Monday, 28 April 2014


I think not!

Despite the fact I did not get on with an iPhone 4S I had a recent conversation with my daughter who had for herself a shiny new iPhone 5S and during the same conversation she declared "it's rubbish!" brute I reminded her that I warned her they were way over hyped!

She even tried to return it for something else and they did not want to know and took it to one of those CEX stores, which I told her were just a con to young people and their website encourages theft, and that I2 banned from my local store! She laughed and said "Dad, they offered my £140 for it!" before I called them thieving twats as they normally charge £800 fit the to of the line and late iPhone!

I asked her about the finger print reader and she said it rarely worked and said it was useless and frustrating to which I laughed and told her about my £100 Moto G phone!

I hear many people turn around and say that Apple phones just work! Well I have some news for you because Android is built upon the same system. But manufacturers feck about with things they don't understand and screw it up, possibly why Samsung Galaxy S4s are having issues but difficult to prove! Looks like Google but I am sure an approach to each week result in them blaming the other, now that they have your cash of course! Though threatening to cancel the monthly payments for a breach of the contact I am sure will lead to someone telling you who is at fault! Does not hero either that you have three companies turning parts of your over priced equipment on and of add they see fit, or unless they get extra cash of course!

I am amazed there is not a tech body, oh no I hear you say another expensive to run Ombudsman that never do anything, to stop all this fecking about?!

But back on topic any operating system can have it's own issues and flaws. Odd that this link stared that it concerns Apple as the OS, on phones at least, has looked the same for years now?! Ancient!

Which remind me that was the other thing my daughter pointed out about her iPhone 5S in that it was just an "app menu!" Lol! I said I told you that ages ago. The only thing it had going for it is it's looks and build to which she agreed.

Oh and she stated the battery was crap!

Although I have to admit that though I warned her about I phones I did state that they were mainly for idiots, brainless fashion gurus and are loved by women I did think that she would end up liking them, I guess she is even smarter than I thought! Lol.

If your reading this kiddo 9 times out of 10 I see your phone it's always a woman that has it, which is surprising I must say. Unless guys are just scared to get it out our don't talk on phones as much as women?! Just a thought! Lol!

The trouble is, is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the perfect phone and harder and harder to accept the extremely premium prices they charge along with the increasingly crap reception you get in the UK!

Being within the M25 so technically London and with no less than two transceivers one I can see from my downstairs window on the far side of a river and one immediately behind my house there simply is no excuse for the crap reception. Yet it had remained in its God awful state since I moved here 7 years ago!


Apple patches another major security hole in its website that allowed access to all developer personal information


Oh dear!

I saw this headline that said "5 Reasons why The Elder Scrolls Online is already a failure!" and I thought , oh my god! Can it be?

After reading the piece which I found courtesy of my Flipboard App I must say I am shocked.

I never managed to get around into getting into the whole online MMO thing but I had gained an interest when they announced The Elder Scrolls Online. I am a big sucker for gorgeous graphics it must be said and yes while I agree that the gaming part is just add big I simply show now interest or scratch my head regarding games with crap graphics. After seeing screenshots of Minecraft and reading about it's popularity I wound up add bald as a Coot! Yes maybe playing it may change my mind but for me gaming is about the ultimate escapism and that means realism. I play my copy of Elder Scrolls V Skyrim on a laptop that should not be able to play it! Oddly the last edition of Elder Scrolls actually not only looks worse than my Skyrim on the same laptop but plays very crap! So obviously the choosing in the game engine to Skyrim was far superior to Oblivion, Elder Scrolls IV.

I must say that it is surprising to see that Bethesda, who are God like beings to me after playing two Fallouts and Skyrim, can get an online game so wrong?! I mean it's not like online gaming is some brand new thing and they have been around for awhile now. World of Warcraft sounded interesting but the graphics looked a bit old to me and I must say had I bet my money on Bethesda and The Elder Scrolls Online I would have lost!

