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The First Selfie

12/05/2017 in Misc Stuff 142 views
The First Selfie
Snapped in New York on the roof of the Marceau Studio on Fifth Avenue, across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral, this picture features...

Bacon and Egg McVomit

07/10/2016 in Rants 180 views
Bacon and Egg McVomit
Once upon a time there was a pie place, it was called Georgie Pie. Young and drunk it was the best place to stop in the middle of the night...

Read and then spew in the Car

27/08/2016 in Geeky 256 views
Read and then spew in the Car
So what’s happening there is the brain’s getting mixed messages. It’s getting signals from the muscles and the eyes saying we are still and

100 Tips from a Professional Photographer

21/12/2015 in Geeky 400 views
100 Tips from a Professional Photographer
This list is for me to re-read at my leisure, but you can read it too :p Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn't mean that t...

Biblical Unicorns

21/12/2015 in Misc Stuff 504 views
Biblical Unicorns
Here, for the record, are all of the unicorn mentions in the King James Bible: Numbers 23:22 — God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as

Do not Share This

12/12/2015 in Misc Stuff 396 views
Do not Share This
Humans are built for anarchy, if only by virtue of the fact that cogito, ergo, sum. It’s cool to have a spine and a strong sense of self...

The First Photo Ever

11/12/2015 in Geeky 329 views
The First Photo Ever
Boulevard du Temple, a daguerreotype made by Louis Daguerre in 1838, is generally accepted as the earliest photograph to include people. It

The most annoying Christmas song is...

04/12/2015 in Polls 469 views
The most annoying Christmas song is...
Poll

The Mailbox Project

30/11/2015 in Misc Stuff 321 views
The Mailbox Project
I have decided to start shooting (with camera) New Zealand mailboxes, with the intention of creating a 'coffee table' style book of interest...

What is Black Friday?

27/11/2015 in Geeky 379 views
What is Black Friday?
Contrary to popular belief, the term Black Friday has nothing to do with retailers’ bottom lines turning from red to black (more on that lat...

Stupid

26/11/2015 in Quotes 305 views
Not everyone is not stupid

Two Wolves

18/11/2015 in Quotes 397 views
Two Wolves
There are two wolves who are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. The question is... which wolf wins?

Whats with all the Smiths?

09/11/2015 in Geeky 406 views
Whats with all the Smiths?
Everybody knows a Smith. There's Will Smith. Of course, who can forget Kevin Smith? And for a short time, a nazi-fighting archaeologist you

Whats with the clapping?

03/11/2015 in Misc Stuff 336 views
Whats with the clapping?
Why is it we strike our hands together violently to indicate we're appreciative of what someone did? It’s an odd thing, an arbitrary cultura...

Things to do while shopping

03/11/2015 in Misc Stuff 306 views
Things to do while shopping
Set all the alarm clocks in to go off at 5-minute intervals. Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to feminine products aisle...

Conversation Hack

01/11/2015 in Misc Stuff 317 views
Conversation Hack
You always… or You never…  No one always or never does anything. People don’t see themselves as one-dimensional, so you shouldn’t at...

The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis

27/10/2015 in Reviews 963 views

The Subject of Cheese

26/10/2015 in Quotes 316 views
The Subject of Cheese
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

The First Guitar Effects Pedal

24/10/2015 in Geeky 657 views
The First Guitar Effects Pedal
The earliest sound effects were strictly studio productions. In the mid to late 1940s, recording engineers and experimental musicians such a...

Information vs Knowledge

20/10/2015 in Quotes 256 views
Information vs Knowledge
You might know what a pack of cards is, but if you dont know any games, they are just coasters.

Yet another guitar solo

12/10/2015 in Doon? 349 views
Yet another guitar solo
As well as taking far too many photos and upsetting grammar nazis with my semi-eloquent rants, I also like to spend time hurting guitars. H...

Grand Theft Auto 6 News

12/10/2015 in Geeky 411 views
Grand Theft Auto 6 News
1. GTA 6 WILL be released. The release date is unknown and could be anytime in the foreseeable future, assuming that date gives Rockstar eno...

Delorean Hot Wheels Found!

06/10/2015 in Geeky 2589 views
Delorean Hot Wheels Found!
So I finally, after around a year of searching local shops, found some Hot Wheels BTTF cars. While I am super happy about this, I really wis...

