I am a Humble Bundle Partner!

It’s Official!!!

I am a Humble Partner!  I just signed up for the partnership last week.  Since I was curious about how the partnership worked, I decided to check it out. And since I like to support charities and do volunteer work from time to time, I felt this was something I’d definitely like to do.
How the partnership works is that anytime anyone uses the referral code link to purchase a game, comic or books the purchases are split three ways. The money goes to:
2) the Humble Partner
3) the charity chosen by the Humble Partner
I do get a percentage when anyone uses the link, which is greatly appreciated. But even more importantly, your purchase and support directly benefits Child’s Play Charity and all the wonderful work they are doing. For those who aren’t familiar with Child’s Play Charity, it benefits over 140 hospitals and shelters around the world.
I hope you get in on some of the super deals that are happening every week on Humble Bundle. Any amount you spend on games, comics or books there is fine – at the very least there’s PLENTY of fun browsing to be had! 🙂
You can catch me on TwitchMixer and Smashcast – I stream games there a lot! In fact, I can’t wait to see you there next time I stream live so I can demo some of the awesome games I have purchased at Humble Bundle. And if you like the live stream, while you’re there feel free to subscribe – I earn a percentage from subscriptions, too.
Humble Bundle and I thank you!

GOP’s Rollback on Title II

There’s still time to speak out FOR Net Neutrality and prevent it from being repealed on Dec 14th.

I mentioned earlier this year about my support for keeping net neutrality. And how the potential repeal of Title II, if we allow it to happen, would put us back in the stone ages.
My stance hasn’t changed at all about Title II.  I stand firmly behind what I said about it earlier this year.  I can’t stress enough about how this will negatively affect everyone that uses the Internet, if repealed.  In the most irrational of decisions possible, a full-court press toward repeal has been put into play because of Trump’s across-the-board vendetta against everything Obama.  There is a senseless dismantling war being waged  by Donald Trump of anything that the previous Obama administration had enacted.  Keep in mind, Obama himself never placed Title II into law. It was under the directives of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the Title II initiative gained traction to be what it is.
Trump says “Net Neutrality is a big scam for government regulation of the Internet!”  The reality is that Trump himself doesn’t know what’s behind Title II and the protections that it provides for consumers to shield them from ISP’s fuckery. That’s my problem with Trump’s new FCC pick, Ajit Pai. Mr. Pai  announced that he wants to get rid of net neutrality for good.  I’ve been following this issue closely since 2014 and know many are in strong agreement with me to preserve and protect Title II the way it is.
There have been documented instances where shady ISP’s have implemented self-serving practices like throttling internet speeds.  I’ve mentioned throttling before, and I plan to write more about this in my next blog.  It’s important to have some background on Title II and why repeal of it is so catastrophic to free and creative internet use in the future. It’s so important to stand up against repeal of Title II and keep it intact.
I know some out there are Pro-Net Neutrality and some are Anti-Net Neutrality. I feel that the benefits of Pro-NN far outweigh those of the Anti-NN camp.  Title II addresses ISPs as public utilities, and it serves to protect consumers from those ISPs with bad practices such as traffic privatization, as has happened in the past.  For the Anti-NN folks, I  encourage you to look up why we have Title II. Although those against net neutrality argue that as things stand, consumers are disadvantaged and that the status quo is burdensome for the free market of ideas, I think the opposite is true. To repeal Title II would have a profoundly negative impact on consumers and greatly scale down a free market internet in which ideas can flourish.
Ideas have flourished quite well under the current umbrella of net neutrality to date. Let’s do our part to resist constraints to the freedoms we currently enjoy. The threat to repeal Title II is imminent, but your voice against repeal is more important now than ever before.
Please join me in support of Net Neutrality.
Here’s a super quick and effective way to support net neutrality!!
1. On a computer, (not your phone!), go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
2. Enter (under “Proceeding”) the numbers 17-108.
3. In comments, say you support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. Also say that you support net neutrality.
*Fill in the form carefully; they’ve made it less friendly and impossible to fill in by phone, on purpose. I.e Make sure you hit enter after entering your name.

