Saturday, August 11, 2012

Should open-source morals stand in the way of Linux world supremecy?

In the recent past Valve and Blizzard have both come out with damning comments regarding the up and coming Windows 8. Valve has backed these comments up, announcing that they will be porting Steam to Ubuntu. Windows 8 and metro is a gamble and Valve thinks that it will fail. Could this mean Linux has an opportunity to gain market share from windows? Is Linux ready? Is what has made Linux now becoming its own worst enemy?

Friday, August 03, 2012

My excitement at Doctor Who Season 7

Seeing the trailer and hype around the new season of Doctor Who, reminded me of the Darl-egg
 I made an easter long past.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Should Linux acknowledge windows viruses?

I believe that a good internet citizen must understand the threat caused by malware, regardless of whether the malware affects you. We all must attempt to try and stop the infection for others. Windows viruses often do not infect linux architecture but that doesn't stop linux contributing to the spread.

This blog post will explore viruses for Linux and to try and decide whether virus protection is really required for Linux distros.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Who benefits from Humble Bundle?

Humble Bundle made over $5,000,000 but who was the real winner of this promotion. Humble Bundle is a collection of cross platform, DRM free independent games that can be purchased at a cost you determine. You also have the control of the proportion you pay to, developers, charity and Humble for setting up and hosting the promotion.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Best of both SSD and HDD for your Laptop

The old rule of thumb for when I wanted a cheap upgrade of performance was to install additional RAM because this increased the amount stored in fast memory and reduced usage of the slower HDD. Now SSD is comparable with RAM speed we have more choice for improving performance. But there is always a but. SSD is still expensive so storing all your MP3s, pictures and videos could hurt my wallet. But there is another way thanks to a piece on lifehacker Podcast: Install a small super quick SSD into the laptop for OS and apps and keep HDD in CD bay for multimedia.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

War on Piracy is hurting the legitimate consumer

This post started life as a rant towards Samsung for breaking my blu-ray player with a firmware update in Jan-2012. But this one event has made me realise how damaging the war against piracy is on the innocent legitimate and paying consumers. I will interject my tale with other examples.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Win your privacy back... with TOR, DuckDuckGo and others

When you are watching a spy movie and the agent is trying to track someone on the Internet. Only to be foiled by the Nemesis' protecting his anonymity by bouncing his traffic around the world, making it impossible to trace. This is not just the thing of fiction. Its called Tor. Its real, free and open source...

This blog post will cover why you should use services like Tor, Duck Duck Go or others to protect your privacy and hopefully discover that it isn't wrong to want to keep some of your life private and not feel like a criminal.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Top Andoid apps that a power user would use

Here are the Android apps I use and roughly how I configure them...

Disclaimer: My phone is a rooted HTC Sensation  with a ICS rom called Revolution HD and all prices quoted are at time of posting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012