Every Tradie needs a Bluetooth Earmuff Headset

If you are using earplugs or an old set of earmuffs then you are well out of date. A good pair of earmuffs with bluetooth keeps you in the loop. I Have the Bullant ABA840 set and working hasn’t been better. Not only can I stream music from my phone but I can take calls at the tap of a button and the clarity is so good people don’t know I am not using the phone normally.
A good set of Bluetooth Earmuffs will connect to your phone for streaming music and answering calls as well as having an antenna to pick up both AM and FM radio. Better still you are not that tradie with blaring music that upsets both the owner and the neighbours.
You can pick up a pair for around a hundred dollars or less which is a great tax deductible asset. I have tried several types and settled on the Bullant brand although there are plenty of other good brands available. The worse pair I purchased were from Bunnings where no-one could hear me on calls and a part fell off. On returning them, the guy on the door stated he had tried two pairs and returned both as the both fell apart. Faulty run I suspect.
So basically I feel there is no better way to protect your hearing and keep in touch than a Bluetooth Earmuff Headset. Best thing I have bought in a long while.

Masks are back, really!

Walking around Warrnambool early this morning I was surprised to see around half the businesses with staff wearing masks. I was a little cofused as to why some businesses had instructed to wear masks while others did not. There was also a lot more people wearing masks in the street. I was not one of them.
On the way to Warrnambool I heard a guard at the quarentine centre in Melbourne had been infected and there would be a rollback of ristrictions – that was it. As it happens masks became compulsory again at 11.59 pm yesterday. No email, no push notice – no way of knowing. It’s no wonder so many people and businesses were using masks if the state government doesn’t send out a notice to do so.
It doesn’t help when businesses don’t inform you that a mask is needed. I walked into Rebel Sport at opening time where the only staff member was wearing a mask. Another two joined shortly all wearing masks. Two asked if I needed help. Neither mentioned I needed a mask. It only twigged as I was walking out when I heard them discussing compulsory masks.
I know many people won’t wear masks and get agressive but a simple reminder should not be that difficult. Either way the government could be a lot mor helpful if they sent out the changes before they happen.
An email arrived 24 hours later about wearing masks. 12 months on and emails take as long as regular mail. Need better and now.

Will anyone even miss Google?

The same for Facebook as well. I don’t like Facebook, it’s owner or how it is used. Too many people trying to be a minor celebrity and giving frequent unwanted and incorrect comments on subjects they know nothing about. Even worse is that it is used as a platform for radical politicians and celebrities to push their idiotic ideologies.
Back to Google. It was a very good search engine before it became a greedy mega company totally interested in increasing profits and monopolising its market. Nowadays it is as simple as ABC. Like many people I have disliked Google’s attitude to web owners and the myriad of rules you are expected to know not to fall foul of them. Break their rules and your website can be banned. Many businesses have been destroyed overnight by this.
So how bad would it be if Google left? There are alternatives that could step in so I could search. It may be a little different but I would soon get used to it. Do the papers that have charged a fortune in the past for classifieds (they called classifieds their rivers of gold) deserve to be paid for their displays in searches and Google News. Certainly Not. They should be happy to be found. You only get a snippet of the article and have to subscribe to get the rest (although some give a few free per month). They should be happy for the exposure. I would.
Would I miss Google. Yes. Would I get around it. Certainly. Once again this whole thing feels like politicians looking after their mates once again.