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Tue, 13 Jun 2006 14:29:16 +0000

I have moved (again). My blog has moved and is now set up (sorta). Please change your bookmarks and links. Website: RSS Feed: Comments RSS Feed: Advertisements

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Still searchingTaoski

Fri, 09 Jun 2006 13:42:15 +0000

For a .com domain name. I have come across some cool sites though for finding, generating or searching on new or expired domain names. ExpiredDomains.comThis site allows you to search on domain names that were once registered but are now available.I found the following names from there: NameboyThis site allows you […]

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Domain NamesTaoski

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 10:52:37 +0000

I promised myself a long time ago that I would quit Blogger and get my own domain name, install WordPress and start doing my own stuff. I did half of that, well – sorta.  I did quit Blogger and I have moved to using WordPress but I am still hogging on somone elses domain and […]

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iPod BookTaoskiimage

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 10:39:06 +0000

Those iPod luvvies over at iLounge have released their new “Free iPod Book” featuring all things iPod, iTunes, iAccessories and iOtherStuff. I downloaded the iPod buyers guide from them back in 2004bi (before iPod) and it was really good.  This one looks even better!

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Macbook or iMac?Taoski

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 11:15:40 +0000

On my weekly sabatical to Birmingham yesterday I dragged my colleague to the Apple store at the Bullring to check out the new Macbook.  I did look for them at my local John Lewis at the weekend but they were no-where to be found. I was impressed by them too.  Small, light, neat, smart, fast, […]

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Blogger TemplatesTaoski

Wed, 31 May 2006 08:02:39 +0000

Some excellent free Blogger Templates here, including a port of the excellent K2 wordpress template! Almost makes me want to stop writing my Blogger Template Overhaul series…. Via ProBlogger

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Darwin has alot to answer forTaoski

Wed, 24 May 2006 08:22:37 +0000

My son spent most of yesterday at school learning "about God". He learnt about how God made the earth and the clouds and the air and the land and the animals and the snickers bars.  And he also found out that Adam and Eve were the first people on the earth – and that's where […]

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Come on…. time to go…Taoski

Mon, 22 May 2006 14:13:41 +0000

Comfortably numb….. That's how i'm feeling at the moment. I rang my boss and told him I would be accepting the offer of early voluntary redundancy that I received last week. I signed the letter and sent it in the post too. So the jobs almost done. They now have to agree "financial concurrence" and […]

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Should i stay…..Taoski

Wed, 17 May 2006 16:47:13 +0000

The offer is on the table. Got it through the post this morning. I know you are supposed to do something that scares you everyday (according to the adverts). But I am scared.

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Early XmasTaoskiImage

Tue, 16 May 2006 14:43:16 +0000

Oh go on then…. You should'nt have….

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nonGeek GuideTaoski

Mon, 15 May 2006 21:54:15 +0000

Don't miss my first nonGeek Guide on using uTorrent over at Geeklimit! I have been meaning to write this for a while. Coronation Street, Eastenders and Sky+ helped me achieve this goal! 

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With my eyes closed…Taoski

Mon, 15 May 2006 15:19:10 +0000

New Week’s resolutions: Stay off the internet at work Read more of my book Ride my bike to work each day Drink more water than coffee And if you think I broke resolution number 1 already, you are wrong.  I posted this using BlogJet – a locally installed blogging client. It’s cool – check it […]

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What the world is waiting forTaoskiSkype

Sun, 14 May 2006 11:10:28 +0000

I just had my first Skype conversation with our commonwealth friends, down under in Perth. Our two children went to school together for a few years and we became quite close. And who ever invented Skype needs to be shaken by the hand. A piece of software that allows the two kids to attack each […]

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PS3 DetailsTaoski

Tue, 09 May 2006 09:20:26 +0000

Sony have had their Pre-E3 conference last night and have given more details and demos of their upcoming Playstation3 console. In my opinion, Sony are going to wipe the Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii off the floor with their new console but probably only based on the established user base they already have. Also, Sony and […]

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Mon, 08 May 2006 11:57:37 +0000

I blogged a little while ago about the chap who was attempting to raise over $2k in donations to get himself a brand new iMac. He has just recently ordered his machine for £2606.66! Someone even donated over $1k to enable him to achieve his goal.  Pretty amazing really! But i'm not greedy.  Just a […]

