English is complex.

Can you correctly say all the words on this tricky pronunciation list?

The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of injections my jaw got number.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

LYRICS: Teyana Taylor – Move (Eenie Meenie)

Hit-Boy. The team present. C’mon.

[VERSE 1]
From the colors of Benetton and BBC paper know,
No chick’s flyer than me,
Cause I switch it up on you girls,
I got,
Marc Jacob and Louboutin,
Try to get flyer than me!
I bet you can’t,
No you won’t,
And it ain’t your fault,
You can’t teach me no shhh,
But if you watch me,
I show you how to do that there,
I-I-I, I show you how to do that there.

[ADLIBS 1]
Ah, attention, attention!
Uh, this song doesn’t mean anything!
It, it doesn’t make any sense, so,
MOVE.

[CHORUS 1]
Eenie Meenie Sassaleeny,
Ooh-ah tumbalini,
Achi cachi Liberace,
Uh, love you,
Take a peach,
Take a plum,
Take a stick of bubble gum,
No peach,
No plumb,
No stick of bubble gum,
Oh-oh.

[CHORUS 2]
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Just move.

[VERSE 1]
So I’m killin’ ’em on the floor,
Shakin’ my derriere,
Makin’ all the boys go,
Dumb, dumb.
Cause they all want a piece of me,
They try’na keep up with me,
Hands out, beggin’,
Gimme some, some.
I don’t wanna dance,
I don’t wanna dance wit’cha,
I don’t wanna be tied down,
Get the picture?
Uh-uh, do you!
1, 2, 3 – MOVE.

[CHORUS 1]
Eenie Meenie Sassaleeny,
Ooh-ah tumbalini,
Achi cachi Liberace,
Uh, love you,
Take a peach,
Take a plum,
Take a stick of bubble gum,
No peach,
No plumb,
No stick of bubble gum,
Oh-oh.

[CHORUS 2]
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Just move.

[BREAKDOWN 1]
(MOVE, MOVE)
I’m gon’ make you move it, move it.
(MOVE, MOVE)
Lose it, lose it.
(MOVE, MOVE)
This beat make you move it, move it.
(MOVE, MOVE)
Lose it, lose it.
(MOVE, MOVE)
This gon’ make you move it, move it.
(MOVE, MOVE)
Lose it, lose it.
(MOVE, MOVE)
This beat make you move it, move it.
(MOVE)
Lose it, MOVE.

[CHORUS 1]
Eenie Meenie Sassaleeny,
Ooh-ah tumbalini,
Achi cachi Liberace,
Uh, love you,
Take a peach,
Take a plum,
Take a stick of bubble gum,
No peach,
No plumb,
No stick of bubble gum.

[CHORUS 1]
Eenie Meenie Sassaleeny,
Ooh-ah tumbalini,
Achi cachi Liberace,
Uh, love you,
Take a peach,
Take a plum,
Take a stick of bubble gum,
No peach,
No plumb,
No stick of bubble gum,
Oh-oh.

[CHORUS 2]
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Cause it ain’t that serious,
Don’t think too hard,
Just move.

LYRICS: Taral Hicks – Ooh, Ooh Baby (featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott)

[RAP 1 – MISSY ELLIOTT]
I’m hot like six big women in a sauna,
Your honour,
Me and my bass rumble in my 4runner,
WHOOAH! It’s hot in here,
WHOH-AH-AH-AAH, it’s hot in here!
Open my t-top, my t-top, drop,
Hear my 15s go bang,
Bi-di-bi-di-bi-di-pop,
My sound,
Gaahhd damn!
Taral got the sugar like Dice,
And it’s straight from Motown.

[VERSE 1]
Hey boy,
Do you have a girl?
You never had a girl like me,
Who can rock your world.
Ooh baby baby,
I don’t have a man.
Why can’t you understand,
All I want is a chance to be your woman.
If you let me in to your life,
I’m gonna make it alright,
I’ve got all the love you need.
If you let me in to your life,
I’m gonna be your wife,
I’m gonna be the one you plead.

