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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2017, 13:09 
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I think one of the worst is people who do very noisy DIY (eg drilling) on a Sunday, particularly early morning or late evening. Many years ago, I lived in a flat which had a maisonette above it, and the bloke who lived above me was a keen DIY enthusiast. We both moved in when the properties were new, so it was really bad at the beginning. I guess it may have eased off a bit later on.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2017, 16:45 
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We used to live next door to a Sunday morning DIYer. He was always very quick to complain about other people's unneighbourly behaviour.

In other news, I'm having surgery on my shoulder at the start of October. Bit of a scary thought but it will be great to finally get it sorted out.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2017, 19:00 
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Sometimes I wonder if I've opened the whinges thread instead...

Great news about your op, exile, hope it fixes the issue once and for all.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Aug 2017, 06:31 
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Echoes the good news about your shoulder exile.

We are back home to celebrate Mum's 80th birthday which is a lovely event but also good news-ish my middle brother's wife gave birth to their second son yesterday (and we get to visit on our way back to the the ferry next Saturday. And when we arrived home the house was spotless! :D


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 26 Aug 2017, 08:53 
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Paws crossed for optimum results with the shoulder, exile, and congratulations on being an aunt again, Jools.

This morning I'm very happy to see that there's a whole (varied) list of CBB posts to read! Thanks, everyone :D


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Blue sky and sunshine, over a Bank Holiday weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2017, 16:22 
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Wonderful, Alison. Since this is the happiness thread I presume you have ignored the rail disruptions and traffic jams. :lol:

Sun shining here too. I had a long brunch, sitting out in a local cafe in the sun, with my luvvie friends. We have managed to plan our next production. Hooray.


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PostPosted: 27 Aug 2017, 16:40 
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I go out early and try to leave before the crowds. There are roadworks on all the motorways round here, but certain times of day aren't as bad as others!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 13:05 
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A friend has given me the very generous and totally unexpected gift of a brand new tablet. I've never had one before, but I've wanted one for ages! I have a laptop, but it's several years old and consequently, rather bulky and heavy to carry around.

I'm looking forward to exploring all the features as I go along. Which brings me to my (minor) complaint. Why did the manufacturers (Samsung) not include an instruction manual with it? I know I'm probably old-fashioned, but it would be really helpful for a first-time user. They do say go to the website for more information, but that assumes that you have another device and internet access on which you can do so. I don't currently have internet at home, but I frequent lots of places which have free wi-fi, so even a basic handbook would be really helpful.

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 13:27 
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It is annoying Cal but on the website you will almost certainly be able to download a pdf copy of an instruction manual, just like a written one, and you will be able to read it on the tablet offline once it is there.

I just had to do it for my new camera, and it was the same with the tablet I bought a while ago. So as long as you can get to the Samsung website, you will be able to do that.

Take a look at it now if you are on-line...

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 14:21 
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Thanks, Cestina. I've located and downloaded the manual from the website.

ETA Just seen that my status is 'Scared by a sleepwalker'. Perhaps I should paraphrase that status to match my current attitude to the tablet. Though I'm more excited and intrigued than scared. :lol:

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I'm glad you've got hold of the instructions, Cal! What a lovely gift for someone to give you!

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It's the same with everything these days. TVs, mobile phones, computers - if you want the manual, you have to download it. How you're supposed to do that when you don't know how to connect the device to the internet to get the manual, because you haven't got the manual to start with, is beyond me :lol:. Glad it got sorted!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 15:40 
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The manual for my latest camera was over 300 pages long and that was just the English part so I suppose that would be the main reason why they don't include it, just imagine the size of the book if they had to include that plus the manuals in all the other languages that seem to be included these days. Either that or the print would be so tiny it would be impossible to read.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Glad it worked out Cal, and as Abbey says, what a great present.

Most things, in defence of the manufacturers, do come with a small card which carries the basic information needed - like how to connect to the internet to get the manual!

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 16:56 
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Glad it worked out Cal, and as Abbey says, what a great present.

Most things, in defence of the manufacturers, do come with a small card which carries the basic information needed - like how to connect to the internet to get the manual!


But it's often a challenge to gather the meaning of the English on those cards, unless they also include diagrams - at least IMHO :roll: But then I'm not technologically minded!!!

Edited to correct typo.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 19:44 
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Elder in Ontario wrote:
cestina wrote:
Glad it worked out Cal, and as Abbey says, what a great present.

Most things, in defence of the manufacturers, do come with a small card which carries the basic information needed - like how to connect to the internet to get the manual!


But it's often a challenge to gather the meaning of the English on those cards, unless they also include diagrams - at least IMHO :roll: But then I'm not technologically minded!!!

Edited to correct typo.

Ah, it's the diagrams that fox me completely. Give me words any time, however garbled they are :D

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 21:03 
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I agree :lol: . My Dyson died a couple of weeks ago. I'd had it since 2001, so the new model was considerably different, and it came with diagrams showing you how to put the pieces together. They threw me completely!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2017, 09:12 
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Me too. I can't seem to fathom the diagrams for anything. I end up turning round and round trying to work out which way everything, including me, should be facing. It's like playing Twister. A nice list of instructions is far more successful.

I listened to a really lovely programme on 4extra this morning, called The School on the Moor. It is a programme made in 1948 about a 24 pupil, two teacher village school in Cornwall, narrated by the headmaster. Listening to it, I thought that Jack and Joey needn't have worried too much about Stephen spending a few years at the local school. Very different in many ways from school today, if only because of infants walking a couple of miles to school on their own!

It's on again at lunchtime and should be iplayer- worth listening. I should have put this in Recommendations, really, but it did make me happy. :)


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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2017, 11:27 
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One thing I forgot to say was that when I did get into the tablet, the screen didn't appear in English, but in a foreign language. I recognised it as Eastern European (though Roman script) and I think it might have been Czech, as some of the 's' and 'z' had those little markers over them. Of course the buttons were in the same language, so it took me several minutes to work out how I could change the language to British English.

However, I was so happy to have the tablet, that it just made me laugh! :lol:

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