Words You Probably Didn’t Know Were Portmanteaus

17/09/2015 in Geeky 425 views
Words You Probably Didn’t Know Were Portmanteaus
Don’t know what a portmanteau is? If you have heard of the words brunch, blog and pixel, then yes, you know portmanteaus (just not what they...

16 Phrase Origins

12/09/2015 in Geeky 414 views
16 Phrase Origins
1. The word Bupkis, common slang for nothing, comes from the Yiddish phrase meaning having about as much worth as goat turds. 2. The phr...

NZ Photography Laws

11/09/2015 in Doon? 343 views
NZ Photography Laws
So last week in Pak n Save I was told that I am not allowed to take photos. Turns out that legally, as long as I'm not shooting people, this...

How to be an Opportunistic Photographer

11/09/2015 in Misc Stuff 458 views
How to be an Opportunistic Photographer
It's all in the eyes. I believe you first need to be the kind of person who not just notices things, but has a second look at things with...

Twenty indicators that signal you may be living in the Matrix

07/09/2015 in Misc Stuff 379 views
Twenty indicators that signal you may be living in the Matrix
1. You spend most of your time devoted to paying off a mortgage rather than enjoying life. 2. You can’t wait for the weekend to come.

The Problem with Shoes

31/08/2015 in Rants 432 views
The Problem with Shoes
I have come to the conclusion that socks should just be 'indoor shoes' - How I came to this epiphany is really quite simple, there is so...

GTA5 Fan / Windmill Madness

29/08/2015 in Geeky 340 views
GTA5 Fan / Windmill Madness
Not sure WTF is going on here. The first lobby I was in was full of people so I assumed one of them was using Mod Menu or whatever to spawn

Toilet Paper - The other debate

27/08/2015 in Polls 644 views
Toilet Paper - The other debate
Poll

Delorean 4x4

19/08/2015 in Geeky 431 views

Pen clicking finger drummers

14/08/2015 in Rants 796 views
Pen clicking finger drummers
We've all been put in the situation where someone is drumming their fingers, clicking a pen, humming a loop or some other irritating thing,

The New Zealand Flag

12/08/2015 in Rants 1368 views
The New Zealand Flag
If you are not from around here or haven't been paying attention to the media (I wouldn't suggest you do anyway) there is a debate going on

Worlds End - What would you miss?

06/08/2015 in Misc Stuff 400 views
Worlds End - What would you miss?
So I was reading an article at http://sott.net titled 'Is something coming in September Why are so many people storing food and supplies' -...

Failure in life

05/08/2015 in Quotes 370 views
Failure in life
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

Android Operating System One Year From Being Sentient

30/07/2015 in Geeky 271 views
Android Operating System One Year From Being Sentient
A confidential report seen by The Allium confirms that the android operating system is now only one year away from being sentient and is bui...

It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder...

17/07/2015 in Quotes 314 views
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder...
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Half the harm

15/07/2015 in Quotes 366 views
Half the harm
Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not inte...

The Martian by Andy Wier

13/07/2015 in Reviews 841 views
The Martian by Andy Wier
They thought he was dead, so they left without him. Kinda sounds like Home Alone, it kinda is. There are accidents, lots of swearing, incred...

Crossworlds

09/07/2015 in Reviews 377 views
Crossworlds
A young man discovers that his father was from another dimension and that he is the key to the operation of a crystal that can be the decidi...

Influx by Daniel Suarez

08/07/2015 in Reviews 350 views
 Influx by Daniel Suarez
Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity - a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics

Google Photos App Ruined

07/07/2015 in Rants 424 views
Google Photos App Ruined
Late last week Google Photos updated, lets call it an update - it was more of a total downgrade in my opinion. Google Photos used to conta...

That embarrassing song you like

29/06/2015 in Misc Stuff 667 views
That embarrassing song you like
Everyone has a song that they are ashamed to admit they like. My best guess its probably an 80s song. When you consider the fact that un...

Free House

21/06/2015 in Quotes 331 views
Free House
Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.

Anthropocentrism

14/06/2015 in Geeky 449 views
Anthropocentrism
Here's a fancy word for you: Anthropocentrism. It's basically the idea that human beings are at the center of all things on the planet and i...