[CHORUS]
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I think you’d be the one for me.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I know you’ve got to be the one.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I’m lovin’ you constantly.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.

[VERSE 2]
Ooh, aah, baby,
I’m gonna be your lady.
I’ve got more love to give,
In your heart is where I live.
You never know what my love will show.
It will grow and grow,
That’s why I sing this song.

[BRIDGE]
La-da-di, la-da-da.
La-da-di, la-da-da.
La-da-di, la-da-da.
La-da-di, la-la-la-di-di-di-la-da-da-da.
La-da-di, la-da-da.
La-da-di, la-da-da.
La-da-di, la-da-da.
La-da-di, la-da-da.

[CHORUS]
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I think you’d be the one for me.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I know you’ve got to be the one.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I’m lovin’ you constantly.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.

[RAP 2 – MISSY ELLIOTT]
I bet my bass is too heavy for your Chevy,
Or your Mitsubishis,
Oh, you all make me sleepy.
Ya tracks is dizzy,
Nausi’ from the flow up.
Turn up my volume,
And watch your speakers blow up.
Don’t show up,
Thinking you bad,
‘Cause Taral got tracks that you ain’t never have.
Mad? Dayum, tell me is you mad?
Cause I get busy all day.
Get down.

[BREAKDOWN]
All my life,
I’ve been looking for someone like you,
I’ve been searching ’round the world.
If you’re looking,
For a woman just like me,
Then maybe I’ll be your girl.

[CHORUS]
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I think you’d be the one for me.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I know you’ve got to be the one.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.
I’m lovin’ you constantly.
Ooh, ooh, baby baby.

Windows 10 slideshow wallpaper – Explorer folders refresh – FIX

I’m in love with Windows 10’s wallpaper carousel/slideshow feature, except it has one very annoying caveat. If you have Windows Explorer folder windows open (i.e. “My Computer”) while the wallpaper changes, your folder will be refreshed as if you’ve hit the F5 button your keyboard. This is particularly noticeable and annoying when you’re sorting through a folder of hundreds of files, and then you suddenly lose your place.

Thankfully there is a fix for this “problem”. (Note that Microsoft have acknowledged this as expected behaviour when contacted on their Forums and helpdesk).

How to fix it

  1. Right-click a blank area of your desktop
  2. Choose the ‘Personalise’ option
  3. In the left column menu, click ‘Colours’
  4. Turn off or untick the ‘Automatically pick an accent colour from my desktop background’ option
  5. Choose a suitable, neutral colour from the ‘Accent colour’ box
  6. Fixed!

Iconic reggae tracks

Quick playlist of iconic reggae tracks, recognizable by all audiences around the world. Great for a ‘reggae quick fix’ or summer BBQ. Clicking any of these tracks will take you to a YouTube video, and at the bottom of the page you’ll find both Spotify and YouTube playlists with all tracks.

Inner Circle – Sweat
10CC – Dreadlock Holiday
Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Tease Me
Aswad – Shine
Shabba Ranks – Mr. Loverman
Snow – Informer
CJ Lewis – Sweets for My Sweet
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
Aswad – Don’t Turn Around
Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Diana King – Shy Guy
Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People

LYRICS: 50 Cent – I’m On It

(Hook)
I blow a hundred mil to make another hundred mil, trick
I hustle hard, oh my God, look at me I’m so rich
My swag on a hundred, yeah that fly ish I want it quick
I’m always on point, man I make playas so sick

