Binatone iHome Phone An Improper Mini Review

Just got one of these phone from Argos today.
Read more here from Binatone.
I was sold on the device after watching this video on Youtube.
The video, like cake, is a lie.

The Black Library

Just got myself acouple of books from The Black Library. Including The First Heretic.

Amidst the galaxy-wide war of the Great Crusade, the Emperor castigates the Word Bearers for their worship. Distraught at this judgement, Lorgar and his Legion seek another path while devastating world after world, venting their fury and fervour on the battlefield. Their search for a new purpose leads them to the edge of the material universe, where they meet ancient forces far more powerful than they could have imagined. Having set out to illuminate the Imperium, the corruption of Chaos takes hold and their path to damnation begins. Unbeknownst to the Word Bearers, their quest for truth contains the very roots of heresy…

You can download a sample chapter. Turns out the ebooks come with no drm. Which is refreshing in this day and age. Or at least nothing obvious. The Calibre ebook viewer was able to open both the epub and the mobi files without issue.There may well be some kind of social drm embedded in the files. but I suspect not.

So there you go.
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Archos 70 Mini Review – Turns Out Not To Be A Small iPad

From the official Archos site:

Slim and light Android™ internet tablet

At home and on the go. The slim and light design of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet makes it both portable and generous for sharing your best moments with your family and friends. All the functions of a computer: your apps, the Internet, your photos, music and videos, eBooks and 3D games.

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There are wheens of these things about. Go Google for Android Tablet and see whatr happens. There is the Android Vega (whichy I initially considered), Creative Zii0, Samsung Galaxy Tabs and more coming to an Internet near you by Christmas time. I have played with an iPad for a few days and can safely say the Archos 70 is not really better in any way. Except two.

Archos 70

Sega Saturn Emulation on Windows 7 with SSF

I thought I would try some old skool gaming (as the kids today call it) on my fairly up to date Windows 7 machine. What should I play I thought?

Panzer Dragoon Saga!

This would be tricky as the last time I ran SSF was on Windows XP and quite some time. Though from what I remembered last time it was quite easy. I hoped this time would be the same.

01 Basic Files Error

d3dx9_43.dll is missing from your computer. Blast I thought. After just trying to drop the file in the same folder as SSF I got a little farther but then again disaster struck.

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Metacreator and Savage Worlds

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I purchased Savage Worlds recently and quite like the look of it. More information can be found here. The Savage Worlds Game System Essentially it a a universal rules system for RPGs. Looks pretty good and I intend to test … Continue reading