The Circular Banking Clusterfuck

11/06/2015 in Rants 409 views
The Circular Banking Clusterfuck
I am working on a personal project that involves taking online payments. As a web dev I've done quite a few of these over the years but neve...

You know whats not cool

03/06/2015 in Misc Stuff 275 views

How to Wallpaper

26/05/2015 in Rants 376 views
How to Wallpaper
Don't. Find another way. Burn the house down. Run away, or maybe paint, do anything but attempting wallpapering. Don't watch experts do i...

Some things for you to repost

24/05/2015 in Misc Stuff 406 views
Some things for you to repost
100,000 sperm and you were the fastest?42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name...

Survivor

14/05/2015 in Reviews 290 views
Survivor
Not the band who wrote the song Eye of the tiger, the other thing, the reality tv show. Is it meant to be a reality show? I don't know, but...

10 Deadliest Jobs

10/05/2015 in Misc Stuff 305 views
10 Deadliest Jobs
10 Deadliest Jobs

A good example

08/05/2015 in Quotes 336 views
A good example
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Bill Nye - Undeniable

04/05/2015 in Reviews 314 views
Bill Nye - Undeniable
Bill Nye has always and will always be that spokesperson for science who can engage people who know nothing about science. He is erudite, el...

Please Enjoy Parking

04/05/2015 in Rants 252 views
Please Enjoy Parking
Please If its this enjoyable, should you need to say that? Enjoy parking? 120 mins - Are we enjoying this because its 120 mins? IMO 2 Hou...

The Red Delorean

04/05/2015 in Geeky 382 views
The Red Delorean
So I'm still trying to hunt down a BTTF Delorean from the Hot Wheels Collector series. This one was was close, but it's a standard Delo...

Programming Sucks

29/04/2015 in Quotes 449 views
Programming Sucks
Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before th...

Why does the sun shine?

29/04/2015 in Misc Stuff 323 views
They Might Be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)Directed by Hine Mizushima. From the DVD/CD set Here C...

Not so blissful

26/04/2015 in Geeky 450 views
Not so blissful
The default Windows XP wallpaper containing rolling green hills, blue sky and fluffy white clouds is a real photo, taken by a real photograp...

Just a moment

23/04/2015 in Geeky 400 views
Just a moment
Just a moment to most people might be a few seconds or some other very short interval, but what you may not know is that a moment was once a...

Cure for seasickness

22/04/2015 in Quotes 338 views
Cure for seasickness
A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.

Photography Cheat Sheet

22/04/2015 in Geeky 500 views
Photography Cheat Sheet
Want to capture excellent photos? Then you need to understand three things — the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO. The aperture

Why u no blog

14/04/2015 in Doon? 363 views
Why u no blog
No words, that is what I have posted in the last week or so. Why? Assisted a friend with shooting a music video at his farm. Shot him,

The Same Mistakes

05/04/2015 in Quotes 902 views
The Same Mistakes
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Device Rage

05/04/2015 in Rants 473 views
Device Rage
HULK SMASH! That's one of the nicer things that go through my head when the device in question is either not doing that I want INSTANTLY, no...

Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series

04/04/2015 in Rants 1736 views
Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series
A while ago Hot Wheels started producing movie/tv cars under the category Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series. Normally I only collect1/25...

The Douche Burger

04/04/2015 in Misc Stuff 666 views
The Douche Burger
New York City’s 666 Burger food truck has a treat for you. For just $666 you can purchase a foie gras-stuffed Kobe patty covered in Gruyere

Facefood Shop

02/04/2015 in Misc Stuff 3601 views
Facefood Shop
Dear Humanity, please stop this shit.

Oculus Rift bought by Facebook

31/03/2015 in Rants 508 views
Oculus Rift bought by Facebook
I really like Oculus Rift. It's fun, interesting and has great potential. This might be old news to you, but I just read that Facebook bough...

The Worst Sims Play

31/03/2015 in Misc Stuff 530 views
The Worst Sims Play
Years ago when I played The Sims I downloaded and added a Hacked telescope, when used at the right time, Sims get abducted by aliens and som...

