Friday, 31 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31-3-2017

Righty-ho, then!

It’s officially back-to-work Friday.

Oh, and Payday.

Which means sorting out the bills, of course.

The one thing I am grateful for … ?

Is that I managed to pay my mobile phone bill, last week.

It means I don’t have to top up, this week.

More for me, then!

I can possibly stat putting aside some savings!


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Society — Cult Shunting … !

30th March, 2017.

It has to be said, I usually — usually — work a six day week.

Usually with two nights off: one of which I spend with my family.

So, usually?

I don’t get as much time as I’d like to see the TV shows or films I’d like to see.

I’ve still not managed to see Rogue One, yet, to give you an example: something I’ll have to remedy, at some point.

This week, though?

This week, though?

This week, I’ve worked five days.   Granted, that means I’ll have less money coming in, next pay-day.


But, on the upside, it means I’ve had an extra night to catch up with the backlog of media demanding my attention.

The last two episodes of Stranger Things, last night.

And, as I’ve had an 80s thing happening, just recently?

An 1980s horror tonight.


Society … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-3-2017: Give God A Solo!

My job has it’s ups and downs, it really does.

It’s a temp job: and the hours vary.

This week?   I’ve two days off: despite my best efforts.

Granted, there’s a downside: less pay for the week.   Although the help I get from Universal Credit helps.

The upside to more time off?

Is I get to get some house work done.

Get seem videos done … 

And, hopefully?

Catch some TV … or possibly a movie.

I DO know I caught the last two episodes of season one of Stranger Things, last night.

I know I was impressed.


Stranger Things: Episodes 7 and 8 — Chapter Seven: The Bathtub and Chapter Eight: The Upside Down

You know, one of these days?

One of these days, I swear, I’ll get a day when I don’t have palpitations.


Over the weekend?

We had quite a few snotty customers.

Well, I say weekend.   If you want me to define it loosely, you can include Monday and Tuesday with that.

So, when my copy of iTunes acts up, exactly when my AppleTV updates itself: right in the middle of making the videos for another few days worth of teasers?

The past few days haven’t exactly been a barrel of pigeons, let’s put it that way.

At any rate?

That kind of intensity makes me value the time off I get.

And certainly value the time I have.

Catching up with discoveries: in between housework!

“Discoveries?”   I hear here you ask.

Well, yes.  Interesting albums are good: I’ve been listening to Brian Eno’s Ambient series for example, which are something to hear.

Films: and one of these days, I’ll sit down with one!

Books: I still can’t believe one co-worker hasn’t ever sat down with a good book.

That’s possibly vaguely heretical, now I think about it.

At any rate … discoveries.

Something I have discovered?

Is that there’s some interesting TV shows lurking around: both online, on TV, on DVD … 

Enough to keep me happily sat in front of a TV, for the past few weeks.

Watching both Mr Robot.

The the recent — for me — discover that is Stranger Things.

And, yes: I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this first season.


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-3-2017: The Big B

Hmm … 

Well … 

It starts here.

Just in case you hadn’t realised?

Today is the day that Britain’s kickstarts the process to leave the EU.

Theresa May signed the letter, last night: and it’s due to get handed out by the British Ambassador to the EU, at midday.

Personally … ?

I felt we really needed that referendum, last year: to get the damn thing done with.

I voted Remain.

But realised, on the day, that we were out.


I never thought we’d see the day Britain would be leaving.   Never thought today — the day we trigger that leaving process — would come.

Never thought the world could change in this particular way.

Oh, I expected it.    

I just never thought it would happen.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-3-2017

You kno, there’s times — times — when it’s nice to listen to talk radio.

Although I’m very aware of two things.

Not every has access to BBC Radio 4.

And the phrase, ‘talk radio’ itself, means different things to different stations.

At any rate … ?

I’ve been listening to last night’s Just A Minute: which was fun.

I have to say, comedian, Al Murray, did rather well.

It’s just a shame he lost, really … 


Monday, 27 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-3-2017

Oh, well, that’s the fiver found then … 

I managed to misplace a fiver, on Saturday: at my local Nisa’s.

