Vastari’s Tech Rants

The insane recommendations of a maniac.

Learn to Dream

Aww. I just found a pretty neat site, offering a very…personal service.

How many of you have photographs of your children, significant others or your friends that hold a special place in your heart. I, of course, do not. Not having a heart will do that to you. Anyway, here’s the jist of this service, as taken from the site:

Learn to Dream’s experts will convert your photographs into wonderful personal works of art.

How nice is that? I’m sure plenty of you have posters and/or photographic prints, but this really would make the photo stand out. Not to mention it would make one hell of a gift for a loved one or friend. Now, which one would I have printed?

Hmm. Well, I am brought back to my class trip to London. That really was a great trip. I’ve got one photo from that trip that, no questions asked, I would gladly have printed on canvas (I really would, if I had the money). I’d show it to you, only I’m not incredibly photogenic, it’s not a digital photo, and the other participants would not be at all pleased with having their appearance on the internet. Actually, they probably would. But that’s not the point. I will, however, attempt to describe it to you.

We’re in the London Eye, that great big ferris wheel thing, you know, with the glass walls. The picture was taken by a friend of mine, and consists of me, my best friend, and another female friend of mine leaning our heads against the glass and looking down. I dunno why that picture hits home like it does, I just like it. The look of fake terror (fake on mine and his parts, my lady friend really was terrified. Fear of heights and Claustrophobia all wrapped in one) on our faces probably had something do with it. I can’t help but laugh.

And for those of you out there immature enough to suggest I have a thing for this girl, maybe I do but that’s none of your concern. Just wanted to get that out of the way for some rather immature associates of mine.

I kinda wish I had the money now. Anyway, take a look for yourself and maybe get your brother/sister/other half/parents or whatever, that special gift next birthday/christmas/whatever. And get your photographs onto canvas.


March 7, 2008 Posted by | Life and Politics, Reviews, Websites | Leave a comment


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

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

Going away for a while…

I realise it may make little difference, but I’ll be away for a while. Just thought I’d give you a heads up. I’ll be back by Stephen’s Day (26th Dec.), so until then, Merry Christmas all!

December 15, 2007 Posted by | Life and Politics | Leave a comment

The Holiday Season is here!

At last, the Christmas season has rolled around, and things in Ireland are starting to brighten up. Except me. I never seem to get into the mood until about the 22nd. Looking forward to the food, and I’m hoping for a few presents, namely the Suicide Commando X20 Limited Edition Boxset (hint, hint to any family/friends readin this).

But until then…it’s business as usual.

December 4, 2007 Posted by | Life and Politics | Leave a comment

School, boring old school.

Well, things have started up again in the educational department, and that pretty much sucks. The fact that it’s my final year and the hardest exam I’m ever going to take is at the end of it doesn’t make things any better. (Funnily enough, they make things worse).

So what does this mean? Well, with any luck I’ll still be able to post here, though my website and its tutorials may suffer somewhat. Never fear! I shall do my best to keep things going.

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Life and Politics | Leave a comment