Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Ruskie

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 2821
1
The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Wednesday 5th May
« on: Yesterday at 10:24 »
Despite this being a Wednesday thread, it is Thursday for me - covid tracing here Pharma is very efficient (mind you we haven’t had that many cases) - however it is still not clear where this guy picked up covid.

Apparently it is a US strain and there is currently someone in hotel quarantine with the same strain but it is a mystery as to how the guy caught it.

His wife has just tested positive too. I feel confident they will put the pieces together and find the source. Meanwhile there are some restrictions in place.

Re your nose swab person - The stupidly of some people is mind boggling.  ::)


2
Technical Help / Re: new phone can't log out of RootsChat
« on: Yesterday at 07:31 »
I checked my phone and it looks similar to that. I have Safari on an iPhone.

 I never look at rootschat on my phone so don’t know if it is always like that.

3
The Common Room / Re: Identifiers on photos
« on: Yesterday at 04:50 »
I sympathize. I have a couple of my brother in law’s family albums. Some of the photos have obviously been identified much later with vague names like “great great grandmother”, “great grandfather” etc. Frustrating.  :)

4
The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Wednesday 5th May
« on: Yesterday at 04:43 »
Good to see you back on the diary thread Trystan.  ;) It sounds like you made a good call to move your compost bin to a more suitable position, and using pallets is a great idea. What do you grow, or what do you plan to grow on your allotment?

I’m excited to know how you get on with your rudbeckia Roobarb. Since you seemed to be such a sociable person pre covid, it must feel good to be planning to visit to see your friend on her birthday.

It sounds like you are returning to almost normal times Caroline. I hope your daughter makes a quick recovery - it’s quite disturbing how the jab can affect some people and not others. I know the younger groups are more at risk of adverse reactions. I heard that Canada are going to be giving children the jabs so it will interesting to see how they get on. We keep hearing stories about blood clots which is a bit scary.  ::)

Dog sitting on Wednesday for me. Some quite heavy rain in the morning which was unusual but welcome. I was pleased to see that the nasturtium I planted in my daughter’s garden beds have grown well. I planted the seeds higgledy piggeldy rather than in rows, but it seems that only about four or five haven’t come up.

Tracing is underway to find the source of a mystery community covid case in NSW. He is not a returned traveller or a quarantine hotel worker, nor does he have an connections to anyone who is. He was out and about all around Sydney, obviously shopping for a bbq judging by the list of places he visited. He also ate out a lot.  ;)

OH reported our neighbour’s rooster to the council, so they should be getting a letter soon.

Late dog walk after I got home. Dog was very excited to find a cat in the hedge outside our house. I think the cat is feral and hangs around with feral rooster in feral neighbours unkempt yard.

5
The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Tuesday 4th May.
« on: Yesterday at 03:41 »
Just doing a bit of catch up on the diary threads -

It’s good to hear that you are feeling ok after your second jab MH.

You must all be pleased with talk of the hall reopening Caroline, despite the prospect of some hard work to get it cleaned.

I love the thought of baby blackbirds Roobarb. I do find baby birds quite a worry - there are so many predators around, and fledglings always seem to get themselves into some kind of dangerous position.

You made me smile with tales of your cleaning efforts candleflame.  ;D

Viktoria, you are a lovely person and a lovely friend.  :-*

Diana - I sympathise re the vet bills. I used to call my previous dog a “money pit” - she was at the vets a few times every year for various ailments, with expensive medications prescribed, and also had ongoing health issues (bad knees) which needed more meds. She was gorgeous though, and they’re always worth it. Current dog is cheap to run thank goodness, so it’s just the annual check and jab for her.

Tuesday was so long ago that I can’t remember what I did.  :)



6
Technical Help / Re: iPhone 6s died on me
« on: Wednesday 05 May 21 14:44 BST (UK)  »
I am not 100% sure Retriever, but I believe you might be able to post your phone for repairing. It is not ideal though, as interaction and discussion is generally required before making a decision on any repairs - I'm not sure if or how that would work.  :)

You can also phone Apple Support to see what advice they can give you.

Yes, Crumblie, I think components are removed from old phones and ipads and then recycled.

Harry, I think that was a special deal a while back because there were some issues with some batteries (I have forgotten the specifics).

7
World War Two / Re: medals awarded
« on: Wednesday 05 May 21 13:56 BST (UK)  »
You could contact the MOD Medal Office giving his name and any other details you can:

[email protected].

MOD Medal Office
Room G36
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester GL3 1HW.

They should be able to tell you which medals, if any, were awarded, when, and who and where they were sent to.

Some further information:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility

8
Technical Help / Re: iPhone 6s died on me
« on: Wednesday 05 May 21 13:31 BST (UK)  »
It does seem a shame, iPhone 6 is still very useable and supported. Perhaps don't give up too quickly, try the Apple Store and see what words of wisdom they offer.

I'm afraid it will not be supported much longer. Apple only support phones for 5 years and then declare them unfit for anything but landfill.

The last iPhone 6 was made in September 2016, so in October onwards, the staff in an Apple store will just laugh at you and try to sell you something costing £900+ rather than a £30 battery (which they will charge you £200 for fitting).

In any case, they will attempt to talk you out of a battery swap, claiming that various other parts of the phone must be worn out too, and seeing the chance of commission on that £900+ sale.

Have a listen to this week's "Dare to Repair" on Radio 4, where the presenter explores the options for repairing an iPhone 5C.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vp3b

Apple infamously make it progressively more difficult to repair their kit. If you open two iPhone 12 cases and swap the batteries over, both will then declare that the fitted battery is counterfeit.

You should check your battery health via 'settings >battery>battery health.'
Apple still support and will replace batteries for the iphone 6.
A new battery would probably cost you around £40.
Apple employees would never laugh at you for asking about a new battery. They are trained to be nice and respectful to everyone.
Apple employees do not get 'commission' on any sales.
It would not hurt to make an appointment at an Apple store to get it checked There may be a simple and cheap solution. If it is not fixable, Apple will recycle or dispose of it correctly.
 :)

Added: A 2020 Iphone SE starts at £399, an Iphone 12 mini costs from £699 .... both examples are substantially less than £900.  :)

9
Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: place name on baptism
« on: Tuesday 04 May 21 03:40 BST (UK)  »
Can you post the other examples of the same address you mention you have seen?

It may or may not help, but another thing to try could be to locate any baptisms of other children born to the same couple in case the family have the same address, in case it is clearer.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 2821