I just dreamt I was at a university campus with my brother. The campus was quite green and grassy with a gentle slope. There were lots of large buildings fairly close to each other which made the space at the same time feel very open but reasonably small at the same time even though in fact it was a very spacious campus.
We both had separate rooms in separate buildings and had arranged to meet for an unspecified social activity most likely to the cinema or perhaps for food it is unclear exactly what.I had gone back to mine to change quickly before meeting up. For an unknown reason there was a mix up with keys.
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My name is NAME and I recently purchased your reference dictionary of British sign language iPhone application. When I select a word in your dictionary the video starts playing, however, it plays fairly quickly and then plays the next video, then the next, also the fourth and so on.
I was wondering if there was a way to stop the application automatically moving on to the next video? I appreciate that my visual perception skills will increase with practice, however, I simply find it too much too quickly to try and appreciate the vast number of signs also it doesn’t give me the opportunity to practice them. I am aware of the feature to replay videos but that doesn’t really allow me to practice the signs at my own pace. I would have to set the replay value to some arbitrarily high value in order to practice a couple of times before being forced onto a new sign I may not of chosen in a given category for example ceremony or circumcise in the family section when the new class I attend has only been practicing immediate family members so far.
Ideally I would prefer to be able to manually choose when the application progresses to another video. I.e. have buttons for replay or next video after the current video has finished (similar to how youtube works). As I mentioned earlier the videos can seem fairly fast to a newcomer to the language such as myself I suggest it would be helpful if there were an option to slow down the videos somehow but this seems a very minor point in comparison to the automatic play issue.
I do think it is a very good application and I chose to pay the fee, which although fair was not inconsiderable. I do, however, feel that the points I have mentioned above have so far given me a disappointing experience of your application and make it quite difficult to use the dictionary. I will look forward to your response and do hope my comments have been supportive and constructive.
To whom it may concern,
I have a TV License for my place of residence, however, you continue to send me various warnings and threats about an unlicensed property.
I appreciate that in all likelihood these communications are automatically generated but I would criticise that you do not provide a free of charge method for me to inform you that your address database is incorrect.
I am especially distraught that you have sent a further letter to ‘the legal occupier’ of an invalid address with my post code ensuring that my local court is preparing to summon me.
I have provided my license number in this contact form and my telephone number and I would be grateful if one of your representatives could contact me in order to discuss the offending address(s) in your database.
Frankly I am entirely dissatisfied with your persistent and unjust harassment of an actual license holder.
Remember now as you pass by,
that as you are so once was I.
And as I am you too shall be,
prepare ye then to follow me.
Only a breach of criminal law may lead to prosecution. Breach of civil law, however, could well lead to the defendant being sued.
As trespass is a civil offence and not a criminal one then trespassers will most certainly not be prosecuted.
This post is attributed to my brother whom provided the information in the same conversation he tricked me into mis-answering a QI like question. More on that story later.
…what I know now!
Today I’ve been having a conversation with my mother and we were talking about relationships and personality. We’re both of the opinion that its futile to attempt to change yourself in order to please someone else. If only I knew then, what I know now cropped up.
A paradox. The epiphany can never be true. I find in conversation that this phrase usually refers to attitudes and not knowledge. I have now the attitude I do only because of the experiences between then and now so it becomes impossible to ever have the vogue attitude without the requisite experience.
I want to hold you close to me.
I want to feel your warmth embrace me.
I want to feel your heart beat.
I want to smell your scent, sweet.
Your touch is all I need.
Your attention my only greed.
When all I wanted was for you to stay.
It wasn’t right, now, you’ve gone astray.
Oxford English Dictionary:
The action, fact, or process of vituperating; blame, censure, reproof, or (esp. in later use) the expression of this, in abusive or violent language; abuse, railing, rating. Also, vituperative or abusive language.
The OED have record of this word dating back to 1481. I first heard this word spoken in the film ‘The General’s Daughter‘ in a passionate speech by a colonel and I loved it. Although the subject matter is unpleasant the word itself is fantastic.
Oxford English Dictionary:
That produces, or is certain to produce, the intended or appropriate effect; effective. (Said of instruments, methods, or actions; not, in prose, of personal agents.)
The OED have record of this word dating back to 1528. I think it is a gorgeous word.