Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Update Hits Minecraft

Happy Halloween everyone! The long await Minecraft update has just been released, and boy is it hectic. Most servers are having problems, and the traffic is hell just logging in. Well, here's what you can expect to see done. I'm really excited, and the little I saw looked awesome. I can't wait to get a gate working and go to hell o_O

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Changing The Blogspot Navbar's Position

To adjust the navbar, one can manipulate the margin properties to change where the bar appears.

For example. My CSS reads:

#Navbar1 {
margin: 0 0 0 315px;
padding: 0;

The margin property is ordered as Top(0), Right(0), Bottom(0), Left(315). This moves my navbar 315 pixels right. Remember, these values represent Z
pixels [from the] X direction; so "0 0 0 315px" actually puts a margin on the left spanning 315 pixels and moves the target object right. The problem with the left and right movements is they are based on your browser adjustments, not your blog's body (this is all probably defined somewhere else). Therefor I messed up my original movements. However, one can still move the navbar up and down using this property. Some experimenting really helps.

Getting Rid of Blogspot Navbar

If you're obsessive compulsive and annoyed by the blogspot navbar that appears on the top of the screen, just follow these simple instructions!

1. Go to the "edit HTML" option under the "Design" tab.
2. Find the
section of the code (labeled just under "Content----" for me) and paste this code on a new line, after the "}".

#Navbar1 {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
display: none;
visibility: hidden;

3. Save and enjoy. Should be a fairly simple fix for even the non-coding savvy.

4. To reverse the changes and bring back the navbar, simply delete the:

"display: none;
visibility: hidden;"

section of the code.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Button Design for Static Couch

I'm currently working on revamping Static Couch to look clean and fresh.
Here is a design I came up with my limited photoshop skills for a button on the main navigator menu. The main 3 categories of the site will be: Food, Games, Technology. So I'm currently designing an interesting menu option for each.

Steam Account Giveaway!!!! (Details Inside)

Good News! I have a Steam account laying around with a couple of games on it that I got from a friend a while back. It's just sitting around gathering dust. So...I thought I would use it to help better my blog. Since this site is all about electronic stuff, I thought I would give back something familiar to the community in the hopes they will continue to visit here.

The account which I'll be giving away has Counter Strike: Source and Day of Defeat: Source. You can change the e-mail and all that stuff when you get it. The lucky winner will be chosen at random using the random# function on a calculator. Your comment is the number which you will be entered as. For example if I'm the 4th comment down I'll be entered as #4, the 13th comment will be #13 and so on. I also have another account that my girlfriend doesn't want with TF2 on it that may come up one day *hint* *hint* So look for more promotional giveaways soon!

I hope to one day run my own successful website/company, and possibly extend my abilities of journalism into a career. Feel free to examine some of my more competent attempts at blogging here or here, and take a look around my sites.

All I ask in return is that you visit the site often, and help me to make it better and more appealing. Constructive comments are always appreciated!!

How to enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with some constructive criticism for this blog and a way to be contacted (preferably e-mail). Any decent idea will do; something that might boost traffic, or just a good plan to implement. Try not to repeat others if possible. If someone has a revolutionary idea, I may just gift them Dogfighter on steam (cool flying game, only $1.50 on sale, but hey, it would be free for you) Good luck to all that read this and are lucky enough to enter.

You may only enter ONCE, and only once. Any further entries will result in your omission from the drawing.
Posts not contributing legitimate help will be discarded. I'm doing this for you guys, so try not to abuse me lol.
The winner must comment on this post to verify he/she has won, and inform the other entrants of the contest's legitimacy.
(subject to minor changes I may have forgotten)

The winner will be announced Thursday, November 4th, 2010. If this post does not reach at least 30 comments by that point, the contest will be null and it will be reposted November 5th, 2010.

No, it doesn't come with CoH. That's just on there by accident. (note the purchase button)

Melt Your Face: Pendulum's New Single

The Island by Pendulum. Enjoy this mastery of the bass.

Saw 7 - 3D

Talk about a terrible movie. Why do people still pay to see these? In every movie but the first, every fucking person has died. Granted, there was some minor twists in the story here, the rest was senseless killing and gore (the methods stopped holding my attention long ago). I don't really get how the plot is intriguing when there is no suspense; you know everyone will die. The 3D was absolutely atrocious, but I got to keep the glasses so that was cool. All in all this movie is a D- at best. Save yourself some money and sneak in, so when you walk out you won't feel as bad.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

First AMD Radeon 6000 Series Cards Released

AMD has finally started to roll out their new HD 6000 series graphics cards. This week the Radeon HD 6850 and HD 6870 were released. These cards were released with mid-range gaming in mind, and being hopeful competitors to the GTX460 that has been ravaging the industry with it's price:performance ratio.

The HD 6000 series is built from the start to be a dx11 machine, and AMD believes they will be better optimized than their previous cards. Benchmarks have shown the 6870 to stand right above the GTX460, and slightly below the 5870 in performance. The 6870 and 6850 will be priced at $239 and $199, respectively; the perfect point to overtake the sweet spot from the GTX460.

Look forward to the HD 6890 to be released soon and head off the upper end of AMD's new line of cards.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Days With Photo Shop

Photoshop is a very powerful tool. Here is what I learned in my spare time over the last two days.


Obviously this doesn't even compare to things I've seen other people do, but hopefully I'll continue to get better and update the site continually. Between learning all the tricks of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and html/xhtml; I certainly have my work cut out trying to finally build a quality website. Although, I still need the idea for what the site will be about....

