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I'm speechless. Has television really dropped this low? I mean, I thought we'd hit rock bottom with the five trillion series of Big Brother, but I guess it can somehow drop even further.
  • Mood: Suffering
Well for those who didn't know I've been playing guitar for a very long time. I signed up for a new Youtube account today, where I am posting songs that I have written or covered. I already had an account before, and although I had started to get noticed with that account, I felt that all my older videos were "tainting" my new ones, and I really didn't want to delete them, as well as my account name was terribly confusing.

So, here's the first song on the new account, Rapid Delay. Note all my songs are guitar instrumentals.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=irykba…

Thanks for checking it out, my account is bjfguitar
www.youtube.com/bjfguitar
  • Mood: Artistic
So my computer gets a virus, I format, have my files backed up, all good....

EXCEPT MY NEW DOCK ICON PACK

Seriously it was the one thing I didn't backup. I thought I already had a copy of it in my backups but nope, just looking for it then and I can't find it anywhere. I had done about 6 icons, all were looking great, and very detailed.

So yeah, not too happy, but shit happens I guess...

Ben.

EDIT: I found two of the icons hidden away, so I guess that's pretty good :)
  • Mood: Not Impressed
Well me figures I should venture back into the world of dock icons, starting with a brand new set. I think I'm going to lay the HydroPro pack to rest, since continuing it would become fairly redundant.

Instead, I've started an entirely new pack, and not giving too much away, but it won't be at a perspective angle, but rather a straight on point of view, and honestly I think it makes the desktop look that little more polished (not to mention it's a HELL of a lot easier). However that's not to say the detail will be less.

So... yeah, hope you guys look forward to that.

Also, while we're on the subject of dock icons, I've wondered if selling icons would be a good idea. Now this isn't a definite thing I'm going to do, but I'm curious as to how many people would actually purchase icons, not just for desktop use but for any type of commercial or non-commercial use. Since I'm not working at the moment I'm kinda left with no income... so yeah, I need to do something about that, lol.

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Also, on another note, my Plumma game was entered into a state wide "competition" for best student work of the year. There was no 1st, 2nd, 3rd style placements but just placements into the top 10, which I managed to get. My work will be on display in Melbourne Museum for a whole month, and the opening will be in about.. a month. And I'm already receiving media attention, having arranged an interview already.

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One more thing; that game I'm working on... yeah it's gonna be kick-ass lol.

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OUT!
  • Mood: Joy
-1 on Nothing for me Here EXPERT!!!! Missed on the last chorus!!!

I'll get it..
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Playing: Guitar Hero 3
I've had a Youtube account for a while now, where I record (some original) guitar instrumentals. Would be nice if DeviantArt had some sort of audio category for us musicians.

Anywho, one of my latest videos is a tribute to Metal Gear Solid's theme music: au.youtube.com/watch?v=1vXLSpY…

Thanks for readin'
Ben
  • Mood: Neutral
I doubt anyone will read this, but I'm bored and I need something to do.


- Finished exams. Finally. Start year 12 orientation tomorrow

- Got Kool Skools album back. Our band Ayesha Knights won Best Instrumental Track.

- Possibility of having our band signed by Sony BMG. Spoken to the guy who owns the company.

- Doing a website for Redheads Matches. Well paying.

- Getting my guitar serviced/customised. 3 weeks and 1100 bucks.

- Dads coming home from another business trip to China on Thursday. Haven't seen him in two weeks.

- Got Guitar Hero World Tour (no, I didn't get the drums). God damn you have to be incredibly precise. MUCH more difficult than the third.

- Have great idea for a Flash game. Hoping to pull it off.



And there you go.
  • Mood: Neutral
Newgrounds: www.newgrounds.com/portal/view…
Maxgames: www.maxgames.com/game/plumma.h…

I'm pretty disappointed at how it's gone. People never gave it a chance; just played the first level and that was it. But I guess that's a lesson learned, to make your games interesting from the start.

