Monday, September 22, 2014

Scorpion

The commercials dragged me in to see the "team of geniuses" with a combined IQ over 700 (which is well, nonsense, but whatever).

These characters all say the things that normal geniuses and supergeniuses train themselves not to say. Or maybe they're just too stupid? I don't know.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

I bought a Note 3 at the end of July and I have to say that I was really completely thrilled with the device.

I'm sure I haven't unlocked its full potential yet, but I do have a bit of a troubling development.

Last month my darling fiancee went a bit overboard with our data which resulted in both of us turning off data for the last couple of weeks of the billing cycle.

My phone immediately became quite stupid.

It would take minutes for certain apps to open, things had a hard time downloading over wifi, and texting became completely unreliable—sometimes not sending at all, sometimes taking hours to send, and usually requiring a restart for text messages to come through.

I went to Verizon and they put a new SIM card in and changed my antenna defaults from Global to CDMA and this seemed to fix the problem . . . for about a day. Then it went back to being stupid.

Well, on the 7th my plan reset and ever since restarting with the data turned back on my phone's been back to 100%.

I almost never use over-the-air data; i.e. I am always on wifi, so this was pretty bothersome and troubles me for the future.

Anyway, wanted to share in case anyone else came across this.

(Delving into forum responses, there was some intelligence suggesting that this was caused by Android 4.4.2 and would be fixed in 4.4.4, but I couldn't find anyone that spoke about the data being turned off connection).

Thursday, September 4, 2014

RWBY Update

I recently wrote about RWBY and how it was a mixed bag.

The second season is currently streaming and is MUCH improved. So far the episode lengths have been consistent around 15 and every episode features SOME level of action at levels we have come to expect.

The action is still absurdly entertaining and the interplay between the characters remains hilarious and endearing.

Much improved Rooster Teeth.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Writing Again . . .

I know I know I know I know.

I suck, I've said it before. It's not new that I've disappointed you. Yes, I should have been writing more in the last 10 months, but I was working a LOT those 10 months. So deal.

But what is new is that I'm writing again.

I have lots of energy most days now (thanks to my spiffy new c-pap machine #thankyouObama), and as of this week am only working at my day jobs two days of week.

Now, that doesn't mean I'm not looking for more work. If this keeps up and I don't have an immediate windfall in the form of having the math series grow at the rate it should if I release a few extra books in the next month, then I am going to become rather desperate. 

First up will be finally getting "Algebra and the Algorithm" out the door. So look for some updates on that in the next week or so.

I'll also be dusting off ye' olde mailing list, so please subscribe if you haven't already! CLICK ME

And yes, you can expect some general website maintenance here, at ApocalypseDesigns.com and at the WotA Wiki.

Thank you for your interest!