I, along with many others I suspect, have never been a huge fan of Monday. The weekend is over and the working week stretches ahead of you. Stepping out of Waterloo station into snow this morning, yes that's snow
, and not even the good kind of snowman building, too snowy to get to work snow, but the a bit wetter and colder than drizzle kind of snow, did absolutely nothing to convince me otherwise. Anyway if you're feeling down today the upside is that today is the worst day of the year
so things really can only get better. For now though I'm at work already but if you're at home reading this I urge you to get back under the overs and take the day off. It's depressing out here.
Ring ring ring...
. Not an annoying fruit based song
, but a rather strange and creepy variety of point'n'click
game (I'm not sure that's totally the right category for this one, but you'll get the idea). Try and enjoy this high brow immersive flash thing courtesy of aooa
, even if I have got that
song going round your head now [ta chockie
Billed as not only the "hardest riddle on the internet" but also "NOT a point'n'click
" adventure, I'm fairly certain you guys will have something to say about this one
- even if it's only "I completed this months ago, what are you on about Graeme?". Enjoy, if you haven't seen it before.
IMPORTANT NOTE RE SPOILERS: Following a note from the author of the game requesting all spoilers be removed I've done my best to remove them all. Sorry to everyone who has had comments removed. Hints are ok but spoilers, like the name, suggests, spoil the fun of the game. I'll be periodically monitoring and removing any new spoilers.
Don't think I've been posting enough recently? Well I've got some bad news for you. In a double espresso induced buying frenzy I pre-ordered a new slim-line PS2
and a copy of GT4
(actual screenshot above - *drool*) this morning. Predicted delivery date is at the end of Feb so I suggest you catch me before then as I'll have entered 'career mode' shortly afterwards and be unavailable until May at the earliest. It's been nice knowing you all :o)
Just for you lovers of graffiti
out there the history of graffiti
covered walls in San Francisco in a neat flash explorer format [ta Daisy
Turn the volume up and then press the button
. Retire to a safe distance. Not safe for quiet offices or hangovers [via mbd
There are a few useful web sites I use when travelling around the UK like the accessible train timetable
or the route planning facility at multimap
, but Transport Direct
was a new one on me and a real eye opener.
It brings together information from both public and private travel operators and local/national government. Pump in a start point and a destination and it'll give you a comparison of all the different methods of travel between the two car/train/bus/whatever, giving times, and in the case of public transport options, how you'll need to combine walking, buses and trains to get from door to door.
I tried it out with my route from home to work and found that taking the car would be marginally faster than public transport (although parking fees and the congestion charge make it much more expensive) and that there's a regular bus that could talke me to the station every day. Superb. Next time you need to plan your journey in the UK give Transport Direct a try.
It's rather an odd point'n'click
game, but you have to click around a lot to escape a room so the dark room
definately meets all the requirements. Graphically it reminds me a little of Tron
, which is a bit odd for this type of game.
Make things grow
in this bizarre little flash thing.
Following BMW's lead
Mercedes present the on-line film, The Porter
, a classy presentation, but obviously with some heavy product placement. I really like the car
, but BMW win hands down in term of the films.