warpedshark

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    • The one with the end

      6 years ago

      warpedshark

      Earlier this year I made a resolution to visit this site on a more frequent basis and as this is my first post since then you would be correct in saying that I have failed to keep that resolution. Every now and then I log in and see what has been going on with the people I watch but my compulsion to participate in any meaningful way has long since left me. With that said I think the time has come for me to finally admit that my time here is over, cheers for the laughs everyone, catch you next time.

      And for anyone still interesting in following my antics I update my twitter page somewhat regularly.

      Not saying goodnight, just saying...

      J

    • The one with the resolutions

      6 years ago

      warpedshark

      1) Ditch the fast food / get back in shape.
      2) Pass my CCNA and MCP exams.
      3) Start visiting this site again.

      To anyone reading this I apologize for my lengthy absence, it has been entirely too long.
      How the devil are you all?
      J

    • The one with another year

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      I'M TWENTY TWO
      I'M TWENTY TWO
      SUCK MY DIIIIIIIIIIICK
      I'M TWENTY TWO

      J

    • The one with photos of Silverstone

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      F1@ Silverstone 19-21st July 2009

      I actually didn't take many pictures over the weekend as I didn't really feel like spending the whole time watching through a viewfinder. The shots below represent the best of the bunch, enjoy.

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      In other news, I'm still on the lookout for a new camera. The PowerShot is a nice point and shoot but it really lacks the reach for an event like this. Suggestions would be most welcome.

      J

    • The one with Silverstone

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      I have returned.

      I want to go back next year so Burnie and Max had better sort it out. Silverstone is the true home of the British GP.

      Pictures to come later,

      J

    • The one with the night shift

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      Last week I started a 6 month contract with the London Stock Exchange as what they call a Computer Operator. The offer came totally out of the blue but as it was such a good opportunity and as the pay was way over the high end of my salary expectations I accepted the position immediately. Of course, as with everything in life, the job comes with a catch bounding along behind it. This particular catch is that the role demands unbroken monitoring of the systems and therefore a shift pattern that can provide the 24/7 cover required.

      Now I am not a night person. I have never been a night person and doubt that I will ever be a night person. So it is with some amount of trepidation that I looked at the rota for next week and spotted that I have five days of night shifts ahead of me. Five days where my working day will begin at 10:30pm and not finish until 8:00am the following day. Five days where every tick of the clock after 11:30pm will remind me that I ought to be tucked away in bed, fast asleep, dead to the world. Five days that will provide unnecessary confirmation that I am not a night person.

      This weekend I have attempted to get acclimatised to this arse backwards approach to the working day by staying up as late into the early morning as I could manage before attempting to stay asleep well past noon. Friday was an unmitigated failure, by 10pm I raised the white flag having been pummeled into submission by a week of 5am starts that comes with the day shift. Saturday night was a mixed bag. Playing Call of Duty online helped to stave off the sleep until around 3am when my eyes decided that they had really quite enough strain for the night and led me willingly to bed. Unfortunately the sleep that followed was piss poor resulting in me typing this just before midnight and already longing for my bed.

      So with 6 hours to kill before my bedtime I guess I ought to put the kettle on. It's going to be a looooong night.

      Until next time,
      J

    • The one with the tears of joy

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      No matter how many times I watch this I still end up crying with laughter by the end. British comedy writing at its very best IMO.

      Until next time,
      J

    • The one with more BTCC action

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      BTCC @ Brands Hatch 5th April 2009
      Sorry it's a little later than I said it would be but I've been busy doing nothing.

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      BTCC: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

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      Ginetta G50: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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      Clio Cup: 1, 2, 3.

      Formula Renaults through Surtees/McLaren (video).

      It was a great day of racing but it was not so good for photography. I think I may have to invest in an upgrade before Goodwood and Silverstone.
      Until next time,
      J

    • The one with the locksmith

      7 years ago

      warpedshark

      When I last posted here I wrote of my troubling encounters with the locked doors of the job market and unfortunately my luck has not changed. Eventually I got so sick and tired of my unanswered knocks that I bit the bullet and gave up. Actually 'gave up' isn't strictly true - what I've actually done is taken a hiatus from the incessant knocking and, to beat this dead horse of an analogy, found myself a locksmith. A locksmith who has vowed to equip me with the tools needed to break down these locked doors and to show me those doors which will offer little resistance to my attempts at entry.

