Monday, 30 November 2009

A violent reaction: part two

So it appears the following the recent black Friday, today is my grey Monday.

Is there anything that WON'T make me want to run the street red with the blood of passers-by?!

A trip to ASDA will answer that I guess.

I'm going out, I may be some time.

(via Mobile blogage)

A violent reaction

You ever have days in your life where you brain just refuses to be functional? For me, today was/is one of those days.

Worst of all is that I tend to internally have too much of a go at myself over it. So now I'm left feeling like I could hit a punch bag until I passed out either from lack of energy or blood loss. As I don't fancy wearing my knuckles down to the bone and I have things to do tonight that require effort, I'll have to settle with very loud metal pounding my ear drums.

Tomorrow must be a better day.

(via Mobile blogage)

Friday, 27 November 2009

Posting your DeviantART gallery to Twitter

I recently discovered someone awesome and have decided to share.

I use TwitterFeed to post new blog entries, such as this one, to my Twitter profile. This is much more efficient than having to manually go and do it myself. What TwitterFeed does is watch an RSS feed of my blog, and when it is updated, tells the (Twitter) world about it.

I wanted to do this for my deviantART gallery too. I saw that you can have an RSS feed of your DA journal, but I couldn't find anything for a deviants gallery. So I tried playing with the RSS url and guess what I did... Hacker extreme!! I managed to find the right url.

So, like with this blog, I simply added the RSS url to TwitterFeed and, like magic, all new additions to my DA gallery are now posted to my Twitter profile, with shortened link too.


For those wishing to use this, the DA gallery RSS feed url is:{YOUR USERNAME GOES HERE}


NOTE: For those following me and wonder why my TwitterFeed posts have #fb at the end, this is for my Facebook profile. I'm using an application called "Selective Twitter Status" that watches my Twitter updates and pulls out ones with #fb and sets it to my FB status.

All these goings on, TwitterFeed watching RSS, STS watching Twitter... I feel a bit like Big Brother.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Deviations

2 days in a row now I've updated my deviantart profile with new photos. (Well, I say new, they are from earlier in the year and I've only just got round to uploading them.)

I've got more to come. Going to see about uploading one a day until they are all out.

I really should take more photos. I really enjoy it and get real satisfaction from getting a good shot. It all comes down to time, and not having enough of it.


Thursday, 19 November 2009

"The Hand of Frog"

So, once again, the world of sport has proven to me that football is doing it wrong.

Last night's Ireland vs France game, that was a nail biter all the way, was turned into a circus thanks to Thierry Henry's left hand. It was a clear handball, inches from the goal. The Irish were protesting it before the ball hit the back of the net. Everyone saw it, and everyone knows what should've happen. Goal, disallowed. But instead, Ireland were robbed and will now not appear in the next world cup.


If this was rugby, such an incident would never have taken place. Two words: Video ref.

Rugby > Football


Note: Title not mine, taken from a radio caller last night.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

PS3 games - New and revisited

My playstation dying a couple of weeks ago actually made me play an old game again and realise just how awesome it is (again) - Guitar Hero: Metallica. Started playing drums (on hard) and it's so much fun!

Also been playing Burnout: Paradise City and Star Wars The Force Unleashed. Both fun, Burnout more so. Good old driving fast and crashing hard!

(Mobile blogage)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

The Dollhouse is empty

I am not a happy bunny!


Review - The Dirt by Mötley Crüe

If you are not already a big Mötley Crüe fan, you will be after reading this book!

Starting at the start (where most stories begin) with Nikki Sixx looking for like minded guys to start a band to book takes us on a journey from playing a local club then rushing back to work selling light bulbs to cancelling sold-out arena tours because the guys have had a fight (often physical) and refuse to be near each other.

Soon enough, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick Mars join Nikki to create the world first Glam Metal band - Mötley Crüe

Each chapter is written by either a member of the band or someone closely related to the Crüe machine. It make interesting reading when you hear about the same events from different perspectives.

It has rocketed the band up my list of favourite music artists, only backed up further by listening to a lot more of their material.

What have I taken away from this book?
  • Silence is death.
  • The only lesson in life to learn is that there are no lessons, only life.
  • No one is crazier than Ozzy Osbourne!
Any rock 'n' roll fan will like this book. I challenge you not to!

Nikki Sixx's book The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star will be one of the next I read, without a doubt.


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Gotta love a bit of Bondage

James Bond that is.

Finally watching my way through the complete Bond DVD box set I got a while ago. From Dr. No to Casino Royale (before Quantum of Solace was released). I've always loved James Bond film, Roger Moore being my Bond, but I am looking forward to watching Bond evolve through 45 years of film.

Now playing: Dr. No.


A geek's day of mourning

Today, my Playstation 3 died.

On the day I am kicked from one club (27) and I am thrown into the group of people that have suffered the YLoD (Yellow Light of Death).

All my data, game saves that I have been creating for the last 2 years are now stuck on the hard drive that I can only access with MY Playstation, which I cannot turn on. So basically, I'm throw back to square 1.

While I get to enjoy older games all over again, the more recent games that I worked hard to accomplish different things in are wiped clean. PSN trophies are stored online, which is something at least.

The moral of the story: BACKUP YOUR GAME SAVES.

You might not think you need to, just like I always thought, but you never know when you will never them the most.


Monday, 2 November 2009

My last day in the club

I have survive 364 days of The Club, and I have way through the 365th. That's right, tomorrow is my birthday and I become even older than I am right now! (I think that's how birthdays work)

I've got the whole week off work and I plan to use it. The mornings to watch films I haven't yet gotten a chance to watch and the afternoons to go out and take advantage of London. How much I stick to the 2nd part is up for debate.

I'm heading out soon to trade in some gaming items for... well... more gaming items. Hopefully it won't stop me from going out later on, but only time will tell.

I should enjoy my last day as a 27 year old. Free to do what I want, and right now, I want to go out and get some fresh air.

Chat at you later intrawebs.