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My Phone Randomly Stopped Working, I got my Bike Back, and we picked out options for our house!

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Life is full of ups and downs. It was a typical day, got up, got some food, went to work. Went to workout to escape work for a while. Came back from the workout to find my phone off, odd. I turned it back on thinking nothing of it. Set it down and continued on with my daily life. Went back to the phone while some code was compiling and it was off again... I don't recall the battery being dead, what is this. I attempted to boot it back up and nothing. Huh, weird. I didn't have a charger at work so I waited until I got home. Once home I plugged it in, let it charge for a while, then tried to boot again, nothing. Not even a boot loader. I contacted support, after 30 minutes of hold music and talking with them they decided my phone was now a fancy brick that did nothing and filled a claim to replace it. 3 days later I got a new phone, but I learn some things during these three days.

These phones consume all the little "ah ha" moments of our life. We go through life consu…

Oculus Rift Review : iRacing vs Assetto Corsa vs Project Cars vs rFactor 2

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A while back I picked up an Oculus Rift. This first consumer generation device (tagged CV1) is pretty outstanding. VR is still in the early going but we have come a long way since Virtual Boy. The immersion levels are out of this world. If you get the chance to play around with a Oculus or Vive, give it a go.

When auto racing is life but you don't have a race car you have multiple sim games at the ready. I've tried out the Rift setup for iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Project Cars, and rFactor 2. Three of them have a cockpit view with head tracking in rift. All of them have a very immersive experience. Here are the differences.

Project Cars*
This is a beautiful game. The sound effects, the tracks, the cars, even the menus. This game has it all. In Oculus it continues to be awesome. Project Cars is the only one out of the three that has a total in VR experience. This means from when you click play, you are in game. Menus and all. This makes your total game experience a bit more enjoyabl…