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  • Location Bremen
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown South Wales (Abertillery then Caerleon)
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  1. Cleaning out Gmail

    EDIT: Re-Read see you haven't emptied the bin. OK...   They try to hide it for some reason.   In the list of folders on the left click 'more'. Then select bin (or the folder with the trash-can icon if you are using a language other than English). Then At the top of the folder view should be an 'empty bin now' link which will clean up a lot of stuff.   If you have done that and you are still using lots of space you can try searching for emails with large attachments.   Try these example searches:- Search for attachments greater than 5MB (size:5000000) Search for attachments greater than 25MB (size:25000000) Search for attachments greater than 100MB (size:100000000)   Or you can setup an external mail client to read your gmail and use its tools to manage large files. The details of that will depend on the client you choose. https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7104828?hl=en  
  2.   Margot Kidder, whose best known role was as reporter Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman movie has died aged 69. The Franzen Davies funeral home in Montanaconfirmed her death on Sunday.
  3. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    I was very dubious about the getflix offer so I contacted them to check if it was 'for real'. It is real but it's not the 'full version' of getflix that you get when you order direct from them. It looks like it's probably still a great offer, but YMMV.   Here is the full text of the mail I got back from them (My Bold).    
  4. Best TV Opening Theme ever?

    I think you would have to go a long way to beat the game of thrones intro. I love that they 'Got' the role that a map plays at the back of a fantasy novel and found a way to include it in the show in an engaging way.    
  5. How can I complain about a driver (officially) and is it worth it?

    If the guy hit you and drove away, then that would be "hit and run" in English or "fahrerflucht" in German. Go to the police.     EDIT: Sorry I see he 'near hit you' not  actually 'hit you'. Still as Yourkeu said go to the police.
  6. Why are you happy today?

    Today is a strange day.  It's my last day working for my current employer and I've never worked anywhere as long as I worked here. This was the company I worked for when my kids were born. This is the company I worked for when I moved to Germany. Moving on after 18 years feels like a pretty big change. I guess the ‘divorce’ started 2 years ago when they outsourced the German services branch to be a new company.  The ‘Decree Nisi’ came at the start of the year when they said my services were no longer required after May. Today could be considered the ‘Decree Absolute’, I won't do any more work for that company. I was delivering cloud designs spanning continents to multi-billion dollar, ‘household name’ companies, working with teams all over the world to support their systems. Now I'm starting from scratch with a small firm that is literally 1000 times smaller than the old, we are building a cloud consulting service for the German 'mittelstand'. For the first time in my career the company language isn't English, the customers are mostly German and the underlying hardware is entirely out of our control. It's a new day and I don't know how to feel about that. See also 'Why are you unhappy today'.
  7. Why are you unhappy today?

    Today is a strange day.  It's my last day working for my current employer and I've never worked anywhere as long as I worked here. This was the company I worked for when my kids were born. This is the company I worked for when I moved to Germany. Moving on after 18 years feels like a pretty big change. I guess the ‘divorce’ started 2 years ago when they outsourced the German services branch to be a new company.  The ‘Decree Nisi’ came at the start of the year when they said my services were no longer required after May. Today could be considered the ‘Decree Absolute’, I won't do any more work for that company. I was delivering cloud designs spanning continents to multi-billion dollar, ‘household name’ companies, working with teams all over the world to support their systems. Now I'm starting from scratch with a small firm that is literally 1000 times smaller than the old, we are building a cloud consulting service for the German 'mittelstand'. For the first time in my career the company language isn't English, the customers are mostly German and the underlying hardware is entirely out of our control. It's a new day and I don't know how to feel about that. See also 'Why are you happy today'.
  8. Just out of interest, have you tried plugging in a router?  Who cares if you are not allowed to pay until the end of May, just use the service which the old tenant is paying for.  
  9. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    There is a Filesharing FAQ from  German Law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE which states amongst other things:-       The FAQ is from 2013 so it might not still be relevant, but it's probably worth checking with someone who knows, because if it's still true then you may be OK.  
  10. Just for the sake of clearing something up here, the OP has not said they have or have not not had public health insurance in the EU for at least 24 months in the past 5 years.   @heroabc if you have not had this insurance, then as engelchen says you will need to go private,  if you have then as someonesdaughter said you might be able to get into public without previous employment.   Generally the advice regarding health insurance is to contact one of the advisers who advertise on the site, eg @Starshollow (CR&Cie) or @john g. (John Gunn & Partner)    
  11. Sounds like a shitty situation, and I don't really have any answers for you @LatinExpatQualified, Realistically as others have said a lawyer is probably the way to go here, but still, if you are comfortable posting in German then you may find better help on the "info4alien" forum. It is a forum run by employees of the Ausländerbehörde as well as the German Consulates and Embassies abroad.  (Based entirely on the repeated recommendation of our resident expert @engelchen )     
  12. Why are you unhappy today?

    I have 10 days holiday from work starting today and I was planning to visit my parents with my wife and kids. Except that my wife is now in bed with flu and a high fever and my youngest looks like they will be next. I could go back to work and not take the time off until later in the year, but I carefully planned to be out over the next two weeks because there is a new contract starting in April which will mean no spare time off until October.  
  13. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    Thanks for the update Tor, do you know if that was  'feeling better after getting his operation' or 'feeling better because he knows lots of folks care'?  
  14. Actually Affinity used to be mac only, but now they run on Windows too. 
  15. I don't do this kind of stuff myself, but friends who do suggest that Affinity Designer is the low cost alternative to Adobe Illustrator and might serve the purpose well. If by 'Low Cost' you really mean free, then perhaps Inkscape might be nice.