Archive for the ‘Geekery’ category


Hardware Review – Breffo Spiderpodium

Breffo SpiderpodiumSometimes products are hard to review because they simply do what they are designed to do and they cost very little. Welcome to the Breffo Spiderpodium which was kindly offered to me for review by MobileZapp. I mean it’s not like I don’t have some nice things to say about the little beastie, it is just that it is what it is and there isn’t much else to be said.


Just for a moment lets be serious – about googly eyes.

It’s been about 4 hours of data collation and systems management. Now it’s time for a youtube break.


Hardware Review – Jabra Wave+

Spending up to 4 hours a session on a mobile phone a bluetooth headset isn’t so much an accessory as it is a requirement for day to day business. Requiring long battery life and good noise cancellation for on the go conversations the Jabra Wave turned out an exceptionally well priced option. Thanks to the boys over at MobileZap for getting one to me promptly (my old headset had fallen in a puddle) who provided the Jabra Wave+ for review.


First a 3D Printer then the World

What are we going to do today pinky?


Hardware Review – Sony Smartphone Tripod

Smartphone TripodNot being amongst the group of people known for photographic handling skills I find myself in need of a tripod to get the most out of my smartphone’s ability to capture beautiful memories of my kids at sport, or laughable moments of my friends while drunk. I’d like to again thank the people from MobileZap for their generous provision of one such Sony Smartphone Tripod.

As always it arrived in good time, a lightweight tripod made of black durable plastic and a separate screw mount clamp designed to hold any 5″ or smaller smartphone.


NXT Client – Offspring 0.2.1 alpha is Great

I’d been waiting for the client to become user friendly. Was such a pain to get it all happening to start with.

Not only that, decentralized exchange is so very exciting.


Happy Birthday – Me in 2014

It’s been a longish year, and a lot has happened over the arbitrary period of time noted previously. Not important.

 

I got Rock Smith for Christmas birthday… whatever.

 

WOOOOOOOOO !!!


TPP – Why arent Australian’s annoyed?

I’m always astounded by how little interest Australia takes in technology.

As a country we are uniquely situated to not only pump resources into new technologies but take advantage of said technologies. With recent backlash regarding the lackluster FTTN #FRAUDBAND roll out of fiber across the country to the sudden and almost impromptu embracing of regional schools and technical teaching aids such as tablets and electronic whiteboards it was starting to look like Australian’s were ‘getting’ it.

However the TPP is a clear sign we don’t ‘get’ it. In fact our bumbling, yokel conservative ‘well I don’t know bout that there thingy but I likes me some porn’ approach to the internet is going to leave the whole world reeling. Is that you, or someone you know more interested in how fast and free they can download illegal movies or pornography than securing the internet as a resource for the generations to come. Shame on you.


How to be a movement.

Yeah, its simple just…


I miss video games so much – Part 1

Hi, you might know me from such video games as everything that was released ever, and you’ll know I simply love video games.  All of them, even the one’s that aren’t very good. So when I say I fucking hate video games so much I could scream you might wonder what kind of bi-polar point I’m trying to make.