This song is one I discovered trawling YouTube one day. Allie Goertz is a singer/songwriter who puts her songs on the web so everyone can go and enjoy them, although this is one of her older ones, it’s the one that I like most.
Listening to this song reminds me of a long time ago when I was heavily in to table top RPGs and makes me think about all the laughs we had and the simple enjoyment of spending time with my friends pretending to be heroes (or villains). When I was a student, I’m positive it’s what kept me from going crazy, I just got to enjoy being a geek. Things seemed simpler or at least that’s how I remember it.
I’m older now and life conspires against such pursuits, your friends drift apart (or in my case – me from them), time becomes more scarce and you think about the good old days but don’t seem to have the energy to set about bringing them back.
All I know is that there’s a big part of my formative years encapsulated in Allie’s song. I can still taste the coke and pizza and I still chuckle at some of the situations we got our characters in to.
Time moves on and so must I. It’s just nice to look back and smile sometimes.
Hi again boys and girls! I thought I’d give you an update from what I was saying before about Windows 8, I did as I threatened and upgraded to Windows 8 while it was still nice and affordable.
Again, loving it. It’s very different and sometimes if I’m honest frustrating (getting to settings in programs for example) but that’s just because I’m not completely up to speed with it yet. I’ve noticed the final version takes fractionally longer to boot but we’re only talking seconds here so it’s noticeable but not bad enough to really matter.
I’m really happy with it running on my laptop. Although it screams out for a touchscreen, it’s nice and easy to drive and all the keyboard shortcuts I’m used to work just as well as they ever did. It’s not like moving to Ubuntu or anything, even DOS commands I grew up with still work!
The cheap upgrade window (excuse the pun) has now passed so I’ll be very interested in how the OS performs in the marketplace now. Corporate uptake of this will also be interesting, wait for the Surface Pro to show up and be evaluated for field forces. If it delivers a usable platform that can be adequately secured and with good battery life you should see it fly off the shelves as the corporate and education sectors dive on them. We’ll see though I guess.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes here with all the upgrades, should be a laugh…
Hi again! Have you seen the new Ferrari F138 yet?
Stunning isn’t it? Let’s just hope it’s fast and suited to both Massa and Alonso’s driving styles. Massa gets first crack at it in Jerez so hopefully he and Rob Smedley can work towards a baseline Filipe can lean on and get some good performances out of.
We live in hope! Anyway, go have a look it’s a very pretty car!
OK, so if you’ve ever wanted to see behind the curtain and see what those lectures at MIT, Harvard and so on are about, I’m with you.
Enter Academic Earth. I know, I know it’s been around for ages but I’m getting in to it right now. I’ve been looking at some of the courses to do with electronics and object oriented programming. Yes, I’m a nerd. This is not new information!!
Next up, I’ve finally got round to reading Clear and Present Danger. The movie was awesome, the book’s even better! Clancy you dog! You did it to me with The Hunt for Red October and now you’ve done it again with this one! Leave the story alone and just film that Hollywood, your writers aren’t as good as Tom.
I’m also drinking more water but in the current weather, it’ll turn to ice next time I venture out. I’m going on the record here, I’m not a fan of snow or falling over for that matter but strangely I’d rather be cold than hot.
Finally, I’d like to remind you about Earthcam the single most interesting people watching site EVER! I’ve told you about it before on here but it’s another thing I’m back in to right now.
End of brain dump…
150 posts since 2008? That’s not really a lot is it?
1750 days have passed since my first post on here in April 2008. On average, I must have posted every 11-12 days to get to that number. Pittiful!
Now the Chrismas and New Year craziness is over, I might actually get to put something up here for you to read… Maybe!
Until then, I’ll see you soon!