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My NAS has disappeared from the network, that can't be good

Oct
18
Just when I had started to get my DIY music player working nicely with all the modern web technology, the source of all the music has vanished from the network. The box is still there, the lights are flashing, but it's not on the network. I will have to investigate...
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And relax...

I forgot the NAS not on the wifi, there is a long ethernet lead running across the house behind the skirting, and it was a bit loose on one end so was held in place with a rubber band. Which had snapped. An actual literal rubber band holding my home network together, what a pro...
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Happy birthday Nan

Oct
18
87 years old today! Of course she's not going to see this, but just marking it. Spoke to her today, she had a nice dinner out, and we'll see her at the weekend.
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Just the sort of boarish behaviour we expect of Fareham

Oct
18
Someone must have squealed:
THREE youths wearing pig masks and riding BMX bikes are being hunted by police.

The youngsters were seen near to St Johns Church in Fareham on Friday night at about 10pm and made unusual comments to a person in the area.

Police are looking to speak to the youths and anyone who may have information on the incident.

Officers added that the one person in the area may have been walking their dog.


Unusual comments..?
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Triple treat weekend

Oct
16
More than three treats really, a full weekend of treats for those boys I would say but yesterday we fitted in
swimming
cinema
Pizza Hut
the lucky devils... swimming maybe less of a treat than the others, particularly as it was all about getting the little one to practice. In his lessons he is not doing well it seems, but they don't get in the pool with him and he doesn't get much attention. I thought I could do a better job, and I think I did. We went to Folkestone pool, so there were no inflatable or slide distractions, but unfortunatey the little pool was closed. We went for it anyway and crowded into the shallow end with all the other non-swimmers trying to do the same things. So a bit chaotic, but we managed some kicking of the legs holding the float, and jumping in off the side, which is things he's not managed in his lessons so far. We will go again soon.

Only thing two and I did this, while thing one and Clare stayed home to write up the Nelson homework.

Cinema was good, though I still don't generally enjoy the cinema experience. We went for the 3D show because the times worked out better but it really is not worth paying extra for. There were only about ten people in this screen, early afternoon on a Sunday, it's not a super popular film I think. After we went to pizza hut and it was very nice. I was dismissive of this place for so long but it's perfect for the kids and the salad bar is good.
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Ninjago movie is the third best Lego movie EVER

Oct
16
... there has only been The Lego Movie and Lego Batman hasn't there? We enjoyed this film actually, it's not brilliant, but it's brilliant if you have two boys who love Ninjago.
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How have we got Nelson again?

Oct
13
Number one son has come home with the class mascot Nelson again, so now we are under pressure to do something worthy this weekend...
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Busy week

Oct
13
What have I done? No idea. Have worked late into the evening tweaking my music player app idea, so have a) not watched as much TV and b) not found time for my regular evening phone calls, sorry!

Swimming yesterday was the same old same old, it's a long game this one. We're having the same issues with the younger one we had with the older one, only I've completely forgotten what it was like with the older one. So I'm frustrated all over again and thinking "He'll never learn to swim!". At least I have not got in any more rows at the swimming pool over the Princes Parade planning application.

This weekend we are planning to go to the cinema for the Ninjago movie, and some swimming. We're going to Folkestone where there are NO slides and NO inflatables and NO FUN and we're going to make him swim.
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