Author Archives: Craig

Handbrake

I have switched from using DVDFab to encode DVDs into MP4, instead now I am using a combination of Handbrake and AnyDVD. I have also used Handbrake and RipIt on the Mac. I was having really odd problems with how the MP4s appeared when I played them back over the network on my XBox 360. […]

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Toy Story Mania

We recentlhy visited Disneyworld and got addicted to the ride Toy Story Mania. The ride is basically you moving between games where you shot rings, arrows, pies, darts, or whatever is a toy at objects. On the ride you use a gun with a string pull on it to define the stength. We were told […]

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Muvi Camcorder

I got a Muvi for Christmas. It is awesome. I was able to go to a 49ers game with it clipped to my jersey and no one even notice it. I was on the field and was able to get footage of practice. I can’t wait to try it out attached to my bicycle helmet […]

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Parkzone Ember 2

I bought a Parkzone Ember 2 BNF (Bind-N-Fly) micro plane for $89.99 from a Hobbyzone and had great fun flying it around a local park today. I had a Spektrum controller already, so I needed to do was bind the plane to controller and give the tiny battery a charge. I was ready to rumble […]

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Jailbreak

I have had a iPhone 3G 2.2.1 sitting in a draw for a while. I wasn’t able to unlock it because the baseband was newer than required for using yellowsn0w, but with the release of 3.0 I have been able to unlock my iPhone using redsn0w and ultrasn0w. You use redsn0w to unlock the iPhone […]

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Milky Milky!

I have taken to using Remember the Milk for managing the tasks that I have, at least this way I don’t forget to put the trash out. If you get a pro account then you can use the free app on iphone/itouch to manage your tasks. You can also setup an email address to receive […]

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No more scratched discs!

With a baby crawling around, I soon realised that I had to come up with some way of putting movies onto a device which cannot be accessed by the baby. I already had a Netgear ReadyNAS storing shared files such as my iTunes library and pictures, so I installed Twonky Media server onto the Ready […]

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Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

I don’t play many Nintendo DS games, but I love Grand Theft Auto IV so I thought I would give it a go. The game reminded me of the orignal GTA series from many many years ago. The biggest problem I have with the game is that I am used to the XBox and PS3 […]

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Rockband

We had got used to playing Guitar Hero on the PS3 and then we thought we would try Rockband. I actually prefer it, besides introducing the ability to sing for anyone with no coordination, it also introduces the really difficult drumming. I only wished that the drum kit could be raised higher, as for someone […]

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Wii SimCity Creator

Despite the mediorce reviews I went out and got SimCity Creator for the Wii. It fills that void which has been left empty since Sim City 4 Rush Hour. It has some nice features like waving your wii for the disasters. The roads can also be nice and curvy. :) I haven’t tried the version […]

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