Kamikaze Helmets

29/03/2015 in Quotes 2293 views
Kamikaze Helmets
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

David Michell - Backstory

29/03/2015 in Reviews 430 views
David Michell - Backstory
You might know David Mitchell from the UK panel show circuit - such hits/bullshit as Would I lie to you,The Big Fat Quiz, Mock the Week and

The Great NZ HDMI rip off

26/03/2015 in Rants 480 views
The Great NZ HDMI rip off
I was just flicking through the Dick Smith mailer while eating toast this morning, as you do, when I saw that they have HDMI cables on speci...

Rapper Clocks

25/03/2015 in Quotes 2990 views
Rapper Clocks
I wonder why as hip-hop got past the 1980s, that those homies didn't swap to wearing giant digital clocks around their necks..Y'all know wut...

Maddox

25/03/2015 in Reviews 372 views
Maddox
I didn't think I'd ever review a website, based on that previous statement, I may never again, however since that is exactly what I'm about

Supertroopers 2

24/03/2015 in Misc Stuff 406 views
Supertroopers 2
Fans of the 2001 Broken Lizard comedy Super Troopers have been hoping for a sequel to the film for years. While there have been rumblings an...

Google Cardboard

24/03/2015 in Geeky 322 views
Google Cardboard
Can't afford Oculus Rift? Get Cardboard - GoogleGoogle lists companies and organizations on this page at its own discretion and convenien...

The 4000mph Hyperloop Train

24/03/2015 in Geeky 315 views
The 4000mph Hyperloop Train
The Tesla Motors co-founder called the fast train a cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table at the D11 Conference ear...

Your Parents

24/03/2015 in Quotes 396 views
Your Parents
If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.

App Review: Quora

24/03/2015 in Reviews 502 views
App Review: Quora
Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. On and off I

Black Books Season 1

23/03/2015 in Reviews 302 views
Black Books Season 1
Entire season 1. Black Books S01E01 - Cooking the BooksChannel 4 sitcom about the antics of foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop own...

Flash Forward

23/03/2015 in Reviews 410 views
Flash Forward
I've just finished reading Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer. I got the feeling about halfway through that there may have been a movie or TV...

Free Windows 10 Upgrade

23/03/2015 in Geeky 318 views
Free Windows 10 Upgrade
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, licensed or not when it launches this summ...

The Blackest Black Ever

22/03/2015 in Geeky 333 views
The Blackest Black Ever
VantaBlack - What the funk is it? - Its name comes from the term Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays. There is nothing blacker, not even a ba...

The Science of Awkward

22/03/2015 in Geeky 273 views
The Science of Awkwardnessawkward......... Empathetic Embarrassment: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: Why Are We Morbidly Curious? Open L...

No Movies or No Music

17/03/2015 in Polls 696 views
No Movies or No Music
Poll

The Worlds Deepest Hole

15/03/2015 in Geeky 405 views
The Worlds Deepest Hole
Remove this rusted metal cap and the world's deepest hole tunnels miles into the Earth. However, we know more about certain distant galaxies...

Pi Day

15/03/2015 in Geeky 459 views
Pi Day
Get ready for this - at 26 minutes and 53 seconds after 9a.m, we will pass a date and time represented by the first 10 digits of Pi. Very ex...

The first video on YouTube

14/03/2015 in Geeky 305 views
The first video on YouTube
Me at the zoo is the first video to have been uploaded to YouTube. It was uploaded at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005 by the site's cofo...

Which time travel direction would you go?

14/03/2015 in Polls 779 views
Which time travel direction would you go?
Poll

No Facebook or No Internet?

13/03/2015 in Polls 816 views
No Facebook or No Internet?
Poll

Shooting Levick in the face

12/03/2015 in Doon? 439 views
Shooting Levick in the face
Had a great afternoon yesterday once again shooting Simon Levick for his soon to be launched website. I have permission to post a chunk of t...

Songs are Time Travel

10/03/2015 in Quotes 593 views
Songs are Time Travel
Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who's connected with it, the studio...

Hollow World

09/03/2015 in Reviews 438 views
Hollow World
I've always been a massive fan of Time Travel books, sadly they are few and far between when you are an avid reader. I'm about 80% through t...

I'm not to old for this shit

09/03/2015 in Misc Stuff 1310 views
I'm not to old for this shit
I've been playing guitar for quite a while, so naturally when I meet someone eventually I'll ask if they play music. Its actually amazing ho...

