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Techie 2012

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 No comments

I had a lot of fun with new tech in 2012.

In March I got a 3rd generation iPad. It was my first iPad. My boss, another co-worker, and I went to Best Buy and got in line the day they went on sale. It was kind of an impulse buy because I had decided to get an iPad 2 since the price was going to go down. I love my iPad! I hardly go a day without using it. It’s one of those things that you don’t think you need, but once you have one you can’t live without it. I think everyone should get one of these. As it turns out, I don’t mind reading on this as much as I thought I would. I never use that Kindle that I bought last year anymore.

A few months later I bought a Nexus 7 because I wanted to learn Android programming and have a real device to test on. I do like how open Android is, but I still prefer iOS, probably just because I’ve had so much more experience with it. Sometimes I still don’t know what to expect when I press a button. It wasn’t until last week that I got a chance to start learning Android programming.

On another sort of impulse I decided to go to the Verizon store on the day the iPhone 5 went on sale. I was fed up with AT&T’s service and decided to make the switch. And I had the urge to get a new phone and it would be another year before I was eligible for an upgrade with AT&T. I am very pleased with this phone except for the fact that I needed new charging cables.

I pre-ordered a Wii U the day I heard that pre-orders were being taken. I love the gamepad and I love the Mario game that I got. My biggest problem is how slow everything is. I didn’t mind the long update before I could even play it that much because it gave me time to read the manuals. But you have to wait so long for anything to load. I really do need to spend more time using it, though. Maybe I’ll get more used to it.

I won an iPad mini at my company’s Christmas party, which I have written about previously. I’m really digging this little thing and I had no interest in it before. It’s so light and it’s just the right size. My only problem is that it doesn’t have a retina display. The text is very small in the Kindle app, so I have to read on my big iPad.

I wonder what I’ll get to play with next year. New consoles?

Geeky Times

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 1 comment

This has been a good week to be a geek.  With E3 and WWDC going on at the same time, I now have a lot of stuff to look forward to.

E3 has made the gamer in me very happy.  I haven’t been keeping up with the announcements and videos as much I wanted to, but what I’ve seen is great.  I had already heard about most of the games, but seeing/learning more about them made me excited.  I’m most looking forward to Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Bioshock Infinite, and the Tomb Raider game that made me think I was listening to a porno.  I’m sure there are many others that I’m forgetting.  I’m not that interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3, but I’ll probably give them a try at some point.  I’m lukewarm on the Kinect stuff that was shown off.  It could end up being fun.  I’m not all that excited about the console announcements.  PSVita looked okay, but I’m not into handheld gaming anymore.  Wii U is a weird name, but I thought Wii was a weird name when I first heard it.  I’m sure I’ll get one eventually, but will I use it?  It will be nice, though, to play Nintendo games in HD.

The WWDC is also taking place.  I’m not a big Apple fanatic, but I am interested in iOS5.  I hope the notification system is better than what they have now and I hope it doesn’t make my 3GS slow.  iCloud could be cool and exciting, but right now it doesn’t seem like a big deal.

Back to drooling over stuff I can’t have yet!