Cappuccino en El Limón

March 2, 2015
florentina y cappuccino

florentina y cappuccino

Excelente cappuccino en El Limón.

Repair Battery Life

March 2, 2015
android-robot-frankenstein

android-robot-frankenstein

Repair Battery Life

Repair Battery Life

Christmas / New Year, three months after purchase of Google Nexus 7 2012, the battery started to fail, or show signs of failing. Where with constant use, charge took two and a half hours from discharge, it was now taking over four hours, where it had lasted five days or more, it was lasting less and less, four days, a little over three days.

The supplier, a third party supplier through Amazon, did not want to know, claimed was only covered by 30 day warranty.

Note: Google Nexus 7 2012 purchased a year ago from Kyoto, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, is not showing symptoms of failing battery.

Repair Battery Life was downloaded from Google Play, installed and run.

It appeared to show some “battery cells” as in poor state, at least one had failed.

It advised run battery fix. This I did, and this was when warning bells sounded.

It required conection to wifi. Why? Why is connection to wifi required?

My one sense of security, a false one it turned out, was that it had been downloaded from Google Play.

Halfway through battery fix, it required download of a further app.

More warning bells sounding.

I downloaded Advance Battery Calibrator.

Battery now fixed, showing all clear, no suspect cells, no bad cells.

But is it fixed? I have no way of knowing as not on the usage and charge regime I was over Christmas and New Year

If a scam, then what is the scam?

  • corruption of data
  • theft of data
  • display of adverts
  • download of further software which in itself may be malware

My assumption that downloaded from Google Play, therefore ok, has proved to be wrong. Google do not check software from third parties. If known scams, then Google must block download and flag a warning a scam, which currently they are not doing.

The only way to be certain not a scam, is to release as Open Source Softwre, to enable others to check what the package is doing.

It has been run on a virtual machine, with a virtual battery. It found faults with virtual battery, which it then falsely claimed to have fixed.

It has been reported Repair Battery Life has been removed from Google Play. This is not true, it was still there a few days ago, when I downloaded and installed.

It is reasonable to assume Advance Battery Calibrator is also a scam.

Tortillini verde

March 1, 2015
tortillini verde

tortillini verde

salad

salad

Don Camilo

Don Camilo

I ate last Sunday night at Don Camilo, the service was poor, the food not good either.

As it was a convenient place to meet, a friend and I decide upon Don Camilo for lunch, even though I had warned, not good.

I decided upon tortillini verde, she a salad.

Although not the delicacy I am used to, tortillini verde was much better than tortillini espinacas last Sunday night.

The service though was still very poor. Menu came promptly, but a very long time before taking our order, even though several attempts to catch attention. Bringing the bill was equally slow.

Concierto de saxofones en el Teatro Timanfaya

March 1, 2015
Teatro Timanfaya matinee concerts

Teatro Timanfaya matinee concerts

Cuarteto de Saxofones Iarmolo

Cuarteto de Saxofones Iarmolo

Cuarteto de Saxofones Iarmolo en concierto en el Teatro Timanfaya.

A midday concert at Teatro Timanfaya. Surprisingly for a concert in the middle of the day on a pleasant day, was full, or almost full.

A concert with all the same instruments, music transposed to instruments for which it was not written, tends not to work, and that was very much the case with Cuarteto de Saxofones Iarmolo.

It was like a brass band with most of the instruments missing. Indeed they would have been better playing in a bandstand out in the open air, or in Plaza Charco.

Two pieces by Astor Piazzolla, failed to capture the mood of Astor Piazzolla, worse still, murdered Astor Piazzolla and it was torture to listen to.

Contrast with Nothing Can Prepare, Steve Lawson on bass and Andy Williamson on sax.

I love the way the sax appears from the back of the church and slowly meanders to the front and the use of the acoustics of the church.

Many, many years ago, sometime late 1960s, early 1970s, I heard an amazing album, it was a saxophone recorded in Grace Cathedral, making use of echo in the cathedral. I still have it somewhere on reel-to-reel tape. Sadly I have never been able to find it on the net.

I mention this unknown album, as Believe In Peace by Steve Lawson brings back fond memories. The difference being Steve Lawson uses a bass guitar and tape loops. A pity he did not make use of a building as Gregory Paul did with The Fremont Abbey Session.

Playa Jardín y Punta Brava

February 28, 2015
Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín

In contrast to a walk along Playa Jardín last weekend, when cool and cloudy, this afternoon warm and sunny.

El Rastro en el Mercado

February 28, 2015
El Rastro en el Mercado

El Rastro en el Mercado

Todos los Sábados.

Every Saturday

Ground floor and top floor of Municpal Market.

Mainly junk, but you can find everything: books, clothes, antiques, jewelry, knives, watches, honey, clothes …

Omega pocket watch

Omega pocket watch

Omega pocket watch

Omega pocket watch

cameras

cameras

Most is cheap rubbish, but can find Rolex and Omega watches, old cameras.

First floor is food, mainly fruit and vegetables, including organic, but also fish and meat.

un perro en un bolso de mano

un perro en un bolso de mano

A dog in a bag whilst having lunch

Concierto de jazz en Teatro Timanfaya

February 27, 2015
concierto de jazz en Teatro Timanfaya

concierto de jazz en Teatro Timanfaya

Dusan Anastasijevich

Dusan Anastasijevich

Excellent concert with Dusan Anastasijevich.

I am no fan of jazz, I find boring, but this was anything but boring.

A long piece, form of a sonata, improvisation. Influence of Scriven, jazz, snippets of Autumn Leaves, then variants of.

Followed by two shorter pieces. Followed by honky tonk encore.

Enchanting.

Wonderful sounding piano played by a very talented pianist.

More’s the pity only an hour as over all too soon.

Also a pity not recorded live, then mixed, mastered and uploaded to bandcamp. Could be a series of recordings, En Vivo en Teatro Timanfaya, shared 50:50 with artist and Teatro Timanfaya.

Almuerzo en El Limón

February 27, 2015
parrillada

parrillada

  1. sopa de calabaza
  2. parrillada

Pumkin soup, followed by stir fried vegetables cooked on a hot plate.

Both were excellent.

V for Varoufakis

February 26, 2015

German newspaper Bild smeared Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, comparing with Vladimir Putin, and claimed posed the same threat to Europe.

Talking to people in an international setting, there is widespread support for Greece, there is no support for EU/Germany, even from Germans.

Germany has huge budget surplus, but at what cost, decaying infrastructure, collapsing bridges?

Last weekend there was massive demonstrations in Athens, across Europe, in London, for Greece.

Muchas gracias Annie.

Cappuccino y florentina en El Limón

February 26, 2015
cappuccino y florentina

cappuccino y florentina

El Limón

El Limón

Cappuccino y florentina en El Limón.


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