Tropical Melody

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  • Birthday 03/29/1954

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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    Boston, East England, UK (not Massachusetts, the other one!)
  • Personal Motto
    Never trust anypony who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, does not try it on.
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    Hadn't even heard of MLP until beginning of June 2016. Well I was vaguely aware that some toys of that name existed. Discovered it purely by chance on one of the UK Freeview channels. It just so happened that at that particular time of day it was about halfway through an episode, season 5 I think, but can't remember which ep. Pretty sure it was a scene showing Twilight being vocal about something. It impinged on my consciousness, so I gave it 5 minutes worth, and to cut a long story short I noticed that it would be repeated again later that evening along with another ep, so I recorded them to watch later. And recorded and watched the next day's, and the next, and so on, and so here we are. Have now got all the DVD sets up to season 4, currently seasons 5 & 6 recorded.

    Other fave cartoons include: MLP, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Stressed Eric, Gogs, Bernie And Corneil, Spongebob Squarepants, Angry Kid. Oh mustn't forget Larva! I am also indebted to MLP for incidentally introducing me to Larva; the Freeview channel would sometimes throw in a Larva cartoon after an MLP to help pad out what was left of the remaining 30 minutes. Larva is hysterically funny, hadn't laughed so much in ages. I also like most Disney stuff, speshly the earlier ones which made an indelible impression on me as a child. E.g. was obsessed with Fantasia for quite a while.

    Fave bands / music artists I like (quick trawl thru iTunes): Seal, Alanis Morisette, All Saints, The Beatles, Beck Sian, The Blue Nile, The Bangles, Coldplay, Level 42, David Bowie, Elbow, Electro Guzzi, Fonogeri, Genesis, Gerard Presencer, Jakatta, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush, Clannad, Enya, Louise Rednapp, Madness, Mahvishnu Orchestra, Madonna, Martyn Bennett, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Noel Gallagher / Oasis, Pat Metheney Group, Paul Simon, Sugababes, Thievery Corporation, This Way Up, Tiesto, Toyah Willcox, UB40 ... I'm always making playlists; I also listen to radio a lot and am often grabbed by some tune, so it gets added to a playlist. There are a few of these 'Compilations' on my YouTube channel. (search for playlists 'Compilation [Roman numerals]')

    I used to draw and paint quite a bit when I was younger, but that petered out over time, life and work getting in the way! But would like to get back into it again. In the meantime my other interests include designing and building Hi-Fi gear and tube amplifiers, and motorbiking - I currently own a Piaggio X10 scooter. Also like reading Sci-fi paperbacks.

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  1. "Ponies swearing" hysterical Mine: 6 Really CREEPY Unsolved Mysteries
  2. "Video blocked in your country" Well stuff you then! You know where you can stick that don't yer? Where the sun don't shine. And sideways.....
  3. "Use printer offline." WTF would you want to 'use the printer offline'?? How effing useless is that? You want it to actually print on the actual paper! Not effing sitting there doing sweet bugger all. FFS ...
  4. The Sweeney's doing ninety 'cause they've got the word to go To get a gang of villains in a shed up at Heathrow They're counting out the fivers when the handcuffs lock again In and out of Wandsworth with the numbers on their names It's funny how their missus always looks the bleeding same And meanwhile at the station, there's a couple of likely lads Who swear like how's-your-father and they're very cool for cats
  5. Printed some circuit diagrams and a bunch of other stuff, organised folders to put them in, made a vegetable stew and et it, added an extension to the power cord of the floor lamp in the lounge, which releases a 6-way extension lead. Now on the forums.
  6. Damn blast, look at my past I'm ripping up my feet over broken glass
  7. You're forced to if you're writing for an old PIC chip (RISC)
  8. Random picture of the week .....



    (I have no idea where this is)


  9. I think it's meant for a girl TBH but what the heck I like it
  10. Actually I get #643, it's a 12-bit word that includes 2 operands (register address and bit number).
  11. btfsc (Bit Test on File register Skip if Clear)
  12. getin clrwdt movf PORTB,W andlw b'1011' movwf temp xorwf button,W btfss STATUS,Z goto here goto getin . . . [image] [image]
  13. Got up eleven, made coffee, shower, then up the pub
  14. "No! You wipe off as much as you can with the flannel first, then you blot yourself with the towel to finish." "Really?? And there was me thinking that a towel was for drying yourself with."