#1 - The Ouya video game console.
This is pretty cool. An open video game console. All games have a 1 level free to play option, classic game emulation, the possibility of other controllers being able to be used, and streaming services. I hope at the very least this sparks a few more game developers to invest time in simple fun platformers and games for multiple players that don’t involve DRM, authorization server downtime, and near $100 price tags.
#2 - The Oculus Rift VR Headset
I’ve always been a big fan of VR. One of my favorite movies is The Lawnmower Man. As a kid I got my parents to shell out the $25/10 minutes for those VR demos in the mall. Hell, I even begged for a Virtual Boy for Christmas. I think gaming is just one of many applications for a VR headset. I can’t wait to see what the coders of today have in store for this headset.
#3 - The Memoto Lifeblogging Camera
This one does have a small creeper factor to it, but I think the general concept is amazing. Never missing another “Kodak Moment.” Being able to relive an amazing day. Real candid memories instead of campy “Say Cheese” types of shots. I can think of a few times a day though that I wouldn’t want to record everything I was doing.
#4 - FloCase RFID Reader/Writer Case
I love RFID as a means for authorization and security. It has it’s issues but with this case you have the means to revoke and rewrite tags at will.
#5 - The iMpulse Video Game Controller
The convenience of this is really what makes me want it. No cords, tiny, and effective for simple games. If you want to quickly fire up an emulator and play a game of Blaster Master this thing will be ready and waiting.
Honorable Mention - Lockitron RFID Door Lock
This isn’t a kickstarter, but still pretty cool. Created independent of large corporations it’s developed to be awesome, stable, and full featured rather than intentionally handicapped for future profit options or tied to some proprietary protocol.
“Despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. … We want our children to live in America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.”
-Barak Obama 44th President of the United States
I’m glad I live in a country where the majority of it’s citizens now believe the direction of the country should be for equality, fiscal responsibility, and Humanitarianism.
I’m not talking about baked goods here! Raspberry Pi is the revolutionary $25 computer that I’ve been waiting to release for about a year now. They posted on their website the other day to “set your alarm clocks for 0600h!” for the release and… well… epic fail. The two sites they picked to distribute them went down almost immediately, the launch site linked to the distributers main page instead of the product so everyone hit the search engine immediately, and lastly it was two sites in the UK for a worldwide product launch.
I sort of anticipated this was going to happen, so I bought a Seagate Dockstar off Craigslist and have been hacking away on that. It’s been pretty fun and I would highly recommend it. Especially since it will probably be another year before Raspberry Pi is available again.
Feliz Navidad Ernesto Jordan! Merry Christmas 2011! (by leekimrey)
Fucking Monopoly? After engaging willingly in one of the biggest sellout moves in music history (Napster), during the OWS riots and class wars, you choose Monopoly? I made you some cards…
- [Salon.com] - Who would’ve guessed that heavy-metal rockers would turn to graying senators to protect their interests? [Read More..]
- [VH1.com News] - Napster, the controversial online music distribution company, got a special delivery on Wednesday, courtesy of Metallica.. [Read More..]
Some of my old favorites..
- Napster BAD! [Old school CampChaos]
- The MTV VMA’s skit that showed just how much Metallica sold out.
I loved Ride the Lightning, rocked out to Master of Puppets, and head banged furiously to The Black Album… you were metal to me. Then you fucking SOLD OUT, so hardcore that I was embarrassed to have your songs on my mix tapes in my walkman. You fueled the fire for the RIAA MAFIA and DRM which still pisses 99.9% of music fans off to this day. You will always be a symbol of corporate sellouts to me. You always wanted to be legends of metal… you got your wish.
Go directly to the half priced bin, do not collect the respect of fans, do not pass into metal history.
Download this as an awesome wallpaper from ForeverGeek as a tribute to Steve Jobs.
Welcome to Moe’s! Now in my neighborhood! All I need is a Don Pablo’s or Agave Azul a little closer and I will be set.
Sanity in tech support. (Taken with Instagram at Empower Software Solutions)
I can understand raising the price a little to accomdate the greedy bastards at the movie studios… but a 60% increase for the same level of service… In this economy?! Did the financial department sneak this past PR? It will be fun to see the nerdrage backlash this causes.
I wonder how the Republicans are going to blame Obama for the Casey Anthony verdict.
Ima ima… Ballin’ on a Budget.
I love this video, “DUDE YOU HIT REPLY ALL!” I’ve been there before!