is a us job slated for march 1-5 so 2 3 4 5 and 6.
Obviously I can’t do all those due to holidays.
On the subject of covid things continue to continue.
Mutterings in government circuls about the going ons in this war.
I listen a little, take note where its due.
Mostly its just standard rangling and chatter, most of it is important to those involved but not to normal civilians.
The important thing is we are arming up, and once we figgure out when and how we will need to fire the nukes we will do so.
Looks like vaxeens may have to be boosted every year like the flue and I can handle that.
At least thats what the smart guys say at any rate.
We’re all in this together.
Most importantly, nothing is coming in and what does is being trapped by our defence systems.
We are down to 44 active cases in isolation and we havn’t had this for a while.
Lets hope things continue to continue till end of april at least.
Things I need to do will include getting the jobs I usually pole for started but due to roadtrips I havn’t even bothered to do that.
I also need to tidy up my shelves.
The walls are done, yaaaaay!
Ok, not done completely, I have a bunch of unsafe wires hanging out waiting for me to hit a switch that I don’t use.
That will become a led light which means I hope to have at some point soon.
Of course my sightling tech that put them in says they are safe, just don’t touch it.
Safe, well yeah, but just need to remind myself that I shouldn’t even think of looking because being me I always wander what is there, and I need to remember not to even think.
Of course this assumes I did find out at another time.
But I’m not telling.
Its like being given the commands to say take out the windows product key or something.
I used to go what does that button do.
I have realised that could actually kill me if I hit the red button.
So yeah its really tempting to… no, I will not even think about pushing the various red butttons either commands or on the walls.
So went out with jono 2 weeks back and had a blast.
I like fish, and seafood in general.
And I am getting bigger, because like my lot I have a sweet tooth, really trying to get away, issue is, a bit of me is feeling I am semi missing a bit of my life because I can’t finnish the meal off with something, like being free and eating that extra, no! don’t go there at least not in public but I do.
I have been helping people with various things online, and trying to get various online jobs.
Last year, covid started and I had work.
This year 7 contracts have come up, I applied for 6 and lost 6.
2 of them I didn’t get because they didn’t suit me and 1 may be only us but we will have to see.
I am in a couple waiting lists and a few others but even so.
Anyway not much to say except that I will do things later.

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Hi all.
I havn’t updated in ages but yeah its time for an update.
So in no real order, the following has happened.
My knee is getting better, still trining inside, its a lot better now though.
I had jono about for a bbq and disposed of all my christmas edables.
I went out to some eateries, some good and some not so good.
There was a storm or 2.
I had a few walks.
I tried and failed to get a couple contracts.
One because I didn’t read the small print fully and the other because I didn’t get in.
Next month, trips, road trips the entire mutherload.
Computer wize I have been fixing one of the last 15 inch toshibas to exist.
Lets just say default configurations suck.
Lets also say that while 99.9% of things are fixed, due to killing toshiba software, repairing windows, restoring windows, etc, power icon is screwed and not showing but everything else works.
The cd drive works, the software is updated.
Oh, finally 3rd gen duel core on windows 10 is an utter fucking joke even with everything thats not needing to be started is stopped.
Next, panic, panic, panic.
Various non publically disclosed things going about about government and management of covid.
People in family are panic buying.
My advice, trust the government feeds doesn’t matter if its a lie, right now we need as normal as we can, because we may all be dead tomorrow.
Certainly not going to wait for the world to isolate itself again.
I mean it will, and I may die, and just about everyone else, but right now I want to enjoy what time I have left till hell opens again.
Till it does, fuck everyone, everything, and you to!
Nothing more for a bit.
Oh, got another backup drive for off site backup because prices and shipments are totally crap due to virus.

