I’ll admit the prospect of Tony Abbott leading Australia terrifies me. But you know what? There’s something that is far, far more frightening. There is an obnoxious, uninformed, and ignorant policy that the Liberals have put forward, and it’s their weak, crippled National Broadband Network proposal. If the liberals actually get in power and put in place their reduced, passive, degraded, sub-par NBN plan, it will be detrimental to us as a nation. It will stifle our progress with technology on more levels than most people can imagine. Our nation must vote for Labor and their full performance National Broadband Network.
So Microsoft have recently undertaken a marketing campaign in an attempt to convince people to not hate their browser IE as much as they currently do. The campaign is called The Browser you Loved to Hate. Their whole angle is to try and be “cool” by admitting that their browser used to suck, but now they have learnt and have made this new cool product with IE 9 + 10.
Now what I’m about to say is very important. DON’T BE FOOLED. Don’t buy into this cheap, dodgy attempt at Microsoft trying to save face with IE. Microsoft should never, ever be forgiven for the monstrosity that is Internet Explorer.
The future of civilization and humanity as we know it is without any doubt heading towards a “hive mind” or “collective consciousness” where we’re all hooked up to the one “brain”. We will become like the Borg, quite literally. This isn’t fantasy, it’s real.
So about 6 months ago after noticing a couple of friends smoking e-cigarettes, I embarked on a journey of research to find my first electronic cigarette. It seemed perfect, a safer non-carcinogenic substitute for smoking which provides nicotine, but “Vapour” (Vape) instead of toxic smoke.
I have a major problem with society when it comes to politics. I have almost lost faith in the whole process.
After a lot of consideration, I believe it simply comes down just a few key points:
- Due to ignorance, when there is real change, people resist.
- Due to greed, if a policy ever involves people having to pay, regardless of what it’s for, people resist.
- The minority scream the loudest.
So by now any World of Warcraft players will be aware of the ability to now blacklist battlegrounds. This feature lets you remove up to 2 battlegrounds from being selected when queuing for a random battleground.
I for one had been waiting for this feature ever since “queueing for random battlegrounds” was introduced. In fact a lot of people had. It was unfortunate that the feature was buggy and didn’t work for many months after being introduced.
Just last year I got my first Macbook Pro for development, after a lifetime of Windows (and linux/unix on server environments). I was very excited to get my environment set up as many friends who work in a similar field had sworn by it. I knew that almost every element of my workspace would be easily transferrable to OSX, and in some cases more elegantly. Technologies such as Apache, PHP, ssh/shell, etc are almost more native to the *nix core than they are to windows.
There was however a single piece of the puzzle that I knew I still had to deal with. Microsoft SQL Server.
So a few months ago it was a quiet WoW maintenance Tuesday night (rant on that coming soon) and at the time I had almost completed the entire Star Trek TNG series. I decided I’d download and try out the “Star Trek Online” MMO. I wasn’t expecting anything super special but I like Star Trek, I like MMOs, some YouTube videos looked ok so I figured I’d give it a go. Somewhere through the installation process it prompted something about installing “Pando Media Booster” to help with the download.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is ugly. I’ve never understood why so many phone manufacturers consistently fail when it comes to making a phone that actually LOOKS good. The Samsung S4, just like the Samsung S3 is curvy, ugly and has that tacky shiny plastic that looks like a cheap piece of shit. If they’re going to make it crappy plastic, can’t they at least make it Matte so that it looks a little more modern than something out of the 80′s?
I love chinese food. I eat Chinese pretty much a few times a week. I particularly love Yum Cha. Yum Cha is probably my favourite food.
I understand that the translation of Yum Cha in Chinese is actually “drink tea”. Of course drinking tea is an enjoyable part of a chinese meal. It’s nice to be given those nice white chinese tea pots so that you can pour some lovely tea in your fucking tea cup. That would be if the tea cups would actually pour tea in a normal human way. Lost me? Allow me to explain.