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World of Warcraft – 10 days of addiction

Corp Por dude!

I read a interesting article today over at Halfmad.com, owned by my good old mate Phil aka MMO Addicted Tart. MMO’s also known as Massively Multiplayer Online games as most gamers know can be incredibly addictive. People often lose their lives in a virtual world that is inhabited by thousands upon thousands of players. The great thing about these games is that the world is still living and breathing even when you’re fast asleep. Players can engage in quests, develop their characters and before you know it, whole communities have developed.

Fuelling every MMO title is the game’s economy. You earn money in these games, and players often pay real life money for in game currency and before you know it, there are players with millions upon millions of hard currency even though they haven’t the knowledge about the features of their virtual world. I lost myself in possibly the best title of them all, the grand daddy known as Ultima Online. From 1998 to 2002 I played the game before realising that I was essentially wasting my time. During that time I became one of the wealthiest players on my shard (server) by working hard for my money as a warrior swordsman and as a trader.

However I never looked in to the dark side of this gaming habit. Players could ‘dupe’ (duplicate) gold using various in-game bugs and make millions in the process. This in-game currency could then be sold for real life money. It’s all rather geeky to be honest.

Phil at Halfmad.com is the chap who got me in to all this MMO gaming years ago, and our history in these games spans a huge amount of MMO’s. He recently returned to World of Warcraft – one of the more overrated, yet popular MMO’s in the world. However he never returned with the intentions to play the game. Check out his article, it’s certainly a big eye opener to any MMO addict out there.

Bailey the Bunny on YouTube

Wirramirra has posted the most adorable video of her year old bunny Bailey on YouTube. Aww! P.S Wait for the little hop at the end 🙂

WordPress 2.1.2 Notes

An urgent upgrade for users of 2.1.1

No I’m not dead 🙂 Just spending time with my lovely other half for a while, so I’ve not had a chance to really do any updates on this blog just yet. However I should mention a rather critical WordPress update for users of version 2.1.1. It is essential that you upgrade to 2.1.2 ASAP.

If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker, and you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately.

You can read the full news article at WordPress.org.

Autobiographies

The Gospel According To Chris Moyles

This week I bought my first autobiography! It was titled ‘The Gospel According to Chris Moyles’. Superb read to be fair.

Chris Moyles happens to be the Uk’s most popular breakfast radio show presenter and is a true legend. Him and his team have escalated Radio 1’s listening figures enormously and as a result, they’ve won a string of awards. Chris has just released his autobiography, which will no doubt sell like hotcakes. He’s not the biggest star in the world like your Wayne Rooney’s or your David Beckham’s but he’s very well known anyway.

So I’m perusing Amazon Uk for biographies when I stumble across a whole host of them belonging to no name British so called talent. There was a biography from Chantelle Houghton – the dumb winner of Uk Celebrity Big Brother! The ditzy cow is only in her 20’s and yet she’s got a book out detailing her ‘life’?! What life? 20yrs of it? Are you taking the pies woman?!

Man drives 310 miles…in reverse gear!

Saw this story earlier this morning and it had me in complete hysterics.

SYDNEY, Australia – A 22-year-old man attempted to drive 310 miles in reverse on a remote Outback highway after his transmission failed, blocking his forward gears, police said Friday. The man was stopped by Western Australia state police on Thursday afternoon after they spotted his car roaring in reverse down the highway at about 40 mph, according to a statement.

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