Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Firmware Update v1.10 for FinePix F40fd



Not sure how long the new firmware has been out for the Fuji FinePix F40 but it now up to version 1.10

It doesn't add much new other than compatibility for SDHC Memory Cards so if your having problems it maybe worth updating which only takes a few seconds to do

Firmware Update v1.10 for FinePix F40fd Link

My YouTube account permanently disabled



What a bunch of ******* i know i had the odd video taken from the TV but most were of my gaming vids which have now been removed and my account is permanently disabled

Thing that pee's me off is most of the stuff on YouTube is what people have taken from the TV and they remove me for having about 3 or 4

But who cares in the end as Vimeo gives you better quality than Youtube and you don't have to put up with the other shit on there

Monday, 22 December 2008

FA Cup On ITV



Well this year the FA Cup is on ITV and i think so far we have had one game to watch so as the tumbleweed go's across my TV please BBC will you buy it back so i can watch some Giant killing and see premiership footballers being made to look like a bunch of over paid tarts

Nigella Lawson BBC Food Programme



I watched for the first time Nigella Lawson's cooking show on the BBC the other night and what a waste of 30 mins that was, all i can say is she spent the whole time just saying look at me look at me i'm so up my own backside

It made me laugh when she said she was cooking a Baked Alaska which is Meringue with Ice Cream inside and all she did was make a normal Meringue and dump a load of cream on top. I'm no chef but come on do it right

BBC please drop this crap from are TV and put Nigella Lawson back in the fridge and get Rick Stein out for a new series which is a great cooking show

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Project Gotham Racing 4 Photos

Project Gotham Racing 4 Photos

Just a few photos from playing Project Gotham Racing 4

Was playing Bulldog the other night which is tag for cars where at the start one driver is "it" and you have to chase the other cars round an open city where when you crash into them there on your side too chase the other cars

So as i was racing around Macau heading towards the underpass another car came the other way and flew over the top of me which was a funny as hell as i tagged him as he went over the top of my car

Project Gotham Racing 4 Macau Underpass

Project Gotham Racing 4 Macau Underpass

Project Gotham Racing 4 Macau Underpass

If you want to download your photos to your PC which you have taken while playing PGR4 you have to upload to PGR On Demand which you do within the game and photo mode then log into PGR Nations Web Site and login with your Xbox 360 Live password and your photos will show up and just right click and save to PC

Few extra photos one of my fav car in Project Gotham Racing 4 Mercedes CLK-GTR SuperSport plus another of a Shelby GT500E and me on a bike

Project Gotham Racing 4 Mercedes CLK-GTR SuperSport

Project Gotham Racing 4 Shelby GT500E



Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Project Gotham Racing 4 Good and Bad Drivers

Project Gotham Racing 4 Good and Bad Drivers

If your like me and are new to Project Gotham Racing 4 on the XBox 360 and playing online via Live you must have come across the problem of the do or die driving in which your trying to get the right line into the corner only to have a car use you to get round the corner sort of like an extra barrier :-/

You get the feeling that for some people getting achievements is the only thing they have going in there life and don't get the buzz from hitting a set of corners just right without losing speed sort of like in real world, yes it's great to win the race but who wants to feel like Michael Schumacher when he took out Damon Hill in Australian Grand Prix a few years ago

Well was playing last night and something strange happened i just picked a random race to play which only had a few other drivers and as the lights went red i was off just waiting to be shunted off the first corner..........but no went round round the corner without any problem "bit strange" when your playing PGR4 i was thinking

Came up too the second corner when one of the other drivers was a bit to hot and gave me a little nudge which pushed me off which slowed me down a little but was more of a racing incident than a full on push into the barrier which for me was ok and one of them things, but to my amazement the car slowed down on the next corner to let be by which was a bit of a shock as had i found some people online which wanted to race in the right way

Yes it was true and after a good few hours of great racing around London in which you slipped streamed the car in front and braking late into the corner to get past and win a race it was a fun night of driving in the right way

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Saw a White Squirrel

Saw a White Squirrel

Bit strange but i saw a white squirrel today while out, at first i was thinking it was a pole cat but after it made a dash past me it was definitely was a albino squirrel which shot up a tree with nuts in hand

Didn't get any photos as only had my phone with me and it was too fast as it went up the tree

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

GamesMaster Every Episode

GamesMaster Every Episode

If you lived in the UK and your of an age 6pm on a thursday night was GamesMaster night with Dominik Diamond which i think was on C4

Little update as it's 2014 as the old link didn't work any more i found you can watch all episodes on YouTube

GamesMaster Every Episode YouTube Link



Best Fifa 09 For The Xbox 360 Deal £24.99

Best Fifa 09 For The Xbox 360 Deal
Was looking around for a good deal / price on Fifa 09 for the XBox 360 as most shops and online stores want around £40 for the game from the likes of Game and Amazon so just my luck that i had a look over at Play.Com who are doing it for £24.99 with free shipping

