Service with Mercedes or ‘Ahh you don’t have the money, goodbye’

Sat in a luxurious Mercedes Service Centre (they are not called garages anymore) as my daughter’s disabled converted V-Class gets repaired, drinking coffee and eating biscuits!

The service was completed with the commensurate linked video by email, and done very well so the title is probably a tad off to be fair but it covered a whole experience of being in a Mercedes garage.

Walking around the showroom you get a sense of class and then you realise where in that class ladder you are, and to be honest your kinda glad! £38,000 base model but the model shown here is £78,000, the next model is £35,000 base model, model shown here is £55,000. It seems the base models are shit but if you want to look good your going to have to spend some extra. It goes on and and on all around the showroom. Thats the only conclusion you can come up with. The actual base model is a pile of dog crap! You get nothing. You can count luck on your side if you get the wheels that day. There is not a cold day in hell going to appear before they sell you a base model, I can guarantee it.

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Introductions to an alien race.

So another day looms as I sit here in the quiet whilst my daughter has her weekly massage. I have to be quiet otherwise she is distracted and all hell then evolves with the complementary glare from the physiotherapist! I think she enjoys it and her occasional moan as a stretch seems to reach new limits of tolerance is quickly followed by a smile or chuckle. But there’s the rub – “I think she enjoys it”.

I assume many things but my son regularly tells me never to assume as it – (you can fill in the well known saying here yourself) – but with my daughter we kinda have to make many assumptions. She can’t communicate to the level you or I would expect from a human being, but that’s not to say she can’t communicate. Her various tones, eye glares or hand gestures say otherwise. It’s a new language. One that we are not party to. It’s as if we are making the first introductions to an alien race that has just visited Earth. We start tentatively and then make assumptions to the meaning or if what we have said is understood. The problem is my daughter fully understands what we have said, her reply is just in a language we are struggling to grasp! And why is that? Why is it so hard to grasp this when we have a multicultural society with a multitude of languages that communicate between themselves on a daily basis? Why is it so hard for her to get her point across.

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How to install Bedrock onto a shared host.

I am not a developer, lets get that straight. I find solutions to problems, which may incorporate a few developments on my part. I also classify myself as a hunter gatherer of the code world and my pastures are well known WordPress sites and Google. I have a number of sites, some with original content and some arbitrage sites.

Like all of you I have been hit, hit and hit by spammers, bots etc and I have tried all different solutions, at one point I had over 30 plugins!

It was at this stage I thought I needed to do things differently, and started using Vagrant, and Valet for my local programming and development process. I then discovered Roots. This is a development process based on the 12 Factor App Methodology.

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