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« Reply #100 on: 15/06/2011, 01:28 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome.  

Dry Bean, I am truly envious of your rock hound past.  My skills are only in their infancy and any opal rough I've had is only Boulder or Matrix although I have a small Honey Opal that I am excited about cabing in the next week.  

KK, I'll have my Camera at the Cooper's Plains 'Try a Bezzera Lever and KK Roaster' on Saturday so you can have a play with it.

Thanks again and I can't wait to get involved!
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« Reply #101 on: 15/06/2011, 08:43 PM »
Hi Brett, welcome and no - you don't need to worry about ...

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« Reply #102 on: 17/06/2011, 07:37 AM »
Hi all. New to this forum after defecting. Had to find the 6910 guru  ( AM ) again. I'll keep  it brief

1 st machine was a Gaggia Cubika
Current combo is a battle hardened 6910 and modded 480 - going great ( touch wood )
Will upgrade when the 6910 has a cataclysmic failure

Quals

Trade qualified Motor Mechanic - Bmw and Mercedes specialist  - 13 years in industry
2nd class welder - mig , stick , tig
Trade qualified carpenter - currently running own business doing everything from house renno's to maintenance but specialise in premium quality timber decks

Personals

Deeply committed to
 - great coffee
 - formula 1
 - moto gp
 - fishing / boating
 - camping and 4x4

Not so committed to

Finishing the renno on my house
Working


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« Reply #103 on: 17/06/2011, 10:10 AM »
G'day Derrilex (Alex), Nice to see you here and welcome.  I am also a recent defector and just love this forum.  We can be honest and discuss coffee things without worrying about certain brands or retailers demanding posts removed.  The quality of information here seems far more expansive and interesting.  The posts are not hamstrung by over zealous commercial alliances, retailer/brand over-protection, and from my reading thusfar, professional jealousy.  All in all it's a pretty relaxed place to read and post with the added bonus of all (bar one) of my favorite contributors from another site being here!
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« Reply #104 on: 17/06/2011, 10:10 AM »
Hi and welcome Derrilex to our friendly forum
I have similar qualifications in the motor trade (Euro cars) with the a few years stint in heavy industry

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« Reply #105 on: 17/06/2011, 10:13 AM »


Morning and Welcome Derrilex, good to see you over here.

- great coffee ;)

- moto gp ;)

- fishing / boating ;)

All good for me. ;D



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« Reply #106 on: 17/06/2011, 06:07 PM »
Thanks for the welcome everybody. I dont pretend to know much about the black art of espresso so my posts may not be the high on the techo stuff but they will be funny - I cant help myself sometimes.

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« Reply #107 on: 17/06/2011, 06:48 PM »
Brett, hate you  :P I love my rocks, have done since I was a kid, and I can see a few that might interest me :D

I share your photography passion, I have a D50, we also have 2 D90s in the family, my father is a small time pro and it seems to be hereditary :)

ROFL I have to laugh about your comments about posts being deleted, I have a feeling I got half the BDB thread wiped yesterday, I have no idea why  ::)



Also welcome Alex :)
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« Reply #108 on: 17/06/2011, 07:02 PM »
ROFL I have to laugh about your comments about posts being deleted, I have a feeling I got half the BDB thread wiped yesterday, I have no idea why  ::)

Oh trust me it wasn't you  ::)

Welcome Alex & Brett too  :)

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« Reply #109 on: 17/06/2011, 07:07 PM »
Oh really BF, damnit, no I'm kidding  ;D
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« Reply #110 on: 17/06/2011, 10:42 PM »
SS, sorry about the temptation but for what it's worth you have great taste! El got our order through tonight and that one is a beaut!  As for the photography we also have family who are Nikon peop,e and one black sheep uncle who shoots Canon. Now we all know that the brand of camera is largely irrelevant and what matters is the composition and use of light but it really is fun to attempt to make him feel inferior  ;D.

I watched the other forum thread and BF's great post get locked and disappear yesterday just by fluke. That sight really has slowed recently and if it disappears at the current rate there will be a hole in the interweb with a green hue.
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« Reply #111 on: 17/06/2011, 11:05 PM »
LOL well thank you very much Brett.

I know about the ribbing, I have a good friend that only uses Canon, we continually rib each other about our camera choices.  I just wish that Canon lenses fit Nikons, then I'd be right :D

On the other thing, I think Andy is great and does a lot to get out there what is good, that is why I still post over there, it's just unfortunate that the other things have to happen.  It's so blatantly obvious, like someone posting something in the sponsor section to make sure that someone elses new post can't be seen instantly when people enter the site and they click on it to see what they are offering.

Mmmm I think I've drawn the line in the sand with that comment.  Oh well enough from me, sometimes you just have to shake your head and walk away.
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« Reply #112 on: 18/06/2011, 10:40 AM »
SS, sorry about the temptation but for what it's worth you have great taste! El got our order through tonight and that one is a beaut!  As for the photography we also have family who are Nikon peop,e and one black sheep uncle who shoots Canon. Now we all know that the brand of camera is largely irrelevant and what matters is the composition and use of light but it really is fun to attempt to make him feel inferior  ;D.

