The old Rollercoaster Tycoon is one of those games that I’ve been playing on and off since it first came out. Usually I’ll play it (or rather RCT2, the superior sequel) intensively for a week or so and burn out on it, and then I won’t play it again for half a year or so. But man is it still fun and addictive when you do fire it up.
So a few weeks ago I was pickpocketed on my cell-phone and my passport. While the passport is a bit of a pain to lose, I didn’t care that much about losing the phone since it was an old Samsung Xcover 2 and I was so tired of it anyway. It had 1GB of flash memory of which at least 700MB was used by Android and a significant amount of the rest by Samsung’s forced bloatware, meaning I couldn’t really install much on it. And even if I could, most newer apps wouldn’t work with it because the Android version was too old. Overall it was really slow to do anything on, and the battery life was really crap. Continue reading “New phone, and submitting to the Google overlords”