Christopher Kalos

Technology, Hobbies, and New Ideas

An avid techie since childhood, I've finally decided that it's time to establish my own presence on the web, as opposed to outsourcing it to a bunch of social network pages.

Here you'll find musings, my professional history, and anything that catches my interest.

As will become obvious as this page grows, I'm an Apple user, through and through:  When I work, I use the best tools for the job.  Sometimes that's Microsoft-based, sometimes it's Apple-based, and often, it's Linux-based.  Once I'm at home, though, I find that comfort, simplicity, and ease of use trump all of the flexibility in the world.   

Cool counts for a lot.  Simplicity counts for a lot more.


PS4 vs. XBox One

Just what we've all been thinking:  Sony bided their time, watched the outcry, and struck hard and fast. 

Let's not forget a couple of points here:

  1. Sony is now charging for online gaming, much like MS does with XBox Live.  We can only hope that the quality of the multiplayer offering improves accordingly.
  2. It's $100 less, but not shipping with the $60 Playstation 4 Eye.  By omitting the camera, they're cutting off the motion-based gaming market.

It's still a pretty big mic drop at E3, but one that should be taken with a grain of salt.