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Name: Jim Woodward

Age: 47

Location: Tasmania, Australia

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» Happy 10th Birthday B3ta

A long time ago on a b3ta board far, far away..
I joined b3ta.com some 8 years and 3 months ago, doesn't seem that long and I couldn't honestly say how long it was before I signed up for an account but it's not something I'll regret - So many hours of genuine laughter from some of the most talented people on the internet along with the weekly newsletters which are almost guaranteed to hold some classic meme you'll see posted to mainstream media 3 months later.

Happy Birthday B3TA!! Here's to another ten years!! :)

(Tue 13th Sep 2011, 12:00, More)

» My most gullible moment

Australia has 36 hours in a day!

I once conviced a friend in Canada that Australia has 36 hour days and that the watch she had just sent me would be useless here.

She was so convinced that this was true that I felt bad and broke the news to her that we have as many hours in a day as they do in Canada..

She was quite pissed off at me and still gets a bit narky with me when I remind her of this event (which I do when the opportunity presents itself) :)
(Fri 22nd Aug 2008, 5:12, More)

» Petty Sabotage

Computer sabotage by accident...
Back in '93 in my last year of college I was in the computer lab a week before midyear exams, at the time we had a mixture of Archemedes and BBC Model B Micros which were both connected via the same network (Econet for those that remember) I managed to break out of the login/network boot process and due to a bug on the Archimedes RISCOS Operating System I mistakenly reset the public user accounts password(one thats used for booting the machines) - Well to be exact, I gave it a password - its usually passwordless. This shouldnt be allowed to happen. I wasnt actually trying to do this I jus tthought it'd be a laugh if it actually worked - and it did..

Consiquently I set it to something I didnt know cause I figured it wouldnt take. the password was longer on the Archs than the BBC B's could handle so no BBC B users could login anymore and the arcs would ask for a password at boot.

Imagine the chaos of students who werent able to login to do their revision, and due to somebody seeing me messing around they soon tracked it down to me - only time a teacher has threatened to punch me!

I managed to get away with no reprimand on my school record and I heard it took them 8 hours restoring from floppies to remove the password from the boot drive..


Still I look back and laugh..

Oh well :)
(Fri 6th May 2005, 18:14, More)

» I'm your biggest Fan

Back in 2006 I flew up to Sydney to catch the TOTO Falling In Between tour gig (They had hits back in the 80s with Africa, Roseanna and Hold the Line) with some mates, one who's in the music promotion biz, he'd arranged for us to go back stage after the band had finished, Waiting around for what seemed forever we piled in and nearly knocked a few people over into the back room and met the band in a room filled with 'We're not worthy' types!

Needless to say our rather laid back group of people got invited to go out drinking with lead singer Bobby and guitarist/singer Steve.

Won't be a night I'll soon forget, our group and the two guys from the band and their tour manager got quite smashed at an Irish themed bar, much beer and bourbon was drunk!

Gotta say some of the fans were the somewhat extreme "I own everything you've ever recorded" types.. They scared even me let alone the dudes from the band..
(Fri 17th Apr 2009, 6:29, More)

» Pubs

Pub Day!!
A few years back we started a tradition that soon snowballed into a regular group of nearly fourty regulars turning up to the pub on a Wednesday night at our local, The Telegraph Hotel in Tassie (Australia).

There have been many entertaining evenings, from a female friend who flashed her tits at a group of University students to much shouting, whistling and applause.

But the most worthy item of note was ending up with more beer than I started with after nearly breaking my arm.

Suffice to say I was very very drunk and carring a jug back to my group of fellow alcoholics when I managed to collect the corner of a seat in the walkway, I tripped flying through the air with a jug in one hand, I managed to land on the floor on one side sliding through a river of beer and landed the jug with minimal spillage on the table at the same time and knocking somebody elses jug of beer flying..

I stood up half stunned at what happened, observed the shocked individuals for who's beer I just annihilated in my beer slide of death and I felt such guilt I bough them another jug of beer which upon delivery was complimented by the group on my legendary beer landing efforts (spilt only a quarter of my jug of beer)

It seemed the oly option to sacrifice myself in an effort to retain just over half a jug of beer that i was carrying at the time. I did end up spilling the jug of the people next to us.

Consequently after buying the replacement jug for them, they bought me two jugs as a thank you for being honourable and replacing their beer saying "It was one of the funniest things they'd seen in a long time"

A large amount of bruising, completely soaked in beer but still at least a jug of free beer out of the deal! Definte WIN!
(Fri 6th Feb 2009, 5:16, More)
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