Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Terminator Salvation

The first legit trailer for the new Terminator movie starring Christian Bale has appeared....


Terminator 4 Teaser Trailer
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Eurekas third season kicks off on the US Scifi channel tonight, no date for SKY1 but I may wait for the HD offering.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat who has written some of the better Dr Who scripts and also wrote Jekyll and Coupling has an online interview here, good read.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett's official publishers have launched a new website. Even a quick skim through indicates a very good TP and DW resource.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Chuck

I'm delighted to read that Chuck will be appearing on Blu-ray at least in the US later this year. A great show which I refused to buy on DVD as quite frankly if it ain't HD then they are not getting my money.

The second season returns to US telly and a PC near you on September 29th.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

PC woes

Well this has been a lot of fun, power cut part way through the rebuild really didn't help matters even before the really hot CPU running issues and random shutdowns. Touch wood cleaning the contacts, new thermal paste and re-seating the heat sink has solved the problem.
Also silly me when I was in a little mess sorting out a new motherboard I forgot at least one option I needed as in two digital audio outputs, only have one now so it's feeding the amp and I'm using old fashioned analogue for the desktop.
You try to save a little money by buying lower spec kit and there you go, should have gone for the uber deluxe model like I did with the previous board:)

I have finally managed to watch Dr. Horrible which when you get right down to it was the catalyst for the fun I've had, probably a co-incidence but....

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

It never rains.....

As if my PS3 problems were not enough high tech fun my PC throw a tantrum while downloading the new itunes and after much head scratching I am pretty sure the motherboard has partially failed.
At first I thought it was the ISP, then the router/lan and finally after realising I had also lost the onboard audio it kinda dawned on me. I've dug out my aging PC, ripped off the dust covers and got back online, now have to spend more money on getting the main PC put togther.

Still haven't got around to watching the first episode of Dr.Horrible off the new site which streams to those outside the US.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

PC HD

So my PS3 is a dead duck and I am not buying another, I may have had a lemon but reading some US forums it seems the issue I had is not that uncommon and without a solid warranty it's not worth it.

However I now have Blu-ray (and HD DVD) playback on my PC via a LG DVD writer Blu/HD DVD player coupled with Power DVD and Slysofts AnyDVD HD software which removes region coding and HDCP, sweet.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Heroes

The BBC have put our cash where their mouth is and secured all future seasons of Heroes for an agreed price, no public release of the exact details despite it being our money.
Still the BBC have said they will show episodes within a week of the US broadcast and in HD so no complaints there as anything that reduces my bandwidth is a good thing.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

TSSC Season2 trailer

Bugger!

It seems my US PS3 can not be repaired so that's a quite a costly piece of SONY crap I bought, yes the PS3 itself was a revelation but a bit of a joke we are supposed to be in a global economy but SONY UK washes it's hands of SONY US products.
Looking into a PC based solution so I can make use of my Region A titles and perhaps get a UK PS3, does confirm my overall opinion of the machine if not it's reliability.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

House

The new season5 promo is currently airing, nothing significant content wise unless you have not seen the season4 finale.

Friday, 4 July 2008

My first 3 months at work are almost done and I've been taken on as a fulltime permanent (well as far as anything is permanent) employee. That should mean I get a share of the monthly productivity bonus and some freedom in holiday entitlement.

Sad news as Don S. Davis passed away June 29th.
Best known for his role as General Hammond in Stargate SG1 and as a military guy in Twin Peaks, only 65 years of age.