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Thoughts on Adr1ft with the Oculus Rift.

I want to write some thoughts on the referendum, on the other hand I’m scared; so I’m going to sit on that for some time.  Possibly permanently, restraint of tongue and pen.  To salve the itch to write something down … Continue reading

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Thoughts on VR following EGX Rezzed.

I’ve been left thinking about VR a lot following a few demos I got to try at EGX Rezzed. Firstly VR seems to form more lasting/real memories for me than normal video games. Distinct impressions of having “done” something rather … Continue reading

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My ad hoc recipe for authentic Pad Thai

So… I had a mixture of ingredients for a Pad Thai and decided to use all of them.  The only ingredient of note missing from this recipe is preserved turnip; mine had spoiled! O.o  If you have some, finely chop … Continue reading

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Good to see Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U

Thanks to a post by Lewie P over on Savy Gamer I found these save files which help greatly with unlocking some content on these old games now the systems that supported it are long gone. So if anyone else … Continue reading

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Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell Wallpaper

Couldn’t find a decent sized version of their album cover anywhere in a wallpaper style design, so here’s a quick’n’dirty one at 1920×1200. <img src="http://www.thelostsouls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ThePrettyReckless-GoingToHell-1920×1200-1024×640.jpg" alt="ThePrettyReckless-GoingToHell-1920×1200" width="640" height="400" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-527" srcset="https://www try this.thelostsouls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ThePrettyReckless-GoingToHell-1920×1200-1024×640.jpg 1024w, https://www.thelostsouls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ThePrettyReckless-GoingToHell-1920×1200-300×187.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, … Continue reading

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CEX stock monitoring

It’s been ages since I posted anything, I’ve been playing with all sorts of stuff, like Cocos2D and SpriteKit… as well as wicked little things like this DIY Gamer kit. Maybe I’ll do some more long form ish posts soon … Continue reading

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Using a UITextField like an ATM keypad.

A small snippet of code that uses a UITextField like an ATM keypad. E.g. You start typing in a sequence like this: £0.00 -> £0.02 -> £0.20 -> £2.05 -> £20.50 Elsewhere define and store a reference to a NSNumberFormatter … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Secret World (Work in Progress)

Thoughts on The Secret World ============================ Around the birth of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) there was a game called Ultima Online, an online variation of the popular Ultima series of RPGs. Ultima Online had, to this day, … Continue reading

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Wow it’s been sometime huh? Here’s a brief rundown…

It’s all been rather hectic. Lots has been happening and unhappening. The most obvious being that the box that runs this website went a bit mental as the hard disks succumbed to age; and I’ve been too busy to fix … Continue reading

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Diablo 3 – Launch Day Blues

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