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 4

08/03/2015 in Geeky 382 views
My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 4
I know, I know - I wasn't going to do any more GTA posts, but fuck it, I'm just going to keep this one simple. Most of these are Day kind of...

Web Toy - You have a message

07/03/2015 in Geeky 392 views
Web Toy - You have a message
I had some programming down time the other day, but still felt like making something (its my job and my hobby, lucky I know) So I made a sli...

Creative Swearing

06/03/2015 in Misc Stuff 1266 views
Creative Swearing
One day someone cut me off so bad in traffic I was lost for a decent swear word to use - in a split second my brain engaged my mouth at full...

Hell for the company

05/03/2015 in Quotes 319 views
Hell for the company
Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

Spocking

05/03/2015 in Misc Stuff 389 views
Spocking
Canadians have been asked to stop drawing Leonard Nimoy-inspired Mr Spock pictures on their $5 bank notes. For years, fans of the famous

GTA5 Online - NEW MODES!

05/03/2015 in Geeky 362 views
GTA5 Online - NEW MODES!
The new modes are called Come Out to Play, Siege Mentality, and Hasta La Vista. In Come Out to Play, a team of three are racing to make it

Ginger Beer

05/03/2015 in Reviews 1367 views
Ginger Beer
There comes a point when you are thirsty that despite the massive amount of drinks available, they all suddenly look the same - Coke, Fanta,...

Strings

04/03/2015 in Misc Stuff 410 views
Strings

Good Losers

04/03/2015 in Quotes 388 views
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

MortPlayer Audio Book Player

04/03/2015 in Reviews 1252 views
MortPlayer Audio Book Player
I decided to review an Android app because sometimes the good ones are hard to find. IMO Audiobooks are bit of a niche thing as far as phone...

Mad World

04/03/2015 in Quotes 384 views
Mad World
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had...

10 Universal Android Tips and Tricks That You Should Know

02/03/2015 in Geeky 838 views
10 Universal Android Tips and Tricks That You Should Know
10 Universal Android Tips and Tricks That You Should KnowI'll admit that my relationship with Android got off to a rocky start. My first sma...

When Tech Fails

02/03/2015 in Geeky 340 views
When Tech Fails
Nothing fucking sucks as much as your hard drive not wanting to be a hard drive any more.

Antidisestablishmentarianism

01/03/2015 in Geeky 2314 views
Antidisestablishmentarianism
Antidisestablishmentarianism - what a word! Do you know it? I've known it since I was about 10 years old. My uncle would ask me to try and s...

Space Pen

25/02/2015 in Geeky 318 views
Space Pen
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this...

Facebook Envy

25/02/2015 in Misc Stuff 447 views
Facebook Envy
Facebook has been criticized for making people envious and unhappy due to the constant exposure to positive yet unrepresentative highlights

A high-powered mutant

23/02/2015 in Quotes 360 views
There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live,...

Curious

23/02/2015 in Misc Stuff 339 views
Curious
I was browsing for audiobooks the other day when I read the following about a book titled 'Curious' - I thought it was interesting. We've c...

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 3

23/02/2015 in Geeky 349 views
My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 3
Looking back I've noticed that I've posted quite a lot about GTA5 so this will be the last one for a while unless something amazing happens

Lots of shooting

22/02/2015 in Doon? 333 views
Lots of shooting
I've had a busy few days - shooting in Puhoi and its famous cheese shop (as yet not uploaded), Wenderholm park (as yet not uploaded) and tod...

Calculating God

20/02/2015 in Reviews 407 views
Calculating God
As a prelude to the book the author states that he had an idea for a book, then wrote it in reverse to see where it went, which works. Witho...

A Million Ways To Die in the West

19/02/2015 in Reviews 360 views
A Million Ways To Die in the West
So I've just finished the audio book of A Million Ways To Die in the West - very funny and not badly written. At the point where I had about...

Drive-by Shooting

18/02/2015 in Geeky 392 views
Drive-by Shooting
As my car is out of commission, I initially found shooting from a moving vehicle bit of a challenge, especially ending up with power poles i...

Stabbing Fools

18/02/2015 in Quotes 386 views
Stabbing Fools
Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. Intelligent people take a knife, cut the cord, and set themselves free from the fools.