I watched the other forum thread and BF's great post get locked and disappear yesterday just by fluke. That sight really has slowed recently and if it disappears at the current rate there will be a hole in the interweb with a green hue.
The great thing about Nikon gear is that 40 year old lenses fit and work on the new digital models just fine(at a fraction of the price of new) I have 40 year old  nikkor lenses (I used with Nikkormat FT2 bodies) that knock the newer stuff into a cocked hat, AI does not work but if you know what your doing that's neither here nor there.
My daughter uses Canon and is constantly lamenting the fact that lenses are not interchangeable, having said that the shots she takes are every bit as good as what we get with our Nikon's. ;)  
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« Reply #113 on: 18/06/2011, 01:52 PM »
db that's what I love about my D50, it can actually use the old lenses as they were made to be used.  My father has given me one of his expensive at the time SLR lenses that yes his D90 could use but because the D90 doesn't have the same function that the D50 has I get better use out of it.

Sorry I have a migraine and can't remember what it is specifically, something about the motor or lack of function of one in the lenses.

Ahh I know the ability to use the AF lenses.  It's what mine has that his doesn't :D

I don't think I'd ever upgrade, I also have 'shakey hand syndrome' LOL so the lighter D50 suits me and I just have to buy the more expensive lenses to help with that.

Oh forgot if anyone wants to read reviews on all the cameras in the same place Ken Rockwell site is the place to go http://www.kenrockwell.com/index.htm
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« Reply #114 on: 18/06/2011, 02:08 PM »
db that's what I love about my D50, it can actually use the old lenses as they were made to be used.  My father has given me one of his expensive at the time SLR lenses that yes his D90 could use but because the D90 doesn't have the same function that the D50 has I get better use out of it.

Sorry I have a migraine and can't remember what it is specifically, something about the motor or lack of function of one in the lenses.

Ahh I know the ability to use the AF lenses.  It's what mine has that his doesn't :D

I don't think I'd ever upgrade, I also have 'shakey hand syndrome' LOL so the lighter D50 suits me and I just have to buy the more expensive lenses to help with that.

Oh forgot if anyone wants to read reviews on all the cameras in the same place Ken Rockwell site is the place to go http://www.kenrockwell.com/index.htm

Hear what your saying SS, I tend to use my D200 in manual mode most of the time so the lack of auto focus and AI matter little.
A lot of people don't like Ken Rockwells reviews, however I've always found them pretty helpful.
Hope the migraine resolves itself soon. :(
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« Reply #115 on: 19/06/2011, 08:58 PM »
Hi all.

I just found this forum yesterday. It's nice to see some familiar faces again. Looking forward to some lively discussion on all things coffee.

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« Reply #116 on: 19/06/2011, 09:04 PM »
Hi all.

I just found this forum yesterday. It's nice to see some familiar faces again. Looking forward to some lively discussion on all things coffee.

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Hi Nico and welcome to the friendly forum
We discuss coffee with honesty and without prejudice here

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« Reply #117 on: 19/06/2011, 09:16 PM »
Hi Nico,
good to have you here and a first post that isn't an advertorial is much appreciated ;)

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« Reply #118 on: 19/06/2011, 09:47 PM »
..... here and a first post that isn't an advertorial i...

Got to love an enthusiast even if they are a bit enthusiastic  ;)

Welcome Nico  :)

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« Reply #119 on: 20/06/2011, 10:17 AM »
Hi all.

I just found this forum yesterday. It's nice to see some familiar faces again. Looking forward to some lively discussion on all things coffee.

Nico
Morning Nico, welcome to the friendly forum. ;D
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« Reply #120 on: 20/06/2011, 11:18 AM »
Hi Nico and welcome to the forum look forward to your posts..

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« Reply #121 on: 20/06/2011, 03:03 PM »
So please tell...  How did you find Crema and the rest of us ?

Saw some posts on (edit)*another forum* that suggested that a bunch of friendly people have defected somewhere else, so I went Googling, and found this place.

So, for those who don't know, I have a Grimac Mini and a Gino Rossi at home, and an Aeropress and a Kyocera at the office, as well as a brand new $30 flat burr grinder from Aldi that I am giving a run for it's money with the Aeropress. I see there is a new discussion in the grinders section. I will head on over and see what that is about.

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« Reply #122 on: 20/06/2011, 07:09 PM »
Hi I'm Graham and new to this forum,

I see a number of familiar names here.  ;), who have been of assistance to me in my roasting endeavours in the past.

I'm a coffee lover (obviously), who roasts and prepares my own coffee for family and friends. In my mid fifties with a 30+ years IT background, with some other stuff thrown in for good measure including the dubious pleasure of having owned a Cafe for 3 years during the recession we were meant to have, with dire consequences.

I have been discovering the secrets of roasting on a HottopB for about 18 months.

I also ride a Triumph Bonneville (SE) for fun, and play a bit of music occasionally.

Graham


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« Reply #123 on: 20/06/2011, 07:20 PM »
Hi I'm Graham and new to this forum,

I see a number of familiar names here.  ;), who have been of assistance to me in my roasting endeavours in the past.

I'm a coffee lover (obviously), who roasts and prepares my own coffee for family and friends. In my mid fifties with a 30+ years IT background, with some other stuff thrown in for good measure including the dubious pleasure of having owned a Cafe for 3 years during the recession we were meant to have, with dire consequences.

I have been discovering the secrets of roasting on a HottopB for about 18 months.

I also ride a Triumph Bonneville (SE) for fun, and play a bit of music occasionally.

Graham


Evening Graham, welcome to the friendly forum, looking forward to your contributions.
I ride a much modified 2007 Triumph T100 Tuxedo. ;)
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« Reply #124 on: 20/06/2011, 07:33 PM »
Evening Graham, welcome to the friendly forum, looking forward to your contributions.
I ride a much modified 2007 Triumph T100 Tuxedo. ;)

Hmmm, my poor little Japanese bike is starting to feel outnumbered...  ;D

Welcome Graham  ;)

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