Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Adieu, Orkut!

Well, I guess Orkut's time came!This past weekend both my Google accounts (because for some reason I needed 2 Orkut accounts ;-) ), got a notice that Orkut was (finally) closing down. Back when Social Networks were new (or new to me), back in 2004, I had created social network accounts on a lot of networks. I was interested in comparing various functionalities and affordances of each platform so I
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Vacation on Risa

While on my own Risian vacation (in Greece), I've been keeping tabs in Star Trek Online to see what's been happening in-game and what goodies await me when I return. Just like last summer, the Risa special event is back! Last year, while on vacation, the event was released and I missed more than half of it. I did star playing some of the special mini-games, but since I could nor get the Risian Corvette
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Nostalgia for a sidekick

Hiptop LX Back in the day, before iPhones, androids, and (modern) windows phones there were a number of other smartphones. The first smartphones I saw were maxed by Nokia (Nokia communicator line) and by Ericsson (the R350 if I am not mistaken). Those were the days, back around 1999 when you could surf the web on CSD or HSCSD (circuit switched data, aka "dial up"), and feel like you had an uber-phone
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Adieu, SpringPad

Well, another nice online, and free, service is biting the dust. In about 20 days the online notepad, SpringPad, is closing its doors. I was introduced to the services three years ago through a work colleague and I have to say that I've used SpringPad exclusively for all work related note taking. While I do use Evernote for all of my personal notes (teaching, class work, homework, professional reminders,
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Τι ψιφήζουμε;

Διακοπες στην Ελλαδα δυο χρονιές συνεχόμενες! Θα κακό μάθουμε :-). Φέτος που ήρθαμε δεν συνειδητοποίησα πως είχαμε και εκλογές. Αφού πέρσι είχα τελειώσει ολα τς χαρτιά να αποκτήσω και Ελληνική ιθαγένεια είπα να δώ άμα μπορώ
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Alien Nation - some thoughts

When I came back from Greece back in the 1990s there was a SciFi show on television called Alien Nation. In all honesty I don't remember much of the show because there was just so much to take in at that time.  That said, I did end up catching one of the made for TV movies of the series as the show was winding down and it seemed pretty nice.  Now that most of these things are available for
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Shipyard spring clearning

With regular spring cleaning happening around here, I thought it would be a good opportunity to clean out the old shipyard of ships that I either rarely use in Star Trek Online, such as some free C-Store ships that I got as a promotion, or ships that I received earlier in the "career" of my captain that are just underpowered at the moment and can't really compete with end-game content.U.S.S. KouroutaFrom
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Splinter Cell Blacklist | Done

Over the weekend I decided to just play through the main missions of Splinter Cell Blacklist, which I have been plays for some time now, at least according to Raptr which clocks me in at 46 hours.  I've been trying to go through the side quests first, the Grim, Kobin and Charlie missions, so I can get some extra cash to upgrade my gear, but at the end I decided to just go through the main story
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Star Trek Online - Season 9 imminent

It's nice to see Season 9 of Star Trek online coming out next week, too bad it's not coming out on Monday when I can actually play it (holiday).  Oh well. I guess I will have to play as much as I can in the morning before I go to work :)Thus far I've maxed out Tolya (the Federation Admiral), and I am working on getting some of the loot (Dyson and Borg reputation systems) for the Romulan and Klingon.
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April Fools, Google Style

I have to say, I am not a huge pokemon fan, but I think this is cool!  Too bad this is just an April Fool's joke.  Then again, knowing that Google has Niantic Labs and Ingress, what's there to stop them from creating something like this?  I say go for it :)  Create an augmented reality pokemon game using google maps ;-)
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