2007 Blog Archive

Ear Infection

I'm experiencing what must be my first ever ear infection, now in its second week. Heck of a way to start a new financial year... In short, as Mr. Horse would say, "No sir, I don't like it.".

What this means for the rest of the planet is I finally got around to giving the web site a bit of a facelift, and the Gallery has been expanded.

Addendum 2010: Just because it doesn't cause crippling pain, doesn't mean it can't cause permanent hearing damage. You have been warned! Live and learn, I guess.

Female Adoring Fan V6

I've released version 6 of my mod for Oblivion, Female Adoring Fan!

It's a minor update, but I gave it a full version number anyhow. It makes Female Adoring Fan effectively immortal, and fixes an issue that can intermittently reset her inventory. Maybe not such a minor issue if it has affected you!

If you are upgrading from a previous version, be sure to read the upgrade information in the mod readme to ensure any settings from the old mod are removed from your saves. Download it from the Gaming section.

The KMPlayer

A good Media Player is worth it's weight in.... ummm, ones and zeroes I guess. For those who have not yet noticed for themselves, the default Windows Media Player truly stinks. I've been using media Player Classic for many years, but sadly it just hasn't been kept up to date lately. VLC player is reasonable, but has a lot of user interface issues. That's why I was so pleased to discover The KMPlayer.

Take note the "The" at the start. If you just search just for "KMPlayer", you'll probably find a plugin for Konqueror by the same name. That is NOT what you want.

The KM Player is fast, comes with a bunch of codecs, and supports pretty much everything you can imagine. It can even stream, if some some ungodly reason you want to.

The official page for The KM Player is over at http://www.kmplayer.com/forums.

If you can't make sense of which thread to get the download from, get the player from Softpedia. They also have a long list of the player's features.

More Pictures

Yep, more wallpaper images have been added to the gallery! Two rainforest and one waterfall shot, all in 1280x1024 as well as 1680x1050. To ensure the gallery has at least one widescreen city shot, I've also added a widescreen version of an existing picture of Melbourne.

Check them out in the Gallery.

Female Adoring Fan V5

Well, happy new year folks! Hurrah! Yay! Party, party, etc etc. To kick off 2007, I've created version 5 of my mod for Oblivion, Female Adoring Fan. Yes, I know I'm spoiling you, but I'm just a nice guy I guess!

This version fixes a bloat bug in Easy Companion Share which has caused problems for some users. It also allows Female Adoring Fan to sneak, swim, and survive long falls. No longer will she give you away by pulling out a blazing torch at the wrong moment! Download it from the Gaming section.