Playing Older AAA Games

06/06/2017 Main

Hey everyone, welcome back to my computer and electronics blog. Anyone been playing some hit games lately? Some real AAA titles? I have been, but not the ones you would expect. So far this week I have sunk 10 hours into Bioshock Infinite, a game that I bought during the Steam Summer sale in I think 2012, installed immediately and never played until now. The game is great, I love using the skyline to fly around the city and attack unsuspecting Founder soldiers from above. I really like how they improved the Tonic system from previous games, being able to quickly switch between two tonics is great and having them all at your disposal easily is even better. Most of this has been a surprise to me, but when it comes to major hits there are somethings that you just can’t avoid learning about before finally hitting play.  Read more

Groundbreaking Games of the 2000’s

02/06/2017 Main
Groundbreaking Games of the 2000’s 

What is going on everybody? For the uninformed this is my computers and electronics blog where I talk about things from starting with Linux to games that made a huge impact on gaming culture. Wait, I haven’t posted about that yet? Well I guess all the hard work I had done for this month's post is down the drain, and I will have to post a quick, forced post to keep my claims accurate. So, groundbreaking games...hmmm. That is a fairly broad subject. Maybe just one decade? I spent most of my gaming time in the 2000’s with the Xbox and Xbox 360 so I think maybe we should restrict it to that? Well, and the fact that the used games website (that I use to get all items for my posts at great price) has a lot more games from that era than any other.  Read more

Atari Consoles of the ‘80s

21/04/2017 Main

Hey everyone, welcome back to my computers and electronics blog. Like many of you, I spent a good amount of time during the eighties sat in front of the TV, playing my Atari console. I loved playing on my 2600, as did everyone else which is what made to company of the best video game console manufacturers pre-2000. Pong was the first Atari console that I had, but I also had some of the consoles that came out between Pong and the 2600. Most of these were just slight remakes of the Pong console, but they are different nonetheless. Here are some of the many Atari consoles from the 1980’s. Read more

How to get started with Linux

26/02/2017 Main
How to get started with Linux

Hello everyone. I hope you are well. I would like to welcome you back to my computer and consumer electronics blog. For a long time, the computer world was quite simple. One could chose between two operating systems: Windows and Apple. They were easy to use and most users got used to them. I recently even wrote an article about it, which one you should use for your business. But today I will show you that there indeed are alternatives, especially one Linux distribution which got very famous among Linux beginners over the past few years. Linux Mint. Read more

Mac or Windows for Business ?

05/12/2016 Main
Mac or Windows for Business ?

Big question when  small businesses form or start to expand is do we use Mac or Windows?  This obviously depends on your business but the majority of industries use Windows operating servers in their datacentres. Although you can use Macs with Windows servers, the cohesion is not as straight forward as a Windows client and server network. Read more

Computer accessories and Gadgets

04/12/2016 Main
Computer accessories and Gadgets 

Hi guys, welcome back to Hooka and another exciting electronics post. You guys know that I take my electronics seriously, and I have a drawer full of items I spent good money on that are useless to prove that. I always like to buy new gadgets when I see them, and I have found a website called has electronics gadgets and accesorries cheaper than anywhere else. I bought some really cool adapters for things I didn’t even know could be connected together, some cables that  look like they are used to wire someone up to the Matrix and so much other cool stuff. Some of these things like I said end up in the junk drawer, but some get put in that special compartment in my laptop bag to always be with me. Here are some of my favourite.  Read more

External Hard Drives

21/11/2016 Main
External Hard Drives

    Hey there peeps, welcome back to another exciting entry in my electronics blog! I know you all are probably getting geared up for thanksgiving, I sure am! The wife’s whole family is coming down, including the dozen or so young kids! Yay! I am bubbling with excitement! Well I actually am because this year I got 6 external hard drives full of more TV shows and movies than you could shake a stick at. We got 3 TV’s, 2 laptops, and 2 tablets plus whatever everyone else is bringing so these kids should be able to watch Frozen and the same episode of Spongebob Squarepants as many times as they want, wherever they want. I love having all these little hard drives to whip out whenever is needed. I have 20 of them all together excluding flash drives and solid state hard drives and they are the most useful piece of technology I have( mostly because my stupid phone doesn’t work) Read more

