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Archive for 2008|Yearly archive page

Well, I trashed my MacBook Pro

In Apple, Technology on August 2, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Well, I totally trashed my new Macbook Pro and it’s sitting in my local Apple Store as I write this blog post. I don’t have FTP access to my site’s server so I’m blogging off my iPod Touch with the WordPress app in the App Store. I trashed my EFI bootloader for OS X because I experimented a little too much with my Linux partition and blew my whole system to hell. So now I’m stuck with an old Ubuntu machine and my iPod. Belive me, I love the touchscreen QWERTY keyboard, but it wasn’t made for blogging. Now my fingers are tired and so am I. So alas, RIP to my OS X files and hello to a new installment of OS X, let’s see what the future holds for you.

NOTICE

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2008 at 6:12 pm

Active immediately: This WordPress blog is now being used as an archive until all posts have been moved to the new site, AddictedBlogging.com. As of today no more posts will be submitted to this site, this includes updates about the BlackBerry Bold. Right now the new site is under construction and will be up in about 24 hours. We are changing hosts at the moment and it will take a while until the previous host is removed and the new host can be set up with the domain. We apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused, but we guarantee that you will love the new site, so stay posted!

We are moving!

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Great news! The Addicted Weblog is moving to AddictedBlogging.com! It’s not ready yet and it will take some time, but it’s gonna look great! I can’t wait to get things going, we are working very hard to set up the site, so please bare with me. Once the site is set up I will keep this WordPress account open for one week after, just so everyone can get used to things, that’s all for now, keep checking for real news soon!

Review: Battlefield – Bad Company

In Video Games on June 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm

What can I say about this amazing game? Well, let’s start with the basics, the plot. The plot is overall hilarious and fun. It takes you through the lives of the ‘Bad Company’ who are all US Army rejects and are labeled ‘expendable’. One of them blew up an ammo dump in Paris, another uploaded a virus to the Army’s secure network, the Sarge just wants to get out of the Army, and you, well you are the new guy. You go through Russia wreaking havoc, blowing up things, and mowing down Reds. The graphics, sound effects, and music are truly amazing. The graphics are mind-blowing, every detail is included and not one is left out. You can level entire towns, blow holes in buildings wherever you want, chop down forests, and even make ditches in the ground. The sound effects are so realistic that it’s scary. There are echos when you’re in a building, the guns sound so real, explosions are frightful, the whole lot. I personally love the soundtrack, the strings go very well with the gameplay and there are numerous songs, there is even a real working radio in the vehicles. Xbox Live is extremely fun. You go around stealing everyone’s gold and trying to defend your own, it’s something you’ll get addicted to pretty quickly. Well, that’s my review, here is the roundup.

 

Gameplay/Plot: 9.5/10

Graphics: 10/10

Sound effects: 10/10

Music: 9/10

Online Multiplayer: 9/10

Overall: 9.5/10

Bad Company

Update: If you don’t believe that I am telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the BlackBerry Bold, take a look for yourself

In Cell Phones on June 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm

OK, I have been getting quite a lot of comments about people complaining on how there are no BlackBerry Bold updates, well stop complaining and take a look, there are none.

New theme!

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Well, it was time for a new theme, so I picked “Unsleepable”. If you like BotHack’s theme, then this is it. I like it because it’s simple and easy to navigate. It also takes a lot more off the eye than the Digg theme, although I love Digg.com. Well, thats it for now, real tech updates coming soon.

Peek at Apple’s new ‘Snow Leopard’, not much on the surface

In Apple on June 21, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Engadget reports that there have been leaks of Snow Leopard’s new Safari 4.0. It shows the ability to create web clips, so you can download any website functionality right on to your drive. This will be great for Google Docs and Blist. It seems as if Snow Leopard’s upgrades from Leopard will be in the engine and not the paint, though. Nothing seems to have changed much, and it seems like just one big upgrade for Leopard, hence the lack of creativity in the name, with just four letters and a space added. Apple fanboys, such as myself, drool over this picture of “Safari 4.0” and Microsoft fannies, ahem, well, you’re in the wrong place.

Buy a Mac, get an iPod

In Apple on June 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

It’s true, Apple is offering, until September 15, a free 8GB iPod Touch or iPod Nano when college students buy a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac. They can also get up to $300 off the actual computer and up to $80 off AppleCare. The rumors have been circling around for months now, and they were 100% true, congrats college students, you now have Apple’s blessing. To see the offer on the Apple website click here.

OS X vs. XP vs. Ubuntu

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2008 at 11:45 am

OK, I just purchased my new MacBook Pro yesterday, pre-installed with OS 10.5. Now that I have used Windows, Linux, and Mac, it’s time for my review of all of them.

Windows XP:

Windows XP was a huge step up from the previous versions. It was a lot cleaner and easier to use than NT through 2000. It still had some major flaws, however. It was an extremely cluttered OS and it tended to get slower through time. It was inconsistent and none of the software was made by the same company or person. Networking is impossible on XP. Nothing seemed to really “work right” on XP, and all-in-all it was just another Microsoft product.

Rating:

I give Microsoft Windows XP SP2 a rating of 5.5 out of 10

 

Linux Ubuntu:

Ubuntu was a huge leap forward in Linux. It’s free, it’s useful, and the GUI is very well done. It still retains everything about a Linux/Unix machine, and it’s very easy to run it as a VM. They did well with program downloads, and it doesn’t tend to get as cluttered as other Linux OS’s. The drivers work surprisingly well for a Linux machine and it supports most devices. There are flaws, though. It can’t really be used as a server OS and the programs are very limited. It is extremely hard to install things sometimes and you need to as an IT professional on how to install things like AIM or Google Earth. Also, as any Linux machine, it doesn’t have enough big company backing to it, so they don’t write any drivers or software for it.

Rating:

I give Linux Ubuntu 8.04 – Hardy Heron a 8.0 out of 10

 

Apple Macintosh OS X 10.5 – Leopard:

Mac has long been the small, consumer operating system, much known as a toy, but with OS X 10.5, it’s much more than that. The first thing that surprised me was the uncanny resemblance to Unix it had in it’s command line functions. Everything was there, an FTP client, server, the apt-get function worked, same as the sudo, su, useradd, adduser, deluser, and ssh commands. It is the ultimate multimedia powerhouse and it is extraordinarily fast. It also is perfect for work, with it’s many functions and programs such as a VNC and VPN servers, Microsoft Word, iWork, Python, and many more. I could go on and on about how Mac OS 10.5 is the perfect operating system on the market, and it deserves my highest rating of all three.

Rating:

I give Apple Macintosh OS X 10.5 – Leopard a 9.5 out of 10

2012: The Year the Internet Ends

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I Power reports that in 2012, the internet, will end. There will be packages to purchase, like packages for your Dish or cable. You will only be allowed to view sites included in the package and will have to pay more to view others. For me, this is an outrage. I mean c’mon, the internet is one of the only things that is partially free! Spread the word, the last thing these companies want is a big public outcry against this, so lets do it! Tell everyone, the internet shall remain free! Story from I Power.