Author Archives: James

Greetings

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Hello dear reader,

Yes I am still alive and kicking, have been keeping busy with little projects at home and am currently playing with my Raspberry PI which is a little micro computer, which has been keeping me busy as its a Linux system and I suck at Linux.

First Post Of 2012

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Yeah yeah I know, where have I been, well I am still here, still alive, been busy with a mixture of work, dieting, playing saints row the 3rd, secondlife and now minecraft.

I finally bought the new NAS (network attached storage) unit I was after and transferred all my stuff to it, that took longer than expected.

My plan for the year is to convert all of my DVD’s to electronic format such as divx or m4v but am undecided on which format to go with, I don’s want to have to install special players or codec’s just to watch a movie so the m4v format just seems to work with most movie players.

I am also looking out for some new movies to watch, I love science fiction and I have stuff like Stargate, Starwars, Star trek, but its the scifi anime that really gets my attention, I’ve recently watched “Black Butler” which is so dam funny, but I keep finding myself watching stuff like Ghost In The Shell – Stand Alone Complex which is more scifi / cyborg stuff, if you can think of any dvd’s titles that I might like then please put the name & link in the comments.

I am still waiting for BT (telephone provider) to install their new BT infinity in my area, at the moment the best I can get is about 15mb down & 0.5mb up, BT infinity advertise “up to 40mb down and 8up” even if i can only get something like 35mb down and 7up I would be far better off than I am now paying £16 for a 2mb connection, plus it gives me more scope to work from home and to do online gaming.

Enough waffle for now, peace to you all.

December Update

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Well it’s seem that WordPress ate my original post. The weight loss is going well, am now down to about 11.5 stone from 14 stone in 19 weeks and no major side effects. Have treated myself to a new NAS with 8 terabytes of storage.

YIPPEEE

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Went shopping today and popped into M&S and had a look at their jeans, for a laugh I thought I would try on a pair of 36 inch waist jeans, and they fitted !

Finally, a size 36 waist

More Weight Loss

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Am really happy at the moment my weight has finally go done to what it was about 4-5 years ago, I am now 75.7 KG
or 11.9 Stone, there is still plenty more to go but am really pleased with the results.

BT Infinity Almost Here

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According to the BT website my local BT exchange will be upgraded to allow BT Infinity broadband on the 31st March 2012.

BT Infinity broadband is the new faster broad band service from BT offering and its not just an ADSL line, its a fibre connection offering up to 40MB download and 10MB upload speeds.

At the moment I am with “Pipex” but “Pipex” doesnt really exist anymore since  Pipex sold its broadband and phone business to Italian rival Tiscali then Pipex UK Limited became a TalkTalk Group company and since then in my opinion their service has gone down hill, I am currently paying £19.99 for a 2MB service which every week dies at midnight, every time I speak to their so called “support” staff they try to  fobbed me off with the usual “have you checked you PC for viruses”, “have you changed something”, all they do is read from a script, they certainly do not offer an value for money and I have not been offered any upgrades or discounts so it’s two fingers up at “Pipex” from the 31st March 2012 and hello BT Infinity.

Weight Loss Update

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Right, the weight loss is still going on, its been 9 weeks since I started and here are the results

19th July – 90.3KG

28 July – 87.3KG

4th August – 85.2KG

11th August – 84.3KG

18th August – 83.3KG

25th August – 81.9KG

1st Sept – 82.1KG

8th Sept – 80.0KG

15th Sept – 78.4KG