Want to blog, Can’t Think What to Write About

I’m still very much alive as far as I can tell, and still trying to continue my never ending quest to try make money online.

Unfortunately as you may probably tell if you regularly pop by my online presences I haven’t been whacking stuff up anywhere near the sort of frequency required lately, and things ain’t going quite as brilliantly as I would like.

I’ll try come up with something soon, hopefully. It seems to be getting less and less easy to make money online these days than it used to be as it is without this to slow things down further.

But I have been taking another look at doing Ebay more seriously again.

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Last of the Regatta Vids for 2018

It’s the middle of November, and I’ve finally got the last of my video footage (I think it’s the last) from the Whitby Regatta back in August uploaded to my YouTube Channel.

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A slight mishap

So, last month I had a slight mishap involving a can of Heinz Baked Beans and my left hand…..

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To Revive or Not To Revive

You may have noticed it’s been a wee while since I posted on this thing, having elected instead to tinker with using a blogspot thing instead for personal use + concentrate on a few other online projects the last several years on my other personal domain.

With the old 2005 and 2009 front-ends of the site getting a bit long in the tooth, I’ve got wondering if I should put this wordpress site as the front-end instead to manage the rest of the John-Duck.co.uk website.

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UK Election 2010 – Reminders why not to vote LibDem

Don’t suppose anyone will read this, but maybe help bump things up the search engines or whatever, and make it easier for me to find the damn things again when I need to refer back to them…….. a list of links to my favourite articles / websites busting the Libdems:

A website that exposes the dirty tricks of the Liberal Democrats, showing how they aren’t as “Squeaky Clean” & “Holier Than thou” as they try to lead everyone into believing.

I Did not agree with Nick (John Redwood’s Diary)
The latest addition to the list, an article on John Redwood’s excellent political blog, debunking Nick Clegg’s spin & lies during the first televised leaders debates.

Can you think of a better name for the Liberal Democrats?
An older article at John Redwood’s blog, asking if people can think of a better name for the LibDems as they are neither Liberal, or true Democrats.

Liberal Democrats are big spenders, not tax cutters
John Redwood debunking more LibDem promises.

Vince Cable isn’t all he’s cracked up to be… he is in fact a “left-wing populist serial Flip-flopper, who’s been overhyped by the media”. There’s a few links for this one…

Nick Clegg’s Gaffes……..

A couple of articles showing how daft some of their current MP’s are:

Article about some Anti-LibDem posters.
Some of the comments also expose some of the LibDem’s Policies, which include:
– Scrapping the Pound, and having more of Britain’s laws made in Europe.

– Scrapping Britain’s Nuclear deterrent, at a time when countries like Iran & North Korea are developping their own Nuclear weapons.

– Giving Amnesty to long term illegal immigrants

– Take 58,000 crooks out of prison, and stick them in your local area to do community service.

– Introduce a Carbon tax that’ll stick £300 on your heating bills

– No immigration restrictions on new EU members

– Lib dems want to put VAT on houses for first time buyers. £11,000 more for a first time buyer!?

 Rebuttal of Labour & LibDem spin in the first big TV debate of the Election.

Nick Clegg’s expenses Hypocrisy
Showing how the LibDems aren’t as squeaky clean on expenses as they’ve tried to position themselves.

Cleggie for PM? What is this madness?The Liberal Democrats are a bunch of euro-loving road-hump fetishists who would be a disaster in power, argues Boris Johnson.

Refresher on the Global Warming Scam

Just posting an update on the battle against the big scam known as Global Warming while previous posts are starting to get buried and forgotten…… a reminder of previous posted links on the subject + a few new ones that’ve cropped up since last time:






Remember… it’s all a huge scam cooked up by Scientists desperate to cling onto to their research funding + Al Gore to give himself something to do and earn a bit on the side.

The most serious pluggers of “Global Warming” only seem to look at the last 150years of weather

Those who know better (that it’s a nonsensical scam), look back alot further in time from when the Earth was first created (using Geological evidence) through to the present via the ice ages.

How to piss £3trillion up the wall

Saw this interesting blog post on the TAX PAYERS ALLIANCE website, detailing just how much money Gormless Gordon has wasted since Labour came to power.

