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Title: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: [NTHW] Clan on 24 June 2012, 10:30: AM
We've just completed another NTHellWorld LAN Party.  We're grateful to Stu's wife who offered to vacate her home allowing 14 of us to invade for the weekend.  Apparently the one golden rule was her tomato plant's being kept indoors, were not to be harmed :sorry:

As ever seating arrangements were a cosy.  For some reason there was a little competition for seating in the conservatory rather than the study, which was fine until the rain came and Gottu found himself in a damp patch.

After a little bit of fiddling, the Virgin Media Superhub was thrust into modem mode, as it didn't want to support our multiple gaming users properly.  Apart from running the risks of the service getting further throttled, our gigabit LAN supported our gaming needs and other file shares nicely.

A NTHW LAN isn't a LAN without a computer build.  Bop faced up to the challenge with an assorted range of components, lack of manuals  :rtfm:, and somehow finally had a machine running by 11pm on Saturday  :pcbang:

Stu's catering services took care of our breakfast needs.  The local Chinese and burger / kebab takeaways did sterling business for our evening meals.  We have to say thanks to Gottu for supplying some rather tasty cakes  :drool:

Our main gaming proved to be Battlefield 3's Conquest gametype with the original flight based maps using our GamingDeluxe hosted servers.  You might think that all this practice would result in our piloting skills showing improvement, but we can live in hope. :doh:

A few too many cameras, and some video, were thrust into the faces of unsuspecting subjects.  For those who couldn't make it, you might be able to see what you missed as the incriminating evidence is published.

Anticipation is already building for the next LAN.  The only question is when, and who will be the mad volunteer to be host?
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: damien c on 24 June 2012, 02:55: PM
Thanks for hosting us bunch of overgrown children Stu  :notworthy:

Was good to see everyone again and welcome a new face to the crowd (Stormprooter)  :tu:

Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 24 June 2012, 03:02: PM
Yay home, set back up, crap put back into it's holes until the next one.  Now it's time for some shut eye without Rammy's snoring to wake me up again  :yawn:

Was great to see everyone, even if you still don't show me any respect and just want the easy kills :cry:

And big thanks to Stu for putting up with us again.  :notworthy:  I just hope the tomato plants don't need too many bandages :erm:

Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: dilli-theclaw on 24 June 2012, 03:05: PM
Thank you (especially Stu) it was indeed nice to catch up with everyone :)

Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 24 June 2012, 03:46: PM
A big thanks to everyone for inviting me along, especially Stu who was a great host, and a great breakfast cook (with help from Thannis - please tell him thankyou again from me for helping out with breakfast).

Had a really good time chilling, leeching, gaming and meeting everyone in person.

I had a clear run home and got back at 3PM only to realise I had left my wash kit in Stu's bathroom  :doh: So when you find it Stu, I left it there :D

Again thanks to all, I am going to bed now, and probably won't be on for SNG - though I hope I can muster the energy to at least get on for an hour later - will have to drink a few pints of strong coffee :D

Cheers
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stu038 on 24 June 2012, 03:50: PM
It was a pleasure to see you all again, Glad everyone enjoyed themselves :tu:

Normally the advantage of being the host is that your back on line hours before everyone else, as you can see this didn't happen this time :( so next time I say "no you all sod off home I'll tidy up" slap me and tell me not to be so daft :D


Anyone know how often tomato plants need watering :doh:

Found the wash kit Storm we thought it was Ste's
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Gottu on 24 June 2012, 04:41: PM
It was a pleasure to see you all again, Glad everyone enjoyed themselves :tu:

Normally the advantage of being the host is that your back on line hours before everyone else, as you can see this didn't happen this time :( so next time I say "no you all sod off home I'll tidy up" slap me and tell me not to be so daft :D


Anyone know how often tomato plants need watering :doh:

Found the wash kit Storm we thought it was Ste's

Cheers Stu  and see MGP it wasn't my turn to leave stuff at someone elses place   :P
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Su1c1dal on 24 June 2012, 05:09: PM
well a better trip back than going and a massive thanks to bill for taking us. big up for stu and the missus for letting us all decend like the gods we are and take over . a good weekend had by me as needed the break and good to see everyone again and nice to meet storm.

and cheers to rammy for the excellent coffee which was made use of for the purposes of waking up. and everyone else who made it another enjoyable weekend.

here's to the next one  :tu:
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 24 June 2012, 05:23: PM
Found the wash kit Storm we thought it was Ste's

