so true…

Posted December 2nd, 2008 by
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“…if TV broadcast the kind of material you see in the press – if it paid women in lingerie to recount graphic celebrity fuck’n’tell stories, or shoved its cameras up the skirts of girls exiting taxis so viewers could wank to the sight of their knickers, or routinely broadcast grossly misleading and openly one-sided news reports designed to perpetuate fear and bigotry – if the box in the corner smeared that shit on its screen for 10 seconds a night, it’d generate a pile of complaints high enough to scrape the crust from the underside of Mars.”

Charlie Brooker, from here.

SOAD

Posted September 3rd, 2008 by
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One of my ipod-listening habits is rating all my music while listening to it, the better to make smrt playlists with just the good stuff if I feel so inclined.

Well, after listening to an album’s-worth of System of a Down (no idea which at this point), I was unimpressed enough to consider it worth an uninformed rant on the dormant blog.

System of a Down; Illiterate, Whiny, Suicide-Metal Nonsense.

Nonsense is an underrated word.

Dilbert…

Posted June 15th, 2008 by
Categories: Media, Web, Webcomics

So for those of you who care about such things, I have lately been appalled by the new Dilbert Flash Website, which seems to have significantly less utility than its predecessor.

Imagine my surprise then at discovering a competent way of viewing new strips without the flash wankery at dilbert.com/fast . A simple page with nothing but the strip (as a downloadable GIF at last check), a couple of back/ forward arrows and a calendar panel to view previous strips. Highly recommended!

Crap Poker

Posted May 12th, 2008 by
Categories: Games, Random

Yes, its time for an increasingly infrequent update!

Introduced to me by some friends last week, Crap Poker is a great way of recycling and disposing of your unwanted junk. Recipe below…

1. Gather all the unwanted junk that you don’t want from around your house. Have friends do the same.

2. Congregate at someone’s house. Bring the Crap with you.

3. Gather round a table. Write a slip of paper for each item you have brought [eg. Animatrix VHS, CD Rack].

4. Around the table, allocate a number to each item, value 1-3 [3 being highest]. VHS tapes are usually 1, DVDs may be 1 or 2 depending on content, a PC desk may be 3.
5. Use the bits of paper as poker chips, with values as set previously. You may require a pack of cards at this point. The maximum numeric crap unit value bet in a hand is 10.
The great thing about this game is that you may find yourself wanting to A) lose to get rid of stuff you don’t want, and also B) win to get something that your opponent is nuts to want rid of ‘cos its great [and in so doing pick up your crap again].

The game can be brought to a more interesting end by playing the final hand ‘blind’ – cards are dealt face down, you can swap cards twice but you are not allowed to look at what you have until after bidding is concluded. A good, but risky way of attempting to get rid of your final pile of junk.

Everyone should watch…

Posted April 25th, 2008 by
Categories: Comedy, Media, Politics, Web

Newstopia has been described as an Australian successor to The Day Today, and is very comedy…

Google Video Link

The Youtube higher-res video thinger

Posted March 8th, 2008 by
Categories: Media, TechStuff, Web, Youtube

Having got round to buying and watching Once, I had a wee look around youtube for clips and found their Oscar acceptance speech, closely followed by a performance of Falling Slowly backstage at Sundance. I then got around to trying the Youtube URL manipulation for higher-resolution clips, given the quality of the clip presented. Compare and Contrast; the previous link at standard res, and this one using the MP4 codec. I was pretty impressed really, there’s far more definition in both video and sound quality…

Incidentally, Once is great…

This still amuses me…

Posted February 11th, 2008 by
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Multiversity

Well…

Posted December 25th, 2007 by
Categories: Random, Web

…is it?

In 2 weeks, it will be 10 years since 1998…

Posted December 19th, 2007 by
Categories: Random, Rant, travel

Yes, we’re all old!

Also, I’m afraid i’m not going to make it across the sea for new year, for the first time in some… um, time. My timings have kinda screwed up this year, and attached to financey things it just didn’t work. Hopefully I’ll see y’all sometime during the year. Aside from anything else, I need my WO fix!

Crowbar++

Posted November 25th, 2007 by
Categories: Nowt, soundArt, TechStuff, Uncategorized, Work

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