It’s time to start posting again…

… Dearest devoted visitors of my incredible blog:   Thanks for hanging in there and waiting with bated breath for my latest post.

Unfortunately, this post is just a teaser / trailer, I’ve got some research I want to do to back my conclusions.   And of course, welcome anyone to provide their interpretation in the comments.   Disqus makes it pretty easy.

Stay safe out there, Internets  =)

Very nice

 

Why I’m Applauding Valve’s Recent Announcements [Steam Box]

One word.   Innovation.   Now, only time will tell if they pull it off but I’m super excited that a company in such a ‘safe’ spot (if there’s such a thing) is actually thinking outside of the box and taking a real shot at delivering something there’s very clearly a market for.

What’s are biggest obstacles in PC gaming right now?

  • Peripherals (game pads, motion etc.) – Yes while they may be available they certainly are no where near ubiquitous which they need to be.
  • PC gaming in the living room
  • Sharing experience
  • Hardware is expensive (just needs added value / simplicity)
steam box controller

Fallout mask or the latest in PC controller innovation?

 

 

As far as I can tell Valve’s strategy is attempting (in creative ways – some more than others) to come up with solutions to all of these problems.

  1. New controller + design
  2. Streaming games from the living room using your gaming PC’s power
  3. Sharing game library with family

Good luck with it Valve.   If your delivery / implementation doesn’t suck I just might be able to get behind this 😉

 

 

Best HTC Evo 4G LTE Rom [Q1 2013]: MeanBean v3.09

Take it from someone who has tried about probably 8 different custom ROMs now (including giving stock a chance) and believe me when I say that this is the one to get — hands down.

Best ROM I’ve used yet for the HTC EVO 4G LTE

Features:

-great performance (additional options to easily overclock (undervolt, overvolt) up to 1.8 ghz)

-great stability

-great battery life (I get pretty much 2X) a MUST download for me was Better Widget Reborn – you can install this and observe the battery stats both before and after running the new ROM and you’ll actually see the results

-fixes many annoying ‘features’ of the stock ROM -Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Just remember a few things:

1.)  must be s-off – if you don’t know how to do this read here:

2.) if you’re s-on you can actually still run it if you update the radio firmware with a flashable  zip – HOWEVER, you must also be on HBOOT 1.12 (you can check these versions from the recovery boot screen; turn off phone and hold vol down and power).

2a.) MAKE SURE YOU RESET GOOGLE WALLET before switching ROMS!!!

2b.) I also like to use Titanium Backup to backup my current apps / data so I can easily restore them when I move to a new custom ROM.

3.) Make sure factory reset before installing.

4.) Always take a nandroid backup of your current ROM (instructions here).

5.) Hug / donate to this developer for doing an amazing job.  link If you have any questions or concerns hit me up in the comments.

Oh Apple – how do I loathe thee, Let me count the ways…

 

explosion fight club

Yes, this is from Fight Club. I am Jack’s complete lack of originality.

Oh Apple you are an amazing company /sarcasm.

 When I think of greed I can think of nothing better than your logo.

You are like a financial glutton.   Vacuuming up all of the monies out of various economies and putting them all into your savings account.

Naughty Apple

Apple: making SURE it drains most if not all cash-flow out of your economy since 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 billion in cash…

Here’s what that much cash looks like:

1 billion cash

So take that and multiply it by 117 and you’ll have an idea of what is sitting in the vaults at Apple Computer Inc.
Why are earth does a company need that amount of money?    Why are you hoarding all the wealth?

I really wish the government would do something useful and stop shit like this from happening… Wouldn’t be exactly if the media would grow some balls and draw some attention to important bullshit like this.

If there’s a “recession” going on, doesn’t it make sense to look at corporations who are outsourcing 90+ percent of their work force to a foreign country (yes I pulled that number right out of my ass)?

Can there be no gov’t incentive for these kinds of programs?

Am I alone?  EDIT:  Apparently not!  =)

 Instead this is how you chose to spend half it it?

  • dividends for investors (which probably comes back to you)
  • Buying back your own stock (A is for Arrogant)

What a pile of douche bags if I’ve ever seen them… You spend by recycling your money within yourself – brilliant…

Apple Recycling money

This is how Apple spends it’s money… On itself and it’s investors

EDIT 2:   Apple is also doing a stellar job at avoiding paying their share in tax on TOP of this issue.   Unbelievable….

Office of phones

This is probably what Apple’s International offices look like 😛