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Title: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: C0oL on December 29, 2017, 21:17:56 PM
Now then you bunch of wonderful people... It's been such a LONG time since I frequented these boards, and I had one of those "moments" today, where I actually stopped what I was doing, and spent quite a lot of time wondering how you were all doing / what you were up to these days? I mean, when all this started, and Sam opened Tekheads, we must have all been spotty teenagers with nothing better to do than sit behind a computer, making our cables look nice, and await the new waterblock to arrive from JessFM, or something along those lines?

So, where is everyone, and how are you doing?

- Sam
- BigSteve
- matt5cott
- Clock'd 0Ne
- Serious
- HarryBo
- JessFM
- Anonymous
- Deaths Head
- bear
- knighty
- soopahfly
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: soopahfly on December 30, 2017, 11:44:27 AM
Blast from the past!
Still here, albeit a lot less frequently than previously.  A few on your list are still hanging around but we've lost a lot of members.
I've got 2 kids and still working in IT, currently renovating a house that is on the verge of falling down (while also living in it)

What's going on with you?
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on December 30, 2017, 17:44:02 PM
I am now hosting/admin of the forums, which doesn't take much as you can see it's a lot quieter these days :lol: Aside from that, in the decade or so gone by I have moved down to the south coast, moved in with my current partner and produced a sprog (Finley is now coming up to 6 months old), worked my way up from Sam's warehouse lackey to a senior full stack developer heading a startup project for Jobsite/TotalJobs Group. Now driving an BMW X3 daddywagon instead of one of myriad Mazda MX-5s.

Also still bum 80's action films, listen to the FLC every so often, love hifi, cinema/films, etc. Not much changed there!

It's great to see another old name come back, let us all know what you're up to as well!
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: matt5cott on December 31, 2017, 00:14:27 AM
Aha another old boy returns! When did you post frequently (err ish!) prior to this, a decade ago? More? Blimey :tinhat:

As for me, I am a new tie wearing.

(https://frinkiac.com/video/S12E06/H7A0i4wYv1miwPnWzTYwCjEMV2s=.gif)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Mark on December 31, 2017, 01:47:20 AM
Oldish hand here as well, in the mean time I've gotten married, one stepson (Alastair, 12), a son (Lorcán, 3) and a daughter (Niamh, 1). Working for an american IT services firm as a senior information security consultant (I work from home and spend a few days a month on customer sites and the rest under my cars or building the new house!) Used to work for NYSE/Euronext as head of information security operations and engineering but they pulled out of NI and I got fed up of working in Paris and Portugal with a young family at home.

Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Serious on January 05, 2018, 19:14:04 PM
I'm still popping in occasionally too, although the combination of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia is giving me a hell of a time. winter cold and rain is nasty.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: zpyder on January 06, 2018, 07:31:12 AM
So, where is everyone, and how are you doing?

- Sam
- BigSteve
- matt5cott
- Clock'd 0Ne
- Serious
- HarryBo
- JessFM
- Anonymous
- Deaths Head
- bear
- knighty
- soopahfly

I'm hurt you left me off of that list (http://zpyder.co.uk/emots/axe.gif)

But...since your last regular activity....I met someone, got married, bought a house, and then moved to New Zealand. Pretty much sums up my life!
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on January 07, 2018, 00:05:48 AM
I still check the forum at least a couple of times a day

problem is I don't have anything interesting to say :-(
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on January 08, 2018, 07:23:10 AM
How's the electric bike?

How's the caravan conversion going?

Done anything with the big old Jags in the warehouse?

Nearly killed yourself again yet?  :lol:
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on January 08, 2018, 17:29:35 PM
stopped riding the electric bike as soon as I got my license back - went out on bike rides with nephew a bit so he could ride it.  he's at uni now and has his own electric bike - it's really flash, not like the ones held together with gaffa tape like I used to ride (literally everything but the motor was held on with gaffa tape)

sold off the camper van, old jags and a bunch of other stuff at a hefty loss, too much of a mong since I fell on my head, can't multitask anymore and f**k things up more than I'd like to admit.   

It's driving me crazy, I look normal but I'm not strong enough to work in the factory and can't work at desk or I get crippling back pain, I didn't realise how much of my personality/mental state/whatever was centered around being fit/strong and working hard, it's seriously soul destroying.

I had an appointment at the hospital about the back pain, there's nothing they can do, anything they could do is more horrible/risky than it's worth, keep getting told I'm lucky I survived the accident but I honestly wish I hadn't :-(
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on January 09, 2018, 07:04:09 AM
I'm really sorry to hear that, I didn't realise you weren't working the same any more and thought you had mostly recovered now but I can understand how bad it must be going from being a machine to feeling like you can't do anything :(

You tried finding any other hobbies that could work for you since the physical stuff is out?
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: matt5cott on January 09, 2018, 08:44:50 AM
It's driving me crazy, I look normal but

I've seen the effects of Aphasia first hand over the summer so I can relate (not in me - not comfortable elaborating more on a public forum)

Can https://www.headway.org.uk/ help?
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on January 09, 2018, 19:44:02 PM
I still check the forum at least a couple of times a day

problem is I don't have anything interesting to say :-(

I always found you a bit dry mate  :muttley:

Jokes aside, id drop my job in a heart beat and come back and work with you if i didnt love my current job so much, i loved living in Sunderland for a year.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on January 09, 2018, 23:22:15 PM
haven't got time for hobbies nige, can't do any work but still got to be there

I think half the problem is I used to be excited by the work / making changes / taking on new stuff and now it just stresses me out

maybe I'm just doing too many things at once, sounds daft but I keep forgetting I can't anymore


matt the problem is I'm not really a proper mong, I'm just not as smart/quick as I used to be, I don't think anyone but me really notices the difference, I have to think about things that I knew pretty much intuitively before, I used to know how much stock we had in the freezer without looking, but now I have to look - it doesn't sound like a big deal but it makes a mess of things for us, if I need to order in extra chicken the chicken factory needs 3 days notice and we need to change what's happening in the factory to fit around it.

(p.s. I decided because I'm dyslexic and brain damaged I'm allowed to use the word mong and it's not offensive)


Jamie where do you work again?  because if someone phones them up and tells them you're a kiddy fiddler it's nothing to do with me...

on the bright side I'm really glad to hear that, I was a dick to you at the end there and I never apologised to you, meant to phone you back and do it after I talked to you before but didn't really know how.   it was great having you up here because you were someone on my side when everyone else is just looking out for themselves.

if your job ever goes sideways or you change your mind about it let me know straight away - I'd love to offer you a job again.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on January 10, 2018, 04:52:15 AM
Hey Cool,
You did not mention me, I am forgettable :(

You know we should all do something together or try to be more dynamic.
Do you guys use Slack? We could make a slack group to hang out "live" on there?

Gamers decide on something like PUBG and do regular groups. Always still want to interact and chat with you guys but these forums while awesome are a bit static.

@knighty - Miss you man! Hope you are well.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on January 10, 2018, 18:32:49 PM
haven't got time for hobbies nige, can't do any work but still got to be there

I think half the problem is I used to be excited by the work / making changes / taking on new stuff and now it just stresses me out

maybe I'm just doing too many things at once, sounds daft but I keep forgetting I can't anymore


matt the problem is I'm not really a proper mong, I'm just not as smart/quick as I used to be, I don't think anyone but me really notices the difference, I have to think about things that I knew pretty much intuitively before, I used to know how much stock we had in the freezer without looking, but now I have to look - it doesn't sound like a big deal but it makes a mess of things for us, if I need to order in extra chicken the chicken factory needs 3 days notice and we need to change what's happening in the factory to fit around it.

(p.s. I decided because I'm dyslexic and brain damaged I'm allowed to use the word mong and it's not offensive)


Jamie where do you work again?  because if someone phones them up and tells them you're a kiddy fiddler it's nothing to do with me...

on the bright side I'm really glad to hear that, I was a dick to you at the end there and I never apologised to you, meant to phone you back and do it after I talked to you before but didn't really know how.   it was great having you up here because you were someone on my side when everyone else is just looking out for themselves.

if your job ever goes sideways or you change your mind about it let me know straight away - I'd love to offer you a job again.

Its alright, the whole getting used to living 350 miles away was stressing me out, i thought i had it nailed, maybe i should have popped home a couple of times, you know my brothers were driving me nuts but i still missed them lol.

I thank you for the opportunity it was great getting away and having a job someone where else, i thoroughly enjoyed working with you and bs your employees telling them i was a qualified engineer in to help you turn the factory around lol.

Ahem remember the incident with having my shirt ripped off my back by that big industrial fan haha.

If my job ever goes tits up ill be knocking on your door, i would still be interested in buying a house up there, you get more for your money.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on January 10, 2018, 18:33:56 PM
Hey Cool,
You did not mention me, I am forgettable :(

You know we should all do something together or try to be more dynamic.
Do you guys use Slack? We could make a slack group to hang out "live" on there?

Gamers decide on something like PUBG and do regular groups. Always still want to interact and chat with you guys but these forums while awesome are a bit static.

@knighty - Miss you man! Hope you are well.

Nexus, you can come play wow on Kronos, i play on an emulation server now and again just to play the auction house, i am a lvl 7 with 29 gold lol
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on January 12, 2018, 03:21:52 AM
I thought Blizzard shut them all down?
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on January 12, 2018, 19:23:09 PM
Only Nostralius as it literally got too big, a login to the main server on a weekend and there was 15k people on one server, whih is a lot of people and you can imagine all the ganking going on at quest locations.

