Jul 31, 2012

Gumroad - Sell like you share.

Gumroad - Sell like you share.

That sounds interesting and maybe worth giving it a try. Maybe I've to take a closer look at it. But app stores are just nice free advertising for your app. Getting people to know about your app is a bit tricky.

Still love my HTC HD2!

My HTC HD2 is just a great phone. Everything runs on it, and its still pretty "current" software wise. The hardware is slowly getting old still, need to think about what to buy next soon.

And it's always good to read things like this:

HTC HD2 gets unofficial Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port, becomes the Phone That Would Not Die - Engadget

on your way to work on the very device they write about. (Only with Android 4.0.3 at the time). And others buy more current devices and don't event get an update to it.

Steam Summer Sale 2012

So, I couldn't resist but had to buy lot's of games in this years Steam summer sale. Don't know when I'll play most of them, but they where just too cheap to let pass by. I bought the following games on Steam:
  • Borderlands GOTY
  • Magicka
  • Trine 2
  • Orcs Must Die + Artifacts of Power and Lost Adventures
  • Metro 2033
  • Costume Quest
  • Stacking
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
  • Sins Trinity
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Civ V Cradle DLC: Bundle
  • Bulletstorm
  • Dead Island (RoW)
  • Galactic Civilizations II
  • Fallout: New Vegas
all for about ~81 EUR. Would cost me now 270+ EUR on Steam. Not bad ... 

OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console by OUYA — Kickstarter

Still not too sure about this. But I can imagine that this would make a very nice retro gaming console. I'm sure emulators will find it's way onto this console. That alone would make it worth the money.

I definitely dislike the controller design. Too straigt, don't thing that feels good. But maybe I'm just too fastidious by the well designed Nintendo controllers. Ah, can't really decide, probably I'm just gonna buy it anyway ...

Jul 27, 2012

12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Alpha 3 Released!

12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Alpha 3 Released!

Alpha 3 Time already. Usually I upgrade some of my hardware to this release. Don't have much time right now. So I guess for this cycle it's gonna be the first Beta for me. I haven't heard anything too exciting anyways ...

Jul 17, 2012

Linux | Valve

Linux | Valve

After years of patiently waiting it if finally official. And I'm sure Steam on Linux will be awesome. Can't wait to play my first round of Left 4 Dead 2 on linux. Exciting news indeed ...

Jul 15, 2012

Eclipse Bug 368543

Bug 368543 – Odd Display of WindowBuilder in Eclipse 3.8/4.2 on Linux

Thumbs Up to the Eclipse project. I reported an annoying bug which makes the visual UI editor unusable for me. Not even 24h have passed and they are all over it. There is already a quickfix and a patch. Great work ... hope this is fixed with 4.2.1

Jul 13, 2012

OUYA - A Video Game Console

OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console by OUYA — Kickstarter

This looks very interesting. Potentially a cheap, good looking device to play around with. I'm sure that it will be possible to run something like Ubuntu on it as well. This will make a great little desktop like that. Potentially also a good media box.

Jul 2, 2012

Selling my lovely Dell Inspiron Mini 10v

I'm selling my lovely Dell Mini 10v Netbook. (I have a blue cover, not black) As I have an other laptop now I don't use it anymore. Besides some small test installations. I still love it, its a great little netbook. The hardware is a bit dated already but for normal tasks it works well. Great for Skype calls, Youtube, Websurfing, writing documents and similar stuff. Not so good for playing games or HD Videos.

  • Intel Atom N270 (1.6 Ghz) CPU
  • 1 GB of DDR2 RAM
  • 10.1 inch with a 1024 X 576 resolution
  • 160 GB 5400 RPM 2.5 inch hard drive
  • 1.3 megapixel Webcam
  • 802.11b/g WiFi card (not sure about n, need to check)
  • SD Card reader
  • Windows XP (I run the latest Ubuntu 12.04 on it, works great, Windows 7 works great too)
  • has no Fan! completely silent ..
I took good care of it and it has no obvious signs of usage. (no scratches or anything like that) The keyboard is very nice. I bought it for ~320 EUR and I would like to have 180 EUR for it. Also, it does work well as a Hackintosh.

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