Saturday, April 30, 2005

Midnight Club II

I picked up a copy of this today - it's great fun! Driving around LA like a mad bastard!!!

Absence from blogging

I realise it's been a few days since my last blog post (apart from one I just created), I've been pre-occupied with building my new PC and life in general. I started jogging today, my legs ache because I haven't really run for such a long time. I enjoy it though - my "circuit" is very flat at the moment. I managed 3 laps (I needed to walk one and a half laps-but it still counts as exercise don't it?).

New PC!!

It's here. It's good. It's fast! My new BioStar Ideq 200T is looking cool (and blowing cool incidentally!). I'm very proud because I selected all the bits and put them together myself. AND what's more, it worked. I did have the jitters when I first turned on and heard a horrible rasping noise. I quickly powered down and checked and the FDD power cable was hanging free and trailing into the CPU heatsink fan. I quickly remedied that by tidying up a bit better and then it was fine.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Classic PlayStation Games

I'm grinning like a Cheshire Cat! I picked up some great old PS games recently - REALLY cheap too. The first three Resident Evil games, Silent Hill, Gran Turismo, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, Syphon Filter and Metal Gear Solid.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Royal wedding TV commentary

What a joke the TV coverage is whenever there is any Royal occasion. Its totally over the top and biased : anybody who does make a comment that is balanced is regarded as mistaken and anyone who criticises the Royalty (even by email read aloud) is treated with the contempt reserved for criminals. And they have to talk don't they - even when there is nothing to say! I don't want to hear a banal comment on a hat when it's on the screen and anyone with half a braincell can make the same observation. I know I had the choice to turn off and I'm not an avid supporter of the Royals we've got but I do like to see a spectacle and I did want to watch it. I also know that we can't choose the Royal family but after Charle's handshake with Mugabe I'm just so embarassed!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Air Force One

I watched this film last night. It's a shame when a film can acquire the acting talents of great actors and have a great special effects team. However, this film is let down by a script that descends into farce: its one against one insurmountable odd after another - and it happens to be the President of the United States. The baddies fail to be really threatening because it all turns out alright in the end. If they were really as bad as they are built up to be they wouldn't think twice about murdering his family. Rant over. Don't expect much and you'll be entertained in a lazy Sunday afternoon type of way.

My Room 101

1. Instructions for cooking raw meat are usually on the underside of the printed price label. Impossible to peel off to read so you have to slit the plastic with a knife. I would like to know how long to cook something for before deciding whether or not I want it.

2. New CDs (in jewel cases) that have the teeth holding the CD in place broken and fall out.

3. Variety of biros at supermarket checkouts. Why can't Tesco afford to supply biros? Why do the staff have to bring their own?

4. Complaints by Bank of England that consumer spending is too high when at the same time the finance industry encourages people to get into debt. Why blame consumers? Surely the finance industry is to blame for making it so easy?

5. In a sugar bowl, having blobs of coffee stuck like a cluster nut to sugar. I hate having to knock them away when loading my teaspoon with sugar.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Mel C

Ever since Mel C turned into a rock chick I've fancied her. I just caught a bit of a Queen tribute show last night and I saw a brief bit of a performance from her, it was awesome (I just saw the last 20 seconds, so I don't know how it started) and I wished I had seen more. Infact, I'd love her to do a show just singing Queen numbers - she did it so well. She looks great, sounds great.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Pope JP2

The pope is dead, what a farce the TV coverage was over the weekend. I half expected to see Jon Snow with a computer diagram illustrating the failing heart and liver functions. "The Pope's breathing is now shallow and kidney functions are at 10%, he can't hold out too much longer and take this kind of punishment". Really, he should have been left alone. I can't understand why people who revel in the sight of a dead man get called pilgrims either. I just don't get books of condolence/lying in state kind of stuff I'm afraid. It's all just a bit weird.

Monday, April 04, 2005


Found a few game bargains last week, so had to pick them up. Was away at the weekend hence my lack of posts. Those bargains were:

Tomb Raider III
Metal Gear Solid
Gran Turismo
Firestorm Thunderhawk 2
Metal Gear Solid 2

All of these were less than half the cost of a new game. I tried to buy a new copy of Tomb Raider II but the same error kept appearing, so I exchanged it for GT. Funny that the same error was on both disks, I suspect this is too much of a coincidence. Oh well, I am just destined never to own that game.