MonkY Website
June 27th, 2007 Software none Comments

N-as vrea ca site-ul sa se transforme intr-o lupta surda impotriva Microsoft, dar pur si simplu it keeps on happening. Titlul este evaziv, in ton cu problema de care m-am lovit recent, referitoare la licentierile Microsoft. Well, pe scurt, am inceput de ceva vreme incoace sa simt placerea de a folosi soft original, cu licenta si toate cele. Ba mai mult, am ajuns pe sistemul meu sa am chiar cate 2 licente (una de XP Professional si alta de Vista Ultimate), pe langa multe altele. O groaza de bani daca fac un raport la salariul lunar… dar am zis ca e un efort care merita. M-am gandit la developerii care isi varsa sudoarea pe la Microsoft. Well my friends… acum mi s-a pus capacul. Astazi am avut de testat 3 HDD-uri (un Raptor 150GB, un Seagate de 750GB si un WD de 500GB). Mare mi-a fost mirarea cand m-am trezit dupa ceva reboot-uri cum eram anuntat de Mr. Windows ca au fost multe modificari hardware pe instalarea curenta, si ca licenta a expirat. WTF ?!? Tin sa mentionez ca nici macar nu m-am atins de HDD-urile mele de sistem… pur si simplu am adaugat cate unul, cate doua, HDD-uri noi. And for what ?!? I mean, come on Microsoft ! Eu personal o consider o bataie de joc, si de-abia astept sa ma rafuiesc maine cu cineva de la Microsoft. Shame… shame on you Microsoft. Acum, ar trebui sa ma simt prost cand ma gandesc la amicii mei care ma intreaba de ce sunt idiot si dau atatia bani cand ei nu dau un leu si nu le expira niciodata nimic ?!? Well, i kinda do… and i start thinking… Why bother ?

June 23rd, 2007 Console, Xbox360 none Comments

OMG. If that’s true, i would just stay away from today’s batches of Xbox 360, until Microsoft will find some cure and use better cooling for Xbox 360 console. According to SmarthouseRetailers are claiming that Microsoft has had to handle a failure rate of over 30% with their Xbox 360 console. More than 100 consumers have written to SmartHouse complaining of either poor service from Microsoft or total failure of their gaming console. One consumer was even given back a refurbished unit in exchange for their original Xbox console”. Well, i was there, beeing now on my third console (which is already patched by a very good friend with some epoxy glue… but don’t really know for how long). Microsoft tech guys, it’s time to DO SOMETHING ! Click here to read the full story from Smarthouse.
Xbox 360 Ring of Death

June 20th, 2007 Funny 3 Comments

Or football. Or football and beer. Or football, beer and girls. Maybe just football and girls… Well, for now, i’ll stick just to girls, and maybe a ball… or two (insert evil rolleyes). Well, i just created/cleaned/enhanced some nice wallpapers for your personal pleasure. Chicks and soccer field. Go girls, Go (widescreen or not) ! Hit the read more button to get the girls in full res.
Football Girls Team2 Widescreen Small
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June 14th, 2007 Console, Xbox360 none Comments

Call me crazy, but is this the answer from Microsoft to overheating and 3 rings of death problem for Xbox360 ? I mean, come on. Are they so cheap that the only sollution they find is to add a heatpipe and some small heatsink into another area inside the console ? Instead of changing position for the GPU, adding good thermal paste, replacing the cooling system with something better… they’ve decided to only lower the temp by a few degrees ? I don’t know if i should laugh or i should cry… i mean, does it really matter if the temperature is lowered by 2-3 degrees when the temperature is high enough so that the GPU contacts simply unsolder from the mainboard ?!? Well, anyway, here is a video with the new cooling.. hopefully it’s not the only thing they improved.
New Xbox360 Version

June 13th, 2007 Funny none Comments

As promised, one more round from this Funny World. Hope you enjoy the pics, specially those crazy big head adds.

