Monday, 28 November 2011

First game victories!

On CSM I played my first official league match, my Counter-Terrorist tactics sucked however my Terrorist tactics allowed me to pull it back for a win. It's safe to say my new lad '½ pint' kicked serious ass; 46 kills, 29 head-shots...thankyouverymuch.

I was that happy I recorded the second half, if you feel like a browse. Ignore the shoddy soundtrack that cuts out towards the end, damn software.

Onwards and upwards :)

3 Days to Mo' - Last call for donations.

Good afternoon,

Sitting in my "Creative Computing" lecture right now but it would appear I have already completed the work set (in record time might I add) so thought I would do my rounds, check twitter, check facebook, check my Movember page to see any recent activity.

I was happy to see that overnight a friend of mine, and GB rower, Alex Gregory had been kind enough to donate £15 to the excellent cause, I mean this guy is a legend, a world class gold medallist rower, a family man and to top it all he has his own Wikipedia page.

This kind-heartedness makes my total so far £73, which is great. It's not always about the money, raising awareness to the masses about mens' health is the important part, getting the word out there, encouraging men to get health checks, spreading information about what is what and how things work, and mostly letting us gents know that we do have plenty of support out there.

That being said I would still like to hit the £100 mark with donations, it's more of a personal goal than anything, I wont lose sleep over it if it doesn't happen but I sure would feel good about myself if I could nail it.

Here are a few snaps of my progress throughout the month,

Here's a picture from last year when I was being a lazy hobo and didn't shave my beard either, I thought I would include it purely because it's 'boss'. It wasn't even November.

A huge THANK-YOU to those who have donated so far, you rock!

Alex Gregory 
Mike Beck 
Nana & Grandad Gooding
Siobhan Kinsella
Jo Coles
Sam Freed
Sophie Laing
Julie Frasz

If anyone still wishes to donate, or share my link, please do!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

CSM - A Fresh Start.

Today I was looking for something to do and I remembered an old game I played maybe 2-3 years ago called CSM, Counter-Strike Manager.

It's a fun little online game where you take control of a CS clan, you train them, give them team tactics, hire staff, training facilities, buy them new tech to play on, there's a selection of things you can do to try and benefit your team in some way but you better be sure to keep finances in check or ittl all go Pete Tong and you'll have to start again from the bottom with a new clan.

I re-signed up to the site today at and was lumbered with a league 4.7 team, my team were 12th in the league with shocking stats so far,

There are 50 days in each season, every week day you play a league game, sadly I joined up at a bad time in the league, day 35 of 50 however with some decent strategy and a bit of work I aim to finish middle of the table, edging towards top 5.

I had a lot of hard work ahead of me, I sold two of the young chaps on my team and picked up one older guy who will last me at least one season to bring in some wins and extra cash for the clan.

The current team I have is as follows, (until I get my new guy tonight) :

As you can see not the most skilled team, however they are young and I am only league 4.7 so it's as good as I would get at this level, it at least gives me something to work with.

I snatched up a bargain on the transfer market last night and picked up this veteran, he is 37 so his skills will soon start to deplete, however he will be sufficient enough to get me through the rest of this season and potentially next season before I need to get rid of him. By that time I will have made more than his worth back in pennies so it's all gravy. Only cost me 500csm(currency) which was cheap as chips so we shall see how he gets on.

My tactics are made and my team are ready for their first League game managed by me, none of this AI default tactics lark, some bad ass tacts and a decent-ish strategy and we should be in for a good end of the season.

For a better look at what CSM is have a look through this.

If you like Counter-Strike, Manager games, Strategy games, Online communities and Tactical thinking this could be right up your street,

If you decide you would like to sign up please do so using my referral. I am BehemothCousins in game if you need me for anything,

God Speed.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Talking to yourself doesn't necessarily mean you're mad...

Do you ever have moments when you see the littlest of things and then you are just laughing? Today was one of those days, I have this building outside my bedroom which I often look at, it makes me smile..

