Getting Ready To Go!

7 11 2008

We’re in the V-Room, the airport lounge for Virgin, as I type this. There’s a big window, binoculars to see through, unlimited (and free) food and drink, and the best part? We get to stay here until the gate opens for our flight! The filght is due to leave at 11:15, and the departure board says that it is On Time! I’m all set with my camera to take some photos of the plane and related stuffage.

Not much else to say now, other than “See you for another blog post tonight after a 9-hour flight to Orlando, FL and a short drive from the airport to the villa! Next time you read Mr Cheese’s, it will have come from Across The Pond!”

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Coming Soon To A Blog Near You…

16 09 2008

First things first, nothing interesting happened today, considering there was school today. I got some French homework – learn 10 words, including “enfin” (lastly, finally).

But the main section of this post is to tell you about the upcoming feature of Mr Cheese’s Random Ramblings: a tutorial telling you how to make your own iPhone Style Icons. Won’t that be fun? Check back soon to get your share of the icon-making pie!





“Boom!” – Steve Jobs, “Let’s Rock” Event

10 09 2008

Well, it may be “Boom!” and everything’s done for good old Steve Jobs (who’s apparently dead), but it’s certainly not for me. Having downloaded iTunes 8 and it working perfectly on my Mac, getting it to work on Harry’s PC was a rather big hassle. First, it wouldn’t install properly. Then, once it did install, everything was pixelated and pink. Finally, having sorted that out, it won’t find my shared library, which is why I’m now downloading my 257 songs onto a memory stick to transfer them over. You see, he used to just use the shared library to listen to my music, but now it won’t work. That’s Windows for you.

I also had a mini Microsoft Office-related trauma involving the mens’ public toilets, a rather large wooden bat and a bar of lead… No, I’m joking. It was actually a lot less exciting than that. My school have just upgraded to Office 2007, and I had to continue a PowerPoint presentation for homework. However, I saved it onto my memory stick, brought it home and… Uh oh. It’s a .pptx file, and I have Office 2004. Whoops! So I hastily downloaded the 2007 to 2004 file converter from Microsoft, and then got on with choosing my Corporate Identity for my ICT course.





Yippee For Apple!

9 09 2008

I’m very happy today, because Apple held their “Let’s Rock” event today. Amongst iTunes 8, which now features HD TV shows, the new iPod Nano, which comes in:

  • Silver
  • Black
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red and
  • Oink (otherwise known as Pink)

and also features an iPhone-esque accelerometer which enables Cover Flow and Shake-to-Shuffle. But my favourite part? The new, thinner, better, iPod Touch! Seeing as I want one of my October birthday, this is a good time to release a new one. It includes a built-in speaker, a better UI (User Interface) and they’ve redesigned it to look like an iPhone. Yay! Although I haven’t read the price section yet…





Getting Creative

5 09 2008

Today, I got started using Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS, both by Adobe. Using “real” Photoshop was easier than for some as I have had a bit of experience with Elements. However, I did not know how to use the pen tool because it isn’t included in Elements! I also have no idea what I’m doing in Illustrator. I’ve played around a bit with it, but I still don’t have a clue about any of it. I’m going to look for some tutorials to start getting used to the basics. If you want to learn some Photoshop stuff, check out Bert Monroy’s weekly video – some of the pictures in my Flickr photostream were made using his techniques, but most of them came from How To Cheat In Photoshop Elements (which is actually co-written by my Chromatically Challenged Father).





Laptops, Shopping and a Tiny Surprise

29 08 2008

This post comes to you from my grandmother’s 8.9″ Asus laptop! It’s very difficult to type because of the tiny keyboard that you can’t type too fast on otherwise it misses out keystrokes.

Today was not a very fun day today in comparison to the rest of the week; we went back-to-school shopping including shoes, trousers, shorts, stationery, and then went for haircuts… :o(

Fishy Surprise Note time!

Harry recently bought two new female and one new male fish (guppies). Now, after about a week, we have had to buy a fish nursery for the nineteen baby fish that were born! There are 5 black molly babies and 14 see-through guppy babies. Aaah, how cute. Not.