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Sony Ericsson K810i Cyber-shot 11/09/2007

Sony Ericssons First 3G Cyber Phone!

Sony Ericsson K810i Cyber-shot The Sony Ericsson K810I Cyber - Shot…. Great Phone all-round, and this is what it's all about! The first impression when it arrived in a brown cardboard box that took all of 21 hours to arrive from O2's depot was WOW! Yep that's right; I tracked the order all the way… I ordered it at 14.20 the previous day, and it arrived 11 am the next morning, not a bad start at all! On opening the cardboard box you're face to face with a very stylish dark grey and silver box, clearly a Sony Ericsson box, and on opening up you have the contents, these being; • Sony Ericsson K810I Cyber - Shot Phone, (more details to follow). • Sony Ericsson BST - 33 (Type CBA - 0001003) Li - Polmer 3.6v Battery. These are pretty good because they are the batteries that fit into some of the previous models, hence they are cheaper to buy, and / or if you have a previous model, you now have a spare battery! • Wall charger. Huge improvement, this has a fixture at the back of it allowing you to connect your headphones into it, unlike previous models where you where unable to use the headphones if you was charging the phone. • As mentioned, headphones. These are of a pretty substandard quality I expect from Sony Ericsson, unlike the headphones that accompany the 'W' series. These are just one lead, (not two), and they are a hard oversized plastic ear piece… the sound quality for music isn't all that great and is a bit of a let down to be honest, however, if you are using ...

Fifteen-Firsts 05/12/2006

You Really wanna Know!... Then Carry On Reading!

Fifteen-Firsts 1. FIRST KISS Wow, I'm getting on in my years so that's something I need to think hard about!! Male or Female? (lol). OK, Joanne in primary school if I remember correctly, I must have been 8 or 9 years old and we were laying down under an old tree in the church gardens. It was the weirdest feeling too, the second time we kissed we used tongues as well! (I'm cracking up writing this, can picture it all now, how sad! :O)). The first time I kissed a male was when I was 12, it was with my best mate, and he was 13. This was on the lading at my parents, I'm not going into what led us to doing that but it was funny! (I can't believe I've just told everyone that!) 2. FIRST TIME YOU HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN That was over my son, his 7 now, but I have not seen him since he was 3. Long story, so not going there, (hope ya understand), but lets just say that it isn't always the fathers fault as more often these days its sadly portrayed that way! 3. FIRST JOB He-he, I was 14 and worked for Betterware, (for my sins), slave labour at its best! After that I worked at Folkestone Town FC on a Saturday in the burger bar… moved on a little since then, (although some will say I haven't!) :O) 4.FIRST LOVE That's tricky, and to be honest I don't know if I really have, my ex wife is a dead no, no, without a doubt, everyone begged me not to marry the cow, but I wanted my son to have the same amazing up brining as me… I guess the person I have recently met has given some really ...

Sony Ericsson W810i Walkman 13/05/2006

Black Sleek & Stylish Sony Ericsson Get It Spot On

Sony Ericsson W810i Walkman So the W810i specifications and what it's all about; The screen is totally amazing. The clarity of everything is second to none, and something I have never seen before on a mobile phone. It has a 262.144 colour TFT screen which is 176 x 220 pixels. Exceptional I must say. When playing games, sending texts and watching videos etc, it really is in a class of its own. The memory is also quite exceptional, a huge step up from the S700i that I purchased a little over a year ago. 20MB internal memory comes as standard (depending on what your service provider has thrown onto it, and most of it can be deleted if you want to). It also comes with a memory stick PRO Duo 512 MB, this can also be used with the New Sony Play Station I believe. More about the memory later on… It also works on the following networks; • EDGE • GSM 850 • GSM 900 • GSM 1800 • GSM 1900 Most of this makes no real difference to us of course and is all preset for us, but it's nice to know you can use it anywhere in the world. It is worth noting that the EDGE technology makes the use of surfing the net on the phone much, much quicker than previous phones I've had. The phone itself comes in Black Satin with some very sleek orange bits here and there. The feel of the phone is quite amazing, it's really comfortable to use too. It will make no difference if you are right or left handed as there are buttons on both sides of the phone. You also have a little joy pad on the ...

Everything that starts with P ... 12/07/2005

PRISONS... To start with! ;O)

Everything that starts with P ... Please remember, these are all for laughs, and nothing personal is meant what-so-ever, so if you are easily offended, don't read on. Thanks, Alan ~*~ IN PRISON..........you spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell. AT WORK............you spend the majority of your time in an 8X8 cubicle. IN PRISON.........you get three meals a day. AT WORK...........you get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it. IN PRISON..........you get time off for good behaviour. AT WORK............you get more work for good behaviour. IN PRISON..........the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you. AT WORK............you must often carry a security card and open all the doors for yourself. IN PRISON..........you can watch TV and play games. AT WORK...........you could get fired for watching TV and playing games. IN PRISON.........you get your own toilet. AT WORK..........you have to share the toilet with some people who pee on the seat. IN PRISON..........they allow your family and friends to visit. AT WORK............you aren't even supposed to speak to your family. IN PRISON.........all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required. AT WORK............you get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners. IN PRISON..........you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out. AT WORK ...........you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars. IN ...

Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country (DVD) 09/06/2005

She'll Fly Apart... Fly Her Apart Then!

Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country (DVD) "If I were human, I believe my response would be go to hell, if I were human". (Spock). The opening sequence to the movie is great, we see Captain Sulu, (George Takei), in his chair on board the USS Excelsior, whilst you hear his log, and drinking a cup of tea there is an explosion on the Klingon moon, Praxis, which is the Klingon's main energy facility. The explosion is great FX for the time, and very similar to the wave shown as 'Nexus' in the Star Trek movie 'Generations', and in the 'Badlands', featured in Voyagers episode 'The Caretaker'. Captain Sulu sends a hail offering assistance, but the Klingon high command also sends a message stating the treaty regulations and they do not require assistance. Star Fleet headquarters holds an emergency meeting on Earth, where the whole of the Enterprise crew are also present with the exception of Spock, (Leonard Nimoy), and Sulu. It's announced that the Klingon Empire only has 50 years left, and the meeting is turned over to Spock, (who enters through the back door). Spock states again that the Klingon's only have 50 years left and he has had many conversations with the Klingon High Council Chancellor 'Gorkon', (David Warner), and subsequently agreed to attempt an end to the 70 years of hostility between them. Spock informs them that he 'personally has vouched' for Captain Kirk, (William Shatner), to meet and escort Gorkon and his ship back to Earth to discuss the treaty. The meeting ends divided, especially with ...

Everything that starts with B ... 17/05/2005

BECAUSE I'M A MAN...

Everything that starts with B ... BECAUSE I'M A MAN A public service message for Women because I'm a man, when I lock my keys in the car I will fiddle with a wire long after hypothermia has set in. The AA is not an option. I will win. Because I'm a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it (though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator)... applies to engineers mainly. Because I'm a man, when the car isn't running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I'm looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, "I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn't know where to start." We will then drink beer and break wind as a form of holy communion. Because I'm a man, when I catch a cold, I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You're a woman. You never get as sick as I do, so for you this isn't a problem. Because I'm a man, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the store, like milk or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like "cumin" or "tofu." For all I know, these are the same thing. And never, under any circumstances, expect me to pick up anything for which "feminine hygiene product" is a euphemism. (F.Y.I. guys, cumin is a spice and not a bodily function.) Because I'm a man, when one of our appliances ...

Sony Ericsson Z600 04/05/2005

'SONY QUALITY' NOW ON P.A.Y.G.

Sony Ericsson Z600 The Sony Z600 was the phone I had previously before upgrading to the far superior Sony S700i, however, saying that, you cant take much away from this super little phone, and as it's also available on pay-as-you-go, I thought it would be well worth while writing something about the phone I loved for a year… and still do! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~*~ WHAT IS IN THE BOX? ~*~ Well obviously, the phone, it is predominantly silver in colour, and a clamshell design. You also get three changeable covers with it, (back and front), silver, rainbow and black, the battery, a charger, CD Rom and the instruction booklet. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~*~ THE SPECIFICATIONS ~*~ CONTROLS: * Navigation Key; A little pad that surrounds the joy pad, this gives it a very smooth operation and great for when you are playing the phones games. * Side Volume; Allows you to turn up the volume of the conversation, (or down if they shout), without having to open the phone, also allows you to increase or decrease the ringing volume. * Icon Desktop 12; Super display, when you open up the phone you are welcomed with 12 icons within the screen, it allows you simple and easy access to all of the menus available on the phone. * Internet Key; One touch internet access. * Joy pad; This is much better than the 'joysticks' often found on Sony Ericsson phones, instead of having the joystick, it is a pad, and so it is much better ...

Everything that starts with S ... 27/04/2005

SO YOU THINK YOUR CLEVER A!!! And some more...

Everything that starts with S ... HERE ARE A FEW FACTS TO BOGGLE YOUR MIND! * A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. * A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. * A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. * A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. * A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. * A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. * A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. * A snail can sleep for three years. * Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. * All 50 American states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. * Almonds are a member of the peach family. * An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. * Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. * Butterflies taste with their feet. * Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. * "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". * February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. * In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. * If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. * If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights. * It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. * Leonardo Da Vinci invented the ...

