Sunday, December 9, 2012

Grind

All gifs on this blog created by myself

Had it Coming

Guy was pushing this band up front all show.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Watching American Netflix in Canada and other thoughts.

If you live in Canada and have ever tried to watch media on a US site you might have received a notice saying that you are out of range or your country is not a viable location to access this media. This is no doubt a source of frustration to many, most of the population hovers just above the border so why not can we access this content?
I will illustrate a completely free way of accessing American content from another country. There is only two steps, some of you might slap yourself wondering why you didn't do this sooner.
First you need an application called Hot Spot Shield

Download it for your computer here
Download it for android here
Download it for iOS here

This application one of the few free options for VPN service, for those who don't know, VPN stands for Virtual Private Network,this, in essence creates a funneling system that takes your connection and puts it through servers located elsewhere. Making it look like you are somewhere else. Since your internet traffic is being funneled through various servers, your history stays local to the machine, giving you an added layer of security. This is yet another advantage.

Once it is installed, activate the program, when it is connected try going to an internet location that was previously locked out to you, it should no longer be that way. The quality of the connection will vary from device to device, for example, sometimes I have to reset Netflix and Hot Spot Shield a couple of times to get it to work on my Android tablet ( it's free I'll count my blessings). I have yet to test it on Mac and iOS devices but I would imagine it works just fine.

I found this process works best on a desktop computer. In most other cases you would be paying an annual fee to access a VPN network. So there's an entire business made just to redirect internet traffic. This raises some questions that perplex me. Firstly, for what reason do content providers restrict their content based on country? And what kind of customers do VPN companies receive? What percentage use them to access foreign content? At the end of the day it's people outside the United States who are willingly paying a premium to access their content on top of all already high prices on things like shipping and internet. I wonder whether this trend will continue or will us foreigners have to stretch even further to access content we should already have access to?

 For now enjoy the gift of Hot Spot Shield while it lasts. Good things don't last forever.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to view your past YouTube comments*

There is a way to find your past YouTube comments and there are various ways you can find them, they all need  the use of Google to find them.

Method 1:
Enter this in the Google search bar.

/all comments YourUserName

This will give you results of most of the videos you have commented on, if you don't see a video you commented on it's possible that the video may have been deleted.

This method also gives you videos your own videos may be related to.

Method 2:
Enter your actual comment into the search bar. If you can remember what you said(or most of it) and include "site:youtube.com" you will most likely find your comment.


May keep this updated if I find out other methods.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mass Effect 1 Review

Mass Effect( Xbox 360 )















I bought this game a long time ago and got about halfway, at that point I gave my old Xbox to my little sister and effectively ceased playing. Flash forward to 2012 and now I'm here with a review for anyone interested.

And perhaps I'm a little late to the party but I wanted to take the time out to review this game anyway.

Presentation:
Nice spacey type menu's. They lag a little and that somewhat detracts, but overall it conveys the futuristic setting the game is set in nice way. The upgrade system could have been better, I often made choices I didn't intend on doing.

8

Sound
Pure Sci-Fi. I loved the sounds that this game made. The weapons sounded unique. The functional sounds of the environments were inventive. The dialogue is some of the best I've ever heard in a game. The music was pulse pounding.
10

Graphics:
This game has plenty of cool visuals. From the the space scenes, to the alien landscapes, to the architecture. The graphics are sophisticated and well done. Only nagging feature is that there is some pop in, even during cut-scenes
9

Gameplay
This is a third person shooter style game and suits the subject better so than any other presentation. The shooting action feels great and you can easily access many options during the fight. It combines RPG elements with shooting elements. This is a very modern game. 
   The story feels more important than the action and that''s the point. The story is epic and should be read into at every turn. Read every journal and codex entry, it pulls you in and doesn't let go.
   If I had to point out faults it would be that squad controls arn't exactly perfect and sometimes the movement of some things feels cumbersome.
9

In closing...
I had an amazing experience with this game. If your a persons who ignores story lines and mostly appriciates   game mechanics, this game is not for you but it should be.
  This game had everything in it that makes me love a game. I will definitely hold this game up there among the likes of other great games I have played in the past. Do play.

FINAL SCORE: 9.5

Bucket Head Dancing?



Tuesday, March 27, 2012