Saturday, 31 December 2011

Half Asleep

I drew this under the state of which I have mentioned in the title instead of  actually sleeping in a bed.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Sparb

So stuff happened today. I went out to do various stuff like not-really-but-sort-of-kinda shopping. Not much else. Did a silly sprite of an alien because it was funny, and drew a moustache and comedy sci-fi raygun to match. Also saw Rayman Origins. Rayman is a cool series, unlike its really bad spin-off. You know the one.

Anyway, Rant Over.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Saint's Bro the Thud

Oh yeah. I forgot my photobucket password again. So I'll do it here.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Because I'm bored

So I was talking to a friend about The Constantinople Property Magnate, and randomly ended up drawing this after talking about buying up shops selling swords and having to get flowers for some random woman.
Whatever.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Yeah. The title. Such as shame it didn't snow. At least not where I live.

Oh yeah, that's how you add captions. I forgot about that.
I also got a new headset that's even more fancy than the one I got back in YR7.

Rant Over.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Self-Reminder

So yeah, to the various people I drew stuff for:

Twenty Seconds

A lot of things can happen in 20 seconds.
Like how long it takes me to check what time it is.
Or how long it takes to find a thing that actually is related to taking 20 seconds after searching "List of things that take 20 seconds to do" in google".
Also how long it took me to realise this is a Friday post, 2 days off Christmas.
Wow, it's almost Christmas.
It's also how long this is.

Rant Over.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Thursday Morning

Very early in fact. I'm a going to sleep soon, but for now since my internet is working and all that have some experimental ambience music for Shadowmancer's Map Thing.

This one was hard since MuseScore's sustain is very... complex. So I just opted to use some automatically self sustaining instruments (Harp in plucked strings & 'Crotales' in pitched percussion). Results were... meh.

It's also not done yet. Needs some major tweaks.

Oh, and I also went to another LAN Party on Tuesday, but no one cares about that now do they?

Rant Over.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

M for Music (and Monday!)

Atleast, I think it is. (EDIT: Nope, it's Sunday).

Anyway, I composed more random music, using this free program called MuseScore. It's good. How good? I did my GCSE Composition using it. If you can use it right anyway.

You can listen to it here.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Writing a post title after writing the article is a great idea!

So I was thinking, what kind of behaviour should be used in stealth games. One that's obviously realistic, but the problem is sometimes, games don't always seem to get it right (which by the way is most of the time). Now, the problem here lies not just in the behaviour of the guard, but the resources he has access to. Think of it like this. Compare a security system from a medieval (and it's always medieval) period to more modern security system.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

If you want to that is.

Games. Graphics Vs Gameplay. Look at the big companies and their AAA Games, MW3 and Battlefield 3. They all focus on the nitty gritty awesome coolio graphics. But then look at games from the Indie Genre, like Minecraft. This is probably because the coding required to present the same animation for a variety of objects is much harder. Let's look at an example:

Monday, 12 December 2011

Spam Mail Checkup

With the spread of spam mail, I decided to do something that everyone else who's weird has probably decided to do at some point, and the results of many can be found spread across the internet.

Sort my spam mail.

(Mind you, sorting it in terms of content, not actually deciphering which email is actually legitimate.)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Self explanatory blog post

So we heard you hate tablet drawings so I drew drawings on my tablet for tablet drawing. You'll probably want to click on it to see the full image. Or something.
I like rice with soya sauce.

Thumbs up for magical disappearing clock!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

New Phone Again

It's an early Christmas present of the Google NEXUS Variety.
And I just got used to my newold phone as well...
Terraria got an update, which is pretty cool and stuff.
And everyone is playing DoTA 2 for some reason.
And listing news like this is for lazy boring people, like whoever is weird enough to read this stuff.

Rant Over.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Have a picture.

This is why I can't have nice things...
Or ever be allowed to make popcorn ever again.
PS: Don't leave popcorn in a microwave and forget about it.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

National Strike Day. In Britain.

