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Good service deserves a mention 
Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 11:48 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
2011 is nearly over. I certainly hope I get more gaming done in 2012 than I did this year! Even my home server was down for most of it (sorry for those asking and me saying "soon" for most of the year). Work commitments were very high but so far next year is looking resonable as far as time goes.

This brings me to what I've just setup at home. For my test server I now have ADSL 2 and it's live. Testing will start sometime in January to see how the modem gets on etc.

My gaming machine finally now has Windows 7 and decent sized HDDs. My Playstation 3 now has a good wireless connection after the installation of a wireless extender.

Here is where the good service mentioned in the title of this post comes in. Some of what I wanted done I either didn't know how to do or it would have taken me too long to do, eg. mirror RAID my two new drives and set up the wireless extender.

I gave Marc Wannenmacher Computer Specialist, Computer Repairs Gold Coast a call. He was the preferred IT guy at one of my old places of work so I was confident of his skills but I was unsure if he would want to do what I required. He said yes and was happy to come over in the evening which is a big plus for me! Flawless and convenient service at a fair price. When he left, everything was running exactly how I wanted it to run.

If you're on the Gold Coast then Marc is the man to see for your IT needs.
Virus removal


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[BOXING] R.I.P. Lionel Rose 
Sunday, 8 May, 2011, 10:51 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
Lionel Rose dies aged 62

Legendary Australian boxer Lionel Rose has died aged 62.

He had been ill for several months.

Rose beat Japan's Fighting Harada in 1968 to win the world bantamweight title and became the first Indigenous boxer to win a world title.

He had 53 fights for 42 wins.

Rose was named Australian of the Year in 1968 for his achievement.

SOURCE ... 210868.htm

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Test server down 
Thursday, 17 March, 2011, 09:21 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
My test server has died. I think motherboard. I'll have another one up and running when time permits.


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R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett 
Friday, 26 June, 2009, 13:18 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
Rest In Peace Farrah Fawcett (Ferrah Leni Fawcett).

02 February 1947 - 25 June 2009

"I've lived a full and wonderful life. I've loved and been loved. I'm happy. I'm ready."

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ned-friendly software update - 'BlockNote for the Net' 
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009, 00:25 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
I've added another newbie friendly piece of software to my list.

Useful Free Software

BlockNote for the Net

This is an easy to use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor. I used this recently to make a readme for the SWAT4 reticle mod. I know zero about HTML so this program helped me, a lot! For full details of what this software can do, visit the site.

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blog change 
Sunday, 7 June, 2009, 07:34 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
I've combined my Servers List page with the old Info, Link and Downloads page. Everything is now indexed from the one page (on right), neds gaming goodies.

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Peter 'CFA Volunteer' the Poet from Flowerdale 
Monday, 23 February, 2009, 13:16 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
The fires in southern Australia (Feb-09) are the worst on Australian record.
For full news coverage see here


Peter is from Flowerdale and miraculously his house survived even though he and his local fire crew were miles away fighting the fire somewhere else.

When he arrived home after four days on the truck, he turned to poetry to try and get his feelings out.

Have a listen to Peter's story and poem.
Audio download here:

(transcript on this blog soon)

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profile updated 
Saturday, 21 February, 2009, 14:30 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
I've changed my current #1 gaming interest from Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars to Left 4 Dead.

I still think ETQW is the one of best multiplayer games ever made but unfortionately for me, many others don't agree. For now my #1 gaming interest is L4D. I'm progressing quite well through the achievements. Some of the ones left are going to be very tuff to get. Details - here.

I'll have a L4D server up and running by the end of the week I'd say. More details soon.


Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars | Splash Damage
Left 4 Dead | Official Site

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more FREE ned-friendly useful software found! 
Sunday, 25 January, 2009, 13:08 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
I've added some new goodies to my - Useful Free Software - list!

multi-video formats to flash (.flv) converter

multiformat website media player

video capture/processing utility


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JW FLV Media Player test 
Sunday, 18 January, 2009, 08:25 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
I'm testing out a flash player for the blog by LongTail Video called the JW FLV Media Player. The original CAforNoobs.wmv file was converted by EasyFLV Free FLV Converter.

This movie by Fox from TOG ( is a newbies guide to Combat Arms. The original higher res version will be available for download from this site soon.

I'll be playing around with this software quite a bit trying to ustilise the flashvars.


TOG Fox and I have been playing a bit of SWAT 4 lately, Specifically the Sheriff's Special Forces mod v3.1 for The Stetchkov Syndicate expansion pack. As you can see from this quick video put together by Fox we would both be in jail by now if we were real SWAT 4 guys lol.

I'm the one in view because Fox was filming using Fraps.

LOL moments were at the 20 and 40 second marks with me punching the suspect in the back of the head after he taunted me and later when Fox twitched after hearing the sound of my taser only to shot and kill a subdued suspect =]

If you're interested in playing SWAT 4 SSF mod with us then contact me via this blog or contact myself or Fox at forum (Ned or Fox) or simply post in this thread - here.


Thanks to domc from the Simple PHP Blog forum for starting me off with this embedding flash idea and providing some code I could use!

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