Kenneth; my full birth name. Kenneth comes from the Gaelic words Cainnech and Cinaed. The more modern term for Cainnech is Coinneach; translated means handsome or comely. Cinaed comes from the Celtic word aidhu; meaning fire. (Source: Wiki)
Kenjamin; a portmanteau of Ken and Benjamin. This word was coined by a old co-worker of mine about 7 years back. I didn't like the name at first because I thought it was stupid. As time went on, I started to like the name a little bit more. A few of my friends have already called me Kenjamin, and to be honest, I'd rather have that for my full name instead of Kenneth.
To be honest, I think Kenjamin has a better ring to it, don't you think. I mean, who goes around with a name like Benneth anyways? God help us all if that name exists. If I ran into someone and their name was Benneth, I'd have to question if I really want to know them or not.
I think Kenjamin should be another form of Ken because it does rhyme with Benjamin, and Benny and Ben are legit names to begin with. If it were to happen, I'd be the first Kenjamin on the planet. Who knows? Maybe the name would sky rocket to the top of popular masculine first names. Hey, I can dream, can't I? What do you think? Should Kenjamin be included in the list of masculine names?
Well, I made a comment a few days back about a review that I'd never thought I would do. Well, we've come to that point. The product I'll be reviewing is: a tablet!
I say never expected because I myself didn't think it'd be possible to review a tablet because a tablet is a tablet, right? Well, not quite. What separates a tablet from an iPad (besides the companies themselves) is the apps that can be ran. The vast majority of apps work on either device. Another thing that sets one tablet apart from the rest are the specs. Some have a bigger screen, some have a better battery life, and so on.
What's ironic about this is that I have a background in computer science, so this would be an easy review, yes? Nope, not really. There's a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of ground to cover when it comes to computers (be it software or hardware) and it takes years to perfect the craft (I've built and maintained my own computer for the last 10 years) and I'm still an apprentice.
I'm getting WAY off track here! Here's my review: the Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet is just like any other tablet: it runs apps, you can browse the internet, stream movies, upload status changes to Facebook, etc. Since it is a mobile device (sort of), you have to pay a monthly plan depending on the data (5G of data is $50/month). Another thing to keep in mind is that if you want to save the data (I recommend this), make sure the mobile data is off (you'll thank yourself later for this) and make sure the WiFi is on as this will save your data for when you can't get a WiFi signal, but can get a mobile signal.
One positive thing I can say about this is that I have no trouble handling the device and is very comfortable in my hands. I also don't have an issue with getting it hooked up to my WiFi router. Next on the positive list is that I got this tablet as part of a promotion that Verizon was running ($10 for a tablet? Hot deal!)The biggest positive is that I have now gained a new skill in the ever growing world of technology.
The negatives to this is that Verizon (the provider) doesn't have an unlimited data plan (the highest is 100G of data for $750/month. Ugh!). Another negative is that the battery drains pretty fast and charges slowly (it should be the other way around). The next negative is that I have to constantly wipe the screen (I have a tempered glass screen, which is a positive thing). I blame my huge hands. The biggest negative is that the keyboard can take some getting used to (yes, I'm aware of external keyboards).
Overall, I'm getting a lot of bang for the buck with my tablet. You can't go wrong with this tablet. I would recommend getting it and make sure to get either the 2G or 5G data plans. On a scale of 1 to 5, this gets a 3.5 out of 5.
Hello all you people out there in Internet land! Happy New Year to all (and yes, even a Happy New Year to the spikers (that's my name for those who spike my views to at least 90 or more views in a day!)
What a year 2014 was! I finally got my college degree (after 10 torturous years), got to see some of my old friends (two of which I haven't seen in almost 10 years), and am now getting ready to find a real job!
On a more serious note, I'm expecting 2015 to be a much smoother ride in the employment roller coaster because 2014 was kind of rough for me (no thanks to Wal Mart) and I've been playing the waiting game long enough. I've been wanting to get back into making my videos (much like Duke Nukem Forever "it'll get done when I'm not so tired and stressed out"). I'm telling you; Wal Mart has really gone south in terms of employment opportunities and wage.
Interesting to note that I've actually googled "Wal Mart sucks" and boy did I hit the mother lode (Link)! A LOT of blogs and links that pertain to how corrupt Wal Mart truly is (you guys should check it out someday). Another interesting thing I've noticed is that Wal Mart (go ahead and throw wine bottles at your computer screens (or TVs)) actually doesn't discriminate when it comes to hiring (either that's a good thing or they're desperate for employees, take your pick).
To put the cherry on the not to delicious sundae (I don't eat ice cream of any kind), there have been talks about increasing minimum wage. Yeah, that will be a cold day in hell before that happens. Wal Mart is too deep into their own arrogance to do anything remotely close to that, and even if that did happen, they'll probably cut people loose.
With that said, here's to a new year, and another year of blogs and reviews *I raise my glass high and I sip down a non-alcoholic beverage (I don't drink alcohol).*
Ken Kriho is a videographer, producer and director. He has a YouTube and Twitch channel (links at homepage). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.