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Six Months Without a Blog Post

Oh dear. I really need to get back in the habit.

Anything you’d like me to write about?

I’ve posted a few things over on the Kwartzlab blog if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to there. I’m just wrapping up my term as president and will continue on as a mere director (well, and board chair) starting in July.

What have you been up to, dear readers?

Easter Bullets

I thought maybe Twitter may have obviated my need for bullet posts, but I like writing them, so you may just have to keep putting up with them. It’s lazy writing, but sometimes I have stuff to say and can’t be bothered to compose paragraphs. Sorry.

  • Happy Easter!
  • A co-worker is one of the minds behind Zombie Jesus Day. Happy Zombie Jesus Day!
  • I actually went to church this morning. The pews were pretty empty for the early, which was kind of sad, but apparently they were serving a free breakfast at the same time, which might have accounted for the lower attendance. There seemed to be a much more respectable number of people showing up for the second service.
  • They had a “Used with permission” notice of copyright license for bits of hymns printed in the bulletin. I was a little put out by this, mostly because at least one of the hymns in question was about 130 years old.
  • Easter chocolate count: 2 fund raising chocolate eggs from the church (it’s traditional… they’re very sweet), 4 truffles from The Village Chocolatier in Bloomfield and a bunch of low-grade foil wrapped eggs that I had to eat so my mother wouldn’t.
  • The sacrifices I make…
  • No actual bunnies, tho.
  • Just finished watching the Doctor Who Easter Special, Planet of the Dead. Lots of fun. A bit silly. I enjoyed it.
  • On the way into Belleville, I took to listening Brotherhood of the Daleks, featuring a blue coated Sixth Doctor and Charley Pollard. In an interview on the disc, writer Alan Barnes describes the writing of the episode thus:

    Terry Nation, whenever he was going to do a new Dalek story, there’d always be some basic gimmick to the Daleks, where they’d have something new or had something taken away. I literally wrote down a list of mad ideas, one of which was they turn into communist, one of which was they’re high on drugs, and one of which was they think they’re Thals, and I ended up doing all of them.

    Indeed. I thought it was fantastic. :D

  • There’s a series of Red Dwarf Specials. I stopped watching Red Dwarf sometime around season 7, but I’ll give these a shot for old time’s sake.
  • They came out with another firmware update for my Sansa Fuze, adding directory browsing support. I bought one after they released a firmware update with Ogg Vorbis support. With those, it catches up with Rockbox in terms of functionality, and I don’t have to feel bad about my Sansa e200s dying.
  • Now all I need is them to add a feature that shows me which podcasts I haven’t listened to and it would be my ideal player.
  • I’ve been (so far indirectly) getting involved in Kitchener-Waterloo’s nascent hackerspace. Actually, I think I’ll save that for its own post…
  • I should probably start packing and head back to Waterloo soon.

WWBA and stuff

My poor, neglected blog.

Don’t have time for a proper update, but for ages I’ve been meaning to point out that I’m now a contributor to the Waterloo Wellington Bloggers’ Association group blog. I haven’t figured out how or if I’m going to do cross-posts, but I’ve posted a few things about local stuff.

I’ve also been using Twitter a lot more lately, so you can read that if you want more of an insight into what’s going on in my head at any given moment

We’re back

I should leave a quick note to acknowledge that yes, the blog is back. I don’t have time right now to write anything more substantial than that. I managed to kill another motherboard. Somehow. I’m a little bit annoyed that this motherboard wasn’t a crappy old one I got for free. It was supposed to be driving my home theatre PC, one I got around to setting that up. I’ll have to somehow work that set-back into the plans.

I mentioned over on my livejournal during the downtime that I have a whole bunch of things queued up to write about. Still haven’t found the time to write about them. But here’s the list anyway:

  • My new old stereo (in short, it’s awesome).
  • My back (I have a lot of tension, apparently).
  • The gym (I’m actually going).
  • Mould (My bedroom window got kinda mouldy).
  • Home renovation work (I may be getting a little ahead of myself…).
  • The Doctor Who RPG (Anybody want to play?).
  • Regular gaming (it’s back! And it starts today).
  • Another stupid Facebook post (I probably shouldn’t bother).
  • My new laptop (I got it! Despite power management weirdness, I’m very happy).
  • Torchwood (I should watch the first episode first).
  • Nodame Cantibile (really cute anime I started watching).
  • etc.

So yes, I’m back. A real update should happen soon. Ish. Soon-ish. When I have time.

NaBloPoMo 2007 Final Status: Fail

I was doing pretty well up until the last week too…

Ah well, maybe next year. Actually, I kinda want to try WriMo again next year. We’ll see what’s going on with stuff, I guess.

What it came down to, basically, was the stuff I was spending most of my time thinking about is stuff I’m very reluctant to post out in public like this, and the stuff that I could post about was losing out on processing time to the other stuff. The goal, however, was to get myself to write even when I didn’t feel like writing, so that excuse doesn’t really wash.

Ah well.

I was enjoying it while I was doing it, though. I’ve still got a few posts I wanted to write but never did. There’s also that whole unresolved laptop thing that is just as unresolved for me, too. And I never told you what happened when I went to the gym. I’ll save telling those stories for when they have satisfying conclusions.

For now, though, I am tired and should go to bed.