Tuesday, March 10, 2015

[March] Here's what I've been going lately

First off, hi everyone! I hope I haven't convinced some of you that I'm dead and gone, but the good news is that I'm very much alive, but seemingly not active here. I don't exactly know how to explain it, but anyways that's not what this post is about.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blogger for Android is terrible

While I'm busy exploring the wonders if Android L (via CyanogenMod 12 nightly builds) on my OnePlus One, I decided to try the idea of blogging from it. I'm not impressed with Google right now.

Even back when I used Android 2.3, Google has neglected its own Blogger Android app for quite a long time. Back when I tried it, it didn't even have a full editor and had a few bugs. After enjoying the new material design that a lot if apps have now, Blogger for Android sticks out like a sore thumb. It's really disappointing.

I want Google to do something about this. They can do both of the suggestions or just do one. I'd like to have a better mobile app with material design and a full fledged editor, or I want the web post interface to work well on mobile. Either way I want a better editor for mobile.

If you all haven't even noticed yet already, I am making this post from their mobile app. I can't format the text the way I do on the web interface and it shows very well here.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

What I've been doing this holiday season

It doesn't take much to notice that I've been busy lately, noted by my lack of posting here over the past few weeks. I'm not keeping everyone in the dark about what I've been doing, so here is this post outlining how come I haven't been posting here a lot.

First off, I have been busy lately with the holiday season. I've spent a lot more time with my family this time around than in previous holiday seasons. Therefore, I've given them more attention than keeping up with my computer.

Second, I've been very mobile lately. Because of the lack of time from spending time with family, friends, etc, I also have been very out-and-about lately. I haven't spent much time actually sitting at my desk at all in the past few months. I did get myself a OnePlus One back in November, and I have been using that phone ever since. I still have all of the posts about that phone almost ready to be submitted anyways but they still need to be proofread and edited for any noticeable grammatical errors.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

OnePlus One Unboxing

I might not write on here very often, but the next few weeks here are something to look forward to. That's right -- as suggested by the title I am doing a review of the OnePlus One! For now, this post is specifically about the unboxing and related detail. other items will be saved for the full review.

Friday, November 14, 2014

My view on Taylor Swift & Spotify

With all of this "drama" between Taylor Swift and Spotify, I think it's time for me to throw in my own 2 cents into the pot.

Friday, November 7, 2014

System76 is now 9 years old

Seems like it was yesterday eh? Today the company announced via its social media channels that it has conducted business for 9 years. Their announcement is below.

Friday, October 31, 2014

TheNextWeb, why be greedy?

I was reading something on TheNextWeb today, and saw something about their RSS feeds being truncated. I noticed this occurring in Feedly, but today was the day I actually found their announcement. However, this post isn't about the announcement. It's about greed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OnePlus' failures

This is an opinion (and essay-style) post (sorta).

Yesterday, OnePlus finally had a milestone in their overall story of the OnePlus One. After months of saying that the invite system would disappear, they are finally making progress. Although, the invite system is still around.

Everyone should know the core reason behind the invite system. It was an easy way to limit the demand as a result of the lacking supply. Demand for this device was overwhelming. According to OnePlus, they are "selling every phone we make". Despite this, they really have been hyping up their new "FlagShip Killer" despite their ongoing inability to meet demand. Well, this device isn't exactly new either, but that's another issue in itself (that isn't very important right now). The pre-order system was a different way to buy the phone. instead of having an invite, which ensures that your new phone will arrive within the next week (or just a little after), you instead reserve your spot in line, receiving your device right off of the assembly line, as soon as you can get the phone shipped to you. Some people were reporting at the end of the (extended) order window that their device will arrive in 8 week. Two months, and perhaps a couple of days, until you get your device.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Opinions on the Nexus 6

Source: Google Play
After last week's reveal of the next set of Nexus devices for the following year, I've taken some time to gather some thoughts and opinions on the Nexus 6 smartphone. Those close to me (online via IRC and in real life) knew that I would be keeping an eye on this smartphone, because I really am quite due for a device upgrade.

The reasons for why I need a device upgrade are already well known. I have a Android 2.3 device from LG, and I really do need an upgrade. Not only is the CPU very slow, but there's no space on it either. Now more than ever have I been looking keenly on new devices. I narrowed down my choices down to the OnePlus One or Nexus 6.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Minecraft's European PlayStation Vita Release Date Announced

It was far from an easy road to get the game to this point, but 4J Studios has finally made it happen!

The news of the release date comes just after the second, known attempt to pass through Sony's Quality Assurance testing was completed.

Given the length of time that had gone by since it was announced to be in QA, roughly two weeks, many had begun to wonder if it had failed again.

No need to fear now though, as it will be coming: