Sunday, October 24, 2010

Drivers Licence Test

Drivers Licence Test

Ok so I've been a tad absent since I got this but yay I passed my driving test! I've just had the long weekend so I've been busy at the beach and stuff like that so I've got a couple of photos for you guys!

So we went to the beach to walk around the sand dunes and give my brother (Ben) and his wife's dog a walk around the beach/river/lake that was around there.

Sand dunes and dad (peter) to the left

Ben, James and Dad

Ben and a huge sand dune that I raced 

Some more sandy dunes

Dunes... again

Gizelle the mini schnowzer with Kerri, Ben and James

Gizelle after a drink of water with our picnic

So that was our little day at the sand dunes of the beach, I hope you liked the photos and I hope to get a few more out every now and again. I've actually got a couple more photos to show you that I've just taken during the week. Enjoy!

I was playing around with the settings on my camera to try get a nice clear photo, I finally got a semi decent on of these two daisies.

This is of a mint plant I took a photo of, I changed it to black and white but partially left the colour in the flower that was growing on it.

Taking all these photos really made me wish I had a good DSLR camera but hey I'll be happy with the digital camera I have at the moment.

So those are my photos that I've been taking recently, again I hope you've enjoyed.

As for other news, the guy who came back with a reply for the Gin & Conic shirt idea, hasn't further replied. So now I'm in the process of finding a new one because he wussed out and wouldn't reply. I might end up making my own but in the mean time while I'm still busy with exams, It's going to have to wait.

So hoped you enjoyed the photos! Remember to comment, follow, all that jazz and follow my facebook page! Over to the right there or click this big Facebook button below!

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Cya guys on the flip flop later!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Angry Birds, iPhones Are Addictive

Angry Birds, iPhones Are Addictive

I've recently been sifting through my friends iPhone to find many addicting games. One I've recently found to be quite addicting is the angry birds application. I myself don't own any form of angry bird playing medium so it's probably why I find these little apps to be so addicting and fun.

So Angry Birds made me wonder about the actual playability of these iPhone and other iPod touch games compared to other medium. I guess this can vaguely be related to my other technological posts and my view on them. iPad, Seigway. Go read them and see what you think of the up and coming fad that is the iPad and the futuristic form of transport... The Seigway.

So back to Angry Birds, among other apps I found this one along with doodle jumper to be quite amusing but I couldn't see myself playing these little games for hours on end. It does seem like Apple is winning in the long run charging what seems like a mere amount of a dollar relative to the time you may or may not spend on these little applications. I can imagine the creators of these games rolling around in their pool of dollar coins laughing as we sit squinty eyed trying to focus on a tiny screen, what a sucker we say... It only cost me a buck. However buck upon buck we see us buying more and more applications, more little games just like Angry birds but hey for a buck I would feel happy with even the little enjoyment I got out of a borrowed turn on a friends iPhone. I guess that's why no one goes to arcades anymore.

So at the end of the day, looking back at the cost of the apps to the relative enjoyment I got out of them, I would definitely consider getting an iSomething. A dollar aint too bad and some games I could imagine being played for hours. So if you aren't too stingy, a good few bucks could turn into a good few hours of fun on a device that can play music, movies and photos. Sounds pretty good at the moment.

Cya guys around.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

May Have A Shirt Design

May Have A Shirt Design

Hey there people

I'm pretty excited as I've designed a shirt graphic made from pictures from flickr. I've run into a bit of a hitch but am hoping it works itself out. Ya see I was looking in the section of photos with a creative commons licence that allow adaptation and allow the graphic to be used commercially, I found some sweet images and put them together into a cool image that goes with a running joke me and my friend Matt have. The problem is, after I'd done all the photoshopping and cutting and stuff I looked back to see that on neither of the photos had I clicked *allow commercial use* so on this finished graphic which I was pleased with, I couldn't actually use either of the photos. I'm now waiting on one more of the image creators to email me back to allow me to use it commercially *the first one did and gave me the heads up so I'm really stoked with him! Go check out his flickr!*

So here's the image (put together with cafepress)

They allowed it to be adapted and shown on the internet still :D

This shirt is a mathematics joke so I don't blame you if you don't get it. There are things in maths called conics which are pretty much cones with a plane bisector through them which then show a graph. I have explained this poorly but it gives a brief idea.

So lets hope for the best with this shirt and hope it gets approved. As for my studies and exams, I'm still doing them and I just had a bit of free time on my hands to do this image and get a blog post out so lets hope for more free time to get more blog posts out!

Cya guys have a good Thursday... Only Thursday... UGH

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Facebook Button

O quick before I go to bed this above is going to be my new facebook button linking to my page! I want to get a facebook audience! So get clicking liking and referring your friends!

