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Saturday, August 31, 2002
No, nothing to do with Micheal Jackson's mysteriously appearing new child, but the new B3ta challenge.
Got a bit fruity meself, did 2 this week (ah, the joys of being on holiday). The first was a bit pants, hence the second...
Despite being a sane rational and one would hope, fairly intelligent person, it's fair to say I'm a sucker for Zombie flicks. The gorier the better! Had Return of the Living Dead arrive on DVD from the States this week, and just saw this lovely 3D animated Zombie story online.
It's called 'Gone Bad', click here to go to the download page [DEAD LINK]. It's very nicely done, atmospheric and dark humoured. All in the space of a few minutes. It looks a bit dead unfortunately, as I would really love to see some more episodes on the strength of the one there.
Friday, August 30, 2002
one funny site, I've been laughing my head off here this morning... It's all about Ninja's and Ninjitsu. Check it out: Real Ultimate Power
I particularly liked the history timeline...
Finally got it together to do something for this weeks challenge, which is a houshold appliance of doom...
I'm almost finished a 3 litre bottle of strongbow, so it's not my finest ever effort.
I hadn't really drunk cider for the best part of 12 years, but been as it's only £3 for 3 litres (5 and a bit pints..!) I had too get back into it! Teenage kicks... yeah!
Mrs Dio Bach gets a bit worried that I drink lots, but the truth is, I love being pissed and in charge of a PC... I can do all sorts of silly stuff and not worry :)
It's only ever weekends and holidays anyway... boy's got to have a hobby!
Still haven't had a fag... Almost a week now. Thank you Allen Carr and your Easyway to stop smoking
The best thing is I haven't really wanted one either. I found myself reading the book, hating smoking, and now the idea of starting again is just... well, fucked! The big test is tonight though. Nursey and Mrs. Nursey are coming up. They are both chainsmokers like what I was. I'm determined to not even think about lighting one up!
Thursday, August 29, 2002
Ok folks, after all the slaving, the game is finally live. Its a bit lo-tech (harks back to the days of Battleships on paper,) but could be fun to play... The premise is simple, you score points (and lose them) on how many meetings you attend, and what you do whilst you are there... It will probably never take off, but have a look and a try Fantasy Meeting League!
Monday, August 26, 2002
Been a bit of a busy strange old day today. This is my third day without Nicoteen. Those who know me have known me to be a keen smoker for many years (shit, about 13!) and one who would rather smoke dogends off the pavement than go without.
I've tried many times to give up. Usually using the willpower/cold turkey method. Up til now its been miserable trying. After reading Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking
, I feel great! This is my third day, I don't feel distressed or panicy or scared. I think this time it is permanent. This book is a real life changer. Give it to someone who wants to quit, they will thank you for ever.
I'm enjoying being of the cigarettes. I'm a bit high to tell you the truth, as my brain is getting a lot more oxygen than its used too. Feels great though. Yay.
Why a strange old day though? Well, been a bank holiday Monday, but I've been busy, whilst Mrs Dio has been out most of the day working...
Still doing the finishing touches to my new game site and I've been on a burning CD rampage as well (which is a pain as it means I can't do anything else as I'm waiting for that to finish.) Seven audio CDs, made up from such greats as Spacemen 3 and Loop. All stuff I owned on record but downloaded from Audio galaxy to save me playing the vinyl again (sad man me.)
Oh, and just to top it all, a house spider gave me a nasty bite on the hand. So far no sign of anaflaxtic shock (I can't even pretend to know how to spell it...)
Sunday, August 25, 2002
The hot new game sensation that I'm working on now, and hence being very quiet elsewhere... Its a secret, but as soon as its ready to go, you can read about it here...
Friday, August 23, 2002
Apologies. I have been working like a mad thing today, and now i'm finished, I have...
2 WHOLE WEEKS OFF!
Yes, yes, fucking yes!
More madness to follow...
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
I've seen in a long time. Just as I was about to leave for work, I went into the downstairs loo, looked in the pan and saw...
Sitting on the bottom, rearing up on its' hind legs, a mouse. Just sat there, eyes wide open, as though hiding and looking up to the surface of the water.
Looking straight at me. Poor thing, it must have escape the terrible mouse murderers you see on the right, climbed up the pipe, fallen in and just sat there struggling to survive.
