thread this is now the new
if you haven't registered here recently, you may need to re-register as the database is basically starting from scratch.

any problems with logins or the facebook page

edit: you'll need to delete your highest post cookie to get the new post indicator to work
permalink I for one welcome our new
Kampuchean overlords!

In other news, I not only survived running a half marathon this morning, but actually went much faster than I expected. No official time until tomorrow, but somewhere around 1:47, which I am exceptionally chuffed with

Mrs C also completed the 7 km in a perfectly respectable time too.

We are however, both now fecking shattered. The remainder of Sunday will not involve much activity!
permalink Ha!
Look at me, with my new username, and everything!

(Well, newish. The old board wouldn't let me have less than three letters, so I had to add a full stop)
permalink ooh, I can drop my underscore
permalink my underscore is what defines me man!
permalink Who was old_matt?
What is he doing now?
permalink we retired him
he was rubbish.
permalink Where we're going
we won't need any underscores
permalink *de-bags*
Oh, underscores
permalink I do not know who you are.
Who are you?
permalink I am
permalink me
permalink Nicely
permalink I'm holding it now
permalink That's mine
surely the wart was a give away
permalink sorry
thought it was the thruster knob
permalink *thrusts*
Woooof !
permalink terrier penis
permalink Do you want me to upload photos ?
I have two male terriers remember
permalink Hello all!
I seem to have given myself a capital C. Which is fine.

And I finished my Stirling Engine. Will video it working and post.
permalink Ooh, and I'm user number 42
This pleases me in an Adamsian sense.
permalink the absolute flip
of me - I'm 24.
permalink I may also have a lower number
But I couldn't get on so I re-registered.
permalink I am 7
permalink Did you ever manage to listen to your secret s4nta records?
permalink I haven't yet
santa :)

I think the turntable is in the loft somewhere . . I shall dig it out though
permalink booo!
caps are overrated
permalink I want my space back though
it didn't like scoff cruddle, so I is now all, like concatenated, innit
permalink how exciting,
it's like a re-birth!

I was going to choose a new username, but then couldn't think of one, so just went back to the old one.
permalink but honey
you *are* DMQOB!
permalink dooooooomcuuuuuuuube :D
permalink DOOOOOMMMMcube!
permalink But what did it stand for again?
Queen of summat?
permalink Danger Mouse
Queen of Biscuits?

/wildy guessing
permalink Did Mike
Quit Obama's Bum?

Oh mike!
permalink I know, but sometimes a change is as good as a rest.
I'm feeling glum at the moment. Very glum.
permalink hugs pet :)
permalink cheers Witchypoo.

permalink Very nice
although the new post-a-ma-widget doesn't seem to work for me.
permalink hmmm
what happens?
permalink not for me either.
Just don't get a "new posts thing in the top right, and no highlighting. "Your Posts" works fine.

Edit: Ah. Deleting the highest post cookie sorted it. Of course.
permalink Thank you.
I knew there was a trick to it, but couldn't remember.
permalink Thanks, got it
although Firefox didn't make it easy.
permalink Try it on Safari on iPad...
I still haven't found it without deleting everything ever...
permalink You should try it in ie9 on our corporate network.
I've concluded that it actually can't be done.

So, Mr Meep, if you could just artificially bump up the post count to 400k or so, I'll be fine ;-)
permalink don't say
I'm not good to you :)
permalink My word
Active support!

Can I have the moon on a stick please
permalink sure
as long as it doesn't have to work in IE6
permalink Wowee!
That's brilliant! Thanks!

