So I finally caved and upgraded from that amazing nokia brick that everyone has used at one painful point in their cell phone experience. Grabbed the samsung continuum. Lovin it.
Hopefully itll help me get back into app development and brush up on my *nix skills…
Seems that I have a lot of extra time on my hands lately. I’ve stumbled upon a free game called League of Legends that has been eating up most of my time. League of Legends is a social game and they want all of our players to share and play with their friends
League of Legends is a video game inspired by the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) map for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows. It was first announced on October 7, 2008, and released on October 27, 2009. The game was in a closed beta from April 10, 2009, to October 22, 2009. It then transitioned to open beta until release.
Steve “Guinsoo” Feak, the previous designer of the popular Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne custom map, DotA Allstars, and Steve “Pendragon” Mescon, the administrator of the former official support base for the map (www.dota-allstars.com), were involved with Riot Games in the development of League Of Legends. Using the original DotA created by Eul (the original Defence of The Ancients map for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos) as a base, Guinsoo made DotA Allstars by inserting his own mix of content, largely expanding the number of the heroes, and adding recipes, numerous items and various gameplay changes. Guinsoo then passed version 6 of the map on to its current developer, IceFrog. Pendragon, who is the Director of Community Relations for Riot Games, helped create the previous DotA Allstars website along with its forum.
Players are formed into 2 even teams with 1–5 champions on each team. Each team starts at opposing sides of a map, near what is called a “Nexus”. A match is won when either the opposing team’s Nexus is destroyed or the other team surrenders. To destroy a Nexus, each team must work through a series of towers called “Turrets”. Turrets are often placed along a path to each base referred to as a “Lane”. Along the way, each player must gain levels from killing the opposing team’s “Champions” and “Minions” (small NPCs that constantly spawn and attack the other team) and defeating neutral monsters (some of which grant buffs known as Crests upon death). Also, champions purchase “Items” with in-match gold to improve their champion. In League of Legends, each player starts at level 1 at the beginning of the match and can obtain the maximum of level 18 with their champion, leveling 4 different champion-specific abilities.
Photography seems to be one of the few things that brings joy to my dull life. Aside from video games, photography is my escape, and the way I see the world on my simple minimum wage salary. These photos can baffle the mind, and remind you what you aspire to be, and inspire you to take action.
Photography offers us a way to break down walls, and see things that we’d never be able to see on our own. It allows us to change perspective and see the world through the artist’s eyes. Changing of our perspectives is inevitable as the gaps between the nations continue to shrink through the use of things like the internet, twitter, and facebook.
Photography to me is a simple escape back to what we have forgotten. Back the simplicity of life. The enjoyment of nature and exploration. Stumbling through photographs allows us to view the world as quickly as clicking Stumble on Stumbleupon.