Category: "General"

See ya

 

Well like the title says see ya all in a week, and I'll like make an entry then and stuff.

Newport....wow

 

Well as I'm sure maybe some people guessed today was that I wasn't at school :P, Charmoo and myself went to the open day at Newport, um I won't comment on how I did not like the ride there, but after 4 hours we got there :P Caerleon was so beautiful, heck I would just wanna go there for the scenery. There were so many hills and it was just wow, the front of the uni was pretty too, it had an old look about it and a clock tower :) made it look cool, oh yeah plus Caerleon has all this stuff about Roman things which would be cool to look into.

The open day was very well organised, altho we did not have enough time to do everything we wanted which sucked. Altho we did help do a focus group discussion for developing the school :) was interesting to see how different our view was to this other girl's. And we did get £30 worth of hmv vouchers for doing it :o that'll save me money, omg I just realised I could get Nausicaa & The Cat Returns with it, yay I love Miyazaki films :D

Anyway back to Newport :P I really enjoyed all that we did there, and the woman who represented Newport at the APU convention remembered us :D that was nice. All the students were helpful and nice :) it was a really nice community there, the rooms were nice too. Last bit was to go off with the lecturer people for the courses, and all I can say is gawd I really wanna do the course now O_o it sounded so interesting from the talk we had, there were like 4 of us that had come to Newport for the games design stuff, the guy next to me seemed pretty excited about it all, altho the girl and other guy didn't seem so passionate and I think the girls parents were more interested in the course :P. But hey I won't judge, that’s just mean doing that. So David (lecturer) said they're only taking on 45 students O_o which is like none so it makes me realise I might not get in :( I don't really wanna do a foundation course to better myself for it. I wanna go onto the life drawing :D I love life drawing ok well no that sounds weird, I don't love drawing naked people :roll: but yeah I really enjoy life drawing, we're doing it again this year :D should be good, but yeah course sounds so good O_o and going to conventions or even just Lionhead would like be a dream come true....I'm not a weirdo :( but um yeah only thing I worry about if I got into Newport, would be where all the games would go O_o I mean yeah the 360 would come with me since I'll have one by then but what about everything else O_o oh dreamcast I cannot live without you......I feel I'm sounding weird now so um I'll stop and say that Newport is a great uni, and mesa wanna go now. (not like I didn't before :P)

Hehe and David knew my name how cool :P even if I did post on the forums and say what I’d be wearing so people could spot me :roll: good ol xbox hoodie :P.

new phone :)

 

Well after wanting a new phone for a while now I decided on one to get, based partly on the fact that I wanted one people didn't have, like those Sony ericssons that everyone has, like my last phone, my little Siemens MC60 I didn't know a single person with the same phone as me, which was nice as then I wasn't copying anyone by having the same phone as them. But yeah my mind was also decided with the help of my lovely Paul :) isn't he so cute and lovely :D anyway back to the main topic....new phone :) yeah if it wasn't for him I woulda got some boring phone I guess, I never considered getting a smartphone, 1 as I didn't know of any 2 I thought they would all be too pricey for me. But he showed me the pretty phone that I have, an Orange SPV C500, which I didn’t really care for at the start as I didn’t have a clue to what kinda phone I wanted, but then as I was told more about it, I wanted one even more :) he's very persuasive I guess ^^
Anyway after bugging my mum many times as it only comes on orange I couldn’t get it on a contract, as for some reason orange want you to be 18, which I’m not which is rather gay, but I cant really help my age, so instead I found a site that sold it on pay as you go :) which then would set me back £140 which is a hell of a lot of money for me to be spending but after talking with my mum for like 4 hours *rolly eyes* but after that I got my mum to lend me the money and add it on top of the £60 I already owed her for my little Zen micro :P
But I got the 60 taken away cos she offered to give me 60 for my old phone which was rather good :D
Anyway onto the new phone :) My old little phone could only just take pictures and send messages really like every other phone at the time. But now I’ve got a phone can do a bunch of crap including record stuff :), play things in wmp, go on msn and um yeah other stuff. I really suck at writing reviews on stuff but yeah I like it :) the sound is a bit loud, and I thought wmp was kinda sucky as there was no way to actually fast forward or rewind, so then I found this handy thing called betaplayer :) which happens to rewind and fast-forward. Which is great, I had to get my phone unlocked as I prefer o2's offers on txts so that set me back another £20 O_o which was annoying, but its now on o2, now at the start picture messages were working, but now they have stopped :'( I can't get the net to work either :( I’ve got what should be the right settings but it just doesn't seem to work, so I guess I’ll have to go into the o2 shop and see if they can help as the site can't.
Couple of annoying things with the phone I think are things like the little green flashy light, its especially annoying when I’m lying in bed and the rooms all dark and there's this little light flashing which lights up most of my bed....annoying :P and also I like to have my phone on silent all the time, so I do that, but it really vibrates for too long, compared to my old phone, which gets kinda annoying, as there’s no way to stop it from buzzing, but I guess I cant help it for now :P
Well my sister Emma said it was poo as it had no good songs or pictures on it, but what does she know :P
Most of the time I have my o2 sim card in it, but the rest of the time I dump my orange one in so I can go on the net or on msn which has proved rather good as it doesn't seem to be charging me which is really good...but rather suspicious...so I dunno what’s going on with that, although one good thing about my orange sim is orange Wednesdays has started now so me and Charmoo can go see some films ^^

Games and stuff

well the games you get with it aren't bad, jawbreaker, like Sega swirl which is fun, but it can get a bit boring, and then there’s solitaire, which can get annoying as the clubs and spades are easy to get mixed up as they are a bit small, but other than that its fun :) But yeah I downloaded some games for it so I can play more :) such as pacman, and tetris, and I also found a snes, nes and gameboy emulator...although the gameboy runs too fast even when I put the fps down :( and putting the sound on makes it crash, so no nice tetris music on the gb if I wanna play it :(
The snes one crashes when I try to load a game and the nes one works fine :) but I don't like that many nes games.

