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Misleading yet suitabily effective advertising

Jan 26, 2010

Opening up my preferred bit torrent website for some routine TV programme downloading, I was presented with a rather provacative advert. Now this isn't the first time I've seen this particular ad, and it caught me attention the first time I saw it too. What I found amusing about it was what it was advertising. And hey, I'm not judging: if it works, it works!

The Sleep Challenge

Jan 23, 2010

Currently I'm stuck in the most relentless and annoying sleep pattern. A combination of unemployment, sheer laziness and post-adolescent nocternal altertness (OK I just made that up) has caused me to get stuck in the annoying late-to-bed-late-to-wake repetition loop. But this will change; and this post marks this change.

Facebook: The Idiots breeding ground

Jan 20, 2010

Apologies for this rant, but it's something I'd like to share. Something that has come about fairly recently on Facebook (correct me if I'm wrong) is fan pages. Now as I understand, these are for celebrities, musicians, actors, etc. - anyone who has "fans". However it seems the intellectually-challenged sector of Facebook has managed to confuse and misuse this feature.

The disappearance of my favourite sweets

Jan 17, 2010

It's something I've feared for a while now, and as of today I have given up hope. It seems Bassetts Fruit Allsorts no longer exist. I just need a minute... The daringly delicious alternative to Liquorice Allsorts seems to have vanished from the face of the Earth. I can only assume this is due to lack of popularity, as the general concencus online seems to be negative. I find this hard to believe, and I stand alone when I say I love loved Fruit Allsorts.

The hottest riff in the World today

Jan 16, 2010

Well, perhaps a bit of an exaggeration. But I always get a little overexited whenever I hear this. The song is Plan B - Stay Too Long, which, as a whole package is an alright song. But the verse riff stands out for me as something special.

Getting songs back off your iPod

Jan 15, 2010

Apple make it easy-peasy to put your tunes onto your iPod or iPhone, via iTunes. But they go out of there way to stop you going in the opposite direction. If you've ever enabled your iPod for disk use and opened it up on your desktop, you'll see the way Apple has confuzzled it up enough to stop you cherry-picking songs from an iPod. Fair enough, you can grab the whole lot, but if you want just a couple, there are easier ways to do it.

charlieissocoollike

Jan 11, 2010

I have just found my new favourite person on YouTube. Presenting: charlieissocoollike. After brief research I discovered Charlie has been making videos for about 2 years, but he's new to me. And I can't let this moment pass without mentioning him. In a nut shell: he is fricking awesome.

The Macintosh HD gives up the ghost

Jan 9, 2010

At barely a year old, the hard drive in my Macbook has failed. Sad day, yes. The good news is I have been backing up via the seamless software Time Machine. Bad news is that despite my efforts to back up over the last fortnight, my last successful backup was back in October. So that's bye-bye photos for the last 3 months, bye bye music & bye bye web stuffs.

The Arrival of the Cactus V4s (+ my new photo wall)

Jan 5, 2010

That's right! After five weeks of waiting, my Cactus V4 wireless triggers have finally arrived. I ordered them back in November, in the hope that they would simplify the whole off-camera flash process and thus make it more fun. Up until now I've been restricted to a coiled TTL cable, which meant I couldn’t be much further than a metre away from the flash, which was somewhat limiting. But now - fingers crossed - that’ll be a thing of the past.

The Catchup Post

Jan 2, 2010

I haven't written a blog in a while. No excuses really, but I hope to get back on track in the upcoming weeks. This is mainly a catch-up post, going over a few things that I probably should've mentioned earlier, that have happened over the last few weeks. Namely: New lighting gear Website re-design in the pipeline Happy New Year!