Was going to buy Pro Evo which has been my football game of choice for many years going back to the N64 but most people and reviews are saying Fifa 09 is the football game to buy this year so save some a few pounds and buy from Play.Com this year and make it a cheap Christmas

Link to Fifa 09 at Play.Com

Monday, 8 December 2008

Giving it large on PGR4

Giving it large on PGR4
Well sort of gave it large as came in second as was racing a RUF and also the faster black car in my red and blue DB9 online the other night and even after being run off the track on one corner i came back to take second place

Put some good white van man moves on the driver on the first lap



View from my DB9



Only had my XBox 360 Elite for about a week and got Project Gotham Racing 4 with the console so only put a few hours racing in so far online which is great fun even when other drivers are playing funfare dodgems lol

loving PGR4 so far from the single player game to the online fun only thing that lets the side down is the kudos crap and having to drive round cones every now and then which when you just want to race race race lets the side down

also how the hell do you get a fast time driving a 50's sports car round the Nurburgring in this game when it's snowing everyday :-)

PS Hope to put up some better videos on youtube soon if i ever win a race online

Monday, 24 November 2008

Best Xbox 360 Wireless Bridge Deal £34

Best Xbox 360 Wireless Bridge Deal / Price UK
Just found a good deal / price for the Xbox 360 Wireless Bridge which can now be found for just under £34 on Amazon

Play head-to-head wirelessly on Xbox Live, or on your home network
Dual band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wireless A/B/G home network compatible
Compact, high performance design
Powered by Xbox 360 to eliminate adaptor clutter
Streams photos and music from Microsoft Windows XP
Plays recorded TV, movies and videos from your Microsoft Windows XP Media Center based PC
Easy setup and installation
Collaborates with Xbox 360 authentic wireless accessories for worry-free integration
802.11a allows stepped-up data

Link Amazon Xbox 360 Wireless Bridge

Update if you pop into your local Game store there also doing it for the same price now as just picked one up

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Best Xbox 360 Elite Deal £189

Best Xbox 360 Elite Deal / Price UK
Been thinking of getting a Xbox 360 for a while now so this weekend i took the jump and got one :-)

It took a while to find the best deal / price as wanted the Xbox 360 Elite which has the Hdmi plus comes with the 120 Gb hard drive so spent the day searching the web to find the best price which at first looked like it was going to be Play.com who were doing it for £219.99 with free postage and packaging and was going to press the buy now button when i decided too have a look over at Amazon.......

Well Amazon are doing it for the same price plus two free games Project Gotham Racing 4 which i wanted and Sega Superstar Tennis which i will trade in for something else worth about £30 for the two and free postage so it works our that you can get the Elite for about £189 which is a good deal and about the best price i could find

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Npower Will You *#@% Off



If someone from Npower knocks on my door once more and thinks i'm going to talk to some twat who's just left school about who my supplier is and i that i should change i'm going to stick a gas pipe right up there ......

Makes me laugh that an energy supplier thinks this is good practice to send kids to walk the streets to try and make people change over to them when it makes them look like a cowboy company

You also get the feeling that there hoping to knock on a door to find a OAP who's not sure whats going on and changes over to them when told a pack of lies.

Npower your one sad company

Monday, 17 November 2008

Photo Stitching With Microsoft ICE



Just tried Microsoft ICE to make a panoramic picture of a few photos i had from this years Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, i had tried photoshop to do the job but it never gave me the results i was happy with so after having a read of a few forums Microsoft ICE came up which is recommended by many as it's does the job without fuss and is a free download from Microsoft

So find below my first attempt at a photo Stitching which is a panoramic picture / photo of Brands Hatch race track which a larger version is available 9990x2304 (Click for large image or email me for cost of full size image)

Photo Stitching With Microsoft ICE

Free download Link

Link to a few panoramic photos over at OE

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Olympus Trip 35 Photos



So as a follow on from my post Film Cameras The New Vinyl i had a day out with my Olympus Trip 35 which was around Guildford, so find a few photos below which were to test if the camera still worked so only used one roll of 35mm film

I'm pretty happy how they came out but was shocked that Boots wanted £4.50 to develop a roll of 24 photos :-(

Olympus Trip 35 Photos

Olympus Trip 35 Photos

Olympus Trip 35 Photos

Olympus Trip 35 Photos

More photos taken with a Olympus Trip 35 over at my other site Eyerex Photo Blog

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Quick Trip To Guildford

Had a few spare hours and as i’ve not been to Guildford for a few years i fancied a trip into Stockbroker Belt of Surrey plus see if PJ HiFi was still there which is where i always buy my HiFi equipment from even though i didn’t have the money for a new CD player this trip

