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  • edited April 2006
    29 in May just like Arjun, wonder who´s older! :)

    ´rubbered´ ZX 48K when I was 8, ´twas borrowed from dad´s colleague just to try for a month or two: now I consider that as cunning tactics of my dad to get me & my sister involved in playing manicminer/jetpac/aticatac/thewall and other nonsenses only to be in bigger number against our mum -´cos she wouldn´t bother with buying a computer for the housekeeping...

    that´s how we get to buy our own 48K+ with better keyboard and professional look

    firstly studied computer science & electroengineering at university which sounds ultrarare as I´m not skilled in these disciplines, fortunately it was the shortest university study in my life (but I´ve chosen that because of knowing ZX Basic and some pascal... :oops:)

    strongly affected by films began to shoot short amateurs films and thinking of doing it professionally - but meanwhile thinking, finished another university as a teacher
    taught in a basic school for one year, then moved into another job - organising the film festivals/competitions and photography/fine arts expositions/competitions and workshops (local, regional, national, international) + advisory for filmmaking, photography and fine arts

    from september gonna study film at university in bratislava
    G! - That makes sense in BASIC 0:1
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    strongly affected by films, began to shoot short amateurs

    There's a law against that type of thing.
    On those afternoons in utopia..
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    I never make misteaks mistrakes misyales errurs — oh, sod it.
  • edited April 2006
    An enigma...
    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • edited April 2006
    karingal wrote:
    An enigma...

    Sure you dont mean Enema?
  • edited April 2006
    beanz wrote:
    Sure you dont mean Enema?
    HAHA
    well how do you think he got top poster in one mad spurt :P
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    HAHA
    well how do you think he got top poster in one mad spurt :P
    I know what I mean...
    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • edited April 2006
    karingal wrote:
    I know what I mean...

    Too bad that the rest of us do not ;-)

    Skarpo
    :-)
  • edited April 2006
    The birth of Skarpo took place sometime last century and just happened to take place in May (seems like there are plenty of us in May).

    As long as I have my Speccy (right now in emu form) I'm neither young nor old.

    I like cats, drawing, reading books and all that generic recreational stuff, such as travelling, hiking and whatnot.

    I prefer to hug people, the last time I was in a fight I was 6. I was about to get thrown into a deep ditch but punched my way out of it. The other kid is now a used car salesman (HA, HA! a la Nelson from the Simpsons). To this day I regret hitting him but in my memory it was either that or being found in that ditch days later.

    I'm a rocket* scientist, and have always been since I remember.

    I have never had an enema. I don't mind going to the dentist (last time was about 15 years ago) and love climbing trees.

    Love architecture, long walks with the bitch (don't have a dog), making Speccy maps and have a slight tendency to go off-topic ... perhaps because of ADD or perhaps because of whatever ... the grass is getting green out there, so it's time for me to have a walk and enjoy life.

    Wish you were beautiful, the weather is here.

    Skarpo
    :-)
    *bottle
  • edited April 2006
    strongly affected by films, began to shoot short amateurs
    Laila wrote:
    There's a law against that type of thing.
    law is different from country to country
    before I was doing it for fun and passion, now I´m gonna do it for the money....
    but in case of the gamestage amateur I´d do it for the speccy community for free, just take him to a country where it is legal to have a target range - I´ll let him hold a small one in his hand...
    G! - That makes sense in BASIC 0:1
  • edited April 2006
    It's still legal for an Englishman to kill a Welshman that strays across the border as long as the Englishman has taken weekly longbow training.

    I'm sure that law can be put to use here?
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  • edited April 2006
    but isnt it illegal to practice with a longbow on the village green without a man at arms present?
  • edited April 2006
    fogartylee wrote:
    It's still legal for an Englishman to kill a Welshman that strays across the border as long as the Englishman has taken weekly longbow training.

    I'm sure that law can be put to use here?

    hahaha, nice,
    britain has a few strange laws valid still yet from the middle age, I think, there?s still forbidden to fly a kite :)
    how do we arrange gaystage to be a welshman?
    G! - That makes sense in BASIC 0:1
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    isnt there a fish that if you catch it, you have to offer it to the queen before you eat it.
  • edited April 2006
    You have to introduce him to a sheep & let nature take it's course. :lol:
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  • edited April 2006
    fogartylee wrote:
    It's still legal for an Englishman to kill a Welshman that strays across the border as long as the Englishman has taken weekly longbow training.