It's lucky I spotted it, without a new post doohicky, I could easily have missed your reply ;-)
permalink Hello. well done with the whole board rescue malarkey, do you want hosting donations?
It's been cracking flags in the peak district today.
I had a good walk, and a bit of a sit in the garden with the little cat, which from her point of view was the most exciting thing ever.
permalink nah
it's on my existing hosting, not costing me anything
permalink I'll need to remember to renew the domain though
expires on 19th December this year.

won't make a note, sure I'll remember :)
permalink Just FYI
The 'I've forgotten my password' tool doesn't work.
permalink noted
I'm planning on sorting out the user management stuff a little, before our russian spamfriends return
permalink I read this as "Russian spamfiends"
and was imagining people in furry hats shovelling processed ham into their mouths and cackling in a manic fashion, while doing that squatting knee dance thing.
permalink Evening all.
permalink Ah Sir Jam of Cow,
Did you manage to rehome the Megadrive? I've worked out where mine is, and I doubt I'll get it back in one piece :(
permalink I've still got it, email me your address
sam hat
permalink cool
I just needed to log back in, is that right?

In other news, relatives are shit.
permalink Some are, some aren't
it's all relative...

permalink and shits are relative
just ask Manley!
permalink Ding dong
permalink is the
health url still working as well?

Also: TOTN - Thinking Plague - Blown Apart - (not easy listening, worth it though)
permalink you have a choice
permalink How about
permalink likey
try this for a totn.. teardrop played with vegetables
if nothing else it should put a smile on faces
permalink ha, that is splendid
never quite got his stuff before, although he has done some very nice remixes*, but that is cool

*this one in particular
permalink Hello!
Overlords welcomed, etc.
permalink Well, isn't this a thing.
I have officially handed over stewardship of the Glorious People's Democratic Republic of C4mbodia to meepmeep having done my best to invest as much time and effort into the infrastructure as Kim Jong Il did for North Korea.

Hopefully it'll stay up for more than 5 minutes now.
permalink pffft, well done though
for keeping us all in the safety of one asylum over the years, thank you :)
permalink cheers jonas
and don't be a stranger now that you're not leader ;)
permalink Seconded -
don't just disappear into your mausoleum.
permalink So many classic threads gone :-(
like that one where cowjam asked what everyone was having for lunch and AL replied he was eating a sausage sandwich.

permalink my sides are still aching over that one
permalink Don't worry, I'm compiling them all into a book
It's guaranteed to be a christmas best seller.
permalink why would lie
about what someone else had for lunch?
permalink hahaha
thread Is the Board Down??
permalink down and out
I think.
permalink i feel like i just wandered past a bunch of coats within a wardrobe
and popped out the otherside

so have you guys been having inter board conversations?
it could be like 3d chess or something..

oh i stuck up a fantasy F1 thing up on fb that geoff started.. he explains it all

who's the hairy nosed otter of a host of this place?

edit: oh and links work
permalink Oh shit
I am really, really oussed
permalink and here we all are
*does the little board dance*

and how are we all over here?
permalink why have I woken up?
I shouldn't be awake
permalink Science.
permalink do you have a stinking hangover?
I do
permalink me too
permalink I'll poke Jonas again
and once I've done that, I'll see if he still wants to redirect the domain to here
permalink have a
deeply subtle women's cycling team shirt design
permalink and the problem is?
/desperate middle aged leering
permalink pfft
they're already in tight fitting sports kit, seems to be taking a bit too far to, um accentuate things like that
thread So the board down?
permalink Looks like it
. .
permalink up again
thread didn't cycle to London
I'd claim it was because I didn't fancy negotiating the roads within the M25 given that NCN 1 along the Lee tow-path probably wouldn't have been passable with 23mm slicks, but the reality involves my legs hurting and me not hardening the fuck up
permalink I didn't cycle to London either.
I can't find any direct evidence of me having buildings insurance. I have indirect evidence - a letter from my mortgagee provider saying "You must provide evidence of you having buildings insurance before we give you a mortgage" and I have a mortgage, but they don't have a record of who I'm with. Or supposed to be with. I have a vague memory of my mortgage advisor setting something up that would automatically start when the sale completed, but I can't find evidence of it. And even if there was a failing in that process (though I suspect it was my responsibility to say that I'd bought the house) I should've noticed sooner than nearly two years after it failed to start.