New Book Reveals the Total Cost of Gordon Brown’s Mishandling of the Economy as £3 TRILLION

Some people should be Euthanised at Birth!

Just blogging about an internet harrassment complaint I had to file yesterday after someone has started tryin to bully me online in the same way I’ve been getting trouble from people in the offline world since I first started school in 1983/1984.
I’ve so far sent complaints about it to….
– TWITTER Customer service (Sunday lunchtime)
– Wikipedia moderators (about 5am BST Monday morning / Midnight US Eastern)
http://www.wiredsafety.org (about 6am BST Monday morning
https://complaint.ic3.gov/ (about 6am BST Monday morning)

And so far it seems bugger-all is being done to nail the person harrassing / “cyberstalking” / “Cyberbullying” me…

Here’s what has been going on:
This is my genuine Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/jduck1979

The “jduck1979” bit being a username i’ve used around the internet for a number of years at various places… I even have the domain name http://www.jduck1979.co.uk

On the morning of Sunday 26th July 2009 I was checking my Twitter account, looking at my followers, and saw this one: https://twitter.com/realjduck1979
Which appeared to be an attempt to impersonate / mock / harrass me.
I subsequently Blocked & reported this profile to Twitter customer service, but a fat lot of good that did because the offending profile’s still up & running. (I always seem to find website & ISP abuse departments about as much use as a Chocolate fireguard when i need them to get their finger out most).

Later in the day at around 8:14pm BST, i was just about to start dinner, and the thought occurred to me to check my Wikipedia profile @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jduck1979

Which was just as well because I found somebody from IP Address had made some additions to it…
1) a line of text featuring a chant people used to taunt me with since primary school in the 1980’s
2) a couple of links

I’ve just been back to check my Wikipedia profile page at around 5:45am BST before i finally crawl off to bed, and found a load of text / links had been deleted from my wikipedia profile, and some more harrassing stuff put in it’s place.
It was done by this Wikipedia profile owner:


At time of posting this blog entry Their offending fake profiles they’re using to try harrass me still ain’t been deleted… but I bet the nob will have something about this blog entry before long, you just watch….. (too chicken to reveal yourself?).

I’ve got a fair few ideas who it could be…

Some idiot called “Mark Shipman” has already been giving me random bursts of harrassment in the past several months on Facebook (just popped up out of nowhere when I commented on my friend’s profile over there).

I’ve also noticed “Shane Sykes” & “Michael Tilley” have arrived on Facebook lately too… they were among the key group of troublemakers who’d pull shit like this in yr10/11 at Whitby Community College from 1993 – 1995. Little wankers.

If anyone knows who this twat is, kindly pass on any relevant information in the hope I can get the braindead morons charged with Harrassment.

Told ya global warming was a pile of crappy lies

Seems more & more is starting to come about about this, here’s a collection of links about it I’ve come across (seeing as I keep losing them when I need them):

Political Correctness & Global Warming

The World has never seen such freezing heat

Rise of sea levels is the greatest lie ever told

A new ice age is on the way 

JD’s 30th Birthday – the presents

You may have noticed via the big gaps between posts on this blog that they come along in pops & farts, and I don’t post on my blog that often, then post sh*tloads at once like I’m doing right now.

On 20th March of this year (2009) it was my 30th birthday, it wasn’t really that much to shout about really… was kinda hoping to go somewhere like Scarborough or York on the bus or something, but my Dad wanted me to go to the flamin’ bank for him. As usual I didn’t have a party either.

Anyway, enough of that… I suppose more interesting would be blabbering on about the presents I got instead.

If there’s any thieving little twats reading this, such as the ones who nicked my Nintendo DS + 1st Nokia N-Gage a couple of years ago, don’t even think about it unless you want to be hung, drawn & quartered.

In the weeks leading up to my Birthday, I started looking up presents to buy just for me with my own money (seeing as I rarely get given anything I actually WANT by relatives these days on Birthday & Christmas, unless it’s money… in which case the more the better)…….. in particular I started looking at Binoculars.