Cheers Stu  and see MGP it wasn't my turn to leave stuff at someone elses place   :P

Stu is getting good at storing stuff we leave behind - just don't ask him to post it, or bring it to anyone else's LAN  :-X
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Squeak on 24 June 2012, 05:57: PM
what mgp no mention of you finally getting your coat back or did you leave it again :P
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Ramrod on 24 June 2012, 06:01: PM
Yay home, set back up, crap put back into it's holes until the next one.  Now it's time for some shut eye without Rammy's snoring to wake me up again  :yawn:
"Let him who is without guilt etc......."  :D

Yep, excellent LAN!  :tu: :notworthy:
Honourable mentions to:
Storm, for making it to his first LAN
Bop & Suicidal, for making it at all, well done!
Gottu, for the luvverly cake based foodstufs :notworthy:
Stu (& Viv), for letting us use their house
Thannis, for mostly staying at his end of the building  ;) ;D
MGP, for all the gear, without which we couldn't do this!  :notworthy:
Dilli, for being such good company there & back.....made the drive a lot more bearable.
Scary, for trying really hard to get Photoshop to work. Appreciate the effort m8  :tu:
& everyone else for being decent human beings  :angel:

Really enjoyed myself. Hoping to make the next one at my place.
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Ramrod on 24 June 2012, 06:02: PM
Is Scary minus a telly remote?  :-X
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Bill C on 24 June 2012, 08:03: PM
Is Scary minus a telly remote?  :-X

What  ???

If he has then we really do need that remote posting to us, @Stu  will need to have a chat with you m8.
 
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: madonion_uk on 24 June 2012, 08:42: PM
Big thanks Stu for hosting an excellent Lan :tu:
great to see everyone again, & meeting storm for the first time as well.
and as always, great work mgp on the networking side of things  :notworthy:
hope to see you all the t' next fLan (where ever & when ever)
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stu038 on 24 June 2012, 10:37: PM
Ok then we seem to have a number of items that wern't in the house on thursday ;)

A wash bag already admitted by Storm.
A Remote control that is in desperate need of some sanitization.
A light brown coat that doesn't fit me :(
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 24 June 2012, 10:53: PM
At least the coat isn't mine this time. ;)
Title: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: SkyBlueHeroes on 24 June 2012, 11:31: PM
A light brown coat that doesn't fit me :(

A perverts mac?


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Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 24 June 2012, 11:55: PM
A light brown coat that doesn't fit me :(

A perverts mac?
That doesn't narrow down the owner :disturbed:
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 25 June 2012, 11:37: AM
Is Scary minus a telly remote?  :-X

What  ???

If he has then we really do need that remote posting to us, @Stu  will need to have a chat with you m8.

I'd really like my electric toothbrush back too :(

I can get a courier to come and fetch the washbag - but Stu would need to package it in a cardboard box - would that be possible ???


Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: zingle on 25 June 2012, 11:49: AM
he might find that a little challenging lmao
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 25 June 2012, 12:02: PM
Is Scary minus a telly remote?  :-X

What  ???

If he has then we really do need that remote posting to us, @Stu  will need to have a chat with you m8.

I'd really like my electric toothbrush back too :(

I can get a courier to come and fetch the washbag - but Stu would need to package it in a cardboard box - would that be possible ???

Thinking about it, no packaging would be required - If I remember correctly the courier will bring a posting bag to put it in - I did this last year (although the other way around) I found someone's mobile phone on the beach, hacked into it to get their email address, and contacted the owner - he then arranged for UPS to pick it up from me - all very easy.

All I need to know is when Stu is going to be in for the courier to collect it.
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Ste on 25 June 2012, 01:13: PM
Thanks to everyone for this one from me as well, thoroughly enjoyable weekend except for scary's morning antics on the saturday!
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Bill C on 25 June 2012, 01:29: PM
Ok then we seem to have a number of items that wern't in the house on thursday ;)

A wash bag already admitted by Storm.
A Remote control that is in desperate need of some sanitization.
A light brown coat that doesn't fit me :(

Stu
 
Is the remote for a Goodmans ?
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 25 June 2012, 01:49: PM
A few more things to mention about my drive back.

1. Blurred vision just like the suppression effect in BF3 when others overtook me on the motorway
2. Every now and then I thought I could here the weapon lock noise from BF3
3. I kept looking in the rear view mirror and expecting to find squeak running behind trying to plant some C4 on my little Fiat 500.

