Back From the Army; New Toys

May 7, 2010

So I spent the last 3.5 months in Missouri at US Army Initial Entry Training, during which I had little to no internet access. I’m back now, and I immediately went out and bought a brand new MacBook Pro, complete with upgraded 1680×1050 display, as well as a 64GB iPad. I also got a new cell phone, the Motorola Droid.

Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid. USA Today website not included.

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch. Only the one in the picture doesn't have the HD display that I got for mine!

Apple iPad 64GB

Apple iPad 64GB. Mine has a bazillion apps though 🙂

I’ll probably be reviewing these, as well as some new games I have and apps for all of the above. Stay tuned!


Google Chrome OS: Concerns and Answers

July 9, 2009

Google Chrome OSAlright, I thought I was gonna dump this blog out of loss of interest, but after Google announced their own operating system for netbooks, I had to chime in.

The first thing that I want to point out is that now is not the time for people to be freaking out on either side of the spectrum. I’m all for getting excited, but this product is still a year away at least, and until we actually see a release candidate, there’s no way to know what the specific strengths and weaknesses this OS will have.

With that in mind, I’ve been hearing different concerns regarding wether Google Chrome OS will be a viable alternative to Windows 7 or not, and I’d like to respond to each in turn.

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Make Money and Get Free Stuff

March 2, 2009

This really is pretty cool. Hopefully you have been familiar enough with my site up until now to know that I’m not BS’ing here. I found an awesome site that will let you make money and get free gaming/computer stuff at the same time in exchange for mindless clicking. Here’s how it works:

  1. Advertisers make ads with forms to fill out.
  2. Filling out the forms gives the referrer money.
  3. This site refers you to the ads.
  4. They get money.
  5. They buy you free stuff with it.

The awesome thing is this: the site knows that the advertisers are all scumbags, so they give you tips on filling out the forms. If you get a form filler you can fill out about 30 forms per hour or so. Each one gets you a certain number of points, which you then use to get games, consoles, computer equipment, cell phones, and more.

On top of all that, you also can get money, and here’s how: you get a referral link that you can give to your friends, and if they sign up, you automatically get 20% of whatever they get each time they fill out an offer, but in actual cash. It doesn’t subtract from what they get (they won’t even know it is happening), it just means you get free cash automatically. Get some really active friends on there and you can get tons of $$$!

Anyway, it is a good idea to use a referral link to sign up, because then people can benefit even more from this, and hopefully someone will return the favor and use your link when they sign up. With that in mind, take a look at the site and if you decide that getting free stuff isn’t so bad then totally sign up.

P.S. I will leave comments unmoderated on this post so you can all see the feedback (that way you know I’m not scamming you or anything).


Cell Phones: Cancer Hazards?

February 20, 2009

I’ve had it with random people who don’t know what they are talking about but love to talk about it anyway (aka rock bands) making noise about cell phones and the “dangers” they pose. Supposedly, cell phones generate radiation that is harmful to your brain when it is held so close to your head.

Sorry, but this isn’t the case. The same frequencies used by cell phones are also used by wireless devices that are far more common: televisions, radios, and wifi-enabled computers. Cordless phones and even baby monitors are also using the same type of “dangerous radiation” that cell phones use to transmit data. You can’t see it, smell it, touch it, taste it, or hear it, but hundreds of thousands of radio waves for these devices are zinging past your head every second. It really doesn’t matter if you have a cell phone.

P.S. For the record, this also applies to the rumor that keeping a cell phone in your front pants pocket will make a man impotent. Again, the same type of radiation being emitted by that cell phone is being emitted much stronger by TV and radio towers.