Location Unknown

Irritably enough I am reminded that the Cloud is just that. Intangible but enforced by marketers as ever necessary for all tasks. Offline access of files, while crucial, remains awkward. Not seamless, not particularly user friendly either.

My Stance on Amazon

I decided to publish with Amazon simply because that’s where the traffic is … It’s that simple. I’m trying to draw attention to my work. If I don’t jump out in the middle of rush hour I’m not going to get hit by anything. I know the risks and I am choosing to take them.

Useful Misdirection(s)

So who is that article a shill for? Is it to pacify the masses? “Well, I can’t find work today, but I’m not alone, so it’s not so bad.” Is it to soothe the employers? “Everybody’s budget is tight. I have to make money.” It sure isn’t for the unemployed.

Microprocessor Bubble: Tick, Tock

Technology is, however, lost in itself. Wouldn’t be the first time an industry has generated too much product for its own good. We are awash in microprocessors – and we just don’t know what went wrong. How can it all have become so affordable?

New Ways To Cannibalize Customers

Each company is scrambling to cannibalize its previous/current customer base and shove us grinning and bleating into the future. Let’s understand that. Whether we want the new systems is not the point. Whether we can afford it will determine the success of Generation Next.

Calculations Underperformed

The heavy hitters of the gaming personal computing industry have been striking out lately, and they don’t appear to know why. Blogphilofilms has a good take on the epic failure of Windows 8. Watch it. He put the nail on the head better than I could have, though I have to say he reminds me…

Blinked In: My LinkedIn Group

Injustice and nefariousness abounds. The first and presently only LinkedIn “group” I have joined is loaded with spam. HR managers/employees/ilk promise to have the “best answers” and the “way in” through the myriad questions employers will throw at you.

NCSoft Hardstyle: China Blocked

Farming has never received proper media coverage because it reflects poorly on the state of the industry. We depend heavily on Asia for our MMO experiences, and thus cannot demand that they cut a limb off. Except that one of the largest players in that industry just did.

Consoles By Necessity

I find it refreshing that Gabe Newell is taking a Microsoftian approach to the retail offerings of what may revolutionize in-home gaming. Recognizing your influences is part of being a responsible creator. Unfortunately he hasn’t done that this time.

Ghost in the Sale

Presently the fans are doing a better job of taking care of the franchise than the legal rights owners are. Fandom caretaking of this ilk are not alone – MLP:FiM is in a similar situation. Season 4 is a “cat out of the bag” all right, as in how proud was DHX Media to admit it?