Internet

16/02/2015 in Quotes 315 views
Internet
Don't drink and internet.

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 2b

14/02/2015 in Geeky 318 views
My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 2b
In GTA5 occasionally a crate is dropped, full of goodies which as mostly the same, a t-shirt, some RP, a gun etc, here's my idea for an onli...

Die Screaming

12/02/2015 in Quotes 593 views
Die Screaming
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did - in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.

Sensory Adaptation

11/02/2015 in Geeky 345 views
Sensory Adaptation
Neural adaptation or sensory adaptation is a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus. It is usua...

Valentines Day Origin

11/02/2015 in Misc Stuff 391 views
Valentines Day Origin
Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitt...

Im not racist but...

11/02/2015 in Quotes 300 views
Most stick figures are black.

Rage Against the Routine

09/02/2015 in Rants 354 views
Rage Against the Routine
At the risk of sounding like one of those awakening/conspiracy know the truth type articles that are often shared around social networks (an...

Entropy Area

09/02/2015 in Geeky 845 views
Entropy Area
In thermodynamics, entropy (usual symbol S) is a measure of the number of specific ways in which a thermodynamic system may be arranged, com...

Churches...

08/02/2015 in Quotes 352 views
Churches...
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.

Predator Manhole Cover

08/02/2015 in Geeky 639 views
While outside Pak n Save Silverdale today I noticed (I notice things) this manhole cover with Predator writing on it. Feel free to google i...

I am a fucking idiot

08/02/2015 in Rants 303 views
I am a fucking idiot
So I thought I would create a new module which shows the most popular post for the week. To do this I needed to change how the date was stor...

30 ways to lose an argument

07/02/2015 in Misc Stuff 319 views
30 ways to lose an argument
Most people enjoy a good discussion (lets call it that) or debate (that's better) however not many people like to lose one, some are gracefu...

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 2

06/02/2015 in Geeky 422 views
My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 2
Since posting part one, Rockstar have made some suggestions about Grand Theft Auto 6: Rockstar Games President, Leslie Benzies said: We've g...

Everybody is a genius

06/02/2015 in Quotes 308 views
Everybody is a genius
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Why Morrissey is a dickhead

04/02/2015 in Rants 1790 views
Why Morrissey is a dickhead
I found out a few years ago by utterly wasting my time to go and see this morons show, that you will be searched at the door for meat, yes,

Rockstar confirms GTA 6

04/02/2015 in Geeky 442 views
Rockstar confirms GTA 6
We haven't even received GTA V on the PC yet, which was delayed from January to March, but now we're hearing the first rumbles of GTA VI. Ye...

Making Money in Music

01/02/2015 in Misc Stuff 609 views
Making Money in Music
Where does all the money go? Check out this infographic which goes some way to explain the fuck all that musicians end up with (with some ex...

5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know

03/02/2015 in Geeky 327 views
5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know
5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn't KnowChances are most of us are quite familiar with YouTube. YouTube is the largest video channel on the...

Adobe Nightmareweaver

02/02/2015 in Reviews 346 views
Adobe Nightmareweaver
Dreamweaver - sigh. Anyone who uses it will understand what the sigh is for. It's not an endearing sigh like the ones you might produce th...

Demolition Jet Boats

01/02/2015 in Misc Stuff 332 views
Demolition Jet Boats
I used to have a category for great ideas, which after review seemed ambitious, however I do from time to time have ideas, some good, some b...

Mad Season (Band)

31/01/2015 in Reviews 407 views
Mad Season (Band)
Woke up to some great news on the internet - Mad Season, one of my fav old grunge bands have reformed with the surviving members and guests

Prince Lestat

29/01/2015 in Reviews 692 views
Prince Lestat
I've just finished reading (audio book) Prince Lestat, the 11th book in the Vampire Chronicles series and unlike movie sequels that let you

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 1

29/01/2015 in Geeky 427 views
My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 1
So I've just finished the PS4 single player - having done that, I have a few ideas for improving Grand Theft Auto.See all the guns in the sc...

Risky Business

29/01/2015 in Quotes 344 views
If you're not willing to risk it all, then you don't want it bad enough.

