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Redirect Left wrote:
Ameecher wrote:I work full time with the railway.
So much jealous, I've given up trying to get jobs in the industry now. I figured after like 10 years of trying, it just isn't happening.
Don't be too jealous, I ended up in a meeting with JamieLei today, the first of many probably...
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Pilot wrote:I always find myself wondering what happened to the "old guys" if you will, the one's who used to post relatively consistently and who's accounts now lay dormant. I know real-life happened, but what exactly :lol:
I still check the forums regularly but don't post as much anymore.

Real-life happened quite strongly to me, in a very positive way. For almost 2 years I'm in a relation with the nicest lady I ever met :), after moving in with her almost a year ago I officially sold my own house with a healthy profit only yesterday and in the second half of september we may call ourselves mom & dad. I still work in the construction industry but at a different company with plenty of oppurtunities for the future.

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I just bought a new computer for 13,000 SEK, which is roughly £1070, $1400 or €1300. I'm a little bit uncomfortable by this, but then again I haven't had a brand spanking new computer ever in my life. I've always had to make do with mediocre leftovers and second hand items. I hope I can pick it up today, it is in my local store but not finished preparing it yet.

@ Hyro: Happy to hear life has hit you in such a way! :)
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Congratulations, Hyronymus, that’s fantastic news!

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A mini Hyro sounds almost as bad as a mini Orudge ;)

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Thanks :). Everything is going well and it's funny how sudden you have to arrange things.

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Dave wrote:A mini Hyro sounds almost as bad as a mini Orudge ;)

Luckily hell will freeze over before a mini Ameecher...
Good. I hope so.
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Can't imagine it'll be that long before a mini-me...
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They'll never be a mini-me, the nature of biology forbids it ;__;
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Hyronymus wrote:I still check the forums regularly but don't post as much anymore.
Swap regularly with sometimes. Yet I technically never left. Old promise I made. :P

The olden days were a good time. Lots of activity. TT-Forums related meme's, meet ups in Rail Museums, broken English on my end, Astathica's circumvention of the language filter in the 'What are you listening to @ the moment' music thread. And of course... Owen's mighty fascination with Melissa Joan Hart.

It was a simpler time. :mrgreen:
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Isn’t that the exact image I had as my avatar some years ago? :lol:

My current avatar is a good 12 years old, I should maybe change it one day!

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It may well be the one, Owen.

Indeed, go ahead and change. My current avatar is merely two years old, it can be considered rather current. :mrgreen:
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orudge wrote:Isn’t that the exact image I had as my avatar some years ago? :lol:
Yes it was! I still remembered it. :D
Was also hard to find nowadays.
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Mr. X wrote:
orudge wrote:Isn’t that the exact image I had as my avatar some years ago? :lol:
Yes it was! I still remembered it. :D
Was also hard to find nowadays.
Let's not forget when she did that photoshoot for FHM, or was it Maxim? Either way... Phwoar.
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Those photos bring back some memories... :mrgreen:

Scarily enough, those photos are around 20 years old now I believe!

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It's amazing how I can still remember some stuff like it was yesterday.
We're getting old. :lol:
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Had an odd dilemma today.
Bought a carbon monoxide alarm to put next to my boiler today, in the UK properties only need a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm doesn't need to be provided by a landlord, so i thought i'd get one.

Set it up, placed it next to the boiler and it immediately started beeping. Cue me spending 5 minutes trying to figure out if the alarm i had bought was faulty, or if my boiler had been emitting levels of gas unbeknownst for a while.
Eventually I decided to sit myself next to the boiler, literally as close as I could get to it, and watch a few episodes of American Dad! on my laptop. After 90 minutes I was still feeling healthy, no lightheadedness or dizzyness so i declared the fault as being with the alarm.

Probably not the official way of testing for that!
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Redirect Left wrote:Had an odd dilemma today.
Bought a carbon monoxide alarm to put next to my boiler today, in the UK properties only need a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm doesn't need to be provided by a landlord, so i thought i'd get one.

Set it up, placed it next to the boiler and it immediately started beeping. Cue me spending 5 minutes trying to figure out if the alarm i had bought was faulty, or if my boiler had been emitting levels of gas unbeknownst for a while.
Eventually I decided to sit myself next to the boiler, literally as close as I could get to it, and watch a few episodes of American Dad! on my laptop. After 90 minutes I was still feeling healthy, no lightheadedness or dizzyness so i declared the fault as being with the alarm.

Probably not the official way of testing for that!
That's up there with the dumbest things I've ever heard. I'd have personally taken the alarm outside to see if was still beeping away from any source of CO...
Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
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Ameecher wrote: Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
That is definitely not true. You do not just drop dead from Carbon Monoxide. It is generally only dangerous when sleeping or you're otherwise not expecting it and so the symptoms of CO can go by unnoticed. However if you're expecting it you definitely should be aware of it occuring, given the more common symptoms range from dizziness, headacheds of varying strengths to straight up feeling like you will, or actual vomiting. They're not the most subtle of symptoms, especially when prepared and expecting them.
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