Software Update Day!

Yesterday (Tuesday 1st September, 2009) was an awesome day! Lots of my tech got a software update of some description, major or minor the things I use day-to-day have all been updated to some degree.

  1. OSX -> Snow Leopard (10.6)
  2. PS3 -> (XMB) FW 3.0
  3. Call of Duty 4 -> 1.4 (bug fixes)
  4. iPhone OS 3.0.1 (yeah I know, it’s been out for a while!)

I have also decided to actually host this blog properly rather than self-host it – I still haven’t gotten around to setting up the DNS/Web/Mail servers at my flat and I’m missing out on valuable Google-time by framed-forwarding and only having my blog available during work hours.

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Fallout 3’s Disappointing Ending

Did anyone else find the final half-hour of Fallout 3 really disappointing?

One minute I’m battling my way through a bunch of Enclave soldiers to escape Raven Rock, the next I’m shooting Colonel Autumn [how did he survive Dad’s martyr attempt inside the purifier but I can’t even stand up after pressing the button??] and finally dying inside the purifier….!

Now, with a game like Fallout – with its multitude of side missions, this isn’t really a huge problem… unless the game AUTO-SAVES inside the locked room housing the final showdown. What an arse! If I want to go back and complete the side missions that I wasn’t interested in at the time, I have to roll all the way back to when I was at level 9… considering I finished the game at level 17 this would mean going back to half way through the game and re-doing the main story line again.

Not impressed Bethesda.

Last.fm iTunes Mashup

Now that I’ve finally got my blog back up and running I thought it was about time I started to actually use it for good.

WordPress has fantastic support for adding custom functionality via Plugins and Widgets; I’ve not yet tapped into the power of these facilities although I know I have some good creative ideas and the ability to implement them.

As the title suggests, I am currently working on a mashup using Last.fm’s Api, TradeDoubler’s links with Apple and WordPress’s fantastic documentation to provide a widget for your blog that shows your favourite iTunes with affiliates links to generate a little extra revenue.

This post will serve as the installation guide, support information and release platform once I’ve completed the plugin.