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Blog Harder!

 

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This thing was my jam.

 

HARDER! 

I will admit that I am a busy man. Between trying to get Twitter famous, playing unhealthy amounts of Counter Strike and making stupid chiptune on my decrepit four year old MacBook, I haven’t really had a whole lotta time to be writing the blog posts.

So right now, while I’m in the mood, I’d like to take this chance to just sit down and catch up.

So yeah, 2016. Doesn’t feel like it’s gonna be all that different to 2015 but I’m sure you’ve seen enough of those ‘Everything is still trash’ jokes to last you for the  rest of the eventual Nuclear Winter or Robot Insurrection that’ll take place in 2018. Also, nanomachines. Those will be a thing. Relax guys and gals, I know all this for a fact. Metal Gear Rising told me all about it.

But all credible predictions of future events taken from video games aside, I don’t think I will be doing anything too different to last year. At least not for the first half of it. I still gotta search for my second trial of work placement for the third year of my college course. This’ll be the home stretch and after this, I’ll be taking a break from studying for a good few months. This will be an amazing time to get back in tune with what I love doing, like talking over video games while I play them with either friends or filmed in front of a live studio audience … or YouTube. YouTube will also be good. But that brings me to another issue that I face and that issue starts with a capital M.

Money. Money is what I want. Money is what I ain’t got. Money is what I need. Money is what sets me free. I don’t got money but I certainly got love. Love love  love, love is what I got.

Money is a big problem. You see, I’m a couple decades old now and apart form my few hundred hours of work experience done through college AND my countless days spent volunteering, I have yet to actually work a paying job. i don’t know what it is about volunteer work. It’s basically the same as work, except I just don’t get paid. And that’s not an issue in the slightest, I love working for no pay. But with upcoming expenditures for things like a replacement mobile phone, new desktop computer and video and audio recording hardware, I’m going to be needing a steady flow of cash. Also, gas money. Thank the ancient astronauts that built my car for putting a four cylinder in it. Although I’m still bitter that it’s not fusion powered … And that it doesn’t fire ionised particle beams from the rear to dissuade tailgaters.

Oh, you might’ve noticed that I’ve written a lot more than usual. Yeah, that’s partially thanks to this scissor switch keyboard that I managed to find. I think I bought this thing back in my early high school years and used it for MSN Messenger on the Xbox 360.

Hey, we only had one computer in the house and I wasn’t allowed on it. Leave me alone.

But all jokes aside, it’s great! There’s something about a nice heavy and clunky keyboard that reminds me of the old mechanical Apple Desktop Bus ones. Those things rocked so hard, even though they didn’t have those ‘clicky’ keys. Oh how I wish ADB could be converted to USB without a bunch of electrical engineering tier tinkering. That way, I could mash those weighty keys with my hand sanitiser cleansed fingers while I type up another storm like this one. Or write haikus. Those things are mad cool. Look, I’ll show you. Here’s one I wrote a few days ago:

I shall take flight now,

Like the brilliant falcon,

I endure the rain.

 

original poem do not steal

Anyways, I am going to leave you all to it. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I really should bring myself up to speed on what my fellow bloggers have been up to. I haven’t had a chance to trawl through the seemingly bugged Reader on WordPress. The one that keeps showing me the same blog entries over and over again, even after flicking a page over. Someone really should look into that. Or maybe the fault is on my end …

 

Sayonara!  : 3

 

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Ambushed by Hipsters?!

So I’ve been messing around with music trackers lately. You know, the really archaic ones that make it ‘programming’ music rather than ‘writing’ it. And they’re pretty neat for the most part!

I even came up with this while messing about! It’s simple, it’s chiptuney and about as varied as a tub of plain vanilla ice cream!

Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/eyeoftheta/milkytracker-fun-ambushed-by-hipsters

Posted in Computers, life, Tech

The Jobs Effect

If any of you have sat down to watch a Keynote (or ‘Stevenote’) given by late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, you might notice that the man has a rather interesting way of presenting both himself and his topic.

"And if it wasn't an Apple product, Jobs would probably be able to colourfully list 5 million things wrong with the new MacBook."
“I just get up on stage here and I show them stuff and before I know it, everybody claps. It’s good to be me.” 

Sure, the dude gets up there and is obviously well rehearsed but the magic that comes from both the way that he can make the most boringly statistical topics of the presentation sound whimsical is a trait that many of us have strived to achieve when it comes to giving presentation, talking at meetings or even during making general conversation. And unfortunately, it is not as easy as slipping on a turtleneck. Steve Jobs had a particular philosophy, his own shining artistic perspective on the products that he showed us. They just weren’t pieces of machinery filled to the brim with a load of complex parts and pieces. They were art. They were windows into a whole array of possibilities and ideas.

Mind you though, any machine can be made to look like a lot of love and care went into it. Especially if you get another smooth talker with a monosodium coloured tongue to come in and charm you. But Mr. Jobs, whether he was genuinely passionate about the MacBook that he was talking about or simply trying to sell the damn thing, was rather brilliant at it.

And let’s be honest here. If it wasn’t for the man, you wouldn’t have that iPhone/iPad that you can’t seem to live without.

Posted in Comedy, Computers, Electronics, Gaming, Health, Humour, life, Music, personal, Youth

Almost As Cool As ‘Phaedra’

This thing was a polycarbonate piece of absolute beauty. A 'tangerine dream', if you will. (Hyuk hyuk!)
This thing was a polycarbonate piece of absolute beauty. A ‘tangerine dream’, if you will. (Hyuk hyuk!)

This will probably be the first and last post about something as materialistic as a product so I will make it very brief. It’s the image that’s the centrepiece, after all.

Do you guys remember when Apple products used to come in all sorts of fancy colours? Dandy remembers. Dandy (me) also remembers the time when ‘Tangerine’ was considered the hipster way of spelling ‘Orange’. But only very briefly. I think I may have been 6 at the time …

So here I am, just to remind you that this was indeed a thing.

Oh, before I forget, here is some totally related music to go with this post as well. Phew.