when i was young, bored, at tandou, my families little shack in the middle of the bush.
i was sitting in the car, and i found a tape of my fathers. a greatest hits of the 60s. most of it was terrible, but i remember hearing one song i still like today. maybe it was the guitar. i really cant tell. but its still a classic.
I’ve recently been spending a lot of my spare time (what of it), thinking and designing stuff for my two raspberry pis.
Cheap still is cheap, even in Australia. It costs a little more (50 bucks) but it’s still worth it – so far I’ve managed to hook up a house wide ad-blocker, a retro games system with controller, and just for shits and giggles once the parts come in, I’m going to try my hand with a pirate box, and a little fm transmitter. Two things I really don’t especially need for the house (hello sonos and NAS) but handy if I do go traveling soon.
My laptop is finally dying a horrible death and I’ve been using the iPad more and more (how do you think I’m writing this??) so I might set one up at work and get an iOS printer unit set up. Dad still uses his ancient iPad 1 and would make things a hell of a lot easier for him.
Speaking of dad, he asked to look into a unit where he could get an email sent when somebody say, presses a button. Used for when parts arrive etc. The hardware side is fine for me, I’ve no problems there. The programming side confused me a little. I should spend less time messing around with MMOs and maybe start to learn Python. I probably won’t be able to figure dads problem out by the time he needs it (I found ring.com seems to do a similar thing, once it comes to Australia) but it will be handy to have that knowledge later on down the track. I’ve gotten lazy not learning anything lately.
I LOVE dragon age 3. i really do. although i enjoyed the dragon age 2 story, this is a much much better game.
however, something that bothers me is the way they want you to think “oh hey, we can be like skyrim! look at all this world and adventures!” but if you’re stupid enough to go in that area without learning beforehand that its five levels above what you’re currently at, “you’re gonna have a bad time!”
i just think bethesda do it better when it comes to stuff like that. i hate seeing a quest open and getting my arse kicked because even though i’ve opened that part of the game up, doesnt mean i can complete it yet… bleh.
where the movie can be an experience, the book can take longer.
sometimes this can be frustrating.
in between gaming, TV and life in general, I’m reading Gone Girl. I’m really enjoying it. The author has a wonderful way of hitting some great end of chapter cliffhangers, and going back and forth between the past, what everything is building up to and the aftermath.
the thing is, i REALLY want to see the film.
It ticks all my boxes, David Fincher, music by Trent and Atticus. The Image teases me every time I open Popcorn Time, but I hold myself back. I havent seen or read any spoilers, either. This is all happening as I read. Its interesting – It’s the first time In a while I havent re-read something or being shocked and surprised as I’m reading a book as well.
After this I’ve also got the new William Gibson book as well.
You can tell I got a new kindle touch for xmas, cant you?? 😉
if you havent heard, it’s leaked online early. and when i say early, i mean early. It’s missing CGI, it’s in black and white, there’s text all over the screen where effects are meant to go and the music is just stuffed ripped from other movies.
it’s quite interesting to see something that early in production, even with the rose leak it was pretty much all done, save a few effects/sound bits. (god i wish i still had that copy). this one even has the opening titles from matt smith’s era!! i can understand why the BBC would be furious, though. on the other hand regardless on how bad it looks (remember this is dr who fans you are talking about) it’s i think hyping up the new series as well. the story is GOOD, the new doctor is fantastic, and clara finally is no longer the impossible girl and grows as a character.
i won’t spoil anything, but the tone and the style is different again. i cant say it’s a brand new show like the end of russell’s era, because there are a lot of callbacks to old episodes, but they’ve realised they cant do the same old thing with a new actor, plus there’s a few sly mentions to the fans in this regard as well.
i think i’ll leave it there, though. its going to go down well, i think. the first five scripts have been leaked as well. im not too exactly sure whether i’ll read them or not. let’s see if my will holds up in the next few weeks 🙂
A couple of weeks ago I was stuck in Broken Hill trying to console into a cisco router with a six year old asus laptop that has a dead battery.
Stupid free wifi
My 09 imac is still working a treat, and mother said she’d buy it off of me. it’s got 8GB of ram and will potter along for many years more. For what my mother needs, I can see it running, another 3 if more. Dad is happy with his work server – he uses that as a web browser as well as his work hub.
My brydge keyboard case finally arrived for my ipad, and it makes typing on my ipad 3 so so so much either and i bloody love it – but there’s some times when you need a proper operating system, though.
I think I discovered tonight that the email to posterous (and the cross posting option) no longer work. Not that it matters a whole lot, it was mainly random things while sitting on my iPad and wanted to quickly update. A shame.
The WordPress app for iPhone has evolved in leaps and bounds, though, I’ll give whoever props for that, but posterous had an easy way of posting photos to my Flickr and my blog.
A shame, but what to expect when twitter bought you…
I don’t think I can deal with a 5am start to watch. Even though I love Danny Boyle (I wait in hope for the day that ewan gets over himself and thinks a Trainspotting sequel is worthy of his attention) I AM on call and I hate mornings as is.
The digital world has made this Olympics an interesting time to watch. I’ve hooked up with foxtel for the games – on the 360. This means it goes after the month. No contracts. Sure, I may be paying a little extra but live events are the only reason you’d need pay tv these days.
I’ve also got the bbc iplayer working (don’t ask.) it IS a little patchy, however, and of course would be UK centric. And I haven’t been able to find out much about catchup when it comes to the games. There might be legal reasons for it, not sure.
So, games ho! It’s funny, I’m usually not a big sporty person (apart from AFL). But there’s something about the world competing that gets me watching. And cheering when us Aussies DO get the golds.
If I had one wish, would be the return of Roy and HG. It’s not the same without the boys.