New Game Ordered – Watch Dogs on PS3

Was surprised to see that Watch Dogs was available for pre-order and releases in a few days. I remember seeing the videos for this game during the E3 in which it was originally shown/presented.

Since I don’t yet own a new console, still have my PS3, figured it would be a good purchase until I get a new console. Have decided that I will probably buy a PS4 sooner or later, may get an Xbox One eventually too if I can justify the purchase much later on.

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Carnival Spirit – 8 Day cruise

Just got back today from a cruise on Carnival Spirit. We went for 8 days and it was good cruise. Had a good time, got to relax a bit and see a few ports I’ve seen before. Will be posting more pictures from the trip in the coming week, however below is a quick tease.

Captured this one from Noumea, where the Spirit docked in the Freight Terminal, as it cannot fit into the Passenger Terminal.

 

Freight Terminal - Noumea
Freight Terminal – Noumea

I’ve parsed the photo via a filter to give the picture a miniature look.

New Dell Inspirion Intel i3 – Model 3537

The new Dell Inspirion Intel i3 – 3537 I ordered the other week finally arrived today.

I got home cracked open the box and spent the last few hours playing around. So far I like it. Not a huge fan of the track pad, but no big deal as I was going to use it with a mouse and/or Bluetooth mouse. The keyboard is alright, I am sure I will get use to that. Seems to run alright.

First thing I did was bump the ram from 4gb to 8gb total. As I figured this will enable me to put VMWare Workstation on and run the odd virtual machine for some recording and testing when I am not wishing to be tied to the desk. Although it will chew battery power of course.

I am finding Windows 8.1 pretty easy to use. I will continue to use it and see how I go.

If your in the market for a budget machine, this one certainly ticks the boxes in  my opinion so far.