Nov. 14th, 2016 02:35 pm
wellinghall: (Wellinghall)
My current phone (a Samsung Galaxy Note 2) is nearly four years old, and showing its age. I have replaced the battery, which has helped; but for the last few weeks, the phone often hasn't been charging properly (with either battery). Is it worth (trying to) get it repaired, or will it need replacing soon anyway?


Oct. 10th, 2016 06:57 pm
wellinghall: (Goldie)
Saturday's, er, "incident" meant that we had water bubbling up from the ground against the wall of our house for 29 hours or so. Do I need to worry* that it might have damaged the bricks / mortar / anything else?

*Okay, this is me we're talking about; I'm going to worry anyway. Maybe the question should be, how much do I need to worry?


Aug. 21st, 2014 04:02 pm
wellinghall: (Default)
I've got a four-hour-plus train journey home ahead of me, and I am already tired, cranky, headachy and generally achy. I've just had two paracetamol ( tylenol ), and I have got a bottle of water*. Any other ideas on how to make the journey just that bit more bearable?

*Autocomplete suggested "wine".

Posted via m.livejournal.com.

wellinghall: (Honey badger)
I need to buy some new shoes, but I have a problem - I use special insoles, and I find it difficult to find shoes that are deep enough to accommodate these. Any ideas as to shops or brands I might try?


Aug. 9th, 2012 05:37 pm
wellinghall: (Al)
1) How common were cars with automatic gearboxes in the US in 1953? And in 1961?

2) I think we need a new wireless router. Any points I need to consider? Any recommendations? Any anti-recommendations?


Jun. 30th, 2012 07:40 pm
wellinghall: (Mosquito)
Can anyone recommend a reasonable all-in-one printer / scanner / copier?
wellinghall: (Alex)
I'm trying to find an xkcd cartoon. Someone is locked out, and is trying a number of technologically-advanced and esoteric ways of getting in touch with their flatmate; but hasn't thought to ring the doorbell. Any ideas?

ETA: Now solved, by the estimable [livejournal.com profile] ladyofastolat.


Feb. 18th, 2012 06:53 pm
wellinghall: (Bespoke)
Poirot (for instance) usually seems to have a cord round his neck and chest. Does anyone know what this would be for?


Feb. 4th, 2012 10:25 am
wellinghall: (Lemming)
What is the best way of cleaning a laptop screen? (Or rather, two laptop screens? ;-) )


Nov. 27th, 2011 09:25 am
wellinghall: (Cook)
I would like a very small light, to place inside a translucent bowl, and so light it up from the inside. The bowl is approx 1.5" tall by 2.5" wide at the top. There is no mains power accessible where it currently is, so I would prefer something battery powered if possible.

How should I do this?


Aug. 23rd, 2011 05:59 pm
wellinghall: (Honey badger)
Um, I'm still dithering about a new phone ...

a) Blackberry-type-thing with keys, or something with just a touchscreen?

b) How easy are either of these to actually type with? (for the purposes of, say, sending a text or updating Facebook / LJ).

c) Pay as you go or contract?

d) How much data allowance should I get?

Please help!


Aug. 13th, 2011 05:10 pm
wellinghall: (Terracotta)
How can I copy my old messages and addresses from Thunderbird on my old PC to Thunderbird on my new laptop?


Jul. 9th, 2011 03:39 pm
wellinghall: (Al)
Who or what are the five lamp boys?

"Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door
The five lamp boys were coming on strong"

Rat Trap, Boomtown Rats


Jun. 5th, 2011 12:04 pm
wellinghall: (The Inn)
(1) Our front door used to have a srip running along its base, on the exterior side, just above the bottom; to catch the rain and shed it outwards, so it didn't run down into the gap between the door and the frame. It has now disappeared, and I'd like to replace it. There are three small holes in the door, which it clips into.

Does anyone know where I can get one / what it's called?

(2) On the M42 south of Birmingham, there are signs saying, "Pollution controlled penstock." Does anyone know what these are?
wellinghall: (Polar cub)
I am thinking of replacing:
- my mobile phone (around seven years old, very basic even by the standards of the time I bought it, and with a failing battery)
- our laptop (two years old, hard drive filling up, DVD drive broken so I'm currently using an external one).

I still don't use my mobile a great deal, but more than I used to. I don't need the latest and greatest model, but I am a bit envious when I see phones that can handle more than just voice and text!

Latop: I don't do any gaming or video editing, or indeed anything that's very processor intensive, but I need a reasonably sized hard drive for photos and music. I might want to get both a reasonably large desktop replacement, and a netbook.

So - any recommendations? Any anti-recommendations? Advice on make / model / spec / network / anything else would all be appreciated.



Mar. 19th, 2011 02:08 pm
wellinghall: (Puffin)
What does the Latin word "fratercula" mean, as in the Atlantic Puffin, fratercula articula?


Jan. 29th, 2011 07:38 am
wellinghall: (Purdeys)
What should I do today, to take my mind off things?

ETA: On Saturday, we went to Westbury on Trym, to the Oxfam bookshop and for a bite to eat.
On Sunday, we went to Bristol Zoo, which was excellent.


Jan. 17th, 2011 05:08 pm
wellinghall: (Taylor)
We are thinking of getting eReaders, particularly with various short- and long- haul trips that are coming up over the next few months. What experience have you had of them so far?

I have used two very briefly - [livejournal.com profile] kargicq's (though I can't remember what it was), and a colleague's Kindle (which half my FList seem to have had for Christmas!) I liked them both.


Jan. 14th, 2011 08:28 pm
wellinghall: (Al)
What is the best way of cleaning earphones?

More generally - my MP3 player has been getting quieter (ie, I've been needing to tun it up louder). And ideas?

ETA: It's not my ears (or at least, not just my ears), because [livejournal.com profile] adaese's earphones are much louder!


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