Thursday, 31 January 2008

Scary Mary takes on the Wolf!

One of my favourite films ever is Teen Wolf, staring the great Michael J Fox. I must have watched that film a million times as a kid… and as an adult. The film has everything; a tricky love triangle, sports, fights, parties, sex and of course a Teenage Werewolf. What else could you possibly ask for in a film?

One film I probably watched more though when growing up was Mary Poppins. A Disney Classic. The story of a mysterious "super" nanny that is given the job of looking after these two spoilt it kids.

Now, have you ever wondered what your favourite film would have looked like if, say, Wes Craven got his hands on it and reworked it in to a horror. Well the time of wondering is over, check out these chilling trailers below.

First up is the "Directors Cut" of Teen Wolf. This video is absolutely awesome and had me in stitches. Check it out;

Next is the scary remake of the children's classic. Look out kids… its Scary Mary;

Liked what you saw and wanna see more, just search for "recut Trailers" below;

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Better Than your Boyfriend... a great Blog that I have been reading for over a year now and I highly recommend popping over to give a few of the posts a read.

The Blog is written by the self proclaimed; most interesting person in the world, Tynan.

Better Than Your Boyfriend started out as a personal Blog to keep track of his polyphasic sleep schedule. People started to read his sleep deprived ramblings, and the site eventually gained popularity when it was featured on Digg a few times.

Since then the Blog has turned into a catalogue of great adventures that Tynan has had through out his very interesting life, these include, living in the Project Hollywood house with the worlds top pick up artists to his carer as a professional Gambler. Other great stories include his pimping out of School bus and creating a giant swing on the his balcony so he could swing off the edge - no joke.

The best story I have probably ever read is about the time he erected a full size outdoor Swimming Pool in his living room with the dream of housing a pet Penguin (the pictures are defiantly worth a look).

He doesn't update this Blog as much as he used to as he is travelling the world with his mate Todd. His adventures of this trip are written about in his other Blog, Life Nomadic.

I really do recommend paying this site a visit and have a read of some of his stories as they are very entertaining and a great read.

Monday, 28 January 2008

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Watch Sopcast on Tversity

Happy Monday all. In this post, I will let you know how you can combine Sopcast and Tversity together through your Xbox. Meaning that you can watch your Free Sports online and stream it to your Xbox.

Its pretty simple really. Firstly, you will need to download VLC from here

Create a desktop shortcut for VLC, then right click and then click on Properties. Change the target field to this (include the speech marks):

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -vvv --sout "#std{access=mmsh,mux=asfh,dst=:1234}"

Now open up Sopcast as usual (if your new, refer to my previous article, here) and go to the channel that you want to watch.

Open up Tversity (directions on installing Tversity found here) and add a new Video URL and enter: mms://

Open up VLC using your desktop Icon

Now, switch on your Xbox, go to the media tab, Videos, and then select your Tversity Server. Click Internet Videos and find the new URL you have added, wait for it to Buffer and there you go. You can now watch your Sopcast Broadcast on your TV and someone else can use the PC.

To get the best out of the internet and Sopcast you should also download Firefox for faster and safer browsing.

I've only tried this on the Xbox, but I see no reason why It wouldn’t work on any other device that supports Tversity. i.e. PS3, PSP, Ipod etc etc.

Any probs, just leave a comment.

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Sunday, 27 January 2008

Tversity and Xbox 360

Hi all, in this post I was going to tell you how you can watch your downloaded Divx Movies on your tv via your Xbox 360 by using a programme called Tversity. However since the winter update the Xbox now supports divx and Xvid vids.

Therefore for the purpose of Streaming Videos to your Xbox, Tversity isn't now required, however im still going to post this because using Tveristy is still pretty cool for your Xbox (and ipod, PSP, PS3 etc).

I've been using Tversity for a while now and my main use was for watching my Divx collection through my Xbox. I still use Tversity for this purpose as Tversity allows you to make several changes to its settings to get the best out of your digital collection and allows smoother streaming.

