Archive for March, 2014

The Walking Dead

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by getbent57

WalkingDeadSeason4.jpgThere are only two episodes(as I am typing this March 20, 2014) left in season four of The Walking Dead.  There is so many reasons why this show is so awesome.  But the best one is you never know what is going to happen next.  You think you might have some thing figured out but nope.  Season four is the best season yet.  It was like two seasons in one.  The second half has been amazing.  They are doing things that you would never think a TV show would do.  For example two of the main characters have not been is the last three episodes.  No other TV show would do that.  I think its pretty cool.  Get to see more of the other characters.  Not sure what’s going to happen next but I know it will be awesome.

Google Chromecast

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by getbent57

ChromecastA few posted back talked  about the HDMI streaming device, the Roku Streaming Stick.  Here to talk about another one that is similar but with some different features.  Its the Google Chromecast.  Have heard of the Chromecast but never paid much attention since it was only in the US.  Well now it’s available in Canada.  It is much cheaper than the Roku.  Amazon has it for > here for $39 and they going price of the Roku is $60.  It’s cheaper because it doesn’t come with a remote and some different features. You can use a laptop, phone (Android and iOS) or a tablet to navigate around.   One advance the Chromecast is one of the things what work with is is the Good Play Store.  Now thinking about getting this one.   Will have do some more research.

Ubuntu

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on March 19, 2014 by getbent57

UbuntuHave talked about different types Linux a few times in the past.  This time talking about Ubuntu.  This is because I am working on some ones computer that is very messed up.  My plan is to put Ubuntu on it.  Have never really installed Linux before only tired the Live CD or USB versions.  But first I have to ask them if it is ok to do so.  The only problem is this person is not very computer savvy.  This version of Linux is very user friendly can see them have trouble.  Will be back with an update if they so its ok and if I got it to work.

[Update]  Well have to say that Ubuntu is awesome.  It works and works great.  But the DVD, booted it up and it was installed in no time.  Picked up the Wi-Fi no problem.  Updated itself which was nice.  No know trouble installing flash and Skype.  It even picked up my external hard drive.  It is all so super fast.  Would highly recommend this to any one looking to ride or use with Windows.  The OS is pretty sweet.  Might just put it on my old netbook.

PlayStation 4 Price

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2014 by getbent57

PlayStation4.jpgHave some bad news to share.  If you are like me and thinking about buying a PlayStation 4 the price has gone up.  It will cost $50 more now.  So it will be $450 now plus tax.  From what I am reading from different sites Sony is saying it is because, “to respond to changes in the market environment.”  Think that is pretty much bullshit.  Guess I will have to save some more money or wait for a sale.  Still a little way off from buying one since never seen any in stores.  Plus this price hike.  Oh, the controls are going up by $5 and some of the new games will be $70.  Don’t think Sony is going to win any new fans with this price hikes.

HP Chromebook

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by getbent57

HPChromebookI fix computers every now again.  Mostly from people I work with.  One lady said she was having trouble with her laptop and couldn’t get Facebook to work.  So said, “I’ll take a look at it”.  She hands me the the bag with laptop, open it up and see the Google Chrome logo on the cover.  It turns out to be a HP Chromebook.  Have heard about about these Chromebooks but never seen one in person.  What they are is like your standard laptop but run on the Google’s Chrome operating system.  It designed to work while online.  Every thing pretty much runs thought the web browser.  So if you have no internet access it pretty much useless.  Did find out there are some apps you can run offline.  It does work great.  Very fast and smooth.  Most of the Chromebooks run around the $300 price point and up.  Think they are for people who only do web stuff or a it can be a good starter laptop for kids.

