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Life According Tudave

Hello to all the viewers


Firstly as many of you have already said, I would like to thank David for giving me this chance of blogging on his great website. I think David does an excellent job of keeping his videos fresh, interesting and humorous, but also especially on his tech videos which are very informative. Keep up the good work and I can see a very good future ahead of you.

Well that’s the creeping over with (Only Joking!) that’s British humour for you :0)

As you have probably gathered from the line above, I live and work in the UK. I am 35 years old (No age comments please) and have been around since the dawn of the computer age. I am very much into technology whether it be the cutting edge news like the introduction of the NEC “Classmate” computer into the UK at £349, when it was originally planned to be £70 (roughly $100). You could buy a medium spec laptop for that so I don’t think they will ship many unless the UK government do some kind of educational deal. Sorry to digress or retro news on old systems and consoles like the Commodore 64, Spectrum, Megadrive (Genesis in the US), and Snes etc.

I also enjoy listening to music (80’s, 90’s, 00’s anything really) and watching Films and TV especially comedy stuff. I have a Playstation 2 & Nintendo Wii which my 5 year old daughter usually thrashes me at Bowling on, but don tell anybody ;0)

I use a PC (Sorry to all you Mac fans) but I don’t get involved in the “which is better debate”. I used to when I was in my late teens and early 20’s. I would spend hours arguing with my mates that the Commodore Amiga was much better than the Atari St the two big systems then in the UK. I soon realised life is to short and at the end of the day, whichever system you use both allow you to access such good sites as and also both systems have such a lot of good programs for you to use.

All my blogs will not be about technology but other day to day things as well, especially if anything catches my eye that I may agree or not agree with.

Thank you all for listening and thanks again to David "The Creative One" for this opportunity.

If there are any particular things you would like me to blog about or discuss then please contact me ether via my e-mail or via twitter. Both links are posted below.







DIY: Freeze Your Skin in 10 Minutes!

As of right now, its negative sixteen degrees in northern North Dakota. This is dangerously cold. But are we to blame?

People on the East coast know of the bistery cold weather every winter. But I personally think this is why we all stay here.  I live in Northern Vermont. The scenery is just goegeous. Nothing but clear skies and the Green Mountains that we are famous for. Its great just looking at the distance and not seeing one billboard. The summer is perfect, and the winter, usually, is just the right kind of cold. This is why people move here.

This winter, however, is just insane. Tomorrow night where I live its suppost to be negative 25 degrees, and in the day, negative fifteen!

Now let me tell you, Vermont is beautiful and all, but these conditions are just a little much. Is global warming to blame for this? I can't tell you that, but I want to hear your thoughts on this subject. Comment on this blog post with your weather conditions where you live and if you have noticed a change in the weather compared to last year around this time. Thanks everyone!


-Frozen Nick


My Experience With Windows 7

I originally wrote this as my sample article, but I decided to improve on it and post it here.


          Last week, Microsoft officially released the first beta of Windows 7. If you would like to see it, it is available Here The final version is expected to be released later this year. I had a chance to use the beta, and here are my thoughts.
          First off, I am primarily using Vista, and my only complaint is the speed. Although I rarely play PC games, I was dual booting XP so that i could get acceptable performance in Team Fortress 2, and Counter Strike: Source. In TF2 I was getting around 10-15 FPS in vista on low settings, but in XP I get around 20 FPS. ( It is also because i only have integrated graphics in my laptop, but its good enough for what i have to do)
           Now to Windows 7. Some of the new features are a new taskbar, improved battery life for laptops, and new multi-touch functionality. The new taskbar is great, it is semi-transparent, and you can now "pin" shortcuts for programs on it. One of my complaints is that by default the taskbar is now too large, but it can be fixed if you right click the taskbar, click properties, then check Use Small Icons, and then hit apply. Also, many people are saying that the idea of Pinning icons to the taskbar is a copy from the dock in OS X. I think that it certainly seems too similar to the OS X dock to say that Microsoft completely designed it, but it is also very similar to the little used quick launch bar introduced in XP.
           Overall I think this will be a big improvement over Vista. It is already faster, and for a beta, it feels really polished. When the final version is released, I think it will be a worthwhile upgrade.



hello everyone, this is really cool to be accepted as a writer for David (thecreativeone)'s blog. Let me introduce myself. My name is Chris Irving, I am from a small town in St. Stephen New Brunswick, Canada. My hobbies include video and photo editing, drumming and writing. I will be posting articles once and awhile here. I don't want to over post. It is a real honor to be one of the lucky people who get to be a writer here. I appreciate this so much.

-Chris (lifewithchris) 


Hello Everyone!

What's up everyone?

This is Tristan here and first off i would like to thank David for choosing me and all these other great and aspiring bloggers to come here and share our thoughts and ideas with the world! 

Well now that's over hi. I am a big time blogger and i am hoping to share my knowledge with all of you. I am a big sports fan specificly baseball. And during the rest of this off-season, spring season and the regular season i will be here sharing my opinion with all of you and hopefully talking to everyone and getting to know them. 

Also i am a BIG time geek and love my Macs i am a big video editor, graphic designer and tech junkie. So i will share my opinion on that too. I hope by now you all know that David Di Franco is the coolest guy in the world oh well "Obviously." Hahaha. 

Well lets wrap this up. I plan on getting to know a lot of you and want to blog with me. If you wanna talk or follow me hit me up on myspace or twitter. Or you could be cool and post a comment on here and talk to me on here because is the best site ever!

Dowster(which means see ya in my language) 



Twitter - @tristanryan


myspace- /redsoxrock159