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I live in the SE of England and work for a software company. Welcome to my b3ta profile.

The Fiend did a graffiti thing for me!
Bilbobarneybobs made me a special car on 1st May 2009!
k3b/-\b caricatured me as a 12th century worshipable stone head on 28th January 2009
Rev. Jesse. zombified me on 26th August 2008

Stuff that I've done what I like:








Best Image Challenge Entries:

Make Corbyn Electable - 11th May 2017 (1st)

Non Fiction Video Games - 1st April 2015 (1st)

Wrongstructions - 25th March 2009 (1st)

Buses - 23rd June 2017 (2nd)

New Landmarks - 4th May 2017 (2nd)

Roal Dahl - 16th September 2016 (2nd)

Music Sequels - 19th March 2015 (2nd)

The Censorship Challenge - 14th October 2009 (2nd)

Save Teletext - 29th July 2009 (2nd)

Invisible Extras - 11th February 2009 (2nd)

Xmas Cards - 27th November 2008 (2nd)

Supergroups - 7th May 2008 (2nd) and Pop Letters - 4th April 2013 (5th)

British Films - 6th October 2017 (3rd)

Politicize Kids Books - 4th July 2017 (3rd)

Corporate Greenwash - 10th February 2010 (3rd)

Report Fiction - 7th December 2017 (4th)

The Queen's Hat - 22nd June 2017 (4th)

An Extra Character - 22nd September 2016 (4th)

Musical Animals - 21st July 2016 (4th)

Bigger Picture - 26th June 2014 (4th)

Impossible Weapons - 3rd November 2010 (4th)

UK TV, Hollywood Style - 18th December 2008 (4th)

Status Quo - 25th December 2016 (5th)

BREXIT! - 24th June 2016 (5th)

If America Were Still British - 8th October 2009 (5th)

Movie Mashups (The Next Generation) - 15th July 2009 (5th)

Shatner! - 3rd June 2009 (5th)

Spoonerisms - 24th October 2007 (5th)

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Thank you NHS

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Bloody show-off!

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Not coming soon to a cinema near you

(Mon 5th Feb 2018, 15:38, More)

There's always a bigger fish...

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There's no place like home...

(Fri 1st Dec 2017, 11:11, More)

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Have a pea...

(NB Ridley Scott did actually direct this commercial)

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Best answers to questions:

» How nerdy are you?

Breaking my QOTW virginity here UPDATED be gentle.

In one summer holiday while doing a maths degree at university, I took it upon myself to make a rug of the Mandelbrot set.

I programmed my BBC B computer to plot the picture, and got it to calculate how many strands of wool of each colour I needed. I then went to the wool shop and befuddled the shop assistant, who's only comment was "There's a lot of black, isn't there?"

I then set about making the rug, based on a printout from the above program.

The rug itself is about a metre square, and I think it contains 10000 strands of wool, which all had to be stitched by hand, using a special hooked tool.

It took about 10 weeks to complete, and I still have it 18 years later.

EDIT: Link to pic, it's a bit fuzzy, because my phone cam is shite
(Thu 6th Mar 2008, 17:28, More)

» IT Support

I remember working for an insurance company once
The new Operations Manager was really big on being informed of when things may be going wrong, and so set up the mainframe computer to page him on a pager every time there was a system message generated.

The first night after setting this up he went to bed, presumably with the pager on his bedside table...

Anyway at 4 am the loud beeping of the pager woke him up in a panic. "What could have happened?" he thought.

Anyway he quickly got dressed, drove the 30 miles or so to the office, unlocked all the doors, deactivated the alarms and made his way to the Ops room. There he switched on the terminal to see what was wrong with the mainframe, only to be confronted by the system message that had been generated:-

"Backup completed successfully".
(Thu 24th Sep 2009, 12:58, More)

» I don't understand the attraction

Need I say more?
(Thu 15th Oct 2009, 17:45, More)

» Pointless Experiments

Crushing an egg in your hand by squeezing
This one time, when some eggs had gone past their sell-by date, I attempted to prove or disprove the theory that it is not possible to crush an egg length-ways in your hand by squeezing alone.

After much exertion this appeared to be the case; I could not crush the egg like this, so I then wondered if it was actually possible to crush it width-ways.

For a time it appeared that this wasn't possible either, but then I squeezed just that little bit more, and that extra pressure on the shell must have caused it to crack, and it broke.

Well I say broke, it actually exploded because of the pressure I was exerting on it, and it sprayed all the eggy goodness about 6 feet into the air, all over myself, and all over my good lady wife who was acting the part of an impartial observer to the proceedings.

I was quite unpopular for the rest of the evening.
(Fri 25th Jul 2008, 11:07, More)

» Annoying words and phrases

"Do you know what I mean?"
Commonly used when people don't have the intelligence or the inclination to actually explain what they mean.

If they took the time to properly explain what they meant, they wouldn't need to say "Do you know what I mean?" after every bloody sentence.

It really grates on my brain when people do that. Do you know what I mean?
(Tue 13th Apr 2010, 12:19, More)
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