deathz0r's Doomworld Forums Blog

deathz0r's Doomworld Forums Blog

what's been happening in the doom community for the past three years February 1, 2011, 12:15 am
summarize it for me please, I'm out of touch

apparently i do a good impersonation of the doomguy May 15, 2008, 10:44 pm


ADSL July 24, 2007, 9:54 am
After almost seven years of cable, I've decided to jump the sinking boat (it sucks ass here in Australia) and move to ADSL. While it would be really fucking sweet to have ADSL2+ (because unlike most people I talk to, I actually want a decent upstream speed) I don't see that happening in the near future due to my location. Anyway, having twice the upload speed than cable and unlimited upload bandwidth is a godsend (more videos to upload! yay), but I haven't adjusted to having my downstream reduced to 1/8th of cable yet. It's not that I'm impatient or anything, it's just a new experience for me, very much similar to how I went from dial-up to cable back before I had pubes and being shocked at how fast everything went.

Another thing that also shocked me is that it took only three business days from ordering ADSL to catching up on everything that I've missed out on, especially when it said it'd take somewhere between five to ten business days to confirm my Direct Debit details, which has apparently not been received yet even though I sent it via email on the same day I ordered ADSL. Oh well, free internet I guess!

Oh, and I also have a 80gb limit now, divided into "peak" and "off-peak hours". For $30 extra, it was well worth gaining eight times the bandwidth limit and not having the downloading and uploading combined into one limit!

No, it doesn't explain why I've been "dead" for three weeks. Yes, I do have a lot to catch up on for /newstuff. No, it probably won't be done by this Sunday since I also finished my four week holiday last Sunday and I need to get back into my routine at waking up at 6am and trying to care enough for that Website Dev/Networking certificate that I'll probably never put into good use anyway.

Hahaha June 9, 2007, 9:46 am
Who changed my title? One of you guys definitely saw my LP of MAP17.

I'm guessing it was Ling but hell, could be anybody

one year closer to death June 5, 2007, 6:58 pm
or something that resembles the so-called afterlife

Why I hate summer February 18, 2007, 7:08 pm
Ok, so yesterday I was minding my own business when the local power grid gets drained completely. No surges, blackouts etc, it got DRAINED, which meant that shit was randomly dying, coming back to life, dying again etc. As a result, my computer refuses to boot (I hope it's nothing more than the power supply) and my TV got reset to factory defaults, meaning it can't pick up any channels and the language is set to Chinese. Fun.

I just scored a PSP for free January 16, 2007, 8:30 pm
Well, technically my mum scored it, but:

A hour ago a delivery guy came around, handed me a package, I signed it etc etc. I saw mum's name was on it, so I figured it was just another gift that some random dude from some dating site. I noticed the Sony logo on the package, looked at the invoice and saw "PSP base pack white" and was shocked to think that some random person would waste a relatively large sum of money on my mum that she's never met in real life. I looked at the invoice more carefully and noticed two things of interest:

1) The price/value columns have nothing printed in them
2) The customer account number is 5,000,000

Admittedly I didn't notice 2) until a fair few minutes later, and I was thinking of why the hell a PSP would arrive and she never informed me about it.

Then it hit me.

She just scored a free PSP.

I don't know how the hell that was possible, but it's sitting on the kitchen bench, unopened. I don't know what firmwire version it has or what she's gonna do with it, but I know that it doesn't suit her lifestyle at all (since she doesn't get much time to play video games nowadays) and there's a fairly good chance that she will give it to me because she won't have a logical use for it that I can currently think of.

I should note that she's still at work and when I tried to ring her mobile, she didn't respond. I don't even know if she's aware that she just got a free PSP.

Ok, it's done July 11, 2006, 10:27 pm
My b-movie quest now has a purpose, and I managed to drag Hyena and Tom_D into it. Props to Manc for hosting

Not only that, but now that I receive government welfare money directly (instead of mum taking all of it), I can buy a whole bunch of Region 1 DVDs from Amazon for all the crap least likely to make it down here in Region 4 land.

I HATE YOU CSS June 26, 2006, 12:22 am
I hate CSS when it likes to act like a bitch, and quite frankly, this is getting beyond funny:

You think setting the width of a div, span or (dare I say it) table cell would be straight-forward, right?

WRONG! I'm getting varied results from people, but I want to make sure I can collect all of this data and see how I go about making a solution to this problem.


Please tell me what you see between those two (or neither), and please mention what browser AND version you're using.

EDIT: Turns out WRONG RESULT was caused by .css which I was yet to upload. Good thing I didn't, but I don't like fixed-length pages one bit...

Suicidal? More like entertaining! June 20, 2006, 10:01 pm
Ever since I bought a DVD of Plan 9 From Outer Space, I've been craving for more quality goodness that only B-movies can give me. While I was searching for a torrent of Troll II on google (which I never found, by the way), I came across an unrelated blog which had comments of bad movies to check out. Eventually I came across, and now I'm considering obtaining a copy of every single movie listed, whether it's DVD or VHS (though I might need to get a multi-format VCR since I live in a PAL region). My intended plan is to watch one roughly every week while drunk (and with friends if possible), then write a review of it the next day. This project of mine will definitely take several years, but it will be a great way to kill time during boring weeknights.

Of course, while this is a very elaborative list (plus this list of movies this guy has been involved with will be a bonus), I definitely would love to hear any recommendations for bad movies from any of you fellow crazy people for me to watch and painfully endure.