Archive for April, 2008

Guitar arrival

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

My new guitar, a white Les Paul Custom, was delivered yesterday. It was quite exciting to unwrap the well-packed guitar, and my first look took my breath away a little. It is really quite an attractive instrument. I didn't have much time to do anything apart from ...

I Am Kloot, London Koko

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Last night I headed in to the city for the I Am Kloot gig at Koko. I got to the venue early enough to see the support act, which turned out to be a solo performer with a guitar and mouth organ. I was a little wary that ...

Lt. Daniels and the Argonauts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

If anyone is watching the first couple of series of The Wire and wondering why Lieutenant Daniels seems so stiff whilst he's walking you only have to look to series three to find out. It is in the third series that he gets his shirt off and you see ...

Choice of strings

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Along with the new guitar I ordered an extra packet of strings. The guitar will have its own strings, and I am fairly sure I have a packet or two of strings lying around, but I wanted to practice with something different. When I first started playing guitar ...

Bonus choice

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I made the choice on what to spend my small bonus. I decided that even though I would be able to use the Eee PC easily enough I didn't really want to make a move away from Mac OS because it is precisely the OS that makes me enjoy ...

City of Heroes/City of Villains on a Mac!

Monday, April 21st, 2008

It looks like City of Heroes/City of Villains has a good chance of running on my Mac under Crossover Games. It may well be worth giving it a try myself soon, particularly as solo World of Warcraft is boring me silly.

Ghost Squad on the Wii

Monday, April 21st, 2008

One of the Gemote brought Ghost Squad for the Wii along this weekend, and we all had a good four-player romp through the multi-player sections available. As an aside, one of the benefits of the previous generation of consoles that stored game data on memory cards instead of internal ...

Weekend rugby

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The Gemote got together at the weekend again and amongst the fun of console games, RPGs, and eating more sugar in a day than I normally do in a year, we headed out to watch London Irish play host to the Harlequins. This is quite possibly the first rugby ...

Window blinds

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The windows in the office area must have been cleaned over the weekend as all the blinds were fully raised when I got in this morning. It was quite a sight, no blinds obscuring the view from any of the windows. The office seemed to be bigger, more ...

xkcd on women in films

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The journal of webcomic xkcd has a recent entry about how few women get lead roles in modern films, highlighting figures that show almost no mainstream and popular films produced in recent years that have two female lead actors. The author then goes on to write about how excellent ...