I love the internet!

3 really funny video’s on some of the sites I check daily so instead of putting them up here I’ll just add the links.

First (and funniest) over on Sore Thumbs they’ve got a great song by Thomas F. Wilson (Biff from Back to the Future) either go to their main page and find the 02 October 06 post or go Here

Next Angry Zen Master has a whole different take on the Thriller video Here

And finally Ctrl+Alt+Delete have a good one up about etiquette for men here

Peter Jackson signs Xbox deal

It’s all about crossing boundaries nowadays it seems, whether or not this is something that will work or not I’m undecided, but I’m all for good storytelling in games, so here’s hoping it turns into something good.

King Kong director Peter Jackson has agreed a deal with Microsoft to create what he describes as a “new form of interactive entertainment”.

The Oscar-winning film-maker said he would be creating a series based on the Halo video game franchise, created by Bungie Studios.

“I’m getting a little bored with films,” he said.

Don’t know what anyone else thinks, good thing or bad?

Read the rest of the story here

Gas-turbine powered laptops!

Sounds cool to me, we’ll have to wait and see I guess.

“A laptop that will run for three hours on battery charge will run for 15 to 20 years using the microengine and it should end up costing no more than current batteries,” said Professor Epstein.

He believes it could be available commercially within three to five years.

Full story here

Lego Star Wars II, The Original Trilogy

Now I never played the first one when it came out, but when i heard about the Original Trilogy version I thought it was going to have to be a must buy (I don’t buy games all that often, although I really enjoy playing them to begin with, I get bored of them easily and also frankly I’m a very poor gamer).
Then I saw the offer over at Amazon.co.uk and realising you can get £15 off the pre-ordered PC version, I thought why the heck not.

It was out in the UK on the 15th of this month, my copy arrived Monday morning, and even though I’ve not had much time to play it yet, I’ve made sure to get in a few hours for a first play through of some of the levels, and whilst not the most challenging game in the world and sometimes a little fiddly to control it’s a whole load of fun. Who wouldn’t wanna run round the death star as Chewbacca, with a Stormtroopers helmet on at a jaunty angle (to get through security doors) literally ripping enemies arms out of their sockets!

C’mon Original Star Wars, and Lego, what’s not to like.
Check out the trailer below to see what you’re missing.
(If you do get it on the PC, don’t forget to d/l the patch first, get it here)

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£100 to talk badges

I’ve added some badges to the 100 to talk range, they come in Standard size (2.25 inches), and Mini size (1 inch)

There are some more items in the same ranges including bags, cards, stickers and even underwear, check them out in the “stuff” section after going to your preferred currency here

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Just like to post a quick thanks for Oni over at onezumi.com for mentioning me in her post the other day.

Both Oni and Harknell were very helpful giving me lots of advice and info about why they chose the tablet pc they did when I was looking to get one a little while back.

To see one in action I’d recommend checking out the tutorial vids they’ve posted over at YouTube and in the tutorials section on their site.

Not good news

I don’t handle bad news like this very well so I hope everyone will forgive me for keeping this post short and wedging it between the usual nonsense and frivolity that gets put up here.

I’ve been pondering whether I should post this or not since I heard, not sure if it’s anything anyone else who doesn’t already know needs to hear, but here goes anyway.

I heard last week from a mutual friend that one of my best friends from school died in a car crash. News Article

I hadn’t spoken to him for a few years (only occasionally since we both went off to University, and that’s almost entirely my fault, as most of my friends and family will testify, I’m bad at keeping in touch at the best of times). I had assumed that at some point in the future we would just drift back into contact as easily as we drifted out, but I wish now I’d tried harder to stay in touch with him (as well as all of my old school friends, especially those who were such a big part of my life back then).
My best wishes go out to his family and everyone else affected by this, he will be missed.

It costs $100 to talk to me!

New Design added over at Icarus Ink.

During a chat in the pub with an I.T. friend of mine he mentioned whilst he’s on call it costs on average £100 to get throught the automated system (have you tried switching it off and back on again) and talk to him about getting your server fixed.

I think we’d all like to be able to charge some people we meet day to day that much for the privilege of a conversation, so I’ve made ‘It costs £100 to talk to me’ shirts, in Pounds, Dollars and Euros. If anyone wants a particular currency/language, let me know and I’ll be happy to add it to the range.

Go straight to the shirt Here or click the ad below to see all designs in the store.