Thursday, 26 December 2013

Australia Only Boxing Day Deals

It's our favourite time of year... Boxing Day Sales!

Today I'll keep you all updated on the boxing day deals that are online only/you can get online. I'll be the first to day that these sites are sluggy. Like the verge of collapsing under traffic.

Be quick. Here we go!

Here we go. 

UE100s for $5 at DSE with Free Shipping. (Stocks nearly sold out in all colours but managed to grab a blue pair -- Site's pretty sluggy at the moment.) 

Free Left4Dead2 at Steam (Site's dead) - no link just find it if you can. 

ShoppingExpress has some boxing day specials, if you're in the market for a ssd then this is worth it. http://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/view/Boxing-Day-Sale-2013

Any more deals that pop up will be documented in separate posts.

Enjoy!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Google Christmas Easter Egg

Historically Google love adding Easter Eggs to their search engine and products, this year with a cool animation appearing when you search for christmas related things.

A simple search of 'Christmas' will bring up the animation at the top of the screen.

An interesting addition just for Christmas. I wonder what other surprises will be in store.



Friday, 13 December 2013

A Droid App a day: Day 1

Since I'm free for 2 months now, I decided to get off my backside and refresh my Android and Java skills (which were stuck at Cupcake (A very long time ago))

Therefore every day I'm going to be publishing an Android Application and posting it here for you to like/hate/rant about.

They'll (the apps will) be free since they'll probably be bug-ridden and quite horrible but my goal is by the end of the break to be able to write some quality apps that people will want to download. 

My first app project will be a simple counter that should be published in a few hours- It's appropritatly called counter.

A few issues I encountered:

The keysign was hard to work out but once I realised that it was better to run keytool over jarsign this was quickly eradicated.

Android Studio doesn't like Eclipse projects. Thus I stuck to eclipse.

*Edit*
My app's up https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.akkatracker.counter
Pretty happy for a first 4.0 attempt

Monday, 9 December 2013

New PC Build

I just built a new PC for myself and I must say I'm pretty happy with it so far. More details and pics will come but here are the basic specs and reasoning:

CPU: Intel i5 4670k (I want to overclock and the i5 is the best performance for value CPU)
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper Tx3 Evo (I need an aftermarket cooler for overclocking and this seemed a good value for money cooler)
Motherboard: Asrock Pro 4 Z87 (Recommended by a friend- I like the value and overclocking capabilities)
GPU: Sapphire HD7950 Boost (Not just because I'm a miner ;) I got a great deal on this as it is discontinued)
Case: Silverstone RL-01 (In order to stay in budget I chose a cheapy case but one with a window. This has performed surpisingly well and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone else)
Storage: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue (a classic although my sata cable receptor broke and I had to buy a new one. I will hopefully receive a SSD for xmas *wink wink* and thus will move Windows onto it. )
RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ares (I wanted a higher clock than other ram so I chose this, I like the blue colouring too)

That's it for the moment. Tomorrow I might run some benchmarks on it and post here. I'm also considering starting to vlog about gaming/computers/cool stuff so stay tuned.