A Bad Habit Just got better… and healthier too!!!!

So.. one of the worst habits I maintained throughout my career in World of Warcraft is smoking 30 – 40 cigs a day. I mean what else is there to do whilst grinding mindlessly and levelling up my nth alt. Cigs helped pass this lonesome and monotonous time.

The problem is, apart from them things being unhealthy. They also stink the house out. Luckily my pad isn’t what you would call luxurious and the land lord couldn’t care less, however I subconsciously began to hate the stink of the house. Plus I’ve noticed less and less people now participating in this once must have habit and bringing back the honeys after a night out drinking started to become a gamble as to whether or not they would actually endure the odour.

Recently, I began noticing a lot of people sucking on the cheroot type devices and upon study realised they were actually electronical cigarettes. The funny part was these things didn’t smell.

I quickly decided to give these things a try and went to the local co-op and bought  what looked like a the top of the range device only to be disappointed it tasted terrible. The idea though worked and I saw myself being able to use this permanently.

A couple of weeks of study and getting aquatinted on the e cig forums (I mean common? grinding is boring) I found out, there were much much better devices out there. Ones you needed to build yourself and control how much voltage is applied etc. So my earnings down the drain I obtained a spanking awesome piece of hardware. Loved it! until the allergies kicked in. I later found out it was down to the PG used in the e liquid ingredients.

Thankfully I also learnt there are allergy free e liquids out there. Ones that don’t contain PG, but Glycerin instead. I came across a site called Ichor liquid which specialises in the stuff.

V. Happy camper now. The only problem now is I can’t put the damn thing down and go through like 5 ml a day. Still cheaper than the fags though.

Oh well back to grinding.

WoWing with Seborrheic Dermatitis

Here’s a quickie I must get off my chest, while a new patch is updating.

I’ve suffered seborrheic dermatitis for many years now and just recently it started on my hands causing some discomfort whilst gaming.

My symptoms are pretty normal i.e. my skin is red, flaky and extremely itchy. I have had it all over my body, just not on my hands until very recently.

seborrheic dermatitis (Not my Hands – but they look a bit like this)

Who would have thought that even though I have all the money in the world, I have so far found nothing that truly works to get rid of it. Needless to say. It isn’t a pretty site, and after a mammoth 12 hour gaming session leaves my hands looking like victims of a cheese grater.

The good news though is that they heal up overnight ready for a slaughtering the next day. So while it never fully heals, just like in Ground Hog Day, my hands are back to where they were the next morning.

I have tried many natural treatments and changed my diet to include more vegetables, ginger and herbs, which has helped some.

My girlfriend is sympathetic at least, as she has problems of her own (Don’t make me tell) and at the end of the day I see more of her character online than seeing her face to face (I am a self-confessed geek remember!).

Those that have this condition, I feel your pain. I recently came across this site that suggests using UV therapy as a means to cure it. I will be sure to give this ago as I am ready to try anything. Those that have this nasty seborrheic dermatitis condition any thoughts on this treatment?

WoWing with a Great Keyboard – Whats the Best Though?

corsair keyboardAs an avid World of Warcraft gamer I like to use the best peripherals available. While Razor’s products have been my go to product for many years and likewise with Logitech, Corsair have now entered the market with a killer keyboard, the Corsair K series.

Corsair and Cherry introduced the MX RGB Project gaming keyboard, based on a Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard fitted with new Cherry MX RGB key switches.

Like the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB keyboard, I honestly feel like this is one of the best gaming keyboards currently available and are the first ever fully customizable multicolour backlit mechanical keyboards.

The K70 RGB is the standard layout keyboard of the three Corsair Gaming keyboards, the other two being the K95 RGB with 18 additional macro keys and the ten keyless K65 RGB. Based on the design of the K70 gaming keyboard, the Cherry MX RGB gaming keyboard uses Cherry’s latest MX RGB mechanical switches.

If you’re one of those who isn’t fond of those incredibly high priced mechanical alternatives, read up on the Corsair Raptor K30 and K50 gaming keyboards to see which one suits your gaming needs.

The Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the answer to customer complaints of the K60. Corsair gaming is also releasing their own gaming mouse, the M65. The stars of the show are the Corsair Gaming K95 RGB, K70 RGB and K65 RGB.

Corsair may have you covered with the new K70 mechanical gaming board, however The K95 gaming keyboard is Corsair Gaming’s new flagship product and features German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches, aircraft-grade aluminium baseplate and a 16.8 million multicolour per-key backlighting system.

The Corsair K95 RGB Vengeance keyboard was as solid and responsive as I expected after having tested out the K70. The Corsair K70 is a fully mechanical, backlit keyboard that’s designed for performance gaming.

To separate the mechanical Vengeance keyboards from this latest set I now have the Raptor gaming series of peripherals. The keyboards, mice and headsets are currently available through Corsair or Best Buy. Overall, the Corsair Vengeance M95 mouse and K95 keyboard are two fantastic pieces of gaming hardware.

Being relatively new to mechanical keyboards the Corsair Gaming K95 RGB was quite a drastic change to what I have used before, but one that I am really pleased I got to try. This Corsair Gaming K95 RGB mechanical keyboard is one of the most expensive keyboards that I have reviewed, it has full multicolour pre-key backlighting which allows you to customise it to how you want to play.

Corsair has expanded its gaming peripherals’ business by forming the Corsair Raptor series alongside with their Corsair Vengeance series. The Corsair Gaming H1500 and H2100 Headsets are part of Corsair’s new line of high-performance gaming equipment. With CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) software, you’ll be able to edit the colours and functionality of both your Corsair Gaming mice and keyboards.

Beyond the lighting effects and the new Corsair Gaming branding, the keyboards are hardly different than the older Vengeance K95 and K70 keyboards, even featuring the same sleek design.

I found this video very useful from http://www.panelreview.com