Kitz ADSL Broadband Information
adsl spacer  
Support this site
Home Broadband ISPs Tech Routers Wiki Forum
 
     
   Compare ISP   Rate your ISP
   Glossary   Glossary
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)  (Read 1105 times)

craigv

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 32
A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« on: June 10, 2021, 11:28:28 AM »

Apparently I joined in 2015, but only recently have I posted a few things so, figured I'd write a hello :)

Well, my name's Craig (may have noticed from the highly ingenious username ;D ) A software developer by trade, but this seems to end up covering a vast array of other sins, including managing/maintaining servers, cloud infrastructure, and the odd bit of IT support.

As long as I can remember I've been that 'tech guy' amongst friends, as a teenager I remember buying a 10mbit hub (not switch), to network our two home computers together, and thinking it was the most amazing thing ever, I think from that point I could really see that the Internet and the age of sharing information was going to be 'big', and always wanted a career in tech of some kind.

30-something, father of 3, Norfolk exile, now resident in Broadstairs in Kent for some 13 years, but working for a company based in Norwich for the whole of that time, so have been home-working since before it was cool/forced upon us! Terrible cyclist, terrible taker of photos, but I like doing both when I get a chance :)

I stopped by kitz at various points on my broadband journey, from understanding DLM to monitoring my VDSL with the HG612 Modem Stats app, following on later with my desperate investigations to find out if anyone will offer a higher-bandwidth service above my 20mbps VDSL, to finally getting FTTP last month. So thank you to all of you kind people who have taken the time out to help others and share your knowledge, software and advice with others here.

So belated hellos and a lot of thanks - hopefully I can contribute a little something along the way.

C
Logged
RedHotAnt Unlimited 56k -> NTL 750kbit cable -> Virgin Size 4mbit cable -> Sky 5mbit ADSL -> Zen Internet 25mbit VDSL ->  Zen Internet 900mbit FTTP

broadstairs

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 3536
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 11:41:07 AM »

A belated welcome from me! You have joined an illustrious club of people who have a wide range of skills and backgrounds as well as age ranges.

Stuart (an old geezer and ex-IT professional!)
Logged
ISP:TalkTalk Connection:FTTC Cab:ECI Router:Zyxel VMG3925

craigv

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 32
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 02:54:18 PM »

A belated welcome from me! You have joined an illustrious club of people who have a wide range of skills and backgrounds as well as age ranges.

Stuart (an old geezer and ex-IT professional!)

Variety is the spice of life :) thanks for belated-welcome!
Logged
RedHotAnt Unlimited 56k -> NTL 750kbit cable -> Virgin Size 4mbit cable -> Sky 5mbit ADSL -> Zen Internet 25mbit VDSL ->  Zen Internet 900mbit FTTP

burakkucat

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 33987
  • Over the Rainbow Bridge
    • The ELRepo Project
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 03:42:23 PM »

Apparently I joined in 2015, but only recently have I posted a few things so, figured I'd write a hello :)

Welcome to the kitz forum, dated 2015. b*cat waves the paw of friendship.  :)
Logged
:cat:  100% Linux and, previously, Unix. Co-founder of the ELRepo Project.

Please consider making a donation to support the running of this site.

Weaver

  • Senior Kitizen
  • ******
  • Posts: 10050
  • Retd s/w dev; A&A; 3x7km lines; Firebrick; IPv6
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 04:20:27 PM »

Welcome Craig!
Logged

roseway

  • Administrator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 40741
  • Penguins CAN fly
    • DSLstats
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 04:45:57 PM »

Welcome Craig, from another member of the old geezers' club. ;D
Logged
  Eric

kitz

  • Administrator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 33004
  • Trinity: Most guys do.
    • http://www.kitz.co.uk
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 06:05:58 PM »

Belated hello from me too :)
Logged
Please do not PM me with queries for broadband help as I may not be able to respond.
-----
How to get your router line stats :: ADSL Exchange Checker

Ronski

  • Helpful
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4141
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 06:33:13 AM »

Welcome to both Kitz and Broadstairs, where I've lived all my life, apart from some short periods in Margate and Ramsgate.

There seems to be quite a lot of users from Broadstairs now.
Logged
Formerly restrained by ECI and ali,  now surfing along at 390/36  ;D

craigv

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 32
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 05:20:24 PM »

*tips hat* Thank you all :)

Welcome to both Kitz and Broadstairs, where I've lived all my life, apart from some short periods in Margate and Ramsgate.

There seems to be quite a lot of users from Broadstairs now.

It's a lovely place to be, most of the time ;-) but especially when the sun's shining!
Logged
RedHotAnt Unlimited 56k -> NTL 750kbit cable -> Virgin Size 4mbit cable -> Sky 5mbit ADSL -> Zen Internet 25mbit VDSL ->  Zen Internet 900mbit FTTP

4candles

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 3092
  • Not young enough to know everything
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2021, 08:00:58 AM »

As long as I can remember I've been that 'tech guy' amongst friends...

Know the feeling!

Belated greetings and welcome from sunny Worcestershire. 

4C (ex-BT & lapsed ham)
Logged
To err is human
To purr feline

Weaver

  • Senior Kitizen
  • ******
  • Posts: 10050
  • Retd s/w dev; A&A; 3x7km lines; Firebrick; IPv6
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 05:14:19 AM »

Thank goodness cool and breezy here in Skye in the Inner Hebrides.
Logged

Floydoid

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8805
  • Prog Rock Fan
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2021, 08:18:30 AM »

Welcome to the madhouse!
Logged
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2967
    • Thinkbroadband Quality Monitors
Re: A hello & extension of gratitude to you all :)
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2021, 09:11:09 AM »

Not sure how I missed this thread for so long, probably because I couldn't think of anything clever to say.  Strange how my social anxiety can sometimes flare up even online.

As long as I can remember I've been that 'tech guy' amongst friends, as a teenager I remember buying a 10mbit hub (not switch), to network our two home computers together, and thinking it was the most amazing thing ever,

A hub, how fancy.  I used BNC for ages (as I was able to get the cable from a recyclers for free) and was blown away that you can send data down a single-cored cable.

Today I get all p***y because I can't move data to/from my NAS as quickly as going from one SSD to another directly on the NAS.

I still think WiFi is voodoo magic, even when I'm annoyed that its going slower some days than others.
Logged
INTAKE (ECI) 2xHome Hub 5A (OpenWRT) on Zen & Plusnet, 1xHauwei H122-373 on Three 5G Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) WiFi: nanoHD (OpenWRT) + Honor Router 3
My Broadband History & Ping Quality Monitors