Stylus Options for 2016

19/11/2016 Main
Stylus Options for 2016

Hi everyone and welcome back to my Computer and Consumer electronics blog.  I hope you’re all having a great week, and are enjoying the cold weather as much as I am! Did you know that in the western world Irish people are the biggest users of their mobile phone internet.   Smartphone users in Ireland is at an all time high, with 80% of Irish people owning a smartphone. And whilst many people believe that there are too many people spending too much time on their touch screen smart devices, I disagree.  Not only are they easy to use, they’re so easy that young children can use them.  However one of the biggest problems with touchscreens are in fact having to use your fingers to touch them.  I don’t know about you but I have slightly chubby fingers, in fact it at one point earnt me the nickname chipolata fingers, because of their strange way of looking like teeny chubby sausages.  It means that I sometimes struggle with clicking the wrong thing on my tablet, and I’m pretty much fucked if I try to use my smartphone to access some websites.  And that's ignoring the unsightly streaks of dirt and finger marks that are left smudged on my iPad after a long day of use.  I recently went online and bought a greatused stylus pen for tablets online and it has made my life so much easier.   Read more


06/11/2016 Main

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Creative Software

27/10/2016 Main
Creative Software 

Thanks for stopping by again folks. Today’s topic is computer software with a focus on the best available for the creative market.  It’s a brand that has excelled in all areas of the design world and steals the limelight away from the competition every single time.  They offer high-end cutting edge tools for graphic designers, web designers, photographers, movie editors and just about every creative professional.  If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about Adobe, and what’s known as their ‘creative suite’.  Read more

Windows pc tablets

06/10/2016 Main

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Smartphone App Business

15/06/2016 Main
Smartphone App Business

Hey there everybody. How have you all been? Good I hope. How are all your business ventures and efforts coming along? I hope you are starting to see progress and the information contained within this blog is proving useful in your endeavours. Today I am going to talk about smartphone apps and tablet apps. Apps are essential for running an efficient business in this day of age. If you have not already furnished your staff with smartphones to on which to run their apps you really need to get on the case. Get over to to get the best bargains online and get them kitted out with a suitable device. But who makes these apps in the first place? They don’t just grow on trees, do they? Somebody has to come up with the idea, have the app developed, market it and ultimately profit from it. So why couldn’t that be you and your business? In this blog post I am going to look at smartphone app development as a business model and source huge profit. Read more

Social Media For Your Business

10/06/2016 Main
Social Media For Your Business

He everybody. Just a quick post to remind you of the importance of a social media strategy for your business. If you haven’t got, you really need to make it your highest priority. You might not personally spend your day glued to your smartphone looking at what is happening on Facebook or Instagram. But guess what, the majority of your customers do. Gone are the days of the masses surfing the internet using Google, The masses now find what they want or think they need via social media. It’s a fact. You need to incorporate this into your business plan and harness its power as a matter of urgency if you haven’t already done so. In this post I am going to have a quick look at the best social media services to use to increase your customer base. Read more

Run a Home Travel Business

28/05/2016 Main

Welcome back to the blog ladies and gents. In this post I am going to be talking about a great business model you can run from your dining room table; a home based travel agency. More and more people are entering the industry as the demand for travel and package holidays increases dramatically year on year. So why not cash in on this unprecedented level of demand and enjoy the freedom of working from your own home, or even be location independent! Read more

The Importance of Branding

15/05/2016 Main

Every business needs an effective brand. It is absolutely essential if you want your business to be a success. Your brand separates you from your competitors and creates credibility in the eyes of your clients. It makes people want to do business with you, invest in you and tell others about you. Without the positive perception of a business that branding creates, the business cannot survive. Read more

DIY ecommerce

03/05/2016 Main

Hi everybody. Today I am going to blog about ecommerce and how you, as an individual, can use it to your advantage, in a DIY fashion! Read more

Management continued

05/04/2016 Main

Hi everyone welcome back to my blog. So in last month’s edition I started to talk about management and what skills are required to manage effectively. I received a lot of great feedback from you guys about some of the points I mentioned so I thought I would develop on from them further in my next post. Read more


14/03/2016 Main

Hey guys Horatio here! How are you all? I am doing pretty well, very busy week though!! Read more

Tips to create a startup

09/02/2016 Main
After talking about litso in my last article, this new platform to help young entrepreneurs, I would like today to give you some tips to create your startup.
Create a startup requires a huge work and there are a lot of things that it is better know before, and I'll try to help you as best as possible.
if you want more informations or more help to create a startup, there are agencies for entrepreneurship like
1st challenge: the first version of your idea will probably not work

