So the end of 2012 is here, I have had better years…

by on Dec.31, 2012, under General

Well what can I say, 2012 has been a bizzare all round, BIG ups, equally BIG downs,

So here is a summary (in no particular order) of signifiacnt things that have happened (from my view point) , or I things I have learnt that I feel I must share

My list of Notable Deaths (No family this year)

  1. 26th Dec, Gerry Anderson, 83, British producer, writer and director (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), Alzheimer’s disease
  2. 9th Dec, Sir Patrick Moore, 89, British astronomer and broadcaster (The Sky at Night), infection
  3. 6th Nov, Clive Dunn, 92, British actor (Dad’s Army) and singer (“Grandad“), complications following operation
  4. Oct (no day recorded) CAT
  5. Oct (no day recorded) Chicken
  6. Sept (no day recorded) Chicken
  7. 10th October, Chris Owen, Friend, ex work collegue, took his own life. 🙁
  8. 10t Sept, Lance LeGault, 77, American actor (The A-Team, Magnum, P.I.).[110]?(Colonel Decker)
  9. 19th Aug, Tony Scott, 68, British film director (Top Gun, Unstoppable) and producer (Numb3rs), suicide by jumping
  10. 25th Aug, Neil Armstrong, 82, American astronaut, first person to walk on the Moon, complications from coronary artery bypass surgery
  11. 31st Aug, Max Bygraves, 89, British singer, variety performer, and TV game show host (Family Fortunes), complications from Alzheimer’s disease
  12. 3rd june, Roy Salvadori, 90, British Formula One race car driver
  13. 5th June, Caroline John, 71, British actress (Doctor Who).[
  14. 10th May, Carroll Shelby, 89, American automobile racer and designer.[134]
  15. 20th May, Robin Gibb, 62, British singer and songwriter (Bee Gees), liver and kidney failure
  16. 16th April, Graham Simpson, 68, British musician (Roxy Music).[
  17. 1st Feb, Joe Ekins, 88, British World War II soldier
  18. 22nd Feb, Frank Carson, 85, Northern Irish comedian
  19. 2nd Jan. David W. Barron, 76, British computer scientist

Non Techie books Books I have read in 2012:-

  1. Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, Douglas adams (Dont panic)
  2. The God Delusion , Richard Dawkins
  3. Overcoming Depression: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques , Paukl Gilbert
  4. Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Melanie Fennell
  5. What is Good?: The Search for the Best Way to Live, A.C. Graying
  6. Running Out of Tears, Esther Rantzen

Things I have learnt through experiance in 2012:

  1. There is life after Citalopram
  2. Lee Whitehead in chester (not me) does not know his email address
  3. Lee Whitehead in Newcastle (not me) does not know his email address
  4. A few computer experts (not me) ?need to realise their knowledge is not complete, and they need to re test their assumptions
  5. When it comes to my day jobs , i am just a number
  6. I am however a a number in demand
  7. Having spent a few momths with a “3 Pint of stella” view of the world, i discovered i need glasses due to ASTIG issues
  8. The General public are influenced too much by what they here in the press.
  9. The Media has too much control over the public by publishing complete and utter bollocks
  10. There are some poeple who really do care, but it is difficult to spot them through those who pretend to care.


Things I have learnt through watching the world go by in 2012:

  1. The Legal system is seriously flawed
  2. Trust virtually no one, and anything that say,
  3. Windows does a LOAD of messed up stuff without telling you. (Revisiting Windows thumbnail databases)
  4. Some people get REALLY upset when the superfast broadband does not arrive in their street, (see the bit about some computer experts above)

Other noteable events? in 2012:

  1. My son turned 16
  2. The pain of looking for secondary schools for my daughter
  3. I learnt to use a sewing machine
  4. I remade my self a NASTY shirt for a christmas party
  5. I discovered LOW walls while towing my caravan
  6. My wife discovered LOW walls while driving her car around a car park
  7. My sony VIAO laptop, was not a suitable subject for am Issac Newton experiment
  8. Sorry there is NO Dad’s dance video this year
  9. I had a Spray tan (guinea pig for somone’s training)
  10. I had my back waxed (guinea pig for somone’s training)
  11. I had a proper Barber shop wet shave (NOT as guinea pig for somone’s training)
  12. Getting a nipple pierced is an odd sensation !

I am sure there is more and i will add to it over the next few weeks



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