My Blog

A collection of tech thoughts and tech feelings

The Best PS3 Games

by Richard Simms

Being on a limited internet plan sucks quite a lot when you realise that those lovely games you bought off the Steam Sales are going to eat right through your monthly allowance, and those hundreds of hours you used to spend on TF2 are slowly waving as they assend into the heavens. So, I've decided to list my favourite PlayStation 3 games for one and all to see.

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Life On Limited

by Richard Simms

There's a little snippet of information people tend to leave out on when promoting moving to New Zealand. That is that nearly all internet provided has a download limit.

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My Work Computer - A Review

by Richard Simms

When you work for any organization that gives you a standardised computer for all your work needs, it infuses a sense of belonging to said organisation. It makes you feel like you belong and makes you trust your boss more since he or she has been so generous to you. Let's review my little special piece of hardware, I lovingly nicknamed "Chunk".

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ImageMagick

by Richard Simms

ImageMagick is an extremely handy commandline based image manipulation program. This program is very useful, especially when dealing with a lot of images that you need resizing or editting. It even has a feature that you can merge images, or align them side by side in a grid or horizontal/vertical line.

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Kantan-Blog - My First RubyGem

by Richard Simms

I've been looking through GitHub and RubyGems recently (is it my imagination or is everything CamelCase these days?) for a simple blogging tool for this site. Like Goldilocks, some are too big, requiring an entire site built from scratch for it, some are too small, trying to achieve speed with their own separate engines and other bells and whistles, but none are just right.

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My Review of Codecademy

by Richard Simms

I have always dabbled more in design before my love of development took over. I love making cool things more than making things look cool. I found Codecademy through a LifeHacker article. It seemed all lovely jubbly so I signed up expecting to be flinging awesome dropdown animated menus and maybe even a little game or two as a last big test of my JavaScript Ninjaness.

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A little more about me

by Richard Simms

When I code, I like to use either Vim or Sublime Text 2. I have dabbled in many others but these two fit my style very well. Being a command line dweller, I enjoy the look and feel of Vim, but I do find it difficult to use when making Ruby on Rails sites. For that I like to use Sublime Text 2 thanks to it's folder management.

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