This is a scan of the photograph I took in Smoo Cave, I think it was in 1989. It was so dark I could barely see where the light was coming in. The camera, a Pentax, suggested a setting of maximum aperture and a shutter speed of 4 seconds. I held the camera at an angle using a fence for support. I didn't have much film to use so I only took 1 shot.
Typical, I went out on a walk without my camera and as usual something comes up that would have been good to photograph. Today there was a kingfisher on the Water of Leith, we watched it for a while and even saw it dive into the water and catch a fish.
I only had my phone so the image is a bit blurred.
Step 1. heat the back to soften the glue and remove the cover.
Step 2. remove all the screws and remove the housing.
Step 3. unplug the connections and replace the board.
Then put it all back together.
I plugged the phone in and it seems to be working fine.
Much cheaper than a new phone.
My wife and I have both had the same model of phone for just over 2 years and strangely they are both having problems with the USB port. Charging is taking ages and when plugged into the PC the option to transfer data is gone.
We were not planning on changing phones so I thought I'll fix it myself.
A replacement charging port board was only £17.50 Inc. delivery.
How hard could it be?
What's this?? A shooting in Texas? Where infants are allowed to concealed carry? A state where all kinds of "good guys with guns" live?
I thought the "point" of all these gun laws was to have so many good guys with guns around that no one would do this, and if they did, the "good guys" would take care of the situation.
It's almost as if that was all BULLSHIT to make more profits for the gun industry, by selling guns to terrified (of their own shadow) conservative man-babies.
We were supposed to have a plasterer over to work on our conservatory roof conversion last Saturday but he didn't turn up. He didn't turn up on Monday either. The guy in charge told us yesterday that he had Covid 19 but he didn't want to tell anyone.
I think he wanted to keep working so as not to lose money. He had to let people know in the end though as he is now seriously ill.
I hope he gets better soon but it's people like that who put us all at risk and make more lock downs likely.
Latest corporate misunderstanding that privacy is their gift.
No, I will not allow third party cookies just to comply with your desire for privacy over-reach.
This is on a government supplier website, the supplier being "entrusted" with blood samples for 5 years.
Scottish Parliament Elections
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The deadline for registering, enabling you to vote in the Scottish Parliament Elections, is Monday, April 19th.
Your vote could make a difference.
Something new I learned. Today is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Baugé. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baug%C3%A9
My favourite bit is:
"On hearing of the Scottish victory, Pope Martin V passed comment by reiterating a common medieval saying, that "Verily, the Scots are well-known as an antidote to the English."
A good petition for any UK resident (and UK citizens overseas) to sign.
I set up a tracker graph also: https://petition-track.uk/check-petition/579012
Petition: Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/579012
Using the free time to explore, by foot, bike and canoe.
My current spaceship is a Faulcon DeLacy Krait MKII (it has a coffee machine).
I can't play drums.
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