A couple more reports.

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Well there seems to be a signal from the Empire Leicester square but I could not get online.....

Just been listening to Astral Projection and watching some Manga which has given me a buzz, so I think I shall go out Ratting (Trashing)...

Right for those that don`t know me ....well were do I start? I am old git (43) by most youngsters estimates.......

Notting Hill carnival time again...I am amazed at how many people go to it, as everyone I know, is keeping well away from it.....

I ran Adware and it found 256 cookies mostly Sextracker and Red Sherrif but a few saying that this was a possible attack?......

Decided to save on phone calls to my neighbour and we are going for CB Radio,
I was bored with learning things and decided to dig out my "old" HAM International Multimode 2 rig and repair it.....

20-08-03 Wednesday

Well there seems to be a signal from the Empire Leicester square but I could not get online,
so then went on to my usual spot to find that it is now being blasted by SipandSurf who I also didn`t seem to get contact with ....I clocked 8 hotspots, got online only to keep getting kicked off the as the connection keeps getting broken.

I think that wiFi must be catching on as I see more people recognizing what I am doing and either look shocked, give a Knowingly smile or come up and chat about how it`s going :-)

Hmmm, just heard about the worm on 135 and 80....wait until the rest come out ...come on...don`t you think that someone/s might be just warming up ?.....when are all the ones that are behing written for mobile phones going to come into play?
Heh, thats if the phones work in the first place,
I heard that there is somewhere around 50% returns on the "new G3" phones ?
I might not be online much but I do keep my ear to the ground....

Bah, still have not regained my voice properly from the "Beach Party" It`s not on!!! I can`t shout at anyone :-(

I get used to several frantic days of general madness and then suddenley it all goes quiet...it`s disturbing. @:-|

Just been listening to Astral Projection and watching some Manga which has given me a buzz, so I think I shall go out Ratting (Trashing)

Called on one of my neighbours and she decided to come with me, we went down to the river and two black hooded blackguys come up asking for a cigarette and I said no I only have a couple left, all the time the two guys were eyeing up our backpacks so as they walked off we decicided it was wise to move on but they came back and followed us with a third person a white guy in a white hooded suit who then went ahead of us forming a pincer movement, so we climbed over the barrier of the A 40 and challenged them to a ruck on "Our Turf"... they stopped...thought about coming over and then disapeared back into the bushes...

Right for those that don`t know me ....well were do I start? I am old git (43) by most youngsters estimates,
with characteristics of Victor Meldrew and Alf Garnet, :-)
I was a biker for most of my life, I have made a couple of Trikes and Chops, did my back in (discoptomy on the lower 4th and 5th) ((I think thats how it`s spelt)), after many years of abuse, so I can`t risk riding anymore, if I fall off it would put me in a wheelchair for life, so I have to play sensibly.
I got into computers 4 years ago.
Divorced after 12 years of being married but I am still a close friend with my ex, Ani.
I like Urban exploration and makeing use of things people throw away, especially electronic bits and pieces, also I am into Archery, Horse riding, Muay Thia Boxing, other martial arts, Raving, D and B, Trance and Classical music and pretty much most other types of music depending on my mood...and I miss the Sea (I was brought up on the Norfolk coast), I also miss the surfing.
I am Classically trained in singing and piano but prefer playing Blues and Jazz but not Big Band style, I rarely play any thing these days except my Guitar or a Blues harmonica which is occasionally.

I have 16 computers at the moment and 4 are Macs, I prefer Win 2k pro over Linux/Unix/Bsd, and am into WiFi,
I have been to London 2600 for the last 2 and a half years without missing a single meeting...

And no....before any one asks, I am not a Vegetarian, I lived it for three years and it didn`t work for me.

Thats enough for now, it gives you a reasonable insight of me.

If you want to know more, feel free to Email me :-)

reverend-ratmonkey@hushmail.com
N.B. "Remove the Monkey first".

TTFN
CSB +:-)

26-08-03 Tuesday

Notting Hill carnival time again...I am amazed at how many people go to it, as everyone I know, is keeping well away from it.

