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Started by Geddy, Jan 28, 2015, 12:13 pm

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Geddy

Now another late in the day hobby has sneaked up on me, something I'v always wanted to do but never did... fishing!  Since I only live a couple of 100 yards from the river mouth it would be rude not to.  Not going to bother with carp fishing or fly fishing (yes the book) so I'll stop with sea/shore fishing.  Gear is not too expensive to begin with and it's quite therapeutic making the rigs... I always thought a 1 up, 1 down was something else ;)

DAD

Quote from: Geddy on Feb 13, 2019, 07:12 pmNow another late in the day hobby has sneaked up on me, something I'v always wanted to do but never did... fishing!  Since I only live a couple of 100 yards from the river mouth it would be rude not to.  Not going to bother with carp fishing or fly fishing (yes the book) so I'll stop with sea/shore fishing.  Gear is not too expensive to begin with and it's quite therapeutic making the rigs... I always thought a 1 up, 1 down was something else ;)

Fecking Newbie!!!  I've been fishing since I was 10 lol

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Geddy

Quote from: DAD on Feb 13, 2019, 07:22 pmFecking Newbie!!!  I've been fishing since I was 10 lol



Real fishing off a pier or boat or just namby pamby river/carp fishing?

Marlon36

I used to go river fishing and really enjoyed it. Just sitting by the river waiting for a bite became a 'form of therapy' for me as it was so relaxing. Well, it's relaxing until you get snagged! Did a bit of sea fishing as well :)

Geddy

Quote from: Marlon36 on Feb 15, 2019, 05:26 amI used to go river fishing and really enjoyed it. Just sitting by the river waiting for a bite became a 'form of therapy' for me as it was so relaxing. Well, it's relaxing until you get snagged! Did a bit of sea fishing as well :)

Well technically where I go is either off the pier so the sea or a few 100 yards up from the Mouth so maybe river but still salt water of course.  Yeah getting snagged is a arse, I hate losing rigs/weights lol.

Marlon36

Quote from: Geddy on Feb 16, 2019, 08:57 amWell technically where I go is either off the pier so the sea or a few 100 yards up from the Mouth so maybe river but still salt water of course.  Yeah getting snagged is a arse, I hate losing rigs/weights lol.

I've frozen my bollocks off on Saltburn pier a few times! ;)   Had some good days/nights fishing off that pier the only problem was when it was busy on there I'd sometimes end up fishing near someone who could talk a glass eye to sleep. Fished at South Gare in Redcar as well...so that was my bit of sea/shore fishing. I took up watercolour painting after fishing and found that to be just as therapeutic. Might have a go at knitting next... ;)

hit the six

I am thinking of getting a metal detector, does anyone have one
or can recommend a decent one.

it will be better than my recent attempt at golf , 4omph wind ffs!!!
my balls were all over the place. ??? :-\
You are all just jealous because the voices are talking to me.

stanmarsh14

Sort of fits in with this site..... classic comps, namely a Commodore C64c

Recently picked up one in basically factory fresh condition (Needs no retrobrite at all), warranty label still in tact, programming book included and all the after market sales crap you tend to get etc..... box a bit tatty, but everything is in A1 condition.

Got from a place just down road from me mates new house in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Also included, is a games cartage (No tape deck, but you will like my alt solution), where upon opening, unfortunately is not the expected 25 / 27 series EPROM (Was hoping it was, as I have a programmer I use for fruit machines that can program ROM's), however gave a clue as to the vintage of the machine, which is 1989, so must have been one of the last to be made.

Now, most C64's have been going for over £100 on e-bay, however I paid at a shop, just £80, and the guy even supplied 3 joystick, including the well known Cheetech.

Now as for loading games, you can get devices, that plug in to the back of the C64, that will emulate the device intended, which work out at around £25 per device, and to load games, you use files intended for emulators like Vice, and drop them on to a micro SD card, shove in to the device emulator, and away you go.

HEH, first game loaded, had to be Codemasters Fruit Machine 2, followed by Arkanoid 2 (Yes the DEBBIE S cheat works!), and followed up by Paradroid and Uridium.

The seller of the tape emulator I have, also has a multi platform tape emulator, that works on the likes of Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro (All variants), and a few others.

https://youtu.be/CPB9zpknDAw

stanmarsh14

As a side note, place where I got the C64 from, currently has an Amiga 500 in :)

Slasher

Quote from: altharic on Oct 20, 2017, 08:10 pm
Quote from: Slasher on Oct 16, 2017, 04:37 pm
Quote from: pilsburydoughman on Oct 12, 2017, 12:54 amHobbies - fishing (course), Radio Presenting, Watching Everton when I can, walking my jack russell, playing Pool/Snooker (im the captain of my local pool team)
Being a fat bastard

But does he have a sense of humour?

Nah, he's just a massive gimp... I know him well though lol

DAD

Time to revive this thread a again as after nearly 50 years of playing the guitar I've finally taken the plunge and joined a band.  We're doing mostly 60s/70s stuff, especially Buddy Holly as the lead singer likes his stuff a lot.

Its a bit of a wake up call for me as its not the stuff I normally play.  Those of you who remember me posting a few MP3s years ago will know I'm more into classic rock.

Anyway its early days as we've only had a couple of rehersals so far and yet to play a proper gig, but I'm having a blast :D

Here's a track called "Do you Wanna Dance" recorded at our second ever rehersal.  Feedback good or bad would be great :)
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Zippy

Really like it but being an old timer like I am and the family background I have I grew up from everything even as far back as Carmen Miranda, Doris Day, Bing Crosby and the like, so this is my type of thing. I get the drift and is pretty good tbf, not sure if it was my lappy but sounds a bit distant especially with the vocals, wouldn't mind hearing a very clear master as I do like this era of music as still listen to it now with the old girl.

Go for it bud you got some groove going on there.

Zippy :-X
Zippy

DAD

Quote from: Zippy on Jul 20, 2021, 01:58 amReally like it but being an old timer like I am and the family background I have I grew up from everything even as far back as Carmen Miranda, Doris Day, Bing Crosby and the like, so this is my type of thing. I get the drift and is pretty good tbf, not sure if it was my lappy but sounds a bit distant especially with the vocals, wouldn't mind hearing a very clear master as I do like this era of music as still listen to it now with the old girl.

Go for it bud you got some groove going on there.

Zippy :-X
thanks for the reply.  Yes it does sound a bit distant as it was recorded on a mobile phone.  Also we were very loud so the phone compensated for that.  If we ever do a proper recording in a studio I'll post back here :)
Welcome to DADsFME, enjoy your stay :)