Mar 24, 2016

Chromebook vs Tablet? Mini blurb

So when it comes to my consumption and use of certain devices, I've been trying to decide between getting a tablet or a chromebook. The criteria I'm looking for is security, typing capability, and price.

When looking at a tablet like an ipad mini 3, I have the Zagg folio keybaord case, which is neat. I get to use the touch screen, play some games, hell even use iMovie for videos and type. However the major drawbacks are the limitations of the bookmarking and organization features. For example, on safari , to bookmark each page , you have to go through two clicks to favorite a page. The typing experience is also difficult, the bluetooth keyboard speed and response time is slow, there is a lag. Plus the keyboard size is small.

On the chromebook, which cost much less, the typing experience is much much better, I can finally type very fast, which is what I'm doing right now actually, my words per minute are lots. The limitation of the apps and the device is what concerns me. Saving pictures and documents also seems to be a problem. Since only 16 Gb storage, so it's identical to my ipad mini 3.

The question is, should I keep the chromebook as my main machine or the ipad mini 3?

I haven't yet decided as I have them both in front of me. The typing feels so smooth on this Acer Chromebook. It's too late to write a longer post with specifics. I still want to write the review for Batman V Superman I saw at prescreening today .

Actually...the keyboard on the chromebook, though full size and great, feels a bit too flat. But it is a silent keyboard when compared to my HP laptop.

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So I just was typing on the Zaggkeys folio keyboard. It definitely feels crammed, but not as bad as I thought, I feel with the Acer CB3-131 you can type longer and not get carpal tunnel. Keyboard is still not raised so you might get that. So if that's the case, what's the best solution to typing in the bed? The chromebook is much more ideal than the ipad mini. The design is for that purpose. To work. And is writing work or play?
For me at least I feel it's both. having a place to rest my palms does make a big difference, and could justify the price tag of a full blown chromebook.

Alas it's late and I'm sleepy

I'll type ya later

Mar 20, 2016

Blog entry...whatever date is on this post

You know....I'm still considering lots of directions for this blog and my content. The Flipboard magazines I have made, have been a success...I guess...more pageflips, more traffic, but they seem too high maintenance is the problem. Plus, does anyone use Flipboard?  When you look around the net, you make decisions on what community to invest in, that community could be a small one or a large one, and depending on your performance you could grow it. For example , Twitter is a fertile ground, almost all celebrities are on there as well as important politicians. Snapchat seems to be the new craze, though I haven't really caught on to it. Just tired of having yet another account. Plus I'm a Twitter guy at heart. I love that twitter bird.

I'm trying out typing regularly, doing videos are fun, but can't really be sustainable at least for me...neither is typing. But hopefully in this chaotic state I could try and introduce order by regular journal type things. So they'll be random, they may not make sense, but it is a blog after all....

I want to talk about lots of stuff but never get the chance to...Green Toy Collecting and what has been happening to that since then. Also reviewing more games and movies and writing more stories. The good news is I got a prescreening for Batman V Superman, so I'll hopefully put up a review before the movie is out...yay

...if the writing style is changing ...that's because I'm trying new things and need to work on my writing skills a bit more.

Anyways....night from me.




Mar 17, 2016

Thoughts on my channels and stuff...

Hey! So it has been a while since I actually blogged. Much has happened to the internet in the last 5 years or so. Unfortunately blogging is history. The classic blogging that is. Twitter is all the haps these days.

With regards to my channel and what I do, I come back to simplicity, I want something that is easy for me to provide content and not high maintenance. There are benefits to having a blog...well it's nice to let my thoughts out, but really the entire model of the internet has shifted.

As of this post, I have presence in the following

Budmaloney.com (the main website)
Youtube
Twitter
Google+
Flipboard
Facebook
Twitch
Soundcloud

Mainly Twitter , Youtube , and G+ being the most I spend time on.

From a brand management perspective it becomes very difficult to keep track. I understand the value of multi channel branding, but SEO tactics and all that have a very high upkeep.

So here is what I'm thinking....a drastic change to how I deliver content. Make it on a need basis.

Youtube
Twitter

Budmaloney.com (the main website)
Google+


Flipboard
Facebook (not really as active)
Twitch (not really active)
Soundcloud (not active at all)

Removing all these outlets would really help me focus on making content and just on life in general. The budmaloney.com and Google+ I'm still iffy about. Ultimately it would be nice to phase them out and not have to think about them. Though I have met wonderful friends on there, I think I'll reach out to those friends and see if they got a twitter or other ways to communicate (if I do end up removing G+).

In this new era of media, content is what drives traffic, good content that is. While this is not set in stone, I'm simply putting my thoughts on ...umm..paper.

It's funny since as I'm typing this, I had the notion that I want to delete the blog/website, and I'm actually enjoying the typing experience again. Being able to write as much as I want or about what I want is liberating. For example, Twitter has an expectation to be witty or useful in bite sizes. But blogging has its own beauty. I kind of miss it actually.

So if you haven't noticed I'm trying to decide and it's not an easy decision to make.

I guess I just wanted to put out some thoughts.

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I'll let it marinate some more.

Mar 12, 2016

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Mar 4, 2016

Magazine Covers February 13,2016


M1-6 magazine covers on February 13,2016. Simplicity In The Age Of Information.#flipboard

Jan 31, 2016

Magazine Covers January 30, 2016



M1-6 magazine covers on January 30,2016. Simplicity In The Age Of Information.#flipboard

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Jan 26, 2016

They're Really Sure Of It ! lol



Jan 23, 2016

Magazine Covers January 23, 2016



M1-6 magazine covers on January 23,2016. Simplicity In The Age Of Information.#flipboard

Jan 9, 2016

How To Cook Eggs Inside An Onion Ring #M6savor #1