Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blue screen of Death

Recently my computer blue screened on me after I woke it up from hibernation. For some reason this time it chose to sit at 100% cpu usage for around 5 minutes before finally deciding to fix itself by blue screening.

This got me thinking, how many of our computer related sayings have been coined by someone in the original dot com boom and have carried over to a time and place many many years later?

I all so decided that it was likely to be caused by the ram or the cpu. I guess we will never know though as it hasn't happened again as of late.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


God of War 2 is everything as brilliant as GoW. Ive only started playing this today. But I can say for certain that it is dam exciting.

If anything its slightly more complicated then the first one and seemingly needs me to think about what I am doing more. But I like that. However, the combat is very similar if not the same. Still love to button mash and easily cleave my way though the game on normal.

There is heaps more back story now. Its almost as if the designers paid special attention to ensuring that as many of the myths and legends were incorporated into the game as possible.

Over all I'd very much recommend playing this game It should only be like $5 at some trade-in place, So you should definitely check it out.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Ive decided to take some time out from Fallout: New Vegas and get back into TF2 and oh man so many more weapons and hats. I cant believe I haven't played this more often. Got a bunch of new weapons and they are awesome.

But on a side note, Ive noticed an extreme sensitiviy difference between both these games.in FNV I play with a mouse sensitivity of like 3 or 4 blocks and TF2 its set at around 8. But what Ive noticed is if I move the mouse a similar amount on both games, my man spins wildly in  FNV and no where near asmuch in TF2. I have to change my mouse down to the lowest DPI manually (Yay G5) to get FNV to play sensibly.

Anyone noticed anything similar?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

God of War

So as I suggested before, I blew the dust out my Ps2 and started playing God of War again.

Turns out that I had a memory card with a partially completed game on it and well, sure as hell I planted my ass and clocked this game again and I tell you what I'd forgotten about how excellent this game was. The smooth movement of the fighting system or the overall straight killing machine-ness that Kratos is.

One aspect that I didn't fully appreciate when I first played this is the almost 0 load time this game has. I can think of more then several times that I got stuck in one area and continuously died for about 15 minutes until finally getting through. This was made much more bearable by the almost instant return to game play instead of pissing about at a lolyourdead screen.

Definitely worth another play if your looking to break out your ps2 again.

Friday, November 12, 2010

No work.

So I am still unemployed and its not looking like that is going to change anytime soon unfortunately. So in the mean time I am working on expanding my CV in between hours of playing Fallout NV and TF2. Soon I may begin to properly rename my various files and movies as well as deleting old crap thats no longer needed. The GF isnt very impressed at the minute but she has full time work and therefore wont be seeing me slothing it up on the computer during the day.

I might also crack out the ps2 we have lying around for some laughs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Yus I love it when its sunny much like today. It better be sunny where you are.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Oh man I have so much time on my hands I keep forgetting to update my blog. Today I helped my brother pull the engine out of his car in preparation for some heavy modifications in the future and an entrant to local club events. He recently got a roll cage welded in and it looks mad.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Officially on holiday as of tomorrow. Driving 5 hours to my parents house to eat their food and use their hot water for a week. It's a pretty sweet deal when I go home.
On a side note I bought  Fallout: New Vegas and its dame sweet. very similar to F3, because of the same engine, but all the movements and actions have been refined. Definitely recommend it to people who enjoyed the first one.


Man jobs are hard to come by. I'm pretty much applying to everywhere that says situations vacant and I will work just about anywhere, doing anything. but sadly no one wants to give me any.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


its like day 2 of my holidays and I am already a little bored. I should be out looking for a job but I dunno there isnt much happening in my town. Guess Ill just keep applying to places. Also Fallout new Vegas looks interesting I may pay that a visit.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Are over! Its meanist now. I get to relax n veg out for like 3 or 4 days. Just have to sort out my life for the summer now. Find a job. Somewhere new to live. Get some mad cashmoney coming in. It should be good and I cant wait.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Last 2 exams ever are tomorrow and Friday. I'm fairly prepared for them but more revision doesn't hurt. Also 14 hour study days are terrible. been at it hardcore since last friday and I cant wait for it to be over.

Friday, October 22, 2010

mmmm Study

Its a glorious day here where I live. And as I sit here on my study break I gaze out the windows of the 6th floor building I am holed up, I can see many other less stressed students lounging about on sofas and couches they have brought outside. Many are shirtless and seeking a tan. While others have donned singlets and are enjoying a cold beer around midday. I assume because its 5 o'clock somewhere. While I have to wait another 5 or 6 hours for my delicious beer with dinner. Ahh the life of a Grad student.

Have a Picture of a fish that I found on this computer its pretty big and I imagine it was tasty.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Time has come to pull finger and get some serious studying done. My classmates are so intense that there is already a study group arranged and we are going to smash that study out. It should be good though, last two exams ever in my university career. But besides that its Also a semi crappy day with random raining bits. Can look out side my bedroom window and see dark ominous clouds and then look out the other side of the house from the bathroom and see patches of lovely blue sky. All kinds of wacky at the moment.

In a matter of 10 days this will be me or one of my friends.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just another lazy day

I'm feeling so lazy today I dont even know what to do aye. I should be studying for my last finals ever but I really cant be bothered.

This is basically what I feel like doing today. I also kinda want a puppy now.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mmm Tv

I recently discovered Breaking Bad, I can't believe how good this show is. I'm seriously disappointed with how long it took for me to find this but I'm glad I did. Its a great a concept and carried out amazingly.

Its pretty much perfect procrastination material and everyone should watch it

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Almost Summer

Just a small one today as I have elsewhere to be. It was an awesome last few days recently, but today it got all crap and rainy which is lame.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


So I am totally coming towards the end of my University studies and am now wondering where to go from here. I have an amazing girl that i don't want to leave but no real job here in my student town. Sure some summer jobs become open once the students leave but now that I'm a qualified scientist I want to avoid working in retail...

There are a few science jobs going on here but they are mostly part time. or to like cover someones maternity leave. which puts me between a rock and a hard place...

In case you hadn't figured I enjoy car racing and all kinds of related car retardedness.

Monday, October 11, 2010