AKA the day of action, or something.

Not that it'd concern anyone who isn't British of course. I had a day of school because of that, which was cool, and not cool, for several reasons.

I am also doing important chemical equations.

K thx bye

Rant Over.

Monday, 28 November 2011

A lot to look forward to?

Its Monday. Wednesday is National Strike Day.

Terraria 1.1 is coming out on Thursday.

...damn.

Anyway, I have received a copy of Pay Day: The Heist, of which some of the words are not recognised by this terrible Spellchecker. I am also going to build a Nether Temple on the Minecraft server I go on, at some point.

Bored anyway? Here have a picture I drew with my (possibly mentioned before new) tablet.


Still need to draw better though. Proportions look wrong :C

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Double Vision Thursday

So whilst doing my chemistry homework, I decided to do a little experiment, preferably none chemistry related. Are you short sighted? No? Ok, that's froody, but do you know what the world looks like to someone like me?

Well, I'll show you, using this fancy demonstration:

With out any post processing effects:

But to show you what my vision impairment causes:

Can't see any difference? Well, double vision and blurriness and all that.

Anyway, Rant Over.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Its the 16th of today, this year.

At least, that's what my calender says.

So I tried Skyrim, which was for the most part, quite impressive, albeit slow on my PC. I only went to the first village before I stopped, so I've barely been through start of the game anyway. Usually in these RPG based games I go as the ranged guy, but for a change, I played as an Orc called 'bashing in your face' - imagine seeing that on a letter.

Anyway, I'd like to see how well this game incorporates different playstyles. I'm trying to see how much of an opposite I can play to my brother, who's trying to be a drunken lazy thief with a significant lack in moral compasses (probably because he hsan't stolen any yet). It seems that the thief's playstyle largely involves repossesing anything not nailed down, and drinking copius amounts of reclaimed mead.

You can also gain weapon levels by hitting the guy you're supposed to followed repeatedley during the introduction area.

In other news, Gratuitous Space Battles.

Rant Over.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Remember Remebrance Day Day

So yeah, for us Brits (and everyone else probably) Remeberance day is tomorrow, so wear those poppies. On a side note I'm making a 3D Poppy because... because. My sister is watching me type this, and I can say this: Go away and finish your snack, then do your homework and everything else and stop bothering me.

Also, I've been playing Kirby: Mass Attack - which is very silly.

Also, an interesting Web Application

Rant Oeer.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Nyiew Phfoene

Got a new phone.

Just thought you'd like to know

(Android eh cool, eh) Rant(s about stuff and dusn't) Over (anything).

Friday, 4 November 2011

No Flash Photography

Yes, its friday, where everyone goes out and buys drinks or shops in town and such. Because us brits are very priveliged to have our 2 days off (well for some of us). We are on the whole a lazy country, after all.

But these weeks rant is not about that! It is in fact, about... uh, whatever I can think of to rant about. For the sake of saving time I'm going to write down what comes across my mind on a bunch of pages on TV Tropes by hitting the random button.
So let's start.



  1. The Home Page - This is the TV Tropes home page. It appears to have had a slight overhaul since I've last been here. Emebedded videos, wot wot?

  2. Adaption Dye Job - Odd name. Oh wait, bad pun, ohohohohohohoho -OW MY EYES. Kaiba with green hair does that to most people, so that's to be expected

  3. Rock Opera - Never seen this trope before. So it appears to be about rock music that depicts a story, like an opera. Or a badass musical. Anyway, RANDOM

  4. Deadly Closing Credits - Wussat. Oh, that. Yeah people dying or being mortally wounded during these credit types appear to be quite high. Not my concern.

Talking about random, that can be my rant for today I guess.


