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It’s Ben Heck’s World

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Last month’s issue of Game Informer magazine had a very insightful interview with Ben Heck, a self-taught video game hardware modder. According to the interview, one of Ben Heck’s most popular mods has been a portable XBOX 360 Laptop.

After browsing Heck’s website, I can certainly see why he’s taken the internet by storm. Many of his custom projects are simply amazing. He’s designed one-handed XBOX 360 controllers for accessibility, among many other unique items.

According to the interview Heck gets a lot of requests from people who want unique items:

A lot of the time people send me requests, so I just choose the ones I find to be interesting and worth the time…So a lot of the time I don’t even come up with these projects, my customers do…

I would really love to be able to purchase one of his XBOX 360 laptops, but unfortunately the average price of such as device ranges from $4,000-$6,000. As a college student, I could only dream of owning one.

I thoroughly recommend browsing Heck’s site for more insights into his projects. He also has an internet show, if you’re interested.

Insomnia

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy with my last semester of school, but with the latest news I feel somewhat guilty for neglecting my blog in favor of academic pursuits.

I’m making this post from my iPod. I think that my ability to link all of my social networks with my iPod and my cell phone is amazing. I’ve also been giving a lot of thought to the interplay between mobile devices and social media. There’s a lot to be said about how Twitter on a cell phone changes our day-to-day lives. I’ll write more about this later.

Right now I’m suffering from insomnia. I’ve dealt with it since I was a child, so I’m used to it. I’ll probably get some sleep, but to tell you the truth I wish I could live without it. I’d like to be able to spend more time working and being productive. We waste so much of our lives sleeping, dreaming.