This evening I watched yet another TV program about Stonehenge, and again the artist impressions and animations show how in history it was a full circle of stones all with capping stones. This idea that the circle was completed doesn’t ring true to me, I have read and seen that in certain circumstances the stones from ancient monuments have been stolen, quarried away to be recycled into local buildings, it happens lots, where a castle or fortification is used as simply gained building supplies, but at Stonehenge, some of the largest stones are missing totally, and then in some cases the topping stones are missing totally from the still standing large stones, if the site was used as a source of stone by some local family, they surely would have started their stealing, by removing the smaller stones first, yet a large number of the smaller blue stones still exist, so why would anyone ever start by breaking apart and carrying off the largest stones? or by removing the capping stones from the top of existing standing stones, and leave the similar sized Blue stones.
If your building a barn, or your building a wall, and your seriously considering whether to open your own quarry, or bring your own stone from 25 miles away, or.. should i steal a few of those large stones from that old circle of stones, why would you then start by removing the larger or harder gained stone…. you would just use the smaller blue stones first, and when they were totally used up, built into walls or your new house, then you might then consider how to get the other larger stones broken up and into useable sizes…
I think Stonehenge was never finished, it has never been a full circle of stones, as is always suggested by the experts.
Just spent an hour or more trying to figure out how to reset the administration password on a Lacie backup network drive, the Lacie website was useless, eventually found a forum post by someone who had suffered the same ‘lost password’ issue, so incase it helps someone else – heres the ‘how to rest admin password for Lacie network drive to a factory default reset’..
To fix it try the following:
1. Turn NAS power switch to off position.
2. Unplug power cord. Wait for harddisk to spin down.
3. Plug power back in.
4. Turn on NAS power switch, within 2 secs turn back off, then immediately back on. (basically making it do a factory reset again)
This should return your Lacie Networkspace to a factory default working condition again, with the password reset to admin / admin.
Just had to have someone call to remove a massive wasps nest from inside the canopy over our front door, he said the next has probably been there for a few months, I cannot see how we missed it untill today, when all of a sudden there were thousands of wasps outside the front of the house, which we then managed to trace where they were going to, through a small hole beneath the tiles into the hollow of the overdoor canopy.
Maybe the last few days of rain had kept them all inside the nest and this afternoon they all decided to have a hover party outside the house, all at once.
So having had a guy kill the nest and all that was inside the canopy, we now have all the ones that were on fly about arriving back finding the nest dead and now they are buzzing around like mad things very pissed off.
I must get the gallery system on the newton-le-willows website up and running over xmas, I turned it off when it started to error a few months ago, and just have not found the time to get it working again, but I will find time over the xmas break.
Have lately been trying a new drug to get my psoriasis under control, psoriasis has plagued me now for about 15 years, most of the time I suffer with over 70% of my skin effected by psoriasis, I have probably spent around 8 months worth, or more, of the last 15 years as a hospital inpatiant because of it.
Well, all’s changed, recently I have been allowed access to a new drug, this new (to me) treatment is just brilliant, its self injected, every two weeks, which is a little disconcerting at first, but easy enough to do, a course of the drugs lasts 16 weeks, and I was pretty much clear of psoriasis by the 8th week, and by the 12th week I would say I only have a few small patches of psoriasis, and all this is almost without using topical treatments like Dovabet, 50/50 and the rest of the crap that just ruins your life, which I could quite easily use a tub of 50/50 every other day previose to this new drug.
So I am just starting my second 16 week course, and I have my fingers X’d that all goes well, and that the psoriasis can manage to stay away.
Of course the drug, which I forgot to mention is called Humira or ‘adalimumab’, has some pretty serious side effects, so that even the top few lines of the drug companies own website says
"Serious infections have happened in patients taking HUMIRA. These infections include tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some of these serious infections have been fatal."
Its that last word, ‘Fatal’ which worries me loads, Humira seems to have side effect issues which allow certain cancers to develop? I suppose with the many lifetimes worth of PUVA and UVB/A that I have had over the years, I should be quite wary of skin cancers, but to be honest, it feels so great to just have some normal skin again, I reckon Its worth the risks.
While chatting with a pal yesterday, he mentioned something which I think is a brilliant idea.
Why doesn’t the Council for each area of the UK, each constituency, which sends an MP to sit in the House of Commons buy a property in London, and from then on that property will always be used as the home for which ever M.P. they have elected to represent that Constituency at Government.
In this way, no single M.P. would profit by getting Interest Payments on any personal property, it will stop M.P’s keeping for eternity the furnishings and fittings that they manage to get through their expenses on that personal property.
The Constituency owned London property would be an asset on the Council books/accounts, and all expenses, furnishings will belong for all time to the Constituency.
There would be no home flipping, because they will always have their own home, and have to pay their own home costs, there could be no arguements then over needing a propety in the London area, and the local Council would have full transparency over the costs of housing their M.P. at Westminster.
This afternoon, I have thrown together a Gallery Latest entries Module, this is for installing as a module into Joomla, not as a gallery plugin into Sobi2, its not pretty code, but it seems to work ok, it was hacked together using parts from other components, the Sobi2 Vscroller Module, the Joomla latest News Module and other bits of php from around the web.
It allows you to set the number of colums and rows of images that you want to display ina block, and set the width of the module, each image links through to the details page of the particular Sobi2 entry.
Backup your site and database before you even think to use it, I have only tested it on Joomla 1.0.15 with Sobi2 from v220.127.116.11 to latest v2.9.0, this only works if you have Joomla with Sobi2 Component and the Sobi2 Gallery Plugin installed.
Try it, and if you hack at it and improve on it, please send me a copy of your update.