Still Alive!

Just saying πŸ˜‰

After a rush of shit to the brain, and following another site’s report that they got hacked through WordPress, I decided to give my blogs a bit of attention.

Not much attention, but they’re now up to date.

Still very much active on G+, feel free to add me to your Circles (but don’t expect me to add yo uback if all you do is spam) ;P

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More Neglect!

I’m doing most bloggy things on G+ because it’s faster and easier… so why not go visit?

My Google+ Page

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I’ve been neglecting this site lately in favour of social media but I’m going to post some updates later.Β  Mainly pets in and out but maybe some other stuff. Depends on time πŸ™‚

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R.I.P. Stewie

Our oldest hamster, almost 3 years old, passed away today. He’s been flagging for a few days but today finally lost the battle πŸ™

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R.I.P. Chopra

A very active hamster right up until the end, but this morning he was found in his wheel as stiff as a board πŸ™

We’ll miss you little pal!

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Meet Buster


This post is long overdue!

We had Buster back at the end of January when he was 6 weeks old. He’s loveable, playful and totally nuts!

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Say Hello To Bluebell

Bluebell the Siberian hamster

This is Bluebell, chosen and named by my eldest daughter Ceri. I was going to leave the photo until tomorrow but I saw her so still on the top level of her cage and totally unresponsive when I picked her up so I started to worry… until my younger daughter, Courtney, mentioned her name close up and she woke up! What a sound sleeper she is!

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Catch up!

I’ve been neglecting this part of my web experience so here’s a catchup.

In the time since I last posted we’ve lost two pets: Bluey the budgie and Caramel the hamster. We won’t be getting any more budgies but we do have a new hamster and she will appear in the next post.

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I’ve been using Waze since the end of July and while it’s a good idea I’m losing the will to carry on, and here’s why:

Since joining, almost every time I actually have the time to edit maps the map editor is down. This was initially due to the Amazon crash which stopped me editing anything for the first 5 days of my week off. It’s down again as I type. Updates are taking far, far too long to go live making testing anything you’ve actually done a very lengthy process.

There is absolutely no consistence or logic to roundabouts. The ones I’m referring to all look find on the map, with all exits and entries showing the correct in/out paths, yet out on the road (even though the map display shows the correct route) the voice and the action icon shows completely different. Some roundabouts will tell me to turn left, go straight or turn right, while others will tell me to take the nth exit. Some will tell me to turn left, when it’s straight on or right. There’s no rhyme or reason to which one does which. I was about to delete and recreate the local roundabouts to see if it makes a difference, but am unable to do so due to editor problems.

False reports
I’m sure people are using Waze when travelling by bus, giving false speed and traffic reports. I’ve also noticed GPS tracks where someone is obviously on a train.

Base maps (UK)
These are a complete mess. I know it’s just starting out but they really are all over the place. Again, a total lack of consistency throughout. Major examples are one way sections of road crossing over dual carriageways, overlaid roads where the map editor isn’t merging new entries correctly, etc.

Rogue editors
I had to spend over half an hour during the last spell I had editing the maps, due to an editor who completely messed up one junction, meaning it was impossible to be routed the correct paths, and he locked the roads  making editing awkward. He even had carriageway ramps for normal left turns!

I know it’s still developing, but the task ahead is monumental! I’m now looking for a good reason to keep using it because I feel like I’m going nowhere.

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Meet Jack

Yesterday we were asked if we could adopt a female guinea pig, so we agreed. Today she arrived, only she’s not she, but he!

So, meet Jack. He’s 5 months old and very friendly… especially where Rose is concerned! πŸ˜‰

Jack the piggy


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