And went back in, yesterday evening, when the manager was on duty, to Ask about it.

They managed to find it!

Mostly by checking the security cameras, which had recorded everything.

Isn’t technology useful … ?


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-3-2017

Oh, gods but that was a rough day!

Yesterday, that is … !

You know how you get a bad morning?

I started with one.   I think I managed to forget to take a fiver with me: my change, in other words!

I’ll have to ask about that: god knows where that’s gone, if I have left it there!

It only went downhill, from there!

With one snotty customer after another, phoning into work.

Seriously snotty: I don’t often lose my temper at a customer, that often.

What can I tell you?

Apart from making sure my apology went on the record: in case The customer called in to complain.

Now … Have an earworm … 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-3-2017

Right …

That’s something to be thankful for!

As you’re possible aware, my extra monitor went home on me, the other day.

Why?   I really couldn’t tell you.

But I suspect the graphics card on my second-hand Mac Pro has … 


At any rate?

At ANY rate, I’ve managed to trade in an extra external drive — and some USB sticks — and pick up a second hand wide-screen monitor from my local CeX.

So now have everything laid out properly.

Which is all good.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-3-2017

It’s official … it’s Friday … 

And Pay Day … !

Which means, of course, that most of my money’s going to be spent on bills by the end of the day … !

Bills, eh … ?

What I AM hoping … ?

Is that, by the end of the day?

My local branch of CeX* will have an affordable second monitor.

Isn’t having all those USB stick to trade in, handy … ?


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-3-2017

It’s the aftermath.

The morning after the day, before.

A day that saw me happily watching three episodes of Stranger Things.

Watching … 

Very aware that there’d been a terrorist incident in London.

And please note, I say incident.

This has killed five people, and injured others.

My thoughts are with the families of those killed.

My thoughts are with those injured.

My thoughts are with Muslim/Asian co-workers: who are going to get a backlash from the type of idiots using Westminster as the excuse to retaliate, to meet violence with violence.

My thoughts … ?

Are that this is a terrorist incident.

One could have been much worse.

Could been a serious attack.

Like 7/7 … 


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Stranger Things: Episodes 4, 5 and 6 — Chapter Four: The Body, Chapter Five:The Flea and The Acrobat and Chapter Six: The Monster.

22nd March, 2017.

How are you with time off?

Or days off, at any rate?

I’m betting, like me, you like a little housework done.   And, even as I say that, I can hear my family laughing!

But, like me, you probably do stuff around the house: and stuff you have to catch up on.

I do (not a lot of) cleaning, housework, laundry, make videos, what have you.

I ALSO like to catch some TV: or maybe a movie.

I’ve a copy of Arrival, sitting around, somewhere: and half thought of watching it.

But … ?   Today say Westminster attacked: by, apparently, a lone wolf, inspired by international terrorism.

That left me … frankly in a mood for the comparatively light escapism of the TV show I’m watching: Stranger Things.

And yes: Stranger Things is a welcome relief, given the dreadful news … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-3-2017

Right … 

That’s the spare monitor sold off.

As you’ve possibly realised, I’ve had trouble with the second screen I’d been using.

Which turns out to work well with a different computer!

I’m starting to think the problem is the video card on my second hand Mac: which has affected a previous (refurbished) screen.

I’m ok with that, actually.   Whilst the video card would be pricey?   Picking up another, refurbished monitor would be cheap enough.

In fact, I’ve spotted one on Amazon. 

It’s all good!



And on an ever gooder front?

Work seems to be going well.

To the point where, over the past couple of nights, I’ve been buddying up.

In other words, I’ve had a newcomer sat beside me and listening into my calls: so they learn how not to do it, I’m assuming!

Either way?

I’m pleased to get the responsibility.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21-3-2017

Hmmm … 

Martin McGuinness has died … 

I don’t know how much you know about the UK’s history … 

But you’re probably aware that Northern Ireland’s had troubles.


One of the figures instrumental in causing them?   Was former IRA commander, Martin McGuinness: former IRA commander … and former Deputy First Minister.

A former IRA* commander who who worked beautifully well with the IRA archest of enemies, Ian Paisley.

