Thursday, December 9, 2010

Derp taking credit for something he barely understands

Herp derp lets do illegal stuff then go on television telling everyone about it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My backwards country

Figure out what is wrong with this picture...
...feel smug

Edit Answer: It's a current ATM running OS2Warp, an operating system released in 1994.
Forward thinking?  Bullocks...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

100 Subscribers!

So since I've been to busy to post anything of value I thought I'd just share with you some of my favourite psytrance.

Psy-Trance innovators Infected Mushroom have become one of the biggest electronic bands on the planet. Twice ranked among the world’s 10 best DJs by the bible of the scene, the U.K.’s DJ Magazine, the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo bring a frenetic rock energy to the form. Their explosive show, featuring guitars, live drums, intensely passionate vocals and an ambitious multimedia backdrop, ranks among the genre’s most unpredictably joyous events. And their recordings continually venture where other electronic acts fear to tread.
Amit “Duvdev” Duvedevani and Erez Eisen have been working for nearly two years on an aggressive new album – their first since 2007’s critically acclaimed Vicious Delicious – for dance-music visionary Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. Duvdev describes the as-yet untitled record, recorded at Infected Mushroom Laboratory in L.A. and slated for a June 2009 release, as a return to the pair’s metal roots. Guests include singer Jonathan Davis of Korn, who lends his estimable pipes to the track “Smashing the Opponent.”

Oakenfold has worked closely with the band in an A&R capacity. “Paul’s known as a House DJ, so we weren’t sure how he’d feel about our heaviest material,” Duvdev reveals, “but he loved it. He’s really brought a lot of great energy and advice to the table.”

From the Ultra Fest in Miami to the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, from Mexico’s OMIX to Cali’s Coachella, from Brazil’s Ipanema Beach to Melbourne’s Metro Club, Infected Mushroom has averaged about 120 live performances per year.

Hope you all enjoy!

Infected Mushroom - Smashing The Opponent "BPM Mag Comp" (Parana RMX) MP3 by Parana

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Just started a new job at a web design company, so I've been flat out, hoping to get back here for some posts in the next couple of days.
Stay tuned for more tutes and ranting.

Thanks for the support.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Basic CSS Nav Bar

So today I thought I'd share with everyone my simple way of making a very effective and dynamic Navigation Bar using CSS.
Here is the finished example:
This example could have been done using embed fonts and mouse over colours very easily, but with this way of working you can achieve much cooler effects, such as buttons that give the look of animation without using flash.

Step 1: The CSS Code

#nav {
 position: relative;
 top: 490px;
 width: 948px;
 height: 75px;

#nav ul {
    float: left;
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;
    list-style: none;

#nav li {
    float: left;
 margin: 0 30px 0 0;
    width: auto;

#nav a {
    display: block;
    width: auto;
    background-position:  0 0;
    text-indent: -9999px;
    height: 25px;
    background: url(nav.png) no-repeat 0 0;

#nav a#home {
    width: 120px

#nav a#home:hover {
    background-position:  0 -25px;

#nav {
    background-position:  0 -50px;

#nav a#filminfo {
    width: 95px;
    background-position:  -145px 0;

#nav a#filminfo:hover {
    background-position:  -145px -25px;

#nav {
    background-position:  -145px -50px;

#nav a#gallery {
    width: 74px;
    background-position:  -267px 0;

#nav a#gallery:hover {
    background-position:  -267px -25px;

#nav {
    background-position:  -267px -50px;


This code uses this image:
I've edited the code to only include it for the first 3 parts, as you can see it works by moving the image around to where you want it to show, so when it's normal it displays white, green when it's moused over, and blue when the page is active.
You can easily create your own nav.png, I like to use Adobe Fireworks as it's easy to get the pixel locations, also PNGs can be transparent unlike most other common web image formats.

