Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Internet Access Withdrawal symtoms.. ARRGGHHH!

Dan (0ddness) isn't the only person who is having problems with his internet connection. After returning home from our week away in Laindon, I find that MY broadband connection, along with our telephone has stopped working. We were having problems with BT before our holiday and they promised that it would be sorted.... Its just got worse!!!

AND YES... we have paid our bills!

So, I am without internet access at home (which is a bummer), and I'm having to resort to using the school internet system for all of my downloading needs (as an administrator, I don't get all those pesky restrictions that everyone else gets!!! HE HE!!).

Monday, June 04, 2007

We're back....

We're back!!! (I bet you didn't even notice that I had gone!!!!).

We've just spent the last week visiting my family and friends in my hometown of Laindon, Essex only to come home to the usual crap that we've been having to put up with since our holiday last year (I will explain in more detail in a future post). Anyway, its good to be back home again, working, and generally letting things return to normality again.

During our visit we managed to cram as much as we could in the short time that we were there (including meeting up with old friends Dan, Jo and family, Pete and Gemma), as well as day trips to Southend (can't beat a nice stroll along Southend Pier), London and of course the shopping mecca that is Basildon! Oh... did I mention about us getting lost while having a walk in Langdon Hills!!

Anyway, I took loads of great panoramic photos which I am currently processing so expect to see them soon on my Panoramics website.

Friday, May 18, 2007

28 Weeks Later

I'm not a great fan of modern British films - they tend to be crap, unfunny comedies with knobs like Hugh Grant starring in them.... 2002 saw the release of the fantastic 28 Days Later, a movie about a virus outbreak in the UK that causes its victims to turn into a permanent state of 'rage', killing/infecting everyone (very zombieish) totally decimating the population and generally putting the country in the catagory of 'worst place you would like to spend your holiday'.

When I heard about a sequel several months ago, I got all excited. Well, tonight I have just seen '28 Weeks Later' and boy what a film!!!!

I'm not quite sure whether it's better than the original or not, but that doesn't mean it wasn't any good - far from it. One of the best horror movies I've seen in a long time, and it has helped restore my faith in the British film industry.

I'm not going to reveal too much of what happens - this post is more of a recommendation, but some of the highlights have to be Napalming London, The helicopter 'chopping' scene, and of course the fantastic ending, certainly an indication that there might be a '28 Months Later' or something along those lines in the near future.

Go and see it!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Noisy Pillars.... The Remix

Finally, it's here.... The follow up to last years Commodore music video "Not Another Comic Bakery Remix"... Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you my remix of -

Noisy Pillars

This song is based on a fantastic song written by Jeroen Tel of Maniacs of Noise sometime in the late 80's. Hope to get a better quality version uploaded onto YouTube within the next couple of days....

Enjoy!... Oh, and you'll need a pretty good, fast internet connection for the streaming video

Sunday, May 13, 2007

"Its the end of the world as we know it..."

Well, not exactly....

Just been messing around in 3D, trying to put together a short little CGI movie showing the end of the world. Here's a still-image from the movie - expect to see the full scene soon.

Click here for a larger image

Friday, May 04, 2007

Job (Part 2)

Well... I had my job interview for the Network Managers post this morning at 9.20, and after being interviewed by the Headmaster, Deputy Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster, Director of ICT and Assistant Director of ICT (phew), I am happy to say...

I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!

The competition was fierce (well, I was the only candidate), and as one of them apparently said during their deliberation.............

"I liked the first one"!!

Just got to find a new Network Technician now to replace me.