All posts tagged: thoughts

CS:GO Is a Great E-Sport, But Youtube & Exclusive Right is Hurting It

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I’m never really a dedicated sports fan. I followed football (that’s soccer to you in North America) to some extent. Been a fan of Newcastle United since I was a little kid, mainly because my aunt bought me their jersey with Shearer’s name on the back. Newcastle this season is down in Championship after being relegated last season, and there’s no championship football airing on my local television, so no football this season for me, […]

More Cloud.net Locations Review & Deeper Look At Their Platform

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After i’ve posted my experience with Cloud.net two weeks ago, Terry Myers, a rep from Cloud.net contacted me to see if i’d be interested in trying out some more of their locations. I instantly said yes, of course, since who can reject such sweet, sweet chance of spinning up some free VMs from multiple providers in different locations for free. So this is a disclaimer. I’ve got $50 credits from Cloud.net to test out their […]

Ryzen Is Here

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From GamersNexus: To get the immediate question out of the way: The processors will be made available on March 2 (shelf availability) at the following prices: AMD Ryzen R7 1700: $330 AMD Ryzen R7 1700X: $400 AMD Ryzen R7 1800X: $500 Seeing as how rumoured benchmark suggests some of these processors are twice faster than the equivalent Intel model, it’s a holy crap moment for AMD. I’m not gonna hold my breath but it’s gonna […]

It Doesn’t Look Too Good for Ahok, Unfortunately

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Gubernatorial election in Jakarta has finished. Well, the first round of it, at least. And the result doesn’t look too good for Ahok. The gap between candidate number 2 (Ahok-Djarot) and candidate number 3 (Anies-Sandi) is far too close for comfort, and although in their public statement the Ahok-Djarot team sounds ecstatic with the result, i don’t think they’re truly being honest about it. Not for a candidate that used to have almost 70% approval […]

Lurk More, Fa**ots

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Building a community is hard. Online, even harder. This is what I’ve noticed from recently participating in some online community building. It’s not a big project, just a small online forums for a very specific niche. And one of the things that surprise me is how important ‘seeding’ the community is. For example, from talking to several other forum founders, we found that at the beginning, they use bots, to increase the community engagement rate. […]