But there is another concern for me and gaming and it's the exact same thing that affects everyone who gets into coding. Everyone wants to get into this monthly pay us plan and to me they see this add more lucrative than a single player game. The fact that you have to fork out loads of wonga before you have even signed up to a monthly direct debit scheme is far more worrying! Especially add everyone seems to be taking so long to raise that the money pit is not bottomless! If everyone did this what would happen is you will have petiole trying to juggle and work out what they can do without. It would also mean that anyone new would find great difficulties in breaking into the gaming scene?! This would mean l less innovation in gaming!

Now I do not know how the online version of Elder Scrolls came about but for decades now the money people have been slowly coming and stifling creativity in games. A long time ago a couple of chaps used to go around the computer gaming ships selling a game they created on a set of 3.5 inch floppy disks. You may have heard of these guys add they were the ones behind one of the most popular of the early RPGs Ultima Underworld and eventually the space simulator of the famous Wing Commander series. Those days are long gone and along the way many other types of games and ones that got me into PCs in the first place have also gone, that being flight simulators. Outside of Flight Simulator X and umm that other one oh yeah X-Plane there is nothing much. I long for the return of things like Falcon and Strike Eagle among others! At least Wing Commander, oh I'm sorry Space Citizen is coming along with Elite Dangerous! Those people who were the original pioneers getting back into it probably because they see a gaping hole! Oh yes and X Rebirth is finally out to, I missed that one and recently saw it in my local Have store to my surprise.

I just hippie that Bethesda do not use all their time now fixing The Elder Scrolls Online and that they are not pandering to greedy executives of some patent company or label?! Otherwise it could be eons before we see Elder Scrolls 6 our Fallout 4?!

Good God, perish the thought!

The Elder Scrolls Online: 5 Reasons Why This Game is Already a Failure


Well I do not know if I mentioned but I got bak into Skyrim after finally managing to cure myself of Vampyrism! Oddly I have now done this a third time and unlike the first time I did it Falion does not just stand there like a melon!

As a result I have gone a bit wild on it and when I went back to it after leaving it alone for several months I have now gone from having around 26,000 septims, or gold, to around 360,000 so yes I hit the achivement for whetever it was for 50,000, hmm or was it 100,000?!

I decided not to set my Archery to Legendary as it seemed to be really stupid, or was described badly. Some things were still difficult to kill even with the new friend I made Mjoll The Lioness! So why on eart would I want to reset my archery skill from 99/100 to only 15?! Are they raving nuts?! LMAO!

My speech is in the 80's or 90.s levels and my smithing and alchemy are not far behind! Come to think of it I think my light armour skill is up there somewhere too. My alchemy, however, is in the 50's region!

As for my toal levellling it is now approaching 52!

I have got a bit bored with several things and frustrated with sevral too. I wont kill anyone that does not deserve to die, thats just my nature, lol! But several things require people to di so I have not got them. However there is one that absolutely infuriated me and it is the Oghma Infinitum book!! I could not read it nor pick it up and therre was no reason given for this. I then read you were supposed to be over level 12 or 15, which mattered not as I was over twenty! I very recently decided to go back as someone said that taking a swipe at Ser...Ser...that bloke would cure the problem. So a similar bug to the Falion one then?!

Only I went back recently and the fecking door was shut with the walley still inside?! Jesus H Christ man!!!

Anyway I am running around doing underpaid jobs in the hope of finding a place I have not yet been to and think I have hit the end on that one!

Also I seem to keep killing people now that I have killed before and this also includes the bloody Dragons!! Actually the Dragons do not bother me as it is such a cool battle on each occasion you do not care. I remember one recently I literally stumbled across and I was atop a peak leaping around rocks a bit of a distance from Mjoll when a particularly tough Dragon appeared and repeatedly toasted my arse!! In the end I had to keel peaping and firing arrows to get unstuck and onto a bit where my charactor does not get stuck between rocks, and the toasted like a marshmellow, before I could battle and kill him.

Other Dragons have also beome very easy to kill!

