Archive for May, 2008

New headphones

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I must have little ears. Or, at least, ear-holes. Nearly all the in-ear headphones I've bought myself for years have never fit properly and kept on falling out. I suppose I should have taken the hint and stopped buying in-ear headphones, but that one pair I bought ...

The Flying Magnet Magnetson

Friday, May 30th, 2008

One question on gaining the power of flight on my City of Villains Mastermind was what would happen to my robots? I know they have the innate power of super-jumping, which is quite handy when they chase a villain who is keen on a cinematic railing death but misjudges ...

The Wrathful Magnet Magnetson

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I'm not sure if my new notoriety change affects the amount of experience I gain, but I went from threat level 13 to 15 pretty quickly. I gained the power of flight as well as the title 'The Wrathful Magnet Magnetson'. Flying is great, as it allows me ...

The Malicious Magnet Magnetson

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

I cranked up Magnet Magnetson's notoriety in City of Villains from Villainous to Malicious, the next level up, making missions a little more difficult to complete. It's not that I have anything to prove or am trying to be hard-core, but I was running through missions a bit too ...

Spider-Man says: I'm a brave patient

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

I had my six-monthly dentist appointment yesterday, which I duly attended. I am not exactly afeared of dentists, but I don't much like tooth pain and I had a bad experience some years back where I ended up getting a filling before the anaesthetic kicked in. Mind you, ...

Leftover jambalaya

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I can happily report that the chicken jambalaya I made heats up well and tastes just as good as leftovers. It looks like I have a new meal to add to my recipe book. NOM NOM NOM

Villains and heroes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Magnet Magentson, my City of Villains Mastermind, has a new robot! Buttercup's a defensive 'bot, or somesuch, but with guns. It protects Fluffy, Snowflake and myself with a defensive shield, can repair the other two robots, and in its spare time shoots my opponents. Nifty! I ...

Reading between the lines

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

My boss comes to me this morning with some interesting hardware in-hand, and tells me that 'I have a little job for you, the best part being that it doesn't need any paperwork'. Hmm, I really should finish that draft report soon for the test I completed a while back.

Weekend report

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I popped in to my local town over the weekend, trying to avoid crowds by turning up when I thought most people would be going home. It didn't work out that way, and my arrival may have coincided with some early cinema traffic, but that was okay. I ...

Magnet Magnetson, Mastermind

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Zoso and Melmoth have hooked me up to join them on the US servers for City of Heroes. The timing has worked out really well. I picked up the boxed game cheaply and got it working under Crossover Games for Mac, ironing out the showstopping wrinkles, and now ...