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DogsittingTaoskiPicture 081

Mon, 08 May 2006 09:49:28 +0000

We had a visitor to stay this weekend. My Sister-in-laws Staffordshire Bull Terrier called "DJ". Although Staffs have quite a bad press (probably because they look like a pit bull) he is a lovelly little dog and is really good with the children, really friendly and no trouble at all. We quite missed him after […]

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Hacker Fears UFO Cover UpTaoski

Sun, 07 May 2006 08:32:39 +0000

I am quite enamoured by this story.  The little guy, gary McKinnon, versus the American Government because he managed to get caught hacking into some of their NASA servers which were running windows not fully restricted.  You can read a PDF of his charges sheet here. The most interesting thing for me is that he […]

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WGA NotificationsTaoski

Thu, 04 May 2006 20:57:33 +0000

You might have seen that annoying "This copy of windows may be counterfit" message when booting and logging onto your hacked copy of windows XP. Thank god there's people out there who can help those affected by this blight on the arse of M$ Software… Edit: I used these instructions to get round the problem. […]

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Chip Shot Kills GameTaoski

Thu, 04 May 2006 14:25:01 +0000

The wife was watching Disparate Whorebags and I was playing my first 5 or 6 games of FIFA RTWC on XBox live, sat at my PC monitor. In all apart from one of the games did anyone talk, until I played a very chatty American who ended up beating me on penalties, or “shoot out” […]

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360 VGA HappinessTaoskiDigital VGA Cable

Wed, 03 May 2006 11:29:53 +0000

Wow! Just wow. I received my Joytech VGA Cable for my 360 yesterday and after suffering the planned outage of XBOX Live and the intense double episode start of the new series of LOST, I was ready to play. Now, my AOC branded LCD monitor is not a recent piece of hardware.  In fact i’m […]

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a week of wordpressTaoskistats.jpg

Wed, 03 May 2006 11:10:00 +0000

WordPress and I have now hit first base!  It has been just over one week since I made the cut over from Blogger and we are already holding hands and giving each other pet names. "love you… pressy…" Since moving over I feel all "grown up" and serious about blogging.  Joining Geeklimit has made this […]

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Mon, 01 May 2006 19:51:26 +0000

I have just been accepted as a new team member over at Therefore, my "technical posts" will go there – and the rest of my mindless drivel will go here!

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iPod and PhotosTaoski

Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:34:25 +0000

I have spent all morning a little time trying to research using the iPod to store photographs and quite specifically – what the quality is like when it outputs the photos to a TV. There seems to be lots of sites that cover viewing the photos on the iPod screen and with the new 5th […]

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Just OrderedTaoski

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:05:53 +0000

Just splashed some cash over at and purchased a 12 month subscription to XBOX Live and a Joytech VGA Cable too. So, by the end of the weekend I should be up and running on the 360 via my PC monitor! This means that while the wife will be watching Eastenders, I will be […]

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Web Based Office ToolsTaoski

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:29:31 +0000

So, you missed the train to work, the dog ate your laptop and your iPod ran out of batteries.  Time to slope off back to your house and do some tea drinking tele-working.  There are numerous web-based applications that can replace or augment your PC based software.  Mos of them allow collaboration of some sort […]

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Google Calendar NotifierTaoski

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:54:46 +0000

For those like me who are obsessed with thinking they can manage their time better, the new Google Calendar is a godsend. Unfortunately, like most things, you can only see whats going on when you are in the site. To counter this, a Google Calendar Notifier extension has been created for Firefox which shows you […]

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As feared…Taoski

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:50:20 +0000

When I plugged in my iPod to my home PC running iTunes this morning, it quite happily overwrote the database and the tracks from "Northern Exposure – Expeditions" that I added here at work yesterday have all gone. Shame. But as Yamipod is so cute and I don't buy from iTunes – there is nothing […]

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Joytech Xbox 360 LCD MonitorTaoski

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:03:06 +0000

Just spotted this news article over at Xbox-Scene regarding the impending Joytech fold-down LCD screen for the XBOX 360. I saw this listed over at a few months ago and expected it to be a larger LCD monitor designed to fit with the 360 – but it turns out that it's only a "flap […]

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Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:02:16 +0000

I just found this application via a list of "handy programs" to take around with you on your USB memory stick. YamiPod is a freeware application that allows you to manage your iPod without the need for iTunes. The most impressive feature is that the application does not need to be installed and can be […]

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Xbox 360 On a PC MonitorTaoski

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:18:47 +0000

There is a pretty good article about getting the XBOX 360 working with a standard LCD monitor. IGN: Feature: Xbox 360 On PC Monitor Action This might be my only option to get some serious gaming done with my 360 as the wife usually hogs the TV set until 11pm each night.  Plus, an LCD […]

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taoski’s Xbox 360 can blogTaoski

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:05:24 +0000

Even my xbox has it's own blog too!   taoski's Xbox – 04/26/06 taoski is the best. He treats me right. I treat him right. It is a good thing we have going here. Gamer score stands at 390. Not too shabby! That is a gain of 300 points over last time! He played FIFA […]

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New York Pictures – Part 1Taoskinyc5nyc4nyc3nyc1

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:04:11 +0000

Here are four of the shots I took whilst on my holidays in New York recently. They have all been "shopped" a bit – but not too much.

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Bittorrent Client ShootoutTaoski

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:53:32 +0000

See this site here for a review of the Azureus, uTorrent and Transmission (mac only) bittorrent clients. As per my recent A-List, uTorrent comes out on top: When you see my results, just remember that I was running a specific case. My hardware probably isn’t close to what you are running and I doubt you […]

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Next StepsTaoski

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:02:15 +0000

Dave Winer over at Dave’s WordPress Blog has written an editorial on the Next Steps for Bittorrent. In the article he describes the recent milestones of the technology and outlines the future needs in regards to software client integration and usability. In my opinion, Bittorrent has probably hit its peak.  Over 50% of all internet […]

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Tue, 25 Apr 2006 07:53:36 +0000

I am already amazed by the WordPress blogging platform! Just this morning I have been able to: Import all of my posts and comments from Blogger Set up my sidebar using a drag-and-drop widget editor. Add a page that Blogger users get directed to with my popular posts listed. So far, I am more than […]

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Blogger? Sod off!Taoski

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 13:02:53 +0000

Thats it!  I have had enough!  I have decided to switch my blog from Blogger to WordPress pending the purchase of some webspace. At the moment, Blogger is having real issues with publishing and is sticking at 0%. All the other Blogger users over at the Blogger Support Group are reporting the same thing too. […]

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Anti Lurker WeekTaoski

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:30:00 +0000

I know there are lots of "lurkers" who read my blog but never leave comments or feedback. Of course you are more than welcome to come, read and go – but the idea behind blogging is about sharing, discussion and feedback. So… Say hello or ask me a question. Tell me you hate it or […]

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Open For businessTaoskicontroller

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 15:02:00 +0000

Some of you may have seen that picture on here recently. Sorry for the confusion. This blog is NOT closed and will continue to operate normally under my usual mis-management. And no, Robert… it's not a Butterfly! It's a hacked image I did on Illustrator, of an XBox360 controller. Tsk.

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Easter WeekendTaoski

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:23:00 +0000

Had a great Easter weekend over the last four days. Friday: Went to the Cotswold Wildlife Park with the wife and kids. We went with Mr and Mrs Swimpig and their daughter too. A very nice day out all in all and ended off with some late night card playing and Jack Daniels drinking fun. […]

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Google CalendarTaoski

Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:34:17 +0000

As per a wish in my recent gripes about Whats Missing From Gmail, the Google Calendar has now been released! Shame it still does not appear to be bolted into Gmail though…

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April 06 A-ListTaoski

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 15:16:00 +0000

Its about time of the year that I did another A-List. A detail of my favorite software that I am installing/using these days. It's probably not going to be much different from the previous list, but here goes… OS: Windows XP Media Center editon with Office 2003. Installed this version of Windows so I could […]

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Wed, 12 Apr 2006 15:11:00 +0000

I was just reading my RSS feeds at Bloglines and noticed this one via Gizmodo. Help me become a switcher! Basically, a bloke in the US wants people to donate money to him to get an iMac worth over $2000! Now thats a cool idea. Shame my version of the same thing, that I started […]

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Mon, 10 Apr 2006 12:26:00 +0000

