Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday is late...

Those of you who have been playing along may know that I go pretty much everywhere with my laptop, in my backpack, which doubles as a purse.  My life (outside of fencing) is in my backpack.

Tragedy of tragedies.

I took a spill on my bicycle yesterday.  I went bum over teakettle and my faithful, old, lovable laptop went the way of a pack of restaurant soda crackers.

I cried all the way to the ER for the loss of my dearest, truest friend electric.

My next installment of the J&J Series on DeviantArt is on googledocs, so I didn't loose that, but getting to the web is a pain from the file server.  I is a file server and not set up for graphics. (There are times and places where text-based browsers are awesome.  This is not one.)

I am still hoping I can recover the HDD, of for nothing other than easing the sense of loss.

I am working on getting something to fill the gap in my life.

Oh, and my helmet broke and my front wheel is borked.


Friday, June 18, 2010

(yet) Another Friday Instalment

Well, what can I say...
Where have been things that happened this past week, but they were weird and I am not going to blog about them -
 - Other, that is, than to say it has been a weird week.

I got to a point this morning after not being able to sleep, not feeling good, etc that I will not waste blogspace or keystrokes talking about, where I was like, "Oh boy! It's Friday! Time to blog again!"
That was followed quickly by the stark realization that I have no idea what to blog about.  Hmm... imagine that.

The trailer for "The Girl Who Played With Fire" was released.  Um... what is the word... Oh yeah.  "w00t"
Watch It Here
Okay... that was not the English/internat'l trailer that was just released, but apparently the only link back to it I am finding right now is on youtube, to which I am insanely allergic, so you have to read the Swedish. For some of you that will be fine, I know.

Also, there has been a lot of buzz around the literary circles for the series (Thank you @randomhouse) which is cool because it is much with the awesome.

Then, also, a friend of mine turned me on to an anime series Bamboo Blade.  It is cute and funny, but it has amusing character development.  It centres around the sport of kendo.  Being a fencer, I find this cool.  Reminds me of clubs I have known, but I will leave it there.

Let's see... what else.

Oh - I wrote a (bash) script to... automatically tweet whatever I have playing in xmms2.  But it is a little annoying... I think I like to be more selective about what I share - even if it may not seem like it.  :rollseyes:

Well, there you have it.

Have a good week.  Read a book.

Take Care

p.s.  Yes, I am missing most of last weekend.  Not sure I want it back, given the evidence.  Two more "episodes" this week that I am sure of.  :sadface:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Friday comes early

It is kinda like this:

I gave up (for the moment) waiting on Linux Mint 9 LXDE to be released.  I installed the regular (gnome) edition and then installed LXDE.  Liking it nicely.

I updated my DA yesterday.  Not my journal, no, but I may do that today.  My gallery. I am kinda starting / have started a new fiction thread for myself under the pretext that I will be adding "episodes" to a series.  So, they are like... short stories (or, will be, rather) but related, but not as related as book chapters.  So, I uploaded the "introduction."


There was something else, but I forgot.  I will Try and remember. 
On another note: Congrats Chicago, but I was rooting for Phili.