Sounds and stuff

Ok well they are rather poo, only one I think is ok is the sound it makes when I get a message, just some nice ding sound, but I'll change it soon :) shall be Charmoo saying you've got mail, the best thing ever :P
And I stole some freaky ones off of Emma’s phone, one saying I've got a call and one saying ring, better than what I had tho.

WMP 9

Ok I think it is kinda poo, as you cannot fast forward or rewind, so if by mistake I press something I have to watch stuff all over again from the beginning, but the sound seems fine and it plays videos fine now that I have put them to the right size.
Due to the annoyingness of no fast forwarding I was forced to download Betplayer which isn't bad as it can do those :) and other stuff too.

Internet

Ok it runs pretty slow sometimes, but it works just fine :) everything is easy to get to so I'm happy with that.

Messages

Ok well there seems to be no limit to how many txts I can keep on it which is sooo cool, no needing to delete txts :) although maybe I should...

Contacts

I dunno they are ok, it keeps numbers and stuff so its all good :)

Power management

This is sooo cool; it’s really helpful to know how much battery I’ve got left, better than a little bar in the corner telling you estimated battery left.

Camera

Ok this seems really good, I've taken a few good pics with it and they mainly turn out fine. Examples:

dinodude

me with charmoo hat

I had to resize the images because they were too big for the page :(

Ok I haven't recorded too much, it does go a bit slow at times and the microphone doesn't pick up all the sound that well, but I've recorded some funny times with it :D

File Manager

Ok well at first I was confused with where everything was on my phone but after a while I managed to find it all here, it’s so cool that’s its so much like a computer :)

Task Manager

Ok this is so handy for if I wanna stop something...just like a computer I guess, but none the less it’s handy.

Msn messenger

Ok this is sometimes annoying at times as its randomly signed me out a few times, but other than that its very good :) tells you when someone’s talking to you, altho it can be annoying to type in lots.

Um yeah this is all I can really be bothered to write...I dunno if I’ve missed anything but its my review type thingy so there :P

Um sorry if it's long.

Creative Zen Micro thingy

 

um yeah well I wanted to write a bit on this cute little thing I got the other day cos I've been quite impressed with it. It set me back about £175 including the postage which has been the most I've ever spent on a music player, so if I wasn't pleased I'd probably be trying to get rid of it but nah I like it. When i finally got it I was surprised to see that I got a free battery with it, which is good, altho I doubt I'll end up having to use both while I'm out. I guess I could say I was testing the battery out today, it was fully charged up and lasted about 7 hours maybe more, which isn't as good as the said 12 hours of battery life, but I was playing around with it a lot :) It is also easy to change around, being like the back of a mobile phone, it slides off easily and you just pop out the battery.
One thing tho, probably cos I'm not the best when it comes to estimating sizes and stuff but I did actually think it was gonna be smaller and so did my sister as well. I guess its a bit chunkier than I imagined, but its still rather small, its smaller than any music player I've had before anyway :P
One thing I have to admit thats a little annoying is the blue glowing it has, yeah its cute and lets you see it in the dark. But it glows when its charging, even if its turned off. They could of made it do this so you could see it in the dark while its charging I dunno. But its a bit stupid having it glowing away while charging it as it would just be using the battery.
The touchy pad thing is really cool tho in my opinion, it hardly even needs to be touched, you just slide your thumb up lightly pressing down and it moves nicely :) Altho with the sensitivity set to medium its still rather sensitive. Under the system settings in the menu you can name the owner of the player, pretty useless really but I wanted to put my name in there, and only having it for a little while at that point I did get rather frustrated. As I kept selecting the wrong letters as it moved too fast sometimes or I was pressing it as if I was selecting a letter instead of just moving. But I finally got Catherine in there, curse my name for being so long :P but yeah it took a while to get used to but I think after having it for a day I'm finally settled in with it.
Well the headphones that came with it seemed a bit chunky to me and they didn't really wanna fit in my ears that well, probably cos my ears are so small but I can't help that, they should of thought about the people with smaller ears :P but yeah I don't know if they are any good as I didn't really use them.
Its fairly easy to get around the little things GUI its set out nicely and I played music first time with ease. I also tried out the radio on it, which I thought was rather nifty, altho sadly living in an area surrounded by trees I didn't get the best reception. Altho while I was out earlier I tried it and it sounded absolutely fine. I just tried recording the radio, which is another handy feature added in, it did sound a bit fuzzy but that might of been the reception so I'm not that sure.
Recording :) I've tried it once so far with my sister which was surprisingly good, she was rather close to it at the time but it picked up her voice well. Altho it wasn't easy to stop the recording as I had to press the menu button and tell it to stop through there, where I had then recorded for a few seconds which were not needed.
The Software that came on the cd seemed a bit complicated, and to me using wmp10 looked easier to "sync" the music to the little thing, if thats the right term. Yeah altho on the creative software you get various options, and one of them is to organise the music in the device, which was really handy, as a lot of music I put into it had unknown albums or stuff like that, so that sorted that out for me nicely. But I haven't used the other things on the Creative software yet.
It helped that it accepts the more common file types, as my music collection consists of mainly .wma and a few .mp3 and the occasional .wav as I didn't want to go and have to change everything.

Yeah I can't really think of anything else to write at the moment, cept that I'm pleased with it :)

um me

Yeah me looking um pleased with it....well actually I don't but I am :P

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