Hi, its me, Nic

By Nic
May 10, 2003
  1. Hi, its me Nic,

    I figured now would be a good time to join others and post a little bit about myself.

    Born 1963, them days we were glad to have the price of a cup of tea. Without milk or sugar! Or tea! We used to have to drink out of a rolled-up newspaper! But you know, we were happy in those days, although we were poor. Because we were poor! My old dad used to say to me: "Money doesn't bring you happiness, son!" He was right! I was happier then and I had nothing! We lived for three months in a rolled-up newspaper in a septic tank! We used to have to get up every morning, at six o'clock and clean the newspaper, go to work down the mill, fourteen hours a day, week in, week out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home, our dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!

    And you try and tell the young people of today that, and they won't believe you!
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    Ok, maybe now isn't such a good time to introduce myself. :D

    PS: You can find out more about me over here ...

    We Were Poor (Four Yorkshiremen)

    And no, I'm not from Yorkshire. :)
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    Welcome again Nic..
    Where are you from if your not from Yorkshire ;)
  4. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    I'm from Scotland, just like yourself Arris (city shall remain anonymous - oops, I've just let slip a tiny clue). :D

    I only posted this as a joke, due to all the other similar posts being made at the time. Its not really that funny now, especially since someone has replied. :blush:

    Most users, I suspect wish to remain anonymous, and that would partially explain the strange choice in user names that often appear. I am no different, and have never visited many forums before, until I started posting on techspot.

    The reason I post so frequently now, is due to being unemployed for several months now (a casualty of the economic depression that seems to be affecting the IT market more than any other - advertised jobs are down by over 76% from 2002).

    So I am re-skilling and hoping that things will soon pick up, as I don't currently have many other options.

    But on to a brighter note, I am enjoying all this re-training and looking forward to putting my new skills into action some time soon. In the meantime I'll still be available to help out other users here, which is a lot of fun.

    That's about it from me, and I've already said more than I really wanted to say, so please no one else respond. Thanks! :)
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Great to have you here, keep up the good work in helping many people! By the way, do you support any scottish football clubs?
  6. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    No, the only time I even bother to watch football is when the World Cup is on.

    The rest of the time I'm not interested at all, because football is a commercially driven sport, and in order to be the best, you need only have the deepest pockets. Also, with so many foreign players in many clubs, it makes a mockery of having a team called 'Manchester United', or 'Liverpool', for example.

    Because of this I don't find football interesting any more, though when the World Cup comes along, every 4 years, at least we have genuine English, Italian, Polish, German, etc., players in their respective teams. It's much more like football used to be before commercialisation took over.

    If others enjoy watching football, then that's also fine, but its not something I have much time for.
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I live in Glasgow, in Scotland!

    It might be nice to meet you and Arris in real life some time. I met Mr. Garibali when he visited Scotland, and it was a great experience.
  8. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    P66: I live in Edinburgh, Scotland (the game is now up, I've finally been uncovered), and yes meeting up sometime would be nice, though currently I'd prefer to wait until my circumstances have improved a little (and I am not so depressing socially). I guess you won't be too hard to spot, judging by the photo next to your name, though granted, that may have been taken some time ago. :D If I ever happen to bang into you locally, I'll be sure to give you a wee tap on the shoulder and introduce myself. ;)
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