All entries for July 2008

July 26, 2008

A sequel to Tron.. Tr2n.. with Jeff Bridges!

Writing about web page http://gizmodo.com/5029479/tron-2-trailer-video-makes-pants-wet-worldwide

Here's something I didn't see coming. A sequel to Tron. This horrid quality, postage stamp sized bootleg video was filmed at Comicon. Certainly looks legitimate, has Jeff Bridges and seems quite a lot darker than the original despite it still coming from Disney.

I was too young to see the original when it came out on the big screen (like so many of the films I now love) and the joy that I hoped i'd get from seeing the new Star Wars films on the big screen never really materialised.. Transformers sort of lived up to it, but hopefully this will do some justice!

I can't chuffing wait.


July 15, 2008

Fun with cycling (temporary road surfaces)

So the council have embarked on a road resurfacing scheme in the Leamington / Warwick / Kenilworth areas. All well and good but has anyone tried cycling on this surface? Not only do you get peppered with gravel from passing cars, but on a road bike its like trying to ride over the surface of the moon - larger stones cause you to veer off course, and the fear of a puncture is ever present. At one point I joined the pavement for a break but it was worse there as all the gravel was on there. I had to tackle it coming out of Leamington last night on the final approach up to the A46, and then they started on Dencer Drive and then Tainters Hill in Kenilworth this morning - also where I cycle! Arrrghh!!! I swear they're following me!

I'm genuinely curious to know exactly what the benefit of sticking all that gravel down is as I just don't understand how it contributes to resurfacing of a road considering it'll just get thrown and scattered along the sides of the road after a few days of cars passing over it? Anyone?


July 03, 2008

Diablo III

Writing about web page http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/

I've never been much of an RPG fan - friends of mine used to be into Diablo II years back, but I was always more interested in Quake style shooters. In the last few years, prompted by the bargain price for Diablo II and the expansion pack I decided to give it another go. I got well and truely hooked into it. As time went by I did wonder whether Blizzard would ever re-visit the Diablo universe with a new title, and this weekend they finally lifted the covers off Diablo III.

Admittedly there isn't a huge amount of information at this point but as long as it exists then i'm happy. And of course Blizzard being the nice folks they are make Windows and Mac versions of all of their games - seeing as i'm a recent iMac owner, I won't have to faff about with Bootcamp whenever this game finally lands :)

Bring it on!


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