A website. With stuff on it.
April 8th, 2015 at 9:19 am
Posted By: Jay
Posted in: Site News

Just to say, this site may very well close soon. I really can’t be arsed to maintain it. The only reason it still exists is because I still get an extraordinary amount of traffic to the article ‘Using the ION iED05 USB Drum Kit with MIDI capable software’. Who knew so many people bought cheapo drumkits and then found themselves wanting MIDI?

So yeah. Closing. Soon. Probably. Fair warning. Given.

Bye.

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September 18th, 2011 at 11:55 am
Posted By: Jay
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Just to say, I’ve closed comments on all posts and pages due to scum sucking, mother fucking spammers. Sure, I have spam plugins and blockers, and I regularly block ban offenders, but I really can’t be fucked to go through the 7000 odd pending comments a week that still get in pending comments to find out which are genuine and which are not, so the upshot is I just bulk delete all pending comments anyway! Therefore, may as well close ‘em. Sorry to anyone who actually did want to make a genuine comment. Blame the cunts who think it’s a good idea to try and  advertise viagra on a page about midi drum kits. All comments have ALWAYS been moderated manually anyway, so it’s not like they’d have ever been published.

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September 12th, 2008 at 11:44 am
Posted By: Jay
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So following a four day email ping pong match with EA’s support chimps, they have closed my case as resolved by telling me to stop running the game on two video cards, stop running it on two cores, and stop running it on my sound hardware, and if I get any problems, get back to them…

Firstly, none of this actually helps, since my initial description was that I cannot save any games or start and save any new games because the single file that links ALL your game saves is corrupt, and they have done absolutely nothing to resolve that.

Secondly, how pathetic is it that I have to disable half the hardware on my pc to run it? I know they started coding it like 6 years ago, but does it only work on six year old pc’s or something?

In fact, apart from SLi, under which it flat refused to run, I ran the game fine for around 70 hours on dual cores with hardware accelerated sound, which really just adds up to EA not knowing what the fuck they’re talking about.

I’m off to download the cracked, DRM free version of Spore now so I can install it without fear of losing an activation trying to get the game working in the first place.  Kinda wish I’d done this as a road test before buying it and saved myself the money in finding out what a flakey pile of crap it is.




November 19th, 2007 at 5:17 pm
Posted By: Jay
Posted in: Site News

*points to new link in sidebar*

I’m trying to embark on a career as a freelance web designer and graphic designer, putting to good use what I’ve learned over the years in my professional career but seem to be having no end of trouble getting a full time job at.

I know why this is the case, and unfortunately it really doesn’t do me any favours at all. You see, for the last 6 or 7 years, all the work I’ve done professionally has been safely locked away from the public behind the secure servers of the London Insurance Market. I literally have nothing to show for it. Heck, I wouldn’t even be allowed to show you most of it if I could!

So trying to convince a potential employer that I can do the job without evidence to back me up is falling somewhat flat… and it’s the same with freelancing; despite there being a number of freelance sites out there that I could potentially get work from, they all seem to be geared up towards established freelancers with a nice, full portfolio behind them.

All I can do is point people to my art work here on this website. Or even my personal photo galleries, which hopefully at least show that I’m a creative person with a good eye for detail and composition.

I have a few other (sadly personal and unpaid) websites in the works, but it’s early days yet and they’re only just taking shape. Besides which, for now, anything that isn’t going to make me money so I can buy food is low on my list of priorities (do I sound desperate? and if so, does it help?! :p).

I’d love to launch a nice, professional web site of my own to offer these services from instead of using a page on my blog, but no matter how good it is, the first thing anyone is going to ask is ‘where is your portfolio?’!

So what I really need to do is build up a portfolio of work that I can use to actually launch my freelance career in the first place!

So basically, what I’m offering is that if you take a chance on me for your web or graphics design needs, not only will you receive a quality product for extremely low cost while I’m trying to build my business, but I won’t charge you a penny until you’re 100% satisfied with the final product. After all, I want to build a portfolio of happy customers for whom I’ve done work I can show off!

If you’re interested, please contact me using this form with some details of your needs, and I’ll get right back to you.