Simon Levick Music

28/01/2015 in Doon? 636 views
Simon Levick Music
I am currently working with a guy who is a very talented guitarist, singer and songwriter and also my friend. He has a very interesting styl...

Hot Rod Show

23/01/2015 in Doon? 354 views
Hot Rod Show
Went and shot the Orewa hot rod show today - man it was hot and man there were some seriously awesome cars there. I have added a new categor...

What have I missed on Facebook?

24/01/2015 in Rants 334 views
What have I missed on Facebook?
Thought I might pop back to Facebook for a quick look - Last week I decided to do just 1 post, requested some suggestions for a name for the...

The Best Helmet Ever

19/01/2015 in Reviews 255 views
Win!

How hot is it?

19/01/2015 in Doon? 380 views
How hot is it?
It's been hot. It's been humid, sticky and fucking hot. I don't mind heat but humidity on the other hand, in what is classified as a sub tro...

New Licence Plate

08/02/2015 in Geeky 379 views
New Licence Plate
TYMTRAVL

Thank you

17/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 396 views
Thank you
Man! I can't believe how many views my stuff is getting!When I started this and snobbed Faceberk I really thought this place would be just m...

Making Alex Famous

15/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 349 views
Making Alex Famous
So I was at Albany Mall today when I noticed that the Barfoot digital display had crashed, so of course I had to investigate. I got the brow...

Screamers

15/01/2015 in Quotes 302 views
People yawning in their cars on the way to work might well be screaming.

The Domains Rant

08/02/2015 in Rants 459 views
The Domains Rant
I wasn't sure if this should go in Rants or Geeky as this is going to be a geeky rant, indecision aside, here it is:So since deciding to bui...

The Speed of Shadows

13/01/2015 in Quotes 239 views
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.

The Gas Coffee Situtation

12/01/2015 in Rants 332 views
The Gas Coffee Situtation
I don't know about you, but when I go to a gas station, I want fucking gas, if I want books I go to a fucking book shop, if I want a phone,

The subtle art of not giving a fuck

11/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 360 views
The subtle art of not giving a fuck
Despite the title I suggest you give a fuck about this article if you want to relax more with your day to day life.People often say the key

People Poem

10/01/2015 in Quotes 253 views
Some people are poetry, some are just mumbles.

The Anubis Gates

11/01/2015 in Reviews 470 views
The Anubis Gates
This time it's not an audio book, it's a real book - I haven't read an actual real book in a while, which is strange for me as I do enjoy th...

New And Improved Names

11/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 256 views
New And Improved Names
Some of these are fuckin hilarious!! 20 New And Improved Names For Boring, Everyday StuffPosted: Words are hard. Whether it's due to a

When God talks back...

11/01/2015 in Quotes 329 views
When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic.

Open Minded...

11/01/2015 in Quotes 357 views
By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

Back to the T-Shirt Future

10/01/2015 in Doon? 302 views
Jealous?

Delorean DMC-12 unofficial 2012 concept

10/01/2015 in Geeky 271 views
Wow - quite an improvement! Delorean DMC-12 unofficial 2012 conceptI am a big fan of the Delorean DMC-12. Even without Doc Brown's time-mac...

PSN is down

09/01/2015 in Geeky 305 views
PSN is down
PSN was down, it's still glitchy as fuck - getting signed out, GTA5 online servers are either all empty or missions time out. Shitty.

The GTA5 for PS4 Saga

08/01/2015 in Rants 302 views
So a 2-3 weeks ago I bought GTA5 for PS4 online from JB HI-FI, the site said it was in stock (maybe you can see where this is going), the pu...

Inside an acoustic guitar!

08/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 3871 views
Amazing.

Back to the Future Time

08/01/2015 in Geeky 313 views
Back to the Future Time
Just when you thought Back to the Future has already given you everything it could, there is more. I watched this again last night and as I

GTA5 Licence Plate Change

06/01/2015 in Geeky 268 views
If like me you made a poor first choice with your licence plate using iFruit and found you can no longer edit it - don't cry, you can get it...

Facebook Trust

06/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 335 views
Interesting...Guy Kawasaki: Facebook Should Be Wary of Losing Its Users' TrustFormer Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki discusses what he w...

