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Erm wow, I've been here for over 9 years... Don't really remember becoming active until I was in Uni though.

Lots of fun competing at MKDS Time Trials.

Those were so good.

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: March 28, 2014, 19:19 »
Sadly, I ended up closing down the server after a while. People tend to get bored and move on too quickly.

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 19, 2013, 19:39 »
Who tore up all the stuff I had done on the community farm?!

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 18, 2013, 13:20 »

I didn't think we'd have any on the island. Good job :) I shall be most definitely be on this weekend to do some work around town.

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 05, 2013, 17:27 »
Hi chaps,

Already had someone complain of stuff being stolen from them. Please remember this is for fun and everyone's enjoyment, so please don't loot peoples' things. If you need something, ask on the request board if someone wants to trade with you, or if anyone is prepared to make donations. I don't want to whitelist the server/have probation periods at this early stage, but I will do if it continues.


Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 04, 2013, 21:48 »
I think you were on the server we used to have, Laprabi, if memory servers correct...

Anyway, I won't be online for the rest of today, but I'll be around on the weekend :)

I put up a portal by spawn. It is, however, not activated yet.
If you want me to move it, just give the word.

Nice one! Totally fine for now.  When I get more community stuff built then maybe I'll budge it over a couple blocks if need be.

Also, I have made a request board, if anybody wants to trade materials and give their price.

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 04, 2013, 16:17 »
The machine our server is hosted on is having some problems which should hopefully get fixed soon. (Edit: it's fixed)

WIll build a portal in the near future.

I think it'd be pretty cool to build a centralized Nether portal building by spawn, with a large safe zone on the nether side of it. We can all link up distant portals to it inside the nether then.

ill try to get on this sometime soon!

Yes, the more the merrier :)

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 02, 2013, 17:34 »
I'll be on intermittently from 7pm (BST/UK time) onwards :)

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: October 02, 2013, 13:50 »
Will any of you fellows be playing today? This is the most social thing I can think of to do this evening.

Plus I gotta finish my little cottage on the hill.

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: September 29, 2013, 12:15 »
Great! Glad to have you on-board, Avian :)

Gaming / Re: Minecraft Server
« on: September 28, 2013, 16:04 »
Great, Liam! It's all set up now.

We've got a big forested island using large biomes, with spawn close to the coast. I'm hoping that perhaps we can get a little town going if more people get involved.

I shall be (back) on sometime this evening I expect, but feel free to get started now. I've added the server IP (it's public) to the original post.

Gaming / Minecraft Server
« on: September 28, 2013, 12:28 »
Hi guys.  I was wondering if anyone still had an interest in playing any Minecraft multiplayer on PC?  I pay for a small server that hasn't been getting any love for a couple of months, so I thought it'd be nice to get the community involved.

We used to have one here some time ago that was pretty fun but there were issues with up-time and other such things. I'm just in the process of backing up my old server data and getting it reset, but I thought I would scope out interest here first. Any and all people are welcome :)

[Edit] Server IP:

Server Member List:

[ArkUmbra] - Luke
[bufoliam] - Liam
[Mentlemann] - Relucantant Wailord
king apple

I feel like you are looking far too much into the future. You were noting worries about 'not wanting to do X for the rest of your career', but I think that's the wrong angle. I can't emphasise enough how key getting started is.  You may have to start doing something that isn't perfect for you, but after you have experience under your belt, money in your pocket and a bit more confidence you'll be much better positioned to move into different fields that you feel are better for you in the long run.

Go to every single supermarket within a 30 minute bus ride as soon you are able to read this - introduce yourself and ask them for an application form (if they don't have any, ask what the website is), and return it to them in person the moment you've found a pen to fill the form in with.  I would also recommend including a small printed cover letter with each of these, briefly detailing your qualifications, the volunteer work you have done, and any work experience you have.

Hell, go into as many shops as you can. Produce a 1-2 page CV and print a load of them off (Your local library should have printing facilities. Seemingly minor thing, but staple the two pages together, too, instead of having them loose). Hand them in to any places that are accepting CVs for applications. If they say they have no vacancies, ask them to hold onto your CV anyway and for them to give you a call when a vacancy does crop up. 

Haven't had a response from a place in a month or two? Give them another visit! Remind them who you are. Hand them another CV/application form. Be persistent.

Like Daedalus said, if you have someone you can put on your CV as being able to provide a reference for you then that will help.  Perhaps someone who knows you from the volunteer work you have done.

If you need someone to proof read or check the layout of your CV then hit me up on Facebook (I'm Luke, from the last London meetup - you have me on there already) and I'll try and help you refine it to make it more eye-catching to a reader.

This post may come across as brash in parts - I am not going to offer you my sympathies because that won't help.  However, you are more than capable of doing this, and getting yourself a job.

You are the only master of your life. Psyche yourself up.  Be determined, and don't get complacent. This is your opportunity to get the ball rolling and take on the challenges you face. Focus every fibre of your being into getting work, even if it is a supermarket job (infact, those are good choices). Now is not the time to be picky. All your other problems will begin to fall away after that.

Forum Games / Re: Rate the avatar of the person above you!
« on: August 12, 2013, 13:05 »
(Re: the katakana in your name, I hope your real name is Richard...)

I particularly enjoy the juxtaposition of the bright, flowing cape against the lifeless, static background which really serves to involve the viewer in the action of the shot. The actual message of the picture remains somewhat unclear, however: are we expected to accept the avatar's protagonist has convictions in his beliefs, or is he merely willfully naive to their consequences?


Random Randomness / Re: Nostalgia Thread
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:15 »
.. um, sorry, what? Jess was a dude?

It was news to me, too!

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