Angry Birds Gets Geeked

Hello Geeks,

How many of you have the game Angry Birds on your mobiles or have played it on someone elses? Personally, I am not a Angry Birds Nerd, they are the ones who will only move onto the next level after they have achieved the 3 stars (I have friends who are like that, you know who you are lol) but I am an Angry Birds and all things Apple Geek.

If you don’t know, Angry Birds is a strategy puzzle mobile game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile and was first developed by Apples iOS in December 2009. Since then, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apples App Store. The success of this highly addictive and fun game has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, of-course and why not!

In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player.

The game has spawned two-sequels, but Rovio has now announced what it’s describing as its biggest launch since the original game. Angry Birds Space will be released on March 22nd, and the company has enlisted NASA and National Geographic as launch partners for the game. GEEKED OUT.

What that means, no-body knows just yet but I am guessing things like zero gravity and  “lightspeed destruction” birds. Rovio promise it to be BIG and plan to reveal more details as March draws nearer and they better coz the trailer below doesn’t give much away, it just teases. Roll on March.

Have a great Sunday All

Ex

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Boobs and that Friday Feeling

Happy Friday All,

Last week I received an e-mail from a friend and this is what it said:
” I’m emailing you all because my sister has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and I want to remind all the women I know to check their breasts for lumps once a month.

My sis found a small lump near her armpit by chance and luckily she found it whilst the cancer is in it’s early stages. The NHS have been really on it and she’ll be having the lump removed this month (within 4 weeks of being diagnosed) then will have to have radiation and chemo. She’s being so positive – really amazing attitude – and has been discussing possible wigs and headscarves with her 2 kids. Obviously she’s shocked, but just relieved she found it early and has a good chance of fighting it.

My friend’s mum used to have a transparent vinyl sticker on her bathroom wall with diagrams showing how to check your breasts for lumps, which I thought was a genius breast cancer awareness reminder – but I can’t find one. So if any of you find one of these, let me know. Basically a good time to remember to self check is at bath-time or when creaming yourself. I’ve just set a reminder in my calender”

I read this and my first thoughts were ones of support, prayers and love for her family. My second thought was, when was the last time you did a breast exam E? and I realised that it has been almost 6 months since I checked my breasts for lumps! 6 months! and I should know better. I have seen the effects of all types of cancer first-hand, have witnessed the pain that families and individuals go through to fight this disease. I should know better. I used to do it once a month and but somehow I let life and it’s super-fast pace allow me to forget and not do it. I was in shock. But, I’m human and I am so very grateful for the reminder.

This is what I want you to do:

1- Set a reminder on your i-phone, BB, HTC or old school nokia to remind you once every month to check your breast.

2- I mean it, SET THE REMINDER NOW!

3- If you are a MAN who has a female partner, SET A REMINDER TO REMIND your partner or better still, make it fun, help her do it, it’s always good to get a little feel right? lol

4- Take a moment and share this with your networks, it could be the reminder that saves someones breasts

5- Take some time and read all the information below, it is important and will help you, you and/ or your partner, boobs are precious.

Click on this link to show you how you do a breast exam

Click on this link to understand what changes to look for

Click on this link to learn about prevention

Click on this link to understand the risks

I really cannot think of a better song to post here but STILL by Eric Roberson. I lost one of my best friends at 18yrs of age to cancer. RIP Israa, I think of you always, especially when TuPac gets played :-), see you on the other-side, we still have a date.

Please share this post geeks and have a great weekend.

Life, Love and Health to all.

Ex

Earth at Night- Pretty

Hey All,

This post is short and sweet. Ever wondered what the planet Earth looked like at night? Well here is your chance to share in a vision that most of us are not able to see first-hand. A couple of new videos from NASA Johnson Space Center, courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, have been circulating the science world for the past few weeks. Instead of posting each one separately, I managed to find a YouTube clip that has them all stitched together.

It is very beautiful and peaceful to just watch. If you watch to the end, you even get to see what the moon looks like when it sets from space.

Enjoy.

Ex

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The Science of Love-Valentines Day Special

Happy Valentines Day, Every Day the 14th- Press play for some background music whilst you read.

Firstly, I apologise to all you geeks out in the ether that have gone almost two weeks without a post, oh the pain lol No, really, I am sorry for the longer than planned hiatus, it was my birthday week, and then it so happens that I know a lot of Aquarians and the ball just kept on rolling. I have it under control now.

I don’t know about you all, but I am definitely still trying to understand why love makes some people act all crazy, sane, silly, retarded, relaxed, delirious, happy and sometimes it just makes no sense, no sense at all!!! We have all had/seen/heard of those moments when the brain/logic should just say no but somehow it is not that easy…

So, I did a little research, as you do, and came across a paper by an incredible lady by the name of Dr Helen Fisher. She has made it her life’s mission to understand love scientifically and officially and she is not doing a bad job. I read her paper,  however, it is a very big read.  Anyway, I figured that kind of research must be on Ted by now and of-course, it was! It is sexy science after-all. I love sexy science. Everyone loves sexy science.

Click play and learn a little more about what Love actually means, so you can really impress your date tonight. See how good I am too you all after-all. Be good to your friends and share it please.

We lost one of the greats two days ago, no-one made me want to be in-love with a married man at a young age like Whitney did lol. This is her at the 1986 Grammys. May you rest in perfect peace. Thank you for sharing your gift with us all.

One more thing, Doctors will tell you that Valentines day see’s the highest rate of attempted suicides. A lot of people feel a huge amount of pressure on this day. Whitney said it, the GREATEST LOVE is to LEARN to love your SELF. So I am posting this song too.

Happy Loving yourself day too.

Ex