Having wasted a day’s work trying to get a jumble of Apple passwords to work, Gaberlunzie today has wasted another whole hour trying to acquire a new password, but despite offering his name, his email address and taking those stupid “I am not a robot” trials Apple refuses to have ever heard of him and will issue neither password nor any form of access.
Gaberlunzie likes the odd chat with telephone engineers and was querying what the black and yellow stripe boxes were along road edges in sections of Edinburgh. He was very intrigued to find that of course, despite the beauty and non-fake characteristics of the new £1 coin comes a slightly expensive knock on effect! As a canny Scot he can only council that "good gear gang in sma' bulk"
Gaberlunzie has been following the computer industry for close on half a century and the news that Oath is to emerge from the combination of My Space, AOL and Yahoo, had him scurrying over to see what the Pink Paper has to say on the subject.
Justin Berak is a Psychology/English undergraduate student who wants to counsel and write. He offers as an opener his view on MBTI or Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and which personality type is the best! With personality being Prime and First Ministers characteristic, this makes neat reading. Pininterest sourced the graphic
Gaberlunzie's editor has as usual charged off on some arcane research into how to sell a live, hightech website, leaving him wondering about his P45 and with a very dubious bag to investigate. He does have to admit lies have some very interesting not to say ingenuous and indigenious angles. Take the issue of LIES!! You can see where that's going when you consider the number of names the lie has quietly collected over time and has used for disguise!
‘Walking for Well-Being’, is a prototype app that makes it easy to plan less difficult, less demanding walking routes, and could help people to stay fit, active and independent as they get older. But dig around and you are spoilt for choise on free apps
Sturgeon's soft Brexit plan was generally not greeted with joy in the UK. The press took a variety of angles on why they disapproved. Noting the comments to a Berlin friend on this, Gaberlunzie then received a stunning Infographic, which he thinks might interest some Compute Scotland watchers.
Gaberlunzie is delighted to cheer up your gloom, doom and oh, ah, Christmas! with some fun material from LondonOffices.com kindly contributed by Tom Johnson (below left) of Brand Visibility as 2016's "10 most Cringe-Inducing words and phrases at the Office revealed."
Gaberlunzie had fun hunting the "go match that" graphic!
Do you want to be the top or the bull? Well, both options are open to you discovers Gaberlunzie, who tired of the weekly lottery ticket, thought his gelt might be better spent on acquiring stocks and shares. Next came learning who was in the market and how exactly these bulls and bears worked.
Gaberlunzie who has been researching how to buy and sell websites (anyone out there that is clued up should email us!!) is simply amazed at the differentials in prices - variants on a whole host of considerations, and it was with some hoped for relief that he turned his attention to the Oxford Dictionaries’ wonderful “word of the year.”
Gaberlunzie (having endured 5 "nobody there" phone calls today) was puzzled to read a new release from "Which" This declares success!! Bosses will face £500,000 fine when their company is caught bombarding people with nuisance calls. That is going to be hard work on 'bona fide' market research companies. Yet the new rules will not stop rogue bosses side-stepping and dodging fines.
Gaberlunzie loves maps, they expand knowledge and let you mentally travel through deserts, climb mountains and enjoy forests and deserts. Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of countries in relation to one another. In fact, many passionate cartographers take pride in creating maps that present relevant knowledge through a visual medium.
Browsing through the manufacturers top 100 companies, Gaberlunzie was delighted to discover that its not just a man’s game and
in fact there are 12 fabulous women who rank among the top 50 manufacturers with a further 5 appearing in the second 50.
Gaberlunzie was a tad amazed that Government departments have recorded nearly 9,000 personal data breaches in a year - or over 24 a day - according to the NAO (National Audit Office ) which is bemoaning Whitehall's "chaotic" mechanisms for reporting incidents.
Gaberlunzie is amused to see that the choice of smartphone provides valuable information about its owner, one of the findings of a doctoral study conducted by Heather Shaw, from University of Lincoln School of Psychology. She is presenting her work today today to the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section annual conference in Cardiff.
The Design Council has boasted that together with its partner Arthritis Research UK it will be funding unique products and their creators to take creative ideas to market. But it looks as if the Design Council is now also badly needed to rescue Olympic “park” displacement of creatives.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by how some 900 South Korea protesters seeing THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defence) installed are against it and being angry at their government's deployment of it have taken have taken part in a protest, namely mass head shaving.
As Gaberlunzie casts around for the paper form he has to fill in, and for the last time (excluding SA) to make the dreaded visit on-line approach to HMRC, where he has used hundreds of passwords; can't praise the HMRC helpers enough; but has taken hours and hours of life to make very small returns and sometimes claims - now courtesy of the curse of complex number/alpha passwords he is abandoning his VAT revenue tax status, leaving himself just Self Assessment, quite hard enough for numeric dyslexic!!
Gaberlunzie had a happy laugh over description of the LEGO man in a boat on a brown surface, with the paddle lying out of reach, cartoon character Wile E Coyote falling off a cliff, assorted things on fire, and a headless chicken all made for an eye-catching pictorial Twitter thread this week which also included pictures of people sawing off the high tree branches on which they sat and shooting themselves in the feet.
Gaberlunzie has experienced the full force of Google dominance this month with the demand to change password occurring almost twice daily day and often while he's trying to hook up some other complication. It has reached the extent that doing a very simple VAT return for HMRC over six hours and involving some 5 passwords seems child's play. Time perhaps to go shopping for HATs.
One of Gaberlunzie's happiest recalls was being allowed to sit and look through his grandmother's very fat tome of countless postcards postcards. He wasn't too interested in reading the spider ink or broad pen nib writing, but the pictures were an endless delight. Now he sees that a new public searchable database provides access to the unique and inspirational treasure trove of amazing stories and pictures through the ‘social media’ of the Edwardian era.”
Gaberlunzie cannot resist highlighting what he was able to see as a lovely, laughing turn of events and hopes the relevant telecoms powers that be will get "For Argyll" reconnected to the internet properly as soon as possible.
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