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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Hi all.
Thats about all I want to say right now.
Firstly the weather is dumb and stormy, winds are cold but if I close things its hot and muggy.
Next week we may even see some colder temps again.
Ears are done and clear.
Knee is done and there are updates.
Due to the fact I havn’t been given the right instructions I am sitting mostly with my leg up due to my knee pissing blood so again piss.
Can’t train for at least a week maybe 2 or 3 not because I havn’t been told I can’t but to be honest if I didn’t have people helping me and previding me with things that are nonstandard, then I’d not be able to manage this myself.
Contracts are done and my secret santa contract is working fine.
More issues with the tech blog in the form of scammers getting through the captcha security has me going back to v2 again which seems to have worked.
I am thinking of getting a raspberry pi computer 400 unit and going from there.
Not sure what else I will be doing, due to go out, and I have at least an update to handle on another system.
No idea what else I will be doing.
Laters

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Hi all.
Well I have a lot of issues with skin.
Some of those are being handled right now and I feel better for it.
My wart turned out to be something else dumb, and not dangerous.
So on tuesday coming I get it cut out and hope it stays fucked off.
I also need another haircut and my ears need sucking again as usual.
Rotorua like a lot of tourist hotspots is dead or on the way out.
I managed to score a t-shirt from a tourist shop which was in the middle of converting to a gift shop.
Right now if you are in the position to buy more clothes with your country on them, then I’d do it because right now there is a lot being dumped.
I went to a place called capers for lunch twice and its good food.
Went to eat street and had italian which was pasta, also good.
Walked a little, however weather was not as I would have liked but oh well.
Little else has happened.
Updates to various systems and bits of software.
A few extras like that.
Had to do general shopping yesterday and maybe plants today.
Tomorrow I will probably meet with caren and then mum is back at work on monday.
Rugby is tonight.
Played a new game today which looking interesting.
No more testing work for the moment bar a few small contracts that are ongoing.
Ryan appeared to get some equipment and to well have lunch.
This was pumpkin soup and some chese and salami toasted sandwitches.
Today is heloween but as usual once I got home my mind and body fell into the lets wake up early.
Thnk god it was only 4am.
However now I just want to sleep.
At least I have finnished all my work.
I need to go to email still and listen to a few big programs else I am done.
Laters

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Both of these subjects seem to ring true.
I can sleep but I can’t stay asleep not constantly etc.
I am in the mode where I wake up between 2 and 5.
If I wake at 2 I try to sleep till 4.30 then I get up.
Now I will feel stupid for the rest of the day, again.
I want to sleep all day but I am not tired enough to do so.
Yet I am not awake enough to be awake.
So on this day’s news, windows 10 20h2 is out.
Some of us will get it and people like me that can’t wait for it are getting it manually.
Several software updates have been released including new builds of thunderbird, codec packs java and amd drivers and the like.
The biggest issue you will find is that anything not formatted right will not load without warning you.
System properties is gone and needs to get round you can run control sysdm.cpl to get round microsoft’s shortcomings.
I do hope that eventually someone will make some classic control panel app with the classic configs in it because settings still aint all there.
I have also changed my tab list in multitasking because the new way doesn’t make sence.
Edge came up on my system out of date and I needed to update the entire thing.
System restore was disabled on update and I had to adjust a few apps.
All in all, everything seems to be working, though I had to fiddle round with device manager to get my audio to configure properly.
What is getting me a little angry is that waterfox 2020.10 is out.
Waterfox team have recieved a lot of issues on their support system, but yet have not spent any time fixing any issues bar security extras.
This means while its a little better, 10 just like 09 causes nvda to be stupid and crash randomly.
So I am back on 08.
I guess I will go up and down each month till its ok but to be honest I may never upgrade again.
Its working and its secure enough.
They seem to be working on their next gen, though there are grumblings about not including performance improvements in the brouser.
I really like the classic waterfox interface but I feel that this may actually be the end of waterfox.

The way its going, to be honest if I didn’t have issues with chrome, mostly interfaces I don’t like and the fact waterfox is really good for what I use it for, I may just not use it.
My plan may be to stay on 08 and use edge or something if I really need to be secure.
Edge is chrome anyway and maybe it works.
If things do screw up completely, I may abandon addons completely including noscript and run firefox normally and hope things are ok.
chrome also has some blocking issues I don’t care for with some sites.
So far bar blogs, twitter and some forums I really don’t use the web that much.
Tomorrow aparently is the time I get my wart cut.
I don’t want to be spending time bothering with system updates and brouser crashes.
I don’t need a bunch of errors.
Next tuesday I say fuck off to all my tech including my pc for 3 days and actually go away and not give a fuck why for a bit.
We go to rotorua assuming we don’t lock down again.
Right now its unlikely, but with all the border junk going on even if the government says its all just the system working, I am still slightly pissed all the same.
The government likes the word lockdown.
There will need to be a good reason for it though.
Still I continue to continue.
Went shopping, and did a few other things.
Not much to say but who knows what is next to do.
Laters

