Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22nd October, 2017

Bleugh … 

I’m up, early.

Again.

The pleasures of a working world, eh … ?

Actually, that’s something … 

Yesterday, and today … ?

Yesterday and today, the rail replacement bus is back.

Just for the weekend, thankfully.

But still, long enough to be annoying!

I have to admit, the actual bus ride is nice.

But … ?

The train’s quicker!

There’s less traffic!

~≈Ê≈~

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21st October, 2017

Ye gods … !

I am feeling ever-so-slightly — ever-so-slightly — knackered.

There you go, though.

That’s what happens when you get up early, the previous day.

And then get to bed, comparatively late, that same day.

Shame, really, there’s possibly a lot I could say … except I’m too knackered to … !

~≈Â≈~

Friday, 20 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-10-2017: Oh, Danny Boy … !

It’s official: I’m up early, again.

And worrying I’ve not got time to do everything I want to do, before I head off to work.

Basically?   It’s Friday: so I’d like to tray and get some bills paid, before I head off!

Rush, rush … 

Rush … !

~≈Ê≈~

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th October, 2017

Bugger … !

If you’ll excuse the phrase.

I’ve had another arm fall of my spectacles!

Yes, I know what you’re going to say, you’re going to say I should’ve gone to Specsavers.

I know.

It’s where I went to get the blessed things fixed, the last time they broke!

~≈Î≈~

Which, of course, didn’t stop me watching the last few episodes of House of Cards fifth season, last night.

Nor did it stop me treating myself to song music by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Which was a very interesting first: for me, anyway.

Interesting: especially if, like me, you grew up on the theme tune to Dr Who


And fascinating to hear … 

~≈Î≈~

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 11, 12 & 13 — Chapters 63, 64 and 65

18th October, 2017.

There’s something of an old … 

No, there’s something of a new slogan doing the rounds: over the past few years.

An advertising slogan, so you know.

“You should’ve gone to Specsavers.”

Britain’s budget optician are very reasonable, on price.

But charged me £7·50, the last time I needed a repair.

An arm dropped off my regular glasses.

That’s another few quid going their way.

Once I get paid!

~≈Â≈~

Not that it’s completely irrelevant to what I’m doing.

Ish!

Frankly, I’ve managed to buy an album: by Karlheinz Stockhausen, consisting of parts one and two of Kontakte, and a previous electronic work of his, called Gesang der Jünglinge.

I bought it on a whim, to be honest.

I’ve taken a vague — very vague — interest in eleoctronic music: having grown up on the theme tune to Dr Who, And the likes of Gary Numan, OMD and Hot Butter’s Popcorn.


The whim itself?

Got provoked by seeing today’s Google Doodle: marking the studio where a lot of Stockhausen’s electronic stuff was recorded.

Hmmm … 

It’s an album worth hearing, I think: especially if the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet is up your street.


~≈Â≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th October, 2017.

Well, finally … !

I actually feel like I’ve had some sleep.

Although, given I got to bed, last night, at twelve?

You’d not necessarily think so!

But … ?

Well, I have to say, House of Cards, series five, is still looking good.

Not quite as stunning as earlier series: but I’m assuming that’s a function of the new show runners — Frank Pugliese and Mellisa James Gibson — starting work.

At any rate … ?   It’s all good.

~≈Ÿ≈~

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 9 & 10— Chapters 61 & 62

17th October, 2017.

Hmmm … 

There’s something I’m aware of: in the (vague) smog we’ve been facing, just recently.

That TV shows come in, thick: and fast.

That new and interesting ones crop up: when old ones seem to die off.

Perennial favourite, Dr Who is still on the go.

However?   Gotham, now on it’s fourth season in the US?

Seems to be not getting an airing on its former UK home, Channel Five.

Indeed, Netflix seemingly took over, half through season three.

Frankly?   I don’t actually have a Netflix subscription, but, should they start airing Gotham series four?

I’m sure I could change my mind.

At ANY rate, tonight was a night off.

Tonight … ?

I was happily sat in with two episode of series five … of House of Cards … 

~≈Ÿ≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17th October, 2017.

Hmm … 

That was something … 

It you, like me, live in the UK, you’d’ve realised that what was left of Hurricane Ophelia hit the country, yesterday.

Doing considerable damage in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

If, like me, you’re in the south east?

