Another week

Hi all.
Its another week, I got aunt a jabra freeway and have been sorting it out.
Charging it, updating it, reading userguides.
It can charge on a standard charger for usb if it needs to and a car charger.
I talked to jabra about it and well just to say they are quite supportive, so thanks guys for that.
This week is the standard updating of windows and other things, flash has another update as does codecguide.
On saturday, is the multi birthday celebrations for myself, an aunt, uncle and cousin all in that order, I don’t have those in a single unit, hmmm wander if I had all those, pluss mum, dad, brothers, sisters and all family in a single unit if I could get cash from ginis or something.
Hmm but if I was in a single unit, hmmm a borg moment perhaps?
At any rate, a week after that will include on a saturday my birthday with jono, and shortly after that my birthday the monday of the next week, wednesday that week will be interesting, and the sunday of that week maybe to who knows.
After that in july th 19th being the aniversery of my grandpas passing we will be scattering the ashes and going out for dinner.
Then its father’s day, another cousin’s birthday, and well then its almost the end of the year.
Going walking soon, brilliant day to do that.
Ooh and we beat the french at rugby.

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End of the line for skype

Hi all.
It is with heavy heart that I have no choice but to leave skype for ever.
I will still have skype for those that want to get in touch but as always you will need to email me first.
If you are in new zealand or australia I am going to start giving my home number out simply because skype is dead.
At least for now skype classic remains.
Luckily I don’t need skype for my business work I will need it for family things unless I move to whatsapp on a smartphone that is.
If you want to skype me, ask and you can, but the days of me logging on to it every day are numbered.
In fact I pulled out of nvda chat group, the only reason I logon to skype.
While I will keep skype around for personal reasons I am going to pull it out of my register.
Maybe I will try skype web through maranda, if I can use this to call then maybe its a solution but the skype client has gone nova and this time I think its for good.
Today, an update pushed me to a preview of 8x.
I know ms are moving away from classic but all I ask now is if they don’t want to update it that they leave it up for those that want it and in addition pull skype classic from the updateable skype clients.
For now I can still get it but The only reason I have an ms account now is for store apps on 10.
That and weather and news.
And I don’t need news and weather on there as such so store apps which I do have some I have brought.
I am not happy with this.
I am not certain why microsoft erodes its userbase like this.
Firstly it was its music to spotify, and now this.
There is barely a need for a home user that is not a business or on the go to even have an apps account unless he has and uses onedrive exclusively, and definately no need to login with a microsoft account.
For business users well.
To be honest, microsoft you can go to hell and take your fucking account with you which you wrecked for us home users that were actually doing ok before.
True there is tv and books and maps but to be honest thats that.

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The week’s ramblings

Yeah I know its the start of another week and I am only just getting this one sorted.
Not much happened.
Firstly, I should have got my a10 at nole leaming when I had the chance or was it jb hifi.
Suddenly the a series seem to have mostly gone.
The rest are not much better.
Mostly a 4 6 and maybe 1 9
My plan next is to hit the rizen chips, they are new and seem to be ained for gamers and standard users.
They are fully multithreaded, and unlike the intel systems just don’t have issues or lets hope so.
It will mean I will not be getting a light system though.
3kg ultrabook is what I am aiming for.
Interestingly I looked and found an asus r7 system, it has the same specs my r5 I am looking from hp but costs 1-2000 bucks more.
The extra cost? a slightly better graphics card and 1 ghz of cpu power.
Thats really not enough for me to justify spending on it.
The good thing is that rizen seems to be the future for the amd chip.
For 800 bucks I can buy a rizen 3 or 1100 a rizen5 and for the extra 300 bucks its not a stretch.
Still this thing continues to be and while it does I will not be moving.
When it dies I will be going rizen and probably a laptop.
It will be an ultrabook right now basically an entertainment tablet.
1tb hdd, 256gb ssd, I think its got 8gb ram or is it 16?
I may try to get 16gb ram and a 500gb ssd but we will see.
I don’t need extra ssd size as such but still it would be nice.
In other news, among the usual things including helping aunt with all her computer things and bills, iphone updates etc I went to jono and such and and had a good day.
I have set my birthday friends party for 23rd june.
Things are coming so fast.
The next things on my mind this year will be a service and reformat of the systems uncle al has.
Well 1 of those.
I am unsure what is next on the electronics list.
I go to australia in october and will probably report my status in september though I do have enough time to report before I go.
Work wize, nothing as such, however I met one of my old instructers from swimming classes in my yunger days and she may have access to something maybe.
Still whatever.
Work right now doesn’t exist, It appears nothing from usual sources.
Later all