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Hi all.
The current government got in again
Also someone at the border working on ships got sick.
The government said he followed procedures and did the right thing.
Which is probably sugarcoating the fact we will be in lockdown again by the end of the week because thats what this government does.
Not going to be surprised if that is what will happen.
Until that does happen I have a life to have and fuck everything and everyone else.
So not much done last week.
You allready know what happened, but I managed to go and have coffee with my aunt theresia on saturday, and also mucked with mum and friends on sunday.
Going to do the same today.
Work wize, nothing has happened with anything so maybe I didn’t make it.
I got and played a new ub40 album from 2018 costing 9 bucks, and on the insistance of one of my net djs of a show I listen to the only ivan hrvotska album he ever released in english at least from 7digital for 15 bucks.
Some dumps on the sync folders happened, a few backups, etc.
The only thing on is a conference tomorrow night at the foundation.
Next week is when I get rid of this damned wart, I also need to sort out my ears out as I feel they are getting full again.
On a positive note I have got aunt’s christmas present for about the same cost as my cd so that was nice.
I have an idea for dad but not mum for christmas and birthday, and nothing for brother and sally.
Next saturday is the first non event day of the year.
Helloween.
This is a non event because of several things.
No community naibourhood thing so no trick or treat.
No pasta disco party because thats all in the past.
So my plan is to stick on some headsets and play a game or just not do much because tv will be full of reruns and shit like that.
Next is november 5, guyfolks or lets support binladen day.
Seriously why are we supporting a fucking terrist while killing another.
For me, it was the first pav, the first bbq, and the first family meet of the summer season, guess what, that aint happening.
So yeah its sit at home, with music loud so I can’t hear much because its a non event.
Next after that will be the new years thing which for me is eat dinner, and go to sleep while every fucker parties bar me.
Well ok, maybe it will actually be a non event because of covid.
Then it will be next year and more stupidness.
Seriously I am really think if I could leave this world and go to the next, I’d have almost no issue doing so.
This world is pritty much done, next please.
Its not helped by the olds talking about the fucking government all damn day, listening to radio, etc.
I have only one line “fuck off! and leave me alone”
At least till you need to lockdown, or need another election, I have a life to live and not waste.
But thats the way it is.
To be honest, if I could travel back in time or change anything in my life, I’d drop my birthdate back 10 years.
Or fuck maybe 15.
At least I’d get 15 years normal world.
Either that or I’d push it forward till 2082 or something so I’d be out of this point, though who am I kidding, I’d miss things for sure.
Still am undecided about life, need a change and need to move.
At least nothing to stupid is going on.
I should for example be finnished all the boring part of living in a few minutes and should be able to have a bit of time to waste till the next thing.
On the up side I have just noticed 2 avocados which means toast!
Laters all.

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Hi.
Really can’t think of any original title.
So update since last entry.
I have the new nvda 20.3 and it works well enough.
My biggest issue is waterfox 09.
Its a lot better but likes to generate random garbage and rpc erros while visiting blogspot or just google searching, or after being on the net quickly brousing round various sites.
In both cases the program crashes and I have to close it.
In one case the garbage one, the nvda log generates a stack of over 100 object deletion error refferences and nvda and waterfox both crash and I have to close waterfox, while using narator then restart nvda.
I am back on 08 which interestingly did generate the same errors.
This caused nvda to semi crash and go unresponsive for like a second but hardly noticable expect to someone by me but then go on like it just didn’t give a damn.
The rpc errors are not being generated either so who knows.
Not much has happened.
Technically we should be seeing another feature update of windows this month but who knows.
Did some amd, codec and voice updates as well as web brouser updates.
I have been out with jono for the first time since we dropped to level1 last week and am again going out to malls which I did with aunt yesterday.
So good to see people moving round normally.
Sadly new south whales in australia could be seeing another covid wave and we have only just opened the travel bubble one way.
I guess that means we still need to keep the quarenteen walls up our side for a bit longer.
Then again be happy we aren’t europe.
They seem to be having another outbreak.
Stats though do suggest that for now at least our echonomies are not as badly battered as first thought as long as we can get things under control somehow in the rest of the world.
But I’m not holding my breath.
Job wize things are calming down a little.
I have been working with testing a secret santa website which has had a week deadline.
Saying that there havn’t been that many issues and I think I am done.
I have applied to an education centre called amplify to do some testing from ablegamers test pannels which has 50 bucks worth amazon.
Now if I get this one as soon as I get it, I’m off shopping to get myself an early christmas present before the rush.
Thinking of either a ub40 or bob marly boxset or wierd al yankavic or something.
Speaking of that guy when with jono the bargain bins at jb were selling a tour dvd for like 3 bucks, a steal which I took advantage of.
Little else to really report.
Jono seems ok and we continue to have good things to eat and talk about.
I have been to various cafes with family and had sally round last week for her birthday and ryan’s the week before.
Both of them enjoy the brackets I have given them.
Yahoogroups has started the process of shutdown so spent some time last night putting a memorial together to get it started.
Looks good.
I am trying to see if yahoo or the company that owns yahoogroups to get on board but oh well who knows.
Weather has been up and down and hot and cold.
This has not helped with me as my boddy seems to be in dizzy mode, bed on slant, house on slant, etc.
At least today I managed to get a good sleep for once.
Not sure what else to say except I have some more podcasts and the like to listen to, a few new games to fiddle with etc including the new western drama game.
Laters just now.

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