Thursday, 6 October 2011

R.I.P Steve Jobs.

Just a quick post today, and a sad one at that. As some of you may know, Steve Jobs has passed away. This news come as a massive shock to me this morning, it was the first thing I read.. I knew he was battling with pancreatic cancer but I wasn't expecting him to go so soon. He will be deeply missed, and never ever forgotten. The video that was attached to the text that broke the news was the following..

This was such an inspiring video to watch, but it was so sad when he said he's fine now and wishes to stay for many more decades..

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me." Steve Jobs. Rest in peace.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Quick quick update!

I've been busy with uni.. I've been told i need a graphics tablet (preferably wacom) and an external hard drive with 1 TB of memory. My question to you is do you know where i can get said items for cheap?

I will return comments and what not tomorrow!
P.s. Sorry foe the lack of posts..

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Laser Quest win!

The Laser Quest day went awesomely, the only bad thing was that the weather was so hot it made running around inside a horrible task, it was all stuffy. Because there was a weird amount of people we decided to have a tournament and have three games each and then a free-for-all. There was four teams of eight, I was on the team with my tutors. The first game was one of my best ones yet it was the only game where I didn't unclip my gun from my pack, so I was restricted the whole game yet I still managed to do better that game then when I played with the gun unclipped and fully manoeuvrable. It went so well that my tutor mentioned making it a weekly/fortnightly event!

I went to the freshers fair today, hungover. I was walking around missing my bed and not even the freebies made me feel any better. I went to the beach last night and got drunk with my house-mates and spent the night climbing random things, and this random, drunken climbing lead me to join the climbing society today. My house-mates do it and reckon I'll be good for it as I'm tall and thin..

Tomorrow/Today is going to maybe be a busy day. I'm heading back to my home town to meet up with my mother and to see my little sister. The main reason I'm heading back is to pick up some parcels and do some other stuff there. Kinda excited because I haven't seen my mother/sister in a while and every time I see my sister nowadays she seems to have changed loads. Anyways it's gone 3am now and I have to get up in a couple of hours so ill get back to those of you that have commented later today.

Oh and one last thing, I had my first Google adsense payment the other day! Yay for google! (:

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Freshers and lectures do not mix well..

So uni so far has been awesome. I haven't done any work yet, it's all been inductions and what not but my tutors seem awesome and the people on my course seem really cool too. The one of my tutors has worked with the team that made Ed, Edd and Eddy, Need For Speed: (Couple of them can't remember), Skate and Star wars force unleashed. I find this so bloody cool, to have someone with experience in the gaming industry as a tutor is going to be a great help. So far I have an American, Scottish and Welsh tutor, I might have more but I haven't been introduced yet.

 I've been out with my house mates drinking the past few days and had to get up each morning at 8am with a hangover and go to a lecture.. Worst thing ever. It's so boring and hot and you feel like crap and all you want is your bed.. It makes it worse too that my house is within blowin' distance from the uni, you could literally blow out a match that's being held in my garden from the uni.. After today's three hour lecture I got back to my room expecting to nod off easily as I was super tired but I didn't manage to get any sleep, so instead of sleeping I put on some really loud music and cleaned my room (woo, go me!).

Tomorrow I have a health and safety talk about the equipment and other stuff, it's so that I can take out equipment to help me with my major project and maybe some other stuff? Not too sure. Thursday is going to be the best day of the week, I'm going to Laser quest with my course. It's going to be Games design (that's me) vs Animation, it's going to be awesome! Friday is mainly a day to get freebies and also to have a library tour.. YAY. Oh and Friday is when I should be getting my loan, wooo.

Hope your week's been going good! Any tips for laser quest? aha

Monday, 26 September 2011

First day of University tomorrow..

Today's been reasonably busy.. My brother and his girlfriend came to visit me today along with my baby nephew, they had a quick look around my house, give me my letters from back home, took me for dinner and bought me food, woop! Quite a lot of people have had their loan through but I haven't had it yet, if I don't get it tomorrow I'll phone the student finance people up. So yeah, university tomorrow.. I'm quite nervous and at the same time very excited. I'm still not too sure on where I have to go tomorrow or at what time but I'm just going to go there around 9am. Since it's Freshers going on here too i doubt i'll be blogging too much, i've got a busy drinking schedule ahead.. I'll let you know how university goes tomorrow!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Starting uni next week..

Well at least I think I am.. I need to start buying pens/pencils and other stuff ready for uni. I also need to get my photo taken so I can finish my enrolment form online and so that I can get my NUS card sent to me. I spent ages filling out forms online because of my super low browsing speeds and then I found out I needed photos, so that's important.. This has pretty much just turned into a list of what I need to do now. I need to do quite a lot by monday, and maybe before then I should find out when I actually start. I need my loan to come in too so that I can pay next months rent. Dayum.

Any tips on what I need for uni? I'm doing a Computer games design course.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

So I quit the job!

After hours of putting it off, I finally phoned work and quit. I was going over the worst possible outcomes in my head and I was just getting super scared.. I don't even know why. I felt as though I was being unreasonable to them, but I had to keep telling myself that Uni is way more important.. So I wrote down a couple of reasons as to why I was leaving and phoned them, the conversation went a little like this:

Random worker in the club - "Hi, this is blah blah blah blah, how may I help?"
Me - "Hi, this is Chris Jones, may I speak to the manager please?"
Random worker - "Okay certainly.."
.....horrible suspense......
Manager - "Hi, how may I help you?"
Me - "Hi, it's Chris Jones, I'm new and I was just phoning to tell you that I don't think I'll be able to keep my job as well as go to Uni"..
....I'd done it, but what has she got to say? ...
Manager - "Oh, okay... So do you want to make it a weekend only thing?"
Me - "I'd like to finish completely please?"
Manager - "Okay..."
Me - "Okay?"
*Hangs up*
*Fist pump*

So yeah after that phone call I felt like a weight had been lifted.. It may sound stupid to some of you but I was worrying about that phone call all night, it was horrible..

Tonight I am going to watch The Wombats, for those for you that haven't heard of them, here's a song.

Have a nice day all.