mandag den 12. maj 2014

Making a study, or playing Diablo - The method is the same!

So, I've been thinking about it the last couple of days, while playing some Diablo in between my university studies. The difference between the too things isn't that great, actually. There is some similarities. And this isn't just between studies and diablo, this also apply to for example a report or debrief and many other MMOs.

But lets not walk too much around the boring stuff, lets just get off to the comparison!

First off you find out what you wonna write about or wonna make a study about. Its always the same hurdle, and it can sometimes be the most difficult. But finding out what to do, is also the most important. For Diablo players this process is similar to picking the character you wanna play, and picking out a name. This is the most essential to whats gonna happend next!

Second thing you do, is to read about the chosen topic and collectiong relevant theories descriping your topic for further processing and analysing. For many studies its also very important to update yourself on the current situation, for example if you want to study the buying situation between businesses in the offshore market, you could read about resent industry news. In Diablo you need to learn about your chosen character, so this is the time to lvl up from lvl 1 to 70 (Diablo 3 RoS), and through this process you try out different skills and setups.

Third thing you do in your study is to pick out the theories you wonna focus on, when studying your topic and answering your research question. Also you find out how you wonna get your informationflow going. So you find out, if you wonna do questionaries, interviews or whatever. At this state you have completed the Diablo 3 RoS main storyline, and have to pick your "final" playstile (for a monk, it could be 'firemonk, cyclone lightning, tank or whatever).

Fourth is to begin collecting data to support your theories. This is where you do questioneries or interviews for example. This is also the place for you to find supporting professional studies or reports about the subject. As a Diablo player you are now grinding lvl 70 gear in adventure mode, either doing rifts or bounties (similar to questionaries or interviews).

At this fitfth state you decide what data and information you wonna use from the questionaries and interviews and other research studies. At this point you also need to reconstruct your research problem so it fits to what you can write about through the informationsearch in the fourth state. In Diablo you see through your grinded gear and assemble the "perfect" combination. Now you have to reconstruct your playstile and skilltree (for example if you have selected lightning dmg gear, theres no reason in going firemonk.

Sixth state is where you begin writing your conclusion, edit your research problem, and finishing your appendix and so on. In Diablo you have now begun farming all the keywardens, to collect the infernal machines for the ultimate test.

The seventh, but no the last one is where you have finished your conclusion and are writing the last thing, the abstract. In Diablo you have finally found 4x4 keys and have crafted the 4 infernal machines.
You are standing in the room with the portals and awating the last step.

The eighth and final step is where you are waiting for the grade of your study (if in school), or where you are waiting for feedback and recognition from your readers. As the Diablo player you have just defeated the Uber bosses, maybe more times, and have received your reward: 4 body parts, which can now be transformed to the ultimate gift: The Hellfire Ring.

The future (what have we learned)
Now that you have written maybe your first study or report you have learned a lot in the process. This is valuable for your next one, which at any point will just get easier! In Diablo you collected The Hellfire Ring, which has no-lvl-requirement and will make your life easier next time you lvl up a character, giving bad-ass stats and 35% more experience earned overall.

So, everything left for me to say, is: Happy wirting, datacollectiong informationsearching and farming!

Have anything to add to my steps, dont be shy to write a comment. And please leave a +1 if you agree or enjoyed reading.

lørdag den 3. maj 2014

ESET Mobile Antivirus V3 BETA - Anti-Theft review

In continuation from my last ESET Mobile review I have now registrered my phone to my Anti-theft profile.
That meening, that when I log on to http://my.eset.com and those the Anti-Theft, I now see my mobile alongside my laptop and PC which I have also registrered.

So, on to the review of the Anti-Theft part in the mobile app.

Test one (remember when testing, to accept the test on the mobile device!)
First I tested the basics, which was a full test, with every thing turned on, on my mobile (Wifi, Mobile Network (3G) and GPS) I then logged on to my.eset.com and ran a test, which gave me the following results:
So, with everything on, it takes like no time to retreive all data needed, if your phone gets stolen. This really blew me away, that it was so fast. And it even took 2 photos, from my front and backcamera! And watching them I actually see my desk, and even my self. So it works! (se below)

 It even tells me the IP address and the name of the Wifi supplier, which I think is incredible, cause a lot of the online "whats my IP-address" out there when searching on google places me a hole different place in my country, and tells me a totally different IP address, that I know isn't true.

Now for test two, where I turned off those things I always have turned off, when not using the phone, so, only Mobile Data active!

The data retreived was almost the same, it took a little longer, and the accuracy was the same
And when going to the Device IP address received the name of the supplier is now my Mobile Network supplier. 

Now for test three, this time I first turned off everything on my phone, and then ran the test.
This time the test was going no-where (what a shock), but as soon as I turned on the Wifi connection, it found my phone. this time, with no GPS, no Mobile Data and only the Wifi, there was a more precise location, with an accuracy of 17 metres. Kinda wierd that it was more accurate with only the Wifi on, but maybe its because of the different information from the Wifi, the GPS and the Mobile Data supplier.

The conclusion
Overall it was very easy to use, and I hope that the "device missing" function is just as usefull as the test function, because if it is, theres no worrying over lost devices anymore! 
For those of you who have not tried the mobile version, but only the desktop version, I can say, that the mobile version functions the same way (for more read my other review for ESET desktop version of Anti-theft). 

What could be improved?
Theres not so much I need, the point of having the Anti-Theft is to find your lost phone if stolen, or just lost. 
But something tells me, that a lot of people could just loose their phones on regular basis (e.g. going to a party, forgetting it at a friends place or loosing it at the gym, at sports etc. etc.) so maybe some kind of message could be shown on the phone. Like "found this phone, plz return to 'address'".. And it should show the message if anyone choses to try to unluck it, which they ofcourse can't due to the lock function in the Anti-Theft system. 

All in all I am very happy with the Anti-Theft extention to my Anti-Virus protection software, also just the fact that I don't need two seperate apps!

Any comments? Plz comment below about your thoughts on the Anti-Theft part, leave a +1 if yo enjoyed reading, and check out my other reviews.