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    I have used Google Drive to store some files. I had Google Drive installed on my personal computers. Then, mysteriously, Google Drive disappeared and "Backup and Sync from Google" replaced it, along with a bunch of annoying features that I had to manually disable. Now I get notice that I should migrate my "Backup and Sync from Google" account to "Google Drive for Desktop." What's next, "Sync and Backup from Google"? These are the idiots that are going to take over the world?
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    I'm manically hooked on the Norwegian folk rock band "Gåte", and other traditional folkmusic too. The music seems to evoke an old Norwegian spirit in me. Called a vocal coach who teaches traditional singing and will soon have a lesson. It's a bit exhausting to have your brain play back songs all the time, but it might be good for something.

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    Worried about our holiday in a country cottage 200 miles away now that petrol is under pressure from panic buying. Should we set off and chance it? I just hope the situation will be a bit better in 10 days time.
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    Worried about our holiday in a country cottage 200 miles away now that petrol is under pressure from panic buying. Should we set off and chance it? I just hope the situation will be a bit better in 10 days time.
    Just saw a post on another forum re petrol problems, a super market had long queue whereas a Shell station across the road had no queue, is saving a few pence at the supermarket worth the hassle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Just saw a post on another forum re petrol problems, a super market had long queue whereas a Shell station across the road had no queue, is saving a few pence at the supermarket worth the hassle?
    Not for me, it wouldn't be.

    We have a local Facebook forum that puts up members' experience of local petrol stations. One reported that a Tesco in a York shopping park had only got 'momentum' left, which is apparently more expensive.

    However, an hour or two later the whole thing was closed, suggesting that more expensive fuel will be snapped up when that's all that's left and people are worried.
    Last edited by Ingélou; Sep-27-2021 at 16:04.
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    A while back, Elder Son smashed his wrist in a climbing (well, falling) accident. Much pain and anxiety later, he had surgery to rebuild it, including 3 long pins to hold all the bits together while they mend. Today, after weeks of pain, frustration, itching, worrying, he was due to have the op to take the pins out. Aaaand...cancelled at the last minute. So now he's deeply miserable. And desperate to be able to get back to playing his guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Fairlea View Post
    Today, after weeks of pain, frustration, itching, worrying, he was due to have the op to take the pins out. Aaaand...cancelled at the last minute. So now he's deeply miserable. And desperate to be able to get back to playing his guitar.
    I'm very sorry to hear this and hope he will will have the surgery re-scheduled soon. It's very hard to wait for an operation like this, I know from experience. Best wishes for your son's recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    ^ The blight of modern society - selfishness.
    It's certainly one of them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjetil Heggelund View Post
    I'm manically hooked on the Norwegian folk rock band "Gåte", and other traditional folkmusic too. The music seems to evoke an old Norwegian spirit in me. Called a vocal coach who teaches traditional singing and will soon have a lesson. It's a bit exhausting to have your brain play back songs all the time, but it might be good for something.
    Yes, I caught your post (with vid) on another thread. Intriguing. Might have to track some of their stuff down. Don’t understand a word of it, but it sounds cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    Worried about our holiday in a country cottage 200 miles away now that petrol is under pressure from panic buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjetil Heggelund View Post
    I'm manically hooked on the Norwegian folk rock band "Gåte", and other traditional folkmusic too. The music seems to evoke an old Norwegian spirit in me. Called a vocal coach who teaches traditional singing and will soon have a lesson. It's a bit exhausting to have your brain play back songs all the time, but it might be good for something.
    Well, that took a bit of doing but I found two CDs at a reasonable price. Both are winging their way to me, one from Switzerland and the other from Germany. Seems Gåte translates to Riddle, so I learned something. I don’t know much about Norway apart from the fact that Monty Python’s parrot comes from there and that the country is a kind of decorative border for Sweden. I’m sure it’s old news to you, but I’ll share it anyway, just in case. I discovered Eivør a couple of years ago and have been collecting her music since. She has a very interesting vocal style, singing in Faroese, Icelandic and English. I think Slør is my favourite of her albums.

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    Better get back on topic and do some moaning since that’s what the thread is apparently for. Had to drive 350 miles last night. I wasn’t impressed that it snowed all the way. It’s not supposed to snow in September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS View Post
    Had to drive 350 miles last night. I wasn’t impressed that it snowed all the way.
    Is this in Canada?
    Last edited by Roger Knox; Sep-29-2021 at 01:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knox View Post
    Is this in Canada?
    Yes. Northern Yukon. Still shouldn’t snow though. Doesn’t seem long since we had 24 hour daylight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS View Post
    Yes. Northern Yukon. Still shouldn’t snow though. Doesn’t seem long since we had 24 hour daylight.
    10 weeks ago it would get dark here close to 10 pm. Tonight it got dark before 8. It is slower opening up in the spring and fast closing in in the fall.
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