      This 'locksmith' is actually an IT training and recruitment firm who, after completing their course of training and a month long placement, guarantee a job or your money back. I've actually been speaking to them since November last year but through a mixture of my pride and the cost of the course decided that I would be able to get a job without their help. Fast forward to five weeks ago where I'm in very much the same position but with additional resentment of my situation and an increasing level of frustration of spending too much time at home. It was at this point that I realised that my savings account wasn't earning enough money to warrant its existence and that I'd be better served by investing the money into this course. I started four weeks ago and so far so good. I've not been given reason to regret committing my time and money to it and to my surprise I have really enjoyed turning up each day.

      As I type this I am approaching the end of two weeks of revision for the CompTIA A+ certifications before starting MCP training in Windows XP and Server 2003. Then it's another two weeks of revision before we go back for Cisco CCNA certification (or re-certification in my case) and finally a certification in MS Exchange I believe will set me on the right track for an MCSE qualification. All in all it is an 11 week course from the start of the A+ until the end of the CCNA however this time frame does not include the placement nor the training in Exchange so in all likelihood I won't be in a proper paid job until at least the early summer.

      I think by then my formerly bloody knuckles will be healed enough to hit the streets and resume their battle with the locked doors of this world. What's more this time they will be calloused and hardy and their owner will weild them with a strengthened determination. Come the summertime no door will be safe.

      Until next time,
      J

    • Scoreboard Rankings

      in Forums > Scoreboard Rankings | Follow this topic

      warpedshark

      You've got all 1000 gamer score, destroyed the on-line opposition and become a veritable Da Vinci in the livery editor, what's left to do in FM2? The answer is the scoreboards. Climbing the scoreboards (the career board in particular) has been an important factor in keeping my interest in the game so long after completing it so I was interested in where the rest of you are placed.

      Mine are currently:

      Board			Rank		Time
      Time Trials: 1097 00h42:09
      Hot Laps: 1023 60h28:11
      Career: 66 45h12:16
      Exhibition: 229 36h08:31


      Ideally I'd like to be sitting in the top 100 for each of the board before the release of FM3 but I strongly suspect that my Time Trials rank will let me down on that front. In addition to that, it has been a long standing aim of mine to reach the top 50 in career, a mammoth task as to achieve this goal I will have to shed close to 20 minutes.

      So, where are you on the boards? What, if any, are your targets for climbing the boards?

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  • About Me

    I'm a bloke called Jason....now where are the tea and coffee making facilities?

  • Comments (1148)

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Heh, the problem is, it's all water weight. The bike will win every time for an actual workout, though like I said, racing at this track will wear you out. I went with some friends, and they did about five stints of ten minutes each spread out over two hours, and they were wore the hell out and sore the next day.

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Cheers! I thought it was somewhat humorous. smiley0.gif

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      You would.
      smiley8.gif

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Cheers mate. Yeah, it's just an idea. Not really expecting anything. What can you do but ask though, right?

      Heh, I looked through all their FAQs trying to find out who I should contact with sponsorship issues, to no avail. Thanks for the addy.

    • BobSalawalatski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I noticed a lack of activity in the Forza Motorsport Group and because Turn10 will be releasing new information about the game every other Tuesday until launch, I figured I'd remind you to add the Group to your watchlist. Just go to the Group Profile and click Watch Group, and you'll receive an alert for new news entries as I post them.

      And if you post a comment on the Turn10 Blog I linked in the latest News entry, Turn10 will send you a rare and exclusive car for free!

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      I thought you might be excited about that. smiley8.gif I've wanted to be able to do it for some time. It's a big purchase, but it's something I'll use fairly regularly, and it's pretty good value.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      Slightly delayed response, but: Liar is fairly good, if a little weird - as one might expect from Stephen Fry. Worth a read, especially at £3.

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      I'll be getting a new visor quite soon. smiley8.gif
      Clear is just lame. I can't decide between reflective silver or reflective blue...

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Don't I wish.

      I need to learn more about the mechanicals though. I know how to do what I can do, just not all of why, specifically. I know the basics, but when it starts getting technical I'm a little behind.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      So I've finished the Dark Tower.

      What. The. Hell?

    • 1nF3Rn0

      7 years ago

      Hey. You now have admin in the f1 group.

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      It's just too expensive for the most part. I will do so the first chance I get though, thy needn't worry. I'll be racing at some places in Germany this summer. Maybe I can do it there.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      AND SOME FLOWERS, MISTER!

      Harrumph.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      I'll take that as an 'I'm busy', then. Your loss, foo'!

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      I'm actually in Reading tonight, but will be in Nodnol tomorrow and wednesday, during the day, just to wander around and catch up with a few peeps. Whereabouts are you? Any ideas?

