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Going back to my original thought train..... So I looked at a few alternatives, I always liked whatsapp, but I think now that it is in the facebook group it has lost a bit of its shine.

I looked at Briar which seemed good and Jami which seems too good to be true.
The downside of all these is, I know 4 people on signal, 9 on telegram
All the others are staying with their mates on whatsapp or messenger.
May go back to talking to myself.

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I have considered throwing our alexa in the bin or giving it away.
However, I am sure it would find its own way back...

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The only interesting use for an alexa was when my young grandson lost his house key and had the intelegence to shout outside the kitchen window "alexa call grandad"
Then I drove down the road and collected him.
Other than that, I think it is an expensive toy !
We have tried asking it things, and frequently get " I'm sorry, I dont know that ".
I often wonder if someone at the other end hears what I say to it.
Wife points out the shouting at an inanimate object rarely works !
She is right as usual

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whatsapp / signal / telegram ?
Unless it is dealing with my money or card payments, I have never really been that concerned about message security.
Always thought if it is "online" it is like talking to a mate in a crowded pub.
That attitude changed a bit when we got an amazon alexa.
Tmelines started featuring adverts for things that had been mentioned in conversation.. spooky !
Do the advantages outweigh the lack of privacy ?
To be honest, I am still trying to start my list of Alexa advantages

Does anyone know if you can put an iframe in wordpress.
I have inherited the editing of a local prostate cancer wp site.
I only offered to update the speaker list, but seem to have had the site thrust upon me.
I want to post a 2.5mb pdf and limit is set at 2.3mb

I dont have cpanel access, only ftp and site admin.
Thinking I could post elswhere and iframe it.
Polite suggestions would be welcome. :owi:

I think it's called karma.

Cockfighting rooster fatally stabs owner with knife strapped to leg in India, sparking manhunt for illegal fight organisers

I use facebook like a bank.
I dont want to, I dont like it, but it works and is useful at times.

My town mainly runs on it, If you want to know who is open and which wife has gone off with someones husband.. etc.

I tend to delete and reinstall frequently, Browse to it from my VPN but this morning I re installed it onto my rebatteried motorola G7
( Rebatteried, Is that a word ?) New batteries.
Not sure how I managed it , but it is now speaking Spanish.
Hasta Luego !

Slightly worrying when the first conversation of the day is
"Whats for tea tonight ".
Torn between a ruby or posh nosh from the pub in the next village.

It has to be the next village as everyone here is doing burgers or
pizzas. Not really classed as a meal are they?
Yup I am a food snob !
Morning all , TFI Friday. aka Poets.

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I ordered a bottle of Highland Park single malt.
Amazon driver tells me he has to see some ID to prove my age !
I had to show him my drivers licence !
Rules have to be obeyed but I am 75 !

When I lived in the south of England we called it egg and chips.

When I came North it was often called chips n egg.

What was it called where you came from ?

Further to last night's pancakes,
I am a lemon and sugar fan,
However, last night I witnessed the pancake equivalent of the Weetabix toppings.
Nutella spread with marshmallow topping.
What made it worse was he ATE it !

Shrove Tuesday.
Pancakes for tea,
Never worked out why we only have pancakes one day a year,
Better make the most of it.

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Re The old mongoose question, for those who don't know.
The apocryphal story about ordering two mongeese.
Dear sir,
Please send me two mongeese,
Mongooses, mongii ?

Dear sir
Please send me a mongoose,
PS please send me another one.

Half term has started,
Grandkids at home,

Monday brings a little light relief in Jays quiz on YouTube at 11.20 GMT.

I can't help wondering how my sproglets will turn out in a world full of virii or is is viruses .
* The old mongoose question !

I wish them well but pleased I am not starting out in life again.
Perhaps my Grandparents thought the same.

Apologies, if thats a little deep for a Monday.

Get a text this morning from a client,
"Emails ain't coming through !"

So I check and see everything is down,
Now this is a thing my US provider do from time to time, Major moves and changes in the dead of night,.
Except it isn't the dead of night over here guys !

I told my client try again in 15 or 20 minutes.
It wasn't long before everything came back up.
Text from client , brief and to the point, copied and pasted below.

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'Breast milk' is now 'human milk': UK hospital trust adopts gender-neutral language in MATERNITY unit to fight 'health inequality'

How fucking reduculous is this. A tiny minority of freaks force a language change of a major NHS Trust.

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