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The inevitable Furby toy review

Posted on December 12th, 2012 in Opinions

This is about one of those lovely Furby toys… but from the older generation, in the late ’90s. And it’s not the proper, big Furby that has “a mind of its own,” but a keychain version. Of course, the one with two shades of purple was chosen, as it’s probably the most goth one, maybe […]

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Tablet, please!

Posted on July 18th, 2012 in Opinions, Rants

…thank you. After having enough “touch”, I will satisfyingly declare it “consumed”… I’m a consumer after all, aren’t I? Well, I didn’t really order a tablet, if that’s what you expected… I’m just fantasizing about a reason to get one. And I just can’t find any, I guess I’d just have one if I was […]

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Politics and tech

Posted on July 1st, 2012 in Opinions

What’s the link, some might ask? Bear with me for a while. I’m gonna tell you a story and you’ll see what the connection is. The story is about a political party. They managed to win the elections and became the main party to govern a certain country. The name of the country doesn’t matter, […]

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Man and machine

Posted on May 28th, 2012 in Opinions

There are people. And there are computers. And inevitably, computer games, or videogames. Some videogames are made with a dirty mind. With a metal music fan’s mind. In other words, with a maniac’s mind. We call them metallers. Should you try to play such a game, it may be a fun experience against another human […]

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15 Minutes Alone. With an iPad.

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 in Opinions

I’m alone, in my office. I have some bugs to fix. Many bugs. And today, the planets have aligned to give me the most annoying things to do, on purpose. I have to take a break, so I go to the living room, for a short walk. The company I work for runs in a […]

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Of Nokia and Man

Posted on October 1st, 2011 in Opinions, Rants

And thus we begin our saga into the legend of Nokia. Ancient stories about the new era. The story begins with a precious, old artefact. An exponent of the jurassic era of phones. Thirteen million years ago (OK, maybe not “million”…), a mighty mobilisaurus emerged from the silicon depths… The Nokia 6110! Of course, I […]

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Posted on July 11th, 2011 in Opinions

We’re in the age of planned obsolescence. Maybe that’s not true. Maybe companies actually do have important additions to share with the world soon after barely releasing a product. It’s just that it doesn’t look like that at all. Generally, it looks like the new features are made up, barely improve anything at all, and […]

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