Thursday, 6 April 2017

Playing your music library hint .

Reminder, little help hints i give ever so often .
If you play your tunes from itunes, you get better *much better* quality output playing whats on your itunes through VLC , clarity, tone, and levels.
Same goes with Windows. Windows media players are worse than you can imagine when compared to VLC
VLC is available for mac AND windows.
Keep adding your music to the library you use. Play through VLC

Now onto music on the iPhone... if you hate the constant do you wanna subscribe to apple music and find playing from phone library cumbersome, theres a player, called Ecoute. i use that and find it ok.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

So Windows 10 wifi issues...

windows has a proprietary driver for wifi.

This fails.

It is always BEST to install the manufacturer of the machine's wifi driver from the manufacturer site.

Stay away from all the driver fix/ driver update programmes, they are full of their own agendas and issues etc. Bloat/ malware risk etc etc .

Once thats done .... and the correct driver is in place.

Theres a useful video i found here > Windows 10 wifi issues.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The one where I moan about bastard physics


Last night on doubleglazed , vented windows.

As advised in these temperatures: heating on. WTF. only living room and bedroom got the condensing.
Kitchen and bathroom never "Got it"

Urrrgh. Never had it since theyve been in 5-6yrs?

Pain in the proverbial I must be balancing the heating wrong or just being on a relatively exposed promontory site and "Its gonna happen" but it HASNT before, and the windows arent Broken.

 All rater perplexing, ....
were temperatures from 1 degree outside when went to bed suddenly switched waaaay lower? to minus 72? thatd do it, rapid temp change , but it wasnt, it was slow slide down in temp yesterday outside.

bastard physics

The balancing of flat? I did find ONE window vent closed, dont know when i closed it. That could be the culprit. We shall see.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Some Comms thoughts , maybe?

if you are an org with a front facing twitter, resolve there not signpost to phone call or a link, or anything else, the initial side if strong enough should be THERE, not elsewhere. Clear descriptions and resolutions CAN be achieved on one media, dont ask people to swap to another. Unless.. of course its TOO COMPLICATED.On twitter you'll find often, it isnt, and theres the DM channel that works very well.
And so dont take people off where they are comfortable with AT THE TIME. use that and accommodate from the place they are. Email? stay email, facebook? stay facebook, see.. etc etc.
And if someone wants phone, give them phone option. Make it the audience not you.
Only a few people will actually get this, ive tried to simplify it as much as i could...
I dont think telling people not on your site when engaged "go to site and do this" when you are already engaged can be seen as anything but a Put off & further complication. So essentially if engaged dont break that engagement, carry it on, if at all feasible to do so, else you disrupt the engagement and get distortions.

I think thats a thing called Meet them Where They are, but i could be talking "marketing" or "bullshit" depends whos reading.

Digital inclusion isnt just enabling people to interact digitally on YOUR terms. The Digital OFFER, should i say, doesnt now simply mean "go to our website and do this" its much bigger now.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Joined Up-ness?

So. The doc's havent GOT a letter, that I HAVE got. FFS.
Also Docs HAVE written to hospital over renal concerns. Nothing from hospital back on that in what about 6 or 8 weeks, possibly more?
This isnt joined up is it? and some people wouldnt be ABLE to manage their own conditions and whats going on where.
This is evident in several i am helping/ have helped.
Joined Up-ness to coin a phrase, is not a great thing in NHS in my experience and that of others , more so more recently.
How can this be solved?
Either have an advocate who can monitor and chase stuff, or fix the NHS laggyness. Possibly with a Case manager for each person?
I asked macmillan for someone to join up Anti-co-ag/Cancer/main urology functions etc for someone. THEY cant . And each Doc/consultant is at a loss on what we mean by Join-it-up too .
This is a concern.
It concerns me that others mightnt manage as well, miss bits of stuff out, and not get the plan they need...
Anyway. Thats a view from here.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Does This help Anyone..

If you need mac's

Heres two opportunities, wont be about forever obviously

MacBook Pro 13.3" 4GB RAM 320GB A1278/2011
can easy put to 8gb ram, 4 is enough... i have one for sale at £490. postage £25 quid

And i know a company Upgrading and they have about 8 avail at the moment of the

2009 A1342 white ones ALL WITH 8gb ram...working superdrives.. for £350 each? and all on elCapitan.
Each one, 25 postage.

To get these before they are gone, youd need your payments via paypal see helpfund button here ? only on payment can i send.... When you paypal, i see your address on the payment, or should do! And then its all sorted out from there.

OR add a note to yur paypal thing if you want it delivered to someone else?
All options.


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Busy bodies and insults.

I'm trying to calm down here. Seriously.

The most insulting thing has happened to me JUST now.

Here goes.

I was walking the dog, decided to tie him outside shop and pop in and get some stuff quickly.

Whilst in and paying a woman was running round with a big dog of dog food, shouting someones tied a dog outside that looks like its starvin to death.

I didnt know she meant MINE. But i thought has someone else tied theirs outside too...