McGuinness has died: of a rare heart condition.

He’s going to be missed by his family, friends … 

And any one that recognised a violent past means you can’t give up the armalite, and deal peace.


Monday, 20 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-3-2017

There’s a worrying thought … 

I’ve noticed — on the BBC’s website — that’s someone’s done something.


A chap in the States has bee prosecuted for sending a gif — an animated picture, in other words — designed to work in such a way that induces epilepsy.

Then sent it to a chap with epilepsy.

I know there’s talk of cyber warfare.

But that’s … 

Interesting … 


In other news?

You’ll’ve read that my second monitor seems to have given up the ghost yesterday: at least, notionally.

One thing I know worked with a previous monitor?   Was tweaking the resolution.

Something I tried, last night, with that particular monitor.

With this one, however?   Beyond a few seconds, it didn’t take.

I suspect I’ll have to try something else … 


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-3-2017: Oh, Lord … !

Oh, now that’s a pain … 

You’ve possible worked out I like a two monitor set up.

Well … My main screen is fine: it’s what I’m using to write this, in fact.

My second monitor?

My second monitor, died, yesterday: quite why it started flickering, then gave up the ghost?

I really couldn’t say.

But I want to get a new cable: just to rule that out … 


In other news … ?

In other news, rock and roll legend, founding father and song-writer extraordinaire, Chuck Berry, has died: at the age of ninety.

Only weeks after completing his first album for 40 years.

What can I tell you?

Except that the man was one hell of an influence: especially when you consider the Beatles, the Stones and many others, were influenced by him.

Ninety years?   Is one hell of a good innings

A having a seventy odd year career, during that?

Is fantastic.

Being THE icon … ?

Well … 

He’ll be missed …


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18-3-2017

Good morning, everyone … 

Lordy, but that looks cheerful!

Especially when you consider I’m doing a ten hour shift, today.

That’s actually not — at the moment —too bad a prospect.

What gets me — as always — is the transport.

As a result of the various boys of Crossrail work?

On Saturday, my commute to work starts with a rail replacement bus from Brentwood to Shenfield, moves to another bus Shenfield to Ingatestone, then and only then, to a train from Ingatestone to Chelmsford.

Which then plays out in reverse, on the way back.

It’s a bit of a pain in the bum, to be frank.

The only entertaining thing about the trip, today?

Is the fact the earworm of the day is the incredible entertaining Last Train to Transcentral*.

What were the KLF on?


Friday, 17 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-3-2017: Saint Patrick’s Day

You know, you can tell you getting older, can’t you … ?

You can tell … 

When the caffeine from the first cup of tea takes a bit longer to go through.

I think — for now, at least — I might just need to start using an extra tea bag.

It’s OK.

I can give up, if I need to … !


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-3-2017: Jerry Lewis

I’ve got to admit, I had a day off, yesterday.

Which is always nice to have!

Teaser writing, laundry, nattering, occasionally, with folks … 

Oh … 

And catching another episode of Stranger Things.

I’ve got to admit, that show’s looking rather good.

The cast are great, the writing on a par with the cast … 

And I’m betting that those of us playing ‘Spot the Reference’ will be having a field day.

I mean … the younger members of the cast are straight out of The Goonies, the fact the really young members are all one choppers is an ET reference.

Parents going bonkers, as Winona Rider’s does?   Close Encounters … !

Heck of a lot of Steven Spielberg, there!

And the fact main character, Eleven, has nosebleeds, whenever she uses her psychic powers?


That’s just the ones I’ve noticed … 

See … ?

Spot the Reference’ … !


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Stranger Things: Episode 3 — Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly

OK … 
I’ve actually got the night off, tonight.

Not something I can complaining about.

A night off … and a chance to sit down, maybe catch up with some TV?

Or Teasers videos?

What have you … !

And possibly catch an episode of something.

Just the one episode … 

I’ll give up, tomorrow, honest!


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-3-2017

Boy, but I feel tired!

Late night at work, I think!

What do I mean, think?

I know it was a late night.

And one of those weird ones.

Weirdish, at any rate.