The lads from Nost went to Blizzard and fought the case that people want Vanilla servers and now Blizzard have taken note and Vanilla will go retail in the next couple of months.

There are some emulation servers going for Vanilla, TBC and Wrath of the Lich King, i play on a Vanilla server Kronos, its a small community. Elysium is the biggest one currently, most of them are blizzlike vanilla but there are a few that give increased xp etc.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2018, 23:56:32 PM
whatever became of the american chap who was mad into the fixed speed bicycles ?
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on January 14, 2018, 11:50:22 AM
maximusotter I'm guessing you mean. I am friends with him on FB, he still loves a good political rant and uses the most colourful language :lol:
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: GaviN on March 12, 2018, 19:53:38 PM
i could possibly be one of the oldest if anyone remembers me from OCS!
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on March 12, 2018, 20:45:36 PM
Welcome back! You're definitely one of the longest remaining members  :bow:
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: GaviN on March 12, 2018, 21:31:00 PM
lol
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: bear on March 21, 2018, 16:33:12 PM
I see maximusotter on FB when he is not banned :)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on March 22, 2018, 07:22:27 AM
Same. The Trump despising rants are great  ;D
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Mardoni on July 17, 2018, 17:19:55 PM
Evening !

Much like CoOl's original post; I found myself at my desk wondering what had become of this forum and it's members. Turns out that you're all pretty much still here, which is kind of awesome in this age of constantly moving to the "next big thing" :)

Sorry to read that some of you are having tough times but I am genuinely smiling that so many of your are still here  :thumbup:

 

Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Serious on July 18, 2018, 00:59:47 AM
I'm sure the last time I heard from some of these people the forums were in hieroglyphics... : :muttley:

Welcome back.

I have now moved most of my political garbage onto facebook too, where I like to troll the Labour party, Conservatives, Lib-Dems, uKIP (aka the tired party) and do an occasional post on the Brexiteer and remoaner pages too.

i could possibly be one of the oldest if anyone remembers me from OCS!

Wasn't that the OverCockup Store or something? I remember it being regarded as a badge of honour to get banned from there at one point.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on July 18, 2018, 09:09:11 AM
Same. The Trump despising rants are great  ;D

Following the tanned idiot is both horrifying and hilarious. His recent EU trip has just been shocking.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Dave on July 21, 2018, 23:05:22 PM
Wasn't that the OverCockup Store or something? I remember it being regarded as a badge of honour to get banned from there at one point.

I think you might be thinking of Overclockers UK, the owner at the time could be a bit of an arsehole at times, and was occasionally quite openly racist. People used to get banned from the forum for all sorts of trivial things if they got on the wrong side of him. Though he also seemed to do pretty well for himself and ended up growing it into a a very nice size business worth millions, which was impressive to be fair to him.

The overclocking store was what existed before tekheads, I guess there was some brief overlap where Sam and Steve set up tekheads and the other owner of OCS ran it for a bit before it failed and disappeared, but essentially when tekheads got set up a load of the customers and forum user migrated across and OCS died.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Serious on July 22, 2018, 03:42:48 AM
I think I remember that overclickers used to be known as overcocksuckers at one point, thus me not remembering OCS...

I disliked the owner so much I never actually bothered buying anything there. The big change came the distance selling regulations 2000 which severely limited their and other mail order companies options.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Dave on July 23, 2018, 02:06:43 AM
I think they've improved a bit now, though there was a period where they had a pretty terrible reputation for customer service.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: M3ta7h3ad on July 29, 2018, 20:08:47 PM
Not in the list but herro :)

Er... big stuff what be in my life er... Got engaged... started going through so much bullsh*t I got unengaged, got stupid arse high in a company that just brought sh*tty horrible management stress my way, moved pentest firms, now under sh*tty horrible normal stress but at least it's not dealing with firing your mate's and is instead mostly client or workload induced.

Also... Like I was fat before... But bugger me I've gotten super fat. Not good! Trying to get unsuperfatted.

And I feel really old. :D
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Serious on July 30, 2018, 19:30:57 PM
Also... Like I was fat before... But bugger me I've gotten super fat. Not good! Trying to get unsuperfatted.

