It’s Good To Be Back.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Geeks and Geekesses, I would like to apologise for my exceptionally long absence; I find myself apologising quite a bit and to be honest I am sure it is wearing incredibly thin with you all or at least some of you. As the majority of you know, I suffer from ill health, in fact it is this ill health that kind of pushed me into the arms of technology. Due to an injury whilst serving in the British Army on Operational Tour, I find myself in and out of hospital undergoing operation after operation on my spine, however it is not simply this that hinders me but the level of pain I suffer from on a daily basis. Just sitting down and trying to write a single article takes such a long time as I am unable to sit in the one position for any length of time. I went into hospital in October 2012 for my last spinal fusion and I was really expecting to back writing at least a week or so after, but this was not the case, I really don’t know why this time my recovery has been so long and drawn out, but it has. I can’t promise, like I have done in the past, that content both here and my YouTube channel will start to be more consistent, which is why my blog will never really be at any level of success. Taking all that into consideration I still want to keep at it because for me, and I know you will find this a very over the top statement; but Technology has saved my life, given me a new outlook and allowed me to retain a social life, so its good to be back.
Apple Fanboy or Apple Enthusiast?
So that is all the boring stuff, let’s get down to the interesting subject of technology and what is new in my life and up for review and personal scrutiny. One of the things I am really pleased with myself about, is the diversity I have introduced into my tech. When I first stated writing on my blog, I think it is pretty fair to say that I was a bit of an Apple Fanboy, or at the very least an Apple enthusiast. Mac’s, iPhone’s, iPod’s etc where pretty much the extent of my own personal tech. As time moved on I realised that I was becoming incredibly blinkered and one dimensional and I knew I needed to change. At first I wanted to make the change because I wanted to diversify Techmedia Fusion, but as I started to buy new tech, I really started enjoying all the other tech, Operating Systems and software that was out there. Don’t get me wrong, when I was first Medically Retired from the British Army and I delved into technology, my first computer was a Packard Bell, Windows 95 machine. Also the Army helped to retrain me for civilian life and I completed an MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) however it was about Windows XP that I had enough and moved over to Mac. So I did have a bit of experience with other systems, but I was falling too far behind by simply sticking to just one.
Microsoft, Linux and Android.
The first thing I purchased was my Lenovo Windows 7 laptop, not a very powerful system, but enough for what I wanted it for, something that was going to help me get to grips with Windows 7 and perhaps a Linux distro. Around the time I purchased the Lenovo, Microsoft started to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview so I partitioned the hard drive and installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. After this I made another partition and installed Ubuntu, thus giving me a triple boot system running three operating systems and I really enjoyed playing about with these operating systems and was plesently surprised with Windows 8, but I’ll leave that for another article.
The next item I purchased was my Google Nexus 7inch tablet, which in the beginning, I wrote a pretty unfair review of the item. I now use the Nexus every day and love it, pretty much meaning I have some humble pie to start publicly eating. Next came the Samsung Galaxy S3, which still is in my opinion a much better phone than my iPhone 5, something I never thought I would say.
New Tech Since Writing My Last Blog.
I’ve not bought much in the way of tech since my last blog, but the items are really interesting and hopefully will help me later down the line. The first thing is my 11inch MacBook Air, the top spec one with 128GB hard drive, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 and 4GB RAM. I can’t tell you too much about this unit as I am writing a review on it, but I think you will enjoy my review. The next two items belong to my 10 year old son Jude, but obviously as the Bank Of Dad, I bought some of it but not it all. I really have to give Jude credit actually because he really saved hard for the first item. Jude loves playing Minecraft and games in general on the Xbox, but he really wanted a gaming PC. Jude wanted to custom build the PC for two reasons, the first was to teach himself the in’s and out’s of building and fixing PC’s and the second was so that Jude could get exactly what he wanted. In the end, he bought the parts and the total came to £699 and the spec is pretty sweet too.
The PC Spec is intel Core i7 3.9 GHz processor, 4GB Nvidia GPU HDMI, MSI Motherboard, 32 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and 2TB HDD for data storage and Windows 8 Pro. It runs like a dream and he loves it, of course he is finding Windows 8 a bit difficult to get used to as he as only ever really used Mac’s, on occasion’s at school he has used Windows. The final item of new tech is the HTC One phone running Android and this is also Jude’s phone.
Thank You For The Support.
So that is it guys, like I say, I am not going to promise this wont happen again as I know I am going to have another spinal fusion at some point just not the date, however I am going to try my best to make Techmedia Fusion a reliable and enjoyable place for you to read about tech and join in on discussions. Thank you so much for all the support you have shown me during this period of time I have been away, in fact it is this fantastic community spirit that resides within the Tech community that makes me want to keep on writing and editing videos despite the pain when and if I can.