jimbo

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About jimbo

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  • Birthday 01/15/1962

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  • Website URL http://www.jimbyrne.co.uk

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Glasgow West End
  • Interests Photography, songwriting, playing in a band, Website design and development. I also love watching Formula 1 on the telly.

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  1. jimbo added a topic in Discussion Forum News   

    Recent upgrade: each user now has only one name
    The forum recently got upgraded to version 4. One consequence is that each user now has only one name - rather than both a login name and a display name. Sorry about that; that's just the way the new version works - there is nothing we can do about it.
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  2. jimbo added a post in a topic The Election   

    Sadly the problem I had with the last debate is that I'm starting to get a bit bored by the same old questions and the same old answers. I'm in no need to be convinced about how I will vote - as I've already decided. I did watch the Andrew Marr interview of Nicola Sturgeon at the weekend and I thought she did well.

    https://youtu.be/OwYQwcp6JNI

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  3. jimbo added a post in a topic OMG - The Art School!   

    Heartbreaking news. I loved that building. I attended classes in it when I was a teenager. Fingers crossed that they don't decide to demolish it.

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  4. jimbo added a post in a topic Jim Byrne: The forgotten life: Memories: Part One Childhood   

    No it all happened as described. Nothing made up.

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  5. jimbo added a topic in Film, Television and Music   

    The Bar Stool Philosopher : Songwriting for people who will never have a hit
    The Bar Stool Philosopher has been musing once more. Songwriting for people who will never have a hit: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/bar-stool-philosopher-songwriting-for-people-who-will-never-have-a-hit/
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  6. jimbo added a post in a topic Jim Byrne: The forgotten life: Memories: Part One Childhood   

    The forgotten life: Part 2: Working, not working, half working: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/the-forgotten-life-part-2-working-not-working-half-working/

    In this part I do start playing with computers. :-)
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  7. jimbo added a post in a topic Jim Byrne: The forgotten life: Memories: Part One Childhood   

    Thanks Harper. The past is a different country; as they say.

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  8. jimbo added a topic in Local Nostalgia   

    Jim Byrne: The forgotten life: Memories: Part One Childhood
    Jim Byrne: The forgotten life – Childhood: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/jim-byrne-the-forgotten-life-childhood/
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  9. jimbo added a post in a topic Scottish Independence ...   

    I'm still one of the undecided - for lots of reasons - but this Sterling thing is irritating me; the notion that 'Treasury analysis showed it wouldn't work' in relation to a sterling zone holds as much water for me as any other government economic analysis. Politics is politics; and all 'treasury analysis' is political. That's why two different parties always come up with different results and different policies when analysing the same situation. The SNP do their analysis and come up with one conclusion, the Tory government do their analysis and come up with another conclusion; that's not shocking - that's exactly what you would expect; both conclusions confirm the where each group stands in relation to independence.

    Apparently there is 'unacceptable burden on the UK taxpayer' due to the size of the Scottish Banks. The banks are the same size now as they would be in an independent Scotland; logically the burden is the same. My understanding is that Scotland (including me - as I pay tax) along with the rest of the UK owns a big chunk of the Scottish banking industry - after the bailouts; we've already assumed the burden in Scotland - along with everyone else. Basically it sounds more like - ascribing 'incompetence to any nation that is not England' when it comes to economic management.

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  10. jimbo added a post in a topic Happy Birthday Jimbo   

    Thanks.Rented Muscle Shoals film last night as a birthday treat. It was great. :-)

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  11. jimbo added a topic in General West End Chat   

    Phil Everly RIP
    Sad to hear that Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers has died. He was one of the very best. RIP.
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  12. jimbo added a post in a topic R.I.P. Peter O'Toole   

    They don't make film stars like they used to. Big personality and big talent. RIP Peter O'Toole.
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  13. jimbo added a post in a topic Forum will be updated in the next few days: the forum will be offline.   

    All sorted now; it's been updated. :-)

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  14. jimbo added a topic in Discussion Forum News   

    Forum will be updated in the next few days: the forum will be offline.
    The Forum will be updated sometime in the next few days: durng the update the forum will be offline. In this instance the update will be carried out by the people who make the Forum software - due to the complexity of this update. For that reason I cannot be specific about the time the update will occur.

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  15. jimbo added a topic in General West End Chat   

    Graeme Obree sets another world cycling record
    Graeme Obree sets another world cycling record. You just can't keep this man down.
    Jimbo
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