(Verse 1)
I’m chin chillin, crystal spillin’
Hip hop’s villain cause I’m making a killin’
Playas wanna try me, I’m strapped with the lammy
If Jay’s Illuminati, what am I, am I Bugatti?
Lodi Dodi, we like to party
Big 4 in the morning, go outside and catch a body
I ball full time playa this is not a hobby
If you don’t know about me, better ask somebody
Yeah, I’m grimy, my wrist so shiny
My Audemars, I blew a mil, I’m back to making money
My swag make her want me, why else would she be on me
I bet she hardly want me? I think she want to blow me
Lick me like a lolly, lick me like a lolly
Her ass ain’t all that but her tits like Dolly’s
Give me that punani, give me that punani
Now this is motivation make me want more money

(Hook)
I blow a hundred mil to make another hundred mil, trick
I hustle hard, oh my God, look at me I’m so rich
My swag on a hundred, yeah that fly ish I want it quick
I’m always on point, man I make playas so sick

(Verse 2)
I got it, black card in my wallet
Find me on locations where model chicks are spotted
Fly ish I rock it, Tom Ford, exotic
Chicks be on my UH now that I moved up out the projects
One for the money, two for the show
I’m ghetto like a motha yeah, what you didn’t know?
Took 3s for my playas gettin’ 8 hundred an O
K-Kush burn slow, I b-burn dough
And sip Merlot like I’m on furlow
F-Fresh up out the pen, I’m back at it again
Thumpin’ like the system in my new big body Benz
Look I’ma Fat Joe, my n-n-neck glow
The lights hit the ice, a special effects show
Tinkle twinkle little star, no one here knows who you are
Me I’m so big, notorious you dig
The paper’s no problem when you’re down with the kid

LYRICS: Major Lazer – Boom

(Verse 1 (Ty Dolla $ign))
Baby got ass like a trunk
Took her from her man, he a punk
She got a body like Baywatch
I met her at the Playhouse
Bought ten bottles, bought ten more
Told her move her ass to the tempo
Is you really with the shit, though?
Really, is you really with the shit, though?
We got champagne, and vodka
Goons with me if they need a problem
Fuck niggas hate, real niggas get money
All mo’fucking day
Baby drop it to the ground like yas, bitch
Back it up like yas, bitch
After the club I’ll smash it
We don’t cuff hoes, we pass it

(Hook (Wizkid))
Baby gyal, please, please, baby don’t leave
You got dat booty, booty boom bam ba
Baby give me dat boom bam ba
Baby gyal, please, please, baby don’t leave
You got dat booty, booty boom bam ba
Baby give me dat boom bam ba

(Verse 2 (Kranium))
Short shorts, batty rider, well cock up
She a mek bagga noise, me nuh even give a fuck
She a show a lot a sign dollar, what you a go do
Take her outside, go smash it pon the avenue
Two of my bitches in the club
Me introduce them to each other, other, other
Man a galist, and me stand so forever

(Hook (Wizkid))
Baby gyal, please, please, baby don’t leave
You got dat booty, booty boom bam ba
Baby give me dat boom bam ba
Baby gyal, please, please, baby don’t leave
You got dat booty, booty boom bam ba
Baby give me dat boom bam ba

REVIEW: Psyc Monic speaker

0007760_psyc-monic-premium-bluetooth-speaker-20w-built-in-battery-blackEverybody knows Sumvision as a budget brand and having heard some of their other speakers I didn’t expect much from the Monic. In comparison to other portable Bluetooth speakers, it’s small, it looks nice, and feels well built for a plastic device.

I’m no audiophile, but I have my selection of JBL, Bose, RCF and B&W speakers – I appreciate good quality sound, with a bit more beef on the low-end if I’m honest. So this little plastic budget speaker – “God, what will this one sound like. Epic failure?” I thought. Popped it on charge for a couple of hours and just given it a test. Bloody hell, I’m shocked!

I’m the proud owner of the JBL Charge 2 and Fugoo XL portable speakers, both of which are expensive “high end” devices. What if I told you there is only negligible difference in sound quality between the Monic, JBL and Fugoo speakers? So much so, that I feel robbed when I think of how much I paid for the JBL and Fugoo. The Monic has amazing instrument separation for its size, sharp but not overpowering highs, and a warm midrange. 0007759_psyc-monic-premium-bluetooth-speaker-20w-built-in-battery-blackIt makes you listen to the melody of the song, not the sound of the speaker. It has some impressive bass, reaching as low as 67Hz which is lower than the manufacturer specifies, and while there is definitely some boost going on it sounds very smooth and natural without peaks or harshness.

Overall, the Monic packs an impressive punch for its size and price tag. It is heard more than seen, and enjoyed far more than its price justifies. What are you waiting for – skip the expensive brands, save yourself some cash and please your eardrums with this amazingly premium device from a surprising budget contender!

Why we no longer provide Microsoft / Windows services

As you may be aware, we have permanently pulled all Windows Servers and related Microsoft products from our inventory. While there are many reasons for this decision, they all stem back to one primary; licensing disagreements.

Microsoft created “SPLA” (Services Provider License Agreement), a programme which legally allows software and hosting providers to rent and lease Microsoft and Windows services to customers for commercial gain and benefit. Under the regular License Agreement of most or perhaps all Windows operating systems, one nor one’s company is allowed to use a regular retail license for rental or lease, and by doing so would render the license just as invalid as a pirated or stolen one.

So SPLA, on paper, is a really simple programme; Microsoft provide a downloadable list of their products and services, and accompanying dedicated license keys for your organisation. Then, on a monthly basis you pay Microsoft an invoice for the products and services you (and/or your customers) have used. Sounds ever so simple, but in reality it’s nothing like that.

Firstly, you need a SPLA partner. You can’t pay Microsoft directly, for some absolutely idiotic reason no doubt, so you need to pay a third party on Microsoft’s behalf, who will then pay Microsoft directly. That obviously means the SPLA partner is adding their cut and cashing in on the situation.

Next, SPLA is “trust” based; though Microsoft can see how many times you’ve used a product, you need to manually inform your SPLA partner of your usage. That means at the end of every month you need to do a head count of usage – products, services, addons, locations of product use and so much more. Every, single, month. Once you’ve got your count, you report that to the SPLA partner – within 7 days of the following month I may add, else your agreement is nulled. Then your SPLA partner sends an invoice, by paper, which is payable within 14 days – however the invoice takes 7+ days to arrive with you. GREAT.

So, this “trust” thing. Microsoft perform periodic inspections of their SPLA customers’ usage. What happens if you’ve missed a few products from your headcount every month; you’re forced to pay the full fee, backdatable by up to 3 years. What happens if your customer is using services outside of their agreement with you? You’re forced to pay the full fee of their usage – even if you didn’t know they were using said services so therefore either take the direct financial hit or have some agreement in place with your customer to screw them over on demand.

We wanted to provide Hosted Desktop solutions based on Windows 7 and Windows 8 products. Should be possible with SPLA right, the specially designed programme for things of this nature? Big fat nope. It’s as good as impossible to rent or lease Windows desktop versions for commercial gain. Furthermore you are not permitted to provide ISOs for customers who wish to host Windows desktop operating systems under their own license.

Microsoft have their VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center) which contains a list of products, your company keys, and a link to download relevant products for use. For us, the download feature was permanently broken so we were never, ever able to successfully download any product. We contacted the helpdesk about this, who gave us troubleshooting instructions that wasted over 9 hours of our time without success. They then asked us to e-mail a 180MB log file to them, when their own inbox would only accept messages with attachments up to 100MB in size.

We’re a cloud hosting company and we provide IaaS solutions. Microsoft also do this directly under their “Azure” brand. That makes Microsoft a direct competitor to us, except Microsoft’s Azure has no Windows licensing fees to pay and therefore has a much higher margin than we do. How are we ever to profitably compete? Microsoft have got this whole licensing malarkey ass-backwards and in the short time we were partners, things took a rapid decline. I formally despise Microsoft’s SPLA programme.