I am surprised it is still going on, considering that the Caribbean population has largly moved out of the area, anyways, a better carnival is had in Leeds...Well, so I have been told...

Not a lot happening around here, a couple of fights or so....the Street not me :-) and thats about it.
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No wonder that so many Viri/Viruses and RATs are flying around the Internet world,
I went to have a look at setting up a WiFi for a gamer in Ladbrook grove but it couln`t be done with the position he was in, in relation to the other person, however he asks what can speed up his computer so I said the usual..more RAM faster CPU and faster bigger HDD, he then goes on to say that the computer has slowed down a lot recently.

So I have a look....

Grrr, no AV and no Firewall on a 24/7 broadband connection whilst running filesharing, as in his modem started flashing wildly and he says oh it wil be alright it must be someone uploading....he`s been to numerous porn sites, crack sites, Kazza and various other file share places downloading ect, and won`t run AV or a Firewall as he wants as little running in the background as possible so that it won`t slow down his online gaming.

I ran Adware and it found 256 cookies mostly Sextracker and Red Sherrif but a few saying that this was a possible attack?

He says that all his other gaming friends are just like him with regard to things running in the background and won`t use AV`s or firewalls.
I suggested to install an AV but no ...he won`t do it if it means turning off the box....
He never turns the box off so that his dynamic IP, remains the same... :-|

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Decided to save on phone calls to my neighbour and we are going for CB Radio,
I was bored with learning things and decided to dig out my "old" HAM International Multimode 2 rig and repair it.

Heh, that was a bad move I ended up doing loadsa relearning, stuff that I had forgotton years ago...in the Late 70`s.

It`s got Lower side band, Upper side band, Am and Fm a few filters and several mods added later, apart from the Fm, the rest is alledgedly *cough* illegal to use, the repair was not to bad to do, A dry solder joint, but the little bugger took ages to find, :-(
I then built an antenna for it out of bits and pieces and got a SWR of 1.2 :-))

I have a 5 and half metre tall antenna or there abouts, but it needs to be on a large pole, at least 1 and a quarter wave
(around 3.66 Mtrs,)((to act as a ground plane)) and I don`t think I can get away with with that around here ;-)

It`s been running 48 hours and is still happy but there is hardly anyone on CB these days, I have been running at full power (4 watts or so) I have only spoken to three people and they were lorry drivers going past on the flyover, and to talk to them I only needed local power (0.4 watts)
On full power at 4 watts through an average antenna in town you can get out about 10/15 miles and don`t need line of sight, unlike WiFi.

So as a local phone system although not private... on Local transmit power, odds of any one listening in, are very remote, and if they are I don`t give a toss, any thing on the airways is publicly accessible one way or another...so I don`t talk about anything that I wouldn`t talk about in a public place.

Here are a few photos of the rig and it`s guts.
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Damned Viglen monitors, I have two and the amount of electrical noise they give off is amazing, my CB rig had mains hum all through every frequency and channel so for a while using the clarifier/deltatune (a sort of fine tuner used if the other radio channel has drift) I played moog style musical tones through the rig got bored with that and switched off the Viglen.
My Vision Master Pro 400 monitor causes no problems.

CSB
TTFN +:-)

Ps, if there are spelling mistakes then thats because I don`t use a spell checker...I prefer to exercise my brain and try to remember how to use and spell words...but punctuation now thats a different matter :-)

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> the rest is alledgedly *cough* illegal to use,
AM/SSB CB rigs are illegal to possess in the UK, the DTI seize them when they are openly sold at radio rally's but otherwise do nothing unless one of you neighbours pays the 35 quid fee to have a complaint of TV interference investigated.
Plenty going for silly prices on ebay.

Those old cybernet boarded multimodes were usable rigs after fitting a bleedover crystal to cure the image reception on AM/FM. SSB was allways a bit warbly. They were not exactly sensitive receivers paticularly when the front end was returned to cover more bands but the noise level is usually so high when the skips running on 27 megs that it dosn't matter.

I love the smell of the old paperboard PCB and the acid resin in those rigs.

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