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.