Archive | October, 2004

Rest in Peace John Peel..You are a legend.

It’s a sad day..John Peel passed away last night from a heart attack whilst on holiday with his family in Peru.

This guy was, is and will remain to be a legend, he has probably done more for the development of music than anyone else, especially in the UK.

For those of you who don’t have any idea who he is, here’s a brief bio:

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John Peel, OBE
Last updated 26 Oct 2004

John Peel was born in Heswall near Chester in 1939 and after completing his military service in Britain in 1962, went to Texas and began working for WRR radio in Dallas. For the next three years he moved to various radio stations in America, among them KOMA in Oklahoma City and KMEN outside Los Angeles. He returned to Britain in 1967 and joined Radio London with the celebrated show The Perfumed Garden.

John was with Radio 1 from the beginning in 1967, establishing himself with the late night programme Top Gear. John was the first DJ to give exposure to punk, reggae and hip-hop, long before they crossed over into the mainstream. Almost anyone who is anyone in the world of music has recorded a session for Peel. John added a new string to his bow when in 1998 he became the presenter of a new magazine programme called Home Truths on Radio 4. The programme reflected on the trials, tribulations and delights of family life. He and it became firm favourites with the audience.

John regularly topped music paper Best DJ polls. In 1998 John was awarded an OBE. In 2002 he received the industry’s highest accolade, when he was awarded the Sony Gold marking his outstanding contribution to radio over 35 years of broadcasting. John was awarded a host of Honorary Degrees – MA (University of East Anglia) Doctorates (Polytechnic University of East Anglia and Sheffield Hallam University), Hon. Degrees (Liverpool University, Open University, Portsmouth University, Bradford University) and a Fellowship (John Moores University Liverpool).

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If you want a bit more info check here: http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/id/366

I am pretty gutted..I have spent so many years listening to him and his eclectic taste of tracks I somehow feel like I know him. This guy was the original champion for new music, people sent their demo tapes to him knowing he really cared. He had the broadest taste in music that you could possibly imagine..

Who else would play an African trible track followed by a peice of hardcore Drum & Bass then top it off with some cheesy Country and Western..

I remember one notable time he said he was walking past his sons bedroom and heard some banging techno, so he went in and asked his son about the track…he liked it so found out more about it and played in on national radio the next day..Amazing!

He influenced the musical tastes of so many people..when listening to him you’d hear tunes and genres of music that you could never possibly hear anywhere else, his easy witty manner on the radio made for good listening too, the guy could actually make you laugh out loud. His career spanned more than 40 years and what I really respect is that he has influenced more than one generation of people, maybe even 3 generations of radio listeners…that in itself is incredible..

BBC Report is HERE

Pay your respects please..

RIP JOHN WE LOVE YOU
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John B – Take Me Home Lyrics

I thought these lyrics were awesome so I jotted them down:

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John B – Take Me Home (Album – In:transit)

Is this my big break?

Do you want me to get on the couch?

It’s 4am I took you home
Drunk as hell and I want a bone
Shirt off bra off, what you gonna do?
Better move quick before I puke
If you can’t perform I’ll go back to the club
Don’t waste my time when I wanna fuck
Screw me at night and screw me in the morning
I’m a sex addict like ‘me so horny’
Lick me up and lick me down
Show a good girl what it’s about
Lets do things I’ve never done
If you’re lucky I will cum
Champagnes roses diamonds pearls, I am not that kind of girl
I need it raw and I need it now
Punk rock sex I’ll show you how
Bouncy matress sex theatrics
Dirty porn flicks hard and fast dicks
Video camera like Tom and Pamela
Dirty panties, Sid and Nancy
I’ve got the spins lets hit the skins
Safety pins and deadly sins
Don’t know your name but bring the pain
Whips or chains lets go insane

Are you so hard? Do you need Viagra?

That’s not my *giggle*
That’s my belly button genius

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Not bad eh? BTW this is a Drum and Bass track…OMFG yes they do have lyrics.

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Tamakeri – What the hell is that?!?

Found this in a friends sig on SFDC, thought it was pretty funny so I should share it..

