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

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

I signed up for PPP!

Well, I’ve finally gone and done it. I’ve signed up for Pay Per Post. It’s this great place where you get paid to blog. Basically I’ll now be paid for the work I do. No I won’t be selling myself out. Any opinions or reviews I give will be 100% neutral and truthful. If someone offers to pay me to boost a product or service I think is utter crap then I’ll tell them to take a hike. I take my honesty and integrity very seriously.

That been said, I do need to make a living so this is necessary. That’s why I signed up. To make a living doing what I enjoy doing. Not only will the money help me get by, but I’ll be able to set up some more websites and get a .com of my own at last. Makes it easier for you guys to remember where to find this blog.

Let me tell you a bit about PPP. It’s really easy to sign up, either as a Blogger. You sign up, and submit your blog. If it’s accepted then voil√°, you start earning. If not, they tell you what you need to do to fix the problem. That’s all, simple and easy. I’ll let you know how I get on. For now, get ready for a lot more posting from me!
get paid to blog

December 4, 2007 Posted by | Reviews, Uncategorized, Websites | Leave a comment

Talk 4 Cash

I realise I haven’t posted in quite some time and I apologise for that, but I’ve been really busy. But now that I’m back, I’d like to let you all know about Talk 4 Cash.

Basically, Talk 4 Cash is a forum just like any other, only the difference with this one is that you actually are paid to post. You earn 3c a post, but only in certain areas of the boards. Still, could be a good earner. Plus everyone’s real friendly, so you can just have a good time without earning money.

Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.


October 29, 2007 Posted by | Reviews, Websites | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clive Barker’s Jericho – Trailers

Two absolutely amazing trailers for Clive Barker’s Jericho

My Favourite: The Crusader Trailer

Eternity Trailer

October 11, 2007 Posted by | Gaming, Reviews | Leave a comment

Clive Barker’s Jericho

This isn’t a review, as the game isn’t out yet. It’s just a small preview of the game. One quick note.

Clive. Barker. Is. Twisted.

For those of you who don’t know, Clive Barker is the creator of the Hellraiser and Candyman movies. He;s also the author of numerous horror novels. He’s made two forays into gaming so far as well. His first was the critically acclaimed Clive Barker’s Undying which, while it recieved huge critical acclaim, didn;t sell so good, due to not many people knowing about it. His second try, Demonik was cancelled.

Now, with Jericho Barker may actually do very well.

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October 6, 2007 Posted by | Gaming, Reviews | Leave a comment

The Time Fountain

I have just found the COOLEST invention ever. A way of controlling water drops in real time. I’m not joking either.

Click Here to see it. You can purchase it fully constructed for $200, or in parts to assemble yourself for cheaper. It really is cool, don’t ya think. Plus, this guy has a bunch of other inventions for sale, so take a look around and see what you like.

September 22, 2007 Posted by | Reviews, Technology | Leave a comment


Review Type : Website


This is just one of those sites you’d look at four hours on end. I certainly did, much to my detriment (set me back about an hour on stuff I had to do). It’s not particularly informative, it’s just funny. And I suppose cute, but I lack a soul, so I wouldn’t notice that.

Basically, it’s a blog with all those pictures you see online called ‘lolcats’. You know the ones. Pictures of cats in funny poses with some badly spelled, grammatically incorrect writing on the picture. They can give you a good old laugh, and if you’re bored with nothing to do, just go browsing through the posts and it’ll perk you right up.

RATING : 7/10 – Good for you spare time.

September 14, 2007 Posted by | Reviews | Leave a comment

Google Adsense sucks.

Well if any of you have visited my website, you’ll remember I was running google ads on it. Now however, those ads are gone. Why? I have absolutely no idea. Apparently I was generating clicks through an improper method with one of the given examples:

  1. Clicking my own ads
  2.  Telling people to click my ads
  3. Using some form of software to click my ads or give false impressions.

Now, I have done none of those things. Not a single one. Now I know Google also pays per impression with some ads, so the only logical conclusion I can come up with is that it was for the impressions that I got banned. Since I was looking at my own site. Hang on a sec….what the HELL! I can’t even look at my own site? How the f*** am I supposed to know if everything’s working! That makes no sense, so it can’t be that.

So since I did none of the other crap, and it couldn’t possibly be the other ludicrous idea, I can only assume google hates me for some reason. I’ve contacted them, but I doubt I’ll get a reply. So here’s my warning:


September 7, 2007 Posted by | My Websites, Reviews, Technology | 3 Comments