Monday, October 31, 2011

Step Forward and press A: My Life as a moron

This is more bloggy than what I've been writing currently, so don't read on unless you want to hear something really personal

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Distributed Computing


This is probably the more boring side of cloud computing, but it does mark something amazing in research. Cloud computing is all about an array of computers or super computers with tons of memory and storage space and a metric shit ton of processing power. Distributed Computing is all about making that super computer a reality.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cloud 2: Electric Boogaloo


Cloud storage is easy to understand. It's been around for a while. I will amend what I said yesterday: the buzz marketing for cloud storage is for automatic cloud storage. Almost every storage service I mentioned backs up your settings and files automatically, otherwise it's also about being very easy and quick.

Storage is only one part of the cloud though. Today I want to talk more about cloud computing and what it can be used for.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Cloud


So a lot of what we hear today is about 'The Cloud.' The phrase is very wondrous and has become a part of buzz marketing. Every company has their own cloud and it's a staple for some services like iTunes, the app store and Amazon. To answer the question "What is the cloud?" really depends on the kind of cloud we're talking about, and it's gotten a bit wacky.

Mobile Gaming


Mobile gaming is a scary. It used to be the backwards, ignored cousin of console and pc gaming, but it's very much taken on a life of its own. In the days of yore we had a few systems that were cool ideas, and some even looked amazing, but the technology was terrible. Systems like the Sega Gamegear used six AA batteries and had a total charge time of 3 hours, maybe. It wasn't great. Even the great Gameboy in its early days had some issues (it was huge and difficult to see in sunlight) but now mobile gaming is insane; a system no one expected.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Psych


So I recently started watching Psych, using Netflix, and I have to say that I really do love it. It's funny, it's well acted and never panders to its audience. It's also challenging because it always gives most of the answers for the viewer to discover on their own. Every scene has a meaning and each line is either important, funny or both.

DLC


So a genuinely, constantly hot topic is Downloadable Content. It started years ago with map packs and various other addons such as skins and whatnot, but it's much more than that now. Right now the target is Batman: Arkham City and the Catwoman DLC, but there will be something new in the not to distant future, so here's my two cents on it

OnLive


After finally experiencing OnLive for reals, I do have something to say about it: the service is amazing.

As a means to summarize: you shouldn't be afraid to invest in OnLive.