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Since then I’ve been fantasizing about connecting my Leap Motion to my OUYA.
I think it is a match made in heaven and hope some developer somewhere is tweaking his codes to make this happen. Come on, OUYA is open source!
Or a game publishing house is working on their input device code to allow the Leap Motion to work with that exclusive OUYA game title.
What are the odds?
Images: Leap Motion & OUYA official images
My love for my Kindle is quite known amongst my friends. Well, I don’t love the Amazon Kindle for its sake. I love my books. I love the fantasy and sci-fi, horror and mystery genres. But then again I think I love the Kindle for how it makes it easy for me to carry my books.
But ever since I got my Kindle, I’ve been in the habit of loading up e-books on it. Many e-books. Too many e-books that sometimes I just page through my collection and never manage to settle on one to read. There are always so many books I want to read and so little time and so many books read to different percentages and shelved.
Blaming Project Gutenberg for having so many English classics on the web in many formats free to download is what I’ve been doing and by extension it is the reason I’ve only read bit and pieces of the books that I’ve read.
CLASSIC CASE OF HOARDING
Stepping back, I realized I have been obsessively and unhealthily ‘collecting’ e-books that I might not read and blaming the availability of free/ cheap e-books for this new habit I have formed. I just caught myself right on the borderline of becoming an e-book hoarder.
So my plan to stop myself from hoarding is to:
1. Only keep on my Kindle e-books I can finish reading within a 2/3 months time frame
2. At any time I should have read more than 50% of the e-books on my Kindle and
3. Archive e-books after I have read them or
4. Only read paperbacks and hardcovers
Will one be called a bibliophile or bibliomaniac for hoarding e-books?
Do you have more than 50 e-books on your e-reader with about 75% of them unread?
Can one love e-books?
Ring back music or caller tunez by MTN were all the rave when they were introduced to the Ghanaian mobile telecommunication market. For a brief while I was hooked (never activated any on my phone); eager to listen to what nice song will be played whiles I wait for the person to pick the call.
Recently however, my reaction towards ringback music has changed drastically. I usually grimace or involuntarily pull the phone from my ear when some song or the other starts blaring through my phone’s speaker. When I think about it, I suspect it is because I am getting more impatient and don’t want to mix business calls with some party music like the one in the Vodafone advert featuring EAZZY.
Ironically, my reaction is the exact opposite of that of the young man in the Vodafone advert; I actually heave a sigh of relief when my calls are picked up, escaping further auditory attack from the harsh tunes that hit my eardrum when my calls connect.
I fear I consider someone unprofessional and inconsiderate when they have caller tunes playing simply because most of the songs are too loud and inappropriate for any kind of business and most caller tunes users do not know what songs play when people call them.
Please just give me a standard ringback tone…..nothing fanciful for me, no sire! no ma’am!