Sunday, 27 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27th May, 2018

27th May, 2018.

Yep: I’ve got a another post on the the go.

And I’ve HAD some post as well: the results from my recent CT scan.

They’re … 

Not serious … 

But certainly something I need to chew over with my GP.

I THINK I’ll have to make an appointment … 


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-5-2018: The Last Tsar

26th May, 2018.

Yep: it’s Saturday.

And it means what it’s meant for the past few months.

Yep!   I’m at work: early.

And, given it’s a bank holiday weekend in the UK?

There’s a rail replacement bus … 

Dratted things … !


Does anyone else reading this, use Blogger as their blogging platform?

I have comment moderation turned on: just so I can filter out spam, and other nasties.

And have had the emails sent to me, religiously, for the past few years.

Until Thursday: when the one alerting me to regular comments, Debbi, didn’t turn up.

Oh, her comment got through.   Just not the email Blogger’s supposed to send.

The same happened to Debbi’s and Olga’s, yesterday.

The comments turned up … but not the mail … 

Yes: my dashboard is still set up to send the email.

Yes, the comments are turning up.

But no emails … 

Quite what’s happening, I don’t know.

But I’m betting that the GDPR legislation’s at fault.


Friday, 25 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25th May, 2018

25th May, 2018.

Yes: I had a day off, yesterday.

And frankly?

It’s one I spent in Brentwood Theatre, would you believe?   Watching my kid sister, Ruth — Jude’s Mum, in other words — in the chorus of the Brentwood Operatic Society’s production of Spamalot, would you believe?

Rather entertaining, that.

And also positive proof that at least one member of the family knows how to overact with a fish* … !


Just as a complete sidestep, here?

Have you been watching Humans, on Channel Four?

It’s a fascinating little series, now on it’s third season: and one I record religiously, to watch back later.

My only complaint?

Is literally that I have to record it.

Rather than watch it on my Apple TV.

In theory?   If I had an iPad, I could download the Channel Four Catchup app, and stream the show over to the Apple TV.

Problem solved.

Except I don’t actually have an iPad.

If the show were on the BBC, ITV or Channel Five, it wouldn’t be an issue: they all have catchup apps for the Apple TV.

A lot of the main UK TV services do.

Except Channel Four.

It’s frustrating, annoying, deeply disappointing … 

And, these days?

Something that puts me off watching Channel Four’s output.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23rd May, 2018

23rd May, 2018.

Yes: it’s OFFICIAL … !

I’m starting to get requests for name checks!

Hello, Hayley, if you’re listening/watching/reading this.

Now … we’re going to have to get you to try putting your answers in … 


Now … 

Can I admit to mild nerves?

I’ve actually got an appointment at the dental hygienists, today.

Nerves … when I possibly shouldn’t be nervous: after all, it IS just a clean up.

I’ll … 

Well, I’ll survive!


I also note Amazon is working with two US police forces: to provide them with facial recognition software.

I know there’s privacy concerns.

But personally?   I can’t help but think it’s a good thing.

So long as false positives can be kept to a minimum.


And finally … ?   I’ve got Radio Four’s Today programme on in the background.

Where the team are quite happily are talking about various types of malicious activity on the ’Net.

Except … ?   I notice the team’s using the phrase ‘cyberspace’ to describe the computer-based environment we spend so much time in.

Science fiction fan that I am, I can only be mildly pleased.

I can only hope author, William Gibson, is, too.

He’s the chap that first coined the word …