Saturday, 1 May 2010

I have made the move...

...to tumblr.

My blog has moved to http://turbogeek421.tumblr.com

Will be moving my domain name (www.turbogeek421.me) to point to that too.

Anyone else on tumblr? Feel free to follow, comment, or do what ever you do on tumblr.

Bye Blogger. It's been fun.

M

Friday, 30 April 2010

Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2


So, Iron Man 2 is being released today and, after a brief chat with a stranger named @The60ftOctopus on twitter, I have decided to do every one a favour and focus on the important part of the film: Scarlett Johansson



Seriously though, I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. The first one was a really good action film, what I felt was one of the best recent comic book adaptations.

Having Scarlett on screen is just going to be a bonus.

M

Monday, 26 April 2010

The dead politician

While walking down the street one day a "Member of Parliament" is tragically hit by a truck and dies. 

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'

'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'

'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the MP.

'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises....

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

'Now it's time to visit heaven.'

So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing.  They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'

The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. 'I don't understand,' stammers the MP. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. 
What happened?'

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday we were campaigning.. ... 

Today you voted.'




Thanks for that one Janey


M

Friday, 23 April 2010

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

SpikedMath.com

WARNING: THIS IS SOME MAJOR GEEK STUFF!

SpikedMath.com


This site is awesome! For those with a Mathematical mind, or somewhat of an advanced knowledge of the subject... You'll love this!


M



Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Assassin's Creed 2

I recently borrowed this game, having played the original, and one word springs to mind when playing it... Improvement!


The first Assassin's Creed was visually impressive but the game play was repetitive to the point of insanity.


Ubisoft have paid attention and changed things up. All for the better.


Movement is better. Tasks and challenges are better. You can swim!


It's just nice to see a game sequel that learns from it's past mistakes.


Thumbs up for this one!


M

Friday, 16 April 2010

Play 3D games this June

This summer Sony will be launching its 3D Bravia TV’s. If you happen to buy one of these TV’s, you’ll receive a voucher for a free download from the Playstation Store, allowing you to demo some of the first 3D compatible games.

Full article: Play 3D games this June

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

iPad vs WePad


So... What's it all about? (I may regret putting text in between these 2 images. We'll see)


Everyone has heard about the new Apple iPad. It looks great/like a big ipod. I would consider buying one.


But.


I came across a German tablet PC news article (sadly, a FOX news article) and I've got to say, it looks like a definite contender. Rather than go on about it, let's look at a comparison:





Technology WePad Apple iPad
Display 11.6″ mit 1366×768 pixels 9.7″ mit 1024×768
Processor 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M 1.0GHz Apple A4
Memory 16GB NAND Flash (optional 32GB intern/32GB SD card) 16 / 32 / 64GB
Webcam Yes (1.3 megapixels) No
Peripherals 2 USB integrated, Card reader, Audio outout, SIM Card Slot, Multi-Pin Connector Adapter for Camera and Card Reader
Flash/Adobe AIR Yes/Yes No/No
Applications WePad Apps and Android Apps iTunes App Store
Multitasking Yes Limited (only Apple Apps)
Battery Life Lithium-Ion Polymer (running time ca. 6 hours) ca. 10 hours
Supported eBook Formats All open formats, additionally premium formats (WeBook). Start at Q4/10 Proprietary Apple format for iBooks Store, Launch ???
Connections Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, optional 3G Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi, optional 3G
GPS Yes (optional) Yes (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Case Magnesium-Aluminium Aluminium
Dimensions 288 x 190 x 13 mm 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm
Weight 800 g (850 g with 3G) 680 g
Further Details Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal
Price €449-€569 ($611-$774 USD) $499-$829
Availability July 2010 April/May 2010

(Thank you androidtapp.com) The WePad also has a HDMI output!


As you can see, it is a cool piece of kit.


M

Moved house and back online

950 miles in a van over 4 return trips from south London to Peterborough (and 1 London to Clacton, Essex) and we are all moved up North! (Well, further up north than we were)


From a 2-bedroom flat, shared with a mate, to a 4-bedroom house all to ourselves. Myself, my girlfriend and our cats are settling nicely and are back online.


May the Intrawebs mayhem continue...


M

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

"The world's only immortal animal"

The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.

Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).



Full article: The world's only immortal animal

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A deeper look into Rock Band

So, after my blog post about my Guitar Hero frustration, I decided to look more into Rock Band.


I particular the DLC, and oh my Dog!
  • "Gasoline" by Audioslave
  • "So Cold" by Breaking Benjamin
  • "Let Forever Be" by The Chemical Brothers
  • "Stupify", "Meaning of Life",  "The Game", "Voices" and more by Disturbed
  • "We Care a Lot" by Faith No More
  • "The Colour and the Shape" album and other random tracks by Foo Fighters
  • "I Stand Alone" by Godsmack
  • The ENTIRE "Dr. Feelgood" album and 3 tracks from "Saints of Los Angeles" by Mötley Crüe!!
  • "Hysteria" by Muse
  • "Capital G" plus others by Nine Inch Nails
  • Nirvana
  • The Offspring
  • Pearl Jam
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • "Blood Sugar Sex Magic" (album) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rob Zombie
  • Rush
  • Sixx:A.M.
  • SlipKnot
  • Spinal Tap (!!!)
  • "Texas Flood" (album) by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
  • Tenacious D
Why has I been so blind?!

Now, if only Rock Band had 5 pad drum tracks and it would be perfect!



M

24: Day 8 - 13 hours in...

...and FINALLY something that made my mouth drop!


Apart from returning characters, everyone in the latest series of one of my favourite shows EVER has been annoying the crap out of me!


The best new character, played by Freddie Prinze Jr., is just about likeable, but he is getting better as the series progresses.


As for Katee Sackhoff... Her charater Dana is the most annoy person to ever grace CTU! At least she has finally become interesting.


And whoever said that she was "the hottie of day 8"... Give me Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian) or Annie Wersching (Renee Walker) any day.


M

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

New blog template/CSS

I'm going to attempt to create a personalised template/css.


When I've got the time.


Watch this space!


M

"Video games promote hatred, racism, sexism and reward violence"

This quote is from a video that was featured in a recent ps3attitude.com blog and it got me really quite annoyed!


Julie Peasgood. As her article on Wikipedia state:
She is the regular sex expert on The Alan Titchmarsh Show
Why she is commenting on gaming, I've got no idea.


She talks about an American study, 130,000+ kids (note that keyword!) and how they are affected by violent video games. But why were they allowing these heavy rated game to be played by kids?!


What annoys me is the fact that Tim Ingham repeatedly states that video games, like films, are legally rated. This fact is constantly ignored by the rest of the panel.


If children are getting a hold of these games, it is the fault of the parent!


Don't blame the content. Blame the people allowing unsuitable games to be played by underage children!


This is an issue that has come up time and time again. First music was corrupting the young, then it was violent movies, now it's the turn of the video games.


When are they going to stop blaming everything else and start pointing the finger where it belongs? The parents and the upbringing.


Blaming entertainment products for peoples behaviour is an easy way to shift responsibility away from the parents. After all, who is supposed to be monitoring these impressionable kids in the first place?!


I'm a fan of violent video games and (at times, very graphic) horror films. The most trouble I've ever been in? A speeding ticket in 2003. That's it.


When are these people, such as Julie Peasgood, going to get it?! Until they do, their mouths should be in the same state as their minds... Closed.


M




Monday, 22 March 2010

More on PlayStation Move: Virtual Reality Navigation

A new Playstation Move demo, showing off just how awesome this hardware could, and most likely will, become.

M

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Guitar Hero Frustration

I got my first GH game (GH II) for PlayStation 2 from my girlfriend for Xmas 2006 and I had never heard of it... Cut to a few minutes after me starting to play it, and I'm in love with a new format of gameplay. Since then I've had GH3, GH: World Tour, GH: Metallica, GH: Greatest Hits and the latest GH5. So you could say that I'm a fan.

That is what make this blog all the more frustrating to write.

The message is simple: WHY GUITAR HERO?! WHY DO YOU ANNOY ME SO?!!

I recently had issues with my guitarhero.com online account, and it ended up with me having to use a different username and losing all the data I had built up over time. This is frustrating. I must admit though, after I complained about the initial problem online, the GH developers did get in contact with me and help me, eventually, get it into some kind of useable state (not that I think I will be using it now).

But my main bone to pick with the game is the DLC. (Almost) every week, there is new DLC for GH5. This is good. What annoys me is the fact the Rock Band also have DLC out every week and it's kicks the shit out of the GH DLC every week.

GH give you 3 tracks at about £1.70 each (can't remember the exact price).

Rock Band give you at least 6 tracks, each at 99p!

Why?! Why the price difference and why the volume difference??

Having never actually played RB, I don't know if the game is THAT much more simple/cutdown than GH or what. The only thing I know for sure is that GH have an extra drum pad to deal with. But if that was all, why THIS much of a price and volume difference??

RB: Green Day is coming out soon. Think it'll be time to try walking on the other side for a bit.

M

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

DeviantART Gadget on Blogspot

Well this is annoying.

The DA gadget I use to show my gallery isn't working because the link using deviantshare.com is broken.

In fact, deviantshare.com is just made of fail.

deviantART is still win though. Just gotta either wait for the linkage to be fixed or find another way to show my gallery... 

For now, it is relegated to the bottom of the sidebar.

Sorry DA gallery.

M 

Picture credit: http://mick-mick.deviantart.com/art/deviantART-Mascot-Fella-PSD-5564889 

(PS - I know the layout is REALLY spaced out... Quite annoying but got no time to look into it now)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Fog lights


Why do people insist on driving around with their front fog lights on... When it's NOT foggy??!

I get that boy racers think that it looks cool (and I agree with them, but only when the car is at a stand still, on a plinth, being photographed), but why do middle age men in family cars/SUV's do it?!

My only explanation for it... Morons.

M

So... Avatar

Finally got around to watching it (in 2D) yesterday, and it's... ok.

Visually, very nice. I admit I was always looking out for bits that were in the film (almost) just to show of the 3D effect. This was a good thing because it took my attention away from the very annoying plot and main bad-guy.

The idea that a corporation would be willing to wipe out an entire planet's population for mining purposes was just frustrating. It was the story of the Native American's all over again.

Basically, it's Dances with Wolves in space!

The comparisons between this film and the plot of other is quite crazy. It's like they couldn't be bothered to write an original film, but they wanted to play with 3D. The result, Avatar.

I'd watch it again, but only for background noise while I was doing something else.

And seriously... "Unobtainium"?! Until I looked it up, it just made me laugh every time it was mentioned.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Lady Gaga - Telephone (YouTube Video)

Lady Gaga's newest single, featuring Beyoncé, Telephone has an epic (in Pop music standards) video. 9mins 32secs long. It's more like a mini movie.

WARNING: Possibly NSFW



Funky track. Although I'm not sure whether a long video suits it. Although I am interesting in the "to be continued..."

M

Thursday, 11 March 2010

PlayStation Move - First Impressions

Ok, so we are going to have people saying "It's just a copy of the Wii!" ... and I have to agree that it does have many similarities. However, PS3 has brought High Definition gaming (and movies via Blu-Ray) into the home and it is capitalising on Nintendo's great job done of bringing motion controlled gaming to the masses.

I have a Wii in my flat, right next to my PS3. When it does get played, it's fun, it's interactive, it's different.

Nintendo managed to bring this generation of console gaming to the whole family, but more hardcore gamers found the Wii a bit tiring and unfulfilling. The games were aimed at the younger market and those that were for a more adult audience still weren't up to scratch.

The shift from the Wii to the PS3 is inevitable.

So far, from what I have seen via the PlayStation GDC press conference, the focus of the PlayStation Move is very much in precision.

The demoed games, both family and "gamer" types, are looking good. In particular, I'm liking the look of a street fighting game called "Motion Fighter" (working title) (see YouTube video below).

One of the comments on this video is "wii HD=playstation move". I'm assuming they meant this as a good thing, because the interactivity of the Wii mixed with the quality gaming of the PS3, all in HD... It's a great time to be a gamer!

M

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

My not so secret love affair

...with the Dark Tower (written by Stephen King)

I love these books. I'm currently reading through them all again. (Progress shown via my GoodReads profile)

I strongly urge anyone who loves books and reading to pick up this series of novels and take a journey that means more to me than any other piece of fiction I have read or watched.

M

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

I seem to have gone a bit Gaga

Yes, after swearing off the American pop singer as a "few-hits-wonder", I have seen the light and realised Lady Gaga for what she truly is...

The future of Pop music.

It wasn't until her 2009 release "Bad Romance" that I actually paid attention to the music she was making. Her random outfits, videos and performance were all just headline grabbing (I thought)... and they worked. But "Bad Romance" caught my attention for the simplest of reasons - It's a REALLY good Pop track!

If scientists worked out the formula for the best Pop music song that could be created, I believe that they would come up with something 99% similar to "Bad Romance". For me, it is easily the best Pop song of the last 10 (maybe more) years!

She has managed to make the sea of female Pop artists interesting. There are a few more (such as Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and Pixie Lott) that have also grabbed my attention, but Lady Gaga, for me, is standing head, shoulders, chest, hips and knees above them all.

M

Friday, 26 February 2010

New Playstation Goodies


So, payday came around once again and I decided to treat myself to some
Playstation 3 goodies.

I had notice last week that Burnout Paradise had some DLC (downloadable content) on sale on the PSN, so I went for it. Only after I bought it did I realise just how much I had saved! (Buying individually, £65+. Sale price, £14.99! Bargain)

So now I am working my way through Big Surf Island and it's many jumps, races and hidden treasures. Woo!

Also, I took up another sale offer and finally bought Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix!!!111oneoneoneOMGOMG

Hoping to relive the days of first getting my Super Nintendo and spending hours kicking the crap out of whatever was standing next to me!

I get the feeling it's going to be a productive weekend!

M


(PS - Thanks to Wikipedia, my unofficial link sponser on this blog post)

Monday, 22 February 2010

Garfield Mix and Match

As some of you may have seen, via my Twitter account (@turbogeek421, follow me, I'm awesome) I like to part-take in a bit of Garfield-manipulation (using Gimp in my case)

This involves removing items from Garfield comic strips, either Garfield or every other character.

The result can be boring, but sometimes, it is genius!

Here are a few of mine:
















Amusing right?

Whenever I do these I always post them via Twitter, so if you like them, follow me.

You can find these all over the place too, a quick Google search will bring a fortune of Garfield-full/less comic strip goodness.

M

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Sex jokes

Amused me:

Q: What do you call kinky sex with chocolate?
A: S&M&M.


Q: Why do we have orgasms?
A: How else would we know when to stop?


Q: Can you use indefinitely in a sentence?
A: When your balls are slapping up against her ass, you’re in...definitely!


Q: Define Transvestite:
A: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary!


Q: What do a dildo and soy beans have in common?
A: They are both used as substitute meat.


Q: What do you call kids born in whorehouses?
A: Brothel sprouts.

M

Friday, 5 February 2010

Officer and Soldier relations

Random joke that made me laugh. Enjoy.



Officer: "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?"


Soldier: "Sure, buddy."


Officer: "That's no way to address an officer! Now let's try it again!"


Officer: "Soldier. Do you have change for a dollar?"


Soldier: "No, SIR!"



M

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Pope hatred and judge cancer ... Begin rant

Pope hatred

I'm not sure if anyway has read/hear news recently about the Pope's fresh attack on homosexuals, but I read a good response to it in the Metro this morning, that he shouldn't be allowed to visit Britain as he is inciting hatred. I completely agree with this.

Why do people of religious belief think that they can get away with such vile outbursts just because their version of history suggests these things are wrong?

It reminds me of an interesting video I saw on YouTube about an Australian reporter asking a christian priest about the bible's views on homosexuals. He brought up a good point about how a man with glasses isn't to be trusted!

Meant to be a comedy video, but kind of highlights some of the hypocrisy. (See bottom of blog for video)

My thought: Religion is fucked up!


Judge cancer

Again in the Metro today, I read a response to a story about a judge who recently reduced a paedophile's sentence as "he decided that a 'higher power' had already punished him by giving him cancer". This pisses me off!

Like the decision of release the Lockerbie bomber and Ronnie Biggs on compassionate grounds, it's bollocks!

Yes they are dying, but aren't we all?! Why should these people be let off easy because they are dying?

If I find out I've got 3 months to live and go on a killing spree, should I assume that I can then spend the rest of my days out free to do what I want because locking me away would be cruel?!

The Lockerbie bomber killed 270 people. Served 8 and a half years of a life sentence (minimum 20 years).

Ronnie Biggs beat the driver of a train with an iron bar, stole £2.6m, escaped from prison after 2 years, left the country for 36 year, came back and was imprisoned for 8 years. Served a total of 10 years of a 30 years sentence.

Why?


End of rant.


M



Monday, 1 February 2010

Twitter 3000

It has been 61 days since My 2000th Tweet. The addict is not slowing down!

To mark this occasion, here is one of the cutest cat on the internet. Enjoy:



M

Attention those in need of web hosting

So, some of you may know, most probably don't, I am a web developer working for a company (Advantage Interactive) that offer domain registration and web hosting.

Tomorrow (2nd Feb. 2010) is LCN's 10th birthday and for the past 9 weeks we have been running different promotions for our different products. Tomorrow starts the 10th week and the last promotion, and it is going to big a good one!

I can't go into details over it but if you are looking for email/web hosting, keep your eye on LCN tomorrow! Trust me, it'll be worth you time!

M

NOTE: You can follow LCN on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/lcn_com

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Playstation Customer Care...

...are brilliant!

So, back in November my PS3 died (A geek's day of mourning), and I had to get it replaced. When I called the helpline I was expecting lots of waiting, moving round to different people... Basically all you'd normally expect from support lines where you want something delivered to you.

But to my shock, I spoke to one guy and he sorted me out with a delivery for 2 days later.

Jump to now, the replacement PS3 I got decides that it should be make more noise in the flat. It's fan is horrendously loud! So loud that I can no longer watch blu-rays without having a window open and the PS3 right next to it to cool it so the fans aren't needed in overdrive.

So, just now I called the wonderful people at Playstation Customer Care, explained the problem, gave them the reference number from my previous dealings with them, and after a 13mins call (which included the time to get through to someone in the first place) I've got a delivery date of tomorrow!! Now THAT is service. And best part is that because I'm still within the 3 months warranty of the replacement model, it's all free. Can't ask for more than that.

Also, I had a concern that some content that is obtained from the Playstation Network only allows downloading onto 5 PS3s... This was slightly worry, considering this was to be my 3rd. But once again PCC come to the rescue and tell me that by decativating my PSN account on the console I'm replacing, it take it out of the pool of 5 consoles allowed.

Is there anything that can't be solved by these people?!

Staff of PCC... Your next assignment... Cancer. I'm expecting it done by the end of the month.

M

Monday, 25 January 2010

Why did the chicken cross the road?

CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.

GRANDPA: In my day, we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Someone told us that the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

KARL MARX: It was a historical inevitability.

SADDAM HUSSEIN: This was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were quite justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it.

RONALD REAGAN: What chicken?

DR. SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes! The chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed, I’ve not been told!

MACHIAVELLI: The point is that the chicken crossed the road. Who cares why? The end of crossing the road justifies whatever motive there was.

FREUD: The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken 98, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an inextricable part of eChicken.

EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road or did the road move beneath the chicken?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What do you mean by chicken? Could you define chicken please?

IMMANUEL KANT: The chicken was acting out of a sense of duty to cross the road, as chickens have traditionally crossed roads throughout history.

THE BIBLE: And God came down from the heavens, and He said unto the chicken, Thou shalt cross the road." And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing.

RICHARD M. NIXON: The chicken did not cross the road. I repeat, the chicken did not cross the road. I don’t know any chickens. I have never known any chickens.

M

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Young (and stupid) drivers

So... I was watching "Police, Camera, Action" and they were doing a special on boys racers and they said that the average insurance premium of the male aged 17-19 is £3,500!! (Apparently 9 times more than females in the same age bracket)

This got me thinking about something I came up with a while ago and never got round to sending it to the PM and a new law that should be imposed on new drivers...

I think that for 2 years after you have passed you test and earn your driving licence you should not be allowed to drive anything more powerful that a 1.2l engine car (or something of a similar restriction).

Too many young (rich parent) kids are learning to drive, passing their tests then getting a brand new 2.5l BMW from mummy and daddy and going out like they know how to drive. They go out, cause accidents, feel bad for 6 seconds, get a smack on the back of the hand for a lame judge and get a new car with the promise that it won't happen again.

If they learnt to actually drive on the road, get experience behind them, we might not lose as many lives pointlessly from morons who think they own the roads because they've got a piece of paper that allows them to operate a car legally.

M

My first 5k

DateSunday Jan. 24th 2010
Time started14:00
Average speed**7.5kmph
Total time taken**40 minutes
Showers taken1
Food now neededLots
Sleep now neededMore
The feeling of finally realising I CAN do a 5k runPriceless

M


* Given from treadmill
** Calculated from average speed given

New Twitter background

I've created a new Twitter background in Gimp from some of my favourite pieces I've submitted to my deviantART portfolio.

I do enjoy playing with Gimp and creating/manipulating pictures.

Too bad the visible part of the background on Twitter is dependant on the size of the screen you are looking at it on.

Oh well. All fun

M

Thursday, 21 January 2010

More than just my own thoughts

After becoming a Twitter addict I've been spending my internet life finding way to blog in 140 characters. Sometimes it just isn't enough. I've also discovered that a blog isn't just for my own original thoughts and feelings. It is for sharing. So here, I'm sharing.


I just got this email from my girlfriend's mum. It made me chuckle:

Yesterday I was at my local CO-OP buying a large bag of Purina dog food for my loyal pet and was in the checkout queue when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.


What did she think I had an elephant? So, since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in hospital last time, but that I'd lost 2 stones before I woke up in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.


I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again.


(I have to mention here that practically everyone in queue was now enthralled with my story.)


Horrified, she asked me if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's arse and a car hit us both.


I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.


I'm now banned from the Co-op.

More of this sharing lark should be going on.


Your Blog: When Twitter just isn't enough.


M

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New year, new ideas

Laying in bed this morning I was reading Webdesigner Depot "The Most Popular Posts of 2009" and it's made me want to play more with web design and development. (Almost as if my new years resolutions are taking care of themselves) (I wish)

I already have a domain name (www.turbogeek421.me) that at the moment redirects to... here. I could add some web hosting to it and start playing, but as always, the issue of time, money and worry of nothing of interest to share all try to hold me back. But then again, anyone who follows me on twitter knows that I don't have a great problem with saying things that are of no interest to the masses.

Maybe I should just start with playing around with this blog template, it is a bit plain at the moment.

M


PS - Happy new year everyone