Also, Tveristy allows you to watch URL videos on your Xbox, thus you can watch your favourite youtube clips and other videos that streamed across the Web on your tv.

Another awesome thing you can do with Tversity is link it up with sopcast and watch all your free online sport and movies on the big screen instead of your pc monitor (i'll be posting a separate post on how to do that soon).

To start, download Tversity, free from here. The appropriate Codec packs will also be downloaded at the same time (although it is likely that you already have them installed already). To test that you have the correct Codecs, simply play the desired Divx file on your computer, if it works then you have the correct Codecs, if you get a black screen - you don't.

So, after installing (you may need to reboot your computer), you will see a screen like this (you may need to configure your firewall to allow Tversity to run):

Now you have Tversity installed you need to add the files you want to watch on your Xbox 360. Simply click the green + button under the menu items and click “Add File” and then browse. Find the file you want and add. Alternatively you can add a folder which contains multiple files i.e. Add your "my Video" folder (or whichever folder your videos are stored in). Each time you add a file to that folder, be sure to hit the little "refresh" button in Tversity to update your library.

Now that you have Tversity running on your computer its time to set up your Xbox 360. Make your way to the Media section and click videos. Press "x" and you should be able to see all the different sources where you can select your videos from, choose "TVersity on Users-PC" (note, if you cant see it, try restarting Tversity from the settings tab on Tversity).

Once chosen you will now be able to access your videos on your computer from your Xbox. Select "my video" and then "all Video" and Wa-la, you can select which video you want to watch :)

Tversity will also allow you to add music, photos and video URLs from the net to watch on your Xbox. In fact Tverisy isn't only restring to working on the Xbox, you can use it on the PS3, Ipod Videos, PSP, Nokia Internet Tablets, Wii and many other devices.

If you get in to any problems check out the Tverisy website and be sure to keep up with the latest editions to ensure that you get the most out of the system. Any problems, just leave me a comment and I will be happy to assist.

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Thursday, 24 January 2008

Annoying Hoax E-mails

One thing that really annoys me is when I receive hoax e-mails warning me that if I receive an e-mail called "whatever" that I shouldn't open the attachment it comes with as it will make my computer blow up or something.

I appreciate the warning, but 99% of these e-mails are a load of crap. As are the kind of stupid e-mails about poor little Timmy who is dieing and that if we forward the e-mail on to a million people then Microsoft or ______ (insert large corporate name here) are going to pay for his treatment!

So I urge people, if you receive one of these hoax e-mails, before forwarding it on to everyone in your contact list and causing mass panic, please just check to see if the e-mail is authentic.

Just by Googleing the subject of the e-mail you will get half a dozen websites telling you whether its fake or not.

A good website to use is Hoax-Slayer. They have a complete list of all junk e-mails that are being sent around and tell you if they are real or not.

If there not real, then reply back to the person who sent you the e-mail and copy all the people they sent it to and tell them that the e-mail is a hoax and ask them to stop wasting your time and tell them to check before they send it. If everyone follows my advise then in a few years no one will be forwarding these rubbish e-mails.

note: Maybe I should start my own chain e-mail and send this advise to everyone. That way this could be the only chain e-mail in existence and will do everyone a favour ;)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Watch Football free online

Ok, A pretty neat thing you can do with the power of the Internet is to watch live sports games on your computer which are not available to watch on TV in your Country. i.e. 3pm Saturday Premiership football games.

Due to legal reasons these games can not be screened on TV in the UK. However they are televised across the globe and streamed to the Internet for all of us to watch.

There are several P2P programs out there that allow you to view these channels on your computer. Such players are Sopcast, TVU and TV ants and many more. Personally I find Sopcast more reliable as the connections are more stable and the interface is more user friendly.

