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Camera Policy - and thus it is spoken... and it was good!

A review of camera policy has shown one serious issue - the biggest pains in the neck aren't members of the CRS anyway... so here it is written in stone and thus it shall be done.

Non members CANNOT bring cameras to gigs. Members - bring whatever you like - SLR, Film or Digital (although obviously if we have a no cameras policy for a particular gig that will override this rule) - and if you intend to take photos at a gig, just tie a small luggage tag or similar to one of the eyelets or the strap on your camera/camera phone showing your membership number and make sure you have your membership card with you!

We can't say fairer than that can we? - yet another benefit of CRS membership - you can take photos at our gigs.

Note that, contrary to what a certain non-member and general PITA did today, video and audio recording of CRS gigs is not permitted.

Camera Policy - and thus it is spoken... and it was good!

A review of camera policy has shown one serious issue - the biggest pains in the neck aren't members of the CRS anyway... so here it is written in stone and thus it shall be done.

Non members CANNOT bring cameras to gigs. Members - bring whatever you like - SLR, Film or Digital (although obviously if we have a no cameras policy for a particular gig that will override this rule) - and if you intend to take photos at a gig, just tie a small luggage tag or similar to one of the eyelets or the strap on your camera/camera phone showing your membership number and make sure you have your membership card with you!

We can't say fairer than that can we? - yet another benefit of CRS membership - you can take photos at our gigs.

Note that, contrary to what a certain non-member and general PITA did today, video and audio recording of CRS gigs is not permitted.

A rather grim bit of news...

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From Rotherham Advertiser
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Noticed this in last week's Rotherham Advertiser and brought child abuse a little close to home... does anyone know who Gary Ratcliffe is? - the name doesn't ring a bell to me, but I wondered if any Nevs or Medieval Society members out there know him?

A rather grim bit of news...

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From Rotherham Advertiser
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Noticed this in last week's Rotherham Advertiser and brought child abuse a little close to home... does anyone know who Gary Ratcliffe is? - the name doesn't ring a bell to me, but I wondered if any Nevs or Medieval Society members out there know him?

Han's car - update

The Mazda was collected by the repair company for an estimate on repairs to the damages. We are really hoping they decide it is a viable repair because I had to trail all the way to the arse end of Leeds to find that one, and we must have looked at 20 first.

As for the little git "what did it", he's been charged with attempted theft of a motor vehicle (apparently, this is more severe than TWOCing a car) and has also been charged with attempting to drive whilst disqualified and without insurance. He has been detained, and judging by the fact that the witness testimony is watertight (red handed...) and the police and authorities have been trying to get this little bastard for ages, I suspect he may well be spending quite a long time in prison...

Hannah now has a Yaris courtesy car which she isn't too keen on but I love... she says the boot is too small (er... Lydia).

Or at least I hope so...

Still here...

Yes, I am.

Still here...

Yes, I am.

here's hoping the cells are hot.

It's a lovely sunny day. Temporary repairs on the Mazda are well underway. I've sewn up the canvas roof, put PVC electrical tape over all the seams and bonded it on with damn good glue, and am preparing to put a coating of sealing adhesive over the top to bond them on. It'll be as good as we can get with a 10" slash in the roof... and hopefully the roof will still actually work afterwards.

Unfortunately, it's an insurance job for a new roof (£500 ish) and a new steering lock mechanism (£200 ish), but we're pursueing compensation under the victims of crime scheme.

My guess by the tone of voice and general attitude of the police officers who came and took the statements was "at last we've got enough witnesses and evidence to bang this little shit up for a long time".

I expect the CPS will slap his wrists and tell him not to do it again... isn't life unfair.

Personally I'd love to sharpen that evisceration knife.........

here's hoping the cells are hot.

It's a lovely sunny day. Temporary repairs on the Mazda are well underway. I've sewn up the canvas roof, put PVC electrical tape over all the seams and bonded it on with damn good glue, and am preparing to put a coating of sealing adhesive over the top to bond them on. It'll be as good as we can get with a 10" slash in the roof... and hopefully the roof will still actually work afterwards.

Unfortunately, it's an insurance job for a new roof (£500 ish) and a new steering lock mechanism (£200 ish), but we're pursueing compensation under the victims of crime scheme.