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Hi all.
Yeah subject line was from home alone 2, but it somes up the last month.
A lot has happened and nothing has happened.
Work has started on wallpapering the house.
Christmas such as it was is over.
I have a couple aftershave bottles and a few chocolates, most of which are gone.
I got some good craft beer, also gone.
I have a couple shirts that I have not warn yet and a new olympus digital lsp4 which I havn’t really read the manual as its not that accessible but I need to get round to finding what all the buttons do.
The recorder is all setup and talking but thats basically it.
Computer wize, as you can expect bar a few microsoft app updates, and some codecs little has happened.
On the pluss side, just before christmas I did a little work to hopefully get me some more coming up this year.
The rest I don’t know.
I have gone to town over the new year to look at the americas cup, have lunch and enjoy a beer at a local bar.
And I actually masked up for the fairy boat to town from devenport.
I have 2 things to say about this.
1. bactic is a good brand of disposable mask, ie you can breathe through it.
2. mask+ heat sucks.
3. I will only go and ware a mask if the place I am going to will last for more than 2 hours to be worth while.
Sadly this means that on saturday while mum has her yearly ladies club I will not be going to the art gallery with my dad for lunch as I usually do because, I can’t be bothered masking up and washing my hands to use a boat to go and eat lunch, to stay for an hour to make the effort of doing all that to come back home again.
The time is to short to make it worth while.
The times I have spent town over the last couple days have been at 2-3 hours each and thats worth it but not 1.
No idea how people survive with masks on in the bus and simply put unless I have no choice I will not use one, (a bus not a mask) if at all possible.
Later on family have convinced me to go to some art thing in wellington.
To be honest, if everyone wasn’t going I would probably stay back home.
I will find waring a mask on a plane for an hour a challenge.
But everyone is going and I don’t want to be a total fucking jerk because I don’t like masks.
What I will not do is wear a mask on the train coming back even if it means I need to stay in my cabin, its 12 hours, and thats just to long.
Of course if someone decides they will not be going I’ll drop out to, I do have limits.
Right now even if long hall flights do appear, if in a couple years we can go but have to mask up then I won’t go either.
12 hours + for a mask, what a joke.
Its stuffy in a plane as it is without one.
I’ll just not go.
I have a vintage club meeting this sunday.
Also went to see jono last week, well actually he came here.
My knee is fine now though a little rough feeling, I still train with a plaster for floor stuff but its getting better and better and I only use that for the 10 minutes I do them then its off.
I try not to kneel on it or knock it though.
Its ok for general use.

My knee is mostly ok

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Hi all.
Well there is actually something to semi talk about this week.
More updates to do, I did a bunch last week including a non accessible keyboard update for the logitech.
Options software does not work well with screen readers, well the install doesn’t anyway.
Knee is on the mend, I just need to take steroid cream for the next while 2 weeks to 6 weeks max so I will try 3 first.
Checking my diary its been a month since my knee got a good going over.
Training will start today as I am using
bandaids now.
I have been meeting friends and doing catchups.
Tomorrow I will see some cussins I have not seen in a bit.
I have gone to eat meditrainian food at a place close to us and its quite good, lots of veges, and bread and some meat but nice all the same.
Started doing some walking to.
Laters

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Welcome to life.
This is just to say I am here for what its worth.
So what has been going on.
Its been a month since my knee, and I am due to get another check because I thought it could be coming back.
Half of my scab just flaked out on my last bandage change.
So there is actual hope that I am actually going to be able to do something at last.
I plan to restart training next year unless something changes that is.
I want to be on the bike by 2-3rd january if I can.
Still not putting a deadline on the knee.
What needs to happen before I decide to get back in.
1. the knee needs to be free of crap and not needing a bandage.
2. I need to be able to use it without needing to do any work or at least without help.
This has been one of the major reasons I have not started training yet.
I can’t change my dressings, and I can’t or really shouldn’t get it wet just yet.
Even if I get back into my training, outside training will stop for at least a couple months.
Reason is its mid summer and I need to be carefull of hard ground, knee and sun.
The sun has been good for my issues with my head though who’s skin has been being dumb and flaking for god knows.
Now if it would stop storming I’d actually write more in this blog.
Its been storming on and off and being cold and hot and then stupid.
I have been walking with aunty t, helping her, walking a bit with mum, going out a bit, installing updates etc, etc.
I am in the process of updating to a new digital recorder as I really want to get something for this road trip I will be doing next year.
After a lot of fucking about I decided to get well an olympus recorder.
My options for my cash were.
1. another soni.
I have used soni units since the sx35 the px370 being the most accessible without speech.
However the sx was the best unit.
One thing I can not do at all is delete files.
Right now I Need to transfer the recorder, then reformat the unit then restart it and wait for it to beep.

