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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 cometh!

Years about to end and a new ones about to hit!  For me it'll be in about 5 and a half hours.  So for everyone in America I'll be able to tell you what the new year will be like since I'm technically in the FUTURE.  From the looks of it it'll probably be raining.

I recently started watching Merlin, a tv show from the UK about Merlin and Arthur when they were younger.  So far I'm enjoying it.  Has a similar feel to another series I watched called Legend of the Seeker.  That show was brilliant.  The interesting thing about that one was its based off a book series, but the tv series is very heavily censored.  I know of most of the stuff that were removed and to be honest I have zero issue with it.  It ended up making the show into a great adventure.  Unlike Game of Thrones which is extremely faithful to the book series, something I was very pleased with as I love the books series.

So anyway, this year I plan to start looking for work again as it looks like my cat SHOULD be ok now.  I can happily shift my thoughts away from him instead of constantly keeping an eye on him.  Got very stressful.  With luck I'll be working again by the end of the month.  With more luck some rich person gives me a million lol.  Jeds probably trapped between multiple fat women at his job.  Send him your love with smirks!

 Have a good new year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Left 4 YEAH!

Well we've finally done it.  We've gone back to L4D.  The only problem is we werent prepared with the sound options.  All the other games we've played were fine, but L4D was a bit picky.  I'd stuffed up and made my voice volume waaaaaay too loud, so I was blasting whenever I spoke and also coming out a little distorted to the others.  Thanks for telling me about that 3/4 into the damn game you noobs!  I also had everyones voices set to lower also which really didnt help.  I did my best to raise/lower volumes in each parts of the clip, manually adjusting mine which took fooooorreeeeeveeeeeerrrrr.  The other issue was mine and Jeds clips were in different resolution and also different compressions, so that gave me no end of headaches to try and get this stupid clip to look as it finally did.  I think I compressed and recompressed about 16 times with different settings.  Anyway I think I'm good for the next lot of clips since I know what to expect and how to bypass them without fiddling too much.  The next maps we get to play we'll have it sorted perfectly.

So heres the first clip.  It was meant to be uploaded for christmas but yeah, piece of shit.  For now its only visible from my blog as a little thank you for coming and reading our boring shit.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and stuff!

I was actually waiting for Jed to make a christmas post but he never did cause he's a slacker!  So heres mine instead.  With luck most of you got sick from eating too much while at family or friend parties.  Lots of cake is the best way to feel sick.  Me?  Well not much has changed.  Still looking for a job, still suffering my rancid sister being here and wondering when the hell she plans to leave.  The past week with her has been a total nightmare.  Even my parents beg me not to get into an argument with her when they leave the house.  Tell her that.  She's the whore who comes looking for me.

My cat is healing well, although still has a few issues he's dealing with.  You have no idea how happy I am that he's still here for christmas.  I can pretty much ignore all the SHIT thats been sent my way over the past few months because he's still here and I get to play with him.  So he's my little christmas miracle.

The other day I found a little scrawny kitten hiding under my car.  It was raining so she was taking shelter.  I spent about 2 hours trying to coax it out but managed to succeed in the end.  She was really thin.  I'm almost convinced she's a stray.  I gave her some food and company and the kitten was super affectionate.  Anytime I went upstairs to go inside she would mew loudly at me, which would cause me to go back and play with her.  She'd hurt her back leg somehow too so she was a little ginger on it.  I decided I'd ask a few friends to see if any would be interested in adopting her.  I found one friend who was eager to take her.  The next day however the kitten didnt return.  I havent seen her in about 3 days now.  So either she has a home somewhere, or has roamed off in a different direction looking for something.  We'll see if she returns.

The amount of friends I've had to listen to who have complained about spending christmas alone etc has been pretty funny.  These guys cant go 1 month without being with someone before they turn to jelly.  I'm the total and exact opposite.  I actually do my best not to get into relationships.  I'm super happy as I am without any distractions.  I mean at one stage sure I'll probably decide to do a little search for a possible candidate.  But for now?  Fuck that.  I've got too many games to finish, too many books to read, too many movies to watch.  Dont need any distractions.

On finishing this up, Jed and I hoped to have a video uploading for christmas.  Sadly the plan got delayed slightly as the PIECE OF SHIT has been giving me some wretched issues when editing.  I mean its stuff neither of us have seen before.  I know how to get around them now but its been an uphill battle.  My fingers are crossed for tomorrow so lets hope I manage to wrestle it into submission.  We're pretty sure you're all going to love it.  So merry christmas!  Go eat some cake!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sanctum Review

Been a little while since my last update.  Miserable bunch of weeks.   But for the moment Jed and I finally finished the Sanctum review we've been wanting to put up for ages.  It took way more work then we wanted.  Dont think we'll be making another review for a long time to come.  Also we have something special coming for christmas for you lot.  Hopefully I get it ready by christmas.  If not you'll get something to enjoy the day after.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What a week

Probably the worst week I've had ever.  Last week my cat got into a serious fight with some other cat.  He had a bunch of scratches on him but he seemed just fine.  Later the day though he was totally out of it.  But sometimes after a big fight he just wants to sit and do nothing for a day or so, not eating or anything.  So I figured thats how he was again.  None of his wounds looked infected so I thought he'd gotten lucky this time.

