Sunday, May 29, 2005

Derren Brown - Home page

I'm looking forward to watching Derren Brown tonight. It's a special with celebrity guests and is on for over an hour.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

PSP - Manual

PSP - Manuals are available here. Worth a read if you're thinking of buying a PSP (or just dreaming of it!).

Sony PSP Import in stock

Sony PSP Import Version is available from Firebox. Can't afford one but it would be lovely to have one.

PS2 Freedom

I'm not sure what this is about, but it might be worth visiting it from time to time and watching a few videophone diaries.

BB6 Underway

I do feel more inclined to watch BB6 now, after watching the housemates enter the house. Lesley and Saskia have caught my eye for obvious reasons but I'm sure my views will change as the personalities shakedown and come to the fore. Strategy-wise, the ones who usually remain are the ones who have a foothold in the various cliques. My prediction for a winner? I would say Sam at the moment (7/1 odds).

Friday, May 27, 2005

School uniform

Who was the sick fuck who dreamt up the traditional English soft porn of lady dressed in school uniform? What does that say about underage sex? I can't imagine who thinks it is sexy or why they could ever think that. English people of my generation are probably different to older generations. One of the reasons we don't progress as a race is what is passed down the generations. Evolution goes quite slow.

Big Brother 6

BB6 Starts tonight, we'll likely be watching it. I'm not very enthusuastic about it this year. Maybe after watching the start I'll feel differently. I've got some stocks on the contestants in BBCi's Celebdaq. I made quite a killing on my Michael Jackson shares.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

More games

Bought some more games this week. Metroid Fusion for my GBA today. It's been a long while since I bought a GBA game. I picked up Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Rayman, Ace Combat 3 and Tekken 3 for PS recently. All great.

Domain Name

I purchased a personal domain name today. I'm setting up my other blog tool so that I can post to my personal webspace as a blog category. I am not sure what I'll do with this blog. I like it, so may well keep it for posts not going to my other blogs. Not that I've been very prolific this month.

No-Jogging this week

Feeling pretty bad because my jogging hasn't done too well lately, I stopped because I had developed a cold. Haven't really picked it up again. Must try tomorrow.


I've signed up to have a go with BBC - Celebdaq - mainly at the request of my wife who is very excited by it. Be interesting to see how I do.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Eurovision 2005

Printed out the BBC Eurovision score card. Cooked a curry. Drank some beer. Scored the acts. Enjoyed the commentary. Watched the results come in with mounting disbelief. My top act was Switzerland who started well but sank halfway through. Greece won but I had them in joint second with France and Spain. Maldova did well on my sheet too, so did Latvia. A good evening's entertainment all in all. I think it gets better each year, I'm SO glad that Jordan didn't compete - she might have done better than Javine though! Eurovision website.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Barbara Streisand

Saw a lookalike for the young Barbara Streisand today. She just needed the puffy hat like in Funny Girl.

Still Jogging

Well, I'm still managing to jog nearly every morning its practical. Today, on my lap, there was a burned out van. Made it look like I was jogging through a warzone. That's life on da street for you.

Baggies to Glory

I am so pleased that West Bromwich Albion have not been relegated. Good on you, you Baggies!

Gran Turismo 2

My nearest shops for secondhand games are both crap. So I drive 30 mins for a better shop. I buy several games but the prat serving me puts the wrong game in the case. I get home and realise the error. The following week I take the game back and exchange it, arranged on phone. However, it turns out that disk 2 of 2 is missing. What a pisser! Am I never to get Syphon Filter 2, is it any good?

Pause Problem Resolved

I took the memory card out and the game no longer pauses. Perhaps Tomb Raider II would have worked? Oh well, I took the PS version back and bought the PC version instead.

Monday, May 09, 2005

PlayStation Pause Problem

I've bought a few more old PS games over the weekend. The list includes Die Hard Trilogy, Alien Trilogy, Dino Crisis, Duke Nukem: Time To Kill and Syphon Filter 2. Actually, that's all of them! I'm having an issue with Die Hard Trilogy though - when I start a new game the PAUSE function keeps launching, its maddeningly interrupting. I had the same thing with Tomb Raider II and after taking it back and exchanging twice gave up on it and swapped it for something else. Having the same thing happen with another game leads me to think there is something more consistently wrong. Is it the controller? Should I try with a non-dual shock controller?

Saturday, May 07, 2005


So far this week I've run about 14 miles, averaging about 3 miles per day. Glad I'm doing it early in the morning. Enjoying it so far, hard work though but my thighs are not so tired as they were when I started.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Listening to Sabbath Bloody Sabbath tonight, while washing up! I've heard it a zillion times and it still amazes me. Wonderful music.

Derren Brown Video Game

We do like Derren Brown in our house, went to see him live a few weeks ago and it was great. Last night's episode of Mind Control was fantastic. The video game with zombies to shoot was scary and exciting to watch - best thing I've seen on TV for ages.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Tomb Raider: Legend

It's quite exciting to anticipate the arrival of a new Lara Croft adventure. Tomb Raider: Legend has a website where you can register to receive news and view exclusive content.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Bank Holiday Rant

This is going to sound petty and vindictive. Here it is... I was at a car boot sale today, looking around and checking out bargains - yeah that's what you do at car boot sales STUPID! I see a few PS2 games I wouldn't mind having, so I ask innocently enough how much they are - thinking I might be able to pick up 007 Everything Or Nothing or GT3 cheap. The teenager I asked was old enough to sell the games and said 7 quid. OK, that's what I'd pay in a shop for a pre-owned copy with guarantee. Here I get no guarantee. It's a car boot sale so haggling is what people do. I ask if he'll take 4 quid for a game. But just then his overbearing mummy buts in and asks which one, I say the 007 one and she says no way - and begins to justify her decision by saying its a recent game (which its not). OK I say and walk away happy not to give her anything. My wife said she could tell she wasn't going to come down on a price even before I asked. What are these stupid people doing at car boot sales? I offered a fair price, I could have justified it if I'd wanted too (hell, it's labelled 007 but Everything or Nothing was not associated with any Bond film). The best thing to do was to say OK and walk away, which I did. But man, I feel sorry for the kid having a mother like that - it made him look weak. He was lanky and ginger too, that doesn't help.