You see the building looks as if it has a face and it's surprised by something, I play out little scenarios in my head as to what this building is looking at and reacting too, maybe I am just weird like that but eh... have a ganders.

Here is the building overlooking my bedroom.

I was messing around on Photoshop earlier too, adding in little things to my made up scenarios however I am too ashamed to upload them here.

On another little adventure, with me being a poor student, I was hungry last night and was going to fix up some dinner, I didn't have an awful lot knocking about, 1 potato, 1 carrot and 1 parsnip.


"HAVE NO FEAR!" I thought to myself as I thought up something potentially amazing right there on the spot..

Little did I know that it was possible but I thought I would give it a go anyway. I peeled and boiled the three for about 20 minutes then mashed them up with a bit of butter and some pepper.. 


It was bloody lovely, if it's not trademarked I call dibs on the 'Mashed Pot-Car-Nips!' franchise!

That's all for today!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

BS Phillips Photography

'BS Phillips Photography' is a photography operation situated in the heart of Cambridge.

Photographer Ben Phillips’ love for photography started when he worked in a local shop processing 35mm film and digital photography.

In 2009 he picked up his first SLR camera and began taking pictures, he loves nothing more than viewing things through a lens. Since buying his first camera Ben has gone on to start his own business in this field.

Ben is an avid sports fan and enjoys taking photos all over the local sports scene however BS Phillips Photography is not limited to sports photography, they cover a wide variety of occasions including Sports, Motor Sports, Portraits, Weddings, Parties, Gigs, Event Photography and even Wildlife. I am sure they can cater for any event you wish to have captured.

BS Phillips Photography believes one of the most enjoyable factors of being a photographer and looking through a lens is capturing people enjoying themselves, capturing their smiles and capturing cherished moments or events which can then be viewed and remembered for years to come.

Looking through BS Phillips Photography’s galleries I can tell you now they’ve got some talent with a camera.

To find out more about BS Phillips Photography and have a look at some example albums go to their facebook page located HERE!

And now for a few snaps from 'BS Phillips Photography' that I like most.

Google Doodle - Stanislaw Lem

Was just trolling the interwebs today and like usual I see what Google have to offer, pretty much every other day of the week Google uploads a different "Google" image, you must know what I mean?? If not here are a few examples:


You get the idea, I think it's amazing that Google have different pictures , they have a vast selection for different countries, amazing art-forms, random imagery, sometimes videos, games...God I love Google today.

My favorite has to of been the PAC-MAN's 30th Anniversary Doodle, where you can actively play pac-man on the Google logo, the Halloween video was pretty amazing too..See below.

This brings me to today's 'Google Doodle' which is a little animation/game to celebrate the work of sci-fi genius Stanislaw Lem, it marks the 60th anniversary of the first book publication by Stanislaw Lem. 

The art itself was inspired by Daniel Mroz's illustrations for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories by Lem.

The Cyberiad, published in 1965, was a key work, although Solaris remains Lem's best known work – first published in 1961, it was made into a film by the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and by the US director Steven Soderbergh in 2002.

Google really have delivered with this 'Google Doodle', not only is it fun and interactive, it remembers the life and work of a legend in sci-fi.

Head over to Google and have a ganders! I leave you with a few words from Lem himself.

"Chances are, you've never met a gruncheon, nor have you ever seen a targalisk, a shupop, a calinatifact or a thists. In fact, I'm almost certain that you've never laid your eyes on a worch, or enjoyed the beauty of a true priton. You have no idea what you are missing!"

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Good day fine people,

It's been a while since I updated my blog, I now enjoy several interesting nights involving my chocolate star fish.

Anyway, back on track, I thought I would bring to your attention the current on goings in my life; Movember.

For those eejits who have no idea what Movember is when all us heroes grow our moustaches and look like pedophiles for an excellent cause

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

In 2010, over 112,000 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising £11.7 million.

Here is the site I am on, and if you feel like donating please do! Dig deep!