You’d’ve been between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Caught between weird weather conditions from Ophelia, and smoke from the wildfires hitting Spain and Portugal.

And leaving skies in Essex, certain, very odd.


Which my phone’d camera doesn’t catch very well.

But … ?

Well … 

Smoke and storms will do weird things to skies.

Including turning the skies over Chelmsford and Brentwood a definite, and dirty, yellow.

Very odd to see … 

~≈Â≈~

Monday, 16 October 2017

Star Trek: Discovery — Episode 5 — Choose Your Pain.

16th October, 2017.

You know … I have had a long — long — day at work.

Mostly involving me being up at four, to get in at nine: then work until five, this evening.

So it possibly doesn’t help that I’m still up: instead of doing what someone sensible would do, and getting more slepp.

Slepp?

Sleep!

Frankly?

I’m not going to worry too much, though.

For starters, seeing the sky on the way home, tonight?

Was quite something.

I managed to walk from work, to Chelmsford Station, got the train from there to Shenfield, then the Shenfield to Brentwood train, THEN the walk from Brentwood station to my flat … 

Not under a blood red sky, but under one described as a kind of dijon mustard colour.

A dirty yellow-tinged grey from Chelmsford to Brentwood: and a more lemony yellow — not so much cloud cover, don’t you know — going from Brentwood Station to my home.

A mix of smoke heading north: from Portuguese and Spanish, wildfires … 

And the effects, however distantly felt, of what’s left of Hurricane Ophelia.

Quite something to see, that!

~≈Ÿ≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-10-2017: Jane Eyre

Hmmm … 

That seemed to go well enough.

I’m up nice and early, today: as I’m due to be in at nine.

And did what I usually do, when it’s dark.

Tried turning the kitchen light on.

Which didn’t come on.

First thing I though?   Was I needed another dratted neon tube.

Turns out I was wrong, there.

When I managed to find my step ladder, to have a look?

Turns out the fitting had come loose: and just needed tightening.

Quite what happened there, I don’t know: but I think I need to book a repair … 

~≈Â≈~

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-10-2017: I Love Lucy,

Bleugh … 

It’s incredibly early on a Sunday morning.

And I’d like to ask a question … 

Well, an extra question.

What AM I doing up, this early?

It’s comparatively easy to answer: I’m at work, early.

Oy … 

Veh … !

~≈fi≈~

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 14th October, 2017

I’m a contradiction, I think: even to myself.

I’ve actually managed to pick up a couple of extra hours, this morning: as one co-worker is off.

But … ?

My own personal internal monologue?

Is quietly reminding me to book some time off!

I think I’ll need it!

~≈Ê≈~

Friday, 13 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-10-2017: Last Night’s Wreckage

Mmmm … 

I think I’m in a funny ol’ mood.

Mind you, I think I know why.

I’m at work, this weekend.

And, frankly?

Won’t stop until Monday*.

That won’t help.

Neither will the pay: I was on short hours, last week: so the money’s down.

Ho … 

Hum … 

~≈Ê≈~

Thursday, 12 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episode 7 & 8 — Chapters 59 & 60

12th October, 2017.

This is going to sound like one of those daft confessions — hell, it is on of those daft confessions — that you possibly only get at night.

After staring at a screen, all day.

No, I’ve not been at work.

I’ve bee at home, house keeping: and making more videos for some up-coming teasers.

But, just for the usual change of scene?

I felt I owed my self a … TV show!

Yep: more episodes of series five of House of Cards.

Well, you HAVE to: it’s on better form than Lights Out

~≈◊≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-10-2017: The Wickedest Man Alive

I’ve got to admit to being a news junkie: I’ll follow ANYONE, if they’ve got a half decent news feed.

Well … 

If they’re a BBC journalist on Twitter!

OK, my point … ?

Is that I’ve had half an eye on the situation with producer, Harvey Weinstein.

Who’s facing accusations of various shades sexual assault charge.

I’m not going to defend the man.

I’m not surprised about the accusations, though: let’s face it, stories about the Casting Couch have been around for a while.

And that’s before you start talking about Fatty Arbuckle.

Does that diminish the films he’s produced?

I don’t know.

But I can imagine someone will want to start a boycott.

~≈É≈~

One other piece of news that floated across my feed?

Was that — seemingly — Kaspersky Labs popular anti-virus software has been exploited: by the Russian government.

