Thursday, 18 May 2017

Smart Meters

Had our smart meters installed today, no more estimated bills and no need to take meter reading, Job done.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Meet my new friend

For over a month or so, whilst filling up a tub with water lilies, I inadvertently disturbed a new resident who popped his head up to see what was going on. He is happy as can be in there, so will be careful when topping up his water level.

Windows Backup

The latest ransom ware outbreak prompted me to do a total backup of my PC contents. I have a portable USB hard drive which is handy for keeping things safe. The whole backup took all morning which included all my files and folders, a system image and lastly I made a repair DVD disc in case of emergencies.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Smart meters

Have been waiting on SSE letting me know when they are likely to be available in my area, got a phone call saying engineers would be up this Thursday 18th to fit them. Been over a year since I asked about them.

Dell laptop

Decided to see why an old Dell laptop would not charge the battery, conclusion, battery knackered and the power supply unrecognised. Bought a new battery still would not charge. Spoke to a pal of mine, a member of the Lightning Preservation Group, lives up in Lanarkshire who looked out and tested a spare power supply, sent it down to me, and all working as it should now. Job Done

Microsoft Flight Sim

Purchased the Lightning F Mk6 pack from Aerosoft last week meant to be all singing all dancing, but the installation which is by built in installer, got it wrong. The aircraft all fine, but the effects obviously being called on at the wrong times, making start ups a bit of a mess with guns firing missiles firing, fuel dumps need I go on. Spent the best part of 4 days disabling the effects and now have a workable installation. Am not pleased at all, should have saved my money.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

New Mobile

Bought myself a new mobile today, to replace the very old small screen one I have had for years, Well impressed so far. Galaxy J5