Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:05 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Managed to get my tv to load a bit of unsupported software so it can be controlled by Alexa. Pointless exercise, granted, but it’s still oddly rewarding to make a bit of kit do something it isn’t meant to be able to.


Went upstairs and went into the dark bedroom with my arms completely full of boxes and said 'Google, turn on the bedroom lights' and she did - also completely pointless, but ever so satisfying.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:11 pm

Aye, the light-controlling stuff, whilst a total waste of money, is curiously cool. Being able to remote-switch the lights off in the kids rooms is pretty useful - I've programmed our eldest's echo dot to switch on her lights and play Heart FM (her favourite station) at 7am, then off again at 7:45am.

I've also configured all the lamps in the TV rooms to automatically dim when you start watching a movie, and fade them back on again when you pause or finish watching, which is just about the coolest thing in the world.

I do need to get some zigbee switches and faders, though, as voice-controls can be a bit unreliable sometimes, especially since I have a mix of philips & ikea bulbs.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:15 pm

My observation is that, having used Alexa and a Google Home Hub, is that the speech recognition on Google is far superior. You don't ever have to change to change your intonation/volume etc. - she just understands.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:29 pm

I think the problem was down to me naming the group of lights "bedroom lights", the overhead light "bedroom light" and her table lamp "bedroom lamp", so when I tell it "bedroom lights off" it isn't sure if I mean the group of lights or the overhead light.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 pm

S-H wrote:"Where's my ****ing caviar, bitch!"


Clearly forms part of every safe and successful weight-loss program.

Anyway, the best time was when she got up to leave the room, he sprinted from the other side of the room, jumped onto the sofa arm and bit her on the arse. I have never felt more love for another being as I felt for the cat at that moment.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby S-H on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:34 pm

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby S-H on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:57 pm

https://twitter.com/WestHamUtd/status/1080589979464675330

This wonderful moment captured last night.

Just look how much it means to the lad, just lovely.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:35 pm

S-H wrote:https://twitter.com/WestHamUtd/status/1080589979464675330

This wonderful moment captured last night.

Just look how much it means to the lad, just lovely.


Great stuff SH. Apparently they came down from Scotland which makes it even better.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Getting a new Garmin GPS watch for under £20 instead of the rrp of £170, using my health insurance discount & rebate.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:35 pm

Anyone want to buy a hardly used 2015 Garmin Forerunner 15 with 2 charging cradles for £20? PM me if you're interested.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:38 pm

S-H wrote:https://twitter.com/WestHamUtd/status/1080589979464675330

This wonderful moment captured last night.

Just look how much it means to the lad, just lovely.


that made me smile much more than cats and caviar and ****ing light dimming
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:40 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:that made me smile much more than cats and caviar and ****ing light dimming


I'd argue some kid's dream coming true hardly constitutes a "little thing".
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby S-H on Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 am

The Scousers ringing into Talk Sport this morning.

"Kompany should have been sent off"

"The ball definitly crossed the line"

"City were so lucky"

"The ref gave us nothing"

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby stuboy on Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 am

Finding a paper from Feb 1956 under some old lino in an old fitted cupboard in the house.

The Sunday Graphic.

Turned straight to the sport section, WH 4th from bottom of the old 2nd division. :arry:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby S-H on Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:16 pm

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Monkeybubbles on Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:22 pm

S-H wrote:https://twitter.com/WestHamUtd/status/1080589979464675330

This wonderful moment captured last night.

Just look how much it means to the lad, just lovely.


And yet when I run up to a kid and take my shirt off.....
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby jastons on Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:And yet when I run up to a kid and take my shirt off.....


You are Luke Chadwick and I claim my £5
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby bubbles1966 on Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:26 pm

HRH Mrs Bubbs bought me some headphones for Christmas - I think she's telling me something about my musical taste - but I love them!

Music crystal clear on vinyl/laptop etc - soap operas shut out. Absolute result. :thup:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:41 pm

Fixed the blender with a spare repair kit I bought about 8 years ago, but had the prescience to blu-tack to the blender base, knowing I'd need it one day.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU_Del on Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:33 pm

Two new software packages at work have customisable desktops, including changing the colour of backgrounds, text etc.
Claret, blue, and white all over then!
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