Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Monday, December 29, 2003
If anyone got a polyphonic phone for christmas (or like me you bought one for someone else!) they may be interested in this - my 1st WAP site - w00t!
Basically I wanted somewhere I could host midi files so I could download to a WAP phone without using a cable - tagtag.com does that (and has a huge free ringtone and gfx library) for free.
DOH! - actual link is to a WAP emulator showing the page - to get there using your phone you need:
Thursday, December 25, 2003
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
I'm just sorry there's only one...
And since it's now Christmas eve - is this true?
Happy Christmas, One And All! (or should that be "all two?")
And yes, the seller would actually appear to work for us... how ungrateful!
(But if he gets 15 quid for it, my nana won't be getting it for Christmas after all..... )
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Monday, December 22, 2003
I also had a link for regular readers that was someone completing Super Mario 3 in 11 minutes, but the page is in Japanese and I can't translate the right link. If you're interested it's somewhere here
All this morning's links have been blogged from this month's Edge magazine, which is in the shops now kids! It makes a great Christmas gift, and is available from all good newsagents now...
You'd think the fact that it had "Adults Only" all over it, and "Not for Kids" stickers might be there to provide a hint. God bless America!
And here's the link
Sunday, December 21, 2003
Just the picture archive you've always wanted, I'm quite sure!
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Of course, if you enjoy other people's misfortunes, you can read about them too -- but none of our high-minded readers would ever do that, right?
Basically it's a PDF form which you must print, fill in (one of the questions being "which phone number do you use to connect to the net?"!), attach printed copies of offending email and post via snail mail back to them! WTF?
Obviously communicating at blinding speed like this will help to eradicate spam very, very soon.
Friday, December 19, 2003
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Interestingly, the article doesn't mention that GTA was originally intended as an Amiga game to be released in '95, but was dropped for the PC and PSX, due to the declining Amiga market.
<pedantry>The BBC also manages to show it can't tell the difference between GTA - the game in question - and GTA3 - a much later fully-3D sequel.</pedantry>
"Rockstar also plans to release Manhunt for Xbox(TM) and the PC..."
Manhunt is, of course, the game New Zealand banned. How could that not be good?
They wouldn't just kill you on the spot.
The Best Ninja's ever (TM) includes how you could improve films just by adding ninjas. IE Perfect Storm is about "Sword Fishermen" and then it's got badly ps'd ninja's on the boat with George. *Very* funny...
This has nothing to do with Ninja's! mm has posted before I threw down the gauntlet! pah! And I can't find the funniest ninja site ever (TM)...!
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Channel 4 newsreader Zora Suleman claims the BBC won't employ her due to her chest size.
Surely there are worse ways to spend the licence fees?
Safe for work, unless you've spent all day reading the links on here already...
programming environment is brilliant at creating 3d animations. Not only that it is an ideal introduction to the concepts of programming for the non programmer.
BTW I found this link via the one I posted the other day.
PS Handy Hint: When referring to an earlier post you can link to it using the permalink feature. The post time link (the 12:38 PM bit in the tab above) on each post contains a shortcut to itself. So you can use this to link to it from another post.
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
January 22nd, 2004 marks the start of the year of the monkey. This could well lead to rise a in
but who can
? What is certain is that the event is to be celebrated by the issue of
new stamps in Hong Kong.
One of my favourite games of last year is getting a sequel.
The article mentions "more of the same" - 1930's cars and period Jazz being all very nice, but thinking of the Godfather flicks, surely a 50's setting could work rather nicely too?
End of gaming news, back to the usual oddness!
The first video game I played would probably be Taito's Space Invaders in a cafe.
The first computer game, however... That's tricky. Possibly Blitz on the VIC20 - Dixons used to always leave it running in their old location in Durham.
One notes that despite Haitians being "like a sitting duck" (see Friday), and despite this protest being well publicized in advance, no-one jacked a car and mowed the crowd down.
I dunno, kids today...
Ironically, it's much easier to set up and use UAE than it is to get old DOS games to run on a modern PC.