If you want to help me in the competition, please rate them. Although the deadline is in about 28 days so I think I'm going to have another crack at making a game. Just brainstorming some ideas at the moment.
  • Mood: Anguish
Well the other day I went online and stumbled across a tech website called Black Tea Tech. The company was located in Melbourne which was even better. I looked around and found some great bargains, one of them being a 22" Samsung monitor. So seeing as I had been paid that week, I decided I was going to buy two of them. I also threw in a Logitech keyboard/mouse combo which was also a bargain.

They came today! Check out the picture here:
mediadesign.deviantart.com/art…

I got two 22" 2233BW Samsung monitors and a Logitech Cordless Desktop® MX 5500 Revolution keyboard/mouse combo.
  • Mood: Joy
I just hit 500 favourites and 80 thousand views on my HydroPRO Dock Icon set :D Thanks to everyone who supported, and is still supporting the set. These dock icons have been spread all over the net; it's an amazing feeling. If you haven't seen them, you can check them out by clicking here.

I'd highly recommend seeing the second version of the set here.

Thanks once again to everyone!
  • Mood: Joy
Alright, I have to tell someone why this game is terrible. I've played it for half an hour, and I had to turn it off.

Everyone knew this game was just going to be a mod of Guitar Hero 3, and I was fine with that, as long as we got to play new songs. I saw it in a catalogue today and decided I'd go and get it. I love Guitar Hero 3, so I had pretty high expectations of Aerosmith.

I plug the game in, and I notice that everything is just the same, except in different colours, which I'm fine with. I start up the first song, and start playing. Now, my number one complaint with this game is that THE SONGS ARE NOT IN SYNC WITH THE NOTES! If you have Guitar Hero xBox 360, you've probably noticed that your notes aren't completely in sync. But I have this on the Wii, and GH3 was perfectly in sync. Aerosmith, however, is so bad that it's literally unplayable. Now, I don't know if this is just for the Wii, but that's not the point. It should work on all consoles.

I decided to do the impossible and play through it anyway, hoping the song would catch up. It didn't, but I found my second complaint. When star power is activated, the clapping isn't even in timing with the song! The developers just got lazy and put in some random tempo instead of making it fit in with the song.

My third complaint is that if you try the hardest song in the game, it's far too easy. Now I wasn't expecting another Through The Fire And The Flames, but they could've at least put something challenging in the game! I passed the hardest song in the game first try, WITH the song being terribly off sync.

Now, here's my FOURTH complaint. I've probably convinced you enough by now, but just to be safe, here it is. The guest guitarist, John Perry or whatever, who puts all the hard songs on, is the same style guitar playing, and he's never doing it to a beat, it's just random playing. So, you can't really enjoy yourself playing it. His songs are probably the only ones that doesn't matter if it's in sync or not, since you're not playing to a tempo anyway.

Guess what? A FIFTH complaint. Building on the previous complaint, the guys solo's are bland and boring, so if you like listening to songs while playing it, you're going to get bored fairly quickly.

So, in conclusion, DO NOT PURCHASE GUITAR HERO AEROSMITH. I'm just hoping Guitar Hero 4 doesn't suffer from the same problems.
  • Mood: Anger
  • Playing: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Well, I haven't spent much time on dA lately.. I've been working on a very big project with some people and haven't found the time to be doing anything in my own time.

I keep promising a new HydroPro pack, but I haven't delivered. The good news is, I have made progress on a new HydroPro pack, but it will not contain very many icons. I will release it in the next week, as I have kind of drifted away from icons, and design, and gotten heavily involved with coding.

So, in conclusion, my dA account will most likely be a ghost town for a while. I'm hoping I will be back into it soon, but I don't know..

Anyway, just thought I'd let everyone know.
  • Mood: Neutral

Really? I'm actually going to do this?

Journal Entry: Fri May 9, 2008, 4:57 AM
Screw it. I got tagged. I'm doing it once.