June 13th, 2007 Console, PS3, Xbox360 none Comments

Yep. The game i was talking about a few days earlier regarding ingame innovations, just got a preview by good guys at It looks good, it looks dark, and it got some nice demonic arms to feed. Check out the trailer and expect it’s release in late June 07.
The Darkness Preview

June 13th, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

Nah belea. Sony nu mai are ce sa faca, si intra in rand cu lumea. Cu alte cuvinte, si-a tras Blog. Il puteti gasi aici. Ma distreaza ca pe blog se lauda de cum stau la partea de Folding (si nu e un lucru rau deloc). Aveti mai jos si un screenshot comparativ. Ah, si inca ceva. Probabil multi se intreaba ce Dzeu se intampla, de postez ba in engleza, ba in romana. Well, e simplu. That’s how my mind works. Part english, part romanian. Asa ca, daca nu va place, nu va pot opri sa schimbati canalul… Pana una alta, have a nice day !
PS3 Folding Stats

June 13th, 2007 Movies none Comments

I love movies. And i love good acting. And Jim Carey is one of those doing great job acting. But this time i am wondering… Jim Carey in a horror movie ? His movie, The Number 23 is a must see on my list.. Even if it will be a bad movie, i am really curious how would Jim Carey perform in a thriller/horror movie. Check out the trailer below.
The Number 23

June 13th, 2007 Funny none Comments

Crazy or ingenious minds ? Art or illusions ? Engineering or missunderstanding ? HiTech building or just going back to basics ? Call it however you want, but i like it. It’s Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Home in Cannes. And it’s looking different. A cool different home. Good job to whoever built that !

June 13th, 2007 Console, Memories 1 Comments

Trying to add a new poll for the website, i just found some “old” wallpaper i’ve created, called Black Vs White. It’s actually a two “teams” war. PS2+PS3 vs Wii+X360. I love black, and those white consoles are ruining my hifi table… but, tha’ts life. You got to have some contrast to see what you really like. But i’m happy, as Xbox360 Elite will be soon released for Europe also… so my Black collection will be almost complete… Muuuust haaaaave blaaaaaaack Wiiiiiiiiii !?!@#?

Black vs White Small

June 13th, 2007 HiFi none Comments

We kinda live in a HD (High Definition) era. Everything is evolving from SD (Standard Definition) to HD. Even sound. While some got used with their mp3 files at 128kbps, some of us want more (how about 25mbps ?). WhatHiFi has just created a small chart trying to show the bandwith needed by some of the most used formats. Check their page in here for more infos.
Sound Bandwith

June 13th, 2007 Console, Xbox360 none Comments

And we are not talking about a new Prince Of Persia. Oh no. We are talking about the original Prince Of Persia, who ruined our social life when we were kids, making us dream about beeing some persian hero, trying to save our beloved princess. Old times… Now, on Xbox Live (Xbox 360 only, sorry guys), you can replay the old memories. This time the remake is enhanced, it’s looking 3d’ish, although it really isn’t. Check out some ingame videos.
Prince of Persia Xbox Live

June 13th, 2007 Funny, Gizmos none Comments

Finding so many cool/strange/crazy gadgets every day, i’ve decided to create a new category: GIZMOS. One of the items needed to get into this new area is the new Tanko’s Cooled Chair. From now on, your butt can stay cool all day long. You can visit the product’s page in here (get some japanese dictionary while in there).
Cooled Seat

June 12th, 2007 Funny none Comments

Yep, it is. Although i am really sad lately, with so many problems arround, i just can’t stand and accept too much sadness. So, knowing a picture is more than 1000 words, here it is, a new set of pictures (hmm, arround 9000 words).

Well, id’s secret game engine just got revealed. In the video demonstration, you can see John Carmack showing off a very nice detailed world, and bragging about over 20GB of textures for just one map. It looks good, but the really good news is that developers are allowed to modify one level/map instantly, without compromising the map or buggin’ it. Good job guys… i can hardly wait for the next game using that engine !
id’s new engine