When you confront your idea (your business model, your value proposition) to reality, to the potential customers, you'll probably realize that it doesn't work. Customers don't buy but this does not mean that your idea is bad, or that you can't implement your project. Quite simply, it is rare that the initial idea works the first time.
You still need to stay upbeat but in front of a customer, you must stay modest. Because it is he who knows what he needs and what he wishes to buy. Is one of the effective methods to test assumptions with customers as soon as possible, before starting operations and expenditure of cash.
2nd challenge: you'll be frustrated by some customers

You will be happy and relieved to sign with your first customers. But the trouble begins at the moment when you have customers. You will need to attach to satisfy, but without necessarily accede to all their requests... Because client applications are often conflicting with those of another. How to identify what is a market need for a specific customer need? You will need to make common sense and evidence of authority to make clients understand your position.
3rd challenge: success is rarely immediate

Except extraordinary luck, be willing to work days and nights for years to conduct your startup on the road to success. You will have to overcome many obstacles: money problems, technical problems, customers, competition, moral reaction of employees,... But never give up. Success is at the end of the road. Between failure and success there is often only a small space of perseverance
4th challenge : create a team
It starts with finding yours associates, your first colleagues and co-founders : they must ne compatible with you and complementary but accepting that you keep the control of your project. This requires more time tan you think. Then it will be necessary to maintain the cohesion and motivation of this core team during the most difficulting times.
Then you recruit motivated employees who accept your project. Of course there will be hires, resignations and layoffs who will more painful than the size of the company is small. Create a good team is one of the most important thing, it's like the DNA of your company so you can't make errors if you want succes.

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A new platform : Litsö

08/02/2016 Main

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Be the Envy of Your Mates with a Pool Table

26/01/2016 Main

Hello guys, it’s Horatio once more. Apologies for the lack of action for a while, you know how it is, Christmas vacations and all that jazz! Had a very good festive period though. Lots of champagne and talks about how we are going to make this year one of the best yet with our businesses. This entry is a little different though however because one of my colleagues/friends received a gift that made me rather jealous indeed. A Pool table! One of those big American style ones with the huge pockets. I used to play a fair bit when I was younger but just don’t have the time now, but would be nice to come home on the odd occasion and relax whilst hitting some pool balls! Read more

British businesses and e-commerce

01/12/2015 Main

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Commerce buys good Campervans!

27/11/2015 Main

Hello again. This entry is a little off-topic but I've recently purchased an amazing new VW Campervan, and thought it apt to write a little bit about campervans and touring the UK and Ireland. It doesn’t sound exciting to a lot of people but there are some amazing holidays to be had in the UK and Ireland, touring around in your campervan. Great for couples (who get along very well) who want to go and see the Great British Isles and the Republic of Ireland. Campervans can be relatively cheap (not mine though), just make sure they are looked after properly, and if you aren’t a bit of a mechanic then get yourself some good breakdown cover, as you don’t want to be stuck in rural Ireland on the side of the road! Can be quite remote there in places and there aren’t too many mechanics knocking around that would be willing to help. It can be part of the fun though…. Not! Read more

Alibaba Group

13/11/2015 Main

Greetings. Hope I still have some readers after the last entry. I’m a bit of a marmite character if I’m honest. Love me or hate me, I don’t care. Read more

Passion for Commerce

04/11/2015 Main

Hello to each and every one of you. My first entry of my new blog will talk about how and why I have acquired a passion for big business and commerce. Since I was a small boy I have always been a little obsessed with money, and that obsession seems to grow year by year. Some people say that I am bred from capitalism and that I am a victim of that. To which I say “What champagne do you drink” and they reply “Asti”, har-har. I understand life is not all about money, but I am pretty sure that 99.99% of it is. They say people who have less, want less and need less and are therefore appreciative of more in life. But they didn’t drive my uncles Ferrari at 17. Those kinds of things made me hungry, and watching my uncle work hard for what he has, inspires me to work hard myself. I will not sit on my backside and wait for things to happen for me, oh no. Read more


Good Morning

01/11/2015 Main

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. My name is Horatio and I am welcoming you to my new blog, which is all about business and commerce. I love money, plain and simply, which has driven me to start writing about it. I aim to converse with like-minded opportunists and entrepreneurs, so please feel free to comment or message me. Read more