Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dos Star Wars

1) Open command prompt
2) Type in telnet
3) ???
4) Profit

Apparently this was made in the early 1990's. Its only 'A New Hope' but its still freaking awesome.
Some guy must have had like no life at all to spend his time doing this.

If you are on vista or win 7 you need to enable telnet, somehow. Or you can try typing 'o' after telnet.

Monday, October 25, 2010

One of My First Stories

Once upon a time therewas a volcano. It was a big volcano as big as a the sky tower! one day I was walking alog whn the ground started to shake. an it was very shaky. I looked arond I and I saw a volcano erupding. I was scared. I rean very fast back home. I tolb my mum, "were" said Mum "in town" Mum said oh no stay in side said mum. The ground started to shake evem more. I was skerde It was nearly nithgt time and i hope it dos'int erupt in the night because we might get burnt so we better be careful. The ground started to shake so much that bildings were faling even the sky tower. I saw somdody in the eliyvator and they were nerly at the bottom. I herd somthing like BOOM. I turned around It was some thunder i turned back. the person that was in the sky tower was out. the elecisaty was going out big rockes were splertinh out all the peopol were tererfid some of the pople were crying. People were running al around saying Ahhhhhhhhh and other people were hellping old people. The lava came down people were running all around the place. I was soarded. the lava was coming donw the mountain. It was night time so i ran home and went to bed I thoght I might die but i just closd my eyes. In the morrning all the lava was dride up. I was suprised. I went to my brother's room looked out his windows. he had lots of lava. it was nealry up to his windows. i walked all over it. i found a rock. i brang it to school because we are lerning about volcanoes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cool Change

Cool Change. The drink title doesn't even make sense but who cares - this drink is so good.
I've probably only had this drink 3 times in my life, because it's only ever sold in the most remote towns of New Zealand it seems. It tastes like syrupy goodness filled with all sorts preservatives and sugars. You can pretty much feel the sugar being left on your teeth as you drink it.
Buy this drink if you can for yumness. On the plus side you'll be more hipster than ever because it is not part of the mainstream juice/soft drink chains.

Mountain Adventures

I went to Mt Ruapehu (NZ) on the weekend as part of my 17th birthday.
Shit was mean, weather wasn't meant to be too good but we ended up with 2 blue sky days.

Spring skiing/boarding is great because its warm enough just to wear a thermal top and the snow releases around midday to provide soft powder-like snow. Here are some random pics I took from the trip

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Convert .wma Files to .mp3 Format

For any macfags out there, it is fustrating when .wma files will not go onto your iPod, because they are the wrong filetype.
On Windows, in iTunes, .wma files can be automatically converted to .mp3 however this feature has been removed for Mac's. No idea why, maybe something to do with the pc rivalry?

Anyhow, this little programme does the job sweet as. Just drag and drop the files into the programme and click 'convert'


It may take a while for some files but just let it do it's shit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements


Upon asking at school whether I was able to obtain a free copy of Photoshop, my Graphic teacher said that he can give me Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements is essentially Photoshop stripped down. 

It contains all the features of Photoshop and any other picture editing software, yet at a first glance seems a lot more refined with a user-friendly aesthetic interface. It allows casual users to streamlessly enter the editing 'world' providing simple shortcuts and taking away 'confusing' features of Photoshop.

At nearly 1/4 of the price Photoshop Elements is definitely worth it if you aren't too bothered with missing a few extra features. It still has enough capabilities to leave an expert interested but is more focused towards novice editors (such as myself)

If you happen to acquire a disc but need a key try this one:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 (windows)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 (mac)

Sourced from Wikipedia: 
VersionReleased for WindowsReleased for MacFollowing Photoshop Version
Photoshop 5 LE~1999~1999[1]5.5 February 1999
1April 2001April 20016.0 September 2000
2August 200220027.0 March 2002
3October 20042004CS October 2003
4October 20052006CS2 April 2005
5October 2006-
6October 20072008CS3 April 2007
7October 2008-CS4 September 23, 2008
8September 2009[2]September 2009[3]
9September 2010September 2010CS5 April 30, 2010
"Originally introduced alongside Photoshop version 7, Photoshop Elements targets photography enthusiasts and thus lacks many features that make it useful in a proper print production environment. For example, Photoshop Elements cannot export files in the CMYK color mode (without using a third-party plug-in), supports a simplified color management system, and excludes detailed soft-proofing. It also either eliminates completely or offers simplified versions of some of the more powerful plug-ins, and instead has a number of features aimed at non-experts (such as removing the red-eye effect or changing the skin tone in a picture). An example of a redesigned feature would be the Variations correction dialog. Some versions can, however, open, edit, and save PDFs."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Go to this site and enter in the desired parameters (adjectives/adverbs/objects) and it will create a short story for you using your chosen words. I tried to make mine sexual, and it kinda worked. Have a read -

