Jeffs Reviews

I review computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, kitchen gadgets and tools. Almost all I know about computers comes from hands on learning on the internet on my own, no classes or college in computers. I have built a few computers on my own and do all the work for all the reviews I write, contacting the companies myself and asking for things I am interested in purchasing myself. I work hard to bring you my opinions of the things I review and hope you enjoy my writing.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

PlayStation 3, I Own Thee

I bought my PlayStation 3 today. Now all I have to do is wait for some decent games. I really enjoy first person shooters but they are few and far between for this system, I love helicopter sims and flight sims but they are either non existant or rare and the other games are fun but nothing really thrills me like the PC games.

So please, Mr. PS3 game makers, make me some games that are worthy of the ownership of this $400 system.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Politics, sex & race

Its very interesting following the race for the Presidency and all the feuding that race and sex has brought to it. I am not very politically motivated and I don't follow the dealings much but this is the top position in the country and its kind of hard not to notice.

I heard all the stir that Ferraro made and was dumbfounded when she stated the obvious and got all the guff about it. To say they will gain votes due to their race or sex is just stating a fact and not racist or sexist. People who cannot hold their tongue and jump the gun by throwing in those cards are just the ones we do not need to listen to.

We need to listen to realists who can say what everyone knows and is not too afraid to say it.

Geraldine Ferraro said what everyone is thinking and brought a common fact out in the open, we all know one candidate is not your white late middle aged guy and the other is not a guy, so what. Are they qualified for the job and will they do a better job than the previous one in office?

If they can gain a few votes by their race or sex, more power to them, it's better than using your affiliations with tax breaking lobbyists or corporate flunkies to gain votes.

We can all see what is plain about the two candidates like their race or sex, why do people seem shocked by the fact that they will gain votes because of it. If some people will only use thei sex or race as a qualifying factor in their choice for our next leader than the others voting on their qualifications and abilities will balance the whole mess out.

Its called democracy, get used to it, we have only been playing this game for how long now.

Monday, March 10, 2008

So Close, Yet So Far Away

I am this close, $22 plus tax, from owning a PS3 and yet can't for the life of me get a Wii, XBox 360 or PSP game to review.

I took in some games, okay nine, to my local Gamestop to trade in and was only a couple of games away from getting the PS3. I have been saving up for a little while now and will be getting the latest and greatest in Blu Ray viewing excitement. Okay the PS3 may not be the best console but it does include a Blu Ray movie viewing thingy which will be the first high definition device in my house other than a TV. And the TV is not exactly the greatest.

I have, or actually my son bought it, a Westinghouse 19" TV but it doesn't exactly impress everyone here. Yes it is good but not much better than that as the darn digital reception here sucks. I live a half block from the railroad tracks and when a train goes by so does my reception, so much for the great digital TV revolution.

Okay so you can't have your high definition TV and watch it too. I just hope that I am not dissapointed by the PS3 and how well movies work on that, I have not been really all that impressed with many of the things that others are touting as the best thing since electricity twinkled down Ben's arm and he got the idea to put it through something else. I saw a HDDVD at Best BUy playing right along side a regular DVD and a Blu Ray and could not see all that much improvement, the TV settings could have made that much of a difference. They were on the same exact TV's but I think people are sometimes just plugging the more expensive stuff when they praise the high definition stuff.