Everything that starts with C ... 25/04/2005

CHALLENGING CHALLENGE,

Everything that starts with C ... I don't have a clue who started all this, however I did come across it and read it, seemed something I'd enjoy doing as it has some good questions throughout. So here goes! ~*~ IF YOU 'D OF BEEN BORN A GIRL INSTEAD OF A BOY OR VICE-VERSA, DO YOU KNOW WHAT NAME YOUR PARENTS WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU? Well I've just had to ring my Mum at work for this answer, because I haven't a clue, she was hoping for a girl, my Dad hoping a boy, but apparently I would have been named Claire after my cousin…. That's sent a shiver down my spine!! Could be worse though, at least she didn't consider Vera or Rosetta after my Grandparents, lol! ~*~ DO YOU SHARE A BIRTHDAY WITH ANYONE FAMOUS? Funny enough I share my birthday with one of my heroes, David Seaman, someone who I totally respect through his profession. I was also a goalkeeper before I had to pack up playing through injury. What he achieved for his Club and Country is awesome! ~*~ MARMITE, LOVE IT OR HATE IT? Love Marmite, and I am the only one in the family that does, on toast or as a sandwich, the thicker the better, why is it though the jar always gets so stick, I'd thought they would have put it into a squeezy bottle by now! ~*~ WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING, OR HAVE JUST FINISHED? Well to be honest I'm not the biggest reader of books, however I love auto-biographies, I have just finished reading David Elleray's book called 'The Man in the Middle'. It is a really interesting insight in to the top flight ...

Rhymes / Limericks 20/04/2005

A FEW MORE TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY (JUST FOR FUN)

Rhymes / Limericks So your daughter's a hooker, and it spoiled your day. Look at the bright side, it's really good pay. Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss But I only slept with you, because I was p**sed. Thought that I could love no other Until, that is, I met your brother. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you. But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, The sugar bowl's empty and so is your head. Of loving beauty you float with grace, If only you could hide your face Kind, intelligent, loving and hot; This describes everything you are not I want to feel your sweet embrace But don't take that paper bag off of your face I love your smile, your face, and your eyes - Damn, I'm good at telling lies! My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife: Marrying you screwed up my life I see your face when I am dreaming. That's why I always wake up screaming My love, you take my breath away. What have you stepped in to smell this way My feelings for you no words can tell, Except for maybe "go to hell" What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU CAN READ THIS! i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in ...

Jokes 15/04/2005

JUST FOR FUN TO LIGHTEN UP THE DAY

Jokes ~THE GENIE~ Prince Charles was driving around his mother's estate when he accidentally ran over her favourite dog, a Corgi, crushing it to a pulp. He got out of his Range Rover and sat down on the grass totally distraught. The whole world was against him and now his mother would go ballistic. Suddenly he noticed a lamp half-buried in the ground. He dug it up, polished it and immediately a genie appeared. 'You have freed me from thousands of years of imprisonment,' said the genie. 'As a reward I shall grant you one wish.' 'Well,' said the Prince, 'I have all the material things I need, but let me show you this dog.' They walk over to the splattered remains of the dog. 'Do you think you could bring this dog back to life for me?' the Prince asked. The genie carefully looked at the remains and shook his head. 'This body is too far gone for even me to bring it back to life. Is there something else you would like?' The Prince thought for a minute, reached into his pocket and pulled out two photos. 'I was married to this beautiful woman called Diana,' said Prince Charles, showing the genie the first photo. 'But now I love this woman called Camilla,' and he showed the genie the second photo. 'You see Camilla isn't beautiful at all, so do you think you can make Camilla as beautiful as Diana?' The genie studied the two photographs and after a few minutes said, 'Let's have a look at that dog again." ~THE SHERIFF~ The Sheriff in a small town walks out in the street and sees a ...

Sony Ericsson S700i 13/04/2005

SONY RULE THE (AIR) WAVES THROW YOUR CAMERAS AWAY!

Sony Ericsson S700i I first saw this phone back in December time and loved the look of it, yes, granted it is bigger than most phones these day’s, however, this has a few more little gems on it than most. I am on O2 online, when I first inquired about it, I was quoted £349.00 to upgrade, (£79.99 for a new account), so in so many words I told them to jump, and decided to cancel my contract and look elsewhere. Only a week later, O2 rang me and offered the phone to me for free as my monthly bill has always been quite high. I took them up on the offer and upgraded with the new 12 month contract, and the all important same number. The S700i has recently gone down in price to £39.99 in most places, however, it still remains in the shops, (again most, not all) £79.99 for an upgrade, so do some haggling! O2 online however, does offer a lot more than most shops, 200 X-network minutes anytime, 500 text messages or 125 media messages, (these are connected, so u can use them which way you like, its just because media messages cost more to send), 500 WAP minutes all for £30.00 a month, and is just one of a good handful of tariffs. It’s also important to let you know I had to wait 20 days for the arrival of my S700i because Sony had recalled loads of them due to some technical fault, (some handsets were unable to receive text messages), and however, this problem has now been rectified. Although there are some delays with shops getting them back into stock, Also the phone is only available on the O2 ...

