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Extra Life

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Published on: October 25, 2017

I will be participating in Extra Life this year. If you wish you can donate to the cause here https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=267411&wait=1 What is Extra Life? Here’s how it works Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. On Game Day (Nov. 4th), I will join the thousands of gamers[…]

Got “South Park The Fractured but Whole”

Categories: Games, Geekdom
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Published on: October 20, 2017

On Thursday night I picked up the new South Park game “South Park The Fractured but Whole”. I will say I was surprised at what I got in it. Not only did I get what I was expecting, but I also go “South Park The Stick of Truth” Well since I have not played the[…]

So I did get a switch and here are my thoughts

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Published on: October 14, 2017

So back in June I posted about my new PS4, but still did want a switch (nintendo, I mean nintendo who does not want one) I got it back in July, so here are my thoughts. First nintendo needs to fix their attitudes about artificial scarcity. Mind you I got it in July 5 months[…]

Another epic fail by google

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Published on: May 2, 2017

Android Auto, it has my contact list. I can say Call find and good, it can call the number, which means it can find the contact card, the contact card also has a home address but navigate to , drive to

To game desiners

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Published on: May 2, 2017

When your game is 90% cutscenes (Final Fantasy X on vita) or nothing but text (press X to read the next line persona 4 golden on vita) It does not make me care about the characters back story more, it makes me return the game. Yes I like watching videos, but I have a DVD[…]

I guess Google is working hard to kill Google Home even before it comes out.

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Published on: October 2, 2016

Google Says if you support Amazon Echo you will not be allowed to work with Google Home I saw this article today. Given that Amazon Echo is already out (I have it, and love it) Given that most smart home devices already integrate with Amazon Echo, looks like Google is trying hard to kill Google[…]

Google whants to do a vertion of Amazon Echo.

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Published on: June 1, 2016

In the news as of late it is said that they want to do a rip off of the Amazon Echo. I wonder how many people would risk getting the device given that Google bricked the Revolv be not to long ago. Google has a long history of abandoning things they once did. latitude, Reader,Google[…]

How Far we have come

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Published on: April 14, 2016

I can transfer a nice large set of files (read 5+ Gb) with out batting an eye. I remember back when moving data between 2 computers was done in 1.44Mb batches. My how far we have come. My first install of Linux was done via 5 1.44Mb floppies. It when pretty much DD a floppy[…]

Old Blogs

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Published on: April 4, 2016

This is an older blog it has been around for over a decade. That got me to wondering what Blogs still exist from the time I was really into reading Blogs. I had not really read many for the last few years, I am thinking of pulling up a new RSS reader (I stopped for[…]

Almost forgot my full love of the shell (command line to many of you)

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Published on: April 2, 2016

I always feel more comfortable when working at the bash shell instead of in some sort of GUI. And since the Google forcing of Android Studio (that bloatware) I have returned to the command line to do my Android development. But while I have been there I have thought about how I could move more[…]

Further work on ridding my personal development of IDEs

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Published on: April 1, 2016

As I have don’t some work on my computer to prep for the day where I don’t need an IDE for Android development (also this work is making me think I might not need an IDE for any kind of development) This is what my screen has turned into as I done work on it[…]

I guess this Blog has gotten a new life in it.

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Published on: November 27, 2015

My blog has not been updated in a long time. But now I have updated it a few times this month. Not sure where I will be going with this blog, but that is ok it is just a personal website and blog, so it does not really need a direction. To those of you[…]

Just a little bit of coding.

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Published on: November 27, 2015

This is what my screen looked like while playing on some code today. I need more screen realist, as you can see I am almost out of space on the screen.

Working with 4 monitors

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Published on: November 22, 2015

My current setup while working on the new web site. I got to many xterms open but it what I need to get the work done. I will probably post a few more screen shots over the coming week to show off how my 4 monitors work for me as I do different tasks.

Not enough monitors or to many monitors

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Published on: November 21, 2015

As posted last night I moved my web site from one hosting company to another. While doing it I had many xterms open. And I was finding that even with 4 monitors I still did not have the required space I wanted to do all the work for the configuration and work on the different[…]

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