Archive for November, 2008

Site Update

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Well, well…. it’s been a busy couple of weeks for my lil’ ol’ site. WordPress upgrade… widget upgrades… and now, finally… a theme revamp.

Since I butchered the Stylevantage theme by Styleshout, I’ve been wanting a fluid three column layout, and now, finally… I have one.

After much tinkering, I’m pleased to announce the Athena’s Pad v2 theme. This one is based on Simplicity by Lai Zit Seng. The majority of tweaks were for colour scheme changes, and the inclusion of the header image (Simplicity allows the inclusion of a logo, but that didn’t fit my needs).

The only other major tweakage has been one or two bit for IE, mainly relating to the left hand bar which seemed to disappear off screen. That said, thanks to Zit, this is an altogether better theme than the old one, and even manages to look pretty good in IE.

So there we have it… the site makeover for 2008 is now complete :-)

Sony RDR-HXD890 – Review

Rating - 7.0/10.0 - 7
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Here’s a first… a hardware review :-) That’s right folks, the first hardware review on my blog, and its a good one. The Sony RDR-HXD890 harddisk recorder with analogue and digital televisions tuners.

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction – Review

Rating - 9.0/10.0 - 9
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Time for another quickie review. This time, its Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. The dynamic duo’s first outing on the Playstation 3.

vBulletin Tweak (Hide smilies)

Friday, November 21st, 2008

If you’re a vBulletin administrator (like me) and you want to stop people from using older smilies, here’s a quick tweak that seems to stop them being used in the post editor.

Some Projects Published

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I’ve just published two of my side projects. Check out the new ‘Projects’ section or read on for some details.

LittleBigPlanet DLC – A word of advice

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Just a quick word of advice about the downloadable content available for LittleBigPlanet.

If you download costumes from the PlaystationStore and they aren’t available for your character, make sure you have logged in to your PS3 account and fired up LBP. You must do this to ‘activate’ the content for your character.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be stated anywhere (at least I couldn’t find it) and as a consequence, I ended up purchasing another copy of one of the custome sets when all I really needed to do was login as me and start up LBP.

So, if your content isn’t available immediately, make sure you have logged in and have fired up LBP with you your character.

LittleBigPlanet – Review

Rating - 10.0/10.0 - 10
Sunday, November 16th, 2008

If you’re a gamer and you’ve not heard about LittleBigPlanet, then I guess you’ve not been on this planet much in recent weeks. So, just for you, here’s a little review.