8 things about me...

1. My first name is Ben
2. My last name is Fleming
3. My last name has ONE 'm', not two
4. My first name has three letters
5. My last name has seven letters
6. My middle name is James
7. My middle name has 5 letters
8. My entire name is 15 letters long

  • Mood: Neutral

What the..?

Journal Entry: Wed May 7, 2008, 5:07 AM
Ok, if anyone notices that my Connect 4 game is SOMEHOW in my own favourites, there's a bug with dA. I can click and drag my own thumbnails into my favourites collection. It never used to work, so I was curious and tried dumping the deviation into the folder.. and it worked. Now I can't remove it :(

  • Mood: Neutral

Updates?

Journal Entry: Wed May 7, 2008, 12:33 AM
Ok, so it's been two weeks since I've uploaded anything. Will get right on that :).

Currently in the process of recoding the Connect 4 game. Once you actually start playing games with it (it's become quite a hit at school) you find a lot of bugs. I've noticed a few too many for my liking so, I guess I'm recoding.

Dock icons... wow, it's been a while since I last worked on the pack. Lately I've been setting up my new computer (yes, still) with XP and Vista running x64 bit each. I just got them installed last night, and have been slowly adding programs inbetween playing Splinter Cell Chaos Theory.

Alright, I'm planning on getting into this whole journal featuring thing. I shall be focusing my efforts on finding undiscovered amazing dock icons here on dA.

  • Mood: Neutral

New computer!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 28, 2008, 4:25 AM
Dude, you HAVE to check out my new comp:

mediadesign.deviantart.com/art…

  • Mood: Joy

1000 fav's!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 28, 2008, 8:00 PM
"Overall, his deviations received 1,041 comments and were added to deviants' favourites 1,005 times, while he commented 1,206 times, making about 5.47 comments per day since he joined DA. This means that he gave 12 comments for every 10 that he received."


Holy crap! This is awesome :D Thankyou everyone for faving my work! I can't believe how many fav's I have! Thankyou!

  • Mood: Stunned

ToxicFire website?

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 16, 2008, 3:19 AM
Yes ladies and gentlemen that is true. I got my mate :iconbugx0r: to design my a freaking AMAZING layout to say the least! Worth every penny I spent. It will be my development website, with source files, tutorials, and more.

UPDATE: Bug submitted the template
bugx0r.deviantart.com/art/Toxi…

FAV IT!

  • Mood: Stunned

Currently

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2008, 7:03 AM
First off, I'd like to formally thank :iconpsykopath: for being very generous and donating me a 3 month subscription! Visit his gallery, he has some wicked Flash gadgets to check out :D Thanks once again mate :)

Secondly, a lot of you may think I've abandoned dock icons. Well, I'm currently in production of a new HydroPro pack. I plan to have atleast 40 unique icons in this pack, and possibly have corrected/fixed up previous icons. There is a theme to this one, however you'll have to wait and see what that it :P. So far I've done 7 unique icons, 9 in total. There will be duplicates like in the other packs, so people who prefer different colour variations won't miss out :) Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot of time to work on it at the moment, as I'm currently working for someone producing over 60 icons, so once that is done I'll have more time to work on the pack.

Got my Wii mod chip in the post today, and spend like 2 hours unscrewing the Wii, installing the chip, and un-unscrewing (well, screwing I guess) the Wii back together. I have no idea if the chip works because I don't have any burned games to try. And unfortunately my DVD burner on my computer is a wrong model to burn Wii games, so I couldn't test it out. If anyone knows of someone who can get me *cheap* burned games for Wii tell me!

Ben.

  • Mood: Optimism

10k Page Views + More

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 4, 2008, 8:41 PM
Awesome! Thanks everyone for visiting :D

Also, my dA subscription ends tomorrow, I might by another year but I don't think it's really worth it.

And my HydroPRO dock icons reached 300 Faves!

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Foresaken - Dream Theater