And so it begins…

*big sigh* right, here we go.
The first blog in my brand spanking new domain and indeed blog.
I can’t deny, that now the buzz of setting up this new domain is over, I can’t help but feel saddened that 6 years of my life has been lost from the previous domain/host.
It’s my own fault and ad ever a great lesson has been learned.
But, as I said in my opening statement, I’m looking forward to what the future holds for this new opportunity.

So here’s to this next 6 years…

The wonderful world of Facebook apps

Being a regular user to Facebook, I cant help but notice the shear amount of activity revolving around applications.
Now, I must admit, back in the hay day when Facebook was still in nappies, I played an application called “Poo-Fight”.

It did exactly as it did on the tin!
You earn points to unlock further turds to hurl at your friends.
The amusement of which soon wore off.
Nowadays, I see a consent barrage of messages regarding  request after request to become someone’s bitch, breed a 3 legged donkey, join my gang and so on and so fourth.

Strangely enough, I do, from time to time delve into the world of Facebook apps when I manage my “Become a Tycoon” account. Again, small amusement, short lived.

So, why do people spend most of their time playing these apps? I can’t work it out.

Now, I received an email from a very irate person, complaining about  my views about this subject.
After explaining to this moron that;
a) these are my own personal views, like it or lump it and
b) to get a grip and kiss my furry fat arse!
He still didn’t seem to grasp what I was getting at, thusly, I concluded that this person was void of any reasonable logical and in short, a complete dick!

My argument is, if Facebook, is a social networking site whereby you meet old friends, communicate, keep up to date with everyone etc, why the hell would you play games, and make friends with random people that have accepted your request to become a new proud owner of a pet donkey that’s been bred with an electric eel etc

(before anyone tries to be clever, please be warned this is sarcasm, any attempt at trying to correct the comment against scientific biological relevance will have the piss took out of them!)

I have no issues with people doing what they feel, and by all means use Facebook as you see fit. Personally, I will keep the “ignore request” buttons warm!

To close, I ask one thing;

“If Facebook is a place to meet old and new friends, catch up on gossip and generally communicate, would you sit in a pub and play Snakes and ladders, shout someone over and befriend them?”

If the answer is “yes”, clearly you have issues!

As ever, these are my views, don’t like em? email me, like_I_give_a_frig_wot_u_think@rbcsoftware.me.uk

PS. The email link does work (just proving a point)

New Year, New Start, New headaches!

Well, the holidays have now passed, and before I forget.
“Happy New Year!”

Its surprising, but with all the hype about the new year, new starts and things, I still don’t feel very positive at the moment.

I guess I’m a little bit down about going back to work, and have that 9 til 5 grind down time.
Still, despite this negativity, there is something good.

The last post was, shall we say, very short as I was totally annoyed at my computer.
For no reason what so ever, my backup hard drives decided that they would refuse to work.
OK, one I could cope with, but the main backup was all my VB work.

At first, I thought it was a Trojan, such as the fake antivirus software that seems to be cropping up in full force lately.
After a full scan, registry sweep the works, there was nothing!

I was on the brink of defeat when a friend made me aware of something called Get Data Back by Runtime.
Basically, it is a piece of software designed at recovering files even if the disk has been formatted, fdisk or partitioned.
I must say, I have used some recovery tools in my time, but this is the greatest.
I recovered all working files, and even some photos I thought I’d lost from way back.

After having some luck with this software, I decided to go full hog on my external USB drive (which used to be the main hard drive from my recently deceased Time computer, stripped out and slapped into an IDE USB Hard drive caddy).
After over 24hrs of scanning, indexing and compiling, I had recovered more photos of when Caitlin was very young, and even some old skool projects in VB.
Well worth the wait!

So if you ever get stuck because you deleted a file or had to reinstall Windows, don’t panic, you can recover files.
Granted, it does cost around $60 to buy the full program…but its worth every cent (or penny, as I would think!)

Anyways, I’m going.
Got to go to bed, although chances of me being able to sleep is next to none!

What a load of old shite!

Ok, so there I was, picking up some chocolate for Babs, when I passed the magazine rack in our local shop.
I saw something that made me chuckle
On the front of this one magazine was Jordan, AGAIN!
Basically, now she is saying shes been raped.

Now, of course rape is a very serious allegation, but theres something that doesn’t quite ring right, and although I haven’t read the article in full, this is what I ponder.
1st – Jordan’s popularity since splitting from Pete has dropped, is this an attempt to make people feel sorry for her, and bring people back on her side?
2nd – If the the alledged rape happened years ago, as a “teen” trauma, why hasn’t this come to light before? I mean, how many shows has Jordan been on where she has “bared” all? (as it were).

For example, she appeared on the Frank Skinner show some years ago, when she had all the issues with Dane Bowers, and as, with all the media hype got tagged  as “thick!”, she tried to prove that she wasn’t.

All in all, I really hope that this news is all fake, as I wouldn’t wish it on anyone one, and with that, this whole situation of Jordan Vs. Peter is all shite!.
Let personal lives be personal, its now starting to get a little bit pathetic!