Apple slows down older iPhones

I’m a little bit late writing about the Apple slowdown hype, but I still wanted to give you my thoughts before too much time goes by.
For someone that has owned an iPhone 3GS and 5S in the past, I can confirm that I am NOT an Apple fanboy by any means. I definitely wouldn’t stand outside or EVER camp outside an Apple store waiting to be the first to get a new product in hand. After using the 5S for about 3 years I was like “nope, I’ve had enough!” The Apple economy was pretty closed, so that’s one of the reasons I returned back to Android in the first place.
Two months ago CNET reported that Apple had released an update that slows down older iPhone models. It came to me as no surprise, and pretty much BS on Apple. The reason we update software on our devices is to provide fixes for bugs, enhance security and often times add efficient new phone features. The thing is, it’s true that iPhones are time-tested and widely accepted technology by many, but that doesn’t mean much when your iPhone shuts down automatically around 30% of its battery charge.
The advice to everyone with iPhones is to make sure to manually update the phones instead of doing it automatically. The newest Apple updates that were released for older phones just slow down the software. So in effect, the Apple update ADDS inefficiency, pushes frustrated customers away from phones (purchased in some cases only one year prior) and smugly suck even more Apple profits from their wallets when they opt to buy into a newer iPhone. Insanity, especially when we’re looking at phones purchased a year ago. In fact, I’m not a fan of the new iPhone X. It just looks too big and expensive! I’d never pay $1000 out-of-pocket for the X. Hell, it’s really no big surprise that even loyal “Apple campers” are pretty upset with Apple’s new decisions.
At some point, who can blame anyone burned by Apple from considering, if not actually switching to Google’s Android or another platform with an open source OS everyone can use?
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-slows-down-older-iphone-battery-issues/

Back to the Captain’s Log

A week ago I got around into recovering my domain back up again after a long struggle trying to get in content with my hosting provider and finally it is back up again.  Pretty much I’ll be using Captain’s Log for the most of part.

I will add on here is.  I will be writing Nerdcore here and there but I’ll be making time to get into the creative process again but I’ll know I have a few good ideas but I won’t be able to bring it up onto this post as of yet.  Be sure to subscribe onto Captain’s Log for new and future post.
 

Thoughts on Beyond Good and Evil 2

I have played the first game several times but have not gotten around
to beating the game and many times sitting around in front of my PC I
still haven’t reached the end of the game.  I’m still stuck in the
middle of a level inside the factory. Now will be a good time to play
BGE1 before the second release comes out…only if I can get my
graphic card to work again with the game. Then everything will be
great.  I’m very stoked to get my hands on a copy pretty soon when a
pre-order is announced.

My thoughts on the BGE2 Trailer:

It does have the same atmosphere like the first game with the flying
vehicles in the trailer. The only thing about the trailer that I
didn’t see was any game play trailer.  I would really like to see than
rather than a cinematic trailer.  Over all I’m pretty impressive with the new visuals and effects I like like to see a PC release.  

its been a lot time, As for Ubisoft….I so beg of you! Get this game out!

Return of Nerdcore Lifestyle!

Hello Readers!,

I am back!  Two later and I never think of a day like this I’ll be back blogging! Holy Shit!
I have many reasons for me to come back for that I’ll explain and something came up today and I was like…well,  I can still use Nerdcore Lifestyle to continue writing every day anime, comics and everything nerdy I like to talk about.  The other hand when I looked into my personal blog and trying to figure out what I’ll be writing about?? I said to myself yesterday about it and I knew what I was going to write about but I couldn’t get the words on paper….with my wordpress blog I’d be using it write a lot of personal and technology related things that goes on around the world and that’s the main reason I did it.
But that wasn’t the only reason I did made the Captain’s Blog its so I can have a professional website under my full name for job purposes and add my resume for any employer to look me up and hiring for future employment.  SInce I’ll know I’ll be very busy working on my professional website this month I know I’ll like to keep Google’s service Blogger.  Since I know it’ll be great to continue add my commentary and my voice onto the Anime and Mange community since I do enjoy Japanese Anime/Manga I figure it be better not to post Japanese or Nerdy post that’s on my Main site.  I know I’ll be using it again since now I found when I was scrolling on adsense and I was like….”crap I didn’t know I still have Blogger! I didn’t deleted the blogger account at all!”  I said….”hell keep it!” That’s what I am doing.  
Its been forever OMG!  
Lastly I like to add that since I am coming back into Nerdcore Lifestyle.  I’ll be busy doing Captain’s Blog also on a Biking Blog that me and a friend work on since it is the summer I’ll be doing other post over that as well
Links below if anyone wants to visit side work I blog on..
I’ll be working again on my YouTube channel over the summer.  Thankfully I had friend that worked on my background cover my channel for neongrey101. 

My move with wordpress…two years later.

2 years ago.  I did said over on my last blog that I was going to make the transition over Joomla,  Well that never happened but instead of going over to WordPress instead because I wanted to try wordpress and that’s what I did so I can leave blogger for good and try something else.  originality I wanted to build my website fully coded over HTML and CSS from scratch and said that I’m not going to have anytime to build the website so what I decided to do is buy a domain and install wordpress from there.  I’ll try Joomla later in the future if wordpress doesn’t work for me at all.

For now on I’ll be posting my blogs over at–>http://www.lukelahens.com brand new official website for everyone to add to your RSS feeder.  Most of the new blog entries will be posted on my official twitter accouter: @lucasnj
That’s were you can now mostly follow me and most of my work from there.  Hope all of you enjoy my new blog stay tune for more to come.  -> New first blog entry –> http://www.lukelahens.com/?p=1
-Neon Grey