World Of Winfield

Making Your World Better, Part 1

One of the reasons that I write this blog is that I want to enlighten my reader’s lives.

This is a very practical measure.

The self-scanning machines at the likes of Sainsbury’s are excellent for efficiency, I find. However I do not need to be constantly talked through the whole process. I know what I am doing. Please place item in bagging area. Have you swiped your nectar card. Insert cash. Shut the fuck up.

Well, to my delight, I discovered that before you start scanning, you can change the volume – a few clicks can mute the voice so all you hear is the satisfying bleeps as you scan your purchases.

At least at your till anyway. Enjoy 🙂

Efficiency

I like efficiency. I really do.

Whenever someone asks me what do I want to do with my career – part of my answer is to make processes more efficient.

So imagine my current displeasure in the advice that a task I do 2-3 times a day on average, and takes about 5 minutes, now needs a labourious amount of extra paperwork attached to it, so each of these tasks will now take about 20-30 minutes.

For reasons unexplained. I only have the instruction. No explanation is available to me.

I am fighting it.

But on the plus side, it gives me something else to moan about, so really, I could not be happier 🙂

Richly Yawning

I came across this today. Now I do like Richie Hawtin’s music, not as much as I used to but still I do like it. However…

CONTAINER is an event series seen at the intersection of conceptual ideas between the electronic labels m-nus and raster-noton.
In the last ten years both labels have set high standards for sound and visual performance.

With a strong affinity to minimalist design and a compelling musical catalogues, the collaboration between Richie Hawtin, Olaf Bender,
Carsten Nicolai and other label artists breathes new life into the electronic music scene.

CONTAINER events introduce an experimental platform of performative interaction that promotes the labels’ overlapping conceptual structures to form a unique laboratory of sound and visual expression.

Were it a little later in the day and myself more awake then I would write a somewhat more elaborate descreditation.

For now, all I have to say, is…

BULLSHIT

When Times Are Hard, Ask David James For Advice

I am copying from the BBC website here, forgive me

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Pompey and England goalkeeper David James told BBC Radio 5 live of the “frustration” felt by the players.

“You try and tell the lads that you do get paid even if it’s a week late, 10 days or whatever – we are getting paid one way or the other,” said James.

“We’re not sure if we’ve got anyone else to sell to get paid.

“The fact is we do get paid and there are other clubs with players who aren’t getting paid and historically there have been other clubs that players haven’t got paid, so it could be worse.”

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Its me again. If you click the link in the title, you will see it is in relation to Portsmouth Football Club’s financial situation.

I am commenting on the player’s financial worries. Yes, I agree with David James, it could be worse.

Now maybe because I earn roughly an average wage, I just do not understand the financial pressures on these footballers. See I thought ahead when financial bad times hit, and saved a little money just in case I lost my job (though I was always completely confident in my employer’s financial stability).

It seems that David James is saying to the other footballers at the club, “don’t worry if you don’t get your £10,000.00 (maybe I am over-estimating their wages but I suspect not) that you are owed for this week’s hard work…it will come some time”.

If I was on a wage of £10,000.00 a week , and it wasn’t paid on time, oh my what would I do?

Kick something?

Oh and don’t even get me started on his grammar.

Music To Download/Listen in February

Each month I intend on compiling a list of sets that I have found that I am downloading, or have been recommended to me. I will update it as the month goes on rather than have lots of individual new posts. Please feel free to make suggestions.

The first is a discovery by my very good friend, Matt Powell

Joris Voorn Part 1

Joris Voorn Part 2

Mikhail – I’ve never heard of him previously but this is the future – minimal disco

Loco Dice at Warehouse Project

Timo Maas

Marc Romboy

Ripperton


Ivan Smagghe at Fabrik (he was fantastic at fabric’s 30th birthday!)

Italoboyz

Magda & Heartthrob at T-Bar on NYE

Seth Troxler 5 hour set part 1

Seth Troxler 5 hour set part 2

An hour of Ricardo Villalobos from fabric – listen live

Troy Pierce

Christian Smith Essential Mix

Loco Dice

Damian Lazarus

Seth Troxler listen live or download

Heidi on Radio 1

Zip & Raresh

Marc Romboy

Josh Wink

Marc Romboy

Thanks to my delightful friend Ellie Gibson who assisted me with the html stuff!

Power Shortages

Just in case you didn’t realise how useless our current government is – they have allowed a situation to develop where we could have power black-outs in the UK within a few years.

Though if the recession gets much worse then industry will use less, people will less be able to afford it so will use less, and all will be good 🙂

(Link in title)

John Terry – My Opinion

From what the newspapers say, it seems that John Terry has been having extra-marital relations with one of his England team-mates partners.

Hull fans last night were not too impressed. Perhaps a little infantile, but well, my sense of humour is willing to go down-hill – footballers are hardly upstanding members of society usually.

Some were quite predictable such as “Terry, Terry, where’s your wife”
And “Ashley, Ashley, watch your wife”

But my favourite by far was “Mrs Bridge is going down”

Wait a minute though…if that was me who was lucky enough to have had relations with two hot women – I would get a slap on the back. I would get kudos. So why the clamour for John Terry to resign as England captain?

If you ask me, he should run for Prime Minister. Alternatively he should be given a peerage so he can sit in the House of Lords.

There is a precedent – remember Bill Clinton?