May 31, 2004: May 31, 2004
I finally found some decent headphones that not only look good but don't cook your ears like little muffins. And for the nice price of $110. Down from the $130 that HMV are charging.
If you own an IPOD and still use the headphones that come with them, then you are a FOOL (Mr.T voice) Now I don't care if I'm surrounded by loud old people or idiots who sing on the train. I can't hear them anymore :) Also the music sound better than it ever did.
Oh and even better is these cans fold up into a pocket sized space, complete with . When it says fits in your pocket it does (just). See below.
May 28, 2004: May 28, 2004
3D development Team
This is Soap's new 3D development Team hard at work. That's me at the helm.
May 23, 2004: May 23, 2004
A serviced office opened in Surry Hills last week. It's in a boring looking building and they put up a sign and flyers in the cafe's.
Surry Hill is filled with warehouse type offices, terraces and centre for quite a few creative people in Sydney. Hey we even have our office there thats just how cool it is. hehe So why they chose one of the worst looking buildings must have been a price decision.
Sashe showed me that if you click their URL in the contact section it opens another URL that is wrong.
With prices starting at $420 a week they have already priced themselves out of a competitive market.
Buying headphones is very confusing and hard. I reality you need 4 sets of headphones.
1: Work Set (Noise Reducing) : When the office is noisy you pop these closed cans on and all the noise is gone. Good for those tight deadlines. Although when the phone rings next to you you stare at the computer screen in ignorant bliss.
2: Work Set (Open): Some cans that let you enjoy your music while still being able to answer questions of colleges and pass the stapler if needed.
3: On the Go: Cans for using your IPOD on the train. Not to big, so you don't look like a tool, and they can easily fit into your bag.
4: Home Base Set: Cans for listening to the stereo/DVD at home on the Bean Bag with a bag of lollies and a drink.
You also can't buy headphones online without first trying them. They may not fit your big ass ears and you'll forever be annoying by that bit of plastic that scrapes your ear every time you take them off. Or you ears cook like little muffins on the side of your head. Either way you have to test them out.
To make it all harder still, companies love to spin BS on the specs of headphones, 40 MM drivers, 12-50 khtz, etc etc. What the fruit does it mean? I don't know. And everyone has their favorite brands. I went with Sony cause they were the only ons I could try on and they fitted well.
DB lent me a whole heap of dodgy DVD's from Bali and what I have realised is that my tolerance for shit quality sound and video is quiet high.
Rob, on the other hand, demands VHS quality of better or he won't watch it. I on the other hand, in an effort to see movies earlier and also save money, will site through almost anything.
Dodgy DVD's have saved me the money and hassle of seeing XXX and Eight Legged Freaks in the cinema. These DVD's are better than the old VCD's and don't require you to swap discs half way through. Ahh the good old days.
I think the only movies I would not see on a Dodgy DVD are movies like LOTR. Where the cinema experience adds a lot to the movie. Movies like First 50 Dates don't need a 12 Foot screen or 5:1 sound.
Movies Seen: Hellboy, Starsky and Hutch, Sex and the City Final Season
May 16, 2004: May 16, 2004
Council Pickup Day
It was a huge day for junk in Ashfield. I went through 124 photos before i even left my street. Nearly everyone decided to throw their junk out today. So many old heaters, couches, chairs, an ancient laptop to name a few.
We actually took a box of high-heels, the laptop and a single bed mattress home. A flat mate was using a $50 foam mattress so this one on the side of the road is a huge upgrade. And no pee or poo stains!! A real bonus.
I could have spent all day photographing all the crap left on the side of the road but we had to go to the city.
May 13, 2004: May 13, 2004
i started sending SMS's to those Joke things that advertise on TV.
The jokes are pretty funny
Here's one I got today
You SMS: "JOKE" to a certain number.
and at only $2.85 per SMS!! it's great fun.
New Reality Show
There's a new show on BBC4, it started yesterday, it's called:
There's something about Bernie
It's a reality dating show where 12 girls try and catch the eye of Bernie, a eligible bachelor with a successful business. What they don't know is that head been dead for 11 days.
May 08, 2004: May 8, 2004
I'm not sure if this is an Ngage ad or an Oxford St take off. Sometimes companies do gay friendly versions of their ads. No logos though?
However you'd think the gay community would know before everyone else that the Ngage is a piece of shit?
Movies for April/May
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2001: A Space Odyssey
Class of Life Experience
I think at highschool there should be a new class called 'Life Experiences' which basically is a compulsory class they prepares kids for the real world.
Yeah Ancient History is great but what good is it when you are living by yourself trying to pay rent and study. Jack all!
So here's a rough draft of the class breakdown & suggested lessons. Feel free to suggest more.
5: Home Life:
6: Everything Else:
Ps2 is Back
After nearly a month my PS2 is back and working, although it smells funny now?!?.
They even replaced my controller and cords, and also sent it back in a plain brown box. Great.