Sunglasses & Bail MoneyOctober 28th, 2014
As seems to be more or less the standard for me, its been quite some time since I actually put anything here. It ties in well with something I have been thinking about lately: the past. Years ago the majority of my social interaction happened online. Either through IRC, instant messenger, blogging, or even online gaming (although I was never as hardcore about the last one as many of the people I have known). But as time continued to pass all of those happened less and less frequently. I know that I am not even close to alone on that front, but the majority of people migrated to Facebook or similar services and, as is my nature, I resisted. Oh I adopted some, such as twitter, but overall I prefer to keep my online identity at least a bit separate from my … irl identity for lack of a better term. As I have continued on that path I have been less interested in my previous methods of communication, simply because there is less communication occurring there. So, long story short, I tend to update this less and less often although I do try to update it at least sometimes.
There hasn’t been a ton going on lately, thats for sure. Its been a year with a great deal of change, which is fine, but the change has largely settled down and I am not complaining about that. There was a trip to Florida about a month ago and a staycation this week that has, so far, involved a lot of beer. Lots of random little bits of productivity as well, but I can manage to survive through that. As a matter of fact today I managed to finish off the last thing I needed to get done during this little break so who knows whats going to be next. Maybe more beer and reading.
Speaking of reading I started a re-read of the Wheel of Time series while Iw as in Florida. That was a stupid idea and I seem to be a burnt out on fantasy after re-reading all of Harry Potter immediately prior to that trip. So instead I might power through some sci fi or something lighter to give myself a break before I continue on with the Wheel of Time. We’ll see I guess, but I am just not certain that I have the gumption to make it through all of that series right now.
In other, odd, news there is the potential of some more job stuff changing soon. I’m not going to go into the details as I don’t know where its going (or if it will proceed any further) but having a headhunter recruiting me is kind of a neat experience and we will see whether the interview paid off. Either way, it was a pretty low stress experience since I already have a job I enjoy. As with all things, time will tell.
I am also in the midst of deciding what I am going to do with my cell phone. I mean my phone works and shit but it is totally an iPhone4 and showing its age in all sorts of areas. Well technically I have 2 iPhone4s (not 4S) but they are both showing their age. I am looking at the new 6+ and the nexus 6 and going ‘Jesus thats a physically large phone!’ I just don’t really want something that large sitting in my pocket. Point of fact: it wouldn’t fit comfortably in all of my pockets and that somewhat defeats the purpose since I won’t do the phone holster thing. Whats the next option, going back to JNCOs? So the 6 and the nexus 5 (even though its a year old) are possibilities but I am jut not sure yet. The other side of the coin though is that I finally took a hot minute to update one of my iPhones from 4.3.3 (jailbroken) to 7.1.2 (which is the latest available for that model) and went ‘Ohhh that is some nice deign work on the UI.’ I was absolutely an initial naysayer but I came around pretty quickly, if for nothing else the increased functionality is great. Its al the shit that I jailbroke for back in 2010 when I bought the damn phone in the first place. I am trying to decide whether I want to update my macbook to Yosemite but I have a feeling that I just might. I actually like mavericks but I … curious. And there is nothing mission critical on this laptop anyway.
Really there is nothing mission critical anywhere anymore just because the missions have been scrapped.
But back to design, UI and so forth…. I received the notification this morning that 8feet and TCBR are both up for renewal. As I did absolutely nothing with TCBR that one is an easy decision: let it lapse, don’t care. 8feet is a harder sell for me though. On the one had it has served its purpose and doesn’t really get used now. Letting it lapse would make sense and I would save money both on the cost of owning domain and on the storage space (although, space is cheap). On the other side of the coin, I rarely let a project ever go completely & its not as though there was a definite end point when I started 8feet (except for possibly: get the fuck out of the house). Plus it would let me continue the general project as well as give me a chance to redesign it with a bit more an eye towards both usability as well as appearance. I will freely admit that none of my domains are that visually appealing right now but thats the only one I would be likely to revise anytime to soon…. Especially since I still rather like the design of idoru.
Decisions decisions and none of them that important. What a great feeling.