Welcome Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is the latest hardcore platformer, developed by Masocore, to send gamers into fits of confusion, rage and laughter. You start off playing as Super Meat Boy, who's goal is to save his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from Dr. Fetus. Each level is played through at a very quick pace, and the game is based on high speed maneuvering through obstacles.

Super Meat Boy plays on it's crazy design further with special zones that change the design of the game to mimic a Game Boy, or Atari system. Additionally, there are unlockable characters such as Commander Video from Bit.Trip Runner.

Super Meat Boy is a great game to check out if you like fast-paced, laughter inducing, rage quitting platformers. Get it now on PC/Mac (Steam), XBLA, and Wii Shop.

Check out a gameplay video here at Static Couch.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Something Electronic To Make You Feel Good

Here's a little something from one of my favorite bands to help all of you recoup from a tough Monday at work, school, or both (like me =/). Enjoy!

PSP Go Gets Green Light for Price Cut

Well, Sony has finally decided to cut the price of the PSP Go from the original $249 to $199.

Ahh yes, the PSP Go; Sony's hand-crampingly sad attempt at anti-piracy for their one and only portable gaming system. The PSP Go used an on board flash memory combined with Playstation Network downloads for games, rather than the UMD disks of the original PSP. The hope was to stop pirates from acquiring and playing free games via custom firmware, but instead it only stopped sales. Not only was the design a complete failure, the PSP3000 was far cheaper, and the price tag of the Go was nearly matching PS3 and Xbox360.

This may not be ground-breaking news, but the hope is Sony has realized how shitty their most recent handheld revision is. We can only pray they have learned from this for the sake of the PSP2's future (yes the PSP2 is coming).

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I've been working crazy shifts. Hopefully more content will be put out this week!


Friday, October 22, 2010

My Friends At Static Couch

Here's a website owned by a friend of mine who I help out with on a regular basis. We've both been kind of down on it lately, and we'd be appreciative of any feedback or traffic. Check it out if you have some spare time.

The Link:
Static Couch

Fan Made Sonic HD Remix

Apparently some fans decided to make a remix of the old Sonic The Hedgehog games in HD. I guess they were tired of the utterly poor content of recent games. I wish more Sonic games would follow in their original vein, it's sad to see the franchise can only be revitalized by fans doing the programming. Well, check it out!

Look for the download Here

Thanks to

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Want To Learn HTML?

Want to make your own website? Well not only is there a link to a great youtube video posted earlier this month, this site also has great info on everything from positions to scripts, Check it out!


Melting Your Face

Here's your daily dose of electronic music to bring you into the day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Intel Finally Researching New Pillow Proof Airflow.

I guess its taken a long time for the designers at Intel to realize many people like to have their laptop on their bed, pillow, or even their lap. The problem? Whenever your laptop is on a bed or pillow, the vents get clogged by the sheets. Well Intel has finally heard our cries!!

Recently, Intel has shown interest in creating a more bed-friendly, mobile processor design. The modified chips will cool better, without the need for many fans.

Additionally, the restructured chips will allow for thinner designs of new laptops. I hope this works out, as I've had many laptops reach dangerous temperature levels after dozing off during a midnight browse of the web.

You can read more here:

Around The Gaming Universe

Fallout New Vegas is finally out! The highly anticipated followup to Fallout 3 has just been released. I wonder what sorts of new weapons, enemies, and even glitches we can expect to poke fun at in this one. It appears to be an upgrade from it's predecessor, but we'll see the fruits of New Vegas flourish or fail in the next few weeks. I wonder if marijuana is finally legal in the California Republic o_O

This guy shows us what's up:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This Says It All

Well this says it all, the main reason I never have and never will purchase a mac; the fucking prices.

Note: PC stands for personal computer, Windows is the operating system.

Listening to Deadmau5 All Day

Deadmau5 (pronounced deadmouse) is a DJ/Producer who makes some pretty decent beats. He's the guy who wears the.... well the mouse head on stage. Check out some of his stuff, here's something form his new album.

A Great Website For The PC Elite.

fkn0wned is a great website for a video gamer or graphical designer. There are many forums dedicated to software, hardware, cheats and so much more. Sometimes they even give away free steam accounts and stuff in the giveaways section! Check it out:

and if you decide to register, please feel free to follow this link first to give me a reference:

Some Electronic Insight

For electronics, nothing boasts the musical capabilities of pure computer components better than Anamanaguchi.

Check this out:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dreamweaver CS4

I've given up on learning straight html, so I turned to Dreamweaver CS4 for site building. Hopefully this will go a little better. It's installing now.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

HTML update

Here is a screencap demonstrating my extensive knowledge of HTML. Amazing isn't it? Well that's just a crude layout of my idea, next is writing the actual script to use it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Trying to learn HTML

Got the basics down, now I'm headed for no mans land in HTML world. I thought my design was simple enough, but so far all I know is how to create a nice layout of pictures and text with varying colors and borders. Anyone have a suggestion for a good book on HTML? Already visiting the youtubes and for references.

This was a great tutorial I found for the bare minimum basics.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Why the fuck is this show still on Adult Swim? They really need to cancel that crap. Even the recycled American Dad and Family Guy jokes make me chuckle more than this.

Starting a website

I've had a few ideas, so I'm putting in motion my efforts to start a successful website. Look for more information soon. Hopefully I'll be a successful millionaire in a few short months.


Here's a little blog I've started to discuss various things. Well, just sit back and enjoy the magical writings of Tom.