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that was fun for a few hours when it came out on a humble bundle (me too bundle???) a year or two ago.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Poking characters into the keyboard buffer is a good way to automate an external application. It has worked in DOS and all windows OSes including XP. But now I have Win 7 and every time I tried to use it I get Denied!
Does anybody know of a workaround since sendkeys doesn't work anymore?
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Older listeners may remember this tale[^] from March of last year, the important bit is the parking ticket.
Well I appealed, and several months later they turned down the appeal. So I waited for the Notice To Owner to turn up so I could make a formal appeal.
This didn't turn up, but I did eventually (July last year) receive a Charge Notice demanding immediate payment of £105. I wrote back to tell them I hadn't received the proper paperwork and they could bog off (or politer words to that effect).
Next thing I know is earlier on this year when I received a letter from a firm of hired goons bailiffs saying they were coming to recover a debt of £225, and a week or so later one turned up on my door.
He wanted £340 and I told him to bugger off as I didn't owe the debt, proper procedure hadn't been followed, and so on and so forth. He said it didn't matter what I did, they were going to get money or stuff from me.
Over the next few months I sent them many messages, they responded with threats, repeatedly said there was nothing I could do to halt their actions or avoid the debt, and turned up a couple of times, the debt rising to over £600.
Then 9 days ago a bailiff turned up at my door whilst I was at work, was extremely unpleasant to my wife, and said he was going to return with a locksmith, force entry, and take stuff away to the value of £862.
I raced home, phoned the bailiffs who said there was nothing I could do to avoid removal of my goods other than payment in full. My FIL suggested ringing the council and speaking to someone at the parking office for advice, which I did. They were very helpful and said I should ring the Traffic Enforcement Centre and ask to make a Late Witness Statement, which I also did.
Phoned the bailiffs to say I was doing this and could they hold off. They said no, they were coming for my stuff. The bailiff then phoned me back to say he would be at my house in half an hour and would be charging me £275 for the locksmith and removal van.
I phoned the council who agreed to get the bailiffs to suspend action to give them time to receive my appeal.
Today I got a letter from the court.
The parking notice has been cancelled.
Today, is a bloody good day.
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.