21 Nov 2017

And Then A Budget...

With my building excitement thinking of the imminent budget, I thought I’d creep through the mists of time and locate an old post featuring my silly plan for tax. Enjoy - and enjoy{?} the coming budget. Me? I can hardly contain myself. Oh the joy of incontinent pants...

   While visiting another dimension earlier today, I thought of a cunning plan. A cunning and childish plan. So childish be the cunning plan that it may well baffle the boys and girls of the Lower Sixth.
  
What do the boys and girls continually tell us all down her? That school children have no wish to learn. Our workers have no wish to advance. Our benefits system is too generous. Nobody wants to 'put out' to 'get on'.
  
So lets simplify things by having just two tax rates, say 15% and 30%. The object of the game would then be to get a job and really put out and fight for promotion so's to break through the high tax bracket.
  
'What?' I hear you say, 'Who want's to work hard just to pay more tax?' And therein lies the rub of this cunning plan. A total reverse of the system, see? Because it'll be the low paid wot pay 30% tax!! Study, work hard and fight for advancement to get that rise and get to keep more of your money as your income increases and you break into the 15% tax bracket.
  
There you have it; now that's what I call rewarding effort with an incentive to achieve and keep on achieving so you don't risk getting bumped back to the 30% zone.
  
Kids studying like fury to get all the knowledge and good sustificates, I say again, good sustificates, they can to give themselves the best chance out there in wonderland and minimise their time paying 30% Tax. Workers giving it their all to win promotion or working all the overtime there is to get into the 15% tax bracket thus getting to keep more of their money to spend on stuff. Stuff that needs to be built, creating more openings and overtime for other people building stuff, creating more people in the 15% bracket giving them more money to spend on stuff, creating more demand, creating more openings and overtime for stuff builders. Win – win – win out there in the world while our educational standards reach dizzying heights of excellence.

Told you it was a tad childish. But... Three wins? You can add a fourth as it’d surely tip the loony left right over the edge.

Finally, for those interested, Lilly Was Here will soon be in my jukebox over there on the left.

The above finally was the first in a series of two this being the second and final finally. Something by Toni Childs, her of the powerfully great voice, for poor ol’ Zimbabwe. Sure hope that fellow’s up to speed with his pension contributions. Say wot now? Oh.

            

Okay, one more then I’ll stop my fussin’. Wot a voice.

Quote;  William Feather.

“A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.”

19 Nov 2017

And Then, A Little More CSS...

Further to the last post which seems like a long time ago but, hay, I’m flat out like a lizard drinking here, the good Ripper has added another bit of code to give the tabs  nice rounded upper corners. Now that may not sound like a big deal but it’s a fine move if, in previous versions of Firefox, you’d rounded ‘em to meet your personalisation requirements as, indeed, had I. Now, I find it just helps my old eyes see exactly wot tab I’m ‘working in’ before doing that clicky thingy to close unwanted tabs.

Anyhoo, here’s the code as provided by Ripper;

/*
* Put rounded corners on tabs
*/
.tab-background {
border-radius: 10px 10px 0px 0px !important;
border-image: none !important;
}
.tab-line {
display: none;
}

All you need to do is open your Profile folder as before, find the chrome folder, open it, open userChrome.css then copy the bit above and paste it directly below any code already there so it will then look like wot’s below including the lower Tab bar code. Close and reopen Fox. JD.

/* Puts tabs on the bottom */
#TabsToolbar {
  -moz-box-ordinal-group: 2;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #888 !important;
}
#nav-bar{ border-top-width: 0px !important; }
/*
* Put rounded corners on tabs
*/
.tab-background {
border-radius: 10px 10px 0px 0px !important;
border-image: none !important;
}
.tab-line {
display: none;
}

Finally, if you always have many, many tabs open and you’d like less width to your tabs, glue this below all the above and set the figures for min-width and max-width to your preferred values.

.tabbrowser-tab:not([pinned])
{
  min-width: 100px !important;
  max-width: 200px !important;
}

I also see that the + on the Tab Bar to open a new ‘blank’ tab, that I couldn’t previously see, has mysteriously appeared. I really do need to get out more next week.

