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Godstone, Surrey, England
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Disc golf, Sever side scripting, music, not in that order.

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  1. Ohms law

    Yesterday, 05:21 AM

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  2. The NHS

    13 January 2017 - 04:34 AM

    In the UK we have a national health service. I know some other counties don't and the idea of having one is contentious. This isn't a political post however. Please let's not get into Obamacare.

    I just wanted to sing the praises of our NHS. This week the headlines are full of doom and gloom about how funding cuts have created a humanitarian crisis in the NHS. Specifically this week.

    On Sunday night I had no sleep. I was in pain, not a lot of pain but one of those relentlessly annoying pains, like toothache. It was under my right arm and by the morning there was quite a swollen area.

    On Monday morning I decided I needed to see a doctor. This means waiting until the GP opens at 8.30 and calling quick but I needed to leave the house before that. We headed off in the right direction but decided to go to the "minor injuries" walk in at a local hospital.

    They were great. I had an issue with a sweat gland called hidrodinitis. They quickly arranged for me to see the surgical team at Pembury hospital (much bigger hospital, less local but still fairly close). I expected to see them and go on a waiting list for something to happen.

    By 8pm on Monday evening I had had surgery under general anesthetic and having demonstrated that I was ok to walk about etc they let me go home. I have had to take the week off.

    This wasn't an emergency (to me), just very uncomfortable. All the people I saw that day were cheerful, helpful, didn't seem to be struggling at all and provided me a fantastic service.

    In the recent past I've said some negative things about our NHS. At the time they were reasonable things to say given my experience but right now I have to be thankful for this amazing service and to all the people who work to make it what it is.

    Thanks Queen Victoria Hospital, thanks Pembury Hospital, thanks to the NHS.
  3. Got GnR tix

    06 December 2016 - 12:17 PM

    Got hold of tickets to GnR next June at the Olympic stadium today. Some good friends to go with too. It's gonna be 'kin brilliant.

    Anyone else going?
  4. When did + and - come back?

    23 November 2016 - 08:55 AM

    I seem to have missed that + and - came back in each post. When did that happen?
  5. Fret Dr annoyance

    13 September 2016 - 01:06 AM

    Having used fret doctor when Flight959 leant me his and loved it I decided it was time to order some. I did, quite a few weeks ago and forgot about it.


    Apparently it had been sitting at the courier's depot awaiting a VAT payment but they never contacted me. Fret Dr chose a courier who in turn chose a 3rd party courier to deliver at this end, unfortunately they chose Royal Mail, the cheapest but somewhat lacking.

    The interesting part is this. Fret DR received the item back yesterday and saw fit to send me a pointed email complaining to me about their losses, never mind the poor bugger who paid and never received a product.

    At first I asked for them to send it again, refusing to pay for redilivery. After I sent the email I saw red and sent another one asking for a refund. I did say I'd leave it up to them if they subtracted their costs. At least they saw sense and chose to refund me in full. still lost a lot because of the exchange rate changes since Brexit and the conversion charges.

    Great product. Really bad business people. I'll be using something else next time I see a dry fret board.

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    Duende 

    17 Nov 2011 - 14:39
    Right [thumbup]
    Apples and dinosaurs (LMAO) is when you want to say WTF!! those two things are nothing alike - and just cannot even begin to be compared!
    he he, you get it!!
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    Duende 

    06 Jun 2011 - 05:54
    hi
    His name is Keith Turkington. Remember this was a few years back, so his charges maybe more now.
    07789 899820
    He fixes x ray machines in the day and makes guitars and fixes string instruments in the evening.
    Cheers
    Matt
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    sausagefingers 

    02 Jun 2011 - 11:28
    ok. i thought we had to pay v.a.t. i,l take a peek at thomann now
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    sausagefingers 

    02 Jun 2011 - 11:28
    ok. i thought we had to pay v.a.t. i,l take a peek at thomann now
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    sausagefingers 

    02 Jun 2011 - 09:12
    Thanks for that Farn, your right i think gak is my best option, i cant go outside the u.k. import duties are so high...
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