Come the night of the second day I realized he was not ok.  He wasnt eating, he wasnt talking, he'd hardly move, his eyes were glazed over and not focusing on anything.  I'd try to coax him into eating something or drinking something.  He'd have a sip of water and then just drop back to the floor like he had no energy in his legs.  That was when I noticed one of the wounds he got on his upper chest had swollen with infection.  To me it looked like he was just waiting to die, he was that bad.

Took him to the vet the next morning.  He'd been the same guy who had been looking after my cat for the past 10 years.  He wasnt too hopeful when he saw him.  He told me theres probably a good chance he wont make it through the night.  That was like a punch to the face.It really did look like he wouldnt make it.  Taking into account the infection, he'd also gotten a really bad fever, and of course he's 16.  Cats are usually like 11-13 or something.  I thought this is it.  My cats been so lucky over the years that his luck has finally run out.  He should of lost his tail long ago, he should of lost an ear, he should of gotten cancer from an infection in his cheek, I mean the list goes on.  But he kept bouncing back to the surprise of the vet each time.

The last 4 days he's been at the vets.  I've been an absolute mess.  Slept maybe twice at best for a few ours each during those 4 days.  I couldnt stand the thought of him dying in this way.  Totally heartbreaking.  But today is the 5th day and I'm happy to say he's mostly better now.  His fevers gone, the infection is gone, he's bright, eating, chatting heaps with us, he's just really happy.  So glad he's alright.    The vet bill however was fairly brutal.  $1350.  Lets ignore the almost 2 grand I've spent over the last 4 months as well from a previous infection he got in his ear.  As of right now I cant afford shit.  I need to get a job quickly and hopefully in the next couple months I find one I'm happy to go to.  We'll see.  At the moment though, ignoring how broke I am, my cat is fine.  And thats all that matters to me.  The vet said his blood test levels all looed like those of a much younger cat.  He's so healthy.  Heres a picture of him finally at home on this 5th day.  Happily relaxed after eating a plate of grilled fish.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Damn cat

So 6 months of almost constant vet trips for a few issues he had, finally his last injury seems to be almost healed.  I would have guessed a week at most for the grazed part on his shoulder to be gone.  And then yesterday he gets into a fight.  Not just any fight.  From the look of him it was a massive one.  He had a dozen scratches on him, and his front leg is sore to walk on.  Poor thing hasnt eaten today, just lay there all day.  He's moved a couple times but thats about it.  Now I'm just hoping none of the scratches flare up with infection in the next couple days or I'm royally screwed into more vet trips which at this point I really cant afford. 

Other then that I'm hoping to have a game related video up this week.  In the meantime heres a couple pics for fun.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Douche Files

My latest toy series while Jed and I get the video game clips sorted out.  Hope you enjoy it as its on par with the rest of my poorly made shit!

Friday, December 2, 2011

This is a Triumph

Cyber Monday sucked didn't it? Was I the only one who noticed? Terrible. Newegg had the audacity to carry their Cyber Monday deals over to Tuesday. As if anyone still wanted to look at that list.

One neat thing Cyber Monday did though was put all Virgin Mobil phones half off! So I thought I been a rather good boy this year and try something new. I picked up the Motorola Triumph. Or, let me rephrase that. Someone PUNCHED the Motorola Triumph. Just look at these horrible quality photos.

Someone raged quit on this phone. The shipping box it came in was fine so I think this happened pre-shipping. Either crushed, stepped on, or just thrown. Who knows. The phone itself seems to perform ok but I think the vibrator in it is broken.  It makes more noise than motion.

The larger screen is great though. Its so nice having all the extra finger room now. But sadly its not as good at the Optimus V's display in terms of deep colors, dark shadows, and proper hue. Which is weird cause when this phone was in preview everyone thought the screen was great. What happened I wonder.

I have 30 days to decide to keep it so I'll play with it some more. Whats that old saying? Quality over Quantity? We shall see. 


So stuff has been all over the place lately.  Some annoying stuff, some decent stuff, nothing spectacular though.  I have a few videos I hope to upload soon.  Some others that are way over due and starting to give me the feeling they're cursed.  Jed and I got a new ventrilo server to see how it goes since steam is horribly lagged in voice support now days.  Sadly its a bit dodgy too.  First day we used it the thing was fine.  Yesterday when we used it there was a 2 second delay, which wouldnt go away no matter what servers we switched to.  Useless world.

For now though I saw this cool video that shows off an add-on for some browsers for youtube.  It basically shows how a bar under each video in the recommended list on the right with green and red to represent positive and negative votes.  So you can avoid all the really crap clips without needing to click on them.  The links to the add-ons for some of the browsers are in the description of the clip below.  I seriously cant use youtube again without this.