Locally I have tried the wilson unit and it was like not meeting my needs as a field recorder.
I have used the sx35 till in tropical conditions it broke.
This sucks because if it hadn’t I’d still be using it.
The software worked but I had to transfer all stuff and reencode it as wav then encode it as mp3.
The recordings sounded mono, compressed and utter crap.
The next unit was the ux60 usb mp3 recorder with its 512mb storage.
As supposed to the 32mb I had before and mp3, the thing worked well enough.
Twin microphones and I was set.
The biggest issue was that I needed to carry round a laptop with me on every trip I went on.
I could record 5-6 hours which was enough but once it was full I had to dump then reformat the recorder.
To bad if the laptop crashed.
The nextt thing I got was the px.
With 2gb sd storage I was made.
With the 4gb sd card from my phone it was cool.
The ux biggest issue had been its hissy natture but this one was good and worked well enough.
No windscreens has always meant restricted recording though my andrea 3d phones have helped a lot internally.
Sadly as things have changed I have found myself not using this as much as I used to.
Now to talking recorders.
The best and most accessible is the electronix talking recorder for the blind.
At 300 us dollars its the most expensive but with 16gb on board storage, encoding up to 96kbps, 4800khz and pcm and mp3 recording, I was ready to pay.
The trouble is its sold and shipped in the us only by 1 store.
The Next unit on the list was the talking products microspeek pluss 8gb.
The unit is got what the last unit has, 1 microphone, less storage, 50 us, which pluss shipping was 130 dollars and lanyard support.
The storage was 8gb but oh well.
Reading reviews on amazon swayed me a little though.
Several said it did not perform to expectations, had issues with its controls, and was cheap and plasticky.

It did have software and would have done well enough.
I started talking to people about.
For ages since the ds30, dm3 4 5 and others like this I knew that olympus was probably what I should go for.
The biggest thing was it was mainstream technology.
This is more important today since covid has rendered a lot of international shipping lenghthy and unwize.
Its just hard to get shit in.
News today has stated we may not have enough stuff for christmas, and with 99.9% of the world still locked down, work for a lot of stuff is either not running or at reduced copacity.
I then moved through the olympus range.
My origional push was either the ws352 or 353, which would do everything the other units did, and probably would talk.
My first plan was to find either olympus or get in contact withh a store.
I managed to find a local dealer in wellington and prepaired to do some looking at it.
However after a little more search I found the newzealand distributer.
They are in my city of auckland and I called them.
The first important information I recieved was that there were only 2 units currently actively made that had guidence support.
These were the dm720 or the lsp4.
In terms of where I could get the olympus units the lsp4 was the more commen.
The other thing I learned was there was no lanyards at all.
This was slightly problematic.
No lanyard means I will need to find some way to have the unit carried and handled which I have not done much with just yet.
There are no cases anymore for the units so who knows.
The units are all metal, so no plastic.
There are no software bits as far as I can see but thats fine.
The dm720, is able to play music and I assume daisy books, though not tried them.
The system can handle everything, like the microspeak.
Of course battery charges on the rechargable and others depending on what you use are not as good as my soni, round half a day or less but conciddering I am using a electronic camera, with software, so a small handheld computer this is to be expected.
The only difference from the lsp and dm models is flack.
The lsp4 can do that.
Both have a tripple microphone system and can be adjusted for various settings.
The lsp also has 4 more gb then the dm.
And for 100 more dollars thats not much more to get.
Pluss the lsp seems to be what is popular and sold externally to olympus in new zealand.
I have managed to get a good deal on it because I have someone that can help me with that.
My next plan is to buy a 100mpbs or higher kingston or sandisk extreme durable sd card and put that in there.
It can take 32gb only but I will stick something in there.
This means that it should be able to record at highest flack a day with of flack though I doubt I will be running any more than 128k mp3 because higher formats use power like crazy.
Still like the sighted with a camera, and many image types I have one of those.
Olympus has professional recorders to and I have got the top of the range field recorder so well.
My next plan is to get an external micro sd reader should I need it.
I do have an internal sd reader on the laptop but to be honest I’d still take as much as I can externally because its portable.
Losing my cd drive told me to depend on external as much as I can.
Anyway, thats the news for the moment.
If nothing changes I won’t bother till end of the month.
Laters all

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