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and it didn’t happen

Hi all.
Well the new system idea didn’t happen.
I entered the shop I chose, you can ask me off blog if you really want the name.
Its not the general shop I would choose my plan was to get an hp ak170013ax though I had seen a 008ax which I may still get down the road.
Anyway, The seller was keen to sell me the system.
He was ready to install upgrades no questions asked, ready to make a recovery disk for me upgrade the os and everything.
Good, my guts started to tell me this was a bad idea, something didn’t fit.
I was on a role, with a new bed and all that I was bullet proof.
Another free external drive oh boy, a mouse, a bag.
Wow, and this new system, its a z50, I’ve never heard it before so it must be new, I mean the seller wouldn’t be shitting me, I’ve never seen it ever but that doesn’t matter.
Its not what I really want but what I really want doesn’t exist anyway so why not.
Lets get it with all the upgrades.
The guy began to then say how insecure I was, and started pushing trend micro, and norton products on me, at expensive prices for all my devices including smart phones.
I said no, but that should have been a clue.
I got home, run lenovo.
Strange doesn’t appear but maybe I search.
nothing, oh well lets sleep on it.
The next day, I did a full search on all the sites the shop’s site, all the other shop sites, lenovo’s site.
Then I started worrying.
Not there?
it must be a missprint.
Sick to the stomach, I did a search on the series, z50.
Yes there was a z50-75 released last year, and there were reviews for it but not a general list.
Reviews looked ok.
But the z50 series, expired in 2014, the so called latest stuff may not be the latest.
I was paying round 2000 for it.
At this point my guts decided to kick me in the balls vary hard, what a wanker.
I pulled out, to many unknowns.
There is at least 2-3 years till this laptop dropps out of win7 and after that we will see.
So whats next in reguard to the new system.
The laptop was good, good for school, good for university, good for well everything.
Good to travel, good to sit outside good to run round with.
Here is the thing.
No school, no uni, and no job means the forces business people usually get forced on just don’t fit my profile.
No travel, I think once I used my laptop in melbourne for a month stay and that was at least 10 years back.
I remember 2 more trips where I took my laptop round and either never used it or used it so sparingly I may as well not have had anything at all.
And as for sitting outside, Bar a few sunny days I prefur not to bother with that.
So with all the sound issues and bloat, the next system will probablybe a desktop, or an older style laptop but probably a desktop.
Its upgradeable, cheaper and well quite good.
As for a laptop, my plan would be a netbook or something for travel, or an older laptop, or something.
It needs to…
1. run thunderbird and waterfox and maybe winamp.
2. be wireless.
and thats probably it.
Os wize, to be honest something like windows 7 or even windows xp for all it is will be enough.
Its not like I will be doing much with it.
Ofcause if another unit comes with my specs I may continue with it.

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A week of new tech

Well a lot of stuff has happened for this week.
Firstly on wednesday my new bed showed up.
That being a nice medium king coil matress with back support and a base with 2 drawers in it.
Topped off with a delicious jell pillow.
Thats makes shaun happy in deed, a nice place to sleep and store some of my t-shirts and shorts.
Updates were few ccleaner, a firmware update for aunt, a windows 10 update, and dropbox on the side.
No email bills to handle tomorrow so I can get my work done quickly and chill for once.
Next a new system.
There isn’t anything wrong with this os, except that windows 7 is on its way out and I am working on a new box.
This is a lenovo z50 which aparently is old as or a new series I can’t find it anywhere in its current configuration.
It contains an amd fx9000 top range processer, 8gb of ram updated to 16gb, a 256gb ssd updated to a 512gb ssd, a 1 tb external 7000 rpm hdd, a mouse, and carry case and a backup recovery usb stick.
It will run windows 10 home which I will have to update to pro so my readers work on it right and I have control of things but thats about it.
There isn’t a dvd drive as such so I will have to run an external drive to run dvds in the box.
At least for a little while this old toshiba which still works will continue to work on windows 7 64 bit, though to be honest, I may end up loading it with 32 bit windows so I can run a lot of my old stuff as well as a lot of extra things.
I can also take that on the road.
My plan is probably to turn this old box into some sort of multimedia stereo hookup and games box with the ability to muck about on it doing what I always do.
I am happy at least for now that I still get a win7 system to keep with.
Its still working and I do like hdds.
A lot of people still say the cloud is the way but to get cloud data that doesn’t need your hard drive to store it on to access it well.
I still like local storage.
This seems to be a lot of things going on at any rate.
Thats basically it, I just hope things are not squed with things the deal is good and I have a lenovo.
Lets hope I have a totally unlocked soundcard like people says they do so I can actually have a system that actually works.
Also I really hope newer games work on here else I will have to continue to use the old box to game on.
The only other things I did were mundain things.
Rebuilding the sync system because one of the users I have has had to change his keys.
On the other hand the system starts much faster and works well.
Next because of europe and its privacy policies pluss money things a lot of updating details today.
And also a lot of extra things.
including but not limited to, the rebuilding of my monitering jetpack on the other blog I manage.
Thats about it, except to say that due to caren not walking on sunday its probably off to market I go.

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A midweek posting

Hi all.
Its mid week I know, but a lot has happened this week.
Last night we had dinner with family, lots of aisian food, wontons, frickadell, yellow chicken, brownies, cake, fruit, things like that.
Updates to adobe, some windows things.
Office updates 2 of those to.
Had lunch yesterday while shopping for various things for the night, went to japanese as usual and had salmon in noodles.
Today, is walking and thats about it.
Tomorrow is shopping for the week and things.
Friday is nothing.
Saturday is the usual big gym session, and helping aunt.
Sunday I plan to take aunt shopping and to have lunch in the mall, after that will probabbly let her do whatever and go and be mr couch man ,aybe.
Thats the plan anyway.
Laters till next week.

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Another week is done

Well no drama this week thank jesus.
I say that with all the feeling I can muster.
For the last few weeks I have had things that have not gone to plan.
This week started with a normal monday, a normal tuesday.
A normal patch day and a good result from the dentist.
A almost normal thursday and friday.
A normal saturday, the only thing different was I went to a local eatery for an italian dinner for muther’s day.
And as its pouring down today I will do something with aunt maybe again.
All computer stuff is done and with nothing in the pipeline at all this will be sweet.
This week, shopping for birthday presents for next month having family round on tuesday night uncle al and such as they are going away for a bit to see one of my cousin’s and her baby.
And thats it.
The rest of the week will be normal and I am happy with that.
Things I have been doing include playing new beatstar.
I want to get back to eurofly again though.
Currently listening to eurovision on the net.
Important reminders.
Updates, for those that havn’t updated flash and ms updates this week make sure you do.
google chrome has snuck an update yesterday.
Nothing else planned.

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