Saturday, 16 August 2014

Cool Guitar Decal Renovation

Years ago my bro bought me a guitar (which I had been asking for). It was a complete surprise though that he had bought it from a school friend, as I was expecting mum to buy it from Pools in town. Anyway, it had these decals on it which have always been pretty cool, but have started to fade over the years. This is what it looks like now; 
And these are close-ups of the decals; 


The mottled white patches you see are just reflections caused by the light coming from my window. Although, my guitar(s) could do with some beeswax oil...

Monday, 11 August 2014

Weird Game Glitch?! MUST-SEE

   So, I was playing on my favourite PlayStation (1) game this morning. It ties exactly with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, but that's another story. This game that I absolutely love, this colossus of my childhood, the great, the wonderful story of the past few years is!: DRIVER2. Yes, this is my favourite. And anyone older than 20 will probably remember this thing coming out. The insane handling, the ridiculous cops, the slick villains, the madness of Take A Ride. Most people have experienced this at some point.

  My PlayStation (an original) was second hand to my cousin and he gave it to my brother, and he moved to Derby, so... I GOT IT!!!! YAY! Haha. Anyway. It's a bit worse for wear in the graphics department (even for a PS1) and this and a couple of other games slow down randomly, although it doesn't show in the video. Can anygeek tell me why that is? When you video a game, the playback is always about twice as fast?!

And BTW, the glitch is the fact that I'm on the grass under the highway, not on the highway, which shouldn't happen. Also, the cops somehow make a roadblock under a bridge. And they also have no access to the grass.

   Here's the vid:

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Driving Hilarity

I heard from dad (a driving instructor) the other day that a woman had turned up for her driving test in guess what? a ONESIE?! This absolutely cracked me up when heard, but once again 'scuse the cliche, what is this world coming to? Many a time I've seen women (and guys) in supermarkets wearing onesies. OK it's reasonable if you're going to a fancy dress as a tiger, or a giraffe or something, and choose a onesie as your costume style (instead of  say, a cat suit), and yeah in that instance, happen to walk down the street in it because you don't have a car and no one will give you a lift. But wearing it as a piece of clothing, well that just insane. Plus, who wants to wear out the feet on their new onesie on paving stones?

   Anyway. I was wondering the other day (I do that a lot BTW), what would it be like to die? I mean, no one still alive knows what it's like to die. If they did I wouldn't be asking this question. So imagine what it would be like if people could record what it's like in the last moments of their life. What does it feel like to drown? What does it feel like to fall through a crack in the ground during an earthquake? What is it like to be shot? To hang? To be burned?

   Sadly, no one has ever (to my knowledge) been able to record these things. And the only device I could come up with was one of those brain activity monitors. Although I'm fairly sure they only detect emotion, not thoughts. Also, for the earthquake scenario, I thought a mobile phone on a wire attached to the surface might be more practical. As a brain activity monitor can't be recovered from the earth's crust so easily. The phone recovery wire (not yet patented) could even be some kind of coiled/tension device, like a bungee.

  Any thoughts?