I’ve been neglectful of my blog and for this I apologise to, all 5 of, my loyal readers. So I’ve made a few headings/topics I want to cover cuz they’ve happened recently and it helps focus my ramblings.
Anyone that has read a few of my posts should know I’m an avid guitar hero player. In fact I bought my friends it for the PS3 (rather ironically) for their housewarming. I currently have all my Guitar Hero stuff for Xbox 360, but will definitely upgrade to the PS3 once the new Guitar Hero 5 comes out.
360 Dies, get a PS3
Yet again, my Xbox 360 dies. Every 360 owner knows about The Red Ring of Death, it’s kinda like the windows BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). So basically this has happened to me before, which resulted in me upgrading from a Xbox 360 Pro to an Xbox 360 Elite for a small price difference. I was told that the “new” xbox 360′s [the elites] never had problems. Lies! Here is the timeline of events:
12th Dec 2008 > Xbox 360 Pro (#1) dies. Replaced with Xbox 360 Elite (#2)
5th June 2009 > Xbox 360 Elite (#2) dies.
6th June 2009 > Contact Microsoft and impressed by a HELPFUL CALL CENTER! amazing
9th June 2009 > box up and mail off broken Xbox 360 elite.
13th June 2009 > buys a PS3 with: Prototype, Infamous, GTA IV and Killzone 2.
22nd June 2009 > Xbox 360 Elite (#2) returned “repaired”.
26th June 2009 > …haven’t tried the “repaired” Xbox because I don’t want to unplug my PS3 from the HDMI port.
I’ve recently been going to the driving range a bit and have noticed something awesome, I can hit my iron shots perfectly. This has spurred me on to think about taking up golf a bit more. I tried some driver shots, but they veered a bit to the right, which I can improve with more practise.
iPhone 3.0 and 3GS
The 18th of June came and then there was the 3.0 OS for iPhone. Suddenly the iPhone gaines numerous abilities and functions; including the ability to send/receive MMS (a feature that was first released in 2002). The better functionality is internet tethering via bluetooth, which I’m still trying to setup. Basically it enables you to link your laptop to your phone via bluetooth and use the iPhone’s data connection as the internet connection for the laptop. Sure it’ll be slow, but I’m a stupid idiot that opted for the biggest iphone data plan of 5GB. I currently use only 100-300mb/month, and thats with heavy usage. I’ve also learnt that you can always increase your data plan/contract, but not reduce it. Something I wish I was told beforehand.
And then there is the new iPhone, the 3GS. Apparently faster, better and in 32GB. I want to upgrade my “old” iphone, but have to work out how to do that. I’ve actually noticed that my iphone is actually a bit laggy with the 3.0 OS running, which I guess is where the increased RAM and processor in the 3GS will shine.
This is a freaking wicked game. Picture your an awesome massively destructive shapeshifting
mutant. Kinda like the T1000 in T2, but a million times cooler… you can fly (well glide) and you run up buildings and jump across them, and assume peoples identities….and consume them… stealing their memories thereby learning why you are the way you are… mmmmm….
don’t just take my word for it, heres a cool review.
Seriously its a lot of fun, here a comic about it;
Ok, I’m at a dilemma. I’m quite an active internet user. I have yet to fully understand/appreciate/get the whole buzz behind Twitter. I know its praised as being awesome, but I don’t quite get it. The only time I think its particullarly useful is to: a) find out news instantly (ie, Michael Jackson’s death), b) keeping in touch with friends or c) rant and rave and post my thoughts that would annoy the fuck out of people on facebook.
As an avid gamer I’m almost ashamed to admit I got the Sims 3. Not only that… but on its release date, 4th June. First, allow me to redeem myself by saying that I did not know it was actually the release day of it, and didn’t intend on getting it. I was out having dinner and then browsed the shopping center for late night shopping on thursday night. I happened to walk into JB and there it was. I shrugged and got it. Curosity.
I actually managed to install it, play it for 2-5 minutes, before giving up on it for 2 days. I quickly realised it was pointless trying to involvement “myself” (my character shaped in my own outstanding image) with virtual friends, when I had actual friends in real life trying to talk to me. Also I found it stupid that I had to go out and buy groceries for my virtual self, when I’m too lazy to even do that in real life. I played it for about 3-4 days, creating some of my friends and interacting with them. Had a few laughs at accidentally forcing one of my friends to live with me, then trying my hardest to fight/hate her so she left…doesn’t work, had to restart from the last save point.
Blueray promoting copying of movie to portable device?!
My mate bought a copy of Valkyrie blu ray and something impressed me about it. On the cover, and inside the case you are told that you can create a portable copy of the movie for your iPod/iPhone etc. I think this is a cool idea, and shows some enlightened thinking by someone involved with the distribution of the DVDs.
There is a wicked little cafe in Summer Hill called Plunge. They make one of the most indulgent hot chocolates I’ve ever had. You can choose to either have a Flake or a Toberlone chocolate Hot Chocolate. I prefer the Flake one, which I took a snap of here. Here is the cafe’s website, and where you’ll find it on google maps / streetview.
Possible upcoming content
I’ve recently started to uber tag my stumbleupon favourites. I think that I might be able to categorise the sites I like and share them here. The first link will direct you straight to my main stumbleupon page, but you can sort them into tags here.
I’m also contemplating changing the layout of this blog, I’m not liking the font/colour scheme.
Ok, I’m going to give you all fair warning now.
***This next section will get graphic and disturbing, so if your squeamish about bodily functions, stop reading. ***
Ok I was unfortunate enough to experience both my worse food poisoning and first bad sushi experience. I had some sushi with a friend of mine at 8pm on Monday night at a place that is well known for being good/fresh japanese. It’s somewhere I eat every week with a good friend of mine.
Go home, play some prototype, talk to my mates on skype, start getting ready to goto sleep, when at midnight I start to feel weird. No, I feel horrible. This was the beginning of what would be a long and annoying night. I got up, on the hour, every hour, until 7am. It was literally like my body had gone;
“ATTENTION, CONTENTS OF GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT, YOU ARE HEREBY BEING EVACTUATED IMMEDIATELY, USE THE NEAREST EXIT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!”.
I actually had to judge which way I was going to be using the toilet each time, depending mostly on how much control of whatever bodily function was in question. At 7am, I had finally reached a point of where I couldn’t vomit any more. This was after managing to bring up my lunch from that day. I think I must have been so sick that my intestinal contents were being forced into my stomach.
I felt like death the next day, did nothing but sleep. I was fortunate enough that my good friend that I usually go there weekly with, ended up bringing me a carepackage of “upset stomach” foods (bread, cruskits, rice crackers, lemonade and raspberry lollies). I ended up sick from work for 2 days, and with 3/4 of my appetite reduced. I went out drinking a few nights after and could only manage a few before feeling full/ill.
Colour changing tiles – I want these in my bathroom… or everywhere.
Something for the whipped boyfriends – hahaha
Conversation with a WoW player – lol, seriously where is the paperbag?
Tim Burton’s new take on Alice in Wonderland – looks wicked!
Epic Flawless Victory – yup
41 girls with long tongues – …nice…
Barrel monster – lol, can’t believe they charged him for this…