(Optional: So to start off, download Firefox (here) and start using this as your web browser)

Now download any one of these players (you may wish to download 2 or 3 of these as 1 player may not have the channel showing the game - however, Sopcast do tend to have more live channels than the others):

Sopcast - Download here
TVU - Download here
TV ants - Download here
PPlive - Download here
PPmate - Download here

So, once you have downloaded Sopcast (or any other player), log in and you will be able to see a list of channels that are currently on air. These channels range from sports channels to Movie channels and come from all across the world.

An awesome website to visit is MyP2P . This website should help answer any problems you come across when trying to watch TV via your P2P Program. If you click on the live sports tab up the top of the page (or here) you will see a list of games that are due to be played in the next couple of days.

Find the game you want to watch and click the little tv link on the right hand side.

Now scroll down the page and you will see a list of channels where the game is being played and what software to use (Sopcast, TVants etc). Click the play button and you will get a prompt display, click on launch application and your player will launch, if not already open.

note: Sopcast doesn't tend to display the chosen channel when you click launch application, so in Sopcast type in the address bar the link that the prompt field displays. eg, sop://

Wait a couple of minutes for it to download and wa-hay, your now watching the big match.

If watching on your computer monitor doesn't cut it, you can stream it to your Xbox 360 (and possibly other devices), to enable you to watch on the big screen (I'll tell you how that can be set up in a follow up post).

useful Tip;

Don't use Torrent or download programs when watching. P2P depends on Upload and Download speed of all users watching. Shut down all processes that uses your Internet speed. This will allow you to watch the match fast enough. Your upload is needed to get it running fine for other people. So follow these steps and you and other people are able to enjoy it without any problems.

What else is there?

Alternativly to using MYP2P to find the game, check out LiveFooty. This website also lists all the top games and allows you to watch within your web browser (only Internet Explorer). You must ensure that you have the Sopcast or TVants web players downloaded (these should be included when you download the programs, as linked above).


Unfortunately its not all hunky dory, the picture quality isn't always great and at times the channels wont buffer straight away and can take a while to get working, if it works at all. But hey, when it does work, you are watching free football (or other sports) that you aren't usually able to watch.

So if you are planning on watching a match, give yourself 10-15 minutes to get the player up and running and enough time for the channel to buffer.

Also, as these channels are streamed from across the globe your match may have
foreign commentary. Although this is pretty funny, it soon gets on your nerves. If that's the case just check to see if the commentary is somewhere else online (BBC radio).

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Torrent Downloading for n00bs

Right, so I've been asked by a friend to provide a guide on how to Download movies from the net. Its very simple, and not to different from downloading MP3's from a P2P client. Instead of a P2P programme, you are required to use a Torrent Client to download the files.

There a loads of these around, a simple Google search will give you plenty of options to choose from. Personally I use a programme called Utorrent. To download this click here.

In the top right corner there is a search field. Unlike a P2P client, this search will open up a Web Page. There are plenty of sites to use to find torrents. Utorrent defaults to Mininova. Mininova is a website where you can find thousands of files to download. Including movies, TV shows, Computer software etc.

Simple type in what you are looking for, for example; SpiderMan 3. Click the search button and mininova will open up and display your search results, like this

Choose which file you wish to download ans click on it. Then click on "download this torrent".

This will now prompt Utorrent and ask you to confirm the download. Click ok.

And that's it, Utorrent will now download your movie. Depending on your broadband speed, the movie she be downloaded within the hour.

Before you can play the file on your computer you need to install some codecs to allow the file to run. These can be found here. Just fully install the codecs and they will automatically run in the background of your computer when you are watching a film.


  • Download files with plenty of Seeds. The more Seeds the better
  • Get used to file names. i.e. if searching for season 2 episode 4 of heroes, type Heroes s02e04
  • Check comments before downloading. This will save you downloading a film with poor quality
  • Use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, its safer and faster

If all this sounds a little to complicated, then I highly recommend this site.

Here you are able to download loads and loads of movies and tv programmes straight onto your computer, very simply.

