Archive for May, 2003

Snippet: Parents call, I sleep

May 7th, 2003

*snippet* My parents are currently in Tunisia having a holiday and they gave me a quick call around 8pm for a chat. Which I did so: answering the phone in my bedroom (as I’m normally upstairs anyway). Bad move, as I was chatting, I rested on my bed and as soon as they had gone I drifted off into slumberland. Aaargh, “I don’t believe I wanted to do that”. Woke up at 11pm with my computer announcing that a TV programme was on that I wanted to watch: so quick rush to clean cat bowl, let cat out, have dinner, watch programme, let cat back in, check helpdesk for work and now I’m back to bed.

Work, sleep, Work, sleep: It’s all I ever seem to do at the moment (well and play Sim related games 😉 ).

Guess That Movie: LIV: The Graduate

May 7th, 2003

Guess That Movie 54“Mom, Guess That Movie round 53 was Young Frankenstein [Order from Amazon.co.uk] amazoncom:6305168857″, “A certain Mommy knows that Kymberlie R. McGuire is going to be getting an extra 100 points for that”.

Don’t ask 😉 But Kymberlie managed to walk away with 100 points again for last round, and once this round has been guessed I’ll tot up the scores again but I’m sure she’s entitled to another Amazon gift voucher again.

In the mean time, take a look at round 54. You don’t have to play it, but if you do you could win up to 100 points. You still have to give at least three items of information: your name or alias for the audience, your email address for your friend Richy to be able to award you any prizes and your 50/50 guess of the name of the movie (50/50 as it’s either going to be right or wrong). Are you absolutely sure that’s your guess? Then leave it a comment: but if I catch any awaiting contestants coughing then I’ll be sending an Army Major and a lecturer around… It’s still faster finger first though!

(And you thought my ramblings couldn’t get any stranger 🙂 )
A: The Graduate. [Order from Amazon.co.uk] amazoncom:B00000K0DS . Correctly guessed by Kymberlie R. McGuire

Snippet: Zzzz needed

May 7th, 2003

*snippet* Need sleep. Need to update Guess that movie. Need to update new websites. Need to block all inbound traffic to machine that has the three letters s-i-m anywhere in it.

I got home from work and I actually thought I’d done some “personal work” done: but I instantly find an online s-i-m game – I was going to blog about it but it’s slightly adult orientated and definitely has an Adult theme at the end. Personally, I think it’ll be a better game if it wasn’t for that unnecessary “hard Adult content” at the end but… If you want to play it, you’ll have to AltaVista (or, if you prefer, Google 😀 ) for “sim girl” on ebaumsworld, flashradium or newgrounds ….

Guess That Movie: LIII: Young Frankenstein

May 6th, 2003

Guess That Movie Image 53Finally, it’s time for Guess That Movie round 53 (dum dum dumm). Yep, after many incorrect guesses, round 52 was recognised as being Loser (2000) amazoncom:B00003CXK7 [Order from Amazon.co.uk] by long-standing contestant Kymberlie R. McGuire: she picked up a massive 200 points for it as I kinda punished myself: if people can’t guess the image before all the points expire (as they did in that case), then obviously I made the image waaay too hard and hence should award extra points – it’s just a little bit irritating that Kymberlie picked them up (she’s got enough points already 🙂 ).

Anyway, on with this image – which I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for. A word of warning whilst you guess at which movie the screen shot was taken from – it’s not as old as it looks (and, no, I didn’t “monochrome it”). Just leave a comment with your name (or alias), email address (which is hidden) and your guess and I’ll try and let you know if you are right or wrong in a timely manner.

Now, here’s some classic kiddies TV lyrics that I’ve mangled for no good reason apart from the fact I wanted to : 😀
“Why don’t you,
Why don’t you,
Just switch off your computer set and,
go and do something less boring instead.

Sitting at home, typing away,
Turn it off it’s no good to me,

Why don’t you,
Why don’t you,
Why don’t you”
(And to think I used to watch a program with a theme song that bad! 🙁 )
A: Young Frankenstein. [Order from Amazon.co.uk] amazoncom:6305168857 . Correctly guessed by Kymberlie R. McGuire

Personal: Xtremely Addictive

May 5th, 2003

[Sim Theme Park]Drat and double drat: here in the UK we have just had a public holiday (called a “bank holiday” as the banks are closed on what would be a normal trading day) – it’s also called the “May Day Bank Holiday” as it’s on the first Monday after or on May 1st. Anyway, I had the day off work and I planned to get so much done over the extended weekend, but on Saturday I made a mistake.

A big mistake.

I came across a site showing how to get Sim Theme Park World working on Windows XP and 2000 machines. I’ve had Theme Park World for around 2 years now, but never been able to properly play it because of various bugs with Win 2k, but I came across that site: installed the font patch file supplied, set the game to run in Windows 95 compatibility mode and away I went.

I started playing around 4pm on Saturday afternoon: I didn’t leave the computer until 7am on Sunday morning! Yep – practically playing the same game continuously (it did crash a far few times though). I haven’t done that since I got ThemePark for an old Sega Megadrive (in fact, I actually brought the Megadrive from the game as a local store had the game available for £10 and a Megadrive for an extra £20 IIRC).

So, 7.30am on Sunday I went back to sleep, 10am – woke up, played until it crashed again at 11.30am, went back to sleep, 2pm woke up and played it until 8pm…. I didn’t get anything I wanted to do this weekend done in otherwords 🙁 It’s not like I said to my boss I’ll try and get a new site up and running, along with having the GTM site to finish bugtracking and … 🙁

I must delete it from my hard drive or else I’ll never get any work done: but I just love that style of simulation game so much (Lemmings, Theme Hospital, Theme Park – but I’ve never actually got into The Sims though).

Blarg 🙁 Must get next “Guess That Movie” image ready though….

But I’ve just got the “Space Zone” level to complete and and….

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