Mostly where I had at least three people ask me if I was a robot.

My usual reply?

“No: I think human, I think … ”

Well, it get’s a laugh.

And, when you’re boiler’s* leaking all over the place, that helps the call along … 


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Thinking — 14-3-2017

I don’t know if you follow the news … but Britain’s a political animal.

One that, right now?

One that’s barking.

If you’ll forgive the pun.

A couple of years ago, now?   Scotland voted against independence: voting to remain a part of the UK.

Last years?

Britain voted to leave the EU.   The arguments about that, ever since, have been … loud.

Noticeably?   Because, while the people of the UK, overall, voted to leave … the majority in Northern Ireland, and Scotland, voted to remain.

I don’t know about Northern Ireland.   But in Scotland, the Scottish Nationalists have a large number of MSPs: as a result of the most recent elections.

In the manifesto for that election?   SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, made a promise to hold a second referendum: if it was felt things had seriously changed for Scotland.

Last years’s Brexit vote?   Was that change.

A change that saw the Scottish First Minister announce, yesterday, that she would be seeking to hold a second independence referendum.

I really can’t say I blame her for doing so.

Were I a Scottish resident, for that second independence vote?   And given that I voted remain?

To hell with the consequences.

I’d be voting for independence.

To leave the UK, so I could remain in the EU.

That’s going to annoy a lot of those who voted to leave the EU.

But yesterday’s announcement was implicit in the Brexit results.

Anyone complaining?

Should maybe have read the SNP manifesto, before the election … 


After all that politics?

We should maybe move on to something lighter.

Or, at least tell you the BBC have released the latest trailer of Dr Who’s tenth season.

And?   I think we can say that’s a Mondasian Cyberman in there.

AND a Ice … something … 


Monday, 13 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-3-2017

Right then … 

It’s the official start of the working week … 

He say’s … yawning, desperately.

I honestly like my job.


But, boy, those long weekends are tiring.

Well … 

Not so much the weekend … 

As the six o’clock starts … !


Oh, by the way, I had a dream, this morning.

A fragmentary on, at any rate.

I’d bought football tickets — Ha*! — and, it seems, won a prize draw, as a result.

Winning a cheque for £3, 000, 000.

Don’t I just wish … !


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-3-2017

You know … 

It’s a yawning Sunday … 

In other words?

It’s going to be one of those days where I’ll be yawning … 

Quite a bit.

Remember, yesterday, I told you I’d got my ageing carcass out of bed at six?   To get to work at eleven?

Well, my usual Sunday hours … ?

Mean getting up at six, again: to start at eleven.

I’m not complaining too much: I like money, after all.

But, boy … 

It’ means Chelmsford is going to be yawn city … 


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-3-2017: The ’Flu

*Bleugh* … 

Right now, that’s about the best thing I can say.

As, after all, I’ve got myself up at six: in order to get into work at eleven.

And finish at ten o’clock, tonight!

Oy … veh … 


That sort of sleepiness?   Is possibly something that contributed to a minor event, yesterday.

I managed to treat myself to a couple of cheap films^: Blu-ray copies of Hellraiser and Trainspotting.

Got home … 

And then, with all due thoughtlessness … ?

Put Hellraiser in the fridge.

One of these day’s I’ll put my brain into gear!


Friday, 10 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-3-2017

Hmmm … 

I’m back to work, again: and having a long weekend of it!

As part of a short week!

Granted, that means I’ll have less pay next week: and, yes, before you ask, I AM putting in for other jobs.

Who knows what’ll happen, there.

At any rate?

Yes, I’ve had a short week.

But, yes: I managed to watch a film: and catch the opening episodes of Stranger Things.

That’s a rather fun piece of TV … 


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Stranger Things: Episode 1 and 2 — Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers and Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street

9th March, 2017

You know, last night?

Last night I have to confess: I watched Nosferatu.

The old German silent film?

Generally considered a masterpiece: but one I felt unimpressed by.

I might have to give it another go, at some point.

When I’m a little less tired, perhaps.

On a night like tonight, in other words.

Well, I could’ve done.

I didn’t.

