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Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

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Post by KP »

Youd be better off with a dedicated 3g router :)

The router you have may not work without a lot of messing about to share out another network other than ADSL.

Does your netbook thing have an ethernet port?

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Post by jgra1 »

:D
yep to ethernet port Will... to be honest its only for a couple of weeks to get wifi around the house until normal BB is resumed..

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Post by MikeT »

Ah, well, if you're happy to use a wired connection to the router, just read the Windows Help file on Shared Internet Access. Simples 8-)

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Post by myglaren »

Used to have all the computers in the house networked, ages ago, come running XP, Some Win 98 and others SuSE Linux. All worked swimmingly but have never bothered to re-network the new ones :(

I'm using mainly Vista and Ubuntu these days, should be easy if only I could be bothered.

Just went to the Ubuntu Community, which has been moved, and found this that made me smile:

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Post by jgra1 »

thanks all, nothing done re internet at home, just no time :shock:

I did travel to a nearby town last Friday night.. to pick up a secondhand lawnmower, petrol hedge trimmer, and something described as a multitool for woodworking :D it was offered at £50 and supposed to be working..
it seems to be a version of one of these. ! http://www.tendotools.com/documents/cat ... ml?lang=en

Anyway, it remains to be seen how it all works.. but it may just help with barnbuilding...

as for cars.. the xant lost its aux belt on the way to that pick up.. a 2 year old belt, and a month after changing the sprung tensioner etc.. I drove onwards for a bit and waited 6 hours for the rescue to take me 15 miles home.. at 1am they said wait longer, and i was broken by then, tired and cold sitting in the car on some street.. I had no choice but to drive it back.. I took it easy and would not recommend it in a hydraulic car... I now think some kind of emergency belt just running between crank and pump would be a good thing for the tool kit... The headlights lasted ok but were dimming, but no brakes or steering wasn't that ok... bizzarely without the aux belt there was no heating either? ..

anyway, new belt fitted in about 1 hour and all is well again... I did find a tool in the box that has no use except is a perfect fit for the belt tensioner square hole.. (I have never had luck with 3/8 ratchets, they always turn) will upload a pic later

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I have internet and phone at home, after a 3 week holiday :lol: BT came over, got paid an exorbitant sum of money, and took out the ADSL/Phone piggy back socket someone had screwed in (think the socket had an internal filter) and the whole thing works fine !

gutted... :evil:

The conservative councillor in the 'hood', has mentioned that the motorcycles are visible from the bridleway (in the middle of nowhere) and might cause yobs to flock over... :roll:

so last night/ this morning - I cut some free shiplap I recovered from a demolition last weekend, and made a 6 foot frontage on the gate :twisted: the neighbours are going to go ballistic now they wont be able to keep an eye on my parking space :lol:

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Post by KP »

LOL :)

If its your space on your turf then surely they should stop being so nosey?? :)

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you would think so Will :D it's a rented cottage and the landlord, who owns 3 houses and all the land.. seems to be paranoid about the councillor.. (who is on the planning commitee)

I suspect some previous 'favours' have been granted, in return for keeping the tenants inline :twisted:

sorry this blog has quickly decended into nothing to do with french cars :twisted:

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Post by KP »

I can see that the relationship between house and car is close enough to justify :)

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Post by jgra1 »

just wait until they see the house i am going to build for the car :lol: fireworks will be early this year, all welcome :twisted:

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well the workshop is progressing at last.. 3 triangles built for the roof, the gables are ready too, the corner posts are in and all seems level..

got some featheredge last night quite cheap, although need another 200m of it !

by Sunday I hope to have the frame of the build in place and begin boarding the inside.. will use my engine crane and extend the jib, to help get the triads in place (will take a pic :lol: )
also picked up a cheap sack truck which is a useful workshop tool, even has tubed tyres! :twisted:

a few pics

http://woodshed-john.blogspot.com

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workshop nearly finished..

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hi all.. well.. 4 weeks after starting to build this thing, and the roof is on..
the costs have gone through the roof and the workmanship down the pan ;) but fairly happy..

just starting to hang some spanners on the wall..

if anyone is au fait with planning laws and building regs could you get in touch via pm? :roll:

clad the outside (a km of it arrived last week!) and make some doors, then that's about it..

John

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Re: workshop nearly finished..

Post by CitroJim »

Great stuff John :D
jgra1 wrote:and the roof is on..
the costs have gone through the roof
Ahh well, at least now the roof is on the costs can no longer go through it...

Got any pictures of this magnificent edifice?

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Post by jgra1 »

:evil: looks like it may be coming down..

my fault for sure.. i checked all I could but there is a problem with the principal elevation of the house and the nearest highway... [a] neighbour already reported me, and planning officer been round while I was out.. he will come back maybe tomorrow, but I dont hold much hope.. looks like the 'precious' neighbours have won ...

it's an odd set up.. I am a long way from my cottage-and it's principal elevation- but it's a semi detached, and the whole building is owned by the landlord.. so the authorities will probably view it was one building.. if they take into account a bridleway (near barn) as the highway, and not the (possibly private) tarmaced drive we all use, then it will be coming down..
gutted...

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Post by red_dwarfers »

:evil: I don't know. Some people just like to get one over on others. Not enough giving and taking going on.