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The Best of 2009

Its time to make one of those “Best of Year” lists you always see around this time of year and havng never made one before im going to list my favorite things of 2009.

With all sorts of things included from album,Artist,Song and movie etc. At the moment im just listing possable choices;



Best Film:

  • District 9
  • Public Enemies
  • Star Trek
  • In the Loop

Best PC Game:

  • Empire Total War
  • Arma 2
  • Dragons Age:Origins
  • Call of Duty  MW2
  • Anno 1404 – Dawn of Discovery
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Console Game:

  • Assasins Creed 2
  • Fifa 10
  • Dragons Age:Origins
  • Call of Duty  MW2
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC’s
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Album:

  • Doves:Kingdom of Rust

Best Artist:

  • Doves

Best Concert/ Live Performance

  • Doves- GMEX, Manchester, 18 Dec
  • The Pixies – Dublin Oylmpia 2 oct

Best Song:

  • Doves – Winterhill / Kingdom of Rust
  • Chicane – Poppiholla
  • Paul Van Dyk – home
  • John O’Callaghan Ft. Sarah Howells – Find Yourself

Best TV Show:

  • The Unit
  • Lost
  • Prison Break
  • 24
  • Mad Men

Best Comedy:

  • The Thick of it
  • The Office
  • Family Guy
  • South Park
  • The Simpsons

Firefox – Must Have Addons

firefox_I love Firefox, the new 3.5 version is much better than previous ones as its much faster with less crashing. Firefox is great because its the only Web Browser i know that says “hey, view thew web your way and dont take no pop-ups or allow any addons to install with asking me first”. But yet still people use IE, im not saying IE ias bad recent versions have come a long way but i still dont trust Microsofts Internet Explorer.

The horror stories where people have lost there World of Warcraft Accounts,Steam Accounts etc are usually down to Internert Explorer and No FireWall and Anti-Virus Software.

So here im listing some of the addons/Extensions i uses with Firefox.


1) AddBlock Plus
Blocks annoying adverts,pop-ups etc.

Blocks Dangerous scripts from running on websites that could potentially damage your PC.

For General Use:

1)Realplayer Browser Record Plugin
For easy Downloading of Youtube Videos. Plus the new RealplayerSP allows you to conver your downloaded videos to your Ipod.PSP,Phone and more.

2) Google Toolbar
For quick links to Gmail and other Google Features.

For quick downloading of Files great for use with GetRight.

4)Scribe Fire:
For quick easy access to posting on your Blog.

This would be number one only yhat it doesnt seem to wrk well for me and just crashes firefox. It keeps a backup of your Bookmarks on the XMarks server.

Top 10 Software Programs

Following on from my “Top 10 Games” post i just want to focus on the Top 10 software programs that ive found over the years which i always use on a brand new windows install. Ive had to reinstall Windows Vista so many times in the past few months due to problems (mainly with new hardware, Vista dont seem to like you changing motherboard). Not really in any order as its wouldnt be fair.

Mailwasher Pro
The best solution to get rid of spam emails. Ive two email accounts and i keep getting more and more spam everyday. This program can detect about 99% of all spam emails. An absolutute must knowadays if you want to be able to actually read your good emails.

Another must have program, .rar and .zip files are everywhere these days and this program is a must as it supports both.

Comodo Personal Firewall
A Free Firewall for Windows thats very good at what it does and a must have if you your PC to remain safe on the net

Avast-Anti virus
Some folks have their own choice of Anti-Virus software but ive been using this for years now since i ditched “Norton Anti-Virus”. Its free and its very very good at what it does.

Azeurus / Vuze
If you want to download any torrents these days you need a good Torrent Client and Vuze / Azeures is one of the best.

The best Free Mp3/Media Player software out there, very versatile and very easy to use. Been using this since about forever really it supports a lot of music formats and even video now.

Daemon Tools:
For using ISO Files for any reason this Free program makes it easy. At some point on the internet you will end up with some kind of ISO File (CD/DVD Image) and this is the best solution for using them

Cute FTP:
If you run your own website this is probably the best software to upload files to your FTP site with. Its not free and bit on the expensive side but non the less its superb at what it does.

Nero-Burning ROM:
I was trying to not list commercial software but theres not getting away from the fact that Nero is best program out there for burning ISO’s, making DVD’s and just about everything else.

An absolute must have program, this excellent download manager will make downloading files so much easier. Its feature-packed and simple to use, ive been using this since i logged on to the internet about 10 years ago.