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  1. MoonPig

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    HND technical support, aye?

    I'm doing a National Diploma for IT Practitioners (Programming, Support, System Analysis, Database, Networking, Web Design and Business)

    Should help me get a random computing job :D
     
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    Word of warning guys, make sure you get some valuable experience. Getting the qualifications is great, but the HR people are stupid and only pick people with experience (where are we supposed to get that from if they keep picking those who have it).

    Also helps if you know someone lol.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Christ tell me about it. Doesn't matter that I was an AET they'd rather pick someone who has experience.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone was like thats a lot to catch up on Kieran... guidance tutor was like yah just drop a few classes and sit it again next year, fuck doing 3 years! Nobody gives a fuck either at Cardonald, i know its college but there is a student support and i have a guidance tutor. No one checks like why are you off? are you coming back? how can we help?... then when i did go back i was like duh wtf?! do i do, yes i did ask and it was like riddles they gave for answers, apart from like 2 sound lecturers whos work seemed easy to catch up on so that was a bit ironic.

    Missed a few months yeah must've been at least between or more than 3 or 2 months i was off! Few weeks straight off then went in for a few days, missed a week... yeah in at really erratic times and then long periods of being off so thats how ive missed a lot.

    The work doesnt seem complex to understand its just there is a lot of solid stuff i cant memorise.
    COMPUTER ARCHITECTUR!!!:shadedshu i hate that class not that i don't find it interesting that its one load of complex stuff in one go and i only been in a few times so i miss the bulk of the work for it.

    (I just looked it up because all the work apart from notes written on board or lectures are put onto blackboard an online system i can log into)

    Computer Architecture
    LO2 includes
    Part A: Elements of CPU - Including Control Unit, ALU, Timing and Control, Memory, I/O Devices and Buses (Control, Data and Address).
    Part B: Different Memory Types: RAM, ROM, DRAM, PROM, SRAM, EPROM and Flash Memory.
    Part C: Polling & Interrupts.
    Part D: Sequence of events when using system bus.
    Part E: Interpret Graphical Information

    Now the class is onto LO3 and i havnt been in for that class since i went back either.

    I was off with personal problems so it wasnt like i was just being lazy lol although it seems like that.

    Yeah a second cousin of mine works in Stow College and he said that even tho some people have the qualifications its not even enough you have to have the extra quals and experience, hardly see him its a distant relative tbh so i cant ask for help.

    I dont even know why i bother telling you guys why im fuberd at college...
     
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    Kieran, life is about how much $h!+ you can take, the more you can take, the better you will become at the end of it. Dont give up, its for weaklings with no spine.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Ask some people on here. Lemonadesoda knows a shitload about computer architecture and I guess alot of other people here do. I'd stick at it and try pass the exams even if you don't think you can do it you might be surprised.
     
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    I might see then, lol if someone had said that weeks ago i would have more time to do everything.
    Im still going through some shit so i need to get that sorted, if i was feeling 100% id be all over it.

    I need to get a better internet connection soon as i move home im upgrading the connection or moving to Virgin, my bro has a special box for Virgin if you know what i mean rofl.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I just got a letter from forth valley college saying I've been accepted for an interview regarding the course I applied for in HND computing technical support :D
     
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    anyone seeing paramore this friday or saturday i forgot the date lol.
     
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    thats the course i was doing... you wont be able to start untill next august tho they dont start in january
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Yeah I guessed that. I applied for an 18 week course in february for Microsoft Certified Desktop Suport Technician.
     
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    That sounds good, in that field apparently you need extra qualifications or experience, i could have done CISCO networking as an extra while i was at college and next year do something from microsoft as an extra.
    I left college, not feeling too good so puts me off all the work, heads not straight at the moment.

    Just gonna try enjoy the holidays then think about wtf i want to do

    DrPepper sounds like you have a good plan.

    Nothing much happenin recently the holidays are boring this year.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Knowing my luck the plan will go to shit.
     
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    @gzero

    yea he is m8, winds of change they are a blowing :D

    and it smells gooooood :toast:
     
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    Snowing over here woo :D
     
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    snowing this afternoon whilst i was cutting the tree! FUCKING COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love snow :p
     
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    It snowed here earlier, so me and my mum brang in the beer, didn't want it to pop!
     
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    usually we leave the beer out to get it cold but never heard of it poping

    snowed here today a bit nothing major didnt really settle, tons of ice tho friends car has a layer on the roof
     
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    It snowed 0.00000001mm here
     
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    Weaker beer has more water so expands more :laugh:

    Was Carlsberg D:
     
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    LOL, watery beer right i understand now, like Tennents or Stella (MUCK!)

    EDIT: Snowed??? lol more like slush in Glasgow, all the snow melted and there is tons of ice. I put my foot in a giant pot hole which i thought was solid ground lol.
     
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    I said i wasn't coming on for a while but damn AlexP site is gonna be great. Just checking out the sorta beta site.

    Steam Christmas Deals are the Shiznit!
    Got a few games £20 worth of games really.
     
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    Shuuush :p
     
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    Loving this season / weather.

    Only downside, shoes get wet... cold feet :(

    black bin liner + hill + snow = better than sledge.
     
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    I know how you feel about the shoes, spent an hour waiting at the station last week while the snow covering my shoes defrosted, bloody freezing!
    Bin bags are fun but it you catch them on something they're screwed, survival bags are preferable for me (also I keep one on the side of my rucksack so when I'm halfway up a hill I'll have it with me :))
     
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    Bin Bags are cheaper and i have millions at home tho.

    Going down a nice, clean grass hill... im fine :)

    I was doing this at 1am btw... oh yea!
     
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    I've been running around skidding on it :D

    Best skid so far, 15 foot!

    I challenge YOU!
     
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    Merry Xmas all!!

    And, Panther, accepted ;)
     
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    Merry christmas you crazy brits. :D
     

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