Day started at West Croydon Train Station and it was my lucky day as train was just coming in as i got there

PS The train fare from West Croydon to Guildford is only about £7 return with trains running about every 15 to 20 mins during the day

Quick Trip To Guildford

Quick Trip To Guildford

Quick Trip To Guildford

Quick Trip To Guildford

More photos over at my other web site Eyerex Photo Blog which also has more info on my trip from around the town and a walk by the river Wey

Sunday, 2 November 2008

The Old Crocks Race 2008



It's that time of year for the The Old Crocks Race which set's off from Hyde Park and finishes in Brighton plus keeps the RAC busy for the day :-)

Just a few photos when i was out getting my paper this morning as the Crocks came along Canterbury Road in Croydon but hope next year to go to the start in Hyde Park

Info about The Old Crocks Race

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

The Old Crocks Race 2008 Croydon

After seeing a few of the old cars it makes me want to watch Genevieve a film based around the veteran rally and their crews competing on the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Friday, 31 October 2008

AnyDVD 6.4.7.9 Out



New version of AnyDVD just out 6.4.7.9 2008 10 31

New (DVD): Added support for new protections
New (Blu-ray): Added option to disable BD-Live
New (Blu-ray): Added removal of region locks from menus
New (Blu-ray): Added support for new version of the BD+ copy protection
Fix (Blu-ray): Playback issues with ArcSoft TMT
Fix (Blu-ray): Issues with some titles, e.g. "American Gangster"
Some minor fixes and improvements
Updated languages

AnyDVD 6.4.7.9 Download Link

Thursday, 30 October 2008

HDR Photos With Dynamic-Photo HDR Software



Just been playing with Dynamic-Photo HDR software by Media Chance

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

HDR Photos With Dynamic-Photo HDR Software

Think i went a bit over the top with the HDR and colour filters but i still like the photo

HDR Photos With Dynamic-Photo HDR Software

Lloyds Building London

Lloyds Building London HDR

Came out a little better but without clouds in the sky i don't feel the photo has as much impact

Lloyds Building London HDR

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Film Cameras The New Vinyl



I love the world of digital cameras which are so easy to use and so convenient as you don't have to pop down to your local boots to have your film developed you just get home from your day out find that USB lead and there on your computer are your snaps for the day

but i miss 35mm film cameras which have that tactile feel of loading film and feel like something which has been engineered for the job over the years and unlike digital i loved taking my roll of film to my local boots to be developed and going back the next day to see my photos, you couldn't beat the smell of fixer in the air as you opened the envelope to see your photos and that little smile you had as you walked out the shop knowing you had some good shots

but i may as will get the spade out and dig my own hole as i do love my little fuji and knowing i can go out and take a few hundred photos just to get that one photo which make the day out worth it and just delete the rest knowing i haven't wasted a roll of film and the cost of having a roll of film developed is something which is a dream come true for my pocket money wise

So to me it's like CD's and digital music some like others don't and can't let go the vinyl records and the engineered masterpieces which are some of the old and new turntables which have that tactile feel of something that's been "engineered" not just "manufactured" like the little silver box which is my fuji i use for my photos so to get my 35 mm buzz i have a new/old camera to put the smile back on my face and get my fix of fixer a Olympus Trip 35 35mm film camera :-)

Olympus Trip 35 Eyerex

Friday, 10 October 2008

Charlton Football Club Takeover Zabeel Investments



Being a palace supporter i'm not happy that Charlton football club is going to be brought by an dubai based investment company Zabeel Investments which is the same company who were interested in Newcastle a few weeks ago :(

Thursday, 9 October 2008

A long walk around london



Had to pop into london today to get a camera battery and just my luck the shops gone lol but had my camera with me so went on a long walk round london

Day started at london bridge train station which is just round the corner from hms belfast and tower bridge which is just up the road/river

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Tower Bridge

Then it was off down mincing lane to see the 3 horses which is just round the corner from The Monument which marks the starting point of the great fire of london

Mincing Lane 3 Horses

Then walked up the road to see the natwest (tower 42), lloyds and gherkin buildings

Natwest Building

Lloyds Building

Gherkin Building

Then down threadneedle street

Threadneedle Street

Feet starting to hurt but off to st paul's cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

On the way home over southwark bridge

Southwark Bridge

Back into south london by the tate modern and the millennium bridge aka the wobbly bridge designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster

Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge

Then last but not least got the golden hinde home as train was late which is a replica of a tudor warship/galleon in which Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world in 1577 – 1580

Golden Hinde

My poor feet

My Poor Feet

Photos taken with a Kyocera Finecam S5R and Fuji Finepix F40fd