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Sunday, December 10, 2006


I've been thinking...yes, most of you would say that this is a most dangerous act and tell me to cease immediatley but, no. I like my thoughts. Well, some of them anyway and if I stop thinking those thoughts will no longer be with me and I would be hollow.

How's that for a piece of philosiphy, eh? Not all that good, I know but it'll do.

Now, what I was thinking about is exactly how "valuable" with little piece of cyberspace is. No, I am NOT thinking about putting in advertising I'm just considering how viable it is for me to keep coming back here every few months or so to tell you just that little bit more about my life. How many people actually read this? I would have to say at least one person will read this post and perhaps be intrigued enough to read on, hopfully commenting along the way but I would doubt there be many more than that. Also, why do I keep these other people in on this blog? What purpose have they served so far? True, vincents_child has done one or two posts but Milliway's? Nothing. Overall I have been the sole contributor to our little journal-of-sorts and part of me thinks it is time to claim it back.

Now, down to business. Due to the reasonable increase of funds I have gained due to my job...have I told you about my job? No, I don't think I have. Basically I am a McSlave. Okay? Good. Due to my job I have been getting money as per custom and following through with that custom exchanging the money earned for goods. one of these good is my brand new Logitech G15 keyboard. I am quite happy with this investment apart from not being able to work out how to get ammo displays and the like working. Any help on the matter from you, the reader, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Hmmm...what else to say? I have found myslef addicted to Need for Speed Most Wanted and have just today completed it for the 4th time. I think it's done it's run and maybe I'll give it a rest...maybe. I also completed Quake 4 this week as it was the first week of my school holidays. Ah yes holidays. The few and far between times of year wherein students are able to do anything their age restricts them to without the constraint of school. Alas I find myself quite bored already. I have a limited selection of games all of them already used...must go shopping or to a LAN.

Coming up soon this month is Christmas. I will be spending this "merry" time of year with my family and "practically-family" (that group of close friends of your parents) . After Christmas comes New Years and I will be travelling south for my grandparents Golden Wedding Aniversary. Then I am free once again, depending on how much work wants my time.

So, until I have some more interesting or even slightly interesting news for you, faithful reader, adieu.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Spirit Engine

First off: I <3 Mark Pay. If I ever saw him I would hug him. Seriously. This is how much I love this piece of freeware goodness.

The Spirit Engine is set in a fictional world where you take control of 3 people teleported at rather untimely moments from their respective lives to Hailey's Glen (a small, backwards island) where they are met with a mute fairy-looking creature. Upon arrival they quickly discover the normally placid animals have gone crazy and are attacking the coloners. All this behaviour is attributed to the appearance of a ravenous beast - The Grundlekrunck (or some such name). Walking into the first town the heros find that Rick Brutal, world famous slayer of legendary creatures, is on the job and so all bets are on him killing the Grundlkrunck.

And that's how it begins. The start of the first of 5 chapters in this epic journey from the country, through deserts, beaches, forests, catacombs, defiled churches, arcane libraries and a skyscraper to discover the answer to this question: "What is the Spirit Engine?"

My Rating: *****

What makes this even cooler is that Mark Pay is now making The Spirit Engine 2 which promises to be twice as big and complex as the original. The downside is that it won't be freeware and the price is looking at being around US$10. Not that I'll care, I'm going to get it anyway.

  • The Spirit Engine

  • The Spirit Engine 2
  • Sunday, July 30, 2006

    Blargh :(

    I'm sick. I don't know what it is, but it doesn't like me. I feel like I'm risking death to actually write this.

    Anyhoo, not much has been happening in my little corner of the universe. My sister turned 18 yesterday and I got my hands on a new (old) computer. I've also tidied up the links, removing the superfluous ones.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    Just a few things been happening recently...

    Well, it may have been a while since my last entry, but I have good reason...honest! One of my friends got married, I went to a LAN, I went back to school and my computer died again. I found the cause of the problem this time!

    Since I'm already on that topic, I'll talk about it first. Some of you may know that my computer is really dodgy. Can't seem to get the thing to work for much longer than a year without it crahing fatally. But, I've fixed the problem and found it quite amusingly. I was getting quite annoyed at it after the most recent crash so decided to start pulling out random parts to see what would work. I started with hard drives and then moved on to RAM. After pulling out my larger stick it actualy worked, so just to test it, I put the stick back in and turned it on again and to no surprise it didn't work. I proceeded to turn off the computer and then burn myself on a freshly super-heated stick of RAM. Fun. So now my RAM has been thirded but my system is much more stable (rather have the speed personally) and I have learned another very important lesson: don't tough IDE cables while the computer is on especially when downloading the most recent software updates. It can cause problems when your hard drive gets suddenly disconnected.

    Now, what first? LAN or wedding? I'll go LAN because it's reasonably short. Basically it was over 24 hours long wherein we played UT 2k4 and NFS MW (both of which I pwned in, only lost one game of each). My racing skills are way better than I, or anyone else for that matter, expected when I beat a fully-done-up Vauxhall Munaro with an Audi Quattro TT with level 1 parts. Twice. UT was much more fun especially in the CTF-Joust map which is supposed to be played by 2 people with a relativley small capture limit. We played something like 6 a side and a capture limit of 8. It was total carnage in which I pwned by over 100 kills.

    Now, the wedding. Nothing much to say other than I did some of the camera work. Here are some photos.

    Friday, June 09, 2006

    OMG! I just realised!

    This blog is now over 1 YEAR OLD!!!

    Wow, this thing has stayed with me through two moves, to entirely different regions of th country, a computer and multiple formats and it's still here! I'd like to thank regular readers, if they exist and if I had to ask for one thing in the next year, it would be MORE COMMENTS!!!

    Thanks to everybody.

    Tuesday, June 06, 2006

    Movie, Announcement and Music

    First off is a movie:

    That one is me playing through the first few levels of Doom II really fast using GZDoom. i have to use the mod because Fraps needs an OpenGL renderer and CLassic Doom uses software.

    Next off: the announcement. My hard drive died, so no more movies untill I get it replaced.

    And then: the music. A new 8-Bit playlist for all you fans out there. I don't have a "start listening from" reccomendation because my favourite tracks on this one aren't in any particular order. Okay, here's the playlist:
  • 8-Bit Playlist 3