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04 January 2014 at 10:11 am by Wayne Schulz ~ Comments Off

Ingress 101: Seven Reasons The Game’s Going Nowhere

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Seven Reasons Google’s Ingress Game Won’t Go Anywhere

I just completed a 12 month stint of playing Google’s online reality game Ingress. When I exited the game I had accumulated just over 10 million points (it takes 1.2 million to reach the highest level). The town I played in went from a handful of portals to over 40.

If you haven’t heard about Ingress it’s an near-real time augmented reality massively multiplayer online pervasive game created by Niantic Labs, a start up within Google, currently for Android devices, but, expected to be available for Apple’s iOS in 2014.

The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative. Teams are divided into two factions (colors). green is referred to as Enlightened. Blue is referred to as Resistance. (via Wikipedia)

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17 December 2012 at 10:14 am by Wayne Schulz ~ Comments Off

FedEx Home Delivery is 100% Amateur Hour

Why I recommend you never send anything FedEx HOME. Apparently this package sat around in the back of the truck for a week before they decided to give a Saturday delivery at my office a try. Big surprise that the building was locked.

100% FedEX Home Fail.

11 November 2012 at 7:56 am by Wayne Schulz ~ Comments Off

Nokia 920 and Windows Phone 8 – Likes, Dislikes, Observations

On Saturday 11/10/12 I went into my local AT&T store in Glastonbury to check out the new Nokia 920 Windows Phone 8 device. I’ve been using a Galaxy Nexus on my AT&T secondary line and the new Nexus 4 which is set to launch on 11/13 doesn’t have much new that interests me in upgrading so I decided to check out the new Nokia 920 which was released the day before (11/9/12) on AT&T.

I’m not going to give a specification rundown or list all the new features. There are plenty of reviews that have already done that. Instead I’m going to make a running comparison of what I like and don’t like on this device versus the two big competitors – iPhone and Android.

Instead this post will be to hold three main topics: My reason for purchasing, What I like, What I dislike.

This is also what I’ll term a “my own money” review. I have not been provided a loaner, evaluation or sample for free. I purchased the phone at the Glastonbury AT&T store for $ 99 on a 2 year contract upgrade.

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22 October 2012 at 11:40 am by Wayne Schulz ~ 1 Comment

Norwegian Jewel Coast Guard Medevac October 19, 2012 – NCL Jewel

At about 11am on October 19, 2012 while cruising on the NCL Jewel somewhere off the coast of South Carolina (est) the ship’s Captain made an announcement that there would be a Coast Guard helicopter joining the boat to transport a sick passenger.

About an hour later a Coast Guard airplane and helicopter appeared overhead. The rescue took about an hour with three passengers airlifted.

06 July 2012 at 8:38 pm by Wayne Schulz ~ Comments Off

Is This The Urgent Shipping Scam?

Please ask yourself – in the day when virtually any electronic equipment can be ordered and delivered via overnight mails – why would someone contact you via the web and ask to prepay for two expensive pieces of electronic equipment – fully paid in advance?

My guess is that there’s a very high likelihood that you’re about to be scammed if you respond to these types of requests.

Of course there’s a .01% chance it’s just someone’s naive Grandpa who is unaware that Amazon sells and ships what he wants¬†50% cheaper than most retail outlets could send it to him for.

Here’s the email I just received as well as my opinion:

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