It’s Sunday, so before I start the normal moan and groan, let’s have a little happiness shall we? I saw these two cats the other day and they reminded me of the Chuckle Brothers. I did watch all the way to the end and did even manage to chuckle to myself a few times. I bet you a pound to a penny you can’t watch these two without having a laugh.
I told you so – to me to you to me to you to me to you
Now, let’s get started on the more serious stuff. Scary Clowns. I like this new craze but have yet to sight one for myself. Why do I like it ? well, when one of these fools stands in front of me, one of two things will happen.
If I am in my car, the suspension will be lowered so that when I drive over them, there is no space between the underside of my car, the road and their head.
The other option will be simply to thrash them to within an inch of their life with my bare hands.
I wonder how long it will be before one of these dick heads gets a good pasting or better still (In the land of the good old USA – shot to pieces). I look forward to reading that story on the BBC.
Staying with the USA at the moment, I really can’t wait to see which candidate gets elected. I have to admit that more of me would like to see Trump in power purely because he will shake the shit out of the establishment – god knows all political scenes would benefit from a good shake up. I do feel for the yanks though – I mean really, it’s not much of a choice is it now?
The ideal political situation is to have two opposing parties that are both suitable enough to be in power, that keeps everyone honest – but America, holy shit – not a choice I would want to be faced with.
Lets moan about good old Apple again. I see they have a new OS on release now, been out for a week or two. Now historically, for the last three or four years, I have always waited before upgrading to read the reviews. This stems from an old upgrade I did that was so shit, I actually uninstalled it and ran with Mountain Lion for the next three releases. Anyway, as a matter of course, I look at the reviews in the app store. Now normally the reviews are so bad – so unbelievably bad. This has been the case for the last three OS releases where more than 50% of reviews were giving just one star, with many recommending that you don’t install it.
So I look again in the App store this morning to see what the last two weeks of reviews are saying about it. What did I read? Nothing. not one single review has been left. Now normally that would suggest that no-one has taken the app but in this case I can’t believe that in the last two weeks, none of the apple lemmings have clicked on the download button.
That leads me to only one conclusion. Rather than deal with the issues that users have openly complained about – remove the platform that allows them to comment about it. Can that really be the case? Apple, what is wrong with you? I predict grim things for your future. I am one more step closer to a return to a Windows system and an android phone !
My next startling prediction will be that in the next iPhone, the earphone jack will be back!
Now, on a happier note – on Wednesday I am heading to Doha, Qatar for a 5 week assignment. Never been there before and always been curious about it so a 5 week stint is perfect for me. My only concern is the new Dreamliner I will be flying out of Birmingham on. My concern is all about carbon fibre.
I have been sailing on boats made out of that stuff for years without concern. My issue is flying with it. lets see, a failure at sea level in a boat is pretty easy to overcome – I can swim. A failure at 35,000 feet is a little bit more tricky to deal with – I have still yet to perfect my gliding techniques, especially when I am unconscious due to lack of oxygen. That said, lack of oxygen should make hitting the ground at 120mph fairly painless.
Anything else to moan about ? No I don’t think so.
I would like to say hello to a few people though. I did recently open a Facebook account again after a good 5 years without one. My reasons where completely innocent – there were a couple of recruitment pages that I needed to access on there. That said, people started noticing I was there again and sending requests. I very quickly realised why I had stopped using it all those years ago.
So I decided to never send a request but always accept them if I was sent one. (see Shazza, that’s why I couldn’t look for you). I even got requests from people I have no idea about – weird huh?
Have a moan - the beers are on me !!