Friday, 31 December 2010

Golf gti edition 30 mpg update

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Console Showdown 2010: Wii wins !

Console Showdown 2010: Part 1 - Wii Feature at IGN

Wii owners always have plenty of exclusives to choose from, but the flipside of that is that they miss out on HEAPS of games that come to both PS3 and 360. Still, in this category the Wii performed well in 2010. The game of the year for Wii – and highest scoring exclusive across all three platforms – was Super Mario Galaxy 2, with perfect 10s from the US and UK teams and a 9.7 from yours truly in Australia. Donkey Kong Country Returns, GoldenEye 007, Monster Hunter Tri and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom round the list out, while the Wii's dominance is a little bittersweet for gamers in Australia, as we're still waiting for Kirby's Epic Yarn (as is Europe), and Sakura Wars won't be coming out here at all.
Even so, the Wii delivered considerably more top tier titles in 2010 than last year. In 2009 only New Super Mario Bros. and Little King's Story scored 9.0 or above. This year? Well, just take a look at the list. It's also good to see first person shooters and fighting games getting a little love, albeit with only a single standout title representing each. The strongest area for Wii was – unsurprisingly - platformers, with a side of action gaming.
WiiWare also delivered a few solid titles – nothing too outstanding, with only 8.0s and 8.5s, but they round out the selection nonetheless.

9.0 or Above
Donkey Kong Country Returns (9.0 US)
GoldenEye 007 (9.0 US)
Kirby's Epic Yarn (9.0 US)
Monster Hunter Tri (9.5 AU / 8.8 US / 9.3 UK)
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (9.0 US)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (9.7 AU / 10 US / 10 UK)
Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (9.0 US)
8.0 - 8.9
Disney Epic Mickey (8.0 US)
Just Dance 2 (8.0 US)
Lost in Shadow / A Shadow's Tale (8.5 UK)
Metroid: Other M (8.5 US)
No More Heroes 2 (8.8 US)
Red Steel 2 (8.4 AU / 8.6 US / 8.5 UK)
Sonic Colors (8.5 US)
Downloadable - 8.0 or above
And Yet It Moves (8.0 US)
Cave Story (8.5 US)
Chess Challenge! (8.0 US)
Chronos Twins DX (8.0 US)
Hoopworld (8.0 US)
The Magic Obelisk (8.0 US)
Rage of the Gladiator (8.5 US)

All three systems had some great exclusives this year, but if we had to choose one winner – and we do – this category goes to the Wii.
This year the system really came through for core gamers, with games like Monster Hunter Tri and No More Heroes 2 leading the charge, backed ably by GoldenEye, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Sakura Wars, Red Steel 2, Metroid: Other M and Lost in Shadow.
And on top of those titles you have the return of Donkey Kong Country and a second lesson in peerless platform game design in the form of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Bravo, Wii!

Monday, 20 December 2010

seat ibiza 1.4 mk5 : central locking button fail / airbag light on

quick update, car has been in to IMG Warrington.
First off, the central locking button
(down between the seats in front of the gearlever)
no longer lit up when the car autolocked above 10mph, nor would it manually allow you to lock the doors.
Central locking worked ok off the keyfob though.

Then I decided to pull the switch panel out (its a complete unit with lock/unlock/hazards/airbag light/ aux in all together!)
I split it with a knife to reveal what looked like corroded contacts, me thinks something of a watery base has been spilt!
I tried WD40 and put it back together but alas all that managed to do was trigger the airbag warning light!
Also managed to disable the 'autlock above 10mph' , by holding down unlock button for > 10 sec, the only problem being that without a working locking button I couldnt reenable it, pah

So into dealer where they've replaced the switch under warranty and also carried out an engine earth lead modification.

I also seen that a software update for the car is a possibility as some unintended battery drain can happen.

Job done at no expense , although it was a little inconvenient having to drop off the car for a day when you have a baby.

Another good experience from IMG Warrington

new app idea : BaconDroid/ButtyNearMe/FindMeABaconSarny

great idea this morning, an app that means you can call/find a bacon butty as close as possible, for those early morning deployments
pure genius
screen mockups to follow.......

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow again!

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Golf Gti Edition 30 REVO Stage 1 : 310 miles @ 25.8MPG

change of commute profile for the new job, AND had the heated seats and heating on full during this snowy spell! All considered not a bad figure.

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

DDMS throwing ADB error since SDK API 9 upgrade - Stack Overflow

trying to install Android SDK onto a new Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OS today. Thought I had SDK conflicts but turns out its a path issue.

Just add
C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools

to the Path variable.


DDMS throwing ADB error since SDK API 9 upgrade - Stack Overflow: "Failed to get adb version: Cannot run program 'adb': CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified."

Monday, 6 December 2010

Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK released

its here

Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK released

so it should be released to the phones in less than 2 weeks time , whoop

HUGE 2.3 users guide pdf