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Back from Baguette-Land April 26, 2008

Posted by jammy12 in Cars, Personal, Travel.
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Well, i actually arrived back a week ago, but had been too busy (couldn’t be bothered) to post about it.

In brief summary;

  • They still insist on having twice as much crust on stupid shaped bread than needed
  • Drive horrible tinny cars
  • Drive Renault twingos
  • Like garlic
  • Talk from a part of their throat that the british just seem not to have
  • Have awkward stumbled French-English dialogues with tourists

But one nice thing which i noticed was that they do not swear and get angry at cyclists, they seem to be alot more adapted to having bikes around. And of course theres the nice weather, or the mixture of it in my case. On the 1st day we had half an inch of snow, and by the last day it was t-shirt and shorts weather, around 20°C

So yeah, it was typical Northern France, and i’m off again in the Summer for 3 weeks.

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I become an Xbox Ambassador February 24, 2008

Posted by jammy12 in Gaming, Internet, Personal.
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Well in the week i received an e-mail that confirmed that I had been accepted into the “Xbox Live Ambassador Program” As one of around 50 representatives from the UK, have to help out the new kids on Live, its what some people hate and get frustrated with, but I enjoy greatly and it makes me feel like i’m helping out the community and increasing the amount of enjoyment people get out of live. And after being part of the Xbox franchise from Christmas 2001 when I bought the original Xbox, and part of Live from February ’05, i feel I have plenty of experience to help those out who are new to the service. I’ve also been part of communities like Bungie.net, Podtacular and many others including my own; TeamCrumpet, the community is definately one of my favourite aspects of the Xbox fanspace.

The Xbox ambassador program is entirely voluntary and we get no benefits except a small image under out gamercard on the Xbox.com forums, and of course the nice feeling you get when you help someone out. For more details on how the program works look here.

10,000 Hits :D January 24, 2008

Posted by jammy12 in Internet, Personal, Stats.
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I looked at the hit counter this morning to discover a rather nice looking number of 10,029. 😀

So after about a month of this blog being set up, the site has recieved just over 10,000 hits.

So i’ll give you a further breakdown of the stats for this month, they are pretty interesting to look at;

Thats right, on the 15th of January I had 1,546 views in one day. Lets have a closer look at that day;

Title Views
BBCi Player 1,320
About 19
Religion. Rant 1 3
What do you call a man with a spade on h 2
So it seems that the vast majority of hits were on my review of the BBCi Player, and most referrals to the site where from searches for anything along the lines of “BBCi Player”
In total, my post on the BBCi Player has had 8,663 hits. wow. Another thing that surprised me about this post is apparently Google likes me better than the BBC. If you go to google and search for “BBCi Player” my blog post turned up above any official BBC links. This has now changed as i think the BBC re-submitted some of their pages. But I am still 3rd in the list. 🙂
I’ve also had a total of 7 comments.
So thanks to sites like Digg.com this blog has been more succesfull, tenfold, than i ever expected it to be. I shall continue writing more and better posts, as its knowing that people read it that keeps me going and motivated.
Jamie.

Religion. Rant 1 January 10, 2008

Posted by jammy12 in Personal, Rants.
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Religion. Its really starting to piss me off.

Now first off, as this is the Internet and there’s always some idiot who insists on making themselves known and complaining, i will just say my quick disclaimer; “I am not racist, i do not discriminate against other because of their religion, colour or creed.” Now then, on with the rant.

First of all Islam and Muslims, every comment made about your religion is not an attack on your holy book or the prophet. People are merely stating an opinion, and as a religion that believes in peace, finding an argument in every comment seems a little hypocritical. Also, when people will refer to Islamic terrorists as ‘fundamentalists’ this makes me feel rather sorry for them. As the term ‘fundamental’ means the basics or the foundations of their belief, and im pretty sure that killing yourself and other innocent people is one of the basics of their religion.

Right, that’s 1 box ticked.

Next, Christianity. Many major governments such as the one in the UK and the American government are heavily christian. Now, once again bear in mind that christianity has the aim of peace. The last time someone came into their country stating or doing what they believed to be true, not a word was spoken of peace to the opposing country and they sent thousands of men into Iraq with a mission of ‘peace’ which as far as i can see, means shooting anyone who dosent do what you like. So that’s what this peace thing is, is it? Also, arguing that they were trying to bring democracy to the country was hardly an assured argument. If someone came into America claiming to try to change their government policies and the way the countries run, i’m pretty sure the Americans wouldn’t be too happy. So what makes America think that shooting people that don’t help them, and making their opinion on how things should be done appear as fact, a sensible way of bringing ‘peace’ to a country? Wel, it must be the chrisitan way.

Now, before i get the angry e-mails flooding in, which they undoubtedly will, i would like to address another issue. What IS racism? Because as far as i can tell, its become very confused. If someone were to say something along the lines of “I’d never become a -insert major religion-“many people would claim they are being racist. In the 70s era of Britain many people were seen as being racist, which they really were. They were looking down and frowning upon other because of their religion. Then by the 90s people started to realise that everyone was entitled to their own opinion no matter how absurd it seemed by others. Now ‘racism’ has reached the other extreme. People are becoming scared of talking about religion as they are so worried about offending anybody. Now, if everyone is entitled to their own opinion, yet we are scared of voicing it in case people saw it as being wrong, then people would look down on you. Oh, look, we’re back to square one. It’s a mixed up world isnt it?

So my message to all major religions and governemts around the world; after you’re done with your hipocrasy and general squabbling about whos opinion is fact and whatnot, do you think we could kind of, well, have our planet back?

A bit too deep for you? Well heres a SMILEY FACE!

Fetch me the Biggest turkey in the shop! December 23, 2007

Posted by jammy12 in Christmas, Personal.
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Well in just a matter of hours i shall be waking up in the mind of an excited child many years behind my normal maturity level as it will be Christmas Day. So i’m just pre-warning that i won’t be posting for a while as i’ll obviously be with family and such. But my next post will probably be on my new phone   surprise present(s). See you

Ho

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All I want for Christmas is December 20, 2007

Posted by jammy12 in Christmas, Personal, Shopping.
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Well if I was Big, fat and predominantly red and I got to choose who got what this year, here is a list of what you might find in your stocking or under your plastic tree.

Bear in mind though, that being Santa and all, I would have unlimited amounts of money! Also, these are in no particular order.

 

Serj Tankian – Elect the Dead

 

Xbox 360 Premium

 

Assassins Creed

 

Halo 3


 Call of Duty 4

 

Wireless Headset

 

ChatPad

 

iPod classic 80GB black


 

Black 80GB Zune

Welcome! November 28, 2007

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Well, it’s time for the awkward 1st post. I’ll try my best not to make a mess of it 😉

You’ll probably see some funky stuff going on around here, as the site is still in early construction. At some point i’ll be getting a new shiny banner up and editing the “about” page. Feel free to subscribe to my RSS feed and visit back here for updates and whatever i feel like posting.

My posts could range from rants and rages to plain humour. It’s time to see what the internet thinks of me and the site!