Tamakeri is a recently introduced type of Japanese fetish pornography. Tamakeri means “ball kicking”. A female model kicks a man in the testicles, which sounds and looks quite odd for Western viewers. The “slap’ sound effect that’s raised when a kick lands home is what most of the fans say they like. The main market for tamakeri videos is among masochistic young men for whom the idea of getting their testicles kicked is sexually stimulating, at least in fantasy.

Ouch!

I’ve actually seen a video clip of this and it does make a slapping sound and it does look VERY painful. Some extreme forms involve stilleto heels and standing on the above mentioned nuts…ooohaaahheeeearrghh

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamakeri

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Accidental Video Game Pr0n

Haha this is amazing, check it out:

The Accidental Video Game Porn Archive
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The Asian education mindset..and how it worries me

This topic has come up quite a few times recently..and well it’s an interesting topic for debate. I noticed it first off myself..and discussed it with a few people which confirmed my thoughts and it was again recently re-established.

The mindset is thus:

  • Don’t question
  • Whatever I say is correct (the person in charge – teacher, lecturer or any authority figure)
  • If you don’t understand something don’t ask because you’ll ‘lose face’
  • Don’t EVER think outside of the box
  • Discussion is for noobs

And so on..the crux is this, when people are educated in this region they aren’t taught to think, not in any abstract way, they learn by rote, by memory. This is very unhealthy and doesn’t nuture creativity or innovation..it stifles and leads to a somewhat stagnant talent base. This is demonstrated by the fact most of the ‘great minds’ go overseas somewhere to work rather than here..Here it’s hard to acheive anything, it’s hard to get ‘new’ things accepted. The whole education system leads to the way the market works here, it’s very hard to get in if you aren’t ‘IN’ , once you are in you are the one…once you have the brand identity there becomes only you, there is not so much market competitiveness..

This is because people in general won’t think outside the norm, ok this one is normal to get and best, let’s stick to that and not try the others..

The example that demonstrated this to me was in a recent class I was attending…the lecturer was an Indian teacher, their education system has progressed to include abstract thought and discussion so he taught in a Western way, trying to spark debate and raise questions..so one time he asked a very traditional group of students the answer to a question, they answered then he purposely made his answer different, somewhat incorrect…I voiced my opinion “I think you are incorrect”, he asked me to wait for my explanation and he asked the other students..again voicing his answer as the correct one, they all changed their opinions slowly towards his, nodding their heads and saying they must have been wrong..

A society of sheep?

I don’t see how the knowledge base can grow as it needs to if this mindset keeps being re-inforced in the education system…black is black and white is white no debate.

I first encountered this whole thing when teaching in Singapore…no one asks questions, apart from the one American guy in the class..no one queries, no one dares to say ‘I think [you/that/they] are wrong’

It’s not the way to learn, well I class learning as understanding..not just memorising.

You need to question, you need to debate, you need to be wrong sometimes and accept it..

As my recent tutor said…what’s the worst that can happen? You’ll be wrong, you’ll have made a mistake, big deal..everyone does it, we are all human after all.

If you go to a class, PLEASE ask questions. If not it makes it very difficult for us (the teacher) to conduct an interactive class..

PLEASE question things, don’t be spoonfed all the answer..learn to think for yourselves..think outside the box, take the initiative..

Now these are some sweeping generalisations…but they don’t apply to everyone, those educated overseas usually have absorbed part of a different way of educating..and can debate effectively.

The Asian folks I discussed this with tended to agree, but maybe that’s because I am an authority figure? Who knows…maybe inside they were screaming STFU YOU STUPID AHBENG MATT SALLEH

Some people are just argumentative wherever they were educated and will raise questions..

For the rest of you, don’t be sheep, you’ll never learn anything.

It also may stand that I am completely wrong…but because of the way I was educated…I am ready to accept that :P

How’s that for a first post?

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Finally I did it?

Well I finally got around to something I’ve been meaning to do for like 8 months..

I blame it on work, DOTA and my PC falling to bits :( It’s a sad time.

Make a blog and photo gallery so I can let the people back in UK know what I’m doing..

