Wednesday, 30 November 2011

im on strike today plus good news




I am a student and part of the ucu union that represnts teachers and people around the uk that want a better future,

Now im not normally in uni today but if i was i still would not be there because the staff are on strike and the uni is shut on health and safety grounds due to lack of staff and emergency services, so i have a full day to blog and play games and get stuff sorted out for the stuff that is going to happen over the next few weeks i thought i would share with you a part of a projectr i am working on and see what people think...





we have to create some underwater deep show, in a theatre at uni so i have wrota a narative and built some model fish but the biggest thing for the director presentation in a few weeks time is going to be a giant angler fish that comes out of a cave, i hasve built this model that has working action and a working mouth so its like a puppet if we win this pitch to the director this thing is going to be 7ft long and 4ft wide so its going to be fun making the bigger model...

thank you to simon for operating the fish while i held the camera


thanks for reading...

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tower of work, oh no

So its essay time and I have about 4 to complete,  I have started most of them and they seem ok at the moment, so my blog is not at the front of my mind or the top of the work pile so if a few posts go missing don't worry its only a few weeks

So feel free to read some of my past posts and leave a few comments...

Thanks for reading...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

The writers block plus a big brick wall & a few trees in the way

As I write this I have no idea of which direction this blog post could take, I have had too much to deal with at the moment and my blog has become a place of ranting madness and I have 10+ rants on here as drafts that may never be published, I have had so much to do and so much coming up that I don't have any time to just sit and blog about what I want to say, this post is just 1 of them times where I try to destress and re-balance my life so I can work properly and focus on the tasks in hand, I have made a few videos and made a few blog entrust to cover this week, so I have a few tasks in hand...

The problem I face is getting a few 1000 word essays out the way ready for deadlines that are rapidly approaching, I shall be sorting these out over the next few days and getting them done so I can relax,

So sorry to anyone that feels this blog is getting rubbish at the moment but I am finding it difficult to get everything done...

It would help if everyone would leave a few comments on what they think of my blog posts past and present and just to give abit of support at the moment...

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Insert random words here

So I was thinking about my blog and everything that has happened since I started it and the main thing that I can say is the freedom and the feeling of release when you write a post, I said I would blog each day but every few days I take a day to write a few posts and make new content for the blog which is why I don't post a blog entry that day or it is normally a bit late.

My view about blogging changes from day to day and I feel I could never just write about 1 thing or 1 theme, so my blog is an open book with something for everyone and it is produced by myself with a lot of thought and care, I don't care about viewing figures and money, I blog because I enjoy it and so people can read it...

A blog is like life it evolves and shapes itself into many things as time goes on and the reader goes on a journey through the changes and sees changing moods and attitudes to the things around them...

This post is just my thoughts as I sit in the car as I am traveling and I have meant to write something like this so the readers can understand the behind the scenes of my blog...

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 24 November 2011

YouTube friends, minecraft stuff and life...

So I guess that many of you have read my blog before, or maybe this is your first time here, anyway you look at it you are reading these posts so thank you...

Recently a great friend of mine started making minecraft videos and the content is great, I know some of my readers are minecraft players and you should all check the videos out...
Search nickashley games,
The content is great and well worth the watch...

I hope to release a small video soon so please be patient as I am very busy at the present time, the video is going to be minecraft related and I will give a tour of the server hopefully...

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

minecraft on the brain + advice

I play minecraft at least 3 times a week and use a server with a few mates now and again, the world of minecraft is vast and the content is great fun at the end of a busy day.
A few days ago i came away from uni a bit stressed and felt annoyed so went on modern warfare 3 and then felt frustrated by that game so went on the minecraft server and built a tower on the server, after building with no real plan i made this tower that can be seen from miles around...

After doing this i felt calmer and more relaxed and felt better about the incidents that had amounted to get me stressed in the first place

But i have some advice for any minecraft player that wants a really cool texture pack its called
Ovo's Rustic v1.7zip 

The textures are so nice and clean and the feel of the game is greatly improved by the homely feel of things..

so if you want a great texture pack find it at the forums and get it because it is great

thanks for reading

Monday, 21 November 2011

Minecraft update part 4

 sorry there wasn't a blog post yesterday i was busy reviewing some xbox games...

So we come to the end of my minecraft themed blog posts for now I am messing around with some stuff at the moment so I plan to produce a blog post about the items that are new...
One more point about the new update is the better music included in game which is great to listen to and relax as you build...
Also the potions potions are great and the combinations are a little confusing but interesting
the enchantment table is just cool as the book follows you and the graphic represnation of items is alot better

I have started recording some minecraft videos that I plan to post to YouTube soon so keep looking for update news on my blog...

