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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Almost there

I've mentioned in the past how I've been sending off my digital camera for repairs because its absolutely useless and shit, typical sony product.  This is the 4th time I've sent it.  But I finally got a call today from the repair people saying they have decided to replace it with a brand new camera instead of repairing it again.  About fucking time!  Pretty sure they were only doing this stupid dance because they thought I had a year warranty on it, not 5, so they would have to keep this up for a long time.

Anyway, the lady calls me and says they have a replacement model and tell me its the sony TF1 camera.  I have a TX10.  So I thought for a moment and remember looking through a bunch of reviews in the past and thought it sounded familiar, and was pretty sure it was a low end model.  So I ask the lady to give me the specs of it.  So she goes its waterproof, 16mp and 4x zoom, all exactly like your camera.  I pretty much realized right there that she probably had no idea.  So I check online and find out its not only inferior to mine in almost every category, but its also half the price.  They cant swap mine since its discontinued, so they decided since its 2 years old they'll just round the original price down to 1/3 and get a camera that costs that much, and this is the only other waterproof camera listed on the sony site.   I mean just for example, I paid $480 for the camera, you can buy it for just under $400 at the moment.  The one they were trying to palm onto me goes for like $220 or so.  Its also only 720p 30fps where as mine is 1080p 60fps.  INFERIOR CCD lens to my CMOS one.  Also 1 photo per second where as mine bursts 10 shots per second.  And a bunch more other stuff.

I asked her if I'm not happy with this can I select something else comparable.  She said that should be fine.  So I go to the store, they hand me the camera they were told to give me, I run my long list of reasons why its not an option.  The guy agreed with me.  So now I have to wait till tomorrow for them to hear back from the other guys who are making the warranty rules.  He said it should be fine and I should be able to get the camera I want.  Should.  We'll see how it goes.  I'm also going to lose my extra 2 years warranty.  Love it.  But yeah, I told them I either get the camera of my choice which is the panasonic TZ40, which is on par with what my current camera costs now, or they can give me the updated model of my camera which is the sony T20.  Thats their only options.  I refuse to be handed a rubbish downgraded waste of space camera.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

It tastes like glitter

I've got a penchant for always looking at things closely.  Whether it be a joypad or a remote control or even a glass of water, I always look at it to make sure its not gross.  If it is I either clean it or refuse to touch it if its not mine.  Water though you cant really clean that.  Although its rare, sometimes you're offered a glass of water or you pour yourself a cup and omg theres a hair in it.

Lately I've noticed little flecks in the water.  Our water is usually very clean so I was unsure if it was that or just something to do with the bottle etc.  But a couple weeks back or so I filled up the water container and looked into it and noticed little bits of stuff.  Maybe the rain had something to do with stirring things up, not sure.  But it annoyed me greatly.  So I went shopping for a couple things I've always been curious about.

I grabbed these.  The first one was an easy installation on the kitchen tap.  Water trickles out of it at about half the power since its being filtered inside.  But you can switch it back so the water pours out strongly and ignores the filtered device.  Thats useful for certain things.  But the second container thing, that one is awesome.  Fill it up, water trickles down the middle part and is all clean and waiting for you.  Its just so fresh and CRISP tasting.  One of the best things I've ever bought.  The filters last for about 3months or so.  Theres a little LED indicator that will tell you when it needs to be replaced.  It'll cost like $40-50 or something a year on filters which is nothing when taking into account how nice the water tastes.  So yeah, thumbs up from me.  BRITA, I love you.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Catching up on stuff

I've got a super long list of games and movies that I need to catch up on. Its pretty daunting for sure.  Currently playing Dead Space 3 with Royce and plan to upload those clips soon.  Finished Tales of Graces F, pretty decent game.  I'm a bit of a fan of the Tales Of games.  Theres some shit ones which I've avoided, but some class ones.  At the moment recently started Tales of Xillia.  Pretty large change in the series.

Other than that I've been trying to catch up on a bunch of movies I've always wanted to watch.  Yesterday I finally saw Night of the Living Dead, way back from 1968.  While I've seen plenty of zombie movies from the 80s and onwards, I still had plenty of older films I never got around to watching.  I thought it was pretty cool.  Considering when it came out it must of had a pretty solid impact on viewers.  The Haunting from 1963, I really enjoyed that one.  Excellent film.   The Innocents, 1961.  Rosemary's Baby, 1968 had a really nice flow to it.  Very enjoyable.  And also Vincent Price's 1963 film,  The Haunted Palace which I totally loved.  Despite my huge adoration of him I have yet to watch quite a few of his films.  I have Dr Philes on list for sometime this week.  I need to re-watch a few of Christopher Lee's films too at some stage.  And a bunch of older Hammer films.  The 1960's really was an amazing time for movies.  They still had that stage acting feel that movies today dont have.  But yeah, so many films