Batman: Arkham Origins

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by getbent57

BatmanArkhamOriginsHave been the game Batman: Arkham Origins for a little while now but never opened.  Well last night decided it would be time to try it out.  Loved the first two Arkham games so this one should be good as well.  Seen lots of video for this game, which looked awesome.  After it was installed and booted up.  It does look great.  Just like the last game.  Played about 40 minutes and so far it is all most exactly the same as the last game.  The way you interact with the world (so far) is all so exactly the same as well.  This is not a bad thing but it would have been nice to see some new animations.   For example, the way you pull covers off of the air vents is the same right down to they way look and how you move thought them.   The story so far is pretty good.  This game takes before the other games.  Batman is about two years in being “The Batman”.  Think is good, it has him seen some of these bad guys for the first time.  So far am liking the game.  Just have to get back into the swing of the combat.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 7: City Fall Part 2 Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2014 by getbent57

tmnt_vol7_cityfallparttwo.jpgHave finished reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 7: City Fall Part 2.  Just love IDW’s new take of the Ninja Turtles.  Say that ever time I review one of these trade paperbacks.  The story and art seen to get better and better every time.  The art work is sharp, clear and bright.  The main plot of this one has the the Turtles and friends trying to find Leo.  Who has taken by Shredder then brain washed to be Shredders second in command.  Well all so get to see Bebop and Rocksteady for the first time.

If you are old like me and remember the old cartoon show.  You will remember the characters and their stories.  They were cool when we were kids but now are pretty crappy.  That is what’s great about these books.  Its the same characters but way better.  They seem more adult and less silly.  Recommend these trade paperbacks to any one weather you are a fan of the Turtles or comic books.  Every thing about them are awesome

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Grand Theft Auto Online

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2014 by getbent57

GTAOnlineBusinessUpdate.jpgOn the weekend of March 7th to 9th were was a event going on for GTA Oline to show off their new Business Update.  As part to the event was there were giving out extra RP (points you get that will unlock things) as so extra money when doing races.  So I decided to get back into the game to take advantage of this extra points and money.  Have played a lot of the online mode and really like it.  So it was easy to get back into.  Its one of the pick on and play. Then the hours seems to disappear.  Don’t like running around in the open world with every one because is mostly filled with jerks.  What I like to do is go into a closed room and choose to do the races from there.  Like most online games it can be super fun or super bad all depending on who you end up playing against.  By the end of the weekend made it to level  65 (forget what it was before I started up again).  This is by far the highest level I have made it in any game yet along an online game.  If you sign up for the Rockstar Games Social Club it keeps track of you stats.  When I check out my stats was shocked to see that I had played a little over 100 hours.  Was never board once during those hours.  So think that make is a very special game.  There is so many things you can do is why I don’t think it gets boring.  Can see myself going back to this from time to time.  Pretty sure they are not done updating and adding things.

Batman: Knightfall Volume Two Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2014 by getbent57

batmanknightfallvol2Have finished reading volume two in the Batman: Knightfall series.  Liked this much better than the first volume.  The stories have a much better flow.  That is because the main character, Jean-Paul Valley, who takes over as Batman is the main focus.  You see him spiral out of control while fighting some interesting bad guys I have never seen more.  All so pretty cool to see the changes to the bat costume over all the story arcs.  The only thing I didn’t like was the ending.  It kind of came out of nowhere.  Felt me feeling like they left some thing out.  I guess they will talk about that in the next volume.

I liked the first volume but liked this second one much better.  The stories were better and the over all arc is better as well.  It would be silly just to read this volume with out reading the first.  Looking forward to reading the last volume.  Hoping that will answer some of the questions that felt like they left out.

4 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Roku Streaming Stick

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by getbent57

RokuStreamingStickThere is a very interesting new Roku coming out.  It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick.  There are lots of streaming devices out there that yet you streaming pictures,  shows and movies to your TV.  If fact there are a few different Roku models out there.  What makes this one stand out is, its the size of a usb thumb drive that plugs right into a standard HDMI port.  To get power to the devices there is a micro USB.  If you TV has a powered USB port you can plug it into that or it comes with a power adaptor.  The remote doesn’t need line of sight either because it runs off of Wi-Fi.  All the info I am reading says there will be over 700 channels of content.  Of course there will be your premium stuff like Netflix.  But there will be other free stuff.  I know some of the free stuff will be very old and boring stuff.  But there might be some good stuff as well.  However for the price, $60 its well worth looking at.  You can pre-order it now.  It set to come out soon.  Amazon says March 28, 2014 and Future Shop says April 4, 2014.  Going to look into getting one of these.