    I'm sure that law can be put to use here?

    Hmmm.... so THAT is what you have been doing on a sunday evening.... I'm a long way from the border... but not so much a WelshMAN... does that count? should I lie in bed awake at night worrying about this?

    Oh and for the record I'm Sarah ;) - Fogartylee's better half, duster of thousands of spectrum games, player of a few. Funnily enough I live with Lee and our two kids .... oh and the cats.... in my spare time I nurse in Operating Theatres :)
  • edited April 2006
    muddywho wrote:
    in my spare time I nurse in Operating Theatres :)


    I've just spent three months in Theatres, and I have to say - unless you work in recovery, it's a criminal waste of a registration, imo. Anaesthetist/ODPs look after the patient, Surgeons do the work...

    And the registered nurses, who spent three years *minimum* learning how to care for people, stand there scrubbed, passing instruments in and out and retracting/holding the laparoscope if they're lucky.

    Rant over, go about your business :-p

    D.
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    She's in bed, so I'll reply for her :smile:

    She is actually an ODP but when she tells people that they just go 'huh?' and when she tries to describe her job, the response is 'so you're a nurse then'.

    It's not worth the hassle!

    The worst of it is that she doesn't get to wear a nurses uniform (apart from the wipe-clean one I got for her).

    Does that clear things up?
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    fogartylee wrote:
    She's in bed, so I'll reply for her :smile:

    She is actually an ODP but when she tells people that they just go 'huh?' and when she tries to describe her job, the response is 'so you're a nurse then'.

    It's not worth the hassle!

    The worst of it is that she doesn't get to wear a nurses uniform (apart from the wipe-clean one I got for her).

    Does that clear things up?

    Certainly does - It's far better to be an ODP, imo. 2 years of training *in theatres* as opposed to a nurse who gets (if they're lucky) *3 months* of training in theatres.

    I know who I'd rather have looking after me whilst I was under anaesthetic...

    Cheers foggy :)

    D.
  • edited April 2006
    I am dm_boozefreek which is now my universal name the DM stands for DrUnKeN mAsTeR!!! I am a MM/JSW author.

    I'm 28 I'm from Newcastle, Toon Toon Black 'n' White Army!!! (sorry had to do that).

    My programming skills are sub-standard I'm not ashamed to admit that, I did manage to cobble 2 very crap games in BASIC about 18 years ago but that's the max of my skills. I'm trying to re-educate myself in the way of the Speccy cos' it's the only computer I really loved. But I'll admit I was more of a gamer than a programmer.

    The games I made make Cassette 50 look good (if that's possible, the home computing club have a lot to answer for, for that what a scam).

    I can make swearwords appear on the screen in C++ and VB if that counts (a bit like the classic 10 PRINT routine but more hassle to type in) LOL
    You can't expect me to have lunch with a man who's favourite part of the chicken is the right wing!
  • edited April 2006
    Dunny wrote:
    I've just spent three months in Theatres, and I have to say - unless you work in recovery, it's a criminal waste of a registration, imo. Anaesthetist/ODPs look after the patient, Surgeons do the work...

    And the registered nurses, who spent three years *minimum* learning how to care for people, stand there scrubbed, passing instruments in and out and retracting/holding the laparoscope if they're lucky.

    Rant over, go about your business :-p

    D.

    Hmmm suppose that depends on point of view.. personally I think that Theatres work best as a multi disciplinary team, nurses play a huge role in patient care in theatre and patients still require all the basic nursing skills they recieve on the ward... Theatre nursing is just a specialised field of nursing and scrubbing is just a small part of what theatre nurses do. :) and as for any laprascopic procedure, they are the most painfully boring type of surgery known to man and are to be avoided by all parties wherever possible (including the patient)...hehe

    And I truly believe the biggest waste of nursing under current practices is to take a promotion beyond the old E grade.

    Just out of curiosity Dunny which area of nursing do you want to work in when you qualify?
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    muddywho wrote:
    nurses play a huge role in patient care in theatre and patients still require all the basic nursing skills they recieve on the ward...

    Well, I don't know about your theatre, but in ours there's no nurse involved until the patient is unconscious :)

    Seriously, the theatre nurses scrub to assist and hand out instruments, or circulate for the scrub-nurse fetching and carrying. They don't care for the patient during anaesthesia induction, they don't care for the patient during the procedure, and it's the anaesthetist who hands the patient over to the recovery nurses. The recovery nurses extubate, so there's no PACU care actually in the theatre.

