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How many posts in how many days?

November 12, 2005 Leave a comment
Well I’ve found another cool thing on the net which everyone needs to start using.
 
If you want to expand your musical tastes, check out www.last.fm. It’s a music radio network that lets you listen to music based on similar artsits, things that other users have recommended etc. You can download a plugin for your fave music player that’ll log your played songs up to your website. Here’s my page:
 
This is what the internet was made for! Enjoy lots of new music!
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Well _I’m_ impressed

November 12, 2005 Leave a comment
Just been to the Xbox 360 launch tour thingy in Birmingham and I can happily say I still want one 🙂 They _do_ look sexy and they’re a bit smaller than I imagined – I can certainly see one sitting beside my TV playing some kick ass games.
 
Speaking of games, I got to play PGR4 (speedy), Kameo (cute), Gun (rugged), Tony Hawk’s new game (tricky), Condemned (scary) and DOA4 (jiggly). I’m very impressed considering they’re all only about 80-90% complete. They all ran at a great frame rate, only saw one graphical glitch (on Condemned) and all very intuitive to play. Especially liking Kameo’s cool gunge effect when you splatter one of the orcs – green slime gets stuck on the camera with really nice refraction as it slides down the screen. Also very impressed by the scale of the environments in THAW and Gun – they’re making the most of the new hardware.
 
I asked one of the guys there (probably not a techie) about what you can plug into the USB port and they seemed to think I could use a portable hard drive in place of the ‘official’ one – could be a reason not to get the full system… Although I probably will anyway 🙂
 
So, all in all, just waiting for the January sales to come round to get a decent games bundle 🙂 Oh and let MS have a chance to actually manufacture some of the consoles 😉
 
Ciao
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Hello Kitty / Miffy, ever so slightly adjusted

November 11, 2005 Leave a comment
Fantastic:
 
 
The Miffy rocks most 🙂
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Check your urls…

November 9, 2005 Leave a comment
Here’s a warning for anyone with their own domain name – check these out. All genuine, all safe:
 
1) Who Represents?, a database for agencies to the rich and famous:
http://www.whorepresents.com/

2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice
and views:
http://www.expertsexchange.com/

3) Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island:
http://www.penisland.net/

4) Need a therapist? Try:
http://www.therapistfinder.com/

5) Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
http://www.molestationnursery.com/

6) Gas central heating anyone?
http://www.gasheating.co.uk/

Categories: Entertainment

QuickTime sucks

November 8, 2005 Leave a comment
Oh god. Also: _hating_ QuickTime.
 
Had about 7 or 8 IE windows open, one of which is playing a QT movie, and it tells me there’s a new version available. So I go to the Apple site and find the standalone installer (that doesn’t have bloody iTunes with it (another story altogether)) and download. Halfway through the install it pops up a Continue/Cancel dialog box warning me that to continue, all QT-using applications will be closed. Of course, I was expecting this but what I _wasn’t_ expecting was that it would close all these apps BEFORE it opens the dialog!
 
Brain!
 
😦
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XBOX360 = Dreamcast?

November 8, 2005 Leave a comment
This is worrying:
 
 
Funny tho 🙂
 
And, if you’ve not seen it before, the other photo is me doing my Computer Graphics coursework 😦
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