It upset me for some strange reason, just the way it was sat there staring up at me, all relaxed looking.
On the plus side though, it was very easy to dispose of. One quick flush and it was away...
Sunday, August 18, 2002
It's going to be a pain getting to sleep tonight. If I go to bed at 1.30, then that's a 12 hour day, with not much activity, so I can expect to spend a good couple of hours lying in bed, mind racing. Then up at 7.30 and spend the rest of the day knackered... Maybe weekends ain't such a good idea.
Also its very close tonight, claggy as arseholes. Joy oh joy... Haven't done a goggle image search for you for a while, so let's see what it turns up for ... 'claggy as arseholes'
LOL - Nothing, not surprising. How about claggy as arse?... no. Ok, you will have to make do with plain old claggy...
That's about right as for how its going to feel between the sheets. Before any of you Americans out there stick your oar in, we don't have AC over here 'cos it's only hot for about 6 weeks of the year, and ain't worth it, so there...
Is the weekend...
(oh heck, that was a bit poetical for me)
Usual shit, just finished the ironing, didn't get up till the PM, won't be able to sleep tonight. I will wind away the last hour or so playing quake 2 me thinks... If anyone is bothered, I'll probably be on the Barrysworld Deathmatch server, or if that's pants, the claranet one... I play under the name of Zone to hide from the people who knew me as Dio>Inept<...
Friday, August 16, 2002
This week's b3ta
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Just typed something interesting then blogger lost it... Dont'cha just hate that... It was the recipie for world peace and global wealth, but I'm buggered if I'm going to type that again...
Nursey's 30th tomorrow (a ha, ha, ha hahahhahahahahahahahahaahhaah). Will be pissed as a fart and stuffed on Curry. Don't expect much...
Monday, August 12, 2002
Man this weekend flew. Got a load of stuff done, got all me old Meltwater 4 Track Demo Tapes tracks off tape and digitised for future posterity (at least the ones I thought worth saving) and to use for sampling for DJ Dio Bach.
Tidied up a load a shit in the work room as well. Old photos, crapola, bits and bobs... Who said life would be dull when you turned thirty? I think not...
Was having a look at this site, has some weird photos on it (not marvellous quality) but it's worth a look if you like strange phenomena and the like. Click here to visit Anomalies-Unlimited
Found it via B3ta
, so thanks again guys, for wasting more of my time.....
Got this in an E mail earlier... Made me smile:
Your Daily Moment of Zen
(Modified to reflect contemporary wisdom)
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not
walk ahead of me,
for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either.
Just leave me alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a
broken fan belt and a
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're
going to steal your
neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced,
you can't be
5. No one is listening until you fart.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a
mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile
away and you have their
8. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not
9. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him how to fish,
and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
10. If you lend someone $20 and never see that
person again, it was
probably worth it.
11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to
12. Some days you are the bug; some days you are the
13. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a
lot of that comes
from bad judgment.
14. The quickest way to double your money is to fold
it in half and put
it back in your pocket.
15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
16. Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side
and a dark side,
and it holds the universe together.
17. There are two theories to arguing with women.
Neither one works.
18. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much
when your lips are
19. Experience is something you don't get until just
after you need it.
20. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
21. We are born naked, wet, and hungry, and get
slapped on our butt then
things get worse.
22. The most wasted day of all is one in which we
have not laughed.
Friday, August 09, 2002
Hoorah, the day draws to a close, I can go home and spend another 8 hours in front of a monitor...
This weeks b3ta
challenge is 'The Fifth Emergency Service' and this is my entry...
Anyway, the home bell is soon to ring, and I don't want to be here any longer than necessary. I have a Chiba flick and chicken curry calling my name from across western Cardiff... Followed by a Friday night PCathon, as Mrs. Dio is working tonight...
Thursday, August 08, 2002
The MP3 Page is now live, you can see it by clicking here... [DEAD LINK] That was pretty quick going on the approval stakes for MP3.com, 4 Days!
The page is very rough, I'm just making some fuzzy GIFs for it now, jazzing it up and all that... Check it out when you get a chance...
Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Thanks to B3ta poster Routine
for this one, it made me smile.
Apparently they are easier to spit roast...
