Saturday, 5 November 2011

Got Banned From XBox Live


Just tried to log into Xbox Live only to be told i have been temporary suspended and just found out it's due to what's written in my bio

"I got a new stick deodorant today. The instructions said: Remove cap and push up bottom. I can barely walk but whenever I fart the room smells lovely"

How can anyone take offence to that

Friday, 7 October 2011

"Bye Bye BT"




After reporting 3 faults on my line over a 3 week period via online and there twitter account which first started with a noisy phone line which made my phone unusable most of the time which then in turn effected my broadband and after being told the fault had been fixed a few days later my phone and broadband stopped working totally for a period of 3 days

feeling this was unacceptable I phone BT to ask for a discount on my line rental and was told all I would be entitled to was £5 off the next bill which after a chat I told them in plan English “are you taken the ….”, and was upped to £8

Well to be offered £8 off my line rental to me is still “taking the ….” as this doesn't even cover the cost of having to use my mobile over the period of time my phone line was ever playing up or totally down plus you made my broadband unusable with constant disconnects due to the noise on the line and then for that to go down as my phone line finally gave up the ghost

I was told over the phone could I send in my mobile phone bill but as i'm on pay as you go I can't as I don't get a bill each month plus something which made my blood boil was the person I spoke to tried to sell me broadband at the time so had to tell her in a few short words that i'm phoning you to complain not to buy anything which didn't help my language but sometimes it's the only way to put your point across when a person comes out with something so stupid and wants to up there commission for the week

Update

Was about to write this message the other day but have got to update it due to my phone line going down again with noise on the line and after a openreach engineer turning up at my door I was told they would have to disconnect the line to try and find the fault so my phone line was down most of the day

I can only hope that after reporting a fault 4 times that they have finally fixed the problem this time but to offer me a discount of just £8 for the inconvenience it's somewhat taking the …..

Update 

After sending them this message they upped the offer to £10, i had to say do i sound like a mug and after all these years being with BT it's time to change to a different home phone provider

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Zenith Windows "What's The Crack"



Zenith Windows go crack just after the guarantee runs out :/


















Just like to add that after phoning them you find out what a shit company they are

Monday, 6 June 2011

TP-Link TL-WN821NC Wireless N USB Adapter



After buying a Linksys WUSB100 dongle the other week and finding out it only does 150mbps plus the range isn't that good even when using 802.11n i wasn't to happy so didn't want to waste any more money on a wifi dongle but after having a good look around i came across the TP-Link TL-WN821NC which at £13 seemed a little cheap for a dongle but i took the risk and i'm so glad i did as it works so much better than the Linksys WUSB100 plus it's half the price

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Melting Moments Biscuits



Melting Moments

2½ oz Lard
1½ oz Margarine
5 oz S/R Flour
3 oz Castor Sugar
Small Egg
Vanilla essence
Porridge oats

Cream fats and sugar until light and fluffy,
beat in the egg and add a few drops of vanilla essence then add the flour and give it a good mix
roll into small balls (golf ball size) and coat with porridge oats

Bake on a greased, floured baking tray press out slightly with your hand and allow room to spread

Cook at 190c Gas mark 5 for 15 to 20 mins



Thursday, 12 May 2011

The Best London Route Planning App iPod / iPhone


I've lived in London all my life but i still get lost finding my way around especially when i use the may different methods of transport which are at my disposal so i've been after a app for my iPod Touch for along while and after using a few which take you on some very odd routes to get you to your destination i came across London Transport By Jeevan Takhar on the Apple App Store for the price of 59p and have to say it's like having a little old lady in your pocket, you know the type of person who you stop by the side of the road when your lost and she knows the easiest route to where you want to go and you wish you could put her in your pocket well now you can and have her on your iPod or iPhone 24 hours a day

Great thing about this app is you can pick which methods of transport you want to use to get from A to Z from Tram, Tube, Train, Bus, Water Bus even Walk and pick them all or just the ones you want to use plus it come with a handy option where it will keep a record of how much money you have left on your Oyster Card so you will never get on a bus and have the bus driver give you a funny look when the Oyster Card Reader makes a funny noise

So for 59p it's a bargain

Description


FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
• London Tube Map with Fare Zones
• TfL Journey Planner
• Nearby stops and stations
• Live departure boards
• Bus and tram timetables
• Licensed taxi booking
• Real time Cycle Hire map
• Oyster card balance and top-up points
• Live traffic cameras

EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
• Step by step walking directions
• Tube status “Now”, “Later” and “Weekend”
• One tap “Take Me Home” shortcut
• One tap “Book Nearby Minicab” shortcut
• Cycle Hire and Tube push notifications
• Details of roadworks and accidents
• Station facilities and step free access
• Address book integration
• Printable journey plans
• ...and much more!

Apple Store Link

Friday, 11 March 2011

Importing NTSC Game Nascar 2011


Hello all i'm one of them mad people in the UK that likes just turning left in racing games and only normally race the ovals on Forza 3 so was thinking about picking up Nascar 2011 which is out this month problem is i don't think it's being released in the UK so will have to import the game which would be NTSC so will it work on a Pal Xbox ?