    Given that the ODPs get training for 2 years in theatre as opposed to the nurses who have to learn to scrub and circulate post-reg, it makes no sense to me that a registered nurse should be in there. Of course, there's the argument that "wherever there's a patient, there should be a nurse" but I think that 3 years training to never have to actually care for someone is a little much :)
    And I truly believe the biggest waste of nursing under current practices is to take a promotion beyond the old E grade.

    No arguments there. The higher up you go, the less patient contact you get.
    Just out of curiosity Dunny which area of nursing do you want to work in when you qualify?

    I'm seconded to Medicine, so I've chosen Gerontology. It's an area that I enjoy immensely - multiple pathology nursing, rather than surgical which most of the time is just wound management.

    D.
  • edited April 2006
    Dunny wrote:

    wound management.

    D.

    Wound management?? I think you've been hanging around the HR department too much!!

    Isn't that the same as when they changed bin men into 'waste management'?

    I am of course selectively quoting.
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  • edited April 2006
    fogartylee wrote:
    Wound management?? I think you've been hanging around the HR department too much!!

    Isn't that the same as when they changed bin men into 'waste management'?

    I am of course selectively quoting.
    I thought it was Sanitation Engineer. :)

    T-70
  • edited April 2006
    Necros wrote:
    I thought it was Sanitation Engineer. :)

    T-70
    almost, sanitation redistributor...
    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • edited April 2006
    I work in a pretty large Theatre Department and our nurses are a huge part of the team... guess it's down to differnet trusts but basically our nurses get involved in patient care right from the start... greeting the patient, catheterising, bloods, fluid balances, some see the patients pre op, all the same reassurance you would do on the ward.. then of course we have the care of trauma patients, wound washing, some nurses are surgical assistants and do suturing etc and we also get quite a lot of spinal or local patients having big ops like hip replacements, crani's and pain management... they all need care too... we have patients going down to scan anaesthetised and the nurses (accompanied by an anaesthetist and ODP) generally go with them oh and we never ever send our patients to recovery tubed, all extubation is done in theatre any patient that leaves theatre with a tube goes to ITU! and the nurses hand over patients to the recovery staff... quite a few of our nurses are anaesthetic trained too... the only difference with them to ODP's is they generally don't hold the A&E or hospital wide Resus and Trauma beeps or do repats. Then of course the nurses also have to have the skills to know what to do when the shit really hits the fan, from experience I know that when you have an unexpected severed aorta on the table it takes every nursing skill you have to cope!
  • edited April 2006
    Just going off-topic by returning to the original topic for a moment (?). What made you choose muddywho as a username? Does it mean anything? :)

    Necros.

    T-68
  • edited April 2006
    Necros wrote:
    Just going off-topic by returning to the original topic for a moment (?). What made you choose muddywho as a username? Does it mean anything? :)

    Necros.

    T-68


    Ermmm... see it would be cool if it meant something wouldn't it... so yes it means something, I'll think of exactly what it means later.. after I have eaten
  • edited April 2006
    definatly not mallrats. :)
  • edited April 2006
    (will try to return to topic)

    Hi, the name's Marcelo (d'oh!) ;-)
    I'm 37, from Argentina... Seems like I'm one of thy elders (Hey kid, would you hand over my walking cane, please?).

    At 16 I took a three month job just to get my first 48K. I bought the CZ Spectrum, an Argentinian clone. Czerweny, the manufacturing company, initially just pirated the machine (named it the CZ2000) and then seem to have properly licensed them, making lotsa legal clones (CZ1000, CZ1500, CZ Spectrum and CZ Spectrum+). They never broke the 48K barrier, though :(. Made a couple boards for the Speccy in that time, patched the ROM, etc... :o

    When I finished High School (Electronics Technician at last 8-), was 19) I took a job as a field maintenance man for a computer company. Then, I evolved thru the same company and now I program VB6, .NET, SQL, and younameit for it. We install magcard videogame control systems. The passion for the Z80 still stands, tho; I usually tell my boss I still prefer Spectrum's ability to return 8 as PRINT VAL ("5+3") over VB's stupid response of 5 to the same sentence. It did not even need the goddam parentheses!.

    Next, please!
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