I thought I should maybe catch up with some of the TV shows I’ve had sitting around in my collection, and assorted wish lists.

Frankly?   I seriously fancied series 2 of Mr Robot: as I was impressed by the first series.

I’ve ALSO got the first five series of American Horror Story.

But really didn’t fancy running a (metaphorical) marathon.

Even thought at last one old friend tells me it’s worth watching.

No … I fancied going lightweight: after the Sturm und Drang of Mr Robot.

I fancied … Winona Ryder … an 1980s setting … kids on bicycles … Netflix … !

I fancied … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 9-3-2017

You know, in amongst the Budget news, yesterday?

Was all sorts of stuff.

Big news on the Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar front?

Was that I managed to catch a movie: although I don’t know whether I was impressed with Nosferatu*: but I CAN say I’ve seen it.

On other fronts?

I wrote, yesterday, that one man had been prosecuted for selling what’s called ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes.

In a follow up piece?

We see that the Premier League has managed to get a court order: to clamp down on the servers that are broadcast illegally streamed matches.

Given how Kodi boxes operate?

My biggest concern is the knock on effect.

I’m concerned that researchers and developers won’t necessarily have the legal manoeuvring room to do their jobs properly.

Doing what the League’s done, and trying to block what the servers are doing?   Rather than the writers of the add-ons, the sellers of the boxes, or the people that buy or use them?

Seems a better way of doing things.


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Nosferatu: or Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens: Hmmm … 

8th March, 2017.

You know, right now?

Right now, I think I’m getting old … no … actually, I know I’m getting old.

It was my birthday, Saturday, just gone.

If you want to mark it by doing something tacking, like giving me money?

Please do!

You can hit the Donate button, here



At any rate … ?

My simple point, here, is it’s getting late: and I’m not as young as I was.

But I did want to register a minor point.

That I’ve finally managed to see a movie I’ve been interesting in, for a while.

Yes, you guessed it …

The 1922, silent German horror film that is …

Nosferatu … !


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8-3-2017

Hmmm … 

You’re possibly aware that I follow the technology news.

Aren’t you?

I do: so you know.

You’re possibly aware that I’ve been following the various court cases prosecuting people who sell what’s called ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes.

A Kodi box is an Android based media streaming box: that uses the open source Kodi software as its media player and manager.

Like other open source projects?   Kodi has a range of add-ons that boost its functionality.

Including ones that let you access pay to view and subscription content for free.

Most Kodi boxes won’t have those built in.   You have to add them, yourself.

Some sellers, however, are happy to sell you a ‘fully loaded’ box.

With the relevant iffy add-ons already installed.

A couple of days ago?   A couple of days ago, one such seller — Malcolm Mayes — was fined £250, 000 for selling ‘fully loaded’ boxes to pubs and clubs.


I’m not too surprised about that.

My concern has been what’s it’s always been.   Not so much with the spread, or stopping of online piracy.

But what sort of implication this could have for the open source model: and — possibly — the computer science research.

After all, enabling researchers and others to develop software means — to me, at least — developing software that, occasionally, breaks the law.

Some sort of immunity from that — to enable researchers and developers to do their jobs — would seem to be in order.


On other fronts?

I mentioned, yesterday, that I’d done (subtitled) rips of series two of Mr Robot: that would play in vlcMPEGStreamclip and on my AppleTV.

But not in Quicktime.

Despite being in Quicktime’s default format.

I’ve actually worked out that it was the subtitles that were causing the problems.   I’d hit the wrong buttons, when ripping: so that they’d stay hidden, until switched on.



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-3-2017

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s Mr Robot season two acquired!

Handily … niftily … 

And relatively cheaply.

And even ripped.

As you know, by now, my usual habit is to pick up a dvd or blu-ray, convert it into a form I can use one my AppleTV, and sell the original discs.

The trouble with that?

Is that SOME of the resulting Mr Robot rips.

Won’t play in Quicktime: but will on the AppleTV, vlc, and MPEGStreamclip.


I’m blowed if I know: although I suspect it’s something to do with the attempts I’ve made to rip the subtitles.