And I feel really old. :D

I got fat too, over 16 stone, then the fibromyalgia caught up with me. Feel really old, tired and a lot of the time don't remember to eat. Actually not feeling hungry really cuts down on the calories for me. I'm just within 'normal'.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on July 30, 2018, 20:33:29 PM
I have classic dad bod now, which I firmly blames on the 30s ruining my impressive metabolism. I'd rather enjoy life than be a diet slave though. Unless I get gout  :lol:
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: bigsteve on August 02, 2018, 17:52:20 PM
Hi guys.
Still alive but feeling my age @ times( i,m 60 in 18 months).
Still in engineering but not the same place.
Still keep up with new hardware but do not feel the need to upgrade.
Still water cooled & using the Abyss radiator i got centuries ago.
Still single but nearly messed up & got married but common sense prevailed  :rock:
I do check the forums but very infrequently.
They were good(but expensive) times , blew up 3 mobo's in 1 week trying to get Peltier system working correctly  :muttley:
 
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on August 04, 2018, 13:19:06 PM
I had no idea you were so old steve :-p

I check the forum embarrassingly often... probably a couple of times a day just in case someone posts :-o
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Serious on August 05, 2018, 12:17:48 PM
I had no idea you were so old steve :-p

I check the forum embarrassingly often... probably a couple of times a day just in case someone posts :-o

Ancient, knighty, ancient. Then again I'm not that far short.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: bear on August 05, 2018, 16:11:46 PM
I feel old reading this thread, being 66 years old :) I do not do much with computers, my lappy and my TV setup machine runs Linux Mint and XFCE so not much hassle they just work :)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: M3ta7h3ad on August 06, 2018, 13:23:13 PM
You know what's nice though. Coming back and seeing it still going :D
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on August 16, 2018, 06:26:38 AM
My update:

Me:
- Moved to New Zealand just over 10 years ago. Got residency, met a lady.
- Doing well in job, at Adobe conference, got offered a job by an agency in Sydney.
- Chat about it and after a year move to Sydney
- Got married, had Son number 1 who is two in a few days already.
- Son number two is due in November and we are moving house next week for bigger place


Do not miss my home town of Leicester, So much going on in Sydney all the time and the weather this side of the globe is awesome.


Miss the activity this forum used to have, miss chats with you guys and the meet ups. Knighty I still love you and miss you and wish you talked to me! :)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on August 16, 2018, 19:38:34 PM
can't believe it's been 10 years since you moved to NZ !

I'm not ignoring you!  hardly talk to anyone forum or not, working crazy hours so not much free time

you can facebook me any time :-)

(I hate facebook but I'm on a fair bit to admin the company page, I unfriended everyone in an effort to cut down on crap but I'm still there)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on August 20, 2018, 07:04:07 AM
Came to Sunderland 7 years ago to work with Knighty, it didn't work and i went home, and got myself into Scrap Metal / Salvage Cars & Parts heavily, but its a stressful life and i wanted a change after losing family members, i felt there was nothing left for me down south.

Came back to Sunderland 6-8 weeks ago, i have now moved from Exeter to live here, confirmed this lastnight by changing my car insurance which was surprisingly cheaper! Not saying its rough here haha. I have found rented accomodation for the time being but houses are much more affordable so i will be buying at some point.

I keep saying to Knighty i am going to come back on here and start a load of threads and revitalise the place, its going to happen soon haha.  :lol:
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on August 20, 2018, 07:07:34 AM
lol

I remember you, i was the trading moderator, the best one i might add haha. You were a nutter if i remember rightly haha. :P
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on August 20, 2018, 09:43:15 AM
i could possibly be one of the oldest if anyone remembers me from OCS!

wait... I fell through a roof, landed on my head and forgot some stuff....

didn't you fall off a roof and break your ankles or something like that?  (like I say... forgot some stuff... might be thinking of someone else)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on August 23, 2018, 05:21:55 AM
How do you coms with people online these days then?
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on August 29, 2018, 22:35:53 PM
I added Nige as a friend on FB, Alan won't friend anyone he is still Billy nay mates on FB. I talk to everyone else by telepathy.  :rock:
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on August 30, 2018, 22:45:28 PM
I can still talk on facebook.... just unfriended everyone

if I start friending people then I have to pick who to friend and who not to... can't see that ending well so better to have no friends :-)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 31, 2018, 20:17:00 PM
I miss everyone lurking on IRC and coming/going as they please. Fun times!
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on September 05, 2018, 21:21:11 PM
IRC and the days of running scrips to automaticall look for the songs you wanted haha. :)
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on September 10, 2018, 05:46:27 AM
I miss everyone lurking on IRC and coming/going as they please. Fun times!


https://discord.gg/CAfqzz


Come on folks, I just made this - Jump on!
Nige, Message me when your on and I will give you admin rights as well.
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: knighty on September 13, 2018, 09:16:04 AM
I miss everyone lurking on IRC and coming/going as they please. Fun times!

UT was awesome back then... I tried it... about a year ago and it was crap :-s

must be getting old :-o
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: Bacon on September 17, 2018, 22:47:44 PM
Will join Discord when i get a chance
Title: Re: Evening, Old boys!
Post by: neXus on September 20, 2018, 06:51:41 AM
I miss everyone lurking on IRC and coming/going as they please. Fun times!

UT was awesome back then... I tried it... about a year ago and it was crap :-s

must be getting old :-o


Get your ass on discord. If everyone ads each other as friends gaming can be organised well etc too.