If I See Another Pokebreeder…

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I may cuss uncontrollably. In Black 2/White 2 a certain set of Pokebreeders will battle you every time that they see you but only after you’ve returned to the area. That means that you can go inside of a house, exit then walk by them again and be forced to battle them again. You could be surfing and enter another area by one panel then head backwards and get caught by them again.

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The 82 cents compromise of the Nexus 4, 7 and 10

None of the Nexus devices have SD card slots. They do use micro-usb which would allow for a device like this to be the best solution to this problem. It only costs $0.82 on Amazon right now and was not included with the Nexus line.

I’ve long wondered why there could be such an oversight at Google. My original conclusion was Google’s conflict of interest coming from their network services. People like to call it the ‘cloud” but that’s just a rebranding for network based services and anything reliant upon a network to do the job that a local device/option would have normally done. A great example of this is email. When it’s stored and used only online the proper term is web mail. That’s the cloud and it’s been here since the late 1960’s (based upon the closest format that comes close to resembling the core of todays mail incarnation). Its’ precursor was Morse Code and a more direct experiment of it was conducted in the early 1900’s by IBM.

Gmail is googles webmail service. When you use software like Outlook, Thunderbird, Lotus Notes, etc then you’re using client email. It’s different from webmail because it can be used to store your messages locally. This gives the users of client mail the ability to check their emails while being disconnected to the internet for any reason. Despite how ubiquitous internet service and access is becoming, it still pays to be able to operate while offline. I’m fairly certain that it would have been helpful with Hurricane Sandy. Somewhere in this mess I’m sure that there’s a poor soul that had some safety tips or needed knowledge emailed to them that they couldn’t print but could have had access to via a laptop, phone, tablet or other device had they used a mail client.
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I’m Going To Do Something That I Never Do

RTFM!

Hello folks, I’m sure that you’re all aware that Windows 8 has just released. I’ve been using the Consumer Preview for the past couple of months and have more positive than negative things to say about Windows 8. Even so, I miss the level of configuration and understanding offered by GNU Linux – specifically Ubuntu. I originally planned to split my hard drive and dualboot so that I could compare Ubuntu 12.10/KDE Fedora 17 Spin with Windows 8. Instead, I’ve decided to give PC-BSD another go with its’ 9.1 release.

I know that I may have lost some of you there, I’ll explain this briefly. GNU\Linux or just Linux (as it’s used on this blog and popularly in many other places) are the core framework of desktop operating systems that compete with the merits of Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. A major difference between Linux and Windows/Mac is that the core is usable and modifiable by anyone that wants access to it, in fact the community openly encourages it. Just imagine if the core of Windows XP was made available and that anyone could release a Windows XP system that had a level of interoperability between all of the versions that multiple people made. That’s Linux in a nutshell, both different and united to an extent. The truth behind it is much more meticulous to the point where interoperability is a feature that must be worked at significantly more than what Microsoft and Apple offer with their systems.

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Grand Theft Auto III and Church

Irony is very ripe for the picking throughout my life in nearly all of my experiences. I had no idea what GTA was or that it even existed until I attended the United Men’s Christian Conference (2002) at Calvin College. The conference itself is an open forum on how Christian men can stick to their values throughout their lives.
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Are Games Really Superior Or Just Fundamentally Different?

Gaming is not inherently a superior form of entertainment. It is inherently one of the most empowering forms of entertainment in the world. Not video games alone but all games.

If books, movies, plays, etc are the pedagogic form of entertainment than games are androgogic.
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