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My time is running out…

February 22nd, 2012

Looks like I may need a new hard drive sooner rather than later…  

New iTunes update to 9.0.3, and with it and iPod update, and, unsurprisingly, another dead iPod, much like last time… Again, the solution was the same, use the Windows 7 partition to fix it, and it did finally. I can’t imagine what would happen when people’s iPads begin to fail like this…

Avatar / New PC built

January 12th, 2010

So, I finally went to see the movie, all in nice 3D at the Village Max cinema in Faliro. Overall, it was good. I wouldn’t state excellent, as there were a few problems with pacing, I would have liked to see more of Jake trying to fit in with his Avatar when learning the Na’vi […]

Half of new PC bought

January 5th, 2010

Looking forward to building it soon. National holiday tomorrow, so everything will be closed, but I should be able to catch Avatar at Village. Bought my RAM:   CPU: and motherboard today: I need a case, graphics card and hard drives, all of which I plan to get by the end of the week.

Steam Christmas sale bonanza

January 4th, 2010

A boon for bargain hunters such as myself. Games I purchased during the festive season. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Mirror’s Edge Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (includes Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay) Mass Effect Braid Lucasarts Adventure Bundle (includes Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones […]

You know, for all the stick Microsoft gets, illegal bundling of IE with Windows to abuse the monopoly position, huge numbers of patches and problems, they do help people with many solutions to fix things. Well, Apple, famous for their line ‘”It just works”, simply didn’t. I bought the version 3 firmware from them, tried […]

Great bargain today!

December 9th, 2009

Bought a Samsung Story 1Tb external hard drive, looks lush, doesn’t it?   Review here – 90% All this for just €77 from Kotsovolos (think Dixons in Greece), a rare bargain from them, given they ten to rip people off.

Birthday

March 4th, 2006

lj-music: Silent Hill OST – She Maria’s birthday was on Wednesday, and she made some crostini (toasted French bread with various topping on it), a lobster pasta in red sauce, and her lovely cake, strawberries on the top with a nice pink mousse and sponge inside. We had fun that day. Yesterday, we went to […]

Auto Assault

January 27th, 2006

Received an email yesterday, saying I’ve been chosen to be part of the beta for Auto Assault. This is excellent news, and I’m downloading the files as we speak. However 3 gigs on a 325 kbps connection may take a while (10 hours so far, and it’s at 892megs). Hopefully one day (as I’ll be […]