Does anyone have any experioence with Nildram as an ISP? I am still with AOL who I went with after moving house and having to cancel my BT Internet account. Instead of just moving the service from one house to another, they insist that you cancel your account and then re-apply at the new house! […]

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In the bank!Taoski

Sun, 09 Apr 2006 12:49:00 +0000

It was another of the annual horse killing events yesterday, otherwise known as the Grand National. We did a family sweepstake and all put a pound in and got 4 horse each, drawn at random from a hat. We also all put in real bets at the local betting office. Just a few pounds here […]

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Xtrememac AirplayTaoski

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 14:29:00 +0000

When I was in New York, I purchased a XtremeMac Airplay FM transmitter for my iPod and have been using it in my car to and from work each day. The thing is tiny and the quality is pretty good – although I have doubts as to wether the signal is in stereoscopic sound or […]

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Keyword SearchingTaoski

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 13:26:00 +0000

Just stumbled upon this site after I was assisting a customer with their word document that had inherited "selective" spellchecking on some parts of the file – but not others. The site contains a series of "5 minute productivity tips". I expected it to be full of "teamworking, networking and corporate bitch making" skills but […]

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Boot CampTaoski

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 15:04:00 +0000

Now this is pretty serious stuff. Everyone knows (well – you should by now) that Apple recently made the switch to Intel chips in their hardware. There have been plenty of people out there that have searched for and managed to get Windows XP running on the "MacTel" boxes – although quite a bit of […]

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Wed, 05 Apr 2006 13:03:00 +0000

Why is it, that I work on an iT Helpline – but get jobs passed to me to fix that are raised by other members of the iT Helpline regarding silly issues with their PCs? I'm sure that if I qualified as a car mechanic I would take my car to the local repair shop […]

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Purves WelcomeTaoski

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:44:00 +0000

The Grass armchair is self assembled, each pack contains 14 corrugated cardboard frames and 100g pack of grass seeds. You will need about 240 litres of soil, to fill in the frame. First find the right spot, because once the armchair has grown you won't be able to move it!! You can put up to […]

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Busy busy busy!Taoski

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:19:00 +0000

Phew! Had a real busy day here at work today. I cycled to work again through the icy cold wind this morning and even managed to make it out at lunchtime for a quick ride too. Well… a ride up to Subway for a foot-long Veggie Max sub! W00t! I have noticed after just two […]

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Three Six oh?Taoski

Mon, 03 Apr 2006 20:36:00 +0000

I am quite close to making somewhat of a decision. Now that I have been paid and the overdraft is slightly smaller after maxing it in New York, it's time to think about subscribing for a years worth of XBOX Live and getting a new game for my 360. However – what game to get […]

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Sun, 02 Apr 2006 14:35:00 +0000

I managed to get a copy of TRON from… er… somewhere and it's a great copy in widescreen too! I attempted to convert it to DVD using DVD Santa and got an "Unsupported video stream" error. Roxio 8 also decides to give me a cryptic "unspecified error" plus a load of hex to go with […]

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Fri, 31 Mar 2006 09:30:00 +0000

This is the story of two worlds and the beings who inhabit them. One of these is our world, the one we can see and feel. The world of the 'Users'. It lies on our side of the video screen. The other, an electronic micro-civilization, lives and breathes just beyond our grasp. This is the […]

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Questions, Questions…Taoski

Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:09:00 +0000

I see I have 2 questions in the comments of my previous post from fellow Blogger users regarding template design. So, rather than respond in the comments, here are the answers: Question from GVM: You seem to be a blogger expert, even a very friendly one, would it be a problem to ask you the […]

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360 EnabledTaoski

Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:46:00 +0000

I have now got my Xbox360 and "w00t!" – what a belter it is. I unpacked the console when I got home, connected it to the net, signed into XboxLIVE and took out my free 1 month gold trial account. The plan was to show the kids the awesome power of the new console before […]

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Think again…Taoski

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:35:00 +0000

I had this great idea. I would install Apache and WordPress locally, following the instructions over here and publish a work intranet blog thing to help us feed out information to the members of our (small) section. I have recently been fiddling with this setup on my machine at home and if you are lucky, […]

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It’s not what you know…Taoski

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 13:49:00 +0000

During another severe beating at FIFA2006 this lunchtime I also learnt that my XBox360 would be in my sweaty hands tomorrow. A Premium bundle with Project Gotham Racing too. Looks like my online gaming will be taking off again! But as usual, in total Taoski fashion – "Anti-climax… here we come". I was almost on […]

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Fri, 20 Jan 2006 23:05:09 +0000

Sometimes, I do know what i'm talking about. Plus, hello to my two new readers, Wendy and Darren who popped round tonight for drinks and nibbles. We did'nt mention the wife swapping stuff yet… break em' in gently! ps.. i'm joking!