Hard Lang Syne

Logan sipped zealously at his drink and stood hard behind a time dilation machine. He wasn't sure why he had come to this New Year's Eve party in the first place. He was no good at parties anyhow. They always made him feel moaning and he ended up like he was now, hiding and hoping nobody noticed how dirty his kneecap got when he was nervous.

Well, truth be told, Logan knew very well why he was at the party: to see Jim.

Ah, Jim. Just the thought of him, the chance of a glimpse of his slimy penis made Logan's heart beat like a spider that ate it's prey with multiple legs.

But tonight everyone was masked. Logan peered compassionately through the crowd, trying to guess which guest was Jim. There, he thought, the man over by the cock, the sticky one with the mosquito mask. It had to be Jim. No one else could look so juicy, even in a mosquito mask.

He began to walk Logan's way and Logan started to panic. What if he actually talked to Logan?

Jim came right up to Logan and Logan thought that he was going to faint.

"Hello," Jim said bittersweetly. "What are you doing over here all alone?"

"Oh, just looking at the iPad," Logan said and immediately wanted to die because that sounded so salty.

Just then, an exuberent voice began to count down. "Ten ... nine ... eight ... seven ..."

Logan's heart leapt. If they were together at midnight, that meant that Jim might ...

"Happy New Year!"

Jim swept Logan into his arms, bent him 'under da sea', and kissed Logan sheepishly, slipping him the tongue and groping his right forefinger.

Logan could hardly believe it. How wonderful! And now that it was after midnight, it was time to take their masks off. He reached out tactfully and pulled Jim's mask off his face. It was Jim! "I knew it was you," Logan said and took his own mask off.

"And it's ... you," Jim said. "You know, I'm just going to go get some punch."

Logan watched him go. He would be right back, Logan was sure. Just as soon as he had his punch.

And then they would fall in love.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

iPod Classic VS Zune 120GB

I am in the process of buying an iPod Classic, but thought i may as well look at the other competitors out there.
The Zune 120GB certainly seems to stand up against the Classic.
The only thing holding me back is having to migrate all my music onto Microsoft's proprietary music player; in order to use the Zune, and the price.

However, specification wise, the Zune does match and even beat the Classic in some instances.

  • The Zune weighs 12 grams less than the Classic
  • The Zune is slightly taller, and wider
  • The Zune sports a 3.2" screen while the iPod only has a 2.5" screen
  • Apparently the scroll wheel is much more responsive than the iPod according to CNET's reveiw
  • The Zune has a built in radio tuner
  • The iPod headphones are arguably better then the headphones provided by Microsoft
  • The iPod has a 36 hour battery life, while the Zune only has a 30 hour life
  • The Zune does however does support alot more files than the iPod, including the a huge range of video formats and all the generic music formats

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rip Content From A Protected DVD

In a hypothetical situation, it would be handy to have copies of the DVD's you own.
I have always thought the process was relatively simple, much alike ripping music CDs.
Maybe it's just me, but it seemed that every single solution ended up with me having to downloads more software etc etc...

The solution that i found to work is found in a neat little programme called AoA DVD ripper.
Now technically speaking, you will need to buy this programme to use it. Or you could use a torrent client but that is illegal.

Anyways once you acquire the programme, do the following;
1)Insert dvd
2)Follow prompt, choose settings

Sunday, October 3, 2010

How To Get A Girl

Now that i've got your attention HAHAHA
Watch this:

For those of you familiar with Ricky, Karl and Steve hopefully you are looking forward to this show as much as I am.
What do people reckon about Karl; Is he an actor? Or truly a bald orange head shaped manc.


Yeah sorry i haven't updated in a while (to all of 4 people who have actually viewed this blog twice)
I've been away snowboarding and away with the famz.
I saw many new-born lambs and some deer.

What have you guys seen lately that's interesting?