The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.
Jafo's Articles
December 2, 2019 by Jafo
It's been a while....but as they say...."all good things come to he who waits". Congratulations, one and all....         APPRENTICE: COMMAN1978 -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6964981/COMMAN1978  GoldenDreams -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6965649/GoldenDreams  Halo296 -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/3017140/Halo296  Yrgal -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/4682...
November 24, 2019 by Jafo
For 32 years I have lived in the same house in Melbourne, Australia and 5 years more before then - nearby....and all up - about 60 years over 3 places. In that time the population of Melbourne has more than doubled [almost tripled] and in a few years will pass Sydney to be Australia's largest city. Instead we moved to Ballaarat [also in Victoria]...and only the 3rd largest city in Victoria, population 101 thousand.   And that got me to thinking.... The USA has 300 million peo...
May 29, 2019 by Jafo
Or rather....I blew it... In all my 64 years on the planet I'd never seen snow falling - LIVE. As some might know....I'm in the process of moving home after 32 years in the same house in Kensington, Melbourne [Oz] and am moving to Ballaarat [correct spelling] which is roughly 100km West from Melbourne. Today, while leaving there to return to 'home' I ended up driving in my first-ever sight of snow falling. "Thrilling", I hear you say....but for me it was a novel experience....effing ...
March 21, 2019 by Jafo
When I'm not here [shock-horror...sometimes I'm not]... I'm a Race Official FIA/FIM [Formula 1 - MotoGP - SBK] . Here's me at Albert Park, Opening event of the 2019 F1 Calendar.  I'm the one in the jacket - each badge on it is a one year service badge.  There are 34 of them...I got the 35th 2 days later... This was actually my 40th Australian GrandPrix in a row, one of only 4 or 5 who have made it that far.
November 19, 2017 by Jafo
For those who may not click with the name, some of the world's greatest guitarists have referred to Malcolm Young as the greatest Rhythm Guitarist of all time. As the co-founder of ACDC he'll be remembered for a very long time. 
October 23, 2017 by Jafo
Having been an Official for MotoGP for 23 years someone decided I'd be suitable fodder to drive in the Riders' Parade last Sunday before the GrandPrix at Phillip Island [Australia].... ...so this is the one I drove... BMW M235i ...about 320hp 8 speed in-line 6 turbo ...bit 'wasted' when we were putting around at 50kph [30mph]. Fortunately it didn't rain during the parade so the roof was down [as it SHOULD be on a convertible] ... So.... What do you do in that time no-one pays you...
June 9, 2017 by Jafo
Now....let's see if I got this right....[it's been a little while]. Long ago, in a Galaxy far, far away [March, 2001], Wincustomize.com was created. Slowly, evolving out of the Primordial Swamp there came Users. With the relentless March of Time there were Promotions. This is but the latest of them. Congratulations, one and all....   APPRENTICE: Robert_Snyder - https://www.wincustomize.com/users/210121/Robert_Snyder     MASTER APPRENTICE: WinMonste...
March 19, 2017 by Jafo
If you get the chance.... Do yourself a favor.... Go see her. Terry and I, and 75000 others went tonight....and it was brilliant...
February 14, 2017 by Jafo
Probably last time I'll have hearing. ..about to start in15 mins....
December 4, 2016 by Jafo
Humour for smart people The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,  subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners: 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time. 2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole. 3. Intaxication: Euphoria at...
December 4, 2016 by Jafo
Humour for smart people The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,  subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners: 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time. 2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole. 3. Intaxication: Euphoria at...
September 13, 2016 by Jafo
I have 4 computers running Windows 10. On all 4 I've either avoided by deferring and/or simply not been in the rollout of the Anniversary Update yet. So I decided to treat [?] Terry to the new and 'improved' Win 10 and loaded it on hers via me 'forcing' the update. And all worked fine....even improved some graphics glitches [as in eliminated them, not made them bigger]. So... Armed with an exuberance of confidence [you know....confidence - that feeling you have...
March 12, 2016 by Jafo
It's that time of the year again.  I've been to the track to get my passes etc. .... for the 37th time in a row. Albert Park [Melbourne] is just 5 days away.  I'm posted at Turn 6 Left [Comms] and Terry's at 5.8 Right [Trackie] And to think I was 26 years old at that first one I did in 1980 - when Alan Jones was World Champion. Gone are the days of push-starting Senna [on my own] in Adelaide - I'll leave nudging 700 kilos of F1 to someone younger... With...
February 20, 2016 by Jafo
For anyone unsure..... think "To Kill A Mockingbird". A more significant piece of literature in recent times there hasn't been.
December 29, 2015 by Jafo
Lead singer of Motorhead passed away at 70...from an 'aggressive cancer' apparently only diagnosed on Boxing Day.   R.I.P., Lemmy