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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

Computers

I have no official training in anything interweb or computer related - I'm totally self taught, which is another way of saying I've made many many many mistakes and then found a ways to make things work, they'll more than likely not be ways you'll find in manuals or online tutorials, but if it works ... it works.

It also goes to prove that you can teach old dogs new tricks, I'm learning new things every day ...

... forgetting just as many things to make room for the new stuff, but there's always a price to pay.

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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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Jun 05 2012

Education

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

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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 08 2012

Animals

As long as I can remember, I've always had pets ... one of my first memories, is of our cat Mitzi being rundown (yes that was her name - you can imagine my porn star name!)  ... happy ending, she survived and lived for many many more years (until she was 15 I think) ... she was a fighter, even having a rats tooth removed from her paw ... I recall my dad telling me the vet commenting "it must have been the size of a terrier to have had teeth that large!"

Me being loved up my furry crittersOver the years, I have numerous pets, and rescued numerous wild animals (admittedly most have been as a result of overzealous pet cats, but at least I tried).

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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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Apr 21 2012

Who B Paulus?

i-r-paulus ...

that is ... i b paulus, or rather I'm Paul - I was born in the summer of love in 1967 and I can categorically confirm (having met my parents) that I am not a product of free love, nor a drug induced tryst ... my dad was a policeman and both my parents grew up in rather out of the way places, a very long way from the centre of the 'swinging sixities' :D

I should explain that the name i-r-paulus derives from a late 90's cartoon called I Am Weasel ...

 

... So ... my internet name is after this guy ...

i r baboon

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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

Jewellery

Over the years, I've tinkered with many things and one of the things I've got most enjoyment from is attempting to make jewellery ... strangely, I don't wear much (if any) jewellery but I'm more than happy to solder, glue or twist something together!

Much of my interest stemmed from originally making chainmaille from garden wire (for the life of me, I can't remember how I got into doing that ... I think, as I used to whittle a lot, I must have found some wire and just started fiddling - idle hands and all that!)

I graduated on to silver wire and have been making small trinkets for several years now.

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