Archive for Geeky

POD: Android Me

Android Geek

In honour of Google announcing Android 5.0 Lollypop I thought it would be fun to share my Android self from Googles Androidify app.

POD: My Work Desktop


Today we have a picture of my desk at the office. To be fair I had a bit of an explosion of screens today. My work computer is the middle to monitors, on the left is the laptop I’ve been using to test Windows 10, and on the right is my nieces broken laptop I had brought to the office recover some of her files. Looking at the setup tonight, has me thinking that I should see if I can make it permanently.

Tech Tuesday: Galaxy Note 3

Today I thought I’d take some time to give a basic review of my Galaxy Note 3. I’ve been thinking about writing this review for a while, but I always got bogged down with history and which features I should write about. Today I set that all aside and write about the phone, and what I think about it.

It’s Big!

That was the first thought I had in store when I was purchasing it. Put a case on it and it’s even bigger. So the question you have to ask yourself is do you want a big phone. For me the answer was yes, in fact I’ve been wanting a Galaxy Note since the first one ship three years ago. I got the Note 3 to replace my Nexus 7 that suffered an unfortunate accident. I didn’t want to relied on my tiny Lumia 520 as my only personal internet device. So I upgraded my phone to a Note 3 and went from carrying two devices to carrying one. So the size didn’t bother me.

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POD: A Lumia for Nan


Today I went to the Fido store with my mom to help her pick out a new phone. She didn’t want a new phone, she loved her old Xperia Pro with its slide out keyboard, but it just wasn’t cutting it any more.  So after looking over her options, she settled on the Nokia Lumia 635. It seemed to be the best phone she could get without signing a contract or paying an arm and a leg. I’m hoping to do a bit of a write-up on it next week. I just need to get some time to play with it first.

POD: A geeky delema


Today Microsoft released a technical preview of Windows 10. So I’ve started looking for a place to install it for testing.  I started with a virtual machine,  but couldn’t get it to install.  My next step was to try and setup a dual boot on one of our computers. It failed.  Couldn’t get it to boot off the USB stick so it leaves me with the question to I Ru  a technical preview as the only OS o n a computer our family uses on a daily basis? 

POD: Inside a Tablet


Today I found myself staring inside a tablet, trying to fix a broken power connector. Of course I failed because hardware has never really been my strong point. Still it was interesting to see what was inside.

POD: MineCraft Getaway


Today we have a picture from one of my MineCraft worlds. It’s taken a while for me to try it, but with Jacob spending so much time playing I thought I should give it a try. It’s a surprisingly addictive game, one that I’m really enjoying playing with my boy.

Tech Tuesday: A Big Unboxing


For months I’ve known it was time to get a new computer, but it’s a hard thing to pick a computer. This week I finally pulled the trigger and got a new computer. Well work pulled the trigger, but I picked what it was aimed at. I considered a number of options for my computer, from laptops to touchscreen desktops. In the end I settled on a Lenovo K450E. I’ve set up a lot of Lenovos for clients recently and I’ve been impressed with the quality of the hardware and their customer support.

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POD: Portal Hunting

For the last few weeks I’ve played a game Ingres on my phone. I like the merging of digital and real world  of the game. Of course this means that when I’m out walking I often go an extra block here and there to ‘Hack’ a portal. The kids aren’t really fans of this, often groaning when I insist we walk past the local library so I can check on my portal. The real winner is Ruby, our evening walks have grown longer as I get more into the game. Tonight we went all over the neighbourhood as I tried to capture 3 portals and establish a Control Field.

POD: Xbox and Beer


With the family all snuggled up in their beds, it’s time for me to relax with a beer and some Watch Dogs, my father’s day gift from the family.