Hello to you, lf you have not guessed by now, I am John Mears.
I have many interests and hobbies listed below:
Electronics is my main career choice and I now work (as of March 2012) in the professional Audio / Video Indusrty, well I actually work with big / massive LED screens used on TV shows and live indoor and outdoor events such as the recent Radiohead tour, Radio 1 Big Weekends, Leads and Redding festival etc.
My job involves repairing LED screens from Barco, Hibino / Chromatek, Kindwin, Lighthouse, Clay Paky, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Toshiba to component level.
This can involve changing physical damaged parts / LEDs, fixing power supplies, leads, video processors, fiber optics and power distribution units down to component level.
I also repair Amplifiers, Video players, CD / DVD players, PlayStation 2 and 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii, iPhones, Microwaves basically anything electrical for company work and friends, friends of friends and family. (o:
eBay, I am a keen ebayer, I buy broken stuff off ebay and fix it then sell it back on ebay and make profit, currently selling as much of my old junk as possible as I need to get rid of it, you would not beleive what I have sold, to me its junk, to someone ells it treasure.
Computers, I built my own PC but also build / repair and load for friends. I have a Compaq Proliant 1600 dual CPU dual Network with SCSI Ultra 320 RAID server where my music library of around 140Gb of music and 4Tb of videos are stored, its now too small I need another one!
My home cinema system I built with a mint VPH-1271QM CRT projector, there's nothing like watching TV or playing Call Of Duty MW3 on the PS3 at 120 inches, your part of the game!
Snooker and pool, can be seen most lunchtimes / evenings round either a snooker or pool table in my local drinking establishments.
Squash play quite a bit and am quite good as it dispite ripping 3 liggaments in my left ankle, it's not been the same since.
Music, I do like my music and have most of the latest "chart" album's. I like a wide selection of groups / bands from heavy rock to cheesy chart stuff.
Some of the stuff I like:
AC\DC, Coldplay, Muse, Lostprophets, Nirvana, Sum 41, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Gun's & Roses, Rage Against The Machine, U2, Stereophonics, Moby, Gorillaz, Ash, Kasabian and so on..
Film & TV, I like stuff like the Simpson's, Futurama, Lost, Prison Break, Sci-Fi, adventure and action films, may films I have on Laserdisc, like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Matrix box sets.
Playing my Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, and annoying the neighbours (o:
My 1994 MK2 Toyota MR2 Turbo (Japan import) and my new Toyota GT86 (brand new ad of 21st Sept 2012) cars, I have tuned my MR2 turbo to 330BHP 0-60 MPH 5 sec est with engine upgrade etc, it will give most high end sports cars a run for their money.
Web design - recent and not all that good. pretty basic, like this site.
Crazy experiments, like thermite reactions, blowing the hell out of old electronic junk with a microwave transformer, yes 2.4KV !.
Now "bite my shiny metal ass" and go explore the rest of my site.