So anyway, the chap next door (a builder) had a look and figured out where the leak came from - the toilet cistern's overflow. The overflow has its own pipe which runs from the bathroom to the outside, through the kitchen ceiling. Only it doesn't get to outside because there's a fucking conservatory in the way. It just stops. It's evidently not sealed or anything, they just trimmed it and put the conservatory over it. So any water that runs through the overflow overflows from the overflow and runs into the ceiling above the kitchen.

So while we were away with nobody flushing the loo at home the overflow came in to use (despite the water being off, maybe not off enough or perhaps it was condensation), water pooled in the ceiling then at 2am as we were in the air somewhere over africa the ceiling collapsed. We know it was 2am because the alarm went off, and the man next door came round with his dog. He figured we weren't being burgled and turned the alarm off without checking the kitchen.

So now once it's dry we need to have the ceiling boarded and plastered and replace the loo, which will mean replacing the sink and bath as well.

We wanted to do the bathroom anyway, but maybe when we'd had a chance to save up a bit.
permalink the insurance payments
must appear on your bank statements?
permalink That's the thing, they don't.
What I thought was buldings insurance was actually payment protection.
permalink oh blimey..
you could have paid an annual premium or something I suppose.
permalink I wouldn't have done and I've checked bank statements from around the time
I bought. Plus I'd have got the renewal. I think this is a hard earned lesson on getting my shit together and behaving like a grown-up.

Fortunately as shit that necessitates a buildings insurance claim goes this was pretty tame, and we can live without a kitchen ceiling until we save up a bit. I also told our next door neighbour we're uninsured and he'll do the repairs and replace our bathroom at a decent price.
permalink I'm no expert
but I don't think buildings insurance is something that ever automatically happens, you have to go and get it yourself just like car insurance. You also need to make sure it tallies with your mortgage value so that you're not underinsured.
permalink I know, but I ordered it and it was set to start when my mortgage did.
I was rather overwhelmed at the time and didn't consider that I might have to do something about it, and I presumed another monthly payment was it. I'll find the paperwork eventually and properly figure out what happened.

I'll also be writing to the company that installed the conservatory to let them know what utter twunts they are.
permalink speak to your mortgage advisor
.. they must have a record of what they sent to the mortgage co.
permalink Is it included in your mortgage ?
they can be bought together.
permalink check your bank statement
who are you paying, might have a reference?
permalink that route is fine on 23s

permalink I'd been through
two fords, one of which only had temporary/emergency signs, the other of which I've been through several times when it's been dry...
permalink Anyway, I had an excellent time in South Africa.
It was fucking amazing.
permalink I bet not one ceiling fell in on you there
it's much better like that.
permalink Not one!
To be fair the Wigan one didn't fall on me either. It fell on the rather nice Dartington water jug we got as a wedding present though :(
permalink and the faberge egg
and Ming vases?
thread Why
aren't we here yet?
permalink But
we are . . . .
permalink oh yeah
permalink I'm not
or am I ?
permalink I'm not sure who I am at this point
let alone where...

Out drinking with friend, who's in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend, till 6 am. Ended up top & tailing round hers - woken up at 9 by her burying her feet in my armpit in her sleep, then kicking me in the head when I tried to shrug her away.

Just spent 2 hours wandering round Sainsbury's in a daze trying to find the ingredients for a vegetarian dinner I'm cooking tonight.
permalink Lomes?
Adult limes.
permalink I just started watching the hobbit
It's been a long time since I read the Hobbit, did the Dwarves do a song and dance routine while putting the washing-up away in Bilbo's house in the book? It made me feel a bit queasy and I turned it off.

They don't keep doing that do they?
permalink it's on page 12
and yes they do
permalink oh god
permalink well I've not seen it yet
but the reason you don't remember all the singing in the book is because those bits were easy to skip, and if it's 9 hours of film then it's highly unlikely he's left any of it out
permalink I'm going to need
booze for this then