Archive for September, 2008

When Good Games Go Bad

24 September 2008

There is a growing number of stories in the press about gamers who play for extended periods of time and whose lives and mental stats suffer as a consequence. But is online gaming as addictive and dangerous as some claim?

kitteh is addicted

kitteh is addicted

I know I for one have stayed up late playing computer games in the past. I have even noticed the detrimental effect it has upon other elements of my life but continued playing regardless. Increasingly horror stories about online gaming’s side effects has prompted a growing awareness of the problem, with some gaming companies even facing court cases brought by bereaved parents.

Online gaming addiction is most prevalent in Asia, with many of the more extreme news stories about them coming from South Korea. Thirty percent of South Korea’s population is registered with online games, Read the rest of this entry »

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Google Chrome Error #2

24 September 2008

 

Oops, Google Chrome is rubbish

Oops, Google Chrome is rubbish

Google Chrome

9 September 2008
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chrome error message

BESTIVAL 2008 SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCED – RAIN

4 September 2008

It is going to rain like a cunt at Bestival. With heavy showers forecast for Friday, and light showers and hammering winds for Saturday and Sunday. It is supposed to improve on Monday, when everyone leaves.

Bestival tickets were being advertised on Ebay and Gumtree between £130 – £200 up until today, now only reaching between £60 and £90. If you like wet windy festivals and bargains, get in there.

Forecast from BBC

Forecast from BBC

From the MET Office website –

Friday –

“Cloudy with occasionally heavy rain spreading from the south together with strong and gusty southeasterly winds. Heavy rain will clear to sunny spells and scattered showers later in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17 °C.”

Friday – Monday

“Generally unsettled on Saturday and Sunday with scattered, locally heavy showers or longer spells of rain and strong winds at times. It should become drier and brighter on Monday.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=3160

Wet festivals are not nearly as fun

Wet festivals are not nearly as fun

This will be my first year of non-attendance, this forecast has really cheered me up.

I still have Friday and Monday off work to kick back, relax, and enjoy the benefit of dry socks and electricity. Enjoy trudging around in mud all weekend and sleeping in a damp tent.