Reasons why I might block people on Social Media

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Because I was asked about these reasons, I thought I might make a post about this very thing. Because, seriously, if I block someone from accessing my account on any social media network, it’s always for a reason.

Here they are, in a nice list:

  • If you’re a dick to me or the people who I care about (especially when they’re going through an emotional upheaval)
    • Examples may include;
      • Showing a lack of respect towards
      • Talking behind the back of myself or those I care about (and I find out)
      • Rudeness
      • Group related conspiracies
  • If you perform criminal acts on those I care about
    • Examples may include;
      • Stealing from
      • Phishing
      • Hacking
      • Assault (Normal, or sexual)
  • Spamming my feed with comments or services that aren’t relevant to the topic.
    • Examples may include;
      • Those cialis and viagra ads
      • Fake job ads
      • Nigerian/other country prince scams
      • MMO Gold sellers

List may be updated later.

– NW

Random thoughts and musings

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It’s been a LONG time since my last, actual serious random thought post, but tonight, seeing as I can’t sleep, I thought that I might put down some of the stuff that’s been going through there.

My 2014 was a mixed bag, of both fun and bad times, I got severely reduced hours at work, and I’ve been getting some rather unusual digestive issues. Since then I’ve been trying my hardest to get a new job, but there doesn’t seem to be many genuine companies doing the hiring, and those that are have unrealistically high expectations…

I shouldn’t let myself get discouraged, but that is the sad truth of it all.

Some time this year, I want to do an Events certificate, probably a Cert III, followed by a cert IV, at a TAFE, probably Central, and then the diploma in events management. I WILL do it. I don’t need it, but it’s just to help me better help run certain events…

In other news, I am engaged to the love of my life, who keeps me happy :) <3

–┬áNW

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Dingo reviews #2: The Sims 4 (Base game)

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Here’s my Sims 4 review (finally) yes, the review layout is pinched from one of my very early blog posts :P

Audio: The music in this game is a little repetitive if you’ve been playing for a fair while. But there are some really nice music tracks in the current selection, with hopefully more added in in later expansion packs. At the time of writing, the reviewer didn’t check if there was the ability to add custom music.
total: 6.5 (Good)
Graphics: Graphics are a substantial improvement over Sims 3, and supports pretty high resolutions, doesn’t look blurry.

Supports a good range of graphics cards, unlike Sims 3.

total: 8.5 (Very Good)
Gameplay: Like the other entries in the series, The gameplay in Sims 4 is that of a Life Simulator and is pretty free form in what you can do, there is no “end goal” and you can play however long or little you like.

As of the writing of this review, Sims 4 features far too many loading screens than is sane (this reviewer still states that NO PC game should have a loading screen of any kind)

There are also too many things missing between Sims 3 and this entry in the series, some of which were cut due to design decisions.

total: 5 (Average)
Value: Like the other games in the series, Assuming that one has an endless amount of cash to splurge, it can be a game with lots of content, there are user made free creations though, and as with any game that supports any degree of modding there’s always the advantages that come with that (like fixing bugs, removing undesired things, etc)

Note that at this time Sims 4 has very little content, much less than the previous sims games and as suck it is rated much lower than the previous.

total: 5 (Average)
OVERALL RATING: 6.25 (Above Average)
Difficulty: Pretty Easy to Just right
Learning Curve: 3 or more hours
Play Time: 30 hours total

– Nightwolf

Dingo reviews #1: The Sims 3 (Base game)

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Here’s my review of The Sims 3, Somewhat late, but better late then never.

Audio: The music in this game contains some really nice music tracks in the base selection, along with some decent sound effects. Better ones were added in in later expansion packs, and the ability to add in custom music was pretty neat.
total: 7.5 (Good)
Graphics:  
total: 8.5 (Very Good)
Gameplay:

The Gameplay in the sims series is that of a Life Simulator and is pretty free form in what you can do, there is no "end goal" and you can play however long or little you like.

In saying that, its quite addictive and once started, could leave someone playing through the night if they are not careful, and have enough store or expansion content to keep it fresh.

total: 6.5 (Average)
Value: Assuming one has an endless amount of cash to splurge, it can be a game with lots of content, there are user made free creations though, and as with any game that supports modding there’s always the advantages that come with that (like fixing bugs, removing undesired things, etc)
total: 6.5 (Average)
OVERALL RATING: 6.25 (Above Average)
Difficulty: Pretty Easy to Just right
Learning Curve: 3 or more hours
Play Time: 200 hours total

– Nightwolf

My Doctor Who episode ratings (Season 8)

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Welcome to my ratings post for Doctor Who Season 8 (2014) Information will be updated as the season continues.

Aired:

  • Deep Breath* (7/10)
  • Into the Dalek (8/10)
  • Robot of Sherwood (7/10)
  • Listen (8/10)
  • Time Heist (8/10)
  • The Caretaker (7.5/10)
  • Kill the Moon (8/10)
  • Mummy on the Orient Express (9/10)

To come:

  • Flatline
  • In the Forest of the Night
  • Dark Water
  • Death in Heaven
  • 2014 Christmas Special

Note:

* I saw both the cinema and TV releases, the rating here is for the TV release, the cinema gets a 8.

Random bucket list update

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I just added the following things to my bucket list:
* Travel to Rottnest Island on a swan boat.
* Travel to Japan
* Travel to Germany
* Travel to Bali
* Go skydiving
* Travel into space.

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