Archive | February, 2007

A Really Very Extraordinary Day

18 Feb

Extraordinary thing #1: my mum arrived from England. This was expected, and a nice thing.

Extraordinary thing #2: Cat got food poisoning after we had lunch together at one of my favorite sandwich places in town. Not expected and definitely not nice.

Extraordinary thing #3: the sewage pipe under my house collapsed. Completely unexpected, and completely rubbish. When combined with extraordinary things #s 1 & 2, it has to be one of the most rubbish thing ever.

Rubbish.

Cal’s mobile tip of the day

14 Feb



Cal’s mobile tip of the day

Originally uploaded by heather.

Oh yes. Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes.

World Of Warcraft, finally….

12 Feb

I’ve been a gamer for the majority of my life.  I played games on my first computer, a sinclair spectrum, and have done ever since.   At the ripe old age of 32 I’ve finally gotten a graphics card for my PC and am currently trialling World of Warcraft, the massively multiplayer roleplaying game.

So far I’m loving it…  unsurprisingly the most interesting component is the real time, real person aspect.  Thousands of people all over the world, all playing the same game at the same time.   It holds together really well, the interaction between other players works great, and the various plot threads are really well interlinked.

Much like Second life, this whole fantasy world thing is really interesting to me.  Key difference being that SL is more a life-sim, whereas WoW is a game with goals, missions and objectives.   It’s still amazing to me to see how far the industry has come.

US School Students raise money to build Ugandan Schools

7 Feb

http://s4s.invisiblechildren.com/

This is the latest initiative from one of our clients, Invisible Children. Just goes to show what you can do with a little perseverance. Those that don’t know the IC story should check it out (http://www.invisiblechildren.com) – what these guys have accomplished is truly astonishing – read up on the history on their site, it’ll knock your socks off.

Schools 4 Schools is an excellent Web 2.0 initiative to enable US schools to raise money for schools in Uganda. It’s an really great idea, and if previous efforts are anything to go by it’s going to be a storming success.  If you’re into what they’re doing, please Digg the story and pass it on.  Cheers.

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World Champions?

5 Feb

Note to American Sports leagues:  you can only be the World Champions if you compete against teams from other countries.

Thanks.

Very Dull Superbowl

4 Feb

Watched the very dull superbowl today.  What a joke: neither team could hold on to the ball, it was chucking it down with rain, and the crowd was about as unenthusiastic as I’ve ever seen at a major final.  And now Manning has his precious ring, so everyone can go back to talking about how he’s the best ever.  Yawn.

I’m just bitter because I wanted Da Bears to win, mostly because I wanted the Grossman haters to look stupid.  Instead it’s him who ended up looking stupid.

And the Chargers would have killed them.