I'm a...14 Nov 2021I'm a... I'm a Geek, I'm a Geek, I'm a Geek...I love The Who's song, "I'm a Boy". It's a tale about someone asserting their sexuality, in the face of his mother's insistence that her son be a girl, not a boy.Anyway, my Mum had no idea that her son would turn out this way. I did well at school, and was good at maths, English and science. But, heavens above, what happened?On a gorgeous, bright November Saturday, when normal people are out doing normal things like (I'm guessing here...) shopping, golfing, horseriding, walking... what does Mac do instead? He spends 6 hours writing a pie chart for Lemonrock, showing the percentage of gigs in each UK county.Some will call this sad. Some will label him as a lonely, introverted obsessive.That's very kind of them.I love my pie chart.https://www.lemonrock.com/gigsbyregion.php___Mac, I'm a boy... and a geek (apparently)
Tools1 Nov 2021Tools So, my Dad died, and left some online accounts.One of these was his Apple account. He had an iPad, an iPhone and an iMac. Not an unusual consumer, probably.After some trouble, we managed to get his account deleted.Then, I tried to erase his iPhone, so that I could sell it. It was in excellent condition; hardly used, in fact.As my Dad no longer had an Apple account, the iPhone would not permit the phone to be erased.Luckily, I found this super tool on the Internet to reset it. It's called a 2 pound Lump Hammer.All you have to do is put the iPhone in a plastic bag, and place the plastic bag on a hard surface outside.You then use the Lump Hammer to reset the iPhone. Safety goggles are strongly advised.It only took about a minute. To make extra sure that it was reset, I turned it over a couple of times during the resetting, and I peeked inside the bag a few times to check that the process was being accomplished to my satisfaction.If anyone else wants their iPhone reset in this way, I will be happy to do it for free. Please be aware that not all shops in your area might accept an iPhone that has been reset in this manner. If in doubt, please check with them first. Alternatively, the precious metals may be recycled at your local recycling centre.___Mac, Apple Expert___* Just in case the irony wasn't obvious, the headline "Tools" is deliberately ambiguous. In the UK, a "tool" is someone (or a company, I daresay) who lacks common sense, and is generally a blundering idiot. Just saying. No company name explicitly mentioned in this addendum.
You're Welcome28 Oct 2021You're Welcome Why is Lemonrock better than Facebook?For those of you who don't know: as an outsider to Facebook (meaning that you don't spend your precious time scrolling through targetted ads), you will be challenged to join Facebook before they will show you the page/band/place you're interested in. That's how they work: "You want this info? Fine, give us your personal details and your attention." The Facebook Mindset.The Lemonrock Mindset?If you want to find out about bands, venues and gigs, there's no form to fill in, no agreement to sign, no commitment, and no fee. Our gig guide is free to use. We ask nothing of you.That's because Lemonrock respects your privacy, and, furthermore, actually wants you to be happy*.___Mac, purveyor of musical happiness___* instead of purposely dividing you into bickering factions in the name of profit.
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