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Monday, February 17, 2014

Sensationalizing Sexuality

Ellen Page came out as gay the other day. It's been a very popular topic on Facebook and Twitter, and besides that, articles on this have been published on many news websites. She said Michael Scott was one of her inspirations for doing this, and that was also something widely discussed. A lot of these posts are praising them for the bravery they have to publicly come out that way. I have to say I am not familiar with either of these people, I now know Ellen is an actor and Michael is a football player and both are celebrities, but really it really doesn't matter who they are for the point I'd like to discuss. Really, I'd like inform people about why it's such a big deal.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

10,000


I've always thought it was a bit ridiculous when a Youtuber or a blogger made a video or post celebrating some milestone, and even when I did it, I thought it was not necessary, just a required ceremony. But 10,000 actually instills happiness, which is good.
I started this blog in hope to be Internet-famous. That's actually a really stupid goal - why would I do this just for that? What would I benefit? Not much. So I'm just doing this when I feel like I have something to say. I have a lot of ideas for things to say right now, I just have to do them.
I don't know if blogging will take me anywhere, or if I'll meet people because of it. Those both would be nice, but for now I'm just doing it for fun. I've met Jack, who I met from making a header image for him. I'm still thinking of him as Vanessa, though, because that's what I've always thought of him as. He's taken a shift for the worse, which makes me sad.
Maybe I'll come across someone else to be my friend. On a daily basis, I talk primarily with four people, and not all of them I consider a friend. Even if it's only a virtual relationship, I'd take it.
But regardless, thanks for reading this. 10,000 is a big number that made me happier than I thought it would, and I'm just enjoying writing for things besides school when I can.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Humble Origin Bundle


This was EA's chance. Origin had a rocky start, and was criticized heavily, then very few people used it. Also, people don't typically like EA, which contributed. But The Humble Origin Bundle could've gotten people back into Origin! But it might not.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Ubuntu Edge

Back in February, I wrote about phone operating systems in the works. This included Firefox OS, Sailfish, and Ubuntu. A few new phones have launched with Firefox OS installed that I didn't write about, but that's not the point of this article. This is about the Ubuntu Edge.



The Edge is a phone designed by those who work at Ubuntu, and it's a very good phone. Besides being very good-looking, the team have promised the phone will sport "the fastest available multi-core processor, at least 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of storage." That's actually amazing - 4GB of RAM is a lot for a phone, 128GB of storage is seldom heard of, and a fast multi-core processor will make sure it's zippy. The exact specifications will be "finalised as late as possible to ensure the best available components." Besides the hardware, the phone has a few very unique functions.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Why Steam is Amazing - 90% off Alan Wake

Steam is awesome. You can buy a game once, and use it on as many of your computers as you want. And besides that, the price on triple-A games goes down faster than on consoles. And besides that, there are always sales.
Every day there's a daily sale, most weekends there's a weekend sale, and most weeks there are mid-week sales. In the summer and winter they have large wide-spread sales on all or nearly all the games they have, which is amazing. They are usually 25-75% off. Obviously you won't buy all of them, only the ones you're interested in. Also, it has a lot of games. Basically all you ever need!
And sometimes, there's a special treat. Alan Wake is 90% off this weekend. Click here to go to the Steam page. It's a pretty good game about an author who is going insane, and has to fend off crows and other dark creatures with his flashlight. I make it sound boring, but people seem to have enjoyed it. If it's interesting, you can buy it - even if you don't like it, it's only $3. If you do like it, it's only $3. :)
I'm not going to buy it right now because there are other games I'd rather get for $3 in the upcoming summer sale, but I'll keep an eye on it for the future. I'm sorry this post isn't very high quality, but I don't have time right now. :( Sorry! But have fun, at any rate. //andrey

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Look forward to...

I don't have the time right now to write about all this, but somethings to look forward to and information:

The next Xbox will be revealed on May 21. Personally, the PS4 seems better, but I'll write about that later. Click here to read more.

Apparently, Apple will introduce an "exciting new product category." I think it's a watch, glasses, or iTV. Not exactly a new product category, but I don't really think Apple could muster a truly new product category. Click here to learn more.

New versions of iOS and OSX will be announced at WWDC. The new iOS is supposed to look much different, so I'm interested to see what changes there will be. My iDevice is outdated, though, and I'm stuck on iOS 5 forever. >:( Either way, you can click here to see.

Look forward to these things, they're going to be interesting! //andrey

Monday, April 1, 2013

Roundup

I wrote a magazine! I like to report on news if I can, but find myself not being able to do it in a reasonable time-frame after said news occurs, so I embrace procrastination and sum up the highlights of a month's worth of news in a single .pdf file.


Want to read this? You can download it here! It's a bit.ly link just so I can monitor how many people are using it, it downloads from the Mega hosting service. I hope you enjoy! I'm not sure if I'm going to do more, but it was a fun little project. //andrey