Well, specifically, acheiving randomness on a program. There are several ways, but surely by creating a random number through a set of commands, it is not truly random. People say only a conscience like, say, a duck, can think up something comepletely random, but this is not true. For example, everyone has a bias, and asking someone who plays football all day to say something random, the likelihood is is that 6/10 times he will probably say something football related, or something he has interacted with recently, like a television. But going back to computers, the random number is truly unbiased, however, it can be easily recreated by simply inputting the right variables. Many RNGs use time, or other constantly changing variables, but again, this is not true randomness. However, sometimes people are not satisfied with just random, but what can be done? They obviously don't want true randomness right? Surely, true randomness can cause all sorts of problems. Well whatever - I'm going to end this post now.


Rant Over (most definately, a word I cannot spell correctly ever...).

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday is the first and last day of the week?

It's Sunday.
Meaning tomorrow is Monday.
Leading to Tuesday.
And Wednesday.
Then Thursday.
Next, Friday.
Afterwards Saturday.
Finally, Sunday again.

This was a meaningless post for your inconvenience.
You're welcome.

Rant Over.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

LAN PARTAY

So we had a LAN party at a friends house today. Why?

No real reason, just everyone wanted to do it. 'Twas a funny party - there were cupcakes and all that.

We also went to the cinema, but had to watch some boring movie because the bus was late.

I also have a splinter for some reason, making this painful to type. Doing it anyway.

Rant Over (because I said so).

Friday, 21 October 2011

Half Term and All That

It's also hard to type with gloves on. Just though you'd like to know.

Music composition is hard.

Life is very boring.

If a planet 100 light years away means we see the events on the planet 100 years after they happened, then that is the time relative to us, or something. So if you were to move towards the planet at the speed of light, you would technically take 100 years to get there, over the period of which 200 years of history will be played out as you approach the planet, since the light of the planet is moving towards you now at, relatively, twice the speed. Time behind you would also, relatively speaking, stop. However, all events are still happening, regardless of where you are, at their designated time. What if we do co-exist in this galaxy with sentient space-faring lifeforms, right now? Well, depending on distance (remember the sun takes 8 min to get to us already...) we may all die out before a message could ever reach them.

That was pretty hard to type you know. Note to self, don't type fast with gloves or you'll have to correct it afterwards, which takes quite a while.

Also global economy problems.

Rant(ing from an) Over(seeing committee which ensures that American oversight committees continue to make oversights - no wonder we're in a mess).

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Hello Again!

Oh yeah, I have a netbook.

In the meanwhile as I think of something interesting to talk about for tomorrow, have a mysterious drawing of a mysterious man of whom does not match any of my previous art styles, which you can find on my PHOOTOOBOOCKOOT which is somewhere on the site if you can actually be bothered... CHAAAAAANGE.


Soo...

He has a gun too which is cool and all. NOIRE!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Ohnoes

I accidentally'd. Or not. This is also on an iPhone for iPhone people. Threeee Geeeeeeeee. iRant iOver (provided by iBrackets).

Friday, 30 September 2011

Doing things.

Bro's coming back for the weekend, and I'm editing my texture pack(s) for 1.9, which now has awesome new tracks.

On the other hand, I got shouted at by the silly French teacher again and had conkers thrown at me.

(Derp)Rant Over.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tuesday, is the day it is today.

Listening to C418's music. Pretty cool. I like synth and electronic.

I need to learn how to compose music better than Sibelius, which I have no longer due to the PC move, also toasters DO NOT toast bloody toast. Jeez guys.

D'oh well.

Rant Over.

PS: On a side note, have I ever mentioned Procedural World? It's very interesting.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Saturday again

I'm about to start some LoL match.

Typing is silly.

áéíóú múch?

Holding 'Alt Gr' adds an accent to vowels, which is pretty cool for password protection, since special characters are so much harder to randomly guess :D

(A relatively useful non-)Rant Over.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bloggers Blog Blogs Blogging Blogger Bloggings

See that title? So true.

The Apathetic Federation had yet another overhaul of its style, something which somewhat displeases me, but losers can't be winners or something.

I'm just finishing this piece of work and about to do some more mapping.
Usually I'd rant about something, so let's not make this post any extra special. Today's topic: Alphabet Soup

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Why, posts a really do have titles!