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October 29th, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Posted By: Jay
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Since I mentioned resurrrecting some of the stuff I had here before, I’ve had a couple of comments about the particleIllusion fan site I used to run. So I’ve put it back up! Please bear in mind this is an as yet unaltered upload of the original site from many moons ago. So not only does it look outdated, a number of the links and stuff are outdated too. The free emitter libraries etc are all intact though, so have fun!

I’ll set about updating it as I get time.

Linkie: particleIllusion Site 

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October 29th, 2007 at 5:07 pm
Posted By: Jay
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I’ve finally got round to republishing a random selection of my artworks spanning the last 10 years or so. More as I find them… which is no mean feat, since they span at least 4 PC’s, most of which are not in operational order, and a bunch of randomly scattered and usually unmarked archive CD’s. And yes, you’re right, I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take better care of archiving my stuff. Problem is, when I get a spanking new computer, the last thing I want to do is fill it up with ‘old’ stuff. So I tend to pretty much start anew.

Still, there’s some more recent stuff there too – specifically the flurry of renderings I did when I got Vue 6.

Linkie: My Artwork! 

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September 20th, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Posted By: Jay
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Since restarting the site, all of a week or so ago, I hooked it up to Google Webmaster Tools and had a look at the stats. I was quite surprised to see a number of 404’s related to people trying to visit the very ancient and long dead Sim*Stars site that I used to run, which featured celebrity Sims created by me and a few tutorials on skinning.

Personally, I stopped playing The Sims many years ago (I moved onto Second Life in 2003!), and originally the reason I shut the site down was that I was annoyed. I was annoyed that people were republishing my work without credit. I was annoyed that people would leech my downloads in a frame or hidden link, taking great care to make it look like it was their own content. I was annoyed with people passing off my work as their work, actually going as far as to say ‘I made this!’. I was annoyed with people selling CD’s of my Sims on Ebay. I was generally annoyed at giving up my own time and effort providing something for free and getting, well, sh!t on for it.

But now I don’t much care, and I’m far more sceptical these days – I recognise there will always be people out there who are just out for themselves, trying to get recognition and/or money for other people’s efforts; I see evidence of it all the time, all over the web. Indeed, I still see my skins in various places, largely without credit or passed off as someone elses… so they’re pretty much in the public domain anyway, but it seems people are definitely still coming in their numbers to find the original site.

That said, I also recognise that there are many more people who are basically decent, and punishing the majority for the actions of a minority is something best left to Governments and lawmakers.

So, like, is there still a demand for these things? If I can find it all, should I bother to put Sim*Stars back up? If I do, it will be purely archives – I don’t envisage creating any new content.

If you have an opinion, leave a comment!




September 17th, 2007 at 5:38 am
Posted By: Jay
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Yes, I have some content! w00! Mainly because it was really quick and easy to add, and is my most recent useless contribution to the world (read: the two other people for whom the article is relavent).

So what is it? Well, it’s instructions on how I managed to make the non-MIDI capable but otherwise rather excellent value for money ION iED05 USB Digital Drum Kit work with all kinds of MIDI software… for free! So, yes, as I said, this probably doesn’t apply to a whole lot of people, to be honest, but for those that are seeking to do the same, well, here it is!

Using the ION iED05 USB Drum Kit with MIDI capable software




September 17th, 2007 at 4:46 am
Posted By: Jay
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It’s been a fair while since wibwobweb.com had any content, and to be honest, there isn’t a whole lot even now, but something is more than nothing!

Basically, I dumped my hosting company some time ago and just never bothered to resurrect the site – partly due to time constraints, partly due to lack of interest. It’s never really been anything more than a personal dumping ground for my various stuffs, such as artwork, music, experimentation with AI and the like.

Eventually, I hope to put back some of the more useful and fun stuff I had here before, like the particleIllusion site featuring tips and free emitter libraries. Like the wibwobwebbot. Like my tips articles on obscure stuff you didn’t know you wanted to try. And of course I’ll repost my various artworks, which now include quite a number of new renderings since anything was last here.

I’ve also moved on to new interests, so I guess some of the content will reflect those when I get round to it. That might be quite soon… time isn’t really an issue these days since I’m currently unemployed :/