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Shrinky LinksTaoski

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 21:15:00 +0000

Just a collection of random links from my recent surfing… Shrinkydinks? Still going strong! A huge list of albums to download. Some nice wallpapers here e-books (site in russian) PayPal Sucks! – apparently! ZCult FM – a comic scans torrent site!

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Nuff saidTaoski

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 22:17:00 +0000

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Dr Wicket will see you nowTaoski

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:33:00 +0000

I was booked for what I thought would be an appointment for a heart echo scan at the local hospital yesterday. I turned up and was ushered into a room to see an ewok sitting at a desk, pretending to be a doctor. I had seen him once before when I was admitted the night […]

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Techno PornTaoski

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 15:44:00 +0000

New Intel iMacs released…. Must resist…. Must be strong…. Hold on…. got no money! Decision made for me! Technorati Tags: apple, imac, intel, steve jobs, got no fucking money

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I’m on the moveTaoski

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:02:27 +0000

After "a good hard think" I have decided to make the switch away from Blogger. Not that Blogger is crap or slow or full of spam blogs and is generally seen to be the AOL of the Blogging world or anything. Blogger has served me well over the years but I want more control over […]

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Radio ScumTaoski

Mon, 09 Jan 2006 15:06:00 +0000

I am not known for my outspoken views – or even for my beliefs. In fact – I have little opinion about very little – and what I do have an opinion about, I usually keep to myself. Last night during my usual 9pm Sunday night shower, I was listening to "The Sunday Surgery" on […]

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Fri, 06 Jan 2006 13:43:00 +0000

I was watching a program the other night called Balderdash and Piffle, relating to the origin of words and phrases, their meanings and their definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary. The BBC has been attempting to enlist the help of the public to, for example, get the earliest meanings for terms such as "Pear Shaped" […]

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Finally… a good Podcast!Taoski

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:33:00 +0000

Yesterday, whilst I was supposed to be helping babysit SwimPigs daughter, I was playing with his PSP and noticed that he had downloaded some MP3 Podcast's to his 1Gb Memory Stick. I have "dabbled" with Podcasts in the past and have a few subscriptions in my iTunes which I usually delete after a few weeks […]

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Dons Gone And Been DonesTaoski

Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:11:00 +0000

Yet again the MK Dons have been beaten. And its all my fault. But why? When I put FIFA 2006 into my XBox for the first time and selected my local team as my favorite, it offered me the chance to play against the World Classic VII. They totally whipped my ass! Damn you Cantona! […]

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Xbox 460Taoski

Tue, 03 Jan 2006 14:56:00 +0000

I was in my local Game store this weekend and found, to my surprise, that they had some Premium Xbox 360 bundles in stock! The only problem was that they were only willing to sell them for ?460, bundled with 4 (crap) games. What a load of fucking tosh they are! Trying to squeeze even […]

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Please wait….Taoski

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 01:05:00 +0000

Re-publishing your blog for the 200th time… please wait. Ever get the feeling you spend too much time farting with little CSS niceties in your template when you should be sleeping? 2 hours to make the comment background to alternate between grey and dark grey! Wahoo. I get the feeling it was not worth it […]

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Hats, Twats and ThroatyachesTaoski

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 23:40:00 +0000

Christmas greetings to all. But not to the retarded customers at the local supermarket who were all wheeled and bussed in and had special "day out visits from the institution" just to piss me off and get in my way as I tried to gather some basic supplies yesterday. I am normally quite deft at […]

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I’m missing out on somethingTaoski

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:20:00 +0000

Advance Wife Warning: When I see a 360… I will buy it! If there are other regular readers of this Blog who have an XBox Live gamertag, let me know and I will add you to my list. Technorati Tags: xbox, xbox360, microsoft, xbox live, live, gamertag, gamer tag

