Twitter enters the World of Warcraft

9 07 2009

Part of me always knew that eventually someone would create a World of Warcraft add-on that allowed people to use Twitter in game. With over 9 million players world-wide it was a matter of when, and not if it happened.

This was a few days old when I picked up on it but I have to admit it looks great for players who use Twitter!

I’d like to introduce “Tweetcraft”!

TweetCraftLogo

TweetCraft can:

  • Send/receive Tweets in-game (Immediate sending reloads your UI)
  • Queue Tweets to send when it’s more convenient for you
  • Upload in-game screenshots using TwitPic
  • AutoTweet when you log in, enter an instance or get an achievement
  • Extensible so that AddOn authors can register messages or events to AutoTweet

TweetCraft is an open source application built for Microsoft’s Coding4Fun, in association with Channel 9.





"Moonwalk" Flashmob hits Liverpool St. Station in London

26 06 2009

This morning the news hit the UK that “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson died aged 50. This sparked the usual chatter online, and even Google seemed to be struggling.

Then tech writer Milo Yiannopoulos tweeted this:

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This quickly snowballed and within hours a Facebook page was up and the “Moonwalk” flashmob was being reported across the globe. Even the local police were helping with the organization.

I love when stuff like this happens, even more when it’s not done in the name of brand marketing!

You can check out Milo’s pictures from the event on his Flickr album here

Awesome!





Quadruple Bypass Burger and a Physical from one of the Serving Girls Please!

5 06 2009

Man this has to be the untimate “indulgance Burger” joint on the planet!

I’m actually considering finding out where it is and flying out. It’s on my list of things to do before I die!

The place is called the Heart Attack Grill, and if the food doesn’t kill you, the palpatations from the hot waiting girls might!





Beefeater Gin – A Paradox in the Spirit World!

28 05 2009

Last week Beefeater sent me over a bottle of their Gin to check out.

Now I’m known to be a bit of a gin connoisseur among my peers so I obviously jumped at the chance.

1.) The Bottle

The bottle is a nice rectangular shaped design. Great for stacking and not rolling off the table and smashing when knocked over (a common problem among drinkers I’m told!). They have a picture of a Beefeater on the bottle which is a good start…. I’m kind of hoping for a new “special edition” bottle to come out that actually looks like a Beefeater!

I must admit that the bottle does feel a bit light and ‘plasticy’ though!

Marks for the bottle (design, and drunken handling ability) – 7/10

2.) Taste

I’ve tasted a lot of gin in my time and my top gins weigh up as “Hendrik’s”, “Martin Millar’s”, and “Bols Jonge Dutch Gin”.

The Beefeater Gin definitely ranks up above Gordons, and Plymouth Gin as it is very smooth and has little bitterness. I’d say it’s up with Martin Millar’s in levels of quality and taste.

The only downside I can see is that it is very smooth, and I did find it hard to gauge how strong a drink I’d free-poured (this would not me a problem in a bar though)

Marks for taste (smoothness, drinking ability) – 8/10

3.) Price

As this bottle was sent to me for review by Beefeater I didn’t have to pay for it which is always a bonus in my book! I did a little research online and found that of my top gins these are the average prices online per 70cl bottle:

Hendrik’s: £21.00-£25.00

Bols: £23.15-£29.99

Martin Millar’s: £23.00-£26.00

Beefeater: £11.99-£13.99

Plymouth: £14.99-£15.99

Gordon’s: £9.99-£12.00

This puts Beefeater way ahead in the price VS taste war!

Marks for price (price vs taste vs other gins) – 9.5/10

Well that’s it!

I’d definitely consider Beefeater again if I was looking to buy a Gin and saw it on the shelf….. oh and if Beefeater want to send me another bottle I may even stream a Gin-Party online for you :)

TOTAL SCORE – 8.2/10





Beefeater sent me some Gin….. WIN!

22 05 2009

The nice peeps at Beefeater have sent me some of their Gin to try out! I’ll be posting a full analysis of it over the bank holiday weekend (how it tastes, bottle design etc).

Cheers Beefeater! Feel free to send me more whenever you like!





Back – Back – Back! Get a nintendo Shii!

29 04 2009

Well it’s been a fair while since I last blogged on here, and that’s down to the fact I’ve been working so much!

I’ve taken a bit of time out to do a blog post and I have sooooo much new stuff to blog about it’s hard to know what to start with!

I’m gonna go with a great advert my pal Ade sent me for a new Womens version of the Nintendo Wii!





Britain’s Got Talent Sucks!

15 04 2009

This week my point I’ve been making since the cash-clown that is Britain’s Got Talent was first concieved by the Anti-Christ Simon Cowell and Co was hammered home….. IT SUCKS!

Fourty Seven year old Susan Boyle walked on stage and the whole audience instantly began laughing at her…. I mean WTF!… Yep she’s no oil painting but you’d think people would have given her a chance.

People are saying things like “She wow’d the judges with her performance”… in all fairness her performance of “I dreamed a dream” from Les Miserable was awesome. But more than that…. it said F**K YOU! to all the people in the audience and especially the judges who were not wow’d….. they were ashamed that they didn’t give her a chance.

Watching that video made me want to pluck Susan Boyle to safety and drop an A-Bomb on the audience/judges!








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