Siddharth 'siddv' Vadgama
- 2011–2013 — Chairman
- 2009–2010 — BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture
- 2010–2014 — BSc (Hons) Digital Art and Technology
Sidd was born in 1991 in London, and lived in Ilford, Essex for 18 years until he miraculously didn't fail his A Levels and got into Plymouth University. He also doesn't write about himself in the third person very often.
video games, board games, cards (poker mainly), music, movies, mechanical things, the internet, bridges, playing guitar, pretty much anything physical that can be tinkered with, a bunch of other crap that I cannot be bothered to think of.
- Dell XPS 15
- My second university machine bought in January 2011. A Dell XPS specced at:
Model Dell L502x CPU Intel Core i7 2670QM, Sandy Bridge @ 2.2GHz RAM 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz GPU nVidia GT525m - 2048MB VRAM Primary Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD Secondary Storage 500GB stock 5400RPM HDD Display 15.6" 1980x1080 R+BG LED
Monitor Dell E228WFP 22" 1680x1050 Mouse Logitech G500s Keyboard Logitech G110 Headset Plantronics Gamecom 367 Amplifier Sansui AU-2200 Speakers 2x Marsden Hall XL20
- Dell Studio 15
- This was the laptop bought for university back in September 2009. A Dell Studio specced at:
Model Dell Studio 1555 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4GHz RAM 4GB DDR2 @ 800MHz GPU ATI Mobility Radeon 4570 - 512MB VRAM Storage 640GB stock 5400RPM HDD Display 15.6" 1980x1080 wLED
- The Sidd-o-caster was my first, and still remains my primary guitar. A strat-clone purchased off ebuyer.com for the tidy sum of £50. Over it's life it's been rewired twice, had a humbucker installed, intonated, had a killswitch installed, been partially painted among many other things. Bringing its total value to almost £70!
- Unnamed Classical Guitar
- This classical guitar was short lived. Purchase from 'Sue Ryder Care'. This was a 3/4 size classical guitar. Once I took it home and tried to tune it, the neck snapped. Leading to a trip back to the charity shop.
- Unnamed Banjo
- My quest for an acoustic guitar led me to Cash Converters where after seconds of browsing I spotted this beautiful Banjo going for £40. I picked it up and had a quick pluck. It took a very shot amount of time for me to look in the vague direction of one of the sales attendants and exclaim "Sold!". It was shortly after I learned the beginning bit of 'Dueling Banjos' that I stopped playing it much.
- Another Cash Converters find, this was a twelve string acoustic. Named 'Dennis' due to it's black and red colour scheme, resembling the Beano character of the same name. It didn't take long for me to realize that a twelve string is horrendous to tune and play, so I took half of the strings off.
- Yet another Cash Converters purchase, Tinny was another classical guitar, similar to the previous one. Tinny was only £15 due to it being battered and near-broken, yet still somewhat functional. Named Tinny, not for its sound, but for it's brokenness being reminiscent of the Futurama character Tinny Tim, the orphaned robot. Tinny played it's final song at a house party, where its neck finally smashed. Tinny was cremated ceremoniously at a later date.
- Unnamed Keyboard
- This Casio wonder was purchased from the usual place for the sum of £20, including a stand.
- Blue Johnson
- Bluey is my current secondary guitar, and the successor to Dennis. An electro-acoustic six-string purchased from the usual place, with a part-exchange from Dennis.
Last seen saving the planet.