Not that I use it: with the amount of malicious software around for the Mac, I tend to use common sense, rather than software to keep my machine free of nasties.

But?

I think that — if the Russian government is exploiting a popular piece of protective software — that implies, if not proves, that the US government are going something similar.

Granted, the likes of you and me aren’t going to have anything on our devices of interested to a government determined to spy on rivals?

But it certainly adds a new terror to privacy concerns.

~≈É≈~

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11th October, 2017

Hmmm … 

You’ve possibly worked it out: if you’re following me on Twitter.

I didn’t get the job I was after.

Which is … annoying: especially given it was very local.

I’ll survive: but it IS annoying.

~≈Â≈~

I actually made the announcement?

Just before — last night — I managed to catch a film: the interesting looking, Lights Out.

Hmmm … 

It’s good: even down to the twist ending.

I’m just thinking I could have been better off, watching more episodes of House of Cards.

~≈Â≈~

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Lights Out: Hmm … With a twist …

10th October, 2017.

Damn …

Did I mention I had an interview, a couple of days ago … ?

I had an interview, a couple of days ago: at a local taxi firm.

I’ve just got the email, back, today.

I’ve not got the job.

Apparently?

They’ve found someone with more experience.

Hmmm … 

OK … 

I’m not happy: especially considering that the dratted thing was extremely local.

Oh, well … 

Onwards and upwards.

~≈Ÿ≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-10-17: World Mental Health Day

Right … 

I have to confess, I’ve been watching Star Trek: Discovery, recently.

Indeed, I caught the most recent episode, last night.

And, yes, The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry is possibly a bit too long as an episode title: although I’m very aware Debbi, Old Peculiar regular and rampant The Prisoner fan that she is, will mention Do not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling!

At ANY rate?

At any rate, I’m rather impressed with the design of the show.

Including Voq’s ship.

The idea of the ship is very Klingon — it’s a ship covered in the coffins of its dead crew members — incredibly baroque … 

And incredibly gorgeous looking!


~≈†≈~

Monday, 9 October 2017

Star Trek: Discovery — Episode 4 — The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.

9th October, 2017

It’s a Monday.

A Monday …

The most romantic day of the week: one filled with roses of a shade so red as to be called carmine, with the lush scent of honeysuckle wafting across one’s nose in the warm breeze: with starlight gently gleaming in the background, as lovers walk along a clifftop, in search of new trysting ground, taking a simple joy in each other’s company as a new day dawns.

Yeah … 

I’m going to have to have a lot less sugar in my tea, aren’t I?

I’ve only been watching episode 4 of Star Trek: Discovery, after all!

And, yes … 

It’s looking good!

Even if the episode’s title is complicated … !

~≈Â≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 9-10-2017: Sumo

Hmmm … 

I think — think — I may have a Wait on my hands.

Really.

I‘ve had a few friends, recently, comment.

To the point where one old friend — and neighbour — mention I’d been putting on weight.

True.

I’m having trouble finding new trousers, I know that.

I think I might just have to sign up for another weigh loss group.

I know they’re helpful: and usually, the NHS sponsored ones are free to join/attend.

The only problem, there, of course?

Is simply the next available GP‘s appointment?

Is November … !

Oy vey … 

~≈Á≈~

Sunday, 8 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 5 and 6 — Chapter 57 & 58

8th October, 2017.

Hmmm … 

I’ve got to confess to being mildly worried … ish.

I think … 

I bumped onto one of the neighbours today.

Who — purely in a spirit of neighbourly concern — mentioned she felt I was putting on just a little too much weight.

She’s got a point, I think.

Although, unfortunately?

It sort of comes with the job.

Sitting at a desk, all day, doesn’t exactly get you a lot of exercise, or healthy eating.

I do try and get myself up Warley Hill, though: at least once a day.

Not something I’m finding easy.   The heavier I get, the harder it is to walk up the hill: and the heavier I get as a result.

Very discouraging.

Discouraging … 

And something I’ll have to have a word with my GP about, I think: as and when the appointment comes around.

In November!

I think the National Health Service is a national treasure.   But it CAN take a while!

About the only possible upside?

Was that I that I’d just — literally — come back from Brentwood High Street, after doing some shopping.

I’d had something vaguely resembling healthy exercise.

That went well with an evening slobbing out in front of the TV: watching more episodes of … 

House of Cards … !