The first video has a bit of back story so it is taking some time to sort out...
Thanks for reading

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Minecraft update part 3

Welcome to part 3, this is a small update about a few bugs I have found the cauldron for mixing potions is broken, the clouds freeze up now and again and the new items seem laggy when you try to use them,


the hardcore mode is great the trill of running away from the mobs have made the game so much better, the creative mode seems better and the smoothness of building has improved from past versions

tune in tomorrow for another minecraft update

thanks for reading

Minecraft update part 2

Welcome back to my minecraft theme blog posts hope you enjoyed part 1...
Where to start, well there seems to be continuation of potions and a lot of new combination of things for potions, plus the enchantment table and new things like end sand and stuff from the end, oh be aware the mobs seem a bit more hostile now so watch yourselves... And they jump quite well now so my advice is think building defence,
The feel of control is better and the experience bar is there on screen in hardcore mode and survival but not in creative to clear up any confusion caused with my last post...
I plan to experiment with the new stuff and put a short guide on here, if you would like this idea comment below...

thanks for reading

Friday, 18 November 2011

Minecraft update part 1

Goodbye bata 1.8.1 and hello to 1.0.0
The game update came out at 11ish last night and it is great, the texture packs are abit buggy, but the game is finally here in all its block building glory, the game has added hardcore mode in single player and the experience bar has gone to be replaced by numbers...
There is so much to talk about that I don't know where to start with it all. The game is smoother and everything seems to work, no information yet as I write this to what is in the new version but if its anything like 1.9 the content will be quite large so watch this blog over the next few days for more information...
Look out for part 2 tomorrow...
Thanks for reading

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The list of pending jobs is growing

I am currently working on several projects that are all very time consuming but the end products will be epic, the biggest job so far is designing and building a giant angler fish for a show next year, the design has been re-drawn 12 or so times and a mini model is currently being built but the bigger larger then life one is going to be a challenge...
The life of a theatre technician is complex and the jobs can differ from day to day...
I have decided to post a few pictures soon so be sure to keep looking out for them and visiting my blog.
also I am starting a minecraft series on youtube soon, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my YouTube channel and tell your friends too and let's get a new worldwide community started in a small corner of the internet...
also I plan to run a server on minecraft soon so if you are interested in shaping the future of the server and playing a good game of minecraft leave a comment on the YouTube page
So we can get a rough number of people that are interested...
Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A great day out

What a great day out I have had and all the time in the day has been spent in a productive atmosphere but I am so tired, I need to sleep, brain please turn off and let me sleep I need to rest...
This was my thoughts last night and I feel tired this morning

I have had such a busy day I did not get time to post this morning so I have done it now

Be sure to read tomorrows post

Thanks for reading

On the road again

I find myself sat in the back of a car going to York, for a few reasons:
1 pick up a family member
2 get some photography for a project
3 just for fun...

So todays post is about travel and reasons why, still trying to get tuesdays post to repost,

Also in other news I am running 4 blogs at the moment and I can clearly say it is now hard work getting everything to work and post on time...

So just a few updates for you all about my blogs

Thanks for reading

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Blog post inspired by my blog

I blog because I enjoy blogging, I earn money from the blog so I can make the blog better, I hate the advertisements around the screens on most websites and find that pay  per view is better...

i blog about everything because i think you should never limit yourself to just a few things when writing creatively and blogging is a freedom of speech that means anyone can say what they think...

so a quick not my blog post from yesterday seems to have dissapered and it wont show up i hope to repost it sometime tomorrow and then you can read it again...


thanks for reading

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Evolution

Person 1: The blog has evolved, what shall we do?
Person 2: I don't know it has become something more than I could have imagined, we can not contain it
Person 3: we should spread the word and get other people reading it, we should add the links to digg, Twitter & facebook, everybody should know about it...
Person 1: what lies in the future for this blog what will happen?
Person 2: who knows, but one thing is for sure...
Person 1: what's that?
Person 2: its up to everybody in the world to spread the word...

So if you read this blog daily or if you have only just read this post, tell you friends, family and everyone you know to visit the blog read the old posts and keep up to date with the latest posts and follow the kvlog101 blog...

Thanks for reading...

