Vastari’s Tech Rants

The insane recommendations of a maniac.


Well I realise I haven’t written anything in a while. Things have been pretty hectic. I’ve finished my CAO application now, so all I have to do is study really hard for my Leaving Certificate. I’m aiming for 500, though I’d be happy with 400. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Google it.

I don’t really have anything to write here. No new games, no new gadgets. What I will say is I’ve decided to culturise myself. I.E: I’m teaching myself to draw, even just cartoon/comic style and play some form of musical instrument. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Finally, I’m not sure how many of you know about the game Spore. Well, I’ve placed my pre-order. It’s not out for a ew months though, so again you’ll have to wait for a review.

Until next time…


January 19, 2008 Posted by | Life and Politics | Leave a comment

Creative Zen Vision:M

Well, I recently replaced my crappy MP3 with a new Creative. The Vision:M. I actually like it quite a lot. It’s got a handy, and easy to use interface, and plenty of space 30GB. Well, plenty for me anyway. Plus, as an added bonus I’ve never had before, it can play movies. I’ve already put Se7en onto it, and intend on putting Saving Private Ryan on as soon as I can.

So, plenty of space, movies, easy to use. Any downsides? Well, I haven’t come across any yet, but I suspect it won’t be long before something pops up. With my last Creative (the Zen V Plus) it lasted about 6 months before freezing and becoming generally unworkable. Nothing as good as theVision:M comes without a catch. Unless for once in my life, fate is kind to me and I actually get something that works perfectly. So far, no problems.

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Reviews, Technology | Leave a comment

Assassin’s Creed

Well, I finally got Assassin’s Creed and I’ve finished it, so it’s about time I reviewed it for you guys.

So here’s the review. I’ll try and keep it short and sweet…

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January 4, 2008 Posted by | Gaming, Reviews | Leave a comment

Christmas Shopping

Well X-Mas has come and gone, and so too has New Year’s. It’s all over for another year. Kinda sad isn’t it? On the other hand, no more Christmas Shopping to worry about for about 10 months now, which I’m very thankful for. If there’s one downside to the wonder that is Christmas, it’s the shopping. Standing in queues reaching out the doors of shops, getting to a shop only to find out what you’re looking for is sold out.

Not to mention trying to figure out what people would like. For some it’s easy, others not so much. Take my father for example. He tends to buy whatever he wants, and never really wants anything anyway. So Book tokens for him. Or some Cricket book. Those two are usually safe bets. In the end, I get the shopping done.

Of course, things would be so much easier if I could do all my shopping online. Of course, I don’t have any credit cards, so I can’t do that. I should probably get one of those ASAP. Buying things online also tends to make them a lot cheaper. And with the prices of things here in Ireland, I also feel the need to go looking around for the best loans I can simply to afford buying everyone something more than an empty cardboard box with an I.O.U. inside it.

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January 1, 2008 Posted by | Life and Politics | Leave a comment