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Sunday, April 8, 2012

ndh777's Interests (Technology)

I gave you guys an introduction into the blog but I didn't give you an introduction into what interests I share in technology.

Video gaming has to be number one on the list. The systems that I own are as follows:
-PC (currently a 64-bit Windows 7)
-Xbox 360 Slim 320GB
-Playstation 3 Slim 160GB
-Playstation Vita Wifi
-Android phone (currently the HTC Evo 4G)
-Gameboy Pocket (haven't touched in years but still own it)
-Gamecube
-Gameboy Advance (somewhere)
I used to have the Wii, a Nintendo DSi, Super Nintendo, Playstation 3 40GB fat, original Xbox 360, Xbox original, and I think that's it. Surprisingly, I never owned a Playstation 1 or 2, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Gameboy Color, or the OG fat Gameboy. People always looked at me strange when I said the "Gameboy pocket" because they thought it was either the Gameboy Color or the origial Gameboy. As you can tell, I'm not too fond of Nintendo products. I'm more into the 3D and CD games which Nintendo doesn't usually have. When I had the Wii, I was really impressed for the first couple of days until I started realizing that none of the games were games that I liked. Most of them are for kids or families that play together of which I do not belong in. I'm more into the open world type of games like Grand Theft Auto, The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout 3, or the first person shooters like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, or Killzone. I enjoy games that allow open ended storylines where you can do more even though you beat the game most of all. That should cover video games.

I also enjoy the hacking scene. I'd like to elaborate more upon the issue of hacking and piracy later on throughout this blog as it means a whole lot to me and it really is a shame that our media portrays everyone who is advanced as being someone who wants to steal information from you or wants to give you a virus or steals movies and music. So I'll elaborate more on the issue in the upcoming blog posts.

At home, I am often the one that friends and family call when something happens to their electronic and they need it back up and running. Usually to set up a DVD player, or a Blu-Ray player, a new game system, a television, a cable system, or whatever. It's funny at how little people know about this kind of stuff and how easy it is to do the repair or customization. Usually I find tutorials online like the web in general or YouTube and that's how I learn to do X. If you need any help on any project, let me know and I'll try directing you to a tutorial to help you in that area.

I am really into cell phones. When the iPhone first came out, it was the one thing that I wanted. Then when the G1, the first Android phone, was released, I wanted that even more. I got an iPod Touch and that's what got me into hacking. I wanted to see more and I wanted to do more with my iPod Touch because I knew that it had lots of potential so I jailbroke it. I kept that for a time then went on to get my first "smartphone" which was the Samsung s30. I tried so hard to find ways of getting apps onto it and porting the Android OS to it but it just wasn't possible. So I began looking for an Android phone that I could afford. At the time, I got a new buddy to work beside at my job and he had Sprint like me but he had the Samsung Moment which was the most awesome phone I had ever seen. I wanted it so bad that I went on Craigslist and found a guy and bought it off of him. I used it for a while then discovered that it too could be hacked via a process known as "rooting". I rooted my phone and it was amazing. I unlocked it to its full potential and began seeing different ways to customize it. The phone was a bit buggy and my contract allowed me for a new phone and I had been wanting the new Evo 4G so I went ahead and bought it and again rooted it before even using it. Ever since then, about two years ago, I've been heavily involved in the rooting community. Getting information from others as well as helping others learn how to root themselves. That has caused me to want to write more which ended up giving me this blog.

Rooting my Android phone was fun and the effects of it caused me to want even more. I had kept hearing people talk about Linux for years and finally decided to give it a try on my computer. I installed Ubuntu into my old computer, side by side with Windows 7 and began using it. It was literally one of the nicest operating systems I had ever used. There are a few problems which I'll discuss later but it was a great OS to run on a computer especially one that was as slow as that one. That computer finally crashed on me and I went ahead and got this computer a few weeks ago. When I got this one, I installed all of my usual startup programs that I install then I proceeded to install Ubuntu yet again but ran into some problems that dealt with my hardware of the computer. Finally, I was able to get Ubuntu running on my computer just a little over two days ago via VirtualBox and have been toying with it ever since.

I have a few other interests that will pop up as this blog continues on.

If you plan on sticking around for my other future posts, tell me a little bit about your technological interests. What interests you most. I'd like this blog to, of course, be about stuff that I enjoy but also centered around what my readers want to read about. Not saying that I'll tell you what you want to hear, but that I'll try focusing on topics that are appealing to the majority of my readers.

Thanks for reading another one of my posts!

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