All About Me 05/04/2005

FUN QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT ME.

All About Me Found this questionnaire whilst looking through the reviews, so I copied it and put my own answers in, feel free if you want to copy it as well. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW? 16.45 NAME? Alan, but all me family call me AJ and my mates call me Widders NUMBER OF CANDLES ON LAST BIRTHDAY CAKE? Way too many to fit on a Birthday Cake. anyway, i've lost count now. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOUR? I’m not sure, it’s been so long since I have seen it, I know its dark something or other, but anyway its shaved. ANY TATTOOS? Never, although tempted a couple of times after a few drinks! HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE YOUR JOB ON A SCALE OF 1-5? Well the last one it must have been about a mid-ranged 3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR? Has got to be Blue, funny that as I’ve just hit the Blue Spot on this, I have a couple of blue carpets, my PC room is Blue too. WHAT IS YOUR HOMETOWN? I have lived in Folkestone ( 7 miles down the coast from Dover), all my life, but right now I’m tempted to move up to Leeds and start again. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP STATUS? Right now I’ve been with me other-half for 5 months. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD? That varies depending on my mood I guess. If I’m eating out it’s got to be a T-bone steak with all the trimmings. At home it’s a roast dinner. EVER BEEN TO AFRICA? I wish! EVER BEEN TO CAMDEN? Just the once, then went clubbing somewhere up the road. EVER LOVED SOMEBODY SO MUCH IT MADE YOU CRY? Kind ...

Everything that starts with W ... 05/04/2005

My What & If

Everything that starts with W ... Many thanks to Emma (iluvsm) who created this challenge. If you are thinking of having a go at this challenge, don't forget to leave a message in her GB. " WHATS” 1) WHAT IS THE FIRST INTERESTING THING YOU SEE AROUND THE ROOM? Well a couple of things I guess… My Star Trek Ltd Ed Plates, something that I can stare at for ages and see more and more detail within them, they are made by the Hamilton collection, and something you can only really get off Ebay now, (I hate that place). The other a photograph of my son, Cameron, his 2 months old in the photo, and brings back some wonderful memories for me. 2.) WHAT CAN YOU HEAR AT THE MOMENT? Its all very quiet at the moment, a van unloading outside, a couple of cars passing, nothing indoors as I am at home by myself right now. 3.) WHAT IS ON YOUR COMPUTER DESK? I have a pc station; on the surface is the monitor, with two CD stands which also hold my speakers. The remainder of the surface has an ashtray, packet of B&H, half full cup of coffee. On top of the monitor is a picture of my son in a silver frame and next to that a web cam. 4.) WHAT WAS THE LAST QUESTION SOMEONE ASKED YOU? It was by my other half this morning asking if id meet up for lunch at 13.15 5.) WHAT WAS THE LAST QUESTION YOU ASKED SOMEONE? What time do you finish tonight as I have football at half six, again, to my other half. 6.) WHAT WAS THE LAST DREAM YOU HAD? I cant say I have ever remembered a dream…. Anyone know ...

Star Trek 8 - First Contact (DVD) 01/04/2005

ASSIMILATE THIS!!! RESISTANCE 'IS' FUTILE!

Star Trek 8 - First Contact (DVD) Before we start on the Star Treks ‘Epic’, First Contact, it is important to point out that the Special Edition of this movie isn’t available on region two until the 25th of April this year. The review I am giving is on the region one version that is available to buy NOW. All the special features of the movie etc are listed below ‘The Movie’ section. ~THE MOVIE~ (Some parts below may spoil your viewing if you have not seen the movie before). The movie starts with a wonderful opening sequence of titles and an amazing opening score, as usual written by Gerry Goldsmith. This eventually pans out to Captain Picard’s, (Patrick Stewart), eye, and what appears to be a drill piercing the membrane of his eye. Picard is has become ‘Locutus of Borg’. He gets further away as we start to see that he is inside a Borg ship. Picard wakes up in his quarters onboard the Enterprise, goes to the mirror, splashes water over his face, and then a Borg implant springs from his right cheek. The com systems goes, and he wakes again, this time for real. Picard picks up the communication, it’s from Admiral Hayes, informing Picard that he has just received a communication from Deep Space 5, telling him that the colony on Ibor Prime was destroyed this-morning, and before the Admiral has finished, Picard butts in… “Yes I know, The Borg”. We then see the first shot of the mighty Sovereign Class Star Ship, USS Enterprise ‘E’. So it’s begun, after six years of Picard waiting, the Borg have now ...
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