(Alternative title: Daddy is back.)
2011 is done, so are the first 5 out of 30 exams and I can finally find some time to blog again.
I recently received my well timed and well deserved Dota 2 Beta Key and spend the Christmas holidays stomping some noobs.
So far my expectations are about 90% fulfilled. There's just a lag of heroes and a working rating system.
Many heads exploded already when I played with first-time-rts-or-online-game creatures, but it's still enough fun to click on "find game" after being raped in the last one and leading to 78% total games won.
I am always looking for some group-joines. So if you feel like and you are good enough in Dota, feel free to message me in steam.
Further I gifted myself a new smartphone after two years with my HTC HD2 running Android.
Since the iPhone 4S is absolutely no option for me and I don't want to wait for a maybe even more disappointing iPhone 5 somewhere in fall of 2012, I decided to stick with Android (4.0) and the Google Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy S2 was an option as well, but the amazing 1280x720 display of the Nexus caught me in the end...
So far I am absolutly happy with the phone itself and Ice Cream Sandwich. There are so many nice changes, tweaks or new ideas, that make Android 4.0 not just competitive with iOS 5, it makes it better in my opinion.
Synchronizing your pictures, Google+ or even Blogger with ICS is finally possible and well implemented. For me, there's no more need to get an iPhone next to my iPad just because of iCloud and some comfortable syncing options or Siri. Google does it as good as iOS 5 and Google's Voicesearch is almost as nice as Siri, without the need to release a reworked, overpriced phone just for that reason.
Since I recently sold my AppleTV (PS3 is just better in everything...) I'm even thinking about selling my iPad and quit my Apple journey after just 4 months (after years of hating).