For a while now there has been ESL Eesti (Estonia) and ESL Baltics (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) that is great news for any gamer around the Baltic area. Now we have pro series in gaming, we have amateur league in gaming – which means that possibly in about a year or so some new pro players might be rising up from nowhere and they would join the pro scene. ESL coming to the Baltic states also grants everyone living in here the possibility to go further in their gaming experience and participate in major on-site LAN parties, which by all means is good.
As promised I will type out the most important news (to me) about Estonian IT & Gaming – as hacker group Anonymous has made a video about Operation Estonia (hashtag #OpEstonia) I got a bit worried and thought about looking into it for a quick glance. Have a look at the video – so you could see it yourself and with your own two (or one) eyes!
So – Is it legit?
According to my speculations and spectating it should be legit and the D-Day should be 10.10.2012 (tomorrow). For now several of Anon groups have confirmed the RSVP to the #OpEstonia via Anon event. So basically, it’s real, it’s happening and Estonia should be prepared for the hackatron that Anon would make upon their infrastructure.
Weebu’s conclusion: It’s going to happen.
For the next part – What would happen?
Most likely Anon would target government infrastructure, so to the third-parties(common people) it wouldn’t be for any harm – but if they decide to target media companies, Continue reading →
Today I got the best news from Google – they will now accept sites in Estonian for monetizing the content. Be one of the first to apply and learn more about the AdSense program – http://google.com/adsense
The mail that Google sent me, follows:
Our records show that you previously applied to Google AdSense with a site in Estonian, but because AdSense didn’t support this language at the time, your application was disapproved. We’re writing to let you know that it’s now possible to monetize sites in Estonian, and so we invite you Continue reading →
After Akademy 2012 I thought that it would be the only option to migrate my windows 7 to Kubuntu and rock on – right, so I backed up my PC using multiple programs and applications – I hold in mind that those backup programs should be available on linux aswell, but some things could be emulated on Wine (linux specific emulating software for windows programs). So I did backup everything in my windows 7 – but still things weren’t so flowery – my mozilla firefox’s passwords and saved pages/bookmarks could not be restored on linux Continue reading →
Akademy is the annual world summit of KDE, one of the largest Free Software communities in the world. It is a free, non-commercial event organized by the KDE Community. This year marks 15 years of KDE AND the 10th edition of the KDE Community Summit.
Akademy features a 2-day conference with presentations on the latest KDE developments, followed by 5 days of workshops, birds of a feather (BoF) and coding sessions. If you want to meet Continue reading →
Talks With Gamers part two brings us Rauno Pukk who is a Sunday gamer, he brings some clarity to the world of MOBA gamers – as he plays League of Legends.
Rauno Pukk (Personal collection)
This episode does not cover moneymaking with gaming – although it does cover a bit of giving back to the games that you play. Rauno has said that he often gives money rather than receives money from the game. “I think that what I’m doing is charity and I’m good person after doing that and that game what I am playing is not money earning or gold farming game.” Brought out Rauno in his interview. It is most essential thing to do, to give back – lots and lots of gamers don’t think that way – it is needed for companies to grow and develop more and more quality games like League of Legends (which by the way is a FTP – Free to play – game!)! So, Give back and feel like Rauno. When I asked Continue reading →
You might have seen it on your friends facebook timeline or you might have this app in your iPhone – http://instagram.com/ has unleashed the beast. Now after a while to wait they released instagram for Android !!!!
Talks with gamers is a new series of interviews in Weebu.eu for looking internet money making from gaming angle.
This time we interviewed Indrek Tamm who happens to play RuneScape ; League of Legends & Puzzle Pirates.
Some of you might know that internet gaming is a possible way to make money online, but how many of you think that the money what flows inside online gaming could actually feed you and your family? By a simple guess I could easily assume that none of you. I made an interview with one runescape player who has earned 800€ from playing it.
It took him nearly 8 years of loose playing to develop his online character. When I asked Indrek what does he like about runescape he replied with “I like the variety of the things you can do in this game. I can merchant, I can stake, I can kill Continue reading →
Question for the day – Where is the technology leading us in the nearest future?
I think we all have seen big improvements on cellular phone technology for about 10 years ago no one would have guessed that most of us enjoy the benefits of smartphones and would carry internet in our pockets. But now it is just a simple reality that most of us enjoy using. But where is it going to lead us? We all live in the era of technology gadgets, where 10 -15 year olds have iPhones, iPads, iWhatevers and we are so hung up on the leading technology that we couldn’t imagine our lives without it.
Now when Microsoft has been developing a transparent 3D desktop environment we are amazed – but seriously, that’s just a cornerstone of a new era again. With Kinect you can manage to send mails via Gmail – that’s old news, right?
Today I saw something rather intresting: QR codes in the streets of Estonia also in the busses, that made me think that is marketing and advertisement moving back to the streets from TV and internet. Now that most of us have iPhones or Android phones in our pockets its useful to make marketing in the most common places like streets, busses, bus stops, diners, butiques etc. So is it useful – a company in Korea is making the most of their profit out of QR code, they have put their QR codes in to the subway – they are grocery shop. So basically you can shop while you wait for your train and afterwards someone would carrie the goods to your house for you, if you buy it from the subway. Continue reading →