This could be the movie hit of the summer…
If you haven't seen this before, do so - Polterchrist
"8 young people are faced with the most unspeakable killing force ever seen on planet Earth. Jesus Christ. Warped by two thousand years of vengeful anticipation, the son of God finally gets his chance to take out his anger on the human race. When a young man inadvertently resurrects a long dead Christ in the basement of a bowling alley, everyone in the building must fight for survival against a bloodthirsty killer hell bent on slaughtering them all. They will have to use their wits, stamina and instincts to live through this terrifying ordeal. As Jesus grows stronger, he will hunt down all who cross his path with unconditional brutality and wrath. He will stop at nothing to exact his vengeance upon those who he deems unworthy of life. He will show humanity what a horrifying thing the resurrection of Christ can be. The world knows too well what Jesus is like when he is placid. Now they will know what he is like when he gets angry. A bunch of weird stuff happens too."
Bound to get a few christian's back's up if you ask me.
Had the joy of this album Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
arriving from Amazon yesterday, and just giving it its second spin. Talk about a monster album, spread over two CDs and almost 90mins in total. Cinematic, beautiful and original. If you haven't heard of the band Godspeed You Black Emporer! Then it's no surprise, they are one of the world's best kept secrets.
Post rock, ambient, noisey, innovative and original. I love these guys. This album is still new to me, and hasn't yet sunk in, but already, there are moments of the most sublime and transcendent beauty, I feel like using long words… My friend Big R from the states just got a copy, and she says she's been holding back the tears. Read her verdict at Big R's Blog
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Dio's world has suddenly gone advert crazy! A boy's got to make a living you know... If you are going to do it, do it right! OVERKILL! OVERKILL! OVERKILL!
Got me Beta Challenge
ready yesterday, forgot to show you but here it is in all its glory...
This week's challenge was 'how it works', a perfect opportunity to do some poncey Mac bashing. Why are Mac owners so smug? Don't you just hate them? Really they are so far up the own arses they don't see how much quicker and easier things are with a PC?
Still, they look nice don't they?
I used to own a Mac, but the bugger crashed non-stop. Windows, for me, its as solid as a rock. I think the only thing that's any better on a Mac is Quark Express. Big deal. Smug Gits...
Sunday, August 04, 2002
VH1 are running a top 100 of greatest men in music today, and I've dipped in and out as Mrs. Dio has been watching. What an absolute sack of shit. Can some one explain to me how Robbie Williams can be no 1, and Brian Wilson 100. How David Gray can be in the 30's whilst Van Morrison is in the 60's (If I remember correctly.)
Not to mention no sign of Lou Reed! What a waste of space...
Why don't they do one of these polls every 5 years, then take the results of 50 years worth and then average them out to find the true greatest. I can assure you that people like Ronan Keating would not be in this best of 50 years worth, nor Eminem, David Grohl, Craig David or Fuckin' David Grey... Gaaargh!
Usual Sunday Shit, ironing, housework, not a lot else...
Saturday, August 03, 2002
Ok, at least in my own sadly demented mind. Been working hard on the Acid Pro, and come up with my first brand new musical track in ages. I'm well chuffed with it too.
I'm setting up a new MP3.com page for DJ Dio Bach (well no one will know I ain't really a DJ) for the output of my new Electric music tracks. In the mean time, if you want to hear the fruit of my loins, then right click and 'save as' on this link (mp3 @ 96kbs 2.5mb.)
It's called 'The Bored Bodyguard', and its in the flavour of the Chemical Brothers / Depth Charge / Primal Scream. Have a listen and let us know what you think anyway, (mp3 @ 96kbs 2.5mb.)
The track is called so in recognition of where the samples have come from. There is a looped guitar riff and sax refrain that has come from the punk band (feat. Ron Asheton of The Stooges) called Destroy All Monsters.
A kicking late 70's punk album with some great guitars and lethargic singing. A firm and heavy favourite of mine. If you haven't heard it and like the sound, pick it up by clicking on the picture...
The talking has come from the crappy Kung Fu flick The Bodyguard with Sonny Chiba. All the drums were recorded with Hammerhead, a free and extremely simple drum loop program available from here
. All the other loops where done in SimSynth
I resorted to the vocal samples as I tried singing, but it is so what I'm not used to singing that I had to give up!
Anyway, I have loads a plans to do more stuff, including using Riffs from my Meltwater stuff, just to see how it turns out. Will keep you posted!