Natcoll and the land of PSP

After an incredibly short interview process I’m now employed as a tutor at Natcoll Wellington until the end of the year. They have me taking practical labs in Macromedia Director 4 days a week and a theory class once a week. The work is pretty fun, and the class I’m taking are neat. My fellow tutors are good value, and seem to be really switched on with their specialties, and enjoy a lot of the random internet entertainment I do.

Everyone in my department (apart from the course co-ordinator) owns a PSP. So I figured I should make the most of it and bite the bullet myself. Mind you, it wasn’t cheap :/ Anyway, I got the PSP value pack, a USB cable, a 1GB Memory Stick Duo and the game Mercury, and I have GTA Liberty City Stories preordered.

I also bought a UMD Movie of Steamboy, which is a great anime film — you should see it if you get the chance. But I don’t think that the PSP is a great delivery platform for a two-hour movie, unless you’re stuck on a plane and are sick of playing video games.

Also, hooray for Homebrew! After upgrading from 1.52 to 2.0 and then downgrading to 1.50, I got a Genesis/Megadrive emulator running on there!

And OMG PHEAR LUMINES. That game, once you get into it, is intense. You go into it all relaxed and you come out of it all tense and powered up. I love that game.

4 thoughts on “Natcoll and the land of PSP

  1. Congratulations! Do you think it will spin on long term? You have really landed on your feet 🙂

  2. Cj

    Congrats Brett – Sounds like fun work too! Yay for you!

  3. Just a word of warning – GTA requires a flash to v2.0. The music uses a codec that was included as part of the 2.0 flash, so it is a requirement to play the game.

    Congrats on the new gig. Always worry when a friend is out of work.

  4. and if you get stressed, this is what you say:

    1. Okay, okay! I take it back. Unscrew you.
    2. You say I’m a bitch like it’s a bad thing.
    3. Well, this day was a total waste of make-up.
    4. Well, aren’t we a damn ray of sunshine?
    5. Don’t bother me, I’m living happily ever after.
    6. Do I look like a people person?
    7. This isn’t an office. It’s hell with fluorescent lighting.
    8. I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.
    9. Therapy is expensive. Popping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose.
    10. Why don’t you try practicing random acts of intelligence and senseless
    acts of self-control?
    11. I’m not crazy. I’ve been in a very bad mood for 30 years.
    12. Sarcasm is just one more service I offer.
    13. Do they ever shut up on your planet?
    14. I’m not your type. I’m not inflatable.
    15. Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realise you haven’t gone to
    sleep yet.
    16. Back off!! You’re standing in my aura.
    17. Don’t worry. I forgot your name too.
    18. I work 45 hours a week to be this poor.
    19. Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.
    20. Wait … I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.
    21. Chaos, panic and disorder … my work here is done.
    22. Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
    23. You look like shit. Is that the style now?
    24. Earth is full. Go home.
    25. Aw, did I step on your poor little bitty ego?
    26. I’m not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.
    27. A hard-on doesn’t count as personal growth.
    28. You are depriving some village of an idiot.
    29. If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport.

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