Monthly Archives: June 2014

The backlogged road is long!

I am slowly making progress through my backlog. Maybe by 2045 I’ll complete it…. From the first list of games to play that I posted after exams ended in May, I tried to spend time on Bad Rats (but it kept crashing), played some Hack Slash and Loot (doubt I’ll make it to an hour, I really don’t like it that much) and started on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.

I’m quite enjoying Fate of Atlantis and it’s reminded me how much I enjoy old LucasArts point and click adventures. I’ll have to stop off at Monkey Island soon. They’re just so much fun! Anyway whilst I continue to play OpenTTD and ignore my backlog, I thought I’d create a top games list for each of my backlogged console platforms. Here goes!

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WiiU

  • Lego Hobbit (15h)
  • Earthbound (30h)
  • Pikmin 3 (15h)

I’ve done a few days in Pikmin 3, and I’ve completed a chunk of LEGO Hobbit. I’ll probably just keep doing time trials in Mario Kart 8, though. Add me on Miiverse if you want to: geekyjames.

3DS/DS

  • Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies (30h)
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (25h)
  • Magical Starsign (40h)

I’m on the 3rd case in Dual Destinies, likely going to have to restart Miracle Mask due to forgetting the story and hopefully able to get over the slooooow text in Magical Starsign although I couldn’t last time I tried.

Vita/PSP

Heh, the screenshots do it better justice… Let’s just say I’ve not started any of these really… I should pick one at random and aim to complete it. The random number generator said 3, 7, and 23… which are… Final Fantasy Tactics, Lemmings (I can finish that!), and Hotline Miami. I’ll give that my best shot…

PS3

Assassins Creed series, Ni No Kuni, Burnout CRASH… So many Playstation Plus games, that honestly makes me wonder why I bother paying around £40 a year for games that I’m likely not going to play since I still buy games on the PSN Store… At least I didn’t buy a single game in the latest steam sale!

Time to crack on, shame I’m back at work for nine days starting this week… At least I’ve finally moved house, and have few responsibilities if any until October when uni starts back up!

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Why do I get so many Gmail emails to my google account that aren’t for me?

So, I have had firstname.lastname@gmail.com for many years. Maybe as early as 2004 or 2005, I can’t remember. For the last few I’ve been receiving random emails addressed to my address but aren’t for me.

There’s some from a college in the US, a guy in Western Australia and someone in Essex who routinely give my email address when asked for theirs. The college let me log in and see the guys address, and someone sent the guy in the UK bank details in plain text. Overall, it’s more amusing that annoying but it can get frustrating. Today I received emails from Sprint eBilling and a random UK webhost thanking me for my business.

This week, I think I solved it. I think that Google’s regional email domains for Gmail aren’t equivalent from what I can tell, so firstname.lastname@gmail.com isn’t the same as firstname.lastname@gmail.com.au or firstname.lastname@gmail.co.uk. Doesn’t explain the guy in the US, but it fits pretty well. I should probably email those accounts and see if I can get a response. I’m not sure how this works with @googlemail.co.uk etc that was in use in the UK for a few years.

Not nearly as bad as the guy in Canada who used one of my domains as his administration contact within the whois for many of his domains. The amount of emails I received from GoDaddy was insane.