I was recommended The Room this weekend, and boy am I glad I was. Well, kind of... it has set the bar of expectation so high that looking at any other games on iOS, I feel utterly bereft of alternatives now that I've completed it.
The Room is beautiful graphically and with its atmospheric music, it's a masterpiece that reminds me of the times I would play Myst 3: Exile - truly mind bending puzzles presented gorgeously and never in a way that made you feel stressed out or like time was an issue.
It was a very relaxing game, something you don't get very often anymore.
MacWorld: "The Room is an iOS game so good, it's scary"
I've added a new Instructional journal to this blog.
As the name suggests, I aim to be posting instructional posts there - namely tutorials, how-to's etc. So I'm kicking it off with a Gist on how to rotate "The Internet" (or more accurately, your target computer's Web).
I originally put it together as a prank for April Fools, but ultimately decided against using it as not everyone would get the joke. It serves best as a good way to learn how to use Ettercap, which I think has a very frustrating filter language.
I've moved all of my open-source projects to GitHub now. I've had quite a few dangling over at Google Code for a while, mostly projects I did during College or just after it, which for one reason or other were forgotten and left where they were.
The videos speak for themselves:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Keynote
Today, after seeing the presentation, I’m left with mixed feelings. I’m still trying to figure out what the hell happened last night, to be completely honest. Let’s just talk about that keynote for a moment or two. Some people compared it to Microsoft’s tweet choir at CES 2012. That was immensely painful, but it was just for a few minutes. The whole play theme of the GS4 launch wasn’t as bad in my opinion, but it was longer. -IntoMobile
BlackBerry 10 - At Last"BlackBerry 10 isn't exactly great, and in fact, it is based on a version of Android that is pushing two years of age." - The Verge
Qualcomm at CES 2013
All together, Qualcomm provided us a circus of absurdity the likes of which cannot be created in fiction. Salute. You have to be pretty crazy or a visionary of epic trolling proportions to have thought this presentation was going to work. -Forbes
Rent a Date by BLU
"You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Blu Products — it's a very small manufacturer, and has made inroads primarily with the Latin American community. But the company has larger, global aspirations, and the connections to back it up: CEO Sammy Ohev-Zion spent 17 years in distribution, working with what he calls "tier-one" manufacturers like Samsung and Motorola, before deciding to strike out on his own and create Blu." -The VergeFor comparison, here is a video for an Apple product: It's like night and day.