The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.
Jafo's Articles
December 6, 2022 by Jafo
Jan has been around for a million years [but holds his age well] and has always been a great unofficial help here at Over the decades our Numbers have diminished somewhat so it's timely that JanOscar became Official. It'll take him a little time to get 'up to speed' [it's taken me nearly 22 years but I'm getting there], so be gentle. I know I'm looking forward to working with him... Welcome to the machine, Jan   
September 1, 2022 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], was created. Slowly, evolving out of the Primordial Swamp there came Users. With the relentless March of Time there were Promotions. [People are promoted due to their involvement with the site and its Community, sometimes through artistic prowess, other times through Forum interaction.] This is but the latest of them. Congratulations, one and a...
April 19, 2022 by Jafo
Looks like I'm isolating for a week. Better part of half a million people at the Grand Prix last week...[they claimed it was a world record - seems they forgot about Adelaide in 1995 ....when it WAS a World Record].... Bloody good odds I'd get Covid .... ...and I did...
March 21, 2022 by Jafo
He's been around a while and has about twice as much Karma as I do [which says something - not sure what]. Super Wizop DrJBHL has been dragging his heels at 'Level 7' way too long. Welcome, aboard, Seth...
March 17, 2021 by Jafo
Motor Racing has lost 2 greats in the sport within a matter of days. Murray was "the Voice of Formula One" and Sabine could drive rings around just about anyone on the planet. I never had the chance to meet Sabine, but I did meet Murray years ago.  He was a lot of fun, even signing the back of Terry's GP overalls..."Unless I'm very much mistaken....Murray Walker". Both will be missed.
February 18, 2021 by Jafo
....and you will lose. The Australian Government will set the precedent. You may have to make do with being filthy rich.... instead of obscenely rich. It's time for an actually Responsible and Accountable Social Medium to replace this petty childish brat's. Pay for your use of news media, particularly as you profiteer from it with embedded advertising, and don't demonstrate just how much of a vindictive arse you are by blocking sites dealing with personal health crises such as suicid...
February 3, 2021 by Jafo
Passed away today from Covid 19. A true hero. Rest in peace.
August 26, 2020 by Jafo
When you're stuck within 4 walls [figuratively] trying not to go nuts [or more nuts] you fixate on doing things. This is what's keeping me on a relative level of sanity...both are from bare-metal strip-downs requiring brazing [metal work]...all the way to what you see now.... [in a bit of a rut with the colour scheme]...   So, what have you guys been doing for sanity? ...  
May 25, 2020 by Jafo
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 -  GoldenDreams -  Halo296 -  Yrgal -
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].... 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...