Hill Climb Racing

Why do I love this silly little game? Because it’s 2D side-scrolling “car” game, so the controls are simple. Because when you “die” you don’t feel too bad, and can quickly restart. Because the physics are fun and you have no one else to blame when you snap your neck after a bad “fall”.

It’s one of of those simple games that you can play for a few minutes, have fun with, and put down. Nothing complicated. Nothing earth shattering, but a lot of fun. And it’s free.

Available at the Google Play store.

The Nexus 7

What’s been said about this device than I can add? Nothing, really. I love mine. Well, we love ours, all three of them. The best, most handy, tablet I’ve used.

Why three? Because, unfortunately, one of ours got knocked down by a cat and landed into a steel bed rail, cracking the screen. The display itself is okay, but there’s a big dead spot in the touch area, making it pretty useless.

But not completely useless. I now use that one as an e-mail notifier at my desk. I check check all my accounts on it, without having to toggle my work. And if I want some peace and quiet, I just mute it for a while.

Speaking of e-mail, that’s probably the thing I love the most — at least how Android / Nexus handles it. It’s SO easy for me to manage and keep track of my many e-mail accounts (as a consultant, I often have an e-mail for individual clients). Keeping track of 8 or 10 different e-mail inboxes has never been so easy.

I was an earlier adopter, so got the 8 GB one, but you want the 16 Gb at least. With big games, you need the space. (Thank goodness they only make the 16 GB+ ones now.)

Get yourself a case, at least if you have cats. We got Moko cases that work pretty well. They bulk it up a bit, but you get magnetic on/off, a hand-strap, and landscape tilting.

Highly recommended. I have an iPad 1 and a Kindle Fire (first gen) and the Nexus creams them. The iPad is almost never used anymore and the Fire is in our workshop for music (Pandora and Songza and MP3s).


Crush & Rebuild

After yet another WordPress hack, I whacked everything on this domain and did a clean re-install. As I’m getting bored with the “social” part of social networking, I’m re-visiting the blog and will begin again as a┬ábenevolent┬ádespot of my own domain. More of what we used to do: projects, ideas, books, music, and whatever else I want to bitch about.