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Old, but worthy of another run - 

THE QUERY

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery apps, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled some of my other apps, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable apps such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. 

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems but to no avail. What can I do?

Signed, 

Desperate. 

........

THE RESPONSE  

Dear Desperate, 

First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter the command: Ithoughtyoulovedme.HTML and try to download Tears 6.2.

Also, install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that app works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. 

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 will download the Snoring Loudly Beta version.

Whatever you do, DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Mother-In-Law 1.0 as it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources. 

In addition, please, do not attempt to re-install Boyfriend 5.0. That will crash Husband 1.0.

Husband 1.0 is a functional app, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn other new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional apps to improve memory and performance. 

Try Cooking 3.0.

Good Luck!! 

Tech Support.


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Words fail me.

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He's a very impressive guitarist, too!

https://youtu.be/de9HeUDqEeM


Beautifully played, and yes that change is so elegant and skilled!

Here’s a more traditional version, also fun:


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https://youtu.be/R5Y-UOX56Q8


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marksierra said:

Unfortunately, the hand-held camera is a bit disconcerting, but you (we) still get a good look at some sulphur-crested cockatoos.

https://youtu.be/R5Y-UOX56Q8

 


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"Is that common?"

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Yep. 
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joanne said:

Yep. 
and He reckons they’re groanworthy too.
smile

Doubly so, because I suspect I may have already posted that image some time in 2019. (I thought it looked familiar. Went looking, and found it in an image collection I created that year.)


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The gossamer spiders, which normally live underground, have spun their silken webs and taken to the air to escape, leaving the ground covered in what appears to be very fine netting.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jun/15/they-look-like-waves-massive-spider-webs-blanket-gippsland-after-victorian-floods

and https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-16/flood-spider-webs/100218850


That's pretty cool!


marksierra said:

Arachnophobes beware!  It's not pretty gossamer netting strung across the countryside - it's spider webs!

Floods in south-eastern Australia has driven all manner of animals, insects and spiders out of their usual home and forced them to find higher ground.

The gossamer spiders, which normally live underground, have spun their silken webs and taken to the air to escape, leaving the ground covered in what appears to be very fine netting.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jun/15/they-look-like-waves-massive-spider-webs-blanket-gippsland-after-victorian-floods

and https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-16/flood-spider-webs/100218850

 I'm fascinated by this! And I love spiders.



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