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Blog help

As already stated im pretty new to this blogging thing and what not. So i've been trying to read up on it.

So here is a list of sites that i have found pretty useful while trying to do my blog up:

I'm sure there are load more helpful sights out there, but these are the sights I have been using for helpful tips as im going along.

I've also used sitemeter to help me keep track of how many visits i get to my blog. This is a useful tool and allows you to customize it in different ways. i.e. stop the counter counting you as a visiter.

Obviously im still learning and will probably come across plenty more helpful sites and will post them on here.

Monday, 21 January 2008

I've Found Fame...

Well not quite. Im not famous and you wont be seeing me in the Big Brother house anytime soon.

But i've stumbled upon a fantastically talented guy, Frank Bell. During one of my regular late night searches of Youtube I come across a song called "the penguin". Check it out:

Be sure to check out the rest of this guys videos. There is a wicked Justin Timberlake cover on there. This guy is sure to be huge.

Cheap HD-DVD player

Hi just quick post.

For those that know me, know that I am a bit of a movie and computer geek. I love playing on my Xbox and watching movies in HD.

For those in the UK, I have just seen that Amazon are now selling there cheapest HD player at £119.00 and this includes 7 FREE HD-DVD's.
For those who haven't upgraded there DVD collections because they are waiting to see the "HD war" end, this is a great reason to side with HD-DVD.

And for those with a vast collection of DVD's this player will upscale your collections superbly to near HD quality.

Ok, Ok, so Blu Ray may have won the exclusive Warner Brothers contract, but the War isn't over yet. HD-DVD is by far the cheapest option and many will argue that it is a lot better value for money. All players are future proof and are ready to be upgraded if required (via Firmware downloads), something that the early Blu- Ray players are not.

HD-DVD provide plenty of extra features that Blu-Ray are now playing catch up to i.e. PIP (picture in Picture).

With the cheapest Blu-Ray player costing twice as much, the HD-EP30 is a fantastic buy.

I have this player and cant praise it enough.

Even if Blu-Ray do win, it wont be for a while and by then Digital Disruption will be the norm. So getting this player is still a great investment.

Take the leap, you wont regret it ;)

Make Millions online...

… okay, it may not be a way to make millions, but it’s a good way to make a pretty penny online and requires no additional effort.

This post is just a simple walk through on something that I have been doing for the last year, and with great success.

Every week, most of us will purchase something online. Its a lot simpler than going to the shops and queuing up and there is also more options online. Last year I found a very easy to use cash back website called Quidco. This website is great and very user friendly and add free. Simple sign up, look up a merchant and go to there website using the link provided. If you buy something, they will pay Quidco commission (because they have provided a customer), and Quidco will in turn pass 100% commission on to you.
There are 100's of Merchants listed and you will be sure to find a shop selling what you are after.
What's the catch? There isn't any.

When ever you buy something online someone has made money out of your purchase. Now its time for you to get some of that money back. All Quidco ask for is £5 a year subscription fee. In the last year I have earned over £400 cash back, by simple doing what I usually do, buying things online.

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Hi my name is Chris and twenty-something your guy living and working in the city of London. I live a pretty normal routine life. I've picked up a few things in my recent years, and now its time to share.

There are a couple of reason for me to start this Blog, firstly is to share my views on things and to share things that I have found to be useful. I will be providing some uber cool posts that may be beneficial to people and may not be. Posts will include saving money from shopping online, watching live sports games on the Net for free, downloading and streaming digital content and many more.

Secondly, I wish to share things that I come across that I think are cool and hope other people will think its cool to. Even if its just one extra person who finds out about something through reading my Blog then I will be happy.

Now to be honest, I have no experience what so ever in writing a Blog or having a Website, but once I get something in my head I research it to the max. So in time this site will start looking better and perhaps have a few flashing lights on it, who knows… skies the limit.

Thanks for reading and be sure to press Ctrl + D now!!!

Cheers, Chris