I eventually opted for a pair of Meade Travelview 8-24×50’s for £40 from Telescopehouse.com – there were cheaper models, such as the 10×50’s from the same range for about £22.50 but I figured if I did get the cheaper ones from the same range I’d then regret not opting for the 8-24×50’s with it’s greater variety of options, as they can be used as, with the tweak of a lever:

  • 8×50’s
  • 10×50’s
  • 12×50’s
  • 14×50’s
  • 16×50’s
  • 18×50’s
  • 20×50’s
  • 22×50’s
  • 24×50’s

They arrived something like 10days or so before my birthday, and impressions so far are that they’re bloody brilliant….. better even than the 10×50 Carl Zeiss things from East Germany my Dad bought me for my birthday (out of my own pocket money!) around the late 1980’s, and I kinda accidently broke so only one side of them has been usable of the years.

I’ll try remember to write some more about stuff I’ve done with the new binoculars in a later blog post, otherwise this could end up being a very long post.

On the actual day of my birthday, I got £25 in cash… a big plastic toolbox / tacklebox I don’t have much use for (or space to put it) + some UMBRO branded showergel/deodorant.

After much consideration, I spent the £25 on these things….

Dogtanian (Series1) on DVD
I used to watch this show as much as I could when I was a kid, summer holidays when I was still @ Primary school wasn’t complete without seeing this in the mornings (usually followed by Inspector Gadget, if I remember correctly)… and I’d recently found the series on YouTube (with bits missing), so thought I’d get the DVD while I still could. With a bit of luck I might even have time to watch it one day.

The Simpsons: Hit & Run (PC)
I already had this game for my Gamecube since around 2005 (in fact it’s what prompted me to buy the Gamecube in the first place) , and been considering for the past year or two to get the PC version of it so I can play the game even when I can’t use the Gamecube (can you tell I like this game?).

Race Driver: GRID (Nintendo DS)
I’d been waiting a while for a decent racing game for my DS, only having MarioKart DS to race with on that, and that didn’t really feel aggressive enough compared to, say McRae Rally 2005 on my Nokia N-Gage or GP2 / GP3 on the PC, or Gran Turismo 3 on my Playstation2. This game seemed the best bet, especially with the track designer, even more so now I’ve pretty much figured out how to work it.

After the Saturday & Sunday that followed my birthday, I’ve had an extra £40 of Birthday money come in from a couple of late stragglers, and right now I’m trying to decide what to get with it. I also won £20 on the THUNDERBALL draw of the National Lottery on 1st April, which I guess means I now have £60 to spend….. only trouble is I can’t decide what to get with it, as there’s so much stuff I want right now (and can’t bloody afford), including:

  • A new fishing reel to go with the Shakespeare MACH1 8ft Quiver rod I bought with last year’s birthday money.
  • Professor Layton (Nintendo DS)
  • Lego Indiana Jones or Star Wars (Nintendo DS)
  • iPOD Nano (but not enough)
  • Fuji F50fd / F60fd / F100fd / F200fd Digital Camera
  • Fuji S100fs Digital camera (not enough for that)
  • Fuji S5 Pro digital camera (definately not enough)
  • To start driving lessons again (not enough for that)
  • Abu Garcia Esprit 13ft Match rod (mk1 or mk2)
  • Abu Suveran Feeder rod (too much money)
  • BERKLEY M1 Barbel rod (too much + seemingly no longer available)
  • A new watch

There’s also many other things I want that’d take even longer to list, but I guess you get the idea by now. I was also hoping to have a bit more to spend after the 2009 Grand National, but if you’ve already seen the post for that, you probably know by now that that idea didn’t quite work.

For the reel to go on the rod, I’ve seen 2 for around the £25 – £30 mark, but only trouble is deciding which bloody one to get….. either the “Shakespare MACH2 rear drag” (in 035 size), or the “Mitchell Avocet Gold II 2000 rear drag”. I’ve also seen the budget version of the “John Wilson Avon Quiver” rod (I’ve always wanted a John Wilson Avon rod since I first started watching his Fishing TV shows such as “Go Fishing” in the late 1980’s / early 1990’s) for about £38.95

I also kinda want a new watch, since the Casio EDB-701 e-Databank watch I bought a couple of years ago is in nearly as bad a condition as the watch I bought it to replace (+ the battery appears to be getting low, and the backlighting won’t work as a result).

Guess I’ll just have to keep on thinking about it.