Thursday, September 30, 2010

Man builds working ALU in Minecraft!

Wow! Thats all I can say. A very smart guy with a ton of time on his hands has designed and built a working ALU in Minecraft.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Star Wars going 3D!

Now I can say with no ego that I am a tried and true Star Wars fan.  Not to the extent of camping out for tickets but I know my fair share of Star Wars knowledge.  The ENTIRE series is going to be rereleased in 3d and Im not quite sure how to feel about this.  While Avatar was visually amazing Star Wars could easily rendered with 3D visuals and create some really nice eye candy, but is it really necessary?  Do they REALLY need to be rereleased? Does every major movie release now have to be in 3d? I liked it just fine before, and I don't think that seeing the series in 3D is going to change my love for Star Wars.  What do you guys think? Greedo shot first by the way.

So little to do and so much time....Wait, strike that, reverse it.

My apologies friends for not being able to update daily as I have intended to do with this blog.  I have been running around like a chicken with his head cut off the past few days. Stay tuned for a new update today. Namaste

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The golden age of gaming

Todays landscape of gaming is understandably the most surreal and visually appealing. But sadly the games today never seem to recreate the nostalgia of my childhood.  While TF2, Starcraft 2, WoW, MW2, and Halo are all great games, I never get that same level of excitement that I consistently did when I was in my younger days.  With the anticipation of a holiday and no school, spending the day playing Mortal Kombat, Mario Kart, Killer Instinct (lot of K's in there) or a Final Fantasy game nothing to this day can trump that feeling. WoW does come a very close to this but I guess adulthood has stripped that away.  What were your best memories of gaming? Or is the scene today what gives you the best feeling?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cable TV, a thing of the past?

Lately I've given a lot of though to the whole "cancel your cable" movement.  Now I watch my fair share of TV each day, mostly Family Guy on Adult Swim daily but its usually just background noise while I'm working or even writing this blog.  Cable TV is not an imperative necessity for our survival in the hunter/gatherer sense of the term.  It is merely a luxury but sadly I feel some people have become somewhat dependent on it.  So my question is how easily can we cancel cable and not care.  There are plenty of other options out there for watching your favorite shows. Hulu, Netflix, Boxee, AppleTV and the up coming GoogleTV as well as bit torrents all provide a means of viewing your interests. I pay around $50 a month for a basic tier package with HD, and I must say its hardly worth the hand full of channels available.  There should be some type of support group for all of us who are considering taking the plunge of cable cancellation. Oh well I better go, reruns of cops start in just a few minutes.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Steve Jobs is a man of few words

A recent story has come out in regards to a "pissing match" that Steve Jobs was involved in with a college girl over not receiving a price quote for some iPads. The student had contacted Apple PR numerous times but never received a response.  Now Steve has a history of responding to e-mails sent to him directly, so the girl thought what the hell I'll e-mail him.  The girl indicated that the iPads were "essential to her academic performance".  I think that is where she made the mistake, Steve promptly responded with "Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry". The girl sent him another e-mail and back and forth the go. To make a long story short Steve finally responded with "Please leave us alone". WOW! Now  the kicker to me is that Steve had sent multiple e-mails back and forth with the girl.  Really?! You would think he would have responded once and told the Apple PR department to get on the job and handle it.  Thats what employees are for, to handle certain tasks and this is a prime example of why Apple has a PR and sales department.  Not sure who in Apples  corporate team dropped the ball but Steve should be more upset with his staff than the girl.

Link to story from gawker.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Touchscreen Fad or Fab?

With the recent surge of the touchscreen interface into the market place, I've been wondering if it is mearly a fad or will it completely replace our current interface.  On the phone side of things I can see how it would be more aesthetically pleasing in the pocket to have a device with an on screen keyboard for text input. However when it comes to the PC market to this day no on screen keyboard is 100% perfect, if fact most are far from it.  A recent story broke that the CEO of Best Buy claims that the IPad has cut netbook sales nearly in half, now the keyword here is netbook. Not laptop or PC, but where if any in the timeline would the tablet PC begin to eat the lunch of the full blown laptop. Personally at the end of the day I don't feel that the touch display could ever replace the old keyboard.  I look at as the same as the classic game controller to the motion control on the market. Will the next consoles be all motion related? I think not!

Comment back and lemme know what you think.