‘Ready Player One’: Not a Great Book, Maybe a Better Movie

 

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With 5 days to go until the official release of Ready Player One‘s movie adaptation, I thought it would be fitting to share some of my thoughts after finishing its Audible audio edition a couple of weeks ago.

Written by Ernest Cline and narrated by none other than Wil Wheaton himself, the story itself has been enjoyed by millions (?) of fans all over the world — being translated in over 20 languages, and becoming a New York Times bestseller. Heck, I have quite a number of people in my network who swear by the awesomeness of this book.

Despite all the praise surrounding Ready Player One, I’ve always been skeptical of how much I’d enjoy the story. And boy, did I turn out to be right.

I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler-free as I can.

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2018: My Year of the Tech Teardown

Opening up a hard disk drive for the first time.

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog. Mostly out of confusion for what I wanted to write here since I’ve been trying to get my personal brand up and running on various other platforms. Was it an existential crisis of sorts? Yeah, I guess you could say that.

Truthfully though, I think I was trying to do things I thought I should be doing, rather than things I actually wanted to do. It was terrible for my motivation as a content creator and it dragged a lot of my ideas down. Sorry, past self. I promise we’ll do better this time around.

It took me a while to realize this and well, here we are now. So recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. About things I’m genuinely I’m genuinely interested in, and have decided to take a side project this 2018:

Opening up broken tech and learning about their insides.

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SADES Knight Plus Headset Review: An upgrade to the SADES Knight (SA-907)

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It’s been over two years since I first stumbled upon the SADES brand. Since then, the company has been doing a lot to push their products globally. When I went to the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in 2014 to meet their Sales Manager, Mr. Deng, he told me about all the things they were doing to tap into the international market.

All of it sounded very promising.

In these past couple of years, they’ve rebranded their package and product design, and have even dived into creating Bluetooth headsets and other gaming peripherals — with mixed results in my opinion. With all those under their belt, it only seemed inevitable that they would try to revamp some of their current products.

This is exactly what they did by releasing the SADES Knight Plus.

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