Friday, 11 November 2011

writers block and a blog post about nothing

i am working on so many projects that my brain is not working and i know my blog posts have got a bit rubbish at the moment so i have set aside a day or two to get my blog back to the same way it was a few months ago, i have found since blogging that you go through phases were the blog changes and twist and turns appear and can bee really good or can be a bad move for the blog...

my blog is like a walk through the countryside, twists and turns, the odd pub or two, the shortcuts and the moments yo misplace the map
i need to find my way back on to the path and stop running around in the field so i plan to transfer some more of my public transport tales from my notebooks and start a project on youtube so keep looking out for that...

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

YouTube update

I have not made any videos recently for a few reasons, but I should make atleast one this month, maybe minecraft related or something to do with art...

Maybe make a video about blogging, or build something I don't know at the moment so once I get an idea i will do something,

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

So...

Yesterday, today, not tomorrow but definitely the next day and maybe the weekend...
I don't know anymore, uni work is starting to pile up and I have some presentations in the next few weeks, plus only 6 or 7 weeks left until a break for christmas, but let's look at the positives in this all my 4 packs of Italian cookies and 7 boxes of coffee chocolates have arrived in the post today so I'm happy now... Plus my books have arrived and mw3 has arrived to day so hopefully get a few free hours tomorrow afternoon...
Also the internet should work soon

Thanks for reading...

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Public transport tales London edition

While staying with family in chipstead near London I traveled in to London on the overground and then on the underground and here are a few observations and tales...

1 Everybody looks after number one.
2 If you get a seat, congratulations...
3 do not read over the next persons shoulder...
4 watch your pockets...

The tale
I was stood on the underground platform waiting for a train when a group of tourists from Italy are stood trying to decode the map they had and try to get any help they could find, (I have only learnt basic Italian for my trip to Rome so I could understand about 20% of what they were saying) they approached me and asked were they were on the map which I gladly showed them and then they wanted help getting there cases on the train so I helped with that, but while I was helping them all of the other people around seemed to frown upon offering help, even a group of Americans started making fun of these girls,

so being the way I an I responded back to these Americans saying<br>
'how would you like it to be left to cope on your own learn to respect people'
with this one of them started to get very angry and start shouting at me.

An announcement came across the platform about luggage and bags security and with this one American piped up 'as if anyone would put a bomb on one of these trains' the people I was with had heard this and so did 3 transport police that then led the person away a few minutes later he came back and seemed much more quiet...

So respect other people and be careful of what you say, you never know who is watching and listening...
Thanks for reading...
More tales to come...

Virgin media problems

I have had problems recently that are starting to get annoying and I am possibly even looking at switching providers,
we upgraded our virgin media connection a few months ago and we have had connection problems since.
when the new shiny "super hub" arrived we were promised perfect wireless throughout the house and it would be more secure than any other signal.

virgin media lied, the wireless would not even work in the same room and the netbook was sat 1metre away from it, so I had to plug the old router back in to get wireless, once it was working I decided to get a friend to hack in to the wireless to check how secure it real was and it only took 5 minutes and he had got in to the system, very secure I think not...

For the past few weeks I have had so many problems with the company and there connection I just can't be bothered anymore...

The service from virgin media is just a joke you can't get a connection 9 times out of 10 and when you can get a connection it dips out and you end up having to reset the hub to get any connection at all...

My advice to anybody is to not go with virgin media for internet connection as you will have problems all the time...
thanks for reading...

Friday, 4 November 2011

Blogging addiction

Since starting this blog I have found blogging about everything I see is a great release, I can think more clearly and it is a easy past time as you can blog when you want, wherever you are and write about what I want to write about, the freedom of blogging means that everybody could do it, it is just up to you if anybody wants to do it...

Thanks for reading tune in tomorrow for a special blog entry...

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Priority planning

So as many of you might not know I have a gamer blog that I use every now and again, but I am going to be launching a set of reviews over the next few months for some of the big games that are due to enter the charts so here's a heads up warning so you can prepare and be ready to read the most up to date reviews...

Back to the matter in hand, priority planning is key in everybody's life and I have a lot of stuff to sort out and get ready for in the next few weeks, the jobs I am talking about are small things but in planning these things I have to get everything just right or I could find myself in a tight spot with money and time, this blog post is just a small update that will hopefully keep you all wondering what will be happening and keep you logging on to read these posts...

Thank you for reading

That Point in your life

After just celebrating my 21st birthday, studying at hull for a BA Hons course, living in a nice house, having the support of my family, working when I want to work, ect...
All the above got me thinking about my life and I realised i am happy with the balance of everything in my life at this point, I am thankful of my life and everything up to this point and I could see this mood continuing into the future because it is only me that can make my life what it is and what I can be...

I have a question for all my readers, are you happy with your life and if not how do you plan on changing it...

Thanks for reading...