So another year passes in the blink of an eye. It's been a relatively big year for us: moving into our finished house and the overseas trip were the biggest standouts (I miss Disneyland already :(), not to mention the complete overhaul of this very website.
Here's the highlights of 2012's blog posts:
- New Year & Coin Collecting: I got the vasiloptia coin this year; not sure if it made a difference or not!
- The Return of a Legend: Henry: Probably one of the best Arsenal highlights of the year.
- Moving In: Moving into our finished house and watching Arsenal pummel Spurs 5-2 for the first time of the year.
- Windows 8 Beta: Upcoming MS Disaster: My traditional preview of upcoming Microsoft OSs continued with this particularly scathing view of Windows 8 (and it looks like I'm turning out to be right...)
- Mass Effect 3: Epic Gaming, Epic Ending Disappointments: Probably the gaming event of the year, and my reaction to the initial ending.
- To WordPress Or Not To WordPress?: A good history of this blog on the previous platform, and me mulling over converting it to WordPress (which it is on now).
- The Avengers: Expectations Met: My review of one of the bigger movies of this year.
- LucasCosti.com Overhaul & Welcome to WordPress: A complete overhaul of this website, as well as moving this blog onto the WordPress platform. A big event for this blog to say the least :).
- Media back-step: The Rise of the Paywall: A good rant on the erection of paywalls around news websites.
- Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut – My Thoughts: A review on EA's 'extended cut' of the original disastrous Mass Effect 3 ending.
- Euro 2012 Summary: My quick summary of this year's major football tournament.
- Transforming Tablets: Getting a tablet, and my views on tablets in general.
- The Increasing Nicheness of Web Development: A good rant on how web-design has changed over the years since I started this website.
- The State of Firefox?: A rant on the state of Firefox; note that some of my concerns have already been addressed.
- Shambolic Ch9 Olympic TV Coverage: Putting in words what everybody was thinking at the time.
- A New TA Successor on Kickstarter: The first thing I have supported on Kickstarter.
- Compulsory ISP Data Retention: A summary of concerns over the Government's data-retention plans.
- US/UK/HK Trip: Explanation & Summary: The whole month of October was spent travelling; Disneyland was a big highlight.
- Cannon Upgrades: SSD Goodness: A great upgrade to the good ol' Cannon.
- Return of the Space-Sim?: I'll admit I'm very excited about this!
- Disney Buys Lucasfilm: My opinions on the massive news this year for Star Wars fans.
- Is Google Becoming Evil? Free Google Apps No More: A rant on the very disappointing announcement from Google.
- The Best and Worst of 2012: My annual critical review.
- Tweets for 2012: A new annual post; my tweets for the year.
Here's hoping for a 2013 of new beginnings!