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Colin Barker
Right, I know this was asked before, and I got a few replies, however things just got on top of me and I really didn't get a chance to follow it up. I am going to ask again, as I am sure people have either moved on, got other things to do, or probably still up for it all again...

I am looking for any web programmers (preferably PHP knowledge, working with a MySQL back end), and web designers (well anything really).

Got one very quick and minor project, and one insanely large project I would like to get out of the way, and just looking to try and get things going.

I am not sure what I could offer in return, but the moment I find anything, I will let you know and such, I am just so far behind the times in my knowledge of design that really I have no idea what to do next. It would be a great help to myself, esp over the coming weeks and whatnot...

Any takers?

Colin Barker
20 October 2009 @ 02:56 pm
I have posted up a list of the games coming to the Expo here:


However, there is a chance for more due to the postal service. Hopefully everything will be posted and it will get here on time, and I will update with more games.

Anyway see you at Expo

Colin Barker
24 September 2009 @ 07:35 am
Today's the day it could all go to pot. 3 hours remain.

I am so not ready for this, right now my stress levels are through the roof :(

See you all on the flip side (I hope)

Colin Barker
18 September 2009 @ 03:37 pm
Right, my first moment to myself to actually write this. I am currently on a laptop on an open wifi connection somewhere in a place called Fordingbridge at the moment. Here for the weekend with Naomi :)

The first part of the move is complete, I am completely out of the flat, garage, house and loft.. everything has gone (and there is room to spare!!) We were 2 days late with the garage, but everything else, 9:30am Tueaday morning, I handed over the keys (well the keys I had on me at the time *stares at Royal Mail and their postal strikes*)

We have been spared the cleaning bill for the flat, just because my mum is awesome like that, and came along and cleaned... and cleaned as she does, the flat actually smelt like the carpet has just been layed, and the kitchen was freshly out of the packaging! -- No idea how she did that!

Garage was emptied the easy way... with 3 hours notice I had a skip and 2 men turn up and we threw EVERYTHING (minus the 4 machines) into the skip, (ok the odd thing here and there but other than that EVERYTHING else) -- I feel kidna bad because SAS had put a lot of work into the stuff I had to get rid of, but then again, it had been damaged by being in there, and well, its nice to start a clean fresh again.

I wish to thank everyone that came over to help over the weekend (and beyond!), SpyCho, Cero, Xia, Helen, Garath, Hel, Scott, Michelle, Sarah + Chris, and obviously my Mum!

Naomi and I are now looking at places in the area around here, so hopefully the next part of the move will be a lot easier -- if I had known about this skip company before, a LOT more stuff would have been taken, and quicker too!

Anyway, I have a lot of catching up to do, I have a load of work stacked up, and emails to go through, messages to reply to, the works. I just hope this open wireless stays up long enough for me to complete anything.

Thanks again to everyone!

Colin Barker
11 September 2009 @ 10:23 am
Well it was 7 years ago to this date that DDRUK first opened it's doors to the public, and started serving the community. From the bright yellow front page till now, many things have changed, and DDRUK has evolved from the simple website, designed to get the UK population interested, to the mascots, and the events we run, however we thank you all for supporting us these past 7 years.

Read more (with pictures!) here: http://www.ddruk.com/forum/post/405869

Colin Barker
As you are probably aware (or not), I am moving out of my flat next Tuesday, and have to get the place cleaned up before then. (9:30am check out >.<).

I was wondering if I could generally ask if anyone was about to lend a hand?

Currently I am packing things into boxes, no problems there, but they are stacking up in the front room, and the problem I have is, doing this on my own means taking things down to the van takes ages / and I feel a little odd leaving the van open to save time... (locking up each time just adds un-needed time).

I am going to be about on Sunday with Naomi back (her weekend off and I am making her work :( ) so any additional hands would be nice.

At the same time, as things move, I will be throwing a lot of stuff away, see anything you want or spot anything I have packed to keep you would like, throw me an offer, and I'll see what I can do (even if its "1 can of coke" or something :P)

Anyway I have more boxes to pack, so thank you for listening!

Mood: busy
Colin Barker
06 August 2009 @ 05:15 pm
Is because of this... thank you to everyone who made this possible! Committee, Organisers, Gophers and Attendees! You were all great!

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I will reply to all the feedback soon!
Colin Barker
05 August 2009 @ 01:36 pm
Right, I have no idea where this has come from, but about 5 people have come to me this morning, so if you have heard anything then read this:


Mood: annoyedannoyed
Colin Barker
05 August 2009 @ 11:00 am
Morning all!

I am going to try and gather as much feedback as possible from everyone about how Tokonastu '09 went.

Please be honest, and open about what you think, and what we can do to improve, what you found you liked, and what you did not like.

With all this feedback the commitee can move forward to make next years Tokonastu even better than this one!

(Anonymous comments have been switched on for people not wanting to be public, and I can unhide the anonymous ones at request too)

Colin Barker
24 July 2009 @ 01:52 pm
Just a note to people on here, I'll do a proper offical write up later on.. however

If you have Swine Flu, then do the nice thing, inform the committee, and don't come to Toko.. we will issue a refund if you can prove that you do have it...

Not being funny but 250 people at a camp site, one person gets it, passes it along.. we have enclosed areas, kitchens and what not... it wouldn't be good.

On top of that the majority of people will be going to Aya two weeks later.. you can see where this is going.

All we can do is wish you the best of luck with recovery, but in the case of normal flu the same thing would be said as well, just its more common than Swine Flu...

(Note I say Flu here, not a cold, or the sniffles or Man/Woman Flu or whatever its called!)

Sorry to sound blunt, but it wouldn't be good for the Anime Community if suddenly everyone came down with it!

Before anyone goes and points fingers, this isnt directed at anyone, its a general thing, which to be honest, its common sense.. right >.> <.