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Forum: Idle Banter 09-04-19, 09:36 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

My daughter and her bloke live in a terrace house probably 120 years old and she is persuading him to refurb. He has owned it for 12 years, moved in last year and done nothing with it since he bought...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-04-19, 08:34 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

The uncertainty of contracting has always put me off. I must be pretty risk adverse having been with the same company under many guises for the past 33 years. Now I would doubt anyone would want an...
Forum: Idle Banter 31-03-19, 11:12 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Idiot who parks a LWB van in front of my drive. I found him 4 houses down and he seemed annoyed at being told to shift.
I had just got the trolly jacks out the garage to have a go at dragging it out...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-03-19, 09:50 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Looked out the back windows, the camilia and magnolia are in bloom, beech trees budding. Out the front the red robin is in bud.

Autumn may be my favorite season as the colours change especially on...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-03-19, 04:14 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I gripe because am too old to be doing this sort of thing.

So my son got hit 700 to get his car through the MOT. prompted me to lift the van and look what is needed for mine in 10 weeks.

So I...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-03-19, 01:41 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

1st world problems

I have credit cards that are used very occasionally. Booking holidays etc. So yesterday I am trying to order a new phone on line and to protect myself use one of my cards.
...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-02-19, 08:46 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I know that is tongue in cheek.


When my missus was off work recovering from cancer, she had exhausted her NHS sick pay entitlement and had to claim benefits. This meaning that despite being...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-02-19, 08:47 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Hermes...There is a bell for a reason, so I know you are at the door. I am not physic. I cannot hear you knock when I am in the office at the bottom of the garden. Yes I have a bell sounder there so...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-02-19, 07:13 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

I was once hit with a question about an excel function to which I told the user to read the manual as I didn't use excel, Her response . You are the IT manager, you should know!

My reply back,...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-02-19, 07:03 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Banks tend to have all the analytics they need, they know your income and expediture patterns. These, they can divide into the necassary/luxury/frivalous etc. Meaning they tend to know the level of...
Forum: Idle Banter 12-02-19, 08:15 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Dont normally post here.

Yesterday reported a pothole thaat had appeared outsie my house to the council. Automated response that they have two days to assess and 2- days to fix if deemed required....
Forum: Idle Banter 06-02-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By timwilky
Re: Zen Broadband

Wish I could leave VM. but the ADSL round here is 3-5Mb and no fibre.


Three have unlimited data/calls/text for about 20/month so tempted to give them a try, just need to work out how to connect...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-02-19, 04:41 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

We have one guy who every weeks walks into the computer room and gives the VAX in there a hug as it has kept him in work for the past 10 years. I suppose we may have got rid a few years ago as our...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-02-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Many years ago I was on a customer site halfway through a system upgrade when I got the phone call that I wsa redundant. So packed up and drove the 100 miles back to the office to be told here is...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-01-19, 09:30 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Got up this morning, went downstairs and made a brew for the wife and I and took them upstairs.
Brew, morning news, turn on the office heater (Thank you mr google) so office warm when I go in, wife...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-01-19, 04:00 PM
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Views: 888
Posted By timwilky
Re: Homologation papers/info on V5?

I find it strange that us non Londoners that are ignorant of the carp you lot have to put up with, are expected to know you have strange rules that are only applicable to that there london. I can...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-01-19, 03:48 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Went to tax the wifes car yesterday and it bounced as MOT runs out today. She was nagging it needed servicing so popped into the local MOT centre and "Is tomorrow OK"


So I drop the keys in this...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-01-19, 09:00 AM
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Views: 430,231
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I am a senior project manager for a global enterprise who works from home. For my personal hosting I do take a dedicated server package from OVH.

I work with large files, and use cloud storage....
Forum: Idle Banter 04-01-19, 02:33 PM
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Views: 430,231
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I have a 350mb VM internet, I am not happy and want more than the rubbish 20mb upload.

Looked for alternatives, Best I can get is upto 3mb on the aluminium cable BT ran to my house 30 years ago.
...
Forum: Idle Banter 31-12-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By timwilky
Re: Anybody know about setting up Probate?

A few years since this thread first appeared.


Lessons learned over the years. MAKE A WILL.



Tell your executors you have named them in your will. And where to find the will. helpful to...
Forum: Idle Banter 31-12-18, 01:55 PM
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Views: 430,231
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Daughter No 2 and her waste of space husband.


Last year, we will lose the deposit on our holiday can you lend us the 2000 and we will pay you back. Of course mum does.


Last day of holiday,...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-12-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By timwilky
Re: the rights of the citizen versus society

I have friends (and family) that were teenage scroats and rode the system. But in that time the system had an end. Borstal. None went back.
Forum: Idle Banter 06-12-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By timwilky
Re: Happy Birthday Britains first Motorway

Yup, worked on a restoration and the owner decided to have a sneaky test. Brought it back on a truck and start again.
The saying was something like turns the curves on a motorway into bends.
Forum: Idle Banter 05-12-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By timwilky
Happy Birthday Britains first Motorway

Today, the M6 round preston, AKA the Preston bypass turns 60. Opened by Harold McMillan who was the first to travel on it in an Austin Sheerline
...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-12-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By timwilky
Re: Happy Birthday Steve_God

Nobody admits going to yorkshire from anywhere!
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