Saturday, November 22, 2014

That's cooking with fire!

So my Amazon Fire TV Stick arrived today (2 days early), and after a quick software update and set up I'm totally stoked about this purchase! The setup was extremely easy and after the introduction video it I was greeted by a simple and easy to navigate menu. After discovering this morning that it's possible to install the new XBMC (KODI) Android App on the Fire TV Stick, I plan to replace both my PS3 and Raspberry Pi. The UI is nice and responsive but what really put me over the top was the mobile App! After installing the App on my Android phone I discovered I could swipe to navigate the UI on the TV and do voice search! Too freaking cool. I plan to post updates on my experience with the Fire TV Stick as time goes on, and if the first few minutes are any indication it's mostly going to be positive.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Cult of Mac

Yesterday I was issued a MacBook Air by my employer, and so begins my official journey into the World of the Mac user. I assist Mac users on a daily basis, but as I did not have direct access to one I often had to lean on others for help. It's going to be an interesting experience, I'm not a fan of being locked down the way Apple likes to treat it's customers, but since I didn't pay for this MacBook and it's not mine to keep anyway, it's easier to over look some of the restrictions. I don't see myself joining the cult, but possibly, just possibly, I may end up softening my opinion. We shall have to wait and see.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The first video game.

Disclaimer: This is going to age me :/ In 1988 I started my first year of High School and spent a lot of lunch times playing this game. I had already played Space Invaders and the like but my experience with Personal Computers had been limited. Family friends had a ZX Spectrum that I played a Moon Lander game on a few times, and during some time in Hospital I played Indiana Jones on an Apple II, but that was it. Labyrinth was one of the few games we were allowed to play on the schools BBC Basic computers that were our "computer lab" at the time. Looking back at it now, this game heavily influenced my gaming preferences and what kind of video games I am drawn to today. Even just watching a few seconds of game play has me wanting to play it again.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Because Batman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-feD8YMUIM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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