There was no other dog tied out front. So We were leaving along the front and she runs up to me with this bag of food " Here this is for the dog hes starving"
Me its okay he has his own food, thanks.
"No take it Im a christian- your not feeding him"

Three others went Aww she's right look at his THIN LEGS..

At which point i said

"He's 14 yrs old, a cross breeding gave him his look , and he's never been fat.."

She tried to remonstrate.

I didnt catch what she said. But i replied

YOU dont know how much or what care I give this dog You know nothing of his history and i find this incredibly insulting.
And i turned back on her and walked away, with MY DOG, THAT I KNOW ALL ABOUT DOG, THAT DOG.

The three others close by were going "She's right though, innit thin"


NEVER DO THAT TO ANYONE> It made me look a cunt to more than those 4 people.

Never fucking assume stuff. Not like that.
That was disgusting and unnecessary.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Explaining the JulesHelpFund Button on this Blog

Okay, some of asked for explanation of it.

Im less financially able to help people who cant cover my costs associated with helping them, so people are being unhelped. at least by me when my costs arent covered.

Theres a core, i ended up behind with my own bills, by my failure to recognise exactly what harm that little bit here and there could add up to.

Took advice.

The result? If people cant cover a fiver, a tenner, or whatever it costs me to help , then i cant help.
And i have stuff to repair from not having that rule.

So that button can repair my situation, and can help people too simultaneously.

I wont put amounts here, cos thats not who i am or why this post is made.

So even however cryptic this is, it is a help fund, so i can continue to help people .

And im not hiding the fact either that it will help me too. IT WILL HELP ME TOO. but that must be balanced, by more of my own small income can be spent on my stuff, my repairing, and my stuff. Essentially not causing the same issue as before.

I hope that explains.

And ... can you help?

Theres another route that i see if you help me on a thing I need to do for me over and above all that. Click This one if its purely to help me , suggested amount set, but you can ammend that accordingly >CLICK >>>

                                                 THIS One IS purely for ME.

Vote for me, or I will refuse to recognise your Vote?

These last 2 weeks have uncovered to us, the normal ordinary Labour Voters and Members, just how morally bankrupt and corrupt the Parliamentary Labour Party became under the Blairites.

We now know that the PLP as a general whole, has no love for Democracy, in fact some of the 172 MP's plotting against Corbyn have openly sneered the democratic choices of Labour Voters. 

We also now clear that the Blairites swamped the whole of the PLP with people of their own kind, right wing extremists posing as socialists.  They are nothing of the sort.  Their actions these last two weeks prove that whatever integrity they once possessed has long ago been sacrificed in the pursuit of their own mammon and political ambition, for what else can explain the collusion of 172 MP's, over a ten month period, to act so aggressively against the direct wishes of The Labour Party's own members?

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Poem number XX but not XX but still...

"Smashed, 2 years 1 month and 1 day,
from today.
It wont go away
but what do they say?
Make it
shake it
break it
Do they know the score?
Do they really care any more?
Listened to my story
Which is not full of glory
So they all go away"

Reluctantly, I was told i should blog this... So here...

Inner Conflicts.... 

Not liking Saturday crowds.
So someone knows i dont like saturday crowds.
Invites to pub.
I say What on a saturday? HOPING they go d'oh, of course there might be too many people...
They didnt.. they said
Come on, it'll be quiet....
I said thanks for asking, id rather not.
Was i rude? nope.
Did i say fuck off?
Hopefully they understood.
They might not be Remembering i was assaulted , on a weekend 2 yrs ago, well on a friday, which is weekend crowd anyway. That does stick in mind... but hey. People go MEH.
But going ... its also perpetuation of someone im NOT, inside.
Thats the bit that gets me. every time. Im not going.

Saturday thought, from Jules.

This is a saturday thought, from Jules.

When you USed to have people willing to assist on difficult things.
Like putting that BIG telly in a flat, like moving stuff about, all inwards to the place...
And then you DONT have the assistance around to get those things back OUT of the place and disposed of years later, and theres a collection of stuff that needs GONE.

And when someone visits, and says... Why is there that stuff there..its easy to get rid of...

But it isnt.

And then they think you are hoarding crap and say so.

Them sort of people offer no solution, but criticise. without the thought that its not always possible for someone to do on their own.

Does this make you think about condemnations YOUVE done to anyone?

Does it resolve you to help more?

Im not sure it will. But there. Thats a thought i had.