Other annoying things is I have quests listed, now I have managed to whittle them down to a shortlist, whereby the characters in the lists no longer appear!! This was annoying as you could not drop the items but I recently read you can drop Dravin's Bow by placing it on a weapon rack! Well one that you own!

That reminds me I own Proudspire Manor, house in Solitude, Breezehome, of course and in Whiterun along with the Honeyside House in Riften and Vlindrell Hall in Malkarth. Let me tell you that despite the humungous cash I have and the four houses if you was to see any of my chests, cupoboards or weapons rooms the amount of geear I have is immense and mind boggling!

It drove nme crazy that no matter how expensicve items were you sold a dealer they always had the same piddly amount oif cash trhe next day!! Madness. I did not realise that the speech skill affected this as did trhe perks, lol.

I must admit that I ignored all other perks and skill outside of Archery, do not ask I just have this thing about Archery, its vewry weird, lol. Oh yes and it was before I played the early Thief games, lol.

I have masses of weapons and armour I crafte to Legendary Status and am now doing so with enchanted items as I have that perk too! Oddly I have not the perk to create Glass items, or anything above steel, but then I now have so many of them I am not that bothered anyway!! Lol!

I am putting off buying the extra expansion packs, yes I know I know I am late to the party on this one but I bought SKyrim very late on and have been putitng off the expansion packs!

Why you may ask and I will say that this is for TWO reasons!

One is that without me realising the pricing on some things has come down so I now want to build a budget system that will be far more powerful than the one I use. SO I want to play the expansion packs on maxed out settings!

So I will now wait two weeks as of Wednesday and then start buying the gear to build a simple rig using an AMD A10-7850K with a much needed and way overdue SSD drive!

Some months after this I will also build another and things would have bstarted happening on my most popular blogs with advertising, ones on corruption in the UK. I had a conversation with a company that approached me due to the amount of people I have been ... attracting! I had some troubles with advertising and was quite deliberately miselad by Google and many others. I took the advertising off over 6 months ago. The last correspondence I had with this lady I asked what figures you need a month to gennerate a minimum income and she stated that despite the fact its not her area of expertise that 2,000 per month would generate regular cash.


I then pointed out that she only contacted me about one blog and that I have twelve in total and am currently attracting 12,000 to 15,000 per month! She asked I contact her if I change my mind, which I will in a few months time! Lol!!

So what I did is instead of sitting there staring at rising penneies I switched it all off except for the Google ads because I have clearly stated for ages I was suspicious about them and what do you know?! A year down the line of watching and publishing about them the reaosns hit the news headlines!


Also there are the other goals of my blogs that will be reached this year. Yes they should have reached them the end of last year but a number of unforeseen circumstances along with not getting as far and wide as I thought I would throughout the summer held the numbers back a bit!

As a result a number of my blogs did not get anywhere near the content I was hoping last year and I can tell you that this year this will change! Wait? Did I not say that last year?! Lol!

No it will and purely based upon the numbers ...

I have three books and have a few others rattling around in the noggin. I know now for sure that my numbers of visitors are being watched but I also know that they do not know the entire picture, as I stated that lady who emailed me only knew of my my most popular blog.

Over the next year and into the year after that each one of my blogs will reach the numbers of that first one and with each one I will get companies approach me! I will get more this year regarding the one I was already contacted about so ... its going to grow and end up being a bit nuts!! I do not even know how they are getting my email?! Paying Google for it, no doubt which is illegal I might add!

Then as I stated there are my books! As the number of people who have visited my various blogs have long since gone over 110,000 and seem to now be growing at 13,000 per month and rising then the books I have spoken off throughout my blogs will aslo garner their own interest.

So yeah, 2014 is going to be quite different from 2013!! LMAO!!

Also if I manage to do what I wanted to do last year then this helps the blog and my YouTube account and in time so will its follow ups!

Then I will just patiently await the announcements of Elder Scrolls 6 which will no doubt come after Fallout 4!! Then look at other titles that have this open ended world as I recently read that Farcry 3 was like this too!