Lastly you need to use this code in your HTML document:
               <div id="nav">
                    <li><a  class="active" id="home" href="/">Home</a></li>                 
                    <li><a  href="" id="filminfo" title="Film Info">Bookings</a></li>
                    <li><a href="" id="gallery" title="Gallery">Rates</a></li>
                    <li><a  href="datestimes.html" id="datestimes" title="Dates and Times">Club History</a></li>
                    <li><a  href="" id="competition" title="Competition">Availability</a></li>
                    <li><a href="" id="links" title="Links">Tour</a></li>
                    <li><a  href="" id="games" title="Games">Contact</a></li>
              </div><!-- Close nav -->

As you can see, by replacing the HREF statement with class="active" you can tell the document that you with that part to be blue for my example.

And here is an example of it working in action:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Soooooo euro

Today I bring knowledge, wisdom in the form of an informative video, just like your substitute teachers used to present to you.
Learn the ways young friends, the ways of the Euro Carve.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Apple Apocalypse

My first attempt at a Stop Motion piece.
Tell me what you think!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Reader Comment of the Week!

Since someone managed to post a comment (under the name Anonymous mind you) that made me truly laugh out loud, I've decided that I need to share it with everyone.
Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to receive more comments like this!
I am a creative and broad minded mac user, and take exception to your offensive, heathenistic opinions.
By Anonymous on World War 3 is coming on 10/11/10
Sure you are buddy, sure you are.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

World War 3 is coming

Yep, that's right, you heard it here first, World War 3 is coming!
No it won't be a religious war, or a war of over land or the right way to govern.
It will be Apple Vs Microsoft, the ill-informed will take the side of Macintosh thinking they are the good guys, being swayed over with their lust for $0.99 Games and Streamline aesthetics, but we all know who the real baddies are.
Linux can be the Switzerland...or the Moon.


Microsoft might be buying out Adobe, I'm not sure how I feel about this as I myself use Adobe software every day in my field, although I would cherish a future where Microsoft stop supporting Adobe on Mac and therefore fuck up the entire Hipster community.

SHARES of Adobe have soared in heavy trading on a report that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed a possible buyout of the company.
A report posted in the "Bits" blog of The New York Times said Mr Ballmer recently met with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to talk about Apple's control of the cell phone market and how Microsoft and Adobe could work together to fend off the iPhone maker.
It was in this context that a possible buyout of Adobe by Microsoft came up, according to The Times.
Microsoft had no comment to make on the rumour.
Adobe said it shares "millions of customers around the world" with Microsoft, and "the CEOs of the two companies do meet from time to time".
"However, we do not publicly comment on the timing or topics of their private meetings."

Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California, makes software such as Photoshop and the Flash technology used for web videos and games.
The company has been in a long-standing feud with Apple over Flash, which Apple bans from its mobile devices such as the iPad and the iPhone.
An Adobe acquisition would be a huge one for Microsoft, whose last big purchase was in 2007, when it bought aQuantive for $US6 billion.
A proposed deal to buy Yahoo the following year fell apart when Microsoft withdrew a $US47.5 billion bid.
Adobe's market cap is close to $US15 billion.
Gleacher & Co analyst Yun Kim said a potential buyer would be "great" for Adobe, which is looking to grow its annual revenue to $US5 billion in the next couple of years.
It had revenue of about $US3 billion last year.
But from Microsoft's point of view, it's unclear what parts of Adobe's business they can use to get themselves ahead in the online advertising market.
Adobe ended the session up nearly 12 per cent at $US28.69, with trading volume more than six times the average.
The stock slid 14c to $US28.55 in aftermarket trading. Microsoft ended trading up 10c at $US24.53.

Read more on the topic at

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Make up your own opinion, if you give a shit

18 months ago, Digg introduced the DiggBar, its controversial tool that allowed users to Digg, favorite or share an article without leaving the site. It was introduced along with Digg’s then-new URL shortener, which used the digg,com domain.
The DiggBar created a great deal of controversy because of the way it worked, which was to display an iframe over the page itself, displaying the Digg buttons, logos, etc. over the content. This meant that the content appeared to be hosted on the Digg domain, unlike with other URL shorteners, the link was not simply redirected to the source.
This led to accusations of content theft against the DiggBar. Especially worrisome was the potential search engine implications as, at least theoretically, Google and others would not be able to see where the source of the content was and may rank the Digg URL above the original.
Initially Digg defended its product, saying that it wasn’t evil and that they had taken steps to mitigate against the SEO issues. However, a week after that they relented on several key issues, including having the URL simply redirect for non-logged in users.
Controversy once again arose a few months later when Digg, without warning, changed the way the URLs worked to redirect the short URLs to Digg’s landing page and not the source, this led to accusations of hijacking.
The latter issue was undone after Rose returned from vacation, he had said he was gone when the change was made, indicating that the two may have disagreed over the DiggBar and its place, thus making it one of Rose’s top priorities after taking over the CEO position.
Since then, the DiggBar has remained largely unchanged, until April’s announcement that they were Axing the entire product.

Friday, October 8, 2010


So I've decided that Digg is shit, after using it for only 2 days...
No one likes clicking on it, you need to log in to Digg something, and although you can easily use your Facebook or Twitter account who the fuck wants to tell a random site who they are anyway?
Add to the fact that it's clearly a corrupt site that promotes a lot of content that it's been swayed into pushing.
Matt O'Hern over at opened my eyes to these bastards, power to the people, bring down the Digg-mafia!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Who am I? Nobody!

So I found these guys a few weeks ago while researching for an upcoming animation project, their music is sick and their mates that do their videos for them are even more mind blowing!

Purple Cactus by nobodybeatsthedrum

If you liked Purple Cactus definitely hit up their album, best 100MB I ever didn't spend!
Also if it wasn't for the video below I'd never have started getting back into StopMotion again.

Beats aren't my favourite vegetable

Nick Murphy is a local struggling Melbourne artist, he might look like a dweeb in the above caption but he makes some great track have a listen I'm sure you'll all be presently surprised.
If you're unsure where to start have a listen to "Summer Women".
They're also downloadable, everyone loves free music!
Latest tracks by nickmurphy

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Everyone loves filler posts!

Here's a little bit of background on where I'm from.

Situated in the state of Victoria, Melbourne is one of Australia's most popular cities hosting a population of million people and an economy the size of which very few other cities in Australia can match. The city has attracted more than its fair share of expats and offers a multitude of potential employment positions, a varied nightlife and is perfect for those looking to retire overseas. But what else does Melbourne have to offer?

Facts about Melbourne

The city of Melbourne has a history which can be traced back to 1835 and was one of the original settlements of the state of Victoria. The city and its surrounding area was also very prominent in the gold rush in the 1950s and until 1927 actually housed the national government.

The weather in Melbourne

Life in Melbourne is never straightforward regarding the weather as the city sits on a very hot inland weather plane but is also impacted by the cold winds from the nearby ocean. There can be huge drops in the temperature in and around Melbourne in a very short space of time and the weather itself can range from bright sunshine and hot weather to hail and thunder storms, sometimes in the same day!

The population of Melbourne

The Melbourne area was one of the first official colonial settlements in Victoria and as such it boasts a whole host of different nationalities which include Italian, Macedonian, Bosnian, American, Greek and Germans to name but a few. It offers one of the most multicultural and diverse populations in Australia and has attracted enormous attention from overseas businesses looking to make use of the large range of services and products required.

The cost of living in Melbourne

The cost of living in Melbourne has increased significantly over the last decade with the ever growing influx of overseas skilled workers attracting high salaries and increasing the cost of goods and services in the region. The area itself has been voted one of the more popular expat destinations and indeed the influx of overseas workers continues to grow, prompted by an economy which has been very buoyant for some time.

Living in Melbourne is something which more and more people are looking to experience as life in Melbourne continues to attract more and more skilled overseas workers.

A new beginning!

And so it begins, the first post of Irrelevant Affairs.
Basically this will just be a place for me to dump Images and Articles of interest to me so that I can easily find them remotely.
Image source: Unknown.