Its not always about STUFF either, it could be ISSUES people have. But then thats extending the thought further and thats not the intent. This is a thought piece. For you. Not my job to think for you, is it. Nope. *Fin*

Youre welcome.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Some views on Brexit, by Jules

The never before evoked article 50 of Lisbon treaty is getting a huge amount of whats possible or not speculations. Any laid procedures regarding this, havent been tested as efficatious (how DO you spell that word?) or indeed in any practical way.
Last night I deliberately stopped watching BBC Dimbleby steering it as all the fault of Corbyn ,in disgust, as Corbyn had honourable and correct position IMHO.
And so the pundits such as Dimbleby, lead to Bandwagonning opportunists to rise and say ignore the labour membership wishes for who is leader, usurping the partys own democratic election, which was far more democratic election than the conservatives.
There is a thing where scapegoating as a word comes to mind. Those hoisting upon Corbyn, i believe are projecting their own inadequacies. But those doing scapegoating, i suspect include many of the labour brexiters, if not all the labour brexiters anyway.
Now, theres probably at least 2 yrs and a quarter, until the exit where virtually nothing will change, the casino bankers are messing with livelihoods and currencies worldwide.
At whose feet does this lie. Let me begin a bit on that.
One : Media/ right wing. Fuelling dissent and hatreds, i think you know in what areas.
Two: Media: In allowing a non MP of a right wing party to have such a huge platform for so long.
Three: Cameron. And the Conservatives, for pandering to this, and allowing the media to create a populist position to exit. Surmise the reasons yourselves.
Four: Campaign lies from Brexit/ Leave. Two main of their promises can never be fulfilled, namely the NHS spending promise, and the Immigration promise.
Five: Regional Economic Neglect by this Government fuelling a lets kick the establishment focus, rather than a national interest focus, in swages of the population.
Six : relatedly, the failure to address escalating inequality in UK demographics..which, by all reasonable looking at is down to the Conservatives
Seven: Conservative manifesto promise, to have a referendum, laid at Cameron's door, as leading that election manifesto, presenting it, and further, allowing it to happen.
So I leave this really quite unfinished piece with
This situation CLEARLY isnt anything to do with the Right Honourable Mr Jeremy Corbyn, MP, And Leader of The Labour Party. It may have something, and no doubt it does, with the abject deference by some in the party to blairite principles of new labour, which , the membership had wholehearted rejected by electing Corbyn to Lead the party.
Their disrespect, and their reticence may well have contributed to all this.
Surmising. The Raising of a No Confidence Vote in Corbyn has no justification in my opinion, other than to satiate the needs of some to feel "blameless" within the party.
Well, I hope that makes some sort of sense.
All the best. Jules.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Helpyland ... That place where shit happens..

So Gary, who has MS, 18mnths ago was to have an operation , 
went in for that and Not What he went in for was done, 
and that didnt work, 
and in july has what shouldve been done 18Month ago. 

He feels he has a negligence case if july "works" when the other didnt, because if july works on what it should, it shows , in his mind, a negligence, someone I know will write it all up, I'll assist, and we'll seek legal on it. I
F JULY works on the thing its supposed to. 
This is complex.
Them, Another, and I, will present best case and seek legal on it.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Poem: Bigotry

If only you knew
What i could do
Would you
But if you did
Would you lift the lid
And be done with this fucking bigotry.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Telephone number requited to progress on website? NOPE. Look

Have you ever filled in a form on screen, and it asked for your telephone number, and you didn't want to give it because there's no point in them calling you, but the form insists that you provide a number? There may be a simple answer if you are in the UK. Just enter the number 0333 8888 8888 (last '8' is not needed, but makes it easier to remember). If somebody rings this number they will be told that you don't want to be contacted by telephone and please use another way of contacting you. 
This is a service provided by TrueCall. They don't mind

Sunday, 15 May 2016

On ESA and PIP forms < this works

This will be a short post but I think a surprisingly necessary one.

I have a piece of advice for everyone filling in PIP and ESA forms:

If you have access to a computer YOU CAN TYPE ALL YOUR ANSWERS OUT, SAVE IT AND PRINT. The form makes it look like you have to handwrite your answers onto the space provided – which is not only difficult and painful for many of us, it also makes it difficult to retain records of what your answers were.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Poem : The Mood With No Name

There may not be enuf booze for this mood. ... 
Its not a strange mood....
Not a weird mood...
Its a flat mood....
Its a what? 
Its a mood...
A mood with no name... 
Its not a mood to describe as fine...
Its not a mood to describe as grim..
Tis flat, a mood...
A mood with no name.


The One where I said no, for reasons...

Email in.
A request for assistance on a package of stuffs.
I worked out woulda cost me DVD, time to do it, taxi, three letters, and a couple of bits. Told them.
Them then replied? "Okay, cant do that"< Meaning they wouldnt cover expenses.

Me then? "so if you cant pay that cost, nor can I." 

It was relatively small sum, in some peoples lives they maynt have blinked, nodded and got on with it - but to me it matters, and i cant justify on that.

Not being selfish there, cos if you add up LOTS of occurrences on different things..... can you see? And im under no definition of selfish, not selfish at all.

I woudve had to do a Powerpoint, 
burn to THREE discs actually, and send three places it. So yeah COST. Also woulda needed taxi, and other bits..for another bit of it.

Plus one bit i'd also need new shoes, and to unmothball a suit (not literally, its hung in t'wardrobe) and thats "Not On The Programme"

Can you see why the Costs or nowt decision was made? Im sure you can.