Also so I can write down some of the random crap I keep in my head, if no one reads it, that’s fine I’ll just go back in a few years and read it myself.

I can see who I used to be.

It’s a bit ugly right now…as I don’t have PaintshopPro on this PC so I can’t make any funky header graphics.

Enjoy..

Btw this is the real first post, anything before this is a back-dated post about something that has happened in the past that I meant to write/post/put photos up about.

P.S. you’ll also notice it looks a lot like Suans[/url] blog, because I made it for her originally, and well I made it as how I would like it to look :D

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Download DOTA Classic Maps 3.6d 3.7 3.8 3.9 Rumble AT 2v2 Fight Club

Seen as though some of them are quite hard to find in the midst of TWC I thought I’d make a post with links to downloads for all current versions of the maps:

Classic Versions

DOTA Classic 3.6d
DOTA Classic 3.7
DOTA Classic 3.7b >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.75c >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.76c >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.77 >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.78 >> CHANGES *BROKEN*
DOTA Classic 3.78b >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.82b
DOTA Classic 3.76d *LATEST* – Basically 3.76c fixed for the latest patch.

Inhouse/AT (Arranged Team) Versions

DOTA Classic Inhouse 6 >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.7 AT Edition >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic AT 1.1 Edition >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic AT 2.0 Edition >> CHANGES

Classic version for TFT

DOTA Classic 1.0 Beta 5 for TFT >> INFO *LATEST*
DOTA Classic 3.91 TFT
DOTA Classic 3.95c

New DOTA Classic 4.x

DOTA Classic 4.3b >> INFO
DOTA Classic 4.4a >> INFO

DOTA 4.4 Changelog

Popular Versions in 2011

DOTA DH MM 3.5 (Danite’s Hell with Multimode).

DOTA Renew 4.12e (Latest stable version)
DOTA Renew 4.15 (Latest version)

Other ‘fun’ Versions

The best few:

DOTA Rumble 3.3 *Creeps Added + Anti-Skipping* >> INFO
SUMO DOTA (All heros mid, you can’t leave the river) >> INFO
DOTA Multimode 4.1 BETA 2 *Random Waygate* >> INFO
DOTA Fight Club (FC) 2.5 *1v1* >> INFO
DOTA 2v2 Edition >> INFO
DOTA (Danites Hell) With all Random Skills >> INFO
DOTA (Danites Hell 2 Beta 3) With all Random Skills >> CHANGES

The rest:

DOTA Classic 3.8b *Fluffy Bunny version* >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 3.9c *Fluffy Bunny version* >> CHANGES
DOTA 3.71 TE (Tournament Edition) *Most Balanced* >> Full Changelist
DOTA 3.76 TE (Tournament Edition) *New Chars* >> Full Changelist
DOTA Snipers & Assassins *Just for fun*
DOTA Ebul Vs Nufi *NEW TERRAIN*
DOTA Classic 4.3a >> CHANGES
DOTA Classic 4.4c *Balance changes* >> INFO
DOTA TE 8.3 *NEW HEROES* >> Full Changelist
Eul’s DOTA 1.1 *Update from TE 8.3* >> Full Changelist
DOTA Survival 1.51 *Non-AOS DOTA* >> INFO

If you download a map here, leave me a comment to acknowledge or something kthx.

DOTA is teh pwn ok.

The new forum to hang out now for RoC DoTA is http://dotaforum.com

Currently the most played version is DOTA Classic 3.76c for RoC.

Following this it’d be DOTA Classic 3.78b but the changes are too radical for some people. This the current version with the latest RoC patch (1.22.whatever).

The other 2 which are still popular are DOTA Rumble which is fun too, with just 1 lane down the middle and DOTA (Danites Hell 2 Beta 3) with all Random Skills.

I’ve narrowed down the list just to leave the latest versions.

To play the latest RoC versions you will need Warcraft III 1.17 (or 1.22 to play Battle.net) version which you can get HERE

If you want to know what DOTA is, you can click HERE.

If you want to get Allstars please get it here:

http://www.getdota.com/

*LAST UPDATED April 19th 2011*

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