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A Smartwatch Owners View on The Apple Watch

It almost feels like the design team got lost in the woods on the way to Granny's house.

Gosh, I bet everyone is tired of hearing about these commentaries on the Apple Watch. I almost didn’t want to bother you with another article commenting on my first impressions on a device. After all, first impressions change a lot, like that time with the Sega Dreamcast, or that whole thing with Windows 7. Anyway, I felt that I had to write about the Apple Watch because I love watches, and I own a now competing smartwatch (A Pebble), and I have some things I just need to say.

As a millennial I am just absolutely confused as to several things about what Apple did or failed to do on Tuesday (like the fact that streaming only worked on OSX, and only on Safari, and didn’t really work at all), I am absolutely baffled at the design of the Apple Watch. There is nothing about it that says or much less screams “Buy me!” other than the exchangeable wristbands. In fact, it seems that most of the features of the Apple Watch are gimmicks to attract the washed Apple masses to spend money on a smartwatch that barely challenges the competition.

It almost feels like the design team got lost in the woods on the way to Granny’s house.

In regards to size, I am glad that Apple is offering two different “Case Sizes” (the size of the face of the watch), however Apple seems to have just given up on creating a smartwatch with a design that was in any…
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A Few Years Back

A few years ago DT stopped cold. Articles slowly moved from semi-daily things to a weekly, to bi-weekly, to monthly, to nonexistent. Since 2010, my last two articles have been the only ones to ring in any traffic around here.

I’ve decided that I wanted to get back into the blogging game for good. To do this I’ve decided to stop posting on DT. “Again!” Your saddened screams echo at the screens of the 300 computers of my only readers. My reasoning is that I posses only the ability to write articles on this site, where I can make design decisions on a blog I run, bring in new writers, and so on.

All this said, I’ll keep this brief, if you wish to continue reading my musings, you can find my new blog at www.geekpuncher.com. Its mainly ramblings about video games, and some assorted geekery. Hopefully it will find its way on the internet someday. 

Sweet dreams Dtgeeks.com, ill let you rest now.



The Internet is A Harsh Maiden: A Maiden Allergic to The War Z

The internet, or at least part of it, grabbed its stomach and threw The War Z up today.

I recently mentioned a game called The War Z in an article. At the time, there was not a lot of chatter on the internet about it. Just your average game, on the average internet. The last two days have seen some of the largest amount of internet activism against the game that I have ever witnessed, and I think its of note because of several things.

First of all, the internet is unforgiving. Just Bob Seger used to tell us that Rock n’ Roll never forgets, the internet never forgives, and most certainly this is not an exception. Since the games release on steam meta critic has gone from twenty-one user reviews, to an astounding 1,211 user reviews at the time of this writing. The breakdown of those feature 100 positive, nineteen mixed, and a staggering 1,093 negative. After scrolling through about six pages of reviews I found most of the negative reviews are of the zero and one variety, and most are well thought out and articulated reviews. Feel free to peruse them for yourself at the above link, I personally rather enjoy the writings of angered gamers.

Along with the MetaCritic gloom hanging over the game, it has also faced Steam troubles in the last few days. Released on the 17th of this month on Steam, The War Z rocketed to the number one selling game on the service. With a price tag under fifteen USD it was bound to sell well, and it did. However, the Steam
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In Light of the Lyrics App Debacle

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Apple initially rejected Jelle Prins’ iPhone app Lyrics, which displays lyrics for the songs in your music library, including the profanity contained in some song lyrics. Apple cited that fact as the reason for turning Prins down.

Oh Apple, look what I found:

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Perhaps maybe you should make them censor it?

Ooh, and there’s this other app that allows unfiltered access to the internet, including objectionable content which you seem not to like allowing. I think it’s called… um.... Safari, that’s it! Wait a minute....

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Yeah, make the developers of that conduit of smut pay for their sins against our children.

Speaking of children, won’t somebody think of them?



4chan.org’s Popular Board /b/ Taken down

In wake of the DDOS attack on /b/ that I reported on a few minuets ago. It has taken only twenty seven minuets for the moderators at 4chan to take down /b/. At 7:27PM EST /b/ was reported as 404’d.


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