Weird

05/01/2015 in Quotes 304 views
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Nunchucks

05/01/2015 in Quotes 355 views
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.Teach a man to fish, he'll eat for life. Give an octopus nunchucks, no one's eating fish ever again.

Potatoes

05/01/2015 in Quotes 253 views
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

How To Block Ads on Android

04/01/2015 in Geeky 411 views
Yay for this!How To Block Ads In Android Apps, Games And BrowsersAds are a necessary evil. Many websites and applications are providing you

Fat Cats

04/01/2015 in Rants 302 views
Fat Cats
I was just watching TV, which I very rarely do, and caught an advert for cat treats, which made a feature out of the calorie count per treat...

Drive Club - PS4

03/01/2015 in Reviews 297 views
Drive Club - PS4
I bought a PS4 a few weeks ago, it came with Drive Club free, however they had none in stock, which means since GTA5 for PS4 cannot be found...

Timeline

01/01/2015 in Reviews 395 views
I'm currently reading, rather listening - with Audible, to Micheal Crichton: Timeline. Michael Crichton's novel opens on the threshold

Rockstar - Enough Snow!

01/01/2015 in Geeky 355 views
Rockstar - Enough Snow!
It's been snowing in GTA5 for ages, stop it Rockstar, I'm sick of it - It's ruining the snipe distance and high speed cornering is bullshit....

My Camera

08/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 314 views
This is my camera (Canon 600D) having a rest on the beach.

Octopus Arms

08/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 255 views

Wallpaper

08/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 267 views
This was on my phone, awesome. 

My Next Vehicle

08/01/2015 in Misc Stuff 1858 views
I have decided my next vehicle is going to be a Ford Ranger:

Things to do in GTA5

01/01/2015 in Geeky 318 views
Things to do in GTA5
I've played Grand Theft Auto from the beginning; GTA1 - so yes, I'm a fan. I'm currently waiting on 2 things, heists and my copy of GTA5

Arkles Bay ReShoot

29/12/2014 in Doon? 330 views
I spent the day at Arkles Bay again today, took around 1400 shots and got super sunburnt. More soon.

Oculus Rift Test

29/12/2014 in Reviews 289 views
Currently having a go on an Oculus Rift. This is seriously one of the coolest things ever.

New Category for Skies

28/12/2014 in Doon? 324 views
I like shooting the sky, I like the shapes clouds make, and the incredible array and variations it creates. http://simonbook.co.nz/gall...

Photography and Filters

27/12/2014 in Geeky 278 views
The other day I posted a sunset on Facebook and I was asked how much saturation I must have put on it to get it so red - this has prompted t...

Playstation 4

27/12/2014 in Reviews 367 views
So I got a PS4. My first impressions, once I got past all the start up bullshit was that the interface looks and sounds like Gran Turismo. I...

People

27/12/2014 in Quotes 297 views
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Time Travel Taxi

26/12/2014 in Misc Stuff 326 views

Yee-Haaa oh.

26/12/2014 in Misc Stuff 271 views

Fucking Classy

25/12/2014 in Doon? 339 views
Saw this while out shopping today...

One Hundred Trillion Dollars

25/12/2014 in Misc Stuff 336 views

Proofs

24/12/2014 in Quotes 311 views
What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

Adulthood

24/12/2014 in Quotes 264 views
True mark of adulthood: Instead of your parents scheduling your doctor's appointments, you just avoid going to the doctor and hope you don't...

Outside just now

24/12/2014 in Doon? 311 views
Outside just now

Improved Mazda Logo

23/12/2014 in Doon? 392 views
Saw this in a carpark today...

Honesty

23/12/2014 in Quotes 321 views
One can never call a man honest until he's had the chance to steal. 

I'm sure this has happened to you

22/12/2014 in Rants 353 views
I'm sure this has happened to you
I'm sure this has happened to you. You go into a shop, say Hello to a sales person, and they reply on auto pilot with something like Good th...

NZ National Anthem

21/12/2014 in Rants 469 views
NZ National Anthem
Last night I found myself at school prize giving for my kids. Some way into it, it was announced that we should all stand for the national a...

A poem that I like

20/12/2014 in Misc Stuff 324 views
A poem that I like
This is by Stan Rice - the late husband of Anne Rice:I will tell youWhere the Devil lived.He lived in The padlockedIron-wire toolshedWh...