Edit: Just to clarify, that's not a direct link. Do NOT under any circumstances download the files, as then the person serving them would be breaking copyright law, and you may get them into trouble.
Can we have some more stories about monkeys hiding chickens in trees and riding around on the backs of pigs for Christmas please dad...??
Combine this with The Killer List of Videogames and impress your friends with your limitless knowledge of 80's Spectrum games...
FYI The first computer game I played was "Wumpus" on the Acorn Atom, I think. Ah, I love the fresh smell of wumpus in the morning...
p.s. I'm still looking for that knights wandering about chopping legs off title for the Amiga/PC....
Cell-shaded Doom, anyone?
Monday, December 15, 2003
Here are some mildy amusing latin names for stuff.
That sound like d1ck5 and f4nn13s.
So, what would be a collection of links?
A chain of links, perhaps?
Then again, this is the internet -- perhaps something referring to dogs would be more appropriate...
Or a pack of highly trained sharks, with frikkin' lasers on their heads.
Did you know a bunch of crows is called a murder...??
Sunday, December 14, 2003
Saturday, December 13, 2003
DHL Delivers... even in Iraq.
On November 22, a DHL Airbus 300 was hit by two shoulder-launched ground-to-air missiles.
Amazingly, the pilots got the remains of the 'plane back to earth in one big piece (and, presumably, lots of little pieces made it by themselves).
Friday, December 12, 2003
If the gameplay's anywhere near as solid as the GTA series, I'll be hoping for a PC version.
Then you'll have been subjected to the alleged subliminal messages to "kill all Haitians".
You can find some Haitians here.
In the endless pirate-vs-protection battle, UbiSoft in association with Safedisc have devised yet another way to keep the public dishonest. In a master stroke, they've used an update patch to the PC version of Rainbox Six 3 to add protection to make it fail for people using software such as Alcohol 120% and daemontools.
Of course, if you're one of those evil, wicked, bringing-about-the-end-of-civilization-as-we-know-it pirates who warezed the game, you'll just pick up the no-cd crack that has this problem "fixed".
Apparently, PC versions "Prince of Persia - Sands of Time" and "XIII" suffer similar issues.
So, no problem for pirates, mucho hassle for the people that bought the games -- pure genius!
NB Do not under any circumstances use the admin pages to change the site yourself. Unless you want to become someone's cell biatch as you will almost definitely be breaking UK law!
EDIT In the couple of minutes it took me to post this the site has now become NSFW!
Of course if he (the subject of the story not Merg!) lived in Bangkok (where else?) he could have got it fixed by the finest surgeons in that particular
field of medicine. Alternatively being a welder surely some DIY might help.
A) Spend years building up your organisation's journalistic credentials OR
B) Spoof the URL and turn this site into the BBC, Reuters or indeed anything. Hint: after clicking on one of
these links look in your address bar. Works in IE only.
For an explanation of this see here.
f'rinstance 10th december links for
Thursday, December 11, 2003
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the family's fat fetishist? Then look no further. BBW Figurines - The Perfect Gift for Big Beautiful Women and their Admirers as it says on the tin.
Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Friday, December 05, 2003
Thursday, December 04, 2003
Wednesday, December 03, 2003
I believe the first time I built a website combining templates and pulling info from a back end database was back in about 1995-6. First one I did with php and mySQL in particular was about 2-3 years ago. Granted not a blog but it would be very, very easy to do so. The words granny, suck, teaches, eggs and don't are swirling around my mind right now for some reason :)
I'm just playing with the template seeing what can be done. I really wanted to change the horrible orange look but just started fiddling as you do. It will probably go - but expect more strange behavour (from the page not me!) over the next week or so.
That code breaks spectacularly on the 'Update' post too :)
Hmmm.... figures out way to insert random pr0n images for maximum squirm factor :)
Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Anyway seeing the name made me remember this one - a god fearing, alien believing, paranormal book writing, military serving Milor. I can't think of a scarier combo - and he's bound to be a relative. I can only hope he doesn't bother with the family tree thing or we may end up with him on the doorstep one day.
EDIT: Now with added link goodness - D'OH!