Quote; ??

“It’s not a bug – it’s an undocumented feature.”

16 Nov 2017

And Then, FF-57...

All you folk wot use Firefox for your Inter-Wave surfing will be aware that a couple of days ago it made a ‘huge leap’ from version 56 to 57.

First thing I noticed was that it do seem a good bit faster. Or they slowed down version 56 so that everyone will be giggly happy with 57.

Anyhoo, the first rattle out of the box was one I was expecting which was the demise of the add-on Sage RSS Feed Reader which, sadly, was my go to sidebar of a coffee time in the morning. Wot I done did find after a little trial and delete, was Feedbro. It imports opml but Sage exports in html so I had to populate Feedbro from scratch. It didn’t take long and if you try it do some digging through the settings an’ such as I now quite like it. Works just fine. So far.

The next thing I found, or rather didn’t find, having done that ‘personalise’ stuff through the FF settings, was a way to move the tab bar down below the address bar. Probably doesn’t bother most folk but, if like me, it irritates you, try this wot I found out there and I had to search many places, take the bits I understood, keep it and continue looking. Eventually, I got to this wot’s below wot I’ve simplified for simple folk like me.

First thing to do is open Note Pad and copy this blue bit, as is, and past it into Note Pad;

/* Puts tabs on the bottom */
#TabsToolbar {
   -moz-box-ordinal-group: 2;
   border-bottom: 1px solid #888 !important; 
}
#nav-bar{ border-top-width: 0px !important; }

Then save it some place you’ll remember giving it this name;
userChrome.css

Now you need to find your Firefox profile folder and if you’re not sure where it is, do this. To open the currently used profile copy and paste this about:support in the Firefox address-bar and in the page that opens look down the blue column and you’ll see ‘Profile Folder’ and to the right, ‘Open Folder’. Click on this and you’ll find the path to the profile in use. Look for a folder in that Profile called ‘chrome’. If there isn’t one just add a new folder and name it chrome.

Once you find or have created the chrome folder, just copy/cut and paste the userChrome.css file you prepared earlier into it. Restart Firefox 57 and the tab bar will/should be below the address bar.

Hope it works for you, assuming you’re picky about where the tab bar is. Say what? Didn’t work? No idea then as it worked on two ‘puters for me. Never mind; there’ll be an app along to do it before too long...

Quote;  ??

“If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0”


13 Nov 2017

And Then, No Surprise...

I’m guessing you’ve all seen the latest LBQUERTY stuff that’s hit the news, right? The church bit about boys being allowed to wear girl stuff doesn’t surprise me as they themselves have been wearing long frocks for, like ever so it’d be hard for them to object.

But the teacher in deep do-do for doing what he did? Damned if he didn’t call a girl a girl.  Isn’t that just calling a spade a spade? Oh, wait, sorry...

   A maths teacher at a school in Oxfordshire has been suspended and will appear at a disciplinary hearing to answer allegations that he referred to a pupil born female as a ‘girl’.
   In November, a complaint was made against Christian teacher, Joshua Sutcliffe from Oxford, that he referred to a transgender pupil as a “girl”, rather than the desired ‘boy’. The pupil had self-declared as ‘male.

I really don’t understand this bit below from the second link at all but it did make me smile at the sadness of it all;

   According to documents seen by the Mail on Sunday, the school also found Mr Sutcliffe to have been in breach of the school’s equality policies when he referred to the teenager by name, rather than using male pronouns.

If you want to tuck your frocks in your socks you can read more here and also here.

In all honesty I shouldn’t be surprised as our ‘education’ system has been brainwashing their charges for a long time now so why not add a little light brain-bending as well?

That is definitely it for me as very soon now nobody will know exactly what, who, why, when or if they really are. Bu-by.

However, there is good news out there as I see a dietitian has declared that two burgers are better for you than one with fries and that news couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Hope you remembered to get a ‘buy’ in on any and all fast food stocks.

            

Quote;  Sarah Waters.

“Clad not exactly as a boy but, rather confusingly, as the boy I would have been, had I been more of a girl.”