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I like:

atari computers
vw buses
japanese beer
being sarcastic
paint shop pro
taking things apart

i'm 40-ish, currently living near Bristol in a nice little cottage that I own (well, I share it with the bank...) . I do computer stuff for a company based near Bristol, if you see someone wearing a hat driving a ford covered in skateboard stickers and stencil art, it's more than likely me ...

Me enjoying the mud at Glastonbury 2004:

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Recent front page messages:


(Fri 26th Jun 2020, 22:10, More)

cowboy joke

ah, thats better ....
(Thu 14th Aug 2003, 13:04, More)

on a theme ...

to ease traffic congestion, this years tour de france was run underground ...

(Thu 22nd Aug 2002, 10:29, More)

Best answers to questions:

» Local Nutters

there used to be a middle aged bloke who could often be spotted on the high street. He was known as "The Jump Guy" as if you stood behind him and said 'Jump.' he would. Everytime. You didn't even have to say it loudly ...

Proper care in the community he was ...
(Thu 16th Sep 2004, 12:39, More)

» Clients Are Stupid

I used to work for a (then major) ISP
on the phones. this was back in 1997 when (i hope this has changed) people weren't as clued up as they are now. I used to get a lot of calls from people asking if they could download the whole internetas 'it costs too much in phone bills to look at it while i'm dialed up'

I also had to talk people through signing up over the phone, it would get to the point when i would ask them what type of modem they had (so i could set it up) and they would reply 'what!?! i need a computer?!? can't i get the internet through my television?'

those were long days ...
(Sun 28th Dec 2003, 23:50, More)

» Pure Ignorance

At the Volksworld Volkswagen Show in London ...
One of the cars on show had been scratched by a careless visitor - a tannoy announcement went out saying that this guy had brought his car all the way over from Germany to show it (it was nice too) and was dissapointed that people weren't more careful.

then some utter bonehead stood near me turned to his friend and said 'ha ha stupid germans, he deserves it'

This was at a German car show ....

the mind boggles.
(Fri 7th Jan 2005, 18:40, More)

» Debt pron

I love using credit cards
though I've been good so far this year, but I currently owe about 11 thousand over two cards.

it's now so much, they i've passed the 'credit card event horizon' and no longer worry about it :)

pathetically, my parents bailed me out of debt to the tune of 6k about eight years ago, managed to clear my cards, but just got more.

I'm pathetic with money as you can tell.

oh, I also have a 6k loan with the bank.

thankfully, I earn just enough to live and pay slightly more than the minium payment, and in about fifty years, I'll be debt free!
(Thu 23rd Nov 2006, 20:15, More)