Like button on the right column aswell! Cya guys when I see ya!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just A Heads Up

Just A Heads Up

I'm going into exams soon so this blog may just be in a coma until I'm out of them. I've got 4 weeks of school left in which I won't be spending a great amount of my time on my blog and other things. So if there hasn't been a post here for awhile its because of exams and study. I'll be back soon, don't miss me too much.

Kill Your Friends

Kill Your Friends

Well I've just been out playing a certain game all day and for some reason you got rewarded for killing your team mates, and no it was not on any computer game.

I just thought this was cool.

We were playing laser tag. In a nutshell you run around in the dark trying to shoot/blind your friends with a laser beam. Here's a little video I found on Youtube about laser tag.

And so back to my title. I was playing laser tag with my under water hockey team as a sort of farewell function for all the players leaving school. Now me being the apex of laser tag skill was not doing too well in one round so I decided to start shooting my own team mates and wonder how long it would take them to figure out it was me. Now I was using the knowledge that we don't get any disadvantage for shooting our own team so shooting season was open to me who wanted to be annoying.

So shooting away I went. POW!
"Oh snap someone hit me" - Friend
"I think there's a sniper up on that ledge" - Me
*Friend respawns* POW
"Damn, that guy is a fiend with that gun" - Friend
"Yea he's been up there all round" - Me
*Another friend jumps behind our set of barrels*
"Bro try take out that sniper with us" - Friend 1
POW! POOOW! *Two dead friends*
"How does he keep getting us we were hardly above the barrier???" - Friend 1
*More team mates stack up behind this barrier*
"I dunno but imma step back and try shoot him"
POW! PoOoW! PEW? *all dead*
*A general WTF coming from my team mates*

It took them a good while before they found out it was me... And when they did I continued to stalk/hunt/dominate my team mates. It was only when we left the room to check our scores do we see that I had the most points... And most pissed off friends to accompany.

Moral of the story, if you have the choice. Kill your friends.

Cya guys later and don't murder anyone.

PS! I've made the decision I'm going to start a vlog just to see where it goes.
Things I need...

  • Good video editing software
  • Better camera (coming soon, bear with me for the mean time)
  • Some time on my hands
All this is expected to come. Oh and I'll be uploading regular photo updates of things I do! so stay posted!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Weezer's New Album Hurley

Weezer's New Album Hurley

Weezer has recently released a new album called "Hurley." If you know lost you've probably heard this name around and yes their album is titled after the lost character Hurley. I love Weezer a lot not just for their music but with which the comical ways they conduct themselves. Some of their previous albums have just been named after themselves with only colours to tell them apart.

So the newly titled album is no surprise after the earlier escapades and laid back style of writing and naming.

The music as always is good, I love Weezer's style of playing as it still upholds the same feel as they had from the day they started playing. I've seen a few youtube videos of them playing with people like Tay Zonday and they even made an appearance with the Gregory brothers in auto tune the news where they used a backing track from their song Memories.

This is Weezer playing with Jorge Garcia (Hurley)

Weezer featuring in a video with Gregory brothers, they've taken a backing track from Weezer's song Memories which I'll post after this video. Go check out schmoyoho (Gregory brothers) on youtube! They autotune some good stuff.

Weezer's Memories

Go check out Weezer's youtube channel aswell. In that last video they were with the guys from Jackass. Weezer are all around the show with celebrities and musicians and it's really cool to see.

Hurley (Deluxe Version)

So that's my little piece of why I love Weezer and their new album. Hope you guys like them too!

P.S I've got my camera up and running so be expecting some cool stuff to be coming soon!
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Cya guys and stay fat on the island like Hurley somehow did 0.o

Monday, October 4, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?

Wow have I been absent from my blog, things just get so busy that I haven't really had the time to be posting and keeping up with whats going on. So as a quick debrief of the last few weeks I'll bullet point the important things that have happened.

  • Failed My music performance at school, Don't really care because I didn't practise much and I don't need the credits.
  • Failed 7 papers in my end of year mock exams, the real one's aren't looking too good at the moment
  • Came second in the nationals school underwater hockey tournament. Kinda alrightish.
  • Made under 18 Auckland Representative team
  • Came 5th in that nationals tournament
And that about brings us to now. I'm in school holidays at the moment but have been training my ass off with the Auckland team I made. So now I can grab a bit of spare time amongst the study I have to do so I can give a little update on my blog.

I got a free 10mp camera! Thanks to my great brother Ben, his travel blog which is seldom updated but still fun to read is linked here! Ben and Kerri's Blog So hopefully in the future I'll be able to upload heaps of cool photos of my conquests and stuff like that, maybe even get a vlog going. That'd be quite cool.

So the future is bright, for my blog maybe. For my academics, I should be worried. Keep checking in, I'll be throwing out a whole lot of stuff soon if my time management doesn't go flipsy flopsy again. Picture for fun!

If anyone knows Zach Braff... I think he looks like the half life dude.

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Cya peeps, Get ready for summer! (for NZ, anywhere else... Good luck for winter :P)
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