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Al Gore on Steve Jobs: He’s The Kind of Guy That Comes Along Once Every 250 Years (Video)

“As an Apple board member, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore spent a lot of time with company co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away earlier this month. During an interview at AsiaD today, Gore reflected on Jobs’s legacy and Apple’s future without him.”

Take a look at the video and the great blog post at AllThingsD.

Retro Gaming: Donkey Kong Country Awesomeness!

Donkey Kong Country SNES Cover

Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo and probably one of my most favourite games on the Super Nintendo ever made.

A side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Rare featuring the character Donkey Kong, it was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. Following an intense marketing campaign, the original SNES version sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling SNES game behind Super Mario World (which sold over 20 million copies…pretty large gap!).

I Managed to get my hands on a copy of the game on eBay for $15 so a pretty good deal. I’m really having fun finding the old games I used to love playing as a kid, brings back great memories!

Retro Gaming: Super Nintendo & Super Mario All Stars

One of my favourite video game consoles of all time, the Super Nintendo with one of the best games released for the system: Super Mario All Stars. Released in 1992 Super Mario All Stars gave you 3 great NES Mario games (Mario 1, 2, 3) and and a special mario lost levels which were apparently only originally sold in Japan. The console definitely stands the test of time and is still very playable even today.

I had lots of fun playing games on the SNES back in the day, and am hoping those good old times can start again now that I finally have a working SNES console with a few other games on the way. There are plenty of copies of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES on eBay, I’ll see if I can get my hands on that game which was epic.

Torchlight 2 – Release Delayed Q3 2011

Torchlight 2 was due to be released in July this year but has been delayed for a Q3 release. Still, not very long to wait. New LAN and online multiplayer has been added to the game which will surely be a very popular inclusion. The original Torchlight was an amazing game, scoring an average review of 90% and a great Diablo alternative (or if you can’t wait for Diablo 3 to come out!). Can’t wait for this one, makes me wanna hop back into Torchlight 1 for now :).

SC2: Battles Through The Bronze League – Season 3 Placement

OK, been a few months since I last played any StarCraft 2 and here we are with Season 3. Didn’t even realize season 3 had already started but in case you aren’t aware, with each new season comes a new placement match to get re-ranked in a league/division. My season 3 placement match, a TvZ played out very slowly, still managed to pull off a win to start the season though. Still lots to learn, and still need to practice using more hotkeys. Last season when I was playing a bit more I was getting better using them, but now as it’s been a while I’ve gone back to my old ways…very very slow.

Revisiting old games: Half Life 2: Lost Coast

I like to find new games I’ve never played before that I may have overlooked previously. I might already own these games in some fashion but completely missed them at the time. Half Life 2: Lost Coast falls into this category. Although LC is not strictly a game, it was a tech demo created by valve to show off their HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology in the source engine.

The History of the Internet

The “History of the Internet” is an animated documentary which discusses the origins of the modern Internet. If you’ve ever studied computing or have an interest in technology chances are you’ll already know quite a bit about the Internet, including how it all started but if not, take a look at this film its very well made. The film discusses the internet in its different forms of evolution from the beginnings of arpanet, through the association with DARPA and finally the Internet. It also outlines some of the core fundamentals of how early computer networks functioned such as the concept of time-sharing.

This film was created by Melih Bilgil and is really very well done. The film is illustrated using PICOL icons available at picol.org which are licensed under creative commons.


If you are interested in the history of the internet and want to read more about it, here are some great links:

Enjoy and learn something new!