One thing I'm still disgusted with myself is I still havent had the chance to sit down and watch all of the Twilight Zone episodes.  I grabbed the bluray releases of the original series.  Some amazing transfers and extras on those.  Just need to sit down and go through those.  I've seen all the ones made later though during the 80s I think it was.  Including the enjoyable Outer Limits seasons.  Only last year I managed to catch up on the Ray Bradbury series, who unfortunately died the week after I completed viewing all the episodes.  Plus The Night Gallery, a pretty entertaining series from the 70s which was similar to the Twilight Zone.  Scifi and Horror.  I just live for it.  I still have quite a few Lovecraft movies to catch up.  I've been purposely holding back on them so I have something to look forward to.  Watched Dagon a little while back.  That was great.

Speaking of catching up, I've also been trying to make time for some podcast recordings that my friend Scott uploads on his site, G2V Podcast.  He runs it with his friend Arnold Blumberg.  Both authors of some great stuff,and they focus mostly on horror and scifi content with some really great info and insights.  I dont know if I've mentioned it before or not so I thought I'd do it again anyway if I did.  But definitely worth checking out.  I'll put the links below.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rock of Ages clip

Was going through my drive and found these.  I think we had planned to use them in something but just forgot about it after the review video.  So I'll upload them as a compilation instead of instantly deleting.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Donnie Yen VS Bruce Lee

Friend of mine sent me this and I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share it here.  I'm a huge Donnie Yen fan, been following his stuff since the early 90s, along with a few other asian actors.  In this one theres a great computer generated version of him and a special appearance by Bruce Lee.  I love it.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Me fly so good!

I have always been a lover of aviation. Some of my greatest childhood memories are Air Force Museums and Air Shows. My favorite pc game growing up was a flight simulator for a jet called the Eurofighter Typhoon. I loved playing it. Even though my MIGHTY Pentium 1 couldn't handle playing the game any longer than 8 mins. You think anything on Windows 95 would work just as attended... The crashes were not bugs but features as Bill Gates would say! So please, enjoy! I'll post even more as I finish the game.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The smart party

Well looks like the car issues I've been having the past month seem to have been fixed.  Cars been running good since the alternator was switched out.  Good thing thats come out of this is now I have a mechanic who makes house calls.  Brilliant.

Last night I wa pretty magical.  Slight steam issue at the moment, decided to uninstall and reinstall it to fix it.  Unfortunately my brain was broken at the time and totally forgot that doing this would also delete my game folder.  So now I'm re-downloading the games I was playing.  Should only take a day or two lol.  And that issue I had didnt fix itself so I pretty much wasted my time.  ALMOST as good as uploading a video to youtube for the past 7 hours only for it to tell me I grabbed a file I already had uploaded before.  Fucking youtube.  At least I should be starting a couple new games this week to make clips from.  Youtube..  I need to find a job fast so I can help Jed with his internet issue before I lose all interest in that waste of space site.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

L4D Derailed part 2

Thats right, a month on and I finally upload this.  I totally forgot about it lol

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Psi 5

I love this game so much.  Since I aint played it in like 20 years I was fumbling around.  Forgot so many things that you can do in it.  But if you like this type of game then its worth playing.

The redesigning of Darth Vader

So theres this website.  There always is a website.  This one is showing designs from artist on how they would have drawn Vader were he had been created in todays period.  Some are pretty cool.  Some are pretty not so cool.  And theres one legendary one in the middle that looks like a big turtle.  Hes my favourite.  Heres the website if you're curious..

So I thought to myself why dont I draw my own version. So with that wretched idea I went ahead and took inspiration from the world around me, specifically transformers and Grievous.  Firstly I would like to mention that I have no artistic talent.  Secondly I would like to stress that I have absolutely no artistic talent.  Ignoring the penguin on a shark I did in MSPaint.  That one was a fluke of magnificence.  So without further blah, here is my latest 3min effort MSPaint addition to the world.  It is my wish that either Lucas or Bay see this and adopt me.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Borderlands 2 #24

So close to finishing this lol.  Long games will be turned into highlights clips from now on cause this is just obscene.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bioshock infinite 29

I dont know how other youtubers do these playthroughs.   Editing and uploading is such a chore.   I'm definitely looking forward to finishing the bioshock and borderlands clips.  After that I might just do shorter highlights of games.  Would be far more easier to digest.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Outlast #8

Second last video of this.  I stopped playing it a while back and uninstalled it.  Really not enjoying it.  For me its a crap game.  But good for those who are enjoying it.