Saturday, October 20, 2007

Daily Blog: Stupid computer.....


As a bit of a laugh last night i decided to "optimise" my computer...

...i started by cleaning up my HD and scrapping all my unused programmes and defragging my (C)drive, it went so damn well i though it may be a good idea to uninstall and reinstall my antivirus and this time only load the components i use and kill the ones i don't (like that stupid anti spam filter) after about 3 hours of installing later...i knew something was up...

...it turns out that because i hadn't opened the firewall to the various programmes and allowed them access that they were all auto quarantined as PUP's but because there were so damn many of them and because they were tied to so many of my systems primary functions (such as Hare to my RAM) that my whole damn computer decided to kick me in the dick and shut down.

So I've spent the day doing a full system restore and reinstalling every single damn programme & game back onto my comp.....including WoW, silkroad online & FFXI. Add to this that about 30% of my comps software was freeware from the Internet (like my 3GP MP4 converter & DVD shrink etc.) means that i've had to go looking for many of the programmes i use on a daily basis and re-download them.

So yea I'm an idiot...

But it has given me the opportunity to do a full backup of my system and optimise everything to a reasonable level. But i gotta say I'm STILL reinstalling WoW and its 101 patches of pain but none the less i still think it was worth it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Rant : Impatiant Asshats!!!



Those of you that know me or at least those of you that have read my work or spoken to me via the internet or even in person know that I am a very very patient man...

...OK stop laughing now please...

...but seriously i have a pretty even temper most of the time and can deal with most things with a spring in my step and a song in my heart, but after GMing on DominionWoW over the past two days i honestly feel like locating every single moronic ticketing, self involved, self edifying, self serving, supercilious, self centered, serving hacking, glitch exploiting asshat and planting my size 9 boot up there collective anus!

I should explain, recently we updated the server and as MOST people would expect we are having a few minor bugs and glitches. Many of our players have taken this in there stride (especially our donators who have been especially patient with us) but for most of people this is a time to cash in and be as big a fucktard as is humanly possible knowing that with the next restart they can change there IP and relogg and continue playing while there "evil twin" transfers there ill gotten gains to there shiny Poe faced new avatar once we scrub the bugs out of the system...

...I have to admit that despite the manipulative play and foul sportsmanship of this tactic I have to say at the very least this is a reasonable use of there time and although i cannot condone it at least you are not spending your entire time on the glitched server bitching like a two year old that just dropped there ice cream and yelling in the LFG channel that its all unfair and how the GM's suck and if they were in charge this would never have happened...

...THIS IS WHERE MY PATIENTS FAILS! if we post an announcement that tells you EXACTLY what the problem is and that we are trying our very best to fix it why oh why oh why do you then spend 5+ hours complaining that "nufing werks GM u fix it plx!"

seriously i need to know....i mean if there is a good reason I'll happily shut up, but given the fact we give you every damn thing in the game and the gold to buy it with i have to ask the question...

Were you born a lazy bastard or is it something you had to work on?


to quote a truly great man:
"You people are so full of shit if we gave you an enema there wouldn't be enough of you to bury in a matchbox."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Music for all: Jonathan Coulton's My monkey



I have fallen in love with this song and its Sims video, i though id share it with you all and let you enjoy its mellow beat and rhythm.
Any of you from PSPC & GameingCrazy will know i have a long standing gag based on my "article monkeys" so his kinda has a special place in my heart.

so Lady's and gents without further buggering about i present My monkey by Jonathan Coulton.

How To: Region Free Your DVD player


DVD Player Hack! - Click here for funny video clips

Distressingly easy isn't it...
but again it works and it woks so damn well its silly, I'm presently watching a number of different discs from around the world happily on my little Philips DVD player and the process is not only reversible but so bloody easy its insulting!

Remember folks as the man said this only works for REGIONS not FORMAT, NTSC Discs will only work in NTSC machines and PAL Discs only work in PAL machines.

now I'm off to watch Ghost in the shell the way it was intended...see ya later!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

World of WTF?!?: New Toyota Advertisement



Now I realise that WoW has got a slightly older player base and i realise that 99% of advertising company's would want to sink there stinking claws into this tasty market share and put in some utterly stupid product placing but i have got to say.....WTF?!

Don't get me wrong the ad itself is all kinds of funny and although the made a number of mistakes (attacking a friendly world dragon much guys?) i have to give them credit for at least trying to stay in the spirit of the game and injecting a little humour into there product placement...

...but surly the warrior should have got the plated redneck mobile?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday again....so bring on the Insanity!



Feeling a little odd today so instead of doing something utterly pointless to welcome in the new week i decided to hot this weeks gaming news running.

Well here we go, first things first "good" news for Sonic fans that own a Wii as of this weekend Sonic has been confirmed as a character in the upcoming Super Smash Brawl game. In all honesty i realy don't see the point as in my humble opinion the Mario & Sonic Olympics should be more than enough of the steroid enhanced mammal and Brooklyn plumber shenanigans for anybody.

But seriously Olympic games with Mario and Sonic....what is this 1984? I mean am i the only one that remembers that Mario is supposed to be a 40 something plumber from Brooklin? as for Sonic the idea of a naked blue steroid enhanced erinaceinae (oooh big word) that should be well into his 80's (in hedgehog years) as a symbol of Olympic excellence dosen't realy appeal...

...oh well at least its an accurate comparison to modern athletes...


oh screw it i need a level of madness on a monday...have some badass Mario!



(ignore the frankly stupid video...i am unwilling to post the "R" rated version on my blog)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Having a bad day......


Ok so i woke up this morning and had a truly MASSIVE hangover...

...perhaps a little stupid as Ive been on antibiotics this week but still...

...anyway im feeling a little low because i had a bit of a row with one of Dominions Admin's (sorry longfoot) over something totally stupid and got kinda uppity about fixing my various "cock-ups" so early in the morning...

...Suffused to say I'm NOT a morning person so this is kinda an apology to Long and Deej and in my own defence it was 9am on a Sunday and I relay wasn't at my best...

Basically the whole thing comes down to the XBOX's unending desire to logg you on to MSN every goddamn time you boot a game...
...As a GM i like to unwind when I'm not online and play a few games without 500+ people screaming about there gear and talents on WoW and I cant help but feel my own bloody console won't let me do that!

I even at my personal setting to offline so I'm encouraging conversation during my "down time" but the F**KING THING WONT LET ME!!!...

...Ok baby rant over but still, you know what i mean, I realise that I'm in high demand and that time zones are a pain in the ass and for that alone I'm sorry for being short with you all this morning...

...peace y'all

(as Gaijin and Naz who i GM along side during the GMT shift would tell you all I normally wait until i've had some coffee and food so i feel like a human being before logging into WoW to GM, and normally have the patients of a saint with people but today was a BAD day...)
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