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Boom Shake Shake The RoomTaoski

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 14:31:00 +0000

Engadget reports on the latest iPod rumour doing the rounds on the usual "I Know What Apple Did Next Summer" type sites. Apparently, a new verison of Apple's flagship iPod product is now headed for that dusty shelf in your living room, bedroom or study in the shape of a wireless enabled hard disk'ed up […]

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In the *real* worldTaoski

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:20:00 +0000

I just found these links via Slashdot and thought I would share: 8 End-User Troubleshooting Tips Top 10 System Administrator Truths I would also like to thank Bill Gates for making this all possible and keeping my salary rolling in. Technorati Tags: windows 95, windows 98, windows 2000, windows xp, microsoft, support, admin, sysadmin, slashdot

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Ring a ding dingTaoski

Sat, 10 Dec 2005 10:17:00 +0000

After sorting my Bluetooth VS Windows XP VS Crap Software issues the other day I went searching for some Gorillaz MP3 ringtones and came across this site which allows free downloads and also the ability to upload your own MP3 tones too, so others can share in your trimmed remix of "Crazy Frog Versus The […]

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Fucktard Can’t ReadTaoski

Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:06:00 +0000

The Register reports how an innocent eBay'er was duped into buying a picture of an Xbox 360 for ?470. As BigFootCookie knows, stating the correct details of the item in the auction is very important – as is reading the auction before you part with your cash! Here is a link to the eBay auction, […]

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Hells Blue TeethTaoski

Thu, 08 Dec 2005 15:18:00 +0000

Since I got hold of my Motorola V600 phone I have been trying to use Bluetooth to upload stuff to it. I bought a Blue-USB Bluetooth adapter from eBay and have paired the phone, using the crappy Bluesoleil software to my PC, but can only download pics from the phone – not upload ringtones or […]

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Auto PatcherTaoski

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 23:43:00 +0000

I came across this little program last night after searching for ways to get my USB Bluetooth Dongle working in XP properly. Head – bashing – desk – not – working! Anyway, I digress. For those people who have a "non-pukka" version of XP that fails the usual Windows Update verification thingies… heres a program […]

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Time for a change?Taoski

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 09:24:29 +0000

A new broom sweeps clean: Blue Triangle Blues

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Tue, 06 Dec 2005 22:29:00 +0000

Lock up my wife, Logan's back. Get the trailer over at

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Lunchtime KudosTaoski

Tue, 06 Dec 2005 21:57:00 +0000

As promised, my pal Dodgy Trev, took me back to his gaff for an early lunch of cheese on toast and to play PGR3 on his nice new spanky Xbox 360. He plays it on some dodgy "no-name, no-brand" 28 inch widescreen TV, so the game was not running at it's HDTV best (or anywhere […]

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Seen one!Taoski

Mon, 05 Dec 2005 14:07:00 +0000

I saw an Xbox360 "in the flesh" this weekend! Yay! Whilst trying to navigate the immense dimensions of our new local ADSA Walmart store I came across the small Xbox360 demo booth where a spotty faced employee was trying to get rid of an error on screen that said "no signal". I went and looked […]

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Xbox 360 Round UpTaoski

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:15:00 +0000

So, its only 2 more days until us chaps in "little ol' england" get the XBOX360. Well, we would if we had pre-ordered. It appears that Europe as a whole will only get a total of around 300,000 units for sale on launch day this friday. Pants! In preparation for the event, I am summarising […]

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Read and DestroyTaoski

Tue, 29 Nov 2005 13:28:00 +0000

When I was little, I can remember my parents reading me this book, "The Elephant and the Bad Baby" written by Elfrida Vipont and illustrated by the excellent Raymond Briggs. I bought this book for my kids a few years ago and when I read it to them, certain of the pictures give me a […]

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iPod Volume HackTaoski

Fri, 25 Nov 2005 22:45:32 +0000

Someone asked my where to get the ipod with full volume hack. So I thought I would find it and give it a go myself too. Not expecting too much, I installed the app – and it makes a hell of a difference! Not only does it increase the volume, it also expands the aural […]

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Thu, 24 Nov 2005 10:41:00 +0000

I would like to retract my earlier statement regarding the casting and special effects used to make Mad Eye Moody in the new Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire film. I watched most of it last night in the Taoski's Torrent Sofa Cinema and I was impressed! It certainly is the best HP film […]

