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About Mr_Odwin

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  • Birthday 09/30/78

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  1. Tech Pouch

    Not quite as useful these days as it used to be, but I always have a USB thumb drive on my keyring. And my second suggestion might not be techy enough, but I often have a philips head screwdriver and two Allen keys with me (the two sizes I have seem to fit nearly everything).
  2. Do you know what you're doing?

    Nah, it's not quite to that extent, but it's just a kinda gulf mentally.
  3. Do you know what you're doing?

    "Just" a few grand over a couple of months.
  4. What Have You Bought?

    You managed to get a GPU from somewhere? Crazy times for graphics cards. It's almost okay if you're upgrading because your old card will also sell for more than it's worth. I was subscribed to all sorts of stock notification places and managed to grab a 3070 at the start of the year.
  5. General TV Thread

    Did you persist with Cobra Kai? I thought the first couple episodes were weak, but it got so much better. Wife and I blitzed it in a couple of weeks. Lots of nostalgia if you liked the movies, and it's great TV if you're willing to dismiss that thought in the back of your head about how unbelievable all the karate fighting really is.
  6. Do you know what you're doing?

    Dragging this back up from the depths of page 2. Professionally? I like my job most days. The work can be interesting and varied. Most of the time that I come across something new that I don't know about I can figure it out. (My most work related recent google history was: "sample size negative binomial regression stata" and that turned out to be fine.) I'm pretty fairly compensated for what I do. Now that my wife is working, in an admin role at the local school, it feels like we're kinda raking it in. I know in the future kids will probably head to uni and that might be a hit. I'm trying to convince them to go to Manchester though - train tickets are cheaper than flats. Personally, my immediate family is great. There are two things making that worse. First, my boy has a huge health issue where his throat closes up over time (scarring from excess stomach acid) and he has to have an op, under general, to stretch it open every few months. The day of each op is just a worry from the start to when he comes out of the op. Second, there's an underlying tension because I'm not really mormon anymore in my heart (though I'm not fully out so keep it on the DL), and that causes differences in opinion between me and my wife. It's kinda a full-on religion so ... My not so immediate family is a bit of a disaster on my side because my dad got catfished two years ago and left his wife (my mother) of 40+ years to go live with a younger woman in America (that he'd been sending money to). Of course she didn't really exist, but the family is broken now, and that has just been awkward ever since. He was literally at the easy bit of life - state pension, private pension, just chilling out with my mum. But he threw it away, and now lives in a caravan park/little flat depending on whether or not he can rent out his caravan.
  7. Social Media

    Isn't messenger also disabled on the mobile version of facebook? Or do you use the desktop version setting? I'm not sure I could be bothered with that to use facebook.
  8. Job woes/wins

    Hopefully just case of something like imposter syndrome - where you feel like someone in your position should know more than you do. I think it turns out that a lot of people are winging it in a lot jobs.
  9. General TV Thread

    Watched Normal People on BBC iPlayer. It's great. Story about a couple that drift in and out of each other's lives over the course of a few years. Deals with some meaty issues - depression/anxiety, social pressures, abuse, break ups ... Which makes it sound sad, but it's uplifting overall, or at least bittersweet.
  10. That's a little m! Clearly different. It's all mixed up. Everyone would call it the 100m race, or 200m race ... 5K, 10K. But I would say 5 miles rather than 8-ish K. How long is a marathon? 26.2 miles or 42.2KM? Seems it might be a US/UK thing?
  11. Yes. miles. When I first started running I worked in metric, but that was quickly beaten out of me by more experienced runners.
  12. What Have You Bought?

    I don't think that's entirely true. I think the second is defo up to the standard of the first, and maybe the third too. The 4th is a bit of an odd one, and the 5th is too dark. 6th was written by someone else and is not worth reading. Dirk Gently is then worth reading!
  13. Marvel's Phase 4

    I should rephrase, garbage for me. I want new stuff (original series) that's interesting to me, not just access to stuff that I've seen before.
  14. I got close to a 20:00 5K when I was running regularly, but that was after following an intensive training programme. It really is the best way to do it. Set off on a 12 week programme with the planned 5K attempt at the very end of it. This was one of my plans: Training Date Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Miles Week 1 July 25th 2016 4M 6 x 800m @5K Pace 5M 6M 5M Fartlek 7M Rest 32 Week 2 August 1st 2016 4M 5M Fartlek 5M 6M 6M 7M Rest 33 Week 3 August 8th 2016 4M 6 x 800m @5K Pace 4M 6M 8 x 200m Hills @5K Pace 8M Rest 32 Week 4 August 15th 2016 4M 8 x 400m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 5M 8M Rest 32 Week 5 August 22nd 2016 4M 6 x 800m @5K Pace 4M 6M 7 x 500m Hills @ 5K Pace 9M Rest 33 Week 6 August 29th 2016 4M 10 x 400m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 6M 10M Rest 35 Week 7 September 5th 2016 4M 8 x 800m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 7 x 500m Hills @ 5K Pace 6M Rest 30 Week 8 September 12th 2016 4M 6M 4M 6M 6 x 400m @Sub-5K Pace 8M Rest 33 Week 9 September 19th 2016 4M 10 x 400m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 10 x 200m Hills @5K Pace 7M Rest 31 Week 10 September 26th 2016 4M 8 x 400m @Sub-5K Pace 4M 6M 6M 6M Rest 31 Week 11 October 3rd 2016 Rest 6M 10 x 200m Hills @5K Pace 6M 12 x 400m @5K Pace 5M Rest 27 Week 12 October 10th 2016 Rest 8 x 400m @ 5K Pace 5M 5M Rest RACE DAY 18
  15. Marvel's Phase 4

    It looks so weird. Kinda excited to see what happens with the story. I have a month left of free Disney Plus (thanks Fortnite) so I'll be starting this on there. Disney Plus is kinda garbage now that Mandalorian has finished though, so I'll have to find other ways to finish it, if decent.