:)

But I made it safely all the same.
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 25 June 2012, 05:53: PM
A few more things to mention about my drive back.

1. Blurred vision just like the suppression effect in BF3 when others overtook me on the motorway


And there was me putting that feeling down to a lack of sleep  :tired:
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Squeak on 25 June 2012, 07:32: PM
A few more things to mention about my drive back.

1. Blurred vision just like the suppression effect in BF3 when others overtook me on the motorway
2. Every now and then I thought I could here the weapon lock noise from BF3
3. I kept looking in the rear view mirror and expecting to find squeak running behind trying to plant some C4 on my little Fiat 500.

:)

But I made it safely all the same.

dude i had done but Ste killed me and i had to re-spawn  :P
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stu038 on 25 June 2012, 08:51: PM

Stu
 
Is the remote for a Goodmans ?

Not a clue mate it doesn't state any manufacturer on it, its old, its silver and its a health hazard there's so much muck and filth between the keys most of which have no markings left due to wear.


All I need to know is when Stu is going to be in for the courier to collect it.

PM me full name and address details mate I'll box it up and you can get the courier to collect it from the stores at work

Virgin Media
28/29 Oswin Road
Leicester
LE3 1HR.

Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stormpr00ter on 25 June 2012, 08:58: PM


All I need to know is when Stu is going to be in for the courier to collect it.

PM me full name and address details mate I'll box it up and you can get the courier to collect it from the stores at work

Virgin Media
28/29 Oswin Road
Leicester
LE3 1HR.

Cheers Stu - I'll sort it all out tomorrow.

Cheers
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Bill C on 25 June 2012, 09:11: PM

Stu
 
Is the remote for a Goodmans ?

Not a clue mate it doesn't state any manufacturer on it, its old, its silver and its a health hazard there's so much muck and filth between the keys most of which have no markings left due to wear.



That will be the one. The remote was in the out house for ages. Any chance you can send it to me at Manchester or are you coming up for a meeting any time soon.
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 25 June 2012, 10:45: PM
From the description of this remote, Stu isn't going to be volunteering for another LAN anytime soon, unless decontamination facilities are in place :eek:
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: madonion_uk on 25 June 2012, 10:57: PM
From the description of this remote, Stu isn't going to be volunteering for another LAN anytime soon, unless decontamination facilities are in place :eek:

Stu has got a dish washer tho
just remember to remove the batteries from the remote....
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 26 June 2012, 01:29: AM
If the remote is in that poor a condition, would sending it by courier be in breach of their carriage of hazardous goods rules :erm:
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: madonion_uk on 26 June 2012, 10:56: AM
If the remote is in that poor a condition, would sending it by courier be in breach of their carriage of hazardous goods rules :erm:

Don't think it needs a courier, by the way it looked it could probably walk to Bills.

:D
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stu038 on 26 June 2012, 08:03: PM
That will be the one. The remote was in the out house for ages. Any chance you can send it to me at Manchester or are you coming up for a meeting any time soon.

Not for a few weeks, I'll not be seeing Boyer until about the 11th June either. Do K&N deliver to Wythensure?

Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Bill C on 26 June 2012, 08:06: PM
That will be the one. The remote was in the out house for ages. Any chance you can send it to me at Manchester or are you coming up for a meeting any time soon.

Not for a few weeks, I'll not be seeing Boyer until about the 11th June either. Do K&N deliver to Wythensure?

Do you mean 11th of july if so i can wait till then ?
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Stu038 on 26 June 2012, 08:49: PM
Yep my bad 11th July, I'll give it to Tony G, Boyers' PE when I see them down at Langley.
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: Bill C on 26 June 2012, 08:53: PM
Yep my bad 11th July, I'll give it to Tony G, Boyers' PE when I see them down at Langley.

Cheers

Dont forget to put it in a sealed bag  :rofl:
Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: bopdude on 27 June 2012, 12:37: PM
Hi all sorry for not replying sooner thanks to all for looking after me in my cash strapped state it is appreciated thanks also for the PC parts you are all truly stars and Stu the coat would be mine oops lol

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Title: Re: Stu's [NTHW] LAN
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 27 June 2012, 12:45: PM
A light brown coat that doesn't fit me :(

A perverts mac?

Stu the coat would be mine oops lol

Perhaps Sky was closer to the truth than he thought  :-X  :angel: