Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tomorrow's going to be a productive day - And LulzSec

I've had a week off so far an managed to deal sweet F-A.  Going to try and get in gear and get some stuff done tomorrow instead of browsing the web all day.
Stuff to get done:
1) Get up at a reasonable time.
2) Go to the gym
3) Tidy room
4) Walk the dogs
5) Cook something decent instead of microwave rubbish.
6) Go to work in the evening.


Oh yeah, something else I've heard today.
LulzSec. Anyone heard of them?  They're the group of Internet hackers claiming to be behind Sony's leaked info and various other server infiltrations.  It seems they've been up to all sorts of shenanigans tonight according to their twitter.  Shenanigans include taking down gameserver logins such as League of Legends and EVE and so called "Phone DDOS" where they route all incomming calls to some poor call centre.  They're even taking requests for websites or places to call bomb.

These guys seem to be pretty funny, but where does one draw the line between fun and serious crime?  They've posted passwords and leaked info on their website, could this be ruining the Internet for the rest of us?  
Stuff got serious, as the group have decided to move off from small game servers to launching their LulzCannon at the website and taking it down shortly.  Makes you wonder what else these guys are capable of as their just running circles around the authorities.
Ah well hats off to these guys right as a bit of Internet drama is always called for.  Keep up the Lulz.

Peace fellas. I'm hitting the hay now.

Always look on the bright side

So, felt pretty down when I failed my driving test the other week.  Oh well, could of been worse; could have been the women that failed NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY times!
She took her test every weekday for since 2005. HAHA.

Find out more here.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The internet - IT LIVES!

Virgin broadband man came round yesterday and fixed the "upstream."  All he seemed to do was sit on for half an hour then decide we need a new router, I could of told him that and just saved him the time.

Anywhere, here's my stats now. Finally I can buffer YouTube videos in a reasonable amount of time!

PS, 20mbps is nothing compared to the 100mbps you can receive in China.  At those speeds you could download an entire movie in 90 seconds. Mind blowing stuff.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Don't buy knock off MP3 players.

I went shopping the other day and on an impulse buy decided to buy a 160gb Classic iPod... Well I wish I had of done now. Instead I was talked out of it by my girlfriend (Last time I listen to her regarding technology) and bought possibly the worst excuse of a media player I've ever seen.

Behold the beast. Dubbed "LOGIK L8GBMP410 Multimedia Player"
See, it already sounds like mass produced Chinese rubbish.

I despise the PC World salesman that coaxed me into buying this.  "It's got 8GB of memory and a great battery life" were his words.  True, he never lied about that but  the LOGIK doesn't allow users to set up playlists and actually searches for music much like a skipping CD.  If I want to swap albums it takes a minute to load up the new album; this is very frustrating!!
Moral(s) of the day; don't trust girlfriend on technology advice, don't listen to PC World salesmen and don't buy knock off MP3 players.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Updates on life - 200 Followers!

My Internet speed has been shockingly poor recently.  They say a picture speaks a thousand words so here we go, check out these stats:
Yeah, that's right. My upload is higher than my download speed right now.  I'm with Virgin on a 20mb package, I think I've received 19.5MB ONCE in the entire time I've been with them.  Needless to say 400kbs takes the biscuit a little so a complaint was in order. Virgin are sending out a technician tomorrow to fix it.  Apparently according to their call centre we have a "low power on the upstream" and a technician is being sent tomorrow to increase the power on the upstream.  LOL.
It takes me 10 minutes to buffer a 1 minute YouTube video, it's painfully slow to say the least.

Tomorrow I've set myself the task of designing a new blog logo and doing a complete overhaul of the layout here.  I've got plenty of time to do it as my exams are over now!  I'm not really that artistic some I'm going to have to search around for some inspiration on a few other blogs and tutorials I s'pose.

Oh yeah, 200 followers! :D
Peace guys.

PS. Comment back with your Internet speeds.  I test mine at

Five Blogs you should consider checking out!

Afternoon fella's, found a few blogs you should check it! They are actually followers of mine, I follow back everyone who comments on me and I check out their blogs. Here's a few I think you should check out:

1) -
A blog about an art student from art, features some interesting posts and photo shoots! Well worth a read.

2) -
Random facts, seems to be updated daily. Nice to check once in a while.

3) -
What more can I say, just daily gossip and glitter! It's like having the sun magazine summarised into a simple blog post.

4)  -
97% OC from London.  Great pictures from the heart of the city, updates fairly often too!

5) -
A student from the UK, reviews opinions. :)

PS I think I'll make this a regular thing and do it once a month or so :)

Read about this guy in the newspaper.  He's from America, got a ticket for riding out of the cycle lane and well uhh.... just watch the video, I don't want to spoil it!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Sun is shining.... again.

It's such nice weather here today! Sun is shining and there's not a cloud in site. Shame I've got a nine hour shift to get on with now, oh JOY.  Stuck inside a supermarket dealing stacking shelves and helping old people find where the catfood is.
My question to you followers is whats the weather like where you are today?

P.S This is a song I'm addicted to right now. Heard it played on radio 1 last night.

Jakwob - 'Right Beside You' feat Smiler' It's gonna be a Summer hit I can tell

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Failed my driving test

ARGH. Failed my driving test due to nerves!!  I was feeling great until I sat in the car with the examiner then started getting the old leg wobbles, sweaty palms and dry mouth.  Managed to stall on a hill start by putting it into the wrong gear after about thirty seconds of starting my test.  Stupid me, so gutted.  Gonna have to wait a long time to retake my test unless someone cancels theirs.  Oh well, better luck next time.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Global Following! - Comment so I can get back

Woah, just checked my stats for my blog.  Got a global following going on here with people viewing my blog from all over the world!  I never knew I had so many people from America wanting to read the mindless ramblings I post. 
Seems most people view the blog with Firefox or Chrome.  I never knew how popular MacOS was either, I seem to have a lot of Mac users having a peek.

Hi to the 8 Mexicans that have viewed my blog, oh and the 10 Estonians. :)

On a side note, hit and missed the 150 follower mark!  With the recent surge of followers I'm sure I've missed out on following some of you guys.  If I'm not following you please comment in this post and I'll check out your blogs. :)

Monday, 6 June 2011

It's nearly Holiday time!

I'm nearing a two week holiday of nothingness!  Got my two final exams tomorrow; psychology and ICT.  Feeling pretty confident, I'd be happy with B's in both of them so fingers crossed.  My exams don't stop there though, got my driving test this week as well.  If I pass I'm going to be over the moon.  Still struggling to find a decent insurance quote so I'm going to have to keep hunting around; it's ridiculously expensive for first time drivers in the UK right now.

Feeling pretty cheery this evening, got a happy song here.  Don't usually like Kid Cudi's stuff but this song is an exception.  It's about weed so don't judge, lol.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Varolo..... shit and I've given up on it.
It's not worth anyones time. Maybe I just don't get the hang of it.

A Little Experiment


Part One: The sign Up

Today I stumbled upon a neat little website called Varolo.  This website is all about earning money for watching short amount of adverts everyday.  I can assure you this website is no scam, it's just a little slow to get started.  Once you're started cash will from your village will start to roll in and this becomes a nice little earner.
Varolo is different from other money making websites out there on the net.  It's free to join and no credit card if required (they transfer funds via paypal).  This site required hardly no time to get going, just click here to watch and learn for yourself! 

I am going to do this for 30 days and report on my progress. I am looking forward to blogging the details of my journey.

Getting Started

I found Varolo and it is about watching adverts. The pitch is advertisers pay you to watch 140 adverts a week (this is about 10 minutes a day) and  you earn money and points for each one you watch. The points can be redeemed for prizes such as a gift cards or an apple iPad. You also can win a weekly jackpot.
I signed up and watched a 12 minute video that explained the whole program. I have to admit that I was pumped up to get started. It was watching commercials after all. So I thought how I am going to get people to join my Village. Village is what they call all the people below you and without a large village how am I going to make the huge money.

Today I've sent the message out on Facebook and invited a few friends just to get started.  Hopefully I'll continue to write blogs on my experiences with Varolo because it's possible to earn thousands a month doing it.

If you’re willing to help please sign up at Varolo
Here is my village link:

Friday, 3 June 2011

Sun is shining! Mini heat-wave here in the UK.

Theme music! Bob Marley remix.

The sun is shining here in the UK and we've had some great weather.  Shame I've been stuck inside revising; hopefully it will hold on here until next week.  It hit 26 today, which is very hot for this time of year.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Hangover II

Remember that one movie that came out in 2009 called The Hangover? Of course you do. It was only one of the most talked about films of the summer, surprising everyone as one of the funniest comedies in a long time. Two years later it was only fitting that a sequel be made so that we could relive the original Hangover fervor and kick off summer 2011 with a bang. Well, the basic rule of thumb for a sequel is that it either a) needs to be a continuation of the story from the first film or b) tell a new story with the same characters. The Hangover Part II decided to invent their own option c) which is to tell the exact same story all over again, but just changing a few details.

And that is what The Hangover Part II is. This time Stu, Alan, and Phil are in Bangkok, Thailand for Stu's wedding. The wolfpack reunites for another awesome bachelor party, this time brining along Stu's sixteen year old brother-in-law, Teddy. Stu promises only one beer and then he is calling it a night, but of course that isn't what happened or this wouldn't be The Hangover Part II. Nope. Once again a crazy night ensues and the boys wake up the next morning with absolutely no recollection of what happened the night before. They only have small clues to go off of, but they have no choice but to use these clues in order to find Teddy, who has gone missing. From here things play out much like they did in the first film with the same elements as the original. Instead of a tiger we have a monkey. Instead of a baby we have a monk. Instead of a regular Las Vegas hooker we have, well... I won't spoil that... ;)

I, like so many others, loved The Hangover. I was happily surprised by how funny and just how well made it was for a film that looked like it would be another silly comedy movie. Of course it was that but it had something great about the humour of the jokes and the cleverness of the mystery story that unfolds. The Hangover Part II doesn't quite have that and it only seems to try as hard as possible to outmatch its predecessor. It is this excessive one-upping of the first film that also drags down the films story. For one, it is just the same story all over again, but I can get past that because it worked in the first film. I won't say it wasn't annoying seeing so much of the same things happen all over again, but I'll get over it.

I was disappointed though because I loved the mystery aspect of the first film. The process of finding out where Doug was in the first film coupled with the incredibly entertaining humor was done just right. The Hangover Part II just tries so hard to go even further over-the-top that the mystery aspect here falls flat. It isn't nearly as interesting, thus the thing that made The Hangover more than just another comedy is lost in The Hangover Part II.

But The Hangover Part II doesn't suck. The hilarious lads are just as great in this film as they were in the first, and I never thought for a second that they were losing touch with their characters in the film's attempts to one-up the original. And honestly, this film really is funny. The comedy in this film isn't as clever as the first film, and it really sort of boils down to fart, poop, and dick jokes, but I love the characters of this film too much to not be entertained by that.

I won't say that I wasn't thoroughly entertained for the 102 minutes this film ran. But The Hangover Part II certainly doesn't live up to the hype and it doesn't even come close to the first film. As much as I laughed during this film I really just can't think of it as much more than just another comedy.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Cheers guys. Plenty more blogs to come
Here's a funny video to celebrate. LOL

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Minecraft Documentary - Minecraft 1.6.6 is OUT

 A Minecraft blog here for you guys. Anyone heard of the documentary their making?

Here's a 20 minute (yes 20 minute) trailer for it, well worth a watch. I love the accent Notch has!

A small update by Notch is out featuring the following;

+ Added a new use for bonemeal
* Changed the material of glowstone from “glass” to “stone”. This means you need a pickaxe to get resources from it
* Made glowstone drop more loot
* Made the recipe sizes for creating cloth blocks and glowstone blocks smaller (2x2 instead of 3x3)
* Re-introduced unlimited FPS, renamed the option again
* Fixed beds not working very well at all in SMP
* Fixed destroying a boat spawning the player too low, causing them to sometimes fall through the ground
* Boats float up to the surface quicker
* Boats falling down into water lose their vertical momentum very fast
* Removed Herobrine

Onwards and upwards for patch 1.7.  I'm really enjoying the direction Minecraft is taking.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Nostalgia - Old school PS2 Games

Just whacked out the old PS2 and found some old classics

James Bond 007 Nightfire

The multiplayer on this game truly beats COD hands down, even if you're playing against bots.  I've never had so much fun throwing Oddjob's hat across the snowy level!  The bots had the worst AI ever, walking into walls and missing constantly but it still made for some epic split-screen game play.

Timesplitters: future perfect

Another game with memorable multiplayer capabilities.  Also featured a very simple mapmaker to make fun multiplayer maps.  This was one of the first games I played online using PSN and it was epic!

What were your favourite PS2 games?!

Cool website -

This is a great little website that is similar to the drawing game "Pictionary" that I'm sure you've all played at some point in your life.
Players take turns to draw a word (or words) or words while other players try to guess. Players earn points once they've guessed the word. This is an addictive time waster and free to play, no registration is required. I recommend reading the game instructions and rules because they're fairly strict on what you can and cannot draw in your pictures.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

This is what I call POV. Fuck porn!

New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has created action-sports history today by landing the world's first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.

Mildon, 24, stomped the three rotations perfectly during the free-to-the-public BMX show in his home-town.

A representative of the Guinness Book Of World Records was on hand to witness and approve the ground-breaking trick that is sure to send shockwaves through the two-wheeled action-sports industry.

What a lad.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Walking Dead

See review here:

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont and based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.

The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse; it follows a small group of survivors, traveling across the US in search of a new home away from the  hordes of the undead (Referred to as "walkers" in the series). The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy in a small Georgia town, before the zombie outbreak. As their situation grows more hazardous, the group's desperation to survive pushes them to the brink of insanity. At every turn they are faced with the unbearable horrors that come from having the dead walk again.

So I just got done watching the first series of The Walking Dead.  It's the best TV I've seen in a long time over here.  Defiantly a watch for any post-apocalyptic fans out there and for a TV series the special effects truly gruesome.  The Walking Dead wasn't what I expected,  I expected lots and lots of zombies.
The Walking Dead is more about surviving the apocalypse and what would happen if the dead came back to life.  The series takes a close look on Ricks life but also includes the struggles the others are going through with multiple twists and turns that I was never expecting.  I really cannot wait for series two and I hope it's going to be aired over here.

I'm not going to spoil any of it for you guys but I would defiantly recommend watching it!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Pay how you drive car Insurance

New UK Driving Insurance scheme called "Pay how you drive" is targeted at drivers under 25.
In a nut shell if you're driving is not up to scratch you premiums will be higher than normal, if your driving is good your premiums will be low.

How does it work?

 It attaches a smartbox to your car that uses GPS technology to track how you drive your car.  This includes things such as cornering speeds and the time of journey.  The information is then collated and displayed on the website where drivers can log in to see their rating and are given performance reports.
Insurance premiums are calculated every 90 days and drivers can expect to see a discount of up to 11% if their driving is good.
The Co-Operative insurance group estimates 45% of drivers on this scheme will receive the 11% discount leaving the average policy at £1300.

The system has its disadvantages though, many people don't like to be monitored and some users have been complaining about it incorrectly taking data around mini-roundabouts as corners. A few bugs to sort out here really.

Overall, not a bad option in my opinion and something I'm going to look into.  I'm currently getting quotes in excess of 2 grand and I hope this can knock some of it off.

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Hello there followers,  I finally got 50. CHEERS GUYS :D Full steam ahead to the big 100.

Anyway, back to the important stuff. Found a crazy Japanese Diablo kid:


A great little website I've found that streams live TV through your browser.  Been using it for a while now and thought I'd share this little gem.  Only registration needed and it has all the major channels, BBC One, Two, Three Channel Four, ITV ETC ETC.
Quality is good and hardly ever freezes on my connection.  I recommend you check it out if you live in the UK!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Who likes my fish?!

Finally getting the hang of this blogging stuff.

Terraria - Biggest time waster EVER!

Terraria is a runaway success of Mojang's Minecraft and it builds upon the core concepts of Infiniminer.  This 2D platformer appeared on Steam and sold over 50,000 copies on it's first day!

Terraria is a unique experience and has an identity of it's own, in Terraria you can deform and reshape randomly-generated terrian.  You start off with a basic set of tools and upgrade to higher tiers by collecting resources from the environment or slaying bosses.

In Terraria you're free to do as you please, but like Minecraft you'd better seek shelter during the night.  During the night phase of the game hordes of evil Zombies and NPC's will lay into you.  If you're caught off guard this can mean for a rather quick death.  In order to survive in Terraria you must build up a base; starting from the most basic of structures but quickly evolving into a huge fortress complete with NPC's.

Terraria is bargain at only 6 quid and features multiplayer for up to 5 players.  I can't really sum up this game in words so here's the trailer!

First post!

This is my first blog, I'm going to update it about about ramblings and general things that happen in my life.  If you're interested then please read on!
I'm a typical student and thought I'd organise my day-to-day goings on in a blog.  Nothing more, nothing less lol.  In this blog I'll be commenting on the latest news I find interesting or on things that have happened recently in my life.  My main hobbies are going to the gym, playing rugby, ICT and gaming. :)

Just something I've found interesting;

"Robots develop language to 'talk' to each other."

Well that concludes more short introduction, hopefully I'll get around to writing something in the near future but I'm overloaded with exams and revision right now!