Saturday, 5 May 2007


Find me here from now on

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Fish with human faces

Monday, 30 April 2007

txt talk hurtyn englysh skillz? u b the judge

So which is it? Is abbreviated, punctuation-less communication hurting the written language, or is it just another method by which kids can easily communicate with one other? It's probably a bit of both.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2007


Welcome to Joost!

Brought to you by the makers of Kazaa and Skype, Joost (pronounced 'Juiced') is a interactive program for distributing TV shows over the internet using P2P technology.

The program is based on P2PTV technology and is expected to deliver near-TV resolution images. It turns your PC into an instant on-demand TV without any need for additional set top box. News updates, discussion forums, show ratings, and multi-user chat sessions (often linked to the active stream/channel) are made possible through the use of semi-transparent widget overlays.
At the moment, Joost is in invitation-only beta testing. Since I've not blogged in a long time, I thought of handing out *drumroll* Joost Beta invites! Good way to find out if there are people out there that still read my blog. At first use, I noticed that it has a really smooth interface; it's very noninvasive and is easy on the eyes. I glanced through some of the features such as News updates, discussion forums, show ratings, and multi-user chat sessions (often linked to the active stream/channel).Joost looks like it has a lot of potential. In the future, you'll hopefully see a lot of TV Shows appearing on Joost. The company has signed up with Warner Music some other production companies for the beta.

Therefore if you want to help Beta test Joost, all you have to do is let me know you read this. Three invites remaining, so you'll want to hurry.

Also, I've started to hate Blogger and it's templates. So hopefully, I'll be moving my act here. And another thing, why does Sony choose to limit customers purchasing games from the PS Store only if they reside in select countries. What about people living in the other half of the world? There is an alternative method (Playstation cards) but nobody knows where to get one of them.

Saturday, 24 February 2007


Resistance : Fall of Man is an amazingly well-done game. Set in a frightening, alternate 20th century reality, it delivers a unique blend of harrowing military action and unnerving horror. I started playing the Campaign mode after a couple of games online (Japanese R:FOM gamers are pretty tough). The graphics are just simply awesome! The glass breaking effects, and the glass itself in the game has to be the most realistic looking glass ever!

The story is progressive and events fit nicely; It doesn't seem like they took place for your convenience. I feel the storyline is actually going somewhere, and a sequel could very well be in place. As always, the weapons are trademark Insomniac material. Each weapon has a primary fire and secondary fire mode.

The best feature this game offers is the online multiplayer. Two words can only describe it : flawlessly brilliant. I've played countless games and not once have I experienced any lag. At all.

In the meantime stay tuned for some information on the CBEA (Cell Broadband Engine Architecture), I might be doing a small interview with some knowledgable cell-enthusiasts.

Monday, 19 February 2007

Playstation 3 has landed

My Sony Playstation 3 60gb along with Resistance : Fall of Man arrived yesterday from Hong Kong I highly recommend this website -- It shipped in just 2 days and the ordering process was very straightforward.
The PS3 is currently sitting at the SL Customs which sucks because I thought It would be delivered to my doorstep.
I'll be going now to clear the console and bring it home, I hope this goes smoothly; the Customs here are anything but efficient.

Stay tuned for impressions, pictures and videos.

Things on my to-do list:

Install Yellow Dog Linux, play around with PSP-PS3 connectivity, hook it up to the internet, start R:FOM.

EDIT : What a coincidence. 10 Minutes after I blogged this, UPS came over with the PS3!

Uboxed it 2 minutes ago.. All I can say is : Wow.

This thing is a black shiny sexy beast. It's plugged in and I'm downloading the Firmware Update as we speak. Such a sleek looking console, Sony, Excellent Job.

Pics coming as soon as my camera feels like charging itself (grr)

Thanks for the comment , Maail. Yeah I just couldn't wait so I brought it down. Metal Gear Solid 4, Army of 2 , Oblivion, Lair. Tonnes of good games coming out this month. The system cost 599$, shipping was 125$ and Resistance:Fall of Man was 64$. It was worth every dollar.
Add me to the Playstation Network, my ID is n0uhad. It'll be cool to see more Maldivian gamers on the PSN

I'm loving the PS3!