Listening to my sister playing cello music whilst typing.

I now need a new pair of ears. Preferably able to withstand the sheer force of my sister playing cello...

Having a cold also doesn't really help either, but its a yearly thing, so who cares.

Rant Over.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Beep

Boop

...Spiffing!

Eaaarly in the Mooorning!

This be a blog. Also, according to the spell checker, 'blog' isn't a word. Oh well. As usual, I'm tired, so I'm not writing much, since I have BSCO today.

Also mapping.

And Minecraft Server: ems.wcrae.com:30065

Thursday, 15 September 2011

A post in under 4 minutes!

Yes that's right, 4 minutes!

Well, actually 2 because I need to go in 2 minutes, since I'm posting from school.

Man 2 minutes isn't really a good space of time to write a constructive post.

Oh well.

I say!

Minecraft 1.8 released yesterday. Clap clap clap.

Well there's nothing I could think to talk about yesterday, or this morning for that matter. Oh well.

Rant over (because I'm tea-red).

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Oh my.

Not feeling too good today. I have my reasons.

Monday, 12 September 2011

As I am writing this...

I am:
Breathing
Staring at a PC
Rewriting a french essay
Listening to music
Talking to friends
Typing this post
Thinking about the sky
Pondering over the meaning of life, the universe and this post
Forgetting to put fullstops or commas at the end of each thing
Correcting typography errors
Quickly deteriorating my eyesight
Being a useless unproductive member of the human race in general
Growing up
Creeping closer to my inevitable death
Dying a little inside
Being bored
Pressing enter, space and backspace far too many times in one post
Posting this post
Pressing buttons with my left hand whilst using the mouse with my right
Ending this post
Ranting over it.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Posts have titles!?!?

Have some art that I did because ranting is for crazy lunatics and I can't be bothered to post anything special right now. Derpa herp sausage.

Winter is totally the best season.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

New OS, New Everything. (And schools start again)

Yeah, so I got Windows 7 now, which is cool and all that. Maybe I can play Just Cause 2 now...

I should really rave more about stuff rather than just rant. I should also really pay more attention to my blog. Or not, either way works - no one reads this woeful nonsense anyway. I should do a lot of things. But I don't.

I miss Fireworks...

Rant Over (OR IS IT).

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Non-Poster

I've not been posting very much. Why?

Mapping.

(Definitely not) a Rant Over.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

A REAL Turtleneck

Take that, Col Roule!

Friday, 5 August 2011

TF2 is hard to make

So uh, yeah.

Hahahahaha.

I don't like the look on BLU's face. I like beige.

EDIT: Submitted to VALVe :D
It's not going to go in, but who cares? It only took 3 days tops anyway.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Philosophical Quotes!

"Everything has a story. Even nothing. In fact, nothing has quite the story to tell about how it could have been many things but never quite achieved any of them" --Me

In other news, my disk isn't in the best shape. So I defragged it.
Yeah. That was half way through the defragmentation. Red means fragmented files.

Not Good.

Leaping on to a new subject like a confused frogger, there are so many interesting things happening to day that no one cares. Seriously. Atoms smash together and elements react forming the world we live in, as landscapes form and great forces push and pull the Earth's plates about. All interesting stuff. Of course, since by all means anything can be interesting, nothing is. Therefore only when the extraordinary happens anyone can be bothered to do anything.

I also have a TF2 match sometime today apparently, but I doubt its happening, me being a major team player (its 6vs6 so all people are major players) not being on the PC. I'm not actually supposed to be on today, but whatever. All the house chores are done atleast, and I've done all my stuff, so nobody cares right?

Well nobody should care because yeah.

Also I have been playing Chantelise, a game from EasyGameStation translated by Carpe Fulgur. who don't seem to have much imagination in the game title naming, considering both this and their previous game's names. Then again, putting the two main characters names together to make a game name hasn't been done before to my knowledge, so what the heck, something new. (And in case you don't know, "Recette + Tear = Recettear" and "Chante + Elise = Chantelise). It's a cool game I guess, but I had to remap all the controls because I can't use the standard 'z' 'x' 'c' arrow key stuff. I'm an FPS player, so its WASD and PL for me.
Anyway

Rant Over.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Today is the 27th

That means it is also a Wednesday.

Have you seen the Endermen?

They are quite creepy.

In other news, I like bashing the enter button.

I just played a game of Left 4 Dead 2.

It was very eventful.

I want to start learning programming properly.

I can only do basic small basic and java.

It depresses me somewhat.

Oh well.

Meanwhile, Reading this post must be quite annoying.

The Grordbort Victory pack is still overpowered.

Giving you facts in byte sized chunks!

Anyway;

(Not really a) Rant Over.

Monday, 25 July 2011

It's uh.... Monday

Where have I been last week? Nowhere, but sometimes people (like me) are lazy, and sometimes, people forget things (like me).

Anyway, I'm typing this one-handed, so bear with me, as I am eating lunch. And listening to taiko drums.

Then I have to go do work and cello practice, so whatever.

NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

(Not really a) Rant Over.
OR IS IT

TF2's Grordbort Victory Pack:
As my main class is the pyro, I like to reflect things. The problem is, is that the Cow Mangler is hard to reflect. It moves the same speed as a rocket, so why?

Answer: IT HAS NO SHAPE!
If A ball of light was heading towards you that didn't light up its surroundings, and you were looking at is with one eye only, where's your sense of depth perception, especially if the ball doesn't change size from the moment you see it to the moment it smashes your face in.

Anyway yes, the Cow Mangler has 5 shots and a charged shot that unlocks PYRO achievements for the soldier, and is hard to reflect, and never runs out of ammo. Community rage.

The righteous bison on the other hand is reasonably balanced, except you can't tell the difference between its projectile and the projectile of the cow mangler. This isn't so bad until you realise its hard to see what weapon the soldier has out when all you can see are flashes of light and explosions, and its unreflectable. VALVe? Really?

Oh well, I'll just wait for the next overpowered pyro update (hahaha), and then we'll see who laughs last.

(Actual) Rant Over.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sundee in Dundee

Which is in Scotland, in case you didn't know.

Just sitting around, procrastinating rather than getting ready for a French speaking assessment. I don't like French.

In other news, this is the second post today... why?
Because the previous post made up for the absence of a post on Saturday, so here it is anyway, Sunday's post.

Can't think of anything to say right now, so meh.

Rant over.

Only ATP!

Only people of British knowledge would understand the above joke, and its got nothing to do with Armoured Tank Patrols.

Anyway, as you may have not guessed, I didn't post yesterday because I was playing too much SupCom2 and was out with the family shopping. And by that I mean I wandered about doing nothing whilst everyone else bought things.

So, I just got out of bed a few minutes ago, because it's Sunday, so I guess I'll stop here because I neeed to have some brunch and whatnot.

There's also another group I'm in, that's like WCR, except less caring about anything, and is between just me and a few friends. It's a much greater read than this blog. if you visit it, you'll see why.


NOTE: Sarcasm does not work over the internet.

Rant over.

Just kidding, I realised that so far I haven't bothered to apply tags to any of my posts... but who cares, no one reads this junk anyway, and you can just use the navigation bar on the side. The titles I give my posts are relevant enough for the non-existent people out there.

Rant (most likely) over.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Et's Fry-dey

Things I did today:

Played Idle Fortress 2
Played Minecraft
Talked with friends over the interlols.
Played Supreme Spam Commander 2
Complained at bro due to slow internet caused by torrent lulz.
Moaned at slow internet.
Stopped playing Minecraft.
Moaned at slower internet.
Stopped most internet applications.
Rant about internet to bro.
Talk about Fry-Dey related things.
Post Blog.

So, It's frydey, and that means the weekend has (for most) started, technically anyway. For students, this is also the penultimate week before the summer holiday (yay), unless you're a private student, in which case, bad private student.

Also on today's agenda, what happens when you cross an elephant and mouse?







Nothing, except the elephant may walk away from the mouse, that is, if you assume you crossed both the elephant and mouse at the same time, which is what the question supposedly is trying to convey, but which may not be the case. Alternatively, it could refer scientifically, to the crossing of genetic codes in which the answer would end up most likely as not much except an angry elephant/mouse.

Unless it's sedated.

This is a rather boring blog, isn't it?
Maybe if I knew people read it, I may bother doing something, but right now its just an output for the random things that flow through my mind which happen to come down in text on this page. Also because I never had a diary, and I promised myself, I'd do a post everyday until whenever, or I forget, which would mean another very long hiatus. Especially if the specific circumstances happen to be death.

That's very serious.

So, go ahead and and something else, there's no point hanging around here unless you are sincerely bored out of your mind, because reading this boring blog about nothing is sure to cause some mental breakdown or general brain damage.

Rant (I guess) over.

PS: Spot the totally obvious typography error in the above paragraph.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Today, it is Thursday;

And I don't care.

News today: yesterday was boring, tomorrow will be good for it is Friday.

This is also an blog. You shouldn't read it if you know what's good for your state of mind and sense of humour. Also disregard the previous statement regarding interblags. XKCD is a cool read.

Once upon a time, tools made using meteorites were the best because they contained pure metals, such as iron. This is why there is a misconception used in video games as to why meteor crafted items are awesomely awesome. Or because it's from space.

Anyway, I've got a cello lesson today.

Rant (or not) over.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Why'd lightning make such a great war tactician?

Because it always takes the path of shortest resistance.
Ha
ha
ha.

Meanwhile, I'm performing in a dance concert, and it is going to be very boring. I'm also supposed to be using this interblag.

In other news and so forth, some mates and I have an interestingly names content lacking blog about stuff. What's also funny, because this thing keeps trying to auto correct 'blog' to a word that's not blog. So, to stop me from getting confused by having red lines under 'blog' I'm going to call blog' a 'interblag' because it is funny and is already added to the dictionary for some reason unbeknownst to the forefront of my face.

Also, Team Fortress 2 is a fun game.

This is a very boring interblag. Why are you reading this.

Rant Over.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Gadget Show exhibition 2011, and the 3DS Review

Gagdet Show LIVE at the NEC, 13/04/11.
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I went to the gadget show again yesterday. This time I was slightly more planned. This time around, the game zone was in a separate hall due to its size, so we decided to go there last. First of all, my mum, sister and brother as well as myself went to the Wolverhampton University stand since our dad was one of the exhibitors. We wandered about for a bit before heading to the gadget show live. The line was a bit ridiculous, as it stretched all the way from the entrance to the back of the last hall, of which there were three (and if you've ever been to these things, you would know one hall in itself is massive).
The gadget show live was quite random, there were robots, the five presenters, some competitions etc. but rather than bore you with details, lets skip to the section where we play videogames. After lunch anyway.
After the gadget show ended, we went out into the food court, which was attached to the game zone, and whilst it took us ages, we eventually found a table, and ate. Planning for this, we had already brought packed lunches, and the lines were as usual, ridiculous. And after that, we went to the game zone (hooray).
There was a large closed off section near the entrance where a line went around, full of people eager to see the 3DS, which proved humorous as I walked past with my 3DS, catching a few glances. There were also a few other people with 3DSs, as I got atleast 3 people on my streetpass. Okay, for a large convention like this that's relatively pathetic, but yeah whatever. More importantly we saw some cool software for the source engine, call Sixense that utilised motion control for some really wacky puzzles due to come out on a Portal 2 DLC, for the PC no less.
After some more wandering we found some consoles and I did playtest of Portal 2 on the Xbox 360, proving that my skills were not enough to think with portals, or Portal 2 just got a lot harder, or maybe its just that I really, really hate stick controllers for FPS games. Sorry console fans, but stick with your street fighter games and auto aim systems when you do try to FPS (yes Halo, I'm looking at you). The puzzle would have been fairly simple too, but I don't see how console controllers are supposed to work with any decent degree of accuracy, especially when Chell is in freefall and about to plummet into 'troubling water'. On that note, Portal 2 is preloadable today! Many of the computers and consoles were being showcased with Crysis 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Portal 2, and a few other sequel games usually ending with 2.
Later, we went back to the main hall, where some secluded area had a game bus, where they held the 'pubs vs. pros' they do every exhibition. My brother entered and came close second on the leaderboard, which earned him a stainless steel thermos with FNATIC's logo thingy on it - Something money can't buy (to my knowledge) unlike the no.1 prize, which was some silly netbook.
Overall it was cool, and maybe next time I'll try the pub vs pro thing, colon capital d exclamation mark.

