Lost in a Smartphone World — In Defense of “Technophobes”

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I’m sure this has become a bit of a common scene for a lot of us nowadays.

I go outside, I see people constantly staring at their smartphones. On buses or trains, I see people furiously tapping away on Facebook or watching a video or two on YouTube. In restaurants, groups of friends would be on some sort of social media app, communicating there instead of with each other. Of course, this doesn’t apply to every single person. But just from mere observation, there’s a large portion of people doing it and the number has been increasing day by day.

I think we should be worried.

Artist Jean Jullien depicts in a number of digital works that are available on his website (you’ll need to scroll through all his posts to find them)┬áthis growing reliance on technology and how it’s causing an ironic “disconnect”. A few of these images have been compiled into a Tumblr post┬áthat’s been circulating around, which of course attracted the attention of some who defended the behavior.

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Achievement Unlocked: My New Graphics Card!

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Readers, meet graphics card. Graphics card, meet readers.

A few weeks ago, during a spontaneous bout of impulse buying, I got myself a GTX 970. Specifically, the MSi GTX 970 Tiger Edition. I say spontaneous but really, this purchase was mostly spurred by the fact that my GTX 660 Ti probably won’t run Star Wars Battlefront as well as I want it to. After testing and playing around with it, I’m happy to say that it’s working perfectly fine. Had a few driver hiccups but it was nothing a clean re-installation didn’t solve.

But I’m not here to give you the latest and greatest review of the graphics card though. With my limited experience in graphics cards, my opinion would lack credibility. No, today I am making this post because this graphics card marks not only the growth of my gaming system, but also my own growth as a gamer.

Because I honestly reached a couple of milestones with this purchase.

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“Where have you been!?”

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted here. And by a while, I actually mean ages. My last entry was in September. Nine months ago. And It wasn’t even an actual blog post. I can’t believe it’s been that long already.

But I’m back now and after some revamping, Kooky’s Save Point (as this blog was previously known) has now become PanickedPixel. We now have a new domain name, a brand new logo, a more personal About page, and the revelation of my real name (some of you may remember that I went under the name “Kooky” when I first started). This, however, is only just the beginning.

Still, I feel like I owe you guys a bit of an explanation for my long absence. Here it goes.

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