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Incursion

September 29th, 2008 No comments
Incursion

Ah, what’s this? I’ve been planning on making a small movie, no shorter than 15 minutes for a while now. Since the end of last year even, but I’ve done nothing but come up with the occasional ideas in my head. I’m thinking of starting it some time soon or otherwise I might as well cancel the whole thing since I still haven’t done anything. I should be able to film something by the next weekend if nothing comes up.

Oh, of course.. What is it about? It’s your daily generic “shoot-the-bad-guys” movie, but I’ll try to keep it interesting with some special effects, and the addition of video game characters, let’s just call them.. oversized ants for now.

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Crysis Warhead

September 28th, 2008 No comments

I decided to give Crysis Warhead a go. It’s an excellent game, it’s a great boost to Crysis since it you can see what Psycho’s side of the story has to tell.

I’ve finished it a few hours ago but I’m still just playing through it in bits and pieces just setting traps for some helpless Koreans.

Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

One thing I was especially impressed with was the music and the cinematics of the game. I haven’t really noticed them as much in the original game, so it was a nice change. I even reloaded the last part of the game about 10 times just to watch and listen to the final fight. I won’t spoil it for anyone who’s yet to play it.

I was able to play the game at an amazing 15FPS, thankfully the latest drivers provided that extra 5FPS. It’s a long way from smooth gameplay but the performance has improved since the first game so it’s all good. I’ll just have to play on medium settings for now.

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Work Experience

September 26th, 2008 No comments

Ahh, interesting week. Since monday I’ve been doing a week of work experience and today it came to an end. I was working as a server/system administrator over at the Royal Brisbane Hospital (Don’t ask why, but they keep ALL Queensland government servers at a hospital).

They had a server room here containing over 100 servers, each about $400.000 worth. That’s right, a server room with about $40 million dollars of equipment, and also a real SUPER high-speed 1gbps INTERNET (that’s right, not just NETWORK but INTERNET) speed. Too fast for any speed test I tried, heh. I’m not actually allowed to go into details of the servers, so I won’t, but I’m sure these pictures won’t do any harm.

 

Server Room

Server Room

First of all, I’m cursed as always in pictures (I just look so bad, heh) and second, yes we had to wear these plastic things around our shoes in this room. It’s also got some seriously powerful temperature control.

The data server I was working on had about 20 800GB tapes inside them. That’s 16 terrabytes of data.. Wouldn’t mind having a $40 million server room of my own connected to my PC, heh.

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Business Card

September 15th, 2008 No comments

Heh, I got bored so I photoshopped a little. Too scared out of my mind to be explaining anymore STALKER stories (see below) for now, pseudo dog ended up making me mental. Most of the card is blurred out, I’m too overprotective aren’t I?

Business Card

Business Card

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky

September 14th, 2008 No comments

Woo, got my hands on the new Stalker. I’m having some great moments, though there seems to be an issue with FPS at the moment. I’m not the only one so I doubt it’s me.. Should be patched soon. I’ve ran through sections of the old game, and it is now much scarier. I’ll give two examples of just plain randomness. The best thing about it is, it isn’t scripted, it isn’t set up, it won’t happen the same way again. It’s completely random and unexpected.

I was happily walking along an old street in Cordon with a seriously unfunny load of radiation poisoning, turned around, had two boars biting my face off. Dead. It was night and storming hard so I didn’t expect anything, damn.

Second time, I was searching along for some goods to pick up and sell and my radar started beeping. I turned around, there’s a gang of around 30 bandits. Jesus. I wasn’t well equipped at the time so I decided to hide. It worked. I followed them for a while but didn’t realize one of them was on look-out and was killed not to soon after.

The fun thing about it is, there’s so much more left for me to do and explore, and I can come back with completely different events. I’m just curious how scary it’s gonna get.

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