I've used windows backup in the past but recently found it's been missing out things that should have been included!
I've been looking around for another backup program. I tried AOMEI Backupper which had good features for free but that seems to have random problems working with network drives. I'm currently trying Cobain Backup which also is free and has good features like differential backup, but it has suddenly failed in the middle of a back up with no useful error message.

What are you guys using?


I might be feeling stressed lately but thankfully some members of my family are doing just fine :D


Saw this mentioned on Kotaku today so downloaded for little play. Looks really nice although there isn't much you can do currently. It'll be worth keeping an eye on.




My alienware laptop died a sudden death today. Total power failre internally :(
I can either send it away to be fixed which will take 3 weeks or pay £30 for an engineer to come to me to fix it quicker. I've with the quicker option, but I currently don't know when they'll come.


I've been playing in No Man's Sky a bit more recently and the new photo mode is quite fun.


Time to reinstall. See you on the other side...


...as we know it!


Anyone would think it was nearly Christmas or something!




Of course the real fun here is to add a cock and balls in to every image :D


For some reason Colonel Sanders is now a Hipster. WTF!
Of course I blame the hipsters for this, but then again I was blaming the hipsters before it was cool. ;D


This is a fan made re-enactment of the case of the State Of Georgia vs Rick Allen. Well worth a listen :D



Kinda cool, but a bit slow...


Just renewed the site for another year but I've made a change to the web hosting package to save a few shekels. Everything should work as always but let me know if something isn't right.



Just having a lovely hail storm, the chunks are between 1/4" and 1/2". Surprisingly, and thankfully, they are fairly soft, like little snow balls.
Yesterday we had smaller but more icy hail, and then shortly after that snow, in between some nice sunny weather.
But then it is April so in the UK anything goes at this time of year :D
My computer has just decided to take the piss by suggesting now is the time to mow the lawn!?!


Finally got around to building an updates HTPC / Server for myself. I was going to go with an ultra low power system again, but seeing as the new Intel Skylake chips are so energy efficient the tiny amount of extra power consumed by the Skylake chips means you get much more power for those moments you need it.
Overall this new system shouldn't use any more power than my old Intel Atom A330ION system it's replacing.
As for updating from the old to new system it couldn't have been a bigger pain in the arse! But I've come to expect that from Windows 10.
Pretty much up and running as normal now so here's hoping for a relaxing evening in front of the TV :D


Kermit was not available for comment.




Been very cold and foggy this week in Herefordshire, thought I'd share a pic from the woods where I work. Struck me as a prime site for a horror movie :D


Yay, my new Alienware laptop arrived :D



Added a ramp to test the new Map Editor mod and it works perfectly :D
This is going to be a very cool mod :D



Make from wood that is green, as in freshly cut, not the colour :D
So I just finished a couple of greenwood chairs I've been working on. One is a rocking chair with traditional British twisted rush seat, the other is a 'walking stick' back chair with manilla rope for the seat.


Just renewed the bar for another year. Join the celebration and have a slice of turd cake :)


I found these little mother fungis (< see what I did there) in the garden. They're Morels in case you don't know, and they are mighty tasty :D

Oh, and this is the first photo taken with my new xperia Z3 compact :D