Saw this on reddit, felt it was appropriate.
I have to admit, I cycled through a lot of titles for this post that were far more... colorful, but in the end I decided to try and keep it classy. What am I pissed about this time? Two words: Galaxy Nexus. More to the point, where the hell is it?! There have been more than a few rumors flying around, enough to the point where lot's of the fanboys I know waiting for this blasted phone (myself included), are getting burned out. The newest batch, pointing to December 8th or 9th, promptly got debunked right after they managed to rekindle my hope I would actually get this phone before 2011 was out. I have always been one for gadgets, I understand the hype machine that all of the companies subscribe to. Though as I am sure most who have been [Read more...]
After working so hard to try and achieve the "American dream," seems that it's killing us. This is some bullshit and really grinds my gears, since it means once you hit grade school you are completely boned. Unless I am some sort of crazy abnormality (which in this specific case I highly doubt I am), the game plan that is driven into you is that you: study hard in grade school, go to college, study hard in college, find a comfy "middle-class" office job, work hard, then retire. Want a non-office job that allows for a more active, hands on day-to-day routine? Don't want to go to college? What's wrong with you, are you an idiot!? Anyway, the end result of this life you are indoctrinated into wanting, is that you do a serious amount of [Read more...]
I finally took some time out of my busy schedule to check out the B&N nook app for Android, and all it seems to have done is further infuriate me about how the nook handles your markup for your books. Across devices and platforms the data for your eBooks; bookmarks, highlights, and notes are not saved to your account, only locally. This makes no sense to me whatsoever! What idiot thought up the use case for this?! We are in a time where everything should be seamless, if a device has internet access and a service requires an account, then your data should sync across devices and platforms. One of the audiences eBook readers seem to be targeting heavily is students; especially college students. Who, as I know all too well, are required [Read more...]
I don't think I can say enough about how my nook has become my favorite gadget. With it, I have been powering through the Wheel of Time series faster than I ever thought possible. My more cynical friends like to call shenanigans on me for saying this, believing that nothing can beat a real book, but the convenience of an eReader over regular books cannot be denied. Although I am rambling again...what I really wanted to discuss was the new update: The video pretty well sums up the changes, especially with visuals of the user interface changes, but it doesn't seem to emphasize the noticeable improvement to the eInk page refresh. When I first got the nook it took some getting used to to not be bothered by the fairly slow and distracting [Read more...]