Daily Archives: Thursday 28/01/2010

For the Love of Toast! My Life 28 JAN 2010

So there I was, standing in the kitchen, two fresh slices of white bread in my hand, the Stork margarine out on the counter, the grated cheese standing at the ready and the ham lying lovingly covered by a small piece of plastic (in a very tasteful pose)…

…when I realised I couldn’t find the toaster anywhere on the counter.

“What!?”, I loudly exclaimed, looking all around me in a quick fit of panic. “Chantelle, where’s the toaster!?”, I cried out in anguish.

“We gave it away like two months ago already silly. Did you forget again?”, came the sniggering reply.

Damn you Woolworths in Somerset Mall for not stocking our desired four piece toaster that every other branch around the Cape seems to have sitting on their shelves!

If you don’t do something about putting it on your shelves immediately, we’re going to be forced to look elsewhere for something else – all of which means my ham is going to go unloved for that much longer.

And that my friends, is simply not acceptable! :(

WordPress Random Posts Widget CodeUnit 28 JAN 2010

Random posts are always fun to throw up onto your blog, as they help encourage readers stick around for that little bit longer and explore the otherwise deep, dark, hidden recesses of your previous mutterings and as such become an invaluable tool if you’re trying to up your recurring readership just a tad.

Now grabbing a couple of random posts out of the WordPress framework is a pretty simple thing to do, but if like me you don’t really have the time to dig about in the guts of your WordPress installation, the next best thing is to borrow the work of someone who does – and in this case it is the work of a guy by the name of Ady Romantika.

His Random Posts Widget is the perfect answer to quickly and easily throwing up a list of random posts on your widgetized blog. It installs via the normal plugin interface, once activated it appears in the widget list, and on dragging it to an active sidebar, it presents you with a few very basic options that controls the look, title and post count of the resulting view.

Couldn’t be simpler, and to see it in action, look no further than the bottom left corner of this very page you are currently lingering on.

Thanks Ady, you just save me some precious gaming time! :P

Related Link: http://www.romantika.name/v2/wordpress-plugin-random-posts-widget/

War in Nagua Bay My Life 28 JAN 2010

So this Saturday past I said enough was enough, checked that Chantelle was indeed working on the day and sent out a call to the boys for anyone who wanted to come through and join me for a day of unadulterated gaming, a braai and some Hulk Vs. viewing to round off the evening.

Eager to escape the drudgery of their eveyday lives, Damen, Terrance and Ryan all eagerly agreed to make the long trip through to Gordon’s Bay and with that (although with slightly staggered arrivals I must admit) our intense multiplayer gaming got under way.

With plenty of drinks and chips to keep our thirsts sated and our hunger pangs at bay, we tucked into the variety of games that Mr. Brown, Ryan and Damen had brought along (all my XBOX stuff is single player),  though with that said, it turned out that it was to be pretty much one single title that kept us occupied all day long:

Modern Warfare 2.

Man, what a brilliantly fun multiplayer game to hit via splitscreen on my 40″ LCD. We were soon deeply embroiled in the act of blowing the heads off one another, tossing grenades to blast the living crap out of our enemies and launching deadly predator missiles to take out the hapless bloke sitting next to you on the couch.

Despite Damen’s seemingly unstoppable skill with a the sniper rifle on the long range stages, Terrance quickly proved beyond a shadow of the doubt that he is the true champion of the first-person shoot genre, easily taking the majority of games and racking up an impressive ranking by the end of the day. Ryan surprisingly turned out to be not too useless either, and as for me… well my lack of first person shooting practice quickly became apparent.

Still, I pulled off some great kills that truly soothed my soul (the sound of a bazooka being fired from my shoulder remains a sound from the heavens to me) and by 18:00 when Damen finally had to take his leave of our little possee , my savage need for some relaxation gaming time was well and truly satisfied.

From there it was braai time with Mr. Brown and Mr. Lotter Jnr. (on which I did a great job by the way – testified by Chantelle who raved over my meaty produce) and then it was time to bunker down and haul out Hulk VS, the latest addition to my Marvel Animated Features collection.

Now the Hulk VS Wolverine segment was pretty damn awesome it must be said, but as for the Hulk VS Thor segment, I must admit to having slept through most – meaning I still kind of need to play catch up on that one! :)

Mr. Brown eventually departed and Ryan opted to sleep over, and after a couple of games of NBA in which he totally thrashed me, it was time for bed, marking the end of a Saturday rather well spent if you ask me! :P