Wasted weekend

And not in the sense that I was wasted.

Spent all of Saturday doing Maths homework, and then all of Sunday doing various bits of coursework. I think its fair to say that I’m pretty peeved.

FsPortal is nearing release, only 27.5 days left until it gets unveiled to the public… and yet I can’t spend my time on it!!! I’m losing out on revenue! And you know I need the money if I’m to get my hands on one of those iPhones. Damn you Steve Jobs.

Anywho… back to the same old monotony for another 7 days. I may just have to start a countdown until I leave this awful school and finally start to live again.

Still… 21 days until Family Guy, and a few less until Halflife 2: Ep2 (which I have ordered πŸ˜€ Before I realised I needed the money elsewhere πŸ™ Ah well)

I have a fairly crap day at school tomorrow. 2*Physics, 1*Maths and 1*Tech. Probably no blog tomorrow… will be too busy screaming into pillows. Seems to be a regular occurrence now. Who the hell is responsible for this timetable?!?!?!

Too much work, too little play

This is getting ridiculous… 3+ hours of Maths homework (not even vitally important stuff), 2+ hours of Computing coursework for next Friday, couple of hours needed on Personal Statement asap…

When am I supposed to breathe again?

Oh yeah, and I’ve got classes. Lovely.

iPhone UK release date announced

November 9th 2007 – iPhone hits the UK!

Priced at £269 (eek) for the handset, and then £35 per month minimum (eek).

Bit out of my price range! However, Mobiles.co.uk did have a page selling iPhones for £99, but this may have been a technical error, you can’t get at any iPhone pages any more.

You have no idea how badly I want one now… but I doubt I can stump up that much money! πŸ™

My Day

Now the HL2 rant is over… more about me πŸ˜€

My day was crap! Started off with a couple of okay Music Tech lessons, went downhill with Computing theory, and then double Maths finished me off.

I actually came home and screamed into a pillow at the end. 2 * Maths just isn’t meant to happen.

Fortunately, it only happens until middle of October, when I get to go and sit in with Year 12 lessons. Whoopee. Plus Taylor is now threatening to join them as well. Whoopee * 2.

(I know its hard to tell sarcasm over the net. So here’s a hint. That was sarcasm -.-)

Anyway, got home, lost my Clarinet (hoping its somewhere in Music… fingers crossed), found out that I killed the FsPortal server already (not really… but you know!) and then played HL (see earlier post).

Now I’m off to bed, just to get up tomorrow and do it all again.

Should I start counting down the days until I am released from the horrors of college? May be sad enough to work it out one lesson…

Half-life 2

Just completed the latest Mod that I’ve found (Half-life 2: Riot Act)… absolutely amazing!

Got about 3 hours gameplay out of this – simply unreal for a freebie! My hat any any other headwear goes off to the developers! Would post a link, but I can’t remember it… its late and I can’t be bothered googling (yes I’m that tired, see next post)

Saw today that HL2:Episode 2 is up for pre-order… in part of "The Orange Box".

This contains:

  • Half-life 2 (already have)
  • Half-life 2: Episode One (already have)
  • Half-life 2: Episode Two (point of buying this package)
  • Portal (No idea, looks like more puzzles and less shooting – will give it a crack before slating this one)
  • Team Fortress 2 (not bothered, was really into TFC, but they seem to have ruined it)

All for the low low price of… $44.95 (about £22.50 ish)

I don’t really agree with the added things, I would like to be able to get EP2 on its own really, but for £22.50, I don’t mind too much. Providing it really is £22.50. Will probably be more like £40 in this country. Sound fair to you?

Anywho, its out in just over a month (October 10th I believe). I will be ordering my copy. I’m that ruddy dedicated!

Update: Just had a look on Play.com. RRP £34.99 (told you so…) but they’re doing it for £26.99… reasonable (ish).

PHP != PERL

And I’m finding out the hard way!

Thanks to Dan Munn who suggested that I should try learning some PERL in order to get a better upload script for FsPortal. "How easy", thought I, "PERL can’t be that different from PHP!"

First glances… it ain’t too bad, but once I started getting into it… OUCH!

Managed to find a ready made script that does uploads… but now haven’t the foggiest where to adapt it, add my validation and then insert it into the database! Ohhh dear…

If any reader has some idea how PERL works, and fancies helping me out – please get in touch!

I’m thinking of just making the PERL script redirect to the safety of PHP once the upload is done… but this may not be feasible! Help!

Anyway, besides that… FsPortal is nearly complete πŸ˜€ I’m nearing 100% on my progress bar, with just a couple of tweaks to make before it is released.

Oh, and we publicly announced the release date yesterday…

20th October

Put it in your diaries – you have to be there… its going to be the biggest and best Flight Simulator event ever!

College Blues

Figured out today that I really really don’t like what’s coming up with Music Tech this year, but don’t want to drop it, because the classes are amazing. What do I do?

Oh and the one girl I’d finally got with after 3 years went off with another guy and then somehow turned it round on me. That was nice.

So yeah, nice day. At least I get a lie in tomorrow.

FsPortal Progress

You’ll all be pleased to here (well… someone might be interested!) that FsPortal is nearing its final stages of development!

I am just working on a few areas of the site, and then we’re ready for release!

Expect a date for R-Day very very shortly!

iPhone blues :(

It’s 1am… and I’m sat up watching Apple Keynote speeches just to see the iPhone in action!

I WANT ONE!!!

The thing looks freaking sweet!

Best information I could find was a "October 2007" release, but I’m now seeing the drop in price… and wanting it even more!

I hope that the price drop is echoed in the UK release price as well!

Probably a bit of a shot in the foot for Apple, dropping the 4Gb model and lowering 8Gb by $200… and then offering a $100 refund. Pissed off a lot of people, and it seems many are flocking back to Apple stores to return their 4Gb, and buy a 8Gb with $50 left over! Bargin!

Anyway… just hope it happens soon. I’m saving my pennies already!