How To Get The Best Out Of Your Pod Tracker

Ok, I’m probably overstating things here.  With what little I know, it’s probably “Here Are Some Tips That May Help With your Pod Tracker If You’re Lucky”, but it’s not as click-baitish. Continue reading

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Pod Tracker V 2.0

Since I wrote about the original Pod GPS Pet Tracker , I’ve had a lot of feedback from others, and they’ve come out with a Version 2.0.  It’s probably time to discuss both.

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Just Cause 3: Again

After playing Fallout 4 to death, I returned to Just Cause 3 (JC3).  Whether because I’d had enough time between Just Cause 2 (JC2) and JC3, or because of the various updates, control felt much better and the whole thing felt smoother. Continue reading

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The Room Three

The moment I saw that The Room Three (TR3) was available on Android, I bought it.  I enjoyed The Room (TR) and The Room Two (TR2) so much that I had no hesitation.

Once again we dip into the world of The Null, and it seems like we’ll get to the heart of the story  which both excited me, and worried me.  Excited because I’d really love to know what’s going on.  Worried because I’m not sure any explanation can really live up to what’s been going on so far.

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Puzzles Games And The Doorway Effect

While trying to work out why I didn’t enjoy The Room 3 (TR3) as much as I enjoyed The Room (TR) or The Room 2 (TR2) I was reminded of ‘The Doorway Effect‘.  It occurred to me that this might explain some of my issues.

To briefly explain: the doorway effect is when you move from one room to another to do something, and completely forget what you were going to do. The mere act of walking through a doorway causes your brain to lose some information and ‘start afresh’.

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Setting up Google ChromeCast On A Secure Network

So, we finally purchased a ChromeCast. Mainly because I’ve been too lazy to set up a WiFi link to the wired devices in our spare room.  So far, it’s a nice little device, but setting it up is not as easy as the instructions tell you – mostly because we have a secure WiFi network.

The help page from Google currently only tells you that using the ChromeCast on a secure network is preferable – without telling you how to do it. It took me a bit of poking around and swearing, so I thought I’d post here to let others know how to do it. Continue reading

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Firewatch – The Story

Since Firewatch is a Story Explorer, then the story is probably the most important part of it.  I deliberately glossed over the story in the last entry because I wanted to talk about the general atmosphere and mechanics.  Also, I still wasn’t sure how I felt about it all.

So now I’m going to talk about only the story, and to do that, there will be spoilers.  So, yeah, don’t read ahead if you don’t want spoilers.

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Fallout 4: The End

As I mentioned in my discussion of the Factions, I’ve completed the main story of Fallout 4.

My endgame is likely to be different to those experienced by others who made other decisions.  I’m going to discuss the lead-up to my end game, and the end itself, and my thoughts on that.  There will be huge spoilers so, read accordingly

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Congratulations Amazon!

I just received this letter from Amazon

Subject: Your Amazon password has been changed

Hello,
At Amazon we take your security and privacy very seriously. 
As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of 
email address and password sets posted online. While the 
list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers 
reuse their passwords on several websites. We believe your 
email address and password set was on that list. For your 
security, we have assigned a temporary password to your account.
You will need to reset your password when you return to the 
Amazon.com site. To reset your password, click "Your Account" 
at the top of any page on Amazon.com. On the Sign In page, 
click the "Forgot your password?" link to reach the Amazon.com 
Password Assistance page. After you enter your email or mobile 
phone number, you will receive an email containing a personalized 
link. Click the link from the email and follow the directions 
provided. 
Your new password will be effective immediately. We recommend that 
you choose a password that you have never used with any website.
Sincerely,

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com

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Fallout 4: The Factions

I know I was going to post about the Firewatch story, but I haven’t finished thinking about it yet.  I just finished the main story of Fallout 4, and want to talk about my experience of it.

Of course, as will all ‘open world’ RPGs, my experience is likely to be somewhat different to others, especially if others choose different behaviors in the endgame.

Before I talk about the endgame, I think I really need to discuss my take on the factions you can align yourself with first.  I will admit that I don’t know if you can join other factions like The Gunners, as I had no inclination to even try.

There are likely spoilers here.

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