My guess by the tone of voice and general attitude of the police officers who came and took the statements was "at last we've got enough witnesses and evidence to bang this little shit up for a long time".

I expect the CPS will slap his wrists and tell him not to do it again... isn't life unfair.

Personally I'd love to sharpen that evisceration knife.........

When your car proves just too irrisistable...

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DSC00308
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Some chavvy little TWOCing bastard decided in the early hours of this morning that he had more rights to our car than we did.

He slashed the roof, got his thieving little arm inside, unlocked it, climbed in, forced the steering lock and managed to roll the car all of 30ft before being defeated.

He was caught in the act and has been arrested... thanks to a concerned neighbour... and we're now waiting for a police visit to do the details of the crime before we can make an insurance claim.

I'd love to be able to return the favour to him... I think slashing a similar shape into his abdomen and watching his viscera plop out would be quite satisfying at the moment... unfortunately, I can't do that so I'll just have to drown Lara Croft a few times to release some tension.

When your car proves just too irrisistable...

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DSC00308
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Some chavvy little TWOCing bastard decided in the early hours of this morning that he had more rights to our car than we did.

He slashed the roof, got his thieving little arm inside, unlocked it, climbed in, forced the steering lock and managed to roll the car all of 30ft before being defeated.

He was caught in the act and has been arrested... thanks to a concerned neighbour... and we're now waiting for a police visit to do the details of the crime before we can make an insurance claim.

I'd love to be able to return the favour to him... I think slashing a similar shape into his abdomen and watching his viscera plop out would be quite satisfying at the moment... unfortunately, I can't do that so I'll just have to drown Lara Croft a few times to release some tension.

It's always nice when you see a sign like this

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Grim sign about bogies
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. "To the members of the Nose Pickers and bogie club. Please refrain from depositing your trophies on the wall."

Nice :-)

It's always nice when you see a sign like this

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Grim sign about bogies
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. "To the members of the Nose Pickers and bogie club. Please refrain from depositing your trophies on the wall."

Nice :-)

Dr.Who - opinion

Fantastic or what?

Dr. Who is better than ever - quirky, eccentric, and downright bizarre... his new assistant is as good as Billie Piper, and I'm afraid I can only show respect for a race that wears NEW ROCK BOOTS!!! - yay... it's turning into farscape with all the leatherwear.

Not that I'm complaining of course... New Rocks are always good.

Dr.Who - opinion

Fantastic or what?

Dr. Who is better than ever - quirky, eccentric, and downright bizarre... his new assistant is as good as Billie Piper, and I'm afraid I can only show respect for a race that wears NEW ROCK BOOTS!!! - yay... it's turning into farscape with all the leatherwear.

Not that I'm complaining of course... New Rocks are always good.

Towton... no show.

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We should have been going to Towton today, but unfortunately altacoustic has a bad back and can't walk too well so we've had to give it a miss.

Meanwhile, I've been looking for cheesy stuff on youtube and have found yet another Indian classic - this time it's a parody on Thriller which appears to take itself very seriously. The link is here. The main character, playing Michael Jackson, seriously can dance very well.

Vistablog
I'm getting used to Vista. It's very pretty (read: Mac) and a lot of the changes do appear to be for the better, however, I'm still disgruntled at what doesn't work with it... and I'm not convinced that Media Player is the thing of the future. It seems that each media player is getting weightier and weightier every time it is updated, including itunes (Apple DRM sucks canal water) and Realplayer...

Towton... no show.

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We should have been going to Towton today, but unfortunately altacoustic has a bad back and can't walk too well so we've had to give it a miss.

Meanwhile, I've been looking for cheesy stuff on youtube and have found yet another Indian classic - this time it's a parody on Thriller which appears to take itself very seriously. The link is here. The main character, playing Michael Jackson, seriously can dance very well.

Vistablog
I'm getting used to Vista. It's very pretty (read: Mac) and a lot of the changes do appear to be for the better, however, I'm still disgruntled at what doesn't work with it... and I'm not convinced that Media Player is the thing of the future. It seems that each media player is getting weightier and weightier every time it is updated, including itunes (Apple DRM sucks canal water) and Realplayer...