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Holy shit I'm 30 February 22, 2013, 6:10 pm
I joined this community as a spotty teenager and now I'm fucking 30 years old.

How the hell did that happen?

Anyway, it's my birthday. Please send chocolate.
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Speccing the new PC - comments welcome March 5, 2009, 3:59 pm
Can hardly believe that my beloved p4 machine is 6 years old this month. It's only really started to get shown up in the last year or so.

So I've been chewing over new PC options. The aim has been to get a decent new system and good monitor for 800 or so.

So, I've picked out the following choices from ebuyer. Ebuyer is the only close equivalent to newegg here in the UK. Let me know what you think and if you see anything incompatible / glaringly poor choices.

Component Supplier No. Price (ea) Total
Case Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case ebuyer 1 31.53 31.53
PSU Corsair 650w TX Series - 5 years warranty ebuyer 1 80.54 80.54
Mobo Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L iP45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX ebuyer 1 85.67 85.67
CPU Intel Q6600 Quad Core (2.4GHz x4) 8MB L2 cache - retail boxed ebuyer 1 156.89 156.89
HDD Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM ebuyer 1 47.44 47.44
RAM Corsair 4Gb (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 XMS2 ebuyer 1 61.64 61.64
GFX ASUS HD 4850 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card ebuyer 1 146.33 146.33
Optical Samsung TS-H653B 20X Black SATA DVD?RW Dual Layer Bare Drive ebuyer 1 15.99 15.99
Monitor Samsung SM2333SW 23" TFT Monitor 1920x1080 300cd/m2 20000:1 5ms DVI/VGA ebuyer 1 157.95 157.95
Other1 Gigabyte Black Wired Keyboard & Optical Mouse Bundle ebuyer 1 6.99 6.99
Other2 Extra Value All-in-one Card Reader & USB 2.0 port ebuyer 1 5.98 5.98
Delivery Super-saver (5 days) 0.00
Total 796.95
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OMG Birfday! February 25, 2007, 11:42 am
Twas my bithday on Friday, and this was my main present;



Japanese pachislo slot machine, ideal present for a SF2 fan ;)

Saw Hot Fuzz at Cinema - very good. Went for a meal at Preview Bar/Grill which, if you're ever in Bristol, I'd recommend provided you have the all you can eat Chinese over the steaks etc.

I am now 24 :O
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OMG birthday :D February 22, 2006, 6:15 pm
This day, 23 years ago, pritch, previously thought impossible, became reality!

I gots no major plans, just gonna see a movie, go to one of my favourite restaurants, and maybe jerk it. Hooray! :D

Also, kudos to Bloodshedder for his present, though he did owe me for gaybarring my newstuff reviews!
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Christmas car insurance quiz - win a pressie from me! December 24, 2005, 10:40 am
Yay exciting Xmas quiz with possible prize, though highly unlikely.

You have to guess how much I was quoted to insure this car for one year;



The quote starts on 01/06/2006 when I am 23 years old, with a licence held for 6 years and 6 years no claims bonus. That's all the info you get!

If you can guess the exact figure in pounds AND pence that I was quoted I will send you a scale model of this very car. Only one guess per person!

This is also my "Merry Christmas everybody" thread, so there we go.

Good luck!
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Are you a Stratfordian or an Oxfordian? November 5, 2005, 3:57 am
Well?
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Network connections - need help October 29, 2005, 6:08 am
Need some help from you network gurus out there,

As some of you already know, my laptop has died. It's going back to the factory to be fixed/binned, but in the meantime I'm taking my desktop from home back down to university with me.

In my room at uni I have a LAN connection to the university's resnet. My laptop was configured to use it, and my subscription included the laptop's physical address.

My desktop, on the other hand, is currently configured to use my cable modem at home. It plugs in via USB.

Now I know I will need to update my resnet subscription with my desktop's physical address, I can do that OK. Thing is, under ipconfig /all it's showing the address as my cable modem, under Ethernet Adapter local area connection 3. I thought it would be the LAN port? Surely that won't be the right address to update my subscription with?

If I insert the network cable when i get it back to uni, will it switch to that automagically? Do I need to do anything to get it to work, and for that matter, to get it to work on my cable modem when I bring it back home again?
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My STUPID FUCKING GAY laptop is FUCKING FUCKED again October 24, 2005, 9:30 am
So I spend 90 on a new AC adaptor for my laptop. I even say to zarkyb on #zdoom, "ooh zark, PSU is the most important thing in any PC, and I've replaced mine, no expense spared."

Well turns out it wasn't the adaptor after all. So much for painstaking deductive process. I honestly believe it shuts off randomly like this, because it IS alive and wants to annoy me. Why else would it work perfectly when my parents visited yesterday, and they could have taken it home with them to be fixed by our local shop? No, now I have to drive the fucker all the way back home some time this week, and I need to start writing my semester essays for uni. I also have to post that adaptor back.

I fucking hate things that don't work SOME OF THE TIME. Either work or don't work you piece of shit. You have no idea how tempting it was to beat seven shades of shit out of it this morning.

Still, it could be worse, I could be Airraid and have lost some finger I guess. All fingers still present and correct. Or I could be ZarkyB, and Scottish. Heh.

Anyway to give this rant some purpose other than making me feel better, when has technology let you down in the most spectacular and complete way imaginable?
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once in a while blog of pritch July 12, 2004, 6:08 am
Yeah so here is my blog for recent events.

I got a 2:1 in my degree, which means I now have an upper second in english literature and creative writing. Basically this means I can do a Masters at uni next year so off I go in September all being well. That's really pleasing.

I'm planning my bachelor pad for next year already but money is tight so I need to find a cheap place asap. I also need a frigging laptop, I can evade the damn things no longer.

What else? Oh yeah I'm getting a new tennis racquet - Babolat Pure Drive Team. Had a go with it and it was so sweet I've got to have it and replace my aging Dunlop Rev. Tour ISIS. I know just how many of you are die-hard sports fans here and will really care about that.

I'm earning $15/hr eqivalent on a telephone donation thing at the moment. In the first week I've raised 20 times my wages (4000) so I feel underpaid but I guess that's why these things are in business.

Oh yeah and I bought Frasier season 1 on dvd from HMV for 15 reduced. Bargain, my favourite show of the 90s and frickin' genius IMO.

So that's it.
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Scuba Steve July 3, 2004, 4:29 am
STEV HOW TEH FUCK DO I BEAST THIS ACTION DOOM MALARKEY
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