Thursday, October 25, 2007 

Wii code: 8298 6673 7183 1246

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8298 6673 7183 1246


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007 

Rejected Wii play games.

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Monday, October 22, 2007 

Another nice purchase.

This weekend saw another nice purchase on the electrical front.

Seeing that our Wii and my PDA both have Wi-Fi capabilities, I thought it was time I upgraded my trusty old Alcatel Speedtouch ADSL USB modem to a swanky new Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO Modem Router.

The installation didn't quite go to plan so I needed to make a phonecall to my ISP (Pipex) to verify my password and also to Belkin's call centre in India when I got really stuck :-( however, after a few minutes the router was up and running (all I had to do was select 'Never dial a connection' in Internet Options/Connections) and I was free to play with my new toy.

PDA test first - not a bad range. I can now surf the web/check my mail/use MSN messenger in the bathroom lol!

Wii test - this was a piece of cake to set up. A quick Wi-Fi scan and the Wii found the router straight away, I selected it as the main source and that was it. The Wii update took a while but it was the first one, and so expected. I then bought 1000 points for £7 and used 500 of them to buy [via download] the Opera browser to allow us to surf the web using the Wii in the living room.

Surfing the web from the comfort of your sofa in your living room is a great experience. To see the internet on a big TV screen is novel at first but then becomes a bit of a problem due to the distance that you sit from it. Text becomes unreadable - help is on hand though in the guise of a zoom facility built into the browser! What impressed me most with this function, is the fact that the fonts do not get pixelated when zoomed fully in. I guess the browser utilises scalable fonts to keep the vector data i.e. like a .PDF does.

All in all, a great piece of kit and I am very happy with my purchase!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007 

Nintendo Wii stock shortage.

So. It began last Saturday when Darren and I went shopping for a Nintendo Wii.

Unbeknown to me at the time and much to our disappointment, all the shops we tried were sold out :-(

Curry's told us: "Everywhere has sold out. We are not sure when we will get some in."

Tesco told us: "We have none in stock, but we should be getting some in at the end of the month."

Comet told us: "Shall I laugh now or later?" - bastard! He also said "We [Comet] have taken 18 paid orders and Woolworths (opposite) have taken 120 paid orders."

We got home and Louise had been looking on
E-BAY. There are plenty there - if you fancy taking a chance and paying over the odds for one. I certainly did not.

It was not looking good and I started to believe that we would not be able to get one until after Christmas.

That is until I found this site:

It's a fantastic site that lists lots of shops that sell the Wii and their current (up-to-date) stock level.

At my time of viewing (1:28PM Saturday) there was a notice at the top of the site stating that only two online shops currently had stock (
Gamestation and John Lewis), and that they probably would not have stock for very long so get in there quickly!

I did precisely that by following the link to John Lewis and by 1:44PM had ordered my Wii bundled with Wii sports, Wii play and an extra controller+nunchuck. :-)

My advice to anyone who is looking for a Wii but is having trouble locating one, is to regularly visit:
wiipreorder, and if you see some in stock, ORDER IT THEN! The site also has an email service where it will send out an email the moment it gets updated, therefore keeping you informed the moment stock becomes available.

UPDATE (17/10/07 - 19:07): I received an email today from John Lewis notifying me of the despatch. Just have to wait now...

UPDATE (18/10/07) - 17:49): It arrived! :-)

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Monday, October 15, 2007 

Thumbs up!

Ever wondered what your hand would look like with two thumbs?
Well I did the other day and so decided to make this:

Thumbs Up!
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I asked Louise to take a photo of both my hands, then popped the photo into Photoshop, removed my little finger, chopped off my left thumb and stuck it onto my right hand.
I must have too much time on my hands. (tut)

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Sunday, October 07, 2007 


These are by far the biggest things I have grown on the allotment plot this year. All three came from one little plant bought from Wyevale Garden Centre. I will definitely be saving the seeds and planting more next year!
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And here are the Kidney Beans I have saved for next year:
Kidney Beans
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007 

Another BBC cock-up.

As if faking competitions, ignoring childrens suggested pet names and generally mis-leading the public is not enough, the BBC have now turned anti-christian by publically calling the Bible 'bile'.

See for yourself a cropped screencapture here:

BBC cock up
or a full screencapture here:
BBC cock up
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