With the politicians on holiday, most likely claiming expenses for the trip, the newsworthy items that dominate the papers drops away. The media desperately fill their pages with dross, sometimes interesting, mostly dross. Today we read of the contents of a footballers suitcase, the charges Amazon is adding, expensive houses or boats and as many sex stories and deaths as they can find. Holiday reading indeed!
This of course limits the excuses to rant about unfairness, bad government and other nasty goings on that would not occur if people made me the nations favourite tyrant. Sadly that position has not yet been offered to me, but I live in hope.
So I am digging out the old photos, that one above taken along the coast near Mallaig in 1985 I reckon, and reading some of the booklets I brought back from the museum today. I had them on the desk in front of me to read but people kept coming in! I had no chance to read, if it wasn't kids doing the Medieval week it was folks phoning to book for a future workshop. Tsk! Some folks don't care do they? The kids however love what they do, and that's really good.
I have also spent much of the last few days attempting to remove an unwelcome visitor, 'webcake.' This, and several others, came in when I downloaded a supposedly virus free item from 'CNET.' I failed to read the 'terms and conditions,' who does read them, and there CNET insist you accept webcake. This horrid brute offers you pop-up ads, blocks the connection on browsers to the proxy connection and takes ages to remove. In the end, having run malwares, Avast, Spybot, I used this advice and by using 'ADW' and 'JRT,' i managed to remove most. It may well be I have lost other things also but so far not much has gone wrong. Oh yes, a bit remained even so and I left the machine on overnight as 'Windows Defender' ran through everything, taking ELEVEN HOURS to complete the job, but the last nasty left. Or at least I hope so. It is not a Virus, but Adware, Malware possibly, and it slows the machine, annoys you if 'ADBlockPlus' is not used and should be banned I say. That's the last time I use CNET. On one of my email accounts I have suddenly began to receive 60-100 spam a day offering me 'enlargement!' Tsk! With that account it is difficult to hinder spam, but I am getting rid of that slowly.
Always wise to run checks on the PC weekly, especially after adding software.