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i-r-paulus ...

... so I'm probably best placed to tell you a little more about myself ...

These pages are an attempt to give you some idea of the sort of person I am, obviously the truth of anybody is a little difficult to convey in words and pictures, but this website is likely to give you a little better insight than a piece of paper with a list of qualifications and previous employment ... and at worst (for me) you can save yourself the expense of an interview :D

Also - please don't judge me from this photograph ... I am 'quite' normal - honestly!

Jun 16 2012

Hardware

When it comes to any computer problems, I've learnt that you should always try the obvious first ... seriously, if your mouse is not working (even if it is only a week old) try another mouse don't waste hours bitching at your operating system ... then, if it still doesn't work, try another USB port ... then check those ports are working using another device ...

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Apr 28 2012

Music

I think we all like music of one type or another (although, saying that, I know of one person who doesn't like music, and I think thats probably a pretty good indicator ofUsing Spotify :) sociopathic tendencies ...) anyway, as is normal with my diatribes, I digress ...

They say you tell a lot about somebody from the type of music they like, so frankly I would be at a loss to analysis my preferences :)

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Jun 05 2012

Education

We don't need no education - we don't need no thought control

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May 30 2012

Flickr

I love my Flickr account :)

Not only do I get to upload my photographs for all my friends and relatives to look at, but I've also learnt lots from looking at the sort of things other people do ... and just making mistakes ...

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Jun 01 2012

Lessons

If you don't learn anything from your experiences, about yourself, and about others, and about life in general, then you will probably never learn anything ...

I hope I always learn from my mistakes ...

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Jun 04 2012

A Bit Handy

I enjoy making things - I also enjoy breaking things ... many people call on me if they need stuff demolishing or ripping up ... I remember once being asked to move a tree stump, hefty thing, we dug for hours and just couldn't seem to get the main tap root out, then the guy I was working for had to go and do another job, by the time he returned ... I had the stump out! I'd stuck a 1 ton car jack underneath it ... that did the trick :D

I guess, what I'm trying to say is I'm pretty handy when it come to most things!

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Oct 18 2013

Site Revamp

So, I've been away from my personal site for some time now ... things to do, places to go ... yadda yadda ...

Ok, truth be told, I've been trying to make ends meet by doing lots of different things, and trying out many new (and sometimes exciting) things ... more of that later if you are all good!

It's been a bit of a roller coaster of a journey over the last 18 months or so ... being dumped from 3000 miles away by somebody you spent the last 10 years of your life with is (if nothing else) a bit of an eye opener :)

I'm not one to dwell on self congratulations, but (if I'm honest ... and one of the things I've tried to be more of, is honest) ... I've become a much better person for the process ... won't bang on about 'positive thinking' ... but it worked for me (and I don't mean the 'pay some idiot called Rainbow or Brad a lot of money to be told you are worthy' type of positive thinking ... I mean the 'hey I'm alive ... think I'm not going to sweat the small stuff any more' type) ...

 

 

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Jun 05 2012

Stained Glass

Some time ago, I decided to do an evening class, something creative but something that could be done indoors on rainy days ... unlike my love of photography!

... I settled on stained glass making ...

I have to say, I'm not the best at it but I really enjoy having a go, and once you've become accustomed to blood over everything that you are trying to work on, its rather satisfying :D

Obviously, having planned to leave the country, I no longer have any of the tools to make any stained glass  :( 

... hey, my photo's seem to have vanished from here ... will find them and update as soon as possible!

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Apr 28 2012

Photography

I've been taking photographs 'on and off' for over 25 years, when I say 'on and off' I pretty much mean, I took photographs between the ages of about 17 and 24 and then between 42 and now!

Years and years ago, I had a friend who went to Plymouth Art College and it was him who taught me how to develop and print my own black and white photographs ... even before this I'd enjoyed taking photographs, but this was the impetous to convince me to do a night school course (I am the proud owner of a grade 'A' O Level in Photography).

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Jun 17 2012

Woodwork

I did woodwork at school - it wasn't very interesting.

Woodwork I've done since has been much more rewarding.

I can do the usual shelf building, door hanging stuff, but what I really enjoy is the more unusual ...

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