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Hum DrumTaoski

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 14:26:58 +0000

There must be an official industry term for this: Trapped in a high salary, crap boring job that is the same every hour, day, week, year. Too scared to leave, too frightened to speak up in case of the dreaded "sideways career move" to another part of the company. At one point we, "the team", […]

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That’s some damn tasty burger!Taoski

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 15:16:00 +0000

If you want some new XP Eye Candy whilst you are waiting to migrate to an iMac, download the Microsoft Royale Theme which has recently been released. It's nice n yummy. Technorati Tags: xp, theme, royale. eye candy

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Man FluTaoski

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 10:28:00 +0000

My body lay wet, cold and broken on the bed. Each twitching movement sending another prickly wave of pain from my back over my shoulders to my kneck. A bright ring of light was held tight around my skull, slowly twisting tighter as my brain inside throbbed harder and harder to escape from any orrifice […]

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Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:00:00 +0000

Here's my iTunes Playlist in dedication to all those disgruntled iPod Nano users who have troubles with their screen! Bring on the multi million dollar lawsuit! Tsk… twats! On a similar and related theme, heres some links for an iTunes hack to Download music videos from the iTunes. This has recently been blocked by Apple […]

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Mad eyeTaoski

Mon, 07 Nov 2005 23:34:00 +0000

No, no, no, no… NO! This is not what I expected Mad Eye Moody to look like! In my minds eye he was a lot more "grotesque" than this. He was more kind of like Robert Deniro's version of Frankenstein's monster. And what the hell is that? A strap on eye? Get a grip! I […]

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Holy cow!TaoskiBIOGAS train

Fri, 04 Nov 2005 15:59:44 +0000

Just stumbled upon an ZDnet blog page detailling the new Swedish train which runs on fuel made up of organic waste from cows. Not just being environmentally friendly and quiet, the train also runs at a respectable 130kph and according to travellers on the maiden voyage, ran on time. I'm not sure what Rev Awdry […]

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Ho Ho Ho, says BillTaoski

Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:21:00 +0000

In a shock "billionaire tries to make more money" scandal, it appears that the US launch day stock of the XBOX360 will be limited to meagre amounts per store. As detailled over at the XBOX Forums already, stock for some major retail stores in the US like WalMart will only be able to sell between […]

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Pretend PooTaoski

Thu, 03 Nov 2005 13:35:00 +0000

Cripes! Mr Postman delivered my GBA Flash Cart this morning before 9am! Hows that for eBay service! Ordered yesterday afternoon – delivered today! I unboxed my new toy and slapped it into the USB port on my XP box and installed the drivers, briefly read the instructions (ignored most of it) and launched the program […]

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Wed, 02 Nov 2005 13:46:00 +0000

I just logged onto the webmail portion of my "other" main email account with BTInternet that I have had for over 8 years to check the latest on my eBay/PayPal purchase. Only to remember that I had changed the email addresses ages ago. They have an automatic spam killing feature on there that moves the […]

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Advice takenTaoski

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 11:50:00 +0000

I have taken the advice from the comments on my previous posting and have purchased a 256MB flash ROM cart for my Gameboy Advance SP from eBay. Review coming up soon! Technorati Tags: GBA, nintendo, flash, emulators, roms, ebay

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You’re Tekken the pissTaoski

Tue, 01 Nov 2005 11:20:00 +0000

A little help please… Years after finding an original Gameboy Advance on the train a few days after they have been released in the shops, my love affair with portable gaming has not ceased. I upgraded the old unit for a nice new spanky Gameboy Advance SP when that came out and we have spent […]

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Sun, 30 Oct 2005 17:42:00 +0000

On friday I had my portable heart monitor fitted for 24 hours. Seven different coloured electrodes were attached to various parts of my chest after a student doctor shaved me and dealt me a few lines of his jokey patter. The main device was in a small black zipped bag slung over my shoulder. Not […]

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Smoke and MirrorsTaoski

Thu, 27 Oct 2005 15:14:20 +0000

As a reformed smoker of over 5 years standing I now feel qualified to speak on this matter with some authority.  The UK government has started legislation for a partial smoking ban in UK pubs.I am not PRO a total ban on smoking in public places – as I will not be able to get […]

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