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Buying Trainers Online



After spending the day walking round Croydon trying to find some Trainers with no luck due to the 6 sports shops i went into having a terrible selection, no new ones or any classics "give me my Reebok Classics" i gave up and for the first time i decided to buy online

Well after looking at a few sites and not finding what i wanted i came across http://www.prodirectselect.com/ which had about the best selection i came across from old styles to new ones so after only ever wearing Reebok Classics i fancied a change and got myself a pair of New Balance 670 trainers and after putting in my order they turned up a couple of days later so was very happy with there service and then main thing the price

So if your after buying trainers online head over to Pro-Direct Select for good prices and fast delivery

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

AudioGalaxy Cloud Music Player



Audiogalaxy's new cloud music player puts all your music and playlists at your fingertips from any computer or mobile phone works with all things i and android

Just started using as having problems with Zumocast and just wanted something to stream music from PC to ipod so just started using AudioGalaxy which works really well plus is free, you just have to setup a account

http://www.audiogalaxy.com

Monday, 10 January 2011

ooTunes vs Tunein Radio



ooTunes



Spec

FREEDOM OF CHOICE
It is yours. Like Reggae? Listen to seven reggae stations in Jamaica. Classical? How about WFMT in Chicago, WGBH in Boston, Minnesota Public Radio, Radio Swiss in Bern or classical stations from Melbourne to Montreal, Strasbourg to Sydney?

Choose by genre (150 of them): Blues to Bollywood, Rap to Ragtime, Salsa to SKA, Talk to Techno. Find by country or cities of the world. Eavesdrop all over the world on local discussions, news and talk: even police calls. Left or right, listen to either side blather! Whether local or pro, catch the big game live, wherever you are.

TOTAL LISTENING PLEASURE
As your favorite songs play, savor full-screen album art* sing along with the lyrics*, bookmark for later, or pop over to watch it on YouTube, right in the app! Search and buy it right from iTunes. Automatic recording lets you hear it again and again!

INNOVATIVE RADIO EXPLORATION
Radio RooLette: See what's playing on 100's of stations at once. Tap to listen. It's that easy. A great way to skip commercials, find new stations, or sample a variety of music.

FEATURE RICH
Want to wake up to bedtime music from China? Set an alarm. Fall asleep listening, with a sleep timer. Record what you hear for a trip with no internet access. Find a song you hear on YouTube, all within one app. Are you a music junkie? Check out the ooTunes Server** to get your 50,000 track iTunes library on your 8 gb iPhone. No other radio app has it all!



Tunein Radio



Spec

NEW FOR iOS 4
• Play all stations, podcasts and recordings in the background on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3rd Gen iPod touch (32/64 GB), 4th Gen iPod touch, and iPad
• Control audio playback with the built-in music controls, Apple headphone controls and most dock controls
• Stream audio to an AirPlay compatible receiver (requires iOS 4.2)

KEY FEATURES
• Record any station for playback later (on demand or with record timer)
• Alarm Clock
• Play MP3 and AAC stations in the background in Safari on non-multitasking capable devices
• RadioTime directory featuring 40,000+ radio stations and thousands of radio shows
• Simple, quick, and easy-to-use interface
• Browse or search for your favorite shows and find out what stations they're currently available on
• Browse local stations with GPS or WiFi location
• Search for stations by keyword
• Browse stations by genre or location
• Pause live streams for up to 30 minutes
• Rewind and fast forward within last 30 minutes streamed (skip directly to the beginning of songs when listening to stations with song information)
• Listen to podcasts of radio shows when available
• Bookmark your favorite stations, categories or shows
• Sleep timer
• Search for stations playing your favorite song or artist (only select US stations currently supported)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
• Bookmarks list displays current song or show for each station when available
• Show or station logo displayed when available
• Album art displayed when available
• Current song or show information displayed when available
• View station schedules when available
• Choose an alternate stream or bit rate when available
• View related and recommended streams, shows and genres
• View station website and twitter page
• Listen to artist station in Last.fm app
• Buy currently playing song on iTunes
• Automatic restart of last playing station on startup
• Automatic reconnect on loss of connection
• Enter custom stream URLs

Under the hood they both look good with great features and more options than you could ever need so what one should you go for £2.99 for ooTunes or 59p for Tunein Radio ?

Well if you read most of the reviews it looks like even with it's higher price ooTunes is the one to go for but after using both you come to realize that oo is a complete mess, yes it has a few more tricks up it's sleeve but if you can ever workout how to use them or even find them within the menus you must be a rocket scientist as it's like looking for a sock after a fight at a jumble sale, also it can record radio shows via the timer but some thing which i find odd is that you can set a start time but there's no stop time ?

As for Tunein Radio it's a joy to use with it's clean interface and menus where everything is at hand which feels like you put them there yourself plus when setting timers if gives you the option of when you want it to start and stop something sadly missing from oo

So what one should you buy, well it's a easy one Tunein Radio and even if the prices were swapped round i would be happy to pay £2.99 for Tunein but lucky for us it's only 59p "bargain"

Link to Buy

Or find via the App store on your iPod or iPhone

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver



Hello all i just got my hands on a Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver

I got one as i got fed up with having to use a lead from my amp if i wanted to play music or podcasts form my iPod Touch so as it was only about £17 i splashed the cash

It comes with two sets of leads to connect to your amp 3.5mm to RCA and a 35mm to 3.5 cable plus the power adapter which only took about a min to setup with my amp and iPod Touch plus as i have a bluetooth dongle for my PC i hocked that up as well

Have to say it's a really good device but don't expect great sound quality as it sounds like someone nicked the top and bottom end of my music plus the range is limited to the room your in but for what i wanted i'm happy and would recommend for the money


Belkin Link

The great thing now i can use Zumocast on PC and iPod Touch which lets me play all my music which is stored on PC to my ipod which then sends it to amp and speakers via bluetooth

Update now using a Crystal Acoustics BluDAC Bluetooth Receiver

Sunday, 2 January 2011

ZumoCast 1.1 Download For Windows



If your having trouble finding a copy of Zumocast find version 1.1 for windows below which once installed will auto update to 1.3.2

Download Link
Or
Download Link

Blackout - 'L.O.V.E.'



Another great track from Blackout 'L.O.V.E.' can't wait for the album to come out