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2012


Google VS Canada

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Let me start by saying that I’m a big fan of Google. Even before they started branching out from search into areas like email and whatnot. I’m pretty sure I’ve signed up for most of their betas. I signed up fro the GMail beta, Google Voice right after they bought Grand Central, Google Music when they announced it, as well as Google Plus, and not to mention Google Wallet.

However, there is one problem I keep running into.

So many of these services aren’t available in Canada.

The Dark Knight Rises

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Last night I saw the midnight showing of The Dark Knight rises. Before I go any further, I will say this: the movie was incredible. The plot, the pacing, the cinematography, the everything was just superb. Go see this movie. You will not regret it. I sure didn’t.

Now that I’ve seen the movie, and have had some time to think about everything that happened, I need to get all my thoughts out. I’ve got a lot of thoughts about how the movie relates the previous ones, and especially how I feel The Dark Knight Rises is the perfect end to this trilogy. That’s right, ending and all.

That said:

Yes, I will be spoiling the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t complain about me talking about important plot points.

Onwards!

Upgrade Woes

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For a while now, I’ve wanted to upgrade my phone to the Galaxy Nexus.

Thoughts On Privacy

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Now that Google Drive has been released, people are once again talking about privacy issues.

I’ve always been slightly mystified by the whole issue of online privacy. My default has always been “share it all”. I’ve got accounts on a bunch of social networks ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Path, G+, and a few others ), and I don’t mind letting people know what I’m up to.

After doing some thinking and reading, I’ve come to realize why online privacy can be such a big deal to people.

CBC Under Attack For Online Music Service

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It seems like all the Canadian media companies are up in arms over the newly launched web app from CBC: music.cbc.ca . My understanding is that this web app lets users play music that they could listen to on any of the CBC radio channels ( let’s just assume the user happens to tune in at the right time to hear a particular song ).

The group of media companies – which is expected to include Rogers Communications and Corus Entertainment – are basically upset that yet another competitor in online music has emerged to satisfy Canadian users. The group is trying to argue “that the broadcaster has no right to compete with the private broadcasters in the online music space” ( link ).

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

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So about thirteen days ago I received one of the games from my GameAccess.ca queue in the mail. The game that I got was Goldeneye 007: Reloaded. This is basically the original Goldeneye 007 ( from 1997 for the Nintendo N64 ) redone for the PS3 and Xbox 360. I got the Xbox version – I didn’t really have a preference, I chose the Xbox version because I was browsing through the Xbox section of the site when I saw it.

Anyways, time for a review of the game!

How About A Let's Play?

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So I’m thinking about doing a Let’s Play series of my own.

Frighting Times

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If SOPA and PROTECT-IP had happened 15 years ago, we wouldn’t have sites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.