Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Who am I kidding? I have no honour to defend

Bum. I messed the timing of that post up too.

Simon has a point



It's a strange thing. We all work on a computer magazine, use computers each and every day and have done for years upon years of our lives.

Yet that doesn't mean that everything goes to plan.

Take MarkTheDepEd. His comic attempts to simply log in to Blogger and make a meaningful post have thus far left us, well, amused. Fortunately, he's managed it now. Bless him.

Perhaps it's because he lost at Pro Evolution Soccer again yesterday. That might be it. But he should be used to that by now.

Me, I've been playing F.E.A.R. over the past few days, and on the whole I'm finding it an anti-climax. I've got the settings such that it looks a treat on an X800 card, and whilst there's been the occasional bit of slowdown, on the whole it's running fine. The game in the early parts was great, although it very carefully segregates the action segments from the 'supernatural' part. But for me, it makes a similar misstep to the recent Fahrenheit, which I enjoyed immensely to a point. It simply, at a certain point in the game, takes leave of reality and I think the game suffers as a result. I'll keep playing though, and see if I get more enamoured, because when it hits top form, the game has been brilliant. Really. Just perhaps not the flat-out classic I was led to believe.


Defending My Honour

I have to protest. Mr Brew has made some wild accusations since my time here but frankly, that last one takes the biscuit. Granted, my previous attempts at posting blogs were laughably poor, but in my defence, I've been away from a computer for the best part of a month and I think I'm just feeling a bit computer-ropey (is that a phrase?)

Anywho, that wasn't the accusation that I'm wishing to protest against. Oh no. It's the comments about Pro Evo that have left me a little miffed. Whilst it's true that Simon did beat me yesterday, I feel slightly miffed that he hasn't acknowledged that I've blatantly been running him far closer than before and just recently, have been banging some glorious goals past Robinson and taking some fine victories in the process.

Didn't acknowledge any of that did you Mr Brew? Sorry, boss.

Anyway, I wanted to say that top podcasts of the week in my eyes are all BBC ones. Fighting Talk and Sportsweek from Radio Five and From Our Own Correspondant from Radio Four. Points for the most annoying one definately go to Radio Five's Mark Kermode Film Reviews podcast. Just awful. Mark Kermode is possibly the most annoying human being on earth. Stay clear of his pretentious pap.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

It has to start somewhere...

Blogging, eh?

About time we got our hands dirty.

The result is this, Micro Mart magazine's very own blog. It'll be used over the coming months by any member of the time with a) five minutes to jot down their thoughts and b) the password. Clearly we'll be careful with both, not least point b. You have to be careful with some people, y'know.

Naturally, this initial opening post isn't interesting at all. We'll have to do something about that. But all in good time...!



Amusingly, John Moore - my esteemed colleague - is moaning that he can't post on this blog.