Also Minecraft was being used to showcase one of the computers (update 1.5 woo).

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The 3DS

The 3DS came a few weeks ago which I got on release, which in retrospect is rather silly considering the only games out there right now are, to put it bluntly, terrible. Nintendogs + Cats, Proevolution Soccer, Sims 3 etc. are all pretty bad. The two games (and hidden third) are pretty awesome in themselves, and badass in comparison to the launch titles mentioned previously. There's the Augmented Reality and Face Raiders, which are both addictive and fun, and come as part of the 3DS system. A hidden third game in Streetpass allows you to play a simple, silly RPG using people you've met in streetpass.
The console also came with the at least reasonably decent Street Fight IV (4), but I'm not too interested in that. It also comes with stuff you'd find in the DSi, but more impressively, it also sports a 3D camera. Admittedly it does pull of the 3D effect, but unless you're taking a picture of a wall stretching from about 30m away to your face, it doesn't really have much impact beyond a bunch of parts of the images collated at different distances.
The 3DS is nice, but if you are going to buy it, wait a while, let the prices drop, and be patient until the good games come out, like Paper Mario, or Legend of Zelda.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Problem Analysis

Problem: There is no solution.
Solution: There is no problem.
Problem science?

Alternatively...

Scenario: Table Tennis Ball Launcher is left on.
Problem: Uses up electricity.
Solution: Power using mouse wheel.
Problem: Mouse tires.
Solution: Get a mechanised mouse.
Problem: Mechanised mouse needs power.
Solution:Use a mouse wheel.
Problem: Mouse still tires...
Solution: MAGNETS! EVERYONE WINS!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Get me a soda can and a straw!


Um, ouch. I shouldn't take that fire symbol as my PC's GPU is exploding, but I think that's generally bad. As an example if you're an even worse computer failure than me:

Artifacts Everywhere!

A short strip


Hurrhurr, pokemans.
Drew this in flash.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Best Combination Ever

Minecraft + Terry Pratchett Audio Books = Awesomeness in a can.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Just a view

I have a sister that watches Scooby Doo. But it's not the same anymore.
The original writing for Scooby Doo was a zany, odd and silly but overall enjoyable view, and I still occasionally sit down and watch the odd old episode, but the new series seem to be aiming more towards seriousness and story.
That isn't what Scooby Doo is about though. And another criticism, Scooby isn't supposed to talk, or when he does mutter the occasional sentence, its appropriately silly in context, but now it seems he's a fully blown cowardly dog actor. Admittedly he doesn't talk too much but he still talks a lot more than before. I liked Fred's overly complex traps (which almost always failed), Velma's continuous loss of glasses, Shaggy and Scoobiy's shenanigans and all these other gags that made Scooby Doo what it was.
Okay, I admit I'm probably being an old orange, but I don't think the writers have graspe the right idea. Or maybe its just this younger (than me) generation prefer these sort of things.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Hmm...

I've nothing to talk about whatsoever. Minecraft Server is up though (http://blog.wcrae.com/).
Uh, Happy 2011
 
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