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Traffic / EKM Powershop -waht a load of bollox!
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:31:00 PM »
They have fields for cstom meta data, which you fill in, then have to export, then edit, then upload, what the f### ?

Glad there's not many people using this dinosaur of a CMS!

Thanks Leona, very helpful.

Yes one of the better ones but still a slave to the state when it comes to the big issues.

Its incredible that you couldn't burn off the enamel, but it does make sense that it would be heat resistant.  The electric charge would cause heat and being resilient to heat would make the coil more durable.

Yes, turns out it can withstand 200 degrees for 20,000 hours! That gauge can carry 9 amps.

I ordered a spool of wire from an ebay seller, when it arrived there was obviously a problem, so i contacted Kevin at tech support :


Hi, this wire is broken somewhere, you can't read resistance and irt fails a connectivity test.

I'd like to arrange a return please, and can you test the next one before sending it out? I need an unbroken wire on the spool.

Thanks, Gary.


In your original ebay message you stated that the wire is snapped to which I responded stating that it is not possible but in the message you sent afterwards you now state that we advertised the wire as enamel but is is not.

May I make it clear that we only stock enamelled copper wire (which you have received) and also that it is not possible for this wire to be snapped. I am not sure now what the problem is but if you wish to return the wire you can do so but it will be at your own cost as there is nothing wrong with what we have sent you.


Hi, thanks for replying.

I thought there was no resistance and that it must be broken, but the reason there is no resristance is because it's not enamelled so it was in effect a dead short to the meters.

I've tried scraping, i've tried burning off but there is no enamel coating,

Thanks, Gary.


Hi Gary.
I can assure you that we only stock enamelled copper wire and had you have scraped the enamel with a blade it comes off.

Me (feeling daft now):

Hi Kevin,

i'm sorry, i was wrong. I scraped it with a stanley and it came off.

Apologies for wasting your time and thanks for the swift response.

Odd that it wouldn't melt with a lighter though, is it heatproof?

All the best, Gary.


Hi Gary.

Yes the enamel is a very high temperature that would normally require a blow torch to remove the enamel.
Glad it all sorted out though.

Kind regards,


He coulda told me that when i first mentioned i couldn't get it off with a lighter!!!

Water Cooler / Re: ?
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:56:40 PM »
Oh man, there is no .uik top level domain!  Ha.  I just assumed it was some obscure country's tld.    ::)

Yes it's odd.

Water Cooler / ?
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:17:36 PM »
Pinging this :

Has an IP !  :

Water Cooler / Re: Mailbird is okay
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:54:11 PM »
I've been with Mailbird for months.
Outlook is a piece of $HIT

It really is, clunky, slow etc. I'm not missing it.

Water Cooler / Re: Mailbird is okay
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:29:43 PM »
Going with paid Mailbird now, impressive.

With Outlook simple setup you type in your email address and it replies like a dullard (can'r find servers), with mailbrid it tried all variations on potential mail-server names and found, not a big ask but Outlook is programmed in VB by microsoft morons so no surprise there with the lack of imagination.

12 for a year and multiple accounts. Zoho was $12 for a year, single account but multiple aliases.

Water Cooler / Re: What's wrong with SERPs today
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:19:00 PM »
Most people don't even use G's search ops so it may be a waste of time offering that feature.

Being an AI company i'm surprsied at G's bad natural language processing, sentences that a 6 year old could parse it fails to.

I think it would be good if you could have a seperate 'commerce search', keep it split from knowledge searches.

Water Cooler / Re: Mailbird is okay
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:12:37 PM »
... and I like Google to have intimate knowledge of my most private affairs.

Ha :)

I prefer a desktop app, but Zoho has a good feel to it and is well-featured.

Water Cooler / Re: Mailbird is okay
« on: December 07, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
Still got 1 pc on Outlook 2010.  The limited pst file is the problem.  I do have about 15 rules running on it though, so perhaps Mailbird would not be good yet?

I keep thinking I might put it on Thunderbird, except I need a day to swap it over at least.

My issue with Thunderbird is the difficulty of archiving.... you still have to do each folder separately, not all at once.  Seems nuts.

Is Zoho online or a download now?

If your email provider has rules in the backend and you use IMAP that's the only way to filter in mailbird at the mo.

I used to use this when i had tbird, still works up to version 63x

Zoho online now, i'm only using it for a single email account so it's cheap.

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