I’ll HAVE to experiment with the rips: and let you know.


Monday, 6 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 6-3-2017

I seem to recall, a few years ago, that Peter Capaldi was announced as the man who’d be playing the 12th Doctor.

Fascinating to see: the series has been quite something to watch, too.

VERY Phillip Hincliffe, I’ve felt.

But also something that had presentiments.

As, a few weeks beforehand?

Bookies announced they were suspending betting on Capaldi being cast in the role.

Which wasn’t a bad move, as it turned out: it meant they keep their loses down.

The reason I mention it?

Is that history is — possibly — repeating itself.

As at least one bookie has has suspended betting on Kris Marshall.

Does that mean he’s a shoo-in?

I really couldn’t tell you.

But it will be interesting to see who get’s named … 

After all, going by his IMDb page?

He’s the right height … 


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 5-3-2017

It’s official … 

I’m now another year older: and theoretically wiser.

Although I wouldn’t necessarily guarantee that last bit!

At any rate … ?

I’m no older than I was, yesterday.

And?   Apart from the fact I seem to have picked up a case of something that’s making my foot very painful?

I feel fine.

Well … 

Unless someone does something tactless, like mentioning how old I am!


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4-3-2017

You know … You can TELL you’ve got a week end off, can’t you?

You can’t … ?

You’ve not been paying attention to your holiday allowance, then, have you?


Right now is the start of a weekend off for me.


Well, it’s a birthday treat: today’s the day I turn another year older and wrinklier.

That’s always traumatic enough to need a bit of time!


Did I tell you I don’t drive?

I don’t drive.   So tend to rely on the bus, the train, cabs — or my own too feet — if I need to get somewhere.

So don’t follow the news about cars, driving, what have you.

I do follow the technology news.

It seems ride hailing app, Uber, are in trouble.

It turns out they’ve got software built into the app that lefts them avoid picking up the people that monitor these things.

People who monitor these things … in every country in which the firm operates … 

Someone’s in trouble … 


Friday, 3 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 3-3-2017: In Florida

I am still — still — yawning, at the moment.

That’s even after a night on a new mattress!

Still …

I’ve tomorrow and Sunday booked off as annual leave.

Which means one thing.

I can sleep in.

Unless something drastic, like the building burning down, happens.

Which I very much doubt.


At any rate … ?

I know that the next door neighbours will be quiet.

Lynn, who lived in the flat next door for the past decade?   Has now officially moved out, and handed back her keys.


I’m saddened.

As she was a good neighbour: and one of the few that have lived here longer than I have.

Right at the moment, though?

Yes, I know I’ve mentioned this before now.

But I’m wondering who on Earth’s going to move into the flat, next door!


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Mr Robot Series 1: Episodes 9 And 10 — Episode 9 eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt and Episode 10_eps1.9_zer0-day.avi

2nd March, 2017.

You know … you can tell this is a week where I’ve had two days off, can’t you … ?

Well … you might not be able to: but I have.

Although I have managed to make up my hours, it has to be said.

So … ?

So I’m getting the usual weeks money, next pay day.

Saturday and Sunday?   This coming Saturday and Sunday, the fourth and fifth of March?

I‘ve got booked up as holiday.

Well, it is my birthday, Saturday: posh family meal, and all that.

But The fact I’ve had two days off, this week?

Means I’ve had as chance to catch up with some viewing.

The extended cut of Dune, last night … 

And the last two episodes of series one of Mr Robot, tonight.

And yes: I think buying the box set was worth the effort.


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-3-2017

Did I mention it’s my birthday, on Saturday … ?

It’s my birthday on Saturday.

Just in case I forgot to mention.

At ANY rate … ?

Bless ’em my family’s decided the best way to celebrate?

Is to get me a new mattress.

Which is due to get delivered, today.

Any time between now, and 9:30*.

It’s nice to know that’s what’s happening, and that I can get on with the rest of my day.

But … ?

I managed to catch a movie, last night: the one hundred and seventy-seven minute version of David Lynch’s version of Dune.

As I recall … ?

I actually got to bed at half past midnight, after doing the write-up.

Possibly not the wisest move … !