Before I begin, I must say that I have no idea why I ended up on The Daily Mail website ("MailOnline") and I can't be bothered to look through my history either to see how and why, but whilst on there I tottled into their Science section for all articles to do with, well, Science and Technology. And I saw one article that caught my attention.
Ever since being a youngster on the internet, I've always enjoyed playing around with soundboards and especially when the (unofficial) Chris Moyles website came out with a program that assigned various sound effects, jingles and what-not to your keyboard keys, I started getting right into them.
So I thought the other week, why not make one myself? Well I dabbled and thought, I'll make it in Flash, however it would then only work on Desktop computers and also there's always a slight delay in the audio playing... [read more]
In the modern world news is happening every second somewhere in the world and various media outlets like to keep on top of things as soon as they happen - and as you may know from when you've been typing something really quickly (or if you touch-type) you do make the odd few errors along the way and no more so than what BBC News did, after sending out a headline alert about WhatsApp's acquision for $16 million by Facebook (I'm going to save the pointless rant about them aquiring the service to myself - as it was/is a pointless... [read more]
Ok, so as you obviously will have known the little Canadian scrote, Justin Bieber, got arrested the other day for driving under the influence and rightly so. It's a criminal offence. Simple as. Then Miami Police Department released his mugshot for the world to see and the little shit is smiling on it - smug. Now whilst this was all in the news and what not the Twittersphere decided to erupt with various hashtags splashing around and before long, the worldwide trends were mainly dominated by Bieber related trends, like #JustinBieber, DUI, #WeWillAlwaysSupportYouJustin and #FreeBieber.... [read more]
Every few nights I sit and watch a few feeds from America and I'm still surprised at how annoying it is trying to watch a programme over there.
Pretty much anything and everything is sponsored. When they show the weather forecast, it's sponsored, when a programme finishes, its closed-captions (subtitles) are also sponsored. Also most of these sponsored messages and normal commercials are constantly cut-short. If that happened here in the UK, advertisers would go mental!
Talking of commercials, for the BBC channels, we don't get mid-show commercials, but other channels either have one after 5 minutes, then 25... [read more]