life in the bubble

hi been a while since a blogged.

cars, all is well been busy with work and just got my self a new motor which im happy with , audi a6 are amazing cars really happy with it.

music, my bands revival and rubber soul are still active and the rubber soul has a active jam on a sunday lunch at the smugglers den morecambe from 3pm. keep your eye out for gigs for revival and rubber soul around the town. we have just updated the songlist with a few new ditties …  i see macca has two albums re-released digitally this month which im gonna buy! see here  (bit pricey but what the hell!)  Ive just bought a load of new recording gear which im playing with currently and just invested in another 70′s gibson SG which ill be sporting and local gigs soon… ive also started dragging along my old american 90′s strat which has been a change that nice bright single coil clonky strat sound is worlds apart from my grunty dirty gibsons and it feels like a toy compared to the firebird which feels like a mans battle axe.

linux, currently running ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps, and debian on the imac G5 i give a new lease of life to – the ubuntu install is great on top of a low latency ubuntu studio install which im still playing with.

beer, really took advantage of the camra card and tested some great cask ales lately, i have to say the best thing i did was move from the standard every day lager to the real ale cask.  Some ive tested lately and liked…

  • dizzy blonde  3.8abv blonde
  • hopfest   3.8abv blonde
  • funnel blower   4.5 dark

im going to test out the lancaster bomber this week and another light ale called mary jane ….

life, well all is well i try my best not to connect or socialise with people just a close knit thing, its a funny thing that the people who you think are okay are really just shit stirring cunts and it makes it worse when people who you are meant to be close to believe them over you… but im always a good point of blame and dont mind being the black sheep.  nothing like one sided bullshit suppose some people like all the pity and have been so badly done to. anyway apart from that little rant in myself im great just got back from barcelona and im just packing to go to torremolinos were i can visit my favourite places, mijas, marbella and benelmadena and take a visit to Gibraltar! loving my new car :) and have had some great nights out lately and had some most amazing meals and just some fukin great times couldnt be happier

on the last note im thinking some people just need to realise that things happen and change for the best its harder for some people to accept change specially when its part of there life as well. but you have to make the changes as you can just carry some things on “just for the sake of it” accept the changes, get on with life, and have a happy loving life.

XXWayneXX

life from wayne in the bubble

 

camra member

I recently joined camra as ive started using the cask ale instead of the bloaty old lager.. Must say i do so much look forward to a pint of the many amazinglogo casks available. Also enjoying news updates and discounts of ales in good public houses. For £25 quid a year i cant grumble. Take a look here http://camra.org.uk/

 

also try the following apps on you mobile device

  • Good beer guide
  • Cask finder
  • PerfectPint

 

a new lease of life to the iMac G5

I recently acquired a iMac G5 PPC

it had a broken screen which you can pick one up on ebay for around 40 quid, i fitted the new screen in about 15 minutes not a hard job at all, noticing how good the apple hardware really is built compared some of the crap sold on the market today!

Because the operating system is no longer supported for PPC then the way to go is linux, after trying various flavours of ubuntu and failing miserably i tested debian, now i havent used debian for a while but it went on no problem and run slick as you like. The only problem was the machine was getting hot as its having to work a bit hard that usual !! so i ordered a fan of ebay with speed control and got a local engineering firm to cut the hole and i fitted the fan – i have to say it works flawlessly and its not noisey at all!!

it runs a full blown cctv zoneminder server and runs as our home juke box nicely and looks amazing :) if you get chance to grab one get debian on it but youll need that extra fan!!

A couple of casks

Tried a couple of blonde casks today which I couldn’t find on the good cask ale guide

Class of 66  (cant find any information on this one…)
Wild wheat  4.0% ABV   (york brewery)Wild_Wheat-1403604527

Both a blonde but because I can’t Rate them on any site I give them a two star rating (out of five)
On my own site

Watch out for more cask ratings

apple macintosh iMac G5 and linux

I recently acquired a imac G5 with a broken screen from some kind person of the internet so decided to give it a new lease of life!

i got a new screen of ebay and installed the screen easily. (around 15 mins to install)

I wanted to install ubuntu as thats what i tend to use so looked for the latest ubuntu install, i discovered they have stop support for PPC macs but still have versions available using lubuntu, which is a cut down version which would be fine due to the age of the mac.. so i proceeded to the latest 14.0.4 install. The install wouldnt complete so i tried the version before which failed so i tried the video-ofonly in the option of the install which looked promising as the install worked! but after the install i couldnt get past the greater! so i tried various window managers to no prevail. Before giving up I remembered I had used debian on my macbook so i downloaded the latest debian dvd and blew it to a disk.

imac g5

The install went flawlessly and i ended up with a slick gnome dektop which is very nice to use and look at. I installed a zone minder server and connected my cameras with no problems.

Now the machine runs fine nice and slick now the only problem is because of the processing power which its handling fine the fans are running fast to keep the machine cool. There is no way with moddding the case to fix this so i have a thermaltake mobile  II on the way ill update this post later…thermaltake II

best ever birthday ever

setup a jam in the smugglers den for my birthday and have to say what a superb turn out

a massive thanks to my dad and my lad for showing out and to all my good friends for a showing and also a massive thanks to all the musicians who came and joined the fun!!

a day of fine music and beer! what more could a musician ask for for!

  • rubber soul
  • tony west
  • bottle necks
  • mick brown
  • natural thing
  • richard turton
  • jay blackburn
  • keith frankland

the smugglers den pub morecambe

The Smugglers Den is the oldest pub in Morecambe, the original building dating from the early 1600s. There is an open fire in the colder months. There are 6 real ale pumps and the Smugglers Den appears in The Good Beer Guide. Very atmospheric pub with low ceilings in plaes. Currently serving 2 local real ales, 3 guest ales and 2 real ciders with bottled real ale and cider also available. No food offer at present, though lots of bar snacks, and for functions a catering offer is provided. The pub is Casque Marque accredited. The pub has regular live music events and is also the only pub in Morecambe that offers folk music on a regular basis. Parking is available and there is a beer garden. Cyclists welcome with cycle rails outside the pub so your cycle can be secured. Well behaved dogs are welcome with their owners. During the football season both home and away fans are welcome at this venue for both pre and post match discussions.

  • monday poker night
  • tuesday quiz night
  • wednesday ukulele night
  • thursday open mic night
  • friday karaoke night
  • saturday live music
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