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Archive for November, 2009

Motorola Droid Does and Doesn’t

Posted by Eric on 23.11.09

I know, I know, I promised more on Paintball tips, but I’ve got to vent about this.

It seems like all carriers are mandating full data-plans on all their smart-phones now, so I upgraded to a Droid.  I’ve got to say I’m not a fan.  It’s a very competent device with a lot of power and potential.  It’s got a really nice display and the touchscreen works well.  It has a lot of great features on it, like the navigator, Internet browser, and the Facebook integration.  But I have to wonder how varied their product testers were.  I imagine the interface must be somewhat similar to an iPhone or even Blackberry, neither of which I’ve had much experience with, but it’s quite frustrating for someone coming from Palm OS & Windows Mobile, like me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Things I Wish I’d Known Then – Part 1

Posted by Eric on 16.11.09

Welcome New Players!

People like to share hobbies with friends and paintball is no different. One friend brings another along for a game and suddenly a new player is hooked. But let’s admit it, paintball is an obscure sport. Unlike more traditional activities like basketball, baseball, or soccer, most people don’t get much, if any, exposure to paintball as they grow up. So unlike more traditional sports you probably will be starting from scratch in learning this game. You may not know what questions to ask about this game or where to get answers. It’s to these new players, and perhaps some veterans who have forgotten a few things themselves, that I direct this article. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I can at least share a few things I’ve picked up over the last nine years. Over the next week or two I’ll share a few things to help you out. Whether you’ve hit a few games already or are interested in trying the great sport of paintball for the first time, here is what I wish I’d known when I started playing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who Is This Loony?

Posted by Eric on 09.11.09

Oh great, another person who thinks what they have to say is so worthwhile and so important that everyone should be falling over every word.  Well, not so much.  Not to say I don’t talk and write a great deal, or at least will try to here, but I’m more than well aware that anything I put to print you may completely discard or disagree with.  But I think that’s perfectly normal and, in many cases, desirable because it might show you’re thinking and analyzing my words and not simply mindlessly following along.

And if you’re one of those people, you will have noticed I’ve taken a fair amount of space to really say nothing at all.  So let me amend that by giving you a brief introduction of myself and what this space is even for. Read the rest of this entry »

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