Citrojim's AX, Saxo, Pixo, Running and Cycling Tales

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CitroJim wrote: I'm shocked to the corre that we have not been crushed in the stampede for the lovely leather interior :o
The MK2 leather goes straight into a MK1 doesnt it Jim / Richard?

If it does, its such a shame that i dont have the means to pay for it and have it transplanted into mine...Id love leather :roll: :cry:

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Yes it does although you do need the rear belt clips (I removed them on Saturday :wink: ) have a word with Santa :lol:

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DickieG wrote: have a word with Santa :lol:
If Santa has any sense he will have heated Xantia seats in his sleigh already I expect :lol:

Vince, if you really want them, I'm sure we can come to some sort of arrangement between us all. Bank of FCF may be able to help with easy terms repayments; you know, like the catalogues do: £10 pounds down and pay a tenner a week for the next 84 weeks at an interest rate of 260%

You get your leathers and the forum hosting fund goes into very healthy profit!

Seriously though, have a think about it. I was joking about the interest rate. For you we'll do a special rate of 150%....

Ahh, sot hat's Christmas done and dusted. Thank goodness. I'm not the world's greatest fan of Christmas and I'm genuinely glad when Boxing day comes and we can look forward to 364 Christmas-free days :twisted:

New year is much more significant to me. The start of a new year, new opportunities and a clean slate. Start anew. Out with the old and in with the new!

2009 has been a hell of a year, mostly really good. This time last year I was negotiating the purchase of a certain V6 with a dead gearbox and really going into unknown territory. 12 months later... Things on the V6 knowledge front are just a bit different...

Personally it's been good too. I was dragged from my comfy, obscure corner at work kicking and screaming into a whole new high-tech world on the bleeding edge. Thoroughly enjoyed it, job satisfaction has gone through the roof :D

So, for 2010 I'm looking for new territory to explore and want to get my hands on an AL4 autobox now. Anybody have one.

It's been a good year for the forums too. The FCF in particular has gone from strength to strength and despite a few teething troubles, the new server is working well and has considerably speeded things up. I'll be looking at upgrading to phpBB3 in the new year.

I'm pleased the weather has warmed up. It's been purgatory this past week as I've been stuck in the house and unable to play spanners or continue breaking the scrap V6 :twisted: As soon as Christmas obligations are out of the way, I'll be out there. I NEED some spanner therapy pretty urgently.

I'm most impressed at how the V6 has behaved in this bad weater. Excellently :D

Still, my enforced trapping indoors has not been without profit. I need to overhaul my websites and in particular get www.xantiav6.co.uk up and running. To this end I've been teaching myself how to do web design properly and getting to grips with the HTML language and using cascading style sheets.

This afternoon I'm going for a little spin in my Activa. It's been buried under snow for the past week :(

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CitroJim wrote:
This afternoon I'm going for a little spin in my Activa. It's been buried under snow for the past week :(
Have fun Jim, what a nice treat that will be 8)

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CitroJim wrote:
DickieG wrote: have a word with Santa :lol:
Vince, if you really want them, I'm sure we can come to some sort of arrangement between us all. Bank of FCF may be able to help with easy terms repayments; you know, like the catalogues do: £10 pounds down and pay a tenner a week for the next 84 weeks at an interest rate of 260%

You get your leathers and the forum hosting fund goes into very healthy profit!
Jim that is the definition of temptation..... :twisted:

If they are still available at the end of January then i would be more than up for that opportunity :)

I have a hefty £80 parking ticket to clear up first..... :roll: :cry:

See how things go in the next few weeks.....I need to put in some overtime at work to get the place ready for the new year :wink:

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vince wrote: I have a hefty £80 parking ticket to clear up first..... :roll: :cry:
:cry: Sorry to hear that Vince. Unfortuantely the forum fund cannot help with that but certainly if the interior is still going begging by the end of January, we'll chat again :wink:

It's been a good Christmas day :D Spent a long time with my girls and they were delighted with their presents. Present actually. A laptop each with Windows 7. I'm not a fan of Windows 7 at all. Give me good old XP any day. W7 just looks like a more bloated Vista to me :twisted:

Christmas dinner was courtesy of my long-time friend Val and she did us very proud. She's one seriously good cook 8)

My learning of HTML and CSS has come on apace and the result of a couple of days learning can be seen on the homepage of my website. I guess it's rubbish really in the eyes of those skilled in such matters but I'm rather proud of it as a first attempt. It's even passed W3C CSS validation :D

Now to rewrite all the remaining pages in the same layout and do a write-up on replacing a 206 cambelt.

If the weather is OK tomorrow, I'll be back to breaking the V6.

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CitroJim wrote:I'm not a fan of Windows 7 at all. Give me good old XP any day. W7 just looks like a more bloated Vista to me :twisted:
I have to agree Jim, I'd downloaded the RC of it, discovered there was no Classic Start Menu, turned off the virtual machine and haven't been back.
Unfortunately our London client has a W2K8 RDS (TS) server which gives users the Windows 7 interface.
It makes supporting it a real PITA (scuse my french), and worst of all it's blocking websites etc that it shouldn't and preventing Java running too which is causing problems that I really could do without.

The Tube is full of "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea" posters and I'm so tempted to deface them!

Actually, you know the new ones on TV where MS ship someone over to a manufacturer to give their stuff the thumbs up, I'd love to be on one of those, go to set classic start menu, scream in disgust, throw the pc to the floor and storm off saying "I'll stick with XP"
Actually the thing that narks me the most is that that despite the underlying OS being much faster and efficient (I've heard people getting better response on their old PCs with Win7 than they had with XP), because of the GUI I actually prefer Vista.
MS have made me say I prefer Vista! Damn them.

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Just opened your new homepage in Firefox and it didn't load properly. The photographs are sitting on top of the text.
If I open it in an IE tab it loads perfectly.
I've no idea why or if it's just my 'puter (not an issue I've seen before) or what, but just thought I'd let you know.
Otherwise excellent site!!!

Andy

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Thanks Andy :D I checked it in IE and Opera but not FirePox. I will do so and then make the necessary corrections.

I've read about how different browsers render slightly differently. There is no totally agreed standard for HTML :twisted:

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My new website is rubbish in IE8 as well :twisted:

Made a VERY interesting discovery. Opera is incredibly tolerant of poor CSS and HTML coding. IE8 and FirePox is not!

I'm learning a lot here :D

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Right, after a right royal battle with HTML coding I have a new website up.

If you're not very careful every browser renders it differently. Standards, my arse!

Tested OK in IE8, Opera and Google Chrome but not FirePox.

Grateful if it could be looked at and report back. Anyone use any really strange, obscure browsers?

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Post by lexi »

I always make a habit of donning overalls and working on a car or boat on Christmas Day.Life goes on.......I`m not for sitting in a chair or someone elses house wasting time ......that`s not the way of a Maniac :shock: :lol: I choose my own festivals..........21st Dec is best. 15mins a week now :lol: .
Good stuff on the achievement front Jim.....that does wonders mentally as well. The V6 info is magic. Sorting challenging and problematic cars is a buzz.................though expensive? If it`s got wheels or a skirt it`s gonna cost :wink:

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lexi wrote:....If it`s got wheels or a skirt it`s gonna cost :wink:
Ne'er a truer word spoken.... :roll:

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CitroJim wrote:Right, after a right royal battle with HTML coding I have a new website up.

If you're not very careful every browser renders it differently. Standards, my arse!

Tested OK in IE8, Opera and Google Chrome but not FirePox.

Grateful if it could be looked at and report back. Anyone use any really strange, obscure browsers?
looks good under opera mobile 10 on my phone jim :-)

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Post by Featch »

Working fine in Firefox now Jim.