~≈Ÿ≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8th October, 2017

Bugger!

That was an expensive trip home from work, last night.

No, really.

I was stupid enough to leave my phone at work … !

And had to get a cab.

From Chelmsford Station to work — to pick the phone up — and then from work to the stain, to get a late train home.

Very late, I feel very tired, this morning.

The reason it’s important?

Well, it’s phone, for a start.

But, yesterday?   Just when I was starting work?

I got a phone call.

From a withheld number.


Lord knows who that was.

But, given I had an interview that I’ve still not heard back from?

Well, I hope they phone back with good news!

~≈Ÿ≈~

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7th October 2017

Bleugh … 

I’m up … 

And, at least theoretically, about.

And wondering what happened, after the interview.

Last Thursday.

I think I might just have … you know … send them an email.

Monday.

After all, it IS the weekend … 

~≈Ê≈~

Friday, 6 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 6-10-2017: The Jazz Singer.

Hmmm … 

I’m feeling vaguely rushed, this morning.

As I’ve got to go to work, early, today.

I’m also expecting a phone call.

Would you believe it, I’ve still not heard back from the interview I had, last week.

That’s got me worried: and thinking that I’ve not got the job.

I’m … 

Well … concerned.

And worried about money.

What IS a boy to do?

Except, possibly, email or go into the place, to see what’s happened.

Here’s hoping … 

~≈†≈~

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wonder Woman: Not Perfect, but very watchable

5th October, 2017

You know, I’m feeling vaguely rushed, tonight.

Rushed … and nervous.

Frankly?

I’ve had the day off, today.

And was expecting a rather important call.

Which hasn’t happened, yet.

So I’m expecting all sorts!

On top of that?   I have an early start, tomorrow.

Ideally, I should be getting an early night, because of that.

But … ?

I did want to tell you I’d seen something, tonight.

That’s right … 


~≈W≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 5th October, 2017

I have to admit, this week’s been … 

Frustrating.

Hours cut at work?

That’s not good.

Interview last Thursday: I’ve still not heard.   I should know by today or tomorrow.

Catching up with Teasers and the minimal bit of house work I need to do?

Well, that’s done, bar the videos.

Leaving me with the real frustration, tonight: on a night when I have to be early for work.

More House of Cards?

An early night?

Or Wonder Woman, regardless of the fact I find the price on iTunes a little high?


On top of that … ?

I can’t wait for Sunday.

It’s the next episode of Star Trek: Discovery!

Argh!

~≈Ø≈~

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 3 & 4 — Chapters 55 & 56.

4th October, 2017

Hmmm … I have to admit, I’m … 

Undecided … 

Yes: undecided seems to be the phrase.

Frankly?

Going on the trailers, Wonder Woman, with Gal Gadot in the title role?

Looks good.

Although it’s not available to rent on iTunes, just yet.

And, at £13·99 to buy?   Seems a little too expensive.

There’s always another time.

Tonight?

Well, to hell with it: a man has to watch something with Robin Wright in it.

That … ?

Means more of series five of House of Card … 

~≈Á≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4th October, 2017

Arrgh!

I’m up late — ish — after making that most silly of mistakes.

Yep: I forgot to put my alarm on.

After a night involving watching the opening episodes of House of Cards series five.

Worth a watch, House of Cards: although I don’t know if it’s plausible.

I don’t know if Frank and the gang are as bad as a genuine politician.

~≈Ê≈~

Talking of the AppleTV — which is what I was watching the show on — I have to admit, it froze after I watched Star Trek: Discovery, the other night.

Seemingly?   It couldn’t access the contents of my iTunes library.

But would would let me stream a couple of albums.

I don’t know quite what happened.

But nothing — switching Home Sharing off and on, re-starting both my Mac, iTunes, the AppleTV, itself, restarting the router, signing out of my iTunes account — seemed to work.

Until I pulled the power cable out of the AppleTV, and putting it back again.

That helped.

~≈Ê≈~

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

House of Cards — Series 5: Episodes 1 & 2 (Chapters 53 and 54.)

3rd October, 2017.

Hmmm … 

Can I make something of a confession, here?

I’ve had my hours cut, at work.

Which basically means?

That I’m … if not house bound, per se: then definitely not getting out as much as I’d like to.

Even if it IS just for a stroll.

The situation’s discouraging, let’s put it that way.

It is, after all, a blow — however minor — to the confidence.   One not helped by the interview I had last week.

Oh, granted, that’s a good thing to have done.

But — as anyone who’s seriously out of work will tell you — waiting to hear back from a job?

Is very … very … discouraging.

~≈Ê≈~

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 3rd October, 2017

Hmmm … 

He says … 

I am facing time off.

Unpaid time.

As I’ve gone from thirty odd hours, last week, down to some fifteen, this week.

This means several things.

Frankly?

I’m job hunting.

I had a job interview, last week.   I’m trying to NOT get my hopes up: in case I don’t get the position.   But, given it’s extremely local, given the hours, And given it would be saving me a lot in terms of transport?

It’s one I dearly want.

Right now?

Right now, though, I’m listening to Radio 4’s Today programme, where Theresa May is droning on about whatever it is Brexit Bothered PM’s drone on about.

And thinking her problem are less immediate than the metaphorical lottery ticket I bought last Thursday.

Waiting — basically — to hear if I’ve won something.

~≈†≈~

Star Trek: Discovery — Episodes 1, 2 & 3 — The Vulcan Hello, Battle at the Binary Stars & Context is for Kings.

2nd October, 2017

You know, I’ve seen next week’s rota, at my regular job.

Really.

It’s been seriously chopped down.

I’m … 

Well, let’s just say I’m not surprised.

In theory?

I’m down to two shifts, this week, and three, the next.

Any one who knows me, well?   Can imagine how I feel.

Partly resigned to losing a job I like.

Partly nervous and expectant.   I had a job interview last Thursday, for a position very local to me.   I’ve still not heard about it.   I don’t want to raise my expectations: and then not get it.

And … ?

Damn good and angry, to be honest!   After all, going from being able to be pay for oneself — albeit by watching my budget, very carefully — to seriously struggling?

~≈€≈~

The upside?

The upside is that I’ve plenty of time to write.

Both the Teasers that I know people enjoy.

AND job letters: I need to find something.

It also means I have to occupy myself with something.

Frankly?

I’ve a lot of TV box sets I’d like to catch up on.

One of those?   Is the recent Netflix/CBS All Access series that is … 

Star Trek: Discovery.

Going by the first three episodes?

I think the latest entry in the franchise looks good.

~≈€≈~

Monday, 2 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-10-2017: More Peanuts

Well … that went …

Nastily …

I know I’ve been following the news.

Given one of my regular readers is Catalan, and that I spent a lot of happy family holidays in the region?

I’ve kept my eye on the Independence referendum.

I feel — whether Catalonia stays or goes? — is that the referendum is a good idea: it gets it out of the way for a generation or two.

I think the recent one in Spain?

Had been badly organised.

Going what I’ve seen happen, here in the UK, I know these things raise huge passions but were basically accepted by central government.

The Scottish Independence Referendum was a win, Brexit, a loss.

And Britain the poorer for it.

But at least in a position to say they were done, well.

But here’s my point.

Westminster backed both.

As a result, both went peacefully.   Although, with the Brexit Referendum?   That saw argument on the street, like nothing I’ve ever seen.

Spain’s central government?

Chose to declare the Catalan referendum illegal: and chose to send in the police, and Guardia Civil.

Apparently, eight hundred and forty-four people have been hurt.

Police in Barcelona have used rubber bullets.

Rubber … bullets …

The last time I heard those had been used, was back in the 1970s, during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Against — and I know there’s arguments about the word — terrorists.

Terrorists and paramilitaries.

Armed enemies of the state.

Not ordinary voters.

Early indications say ninety percent of people voted for Independence.

I can’t say I blame them!

And can’t help think it’s the Spanish equivalent to Bloody Sunday.

It’s going to have that deep an effect on everyone.

~≈Ê≈~

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-10-2017: International Music Day

Hmmm … 

I’m very aware international politics isn’t my thing.

But I’m looking at Britain’s near neighbour, Spain.

And hope today’s Catalonian Independence Referendum goes … quietly.

Well, as quietly as possible.

I’m very aware there’s been a lot of talk about the legality of the thing: and get the impression the central police will be working overtime, in trying to stop the thing.

I can’t help but think, though, Spain’s central government could have saved itself a little bit of trouble.   And cash.   And, possibly, face.   By letting the Referendum go ahead, with as much good grace as they could muster: and throwing any money saved on policing, into the Remain campaign.

I also know this.

Whatever the actual result, the Catalan Referendum is going to be a lot like both the Scottish Referendum, AND the Brexit Refendum, last year.

It’s going to provoke a lot of passion.   Have effects that will last for years … 

And?

And, whatever the result, still be something that needs doing.

~≈≈~

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30th September, 2017

*Yawn*

I think you can tell I’m tired, can’t you … ?

The yawn at the start of the post is a bit of a clue.

But … ?

Well, frankly, I got home last night: wanting to unwind with a little TV.

Frankly?

I’m hoping to try and catch some episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, the spin off in the franchise.

And everything I’ve read?   Tells me Discovery’s makers have seen the classic Star Trek episode, Balance of Terror as a major influence on their entry in the franchise.

So I watched Balance of Terror, last night.

It’s a fantastic little episode, with the sort of downbeat ending you don’t see in the many others.

It does something else, as well.

I think that, ever since Star Wars, we’re used to the idea of space battles as great big aerial dog fights.


Balace of Terror doesn’t.

Oh, no … !

It’s a tense, nail-biting, cat-and-mouse naval battle: with the Enterprise as a battleship, and it’s opposing Romulan ship as a submarine, diving and surfacing by using its cloaking device.

And all the more watchable for that.


~≈Â≈~

Friday, 29 September 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29th September, 2017

Ye, gods, I’m tired … 

I THINK … ?

That that’s down to the guts, again.

I get occasional bouts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Usually, stress related, but also a lot less manageable, if I don’t eat well: or drink a lot of water.

The reason for the tiredness?   Is that I suffered a stress related bout of it, last night: which made sleeping tricky.

A mix of a late dinner … and nerves from an interview.

Which, looking back?

Seemed to go well.

Although one never knows until one hears.

Which will be by next Friday.

If you can keep your fingers crossed, I’d appreciate it!

~≈Â≈~

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-9-2017: Confucius Say … 

Hmmm … 

I’m mildly nervous, at the moment.

After all, I’ve an interview, tonight: for a local cab firm.

And thinking it’s a shame I couldn’t afford a haircut, last week.

I’m looking — or at least feeling — a bit shaggy.

I’ve seen myself in the mirror, this morning.

My hair’s even spikier than Keith Flint’s!


~≈Ê≈~

On other fronts?

I do know my mother’s got back from a family trip, to Tyne Cot: the Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium.

Frankly?

I’m hoping to get hold of more of the photos from the various family members who were there.

Some sort of compilation would be nice … 

~≈Ê≈~

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-9-2017: Searching for Engines

Ha!

You’ve possibly worked out I’m something of a Mac fan, over the years.

Turning it into the tech fan’s equivalent of football thuggery.

And meant seeing historical footage of former Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates, bigging up the Mac platform something to see.



Not something that would happen, these days, I think.

He’d not even get an iPhone.

Not ON iPhone.

As it turns out, though?

He has bought an Android job.


Which probably tells you what he thinks of Windows phones … !

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On top of all that … ?

I’m happy at work.   No, really.

I’m happy at work.   But HAVE had the occasional issue: where the hours go up and down.

Which is why I’m happy I’ve got tomorrow off.

It meant that, should someone at a local taxi firm suddenly want to interview me for a call centre agent job, they can.

It’s at eight in the evening: tomorrow!

Nervous doesn’t even START!

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-9-2017: Abbey Road

Hmmm … 

That’s a bit … worrying … 

If you’ve seen the news, you’ve possibly noticed the situation in North Korea.

The build up of — so far — words between the US and North Korea: one that’s involved a lot of nuclear tests, a lot of military build up.

And North Korea’s claim that — effectively — the US has declared war on it: and that it will shot down US bombers, should they come anywhere near.

I know Donald Trump want’s to make America great again.

I hope he doesn’t.

I get the feeling that Kim Jong-un wants to be taken seriously as an international figure, and will follow through on his threat: a threat Trump seems likely to react to.

And possibly call on US NATO allies to help in a potential war.

With the possible repercussions that implies.

Personally?

Right now, I’m hoping this will blow over.

I’m hoping my country won’t get involved in another iffy US war.

I’m hoping people don’t get killed as a result of an young man trying to show his country’s strength, and an old man’s attempt to make his country look good.

I’m worried those hopes might be pointless.

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