    • Knorkilodi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      A winrar is you.

      Please to post a imaging?

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      That it is.
      Cheers. smiley1.gif

    • Negadeth

      7 years ago

      Technically it wasn't empty as there was a caravan rally at the other end of the field, but we were far enough away and down a slight slope that we could neither see nor hear them.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      It's probably my favourite so far. And I've just re-read The Gunslinger, because I read it ages ago.

      Going to go into plymouth today to track down Wolves of the Calla, Song of Suzannah and The Dark Tower.

    • katti

      7 years ago

      Haaahaha!!
      I can't believe my life is comparable to Hollyoaks and Skins (both of which I am addicted to).

      I really disliked the scene with Naomi and Emily at the dance thing though. It was the cheesiest thing I've ever seen.
      My life would make a far better TV drama

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      You, sir, are a king.

      Also, why the hell do you never play any games that I own?

      Also also, I've just finished Wizard And Glass. Proud? You'd better be.

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Nice. I see your exchange can handle ADSL max 2.

      I think I preferred the old speedtest site though, as I knew my way around easier. But the servers seem more responsive so I guess that have also done some background configs as well.

      Nice speeds though mate. smiley0.gif

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      This about the worst it's been. Really sucks on the weekend.

      After 23:00hrs it magically returns to normal speeds of around 6 - 7MBps DL

      Post edited 3/21/09 3:22PM

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yeeerrr, not going as planned to be honest, although I have cut down alot, so when I fully go for it it won't be such a massive WTF moment for my brain to handle.

    • caboose1177

      7 years ago

      thanks for joining the MotoGP group.

      It's great to see another fan of MotoGP on this website.

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Thanks mate - appreciate the support.
      Hey, I might end up spending a few months in London this summer - won't know till mid-April, but if that ends up being the case, we'll need to hang out. smiley0.gif

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Oh shush!

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      Well, as soon as I'm done with this permanent pen, ALL OF THEM

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Haha! I have a lap sheet - unfortunately no video. smiley8.gif

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it, m'boy. After only three years, I finally have some music online.

      Aren't you proud?

    • katti

      7 years ago

      Lol, it's so cheap and sit-com-esque! Love it

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      For some reason I saw 'Heroin Chic' and read 'Heroic Chin'.

      It's been a funny sort of day.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Well they've got just now, although before this I've never caught it before.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      That was a +1 Lame moment, right there.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      To be honest mate, I'll never use those features - but you just can't get a PA with that much power, with such a reliable brand, at such a low price.

      It's all good.

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      Twerp.

    • BobSalawalatski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      ...unless THAT hard drive fails! Mwa-ha-ha-haa!
      This.

      I bought a WD 250GB external a couple of years ago and have used it to store all of my files since. If that drive fails I will lose hundreds if not thousands of photographs. Buy another one, back-up your backup.


      If my Backup fails, I still have the files on my main hard drive, and I can just replace the backup and copy the files over again. smiley6.gif

      None of it is really important stuff anyway, and I already have about half of it on my laptop as well as my desktop, so I'm not worried.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Sounds like a cool area of study, best of luck with the job search. I hope that the one day when I finally graduate to also be young enough to be hire'able by anyone willing to give a senior a job. smiley8.gif

    • Kittenofhope

      7 years ago

      Hello! :)

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      Just finished it. I may have rushed it a little.

      Dammit, I don't want to start at level 1 again. >_<

    • Wolfmother

      7 years ago

      I have the plain black,. British Racing would be very cool.

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Noooo, course it isn't.

    • dedalus5150 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Ya - both smiley4.gifsmiley0.gif

    • SirDeeSee

      7 years ago

      Man, I could eat those things all day.

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      Ah. I'm in the lucky predicament of not having read the book yet. As a standalone movie without preconceptions, I was thoroughly impressed, however. smiley1.gif

    • SirDeeSee

      8 years ago

      Tried it. Still dead.

      Sonofabitch.

      At least it gives you time to get a bleedin' headset.

    • Negadeth

      8 years ago

      It's the Royal Armoury in Leeds. Well worth visiting!

    • dedalus5150 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I believe you speak of the Reinheitsgebot, which was enacted in 1516. It decreed that only water, malted barley, and hops (later, by extension, yeast was included) shall be used in the production of beer.

      Actually, most good beers are produced in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot. A lot of cheap beers include cheap grains like corn in their production.

    • Wolfmother

      8 years ago

      Yeah agreed. I use Foxmarks too.

    • dedalus5150 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      There are many layers of angst behind that mini-rant, including the subjects you brought up.

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