What technology makes me tick?
Hmmm good question, as I like all technology. But if I had to choose I would say I prefer technology that I can mess with.
For instance its pretty well documented that I prefer Android tablets/phones over any other, fruit based phone, there are a number of reasons for this but chiefly, I enjoy trying out new roms which means rooting and often playing with command lines.
I prefer a linux based receiver over say an openbox or blade etc because again it offers more options for messing.
PC over laptop for the same reasons and I prefer my raspberry pi to any other media player i have had.
Ive always been a gadget freak since my spectrum days and it continues now, I remember having an mp4 watch from china and a tv phone, likewise i remember buying the camera add on for my nokia 9210 that transmitted pictures to the phone via infra red .
How has DK changed since my first arrival back in 2008?
I wouldnt say it has all that much, we still have the core members who were here my first time around, thered, cantona eva, kv am and gmb when he was a noob looking for help with his eurovox , but like all things, good people have left like lanxman, sgtflipflop and mr pumpy who was the original nonsense poster before meaty started popping his head out of the garage section , but we've gained new members who have enhanced dk, people like tshirtman who has basically ran the ebook section single handedly.
I also find that with the influx of cheaper boxes such as openboxes we have had an influx of people who dont WANT to read and learn, they want spoonfeeding and everything on a plate because they didnt research before buying, now im not having a go at noobs per se, we were all one once, and my very first post was asking noob questions, but the difference was i was asking them pre purchase so I had some sort of clue before I bought my first dreambox.
What technology gets on my nerves? Easy. APPLE
for numerous reasons; the prohibitive costs, the locked down operating system, the terminology it has introduced into society, people saying "wheres my iphone".. nobody ever said "wheres my nokia" or "wheres my motorola colorado". I hate Itunes, I hate the fact that you have to make an appointment to take the crap for repair at an apple shop, I hate the fact that the dumbos you take it to are called "geniuses".
I hate the fact that it has an mp3 player but you cant just use any song on it as a ringtone, i hate the fact it doesnt bluetooth with other phones.
I despise it on a molecular level.