Shin
2011-12-06

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

We’ve got snowspray on the windows,
it started snowing a bit further up in our country and
now we have snow here on the site.
Let it snow!

2011-12-05

HDTV sucks


Looking around Mediamarkt we walked past all the new snazzy HDTV’s. They had a lineup of all the expensive models in the 1500-2500 euro range playing a Harry Potter movie. You’d think it would look awesome with all the CGI and it being a high budget movie. But it didn’t. The quality of these new TV models is so incredibly good and crisp and detailed that the movie looked terrible. It was so incredibly detailed and crisp that it no longer looked like Harry and his friends were in a cave miles under the bank trying to find a secret item. It looked like a bunch of actors in makeup walking through a well built studio set that just felt hollow and empty. Quite weird, because the picture quality was absolutely perfect, so perfect that it totally failed.

2011-12-04

K3

K3

Having kids changes ones musical taste.

2011-11-26

Ping fail

Dear Apple, your Ping service would be slightly more useful if it actually knew any of my music, instead of accepting only ‘likes’ for the music you sell in your store.

Hello Kitty?

Hello Kitty is big here in the Netherlands. You can walk into any random store and there’s a big chance there’ll at least be some products with Hello Kitty on it. Sanrio seems to hand out licenses to use the character to anyone for anything. Good for them, they must be loaded. But just maybe they should do a little quality control every now and again. When we went into C&A last week to look for some clothes for the kids we saw a whole line of clothing using the above image. Now I don’t know about you, but to me it looks like Hello Kitty giving the finger. Which is funny, but not too appropriate for toddler clothing.

2011-11-23

Chewbacca Defense. South Park is awesome.

Apple set to become largest computer manufacturer in 2012

Wow, hell must have frozen over. I remember being called crazy for years when I said Apple would be big. They’re apparently already the number 2, and set to take over HP next year as the largest global computer manufacturer. It’s a crazy world.

2011-11-20

World of Warcraft – Starter Edition

Starter Edition? More like the Don’t Start Edition:

  • Can’t use the Auction House for buying or selling.
  • Can’t trade items.
  • Can’t send or receive mail using the mailbox.
  • 10G gold cap.
  • Level 20 cap.
  • Can only pick races from the original Warcraft and the Burning Crusade expansion.
  • Can’t start a group party.
  • Can’t start or join a guild.
  • Can’t start a duel.
  • A profession cap of 100. This is for professions like skinning and leatherworking. All the supporting professions like First Aid and Cooking seem uncapped, although you will eventually run into the 10G cap when you want to upgrade them all the way.
  • Can’t whisper anyone unless they’re in your friend list and you’re in theirs.
  • Can’t use trade or general chat or any of the others.

Oddly enough it also makes this Free to Play version of Warcraft more interesting.
In the past, if you knew what you were doing it was dead easy to make enough gold right from the start to buy the best items, gear and what not. Now you actually have to work for it, and grind for the items as you can no longer buy them outright. I like.
My character name? Ontsa. Oh not this shit again.

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.