I talk about my partner and me arguing over who is having the busiest days (with work and his visa application) and the distribution of housework, growing tired of the small town stuff, work junk, and work email stops me recording. I might sound a bit drunk in this episode, but I’m not. It’s Benadryl/antihistamine hangover. 😉
I haven’t been in contact with you guys lately but it’s because I’m doing a few interesting things in the background. I’m rebuilding the guide (again) but it won’t take as long as before since I’m reusing some code. Instead of posting general nonsense here and just filling up virtual space, I am working on that. I will share more of what I’m doing later.
I talk about what’s been going on lately. I’ve acquired new technology, talk about work (and drop hints about what I do professionally), start to rant about anti-vaxxers (this little juicy episode is coming soon), and I give some pretty solid (or liquid…) advice at the end. (The music at the beginning is from Animal Crossing. It’s my favourite: KK Faire.)
Yes, it’s Monday. Today’s a public holiday. In case you’re curious, it’s Labour Day here in Victoria. Work didn’t want me to go in today because I’m too expensive to work on holidays. While the husband sleeps, I am just working on a few things and listening to podcasts.
I’ll let you know what’s bothering me though. “Idiologic” is bothering me because it’s always been misspelled. I knew that though when I made my usernames and stuff like that. I am thinking about changing everything sometime this year. It shouldn’t affect too much. I just have to decide whether I am going to do it or not.
Fun fact: I was going to make software and music under a name called ID/IO.
This time, I’m going to make sure it’s spelled right–and it’s not like people use ideologic in everyday conversation. I’m going to think about it for a while then let you guys and girls know what I’m going to do.
It’s not really something that I’d like to do because it would be a whole lot of work to do, but we will see. So much would need “rebranded”.
Anyway, I hope you are all doing well. New episode this Friday or Saturday.
I thought I’d mention that I’ve been working on something that will reward people for linking to (or promoting) my podcast and for helping support my projects. Originally, I wanted to have it done by April, but it looks like that’s not going to happen because I’ve been crazy busy. I’ve been working on it between work shifts and on my days off. In fact, I woke up around 5:00 am to work on it… well, I woke up, but not for this purpose. (Dreams about family wake me up and it’s hard to go back to sleep. I should be sleeping in today.)
One thing that I know without checking any kind of fun statistical data is that I’m not really that popular to pull this off right now. That’s okay though because I’m hoping to make the system available for other podcast owners (or other creative types) in the future. I am not expecting it to make me rich like Bill Gates or anything.
I actually started working on this last year and it works. It does what I want it to do right now, but only a minimal amount of effort was put in (meaning that it works, but needs some UI work). A few things that a TIPs Account brings to the table is:
- Listen to upcoming podcast episodes early (when available)
- Listen to unreleased/cancelled podcast episodes
- Leave feedback quickly (and make it private or public) (rewards available)
- Make a customised social profile (or don’t, totally up to you)
- Upload/share your media (planned)
- Get a linking code that tracks how many unique visitors you send to any page that promotes my websites, projects, or podcast (rewards available)
- Get rewarded for using any donation option (more perks unlocked)
- Access your settings on any browser you log in to
- Remove any advertising (none right now anyway)
- Get special mailings during the year (future perks)
- Get a small gift from wherever I am at the moment (Australia, India, or the USA, usually) (future perks)
- Access new projects and/or test new functionality (future perks)
- …more stuff
If you’re interested, I can make you an account. The self-registration system is working, however, it’s a bit clunky at the moment so it’s disabled. Please send me a message if you’d like to help test it (and you’ll get all the best goodies for a while after it’s done).
If you’ve already gotten an account, you can go here. If you choose to donate after you log in, your donation will be counted as doubled.
Note: I think I only mentioned this in a podcast episode… I can’t remember. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned it though.
In 2013, my good friend and I went to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. I am a horrible photographer, so almost all the pictures I still have are incredibly blurry. I also told myself back then that it’s not something I need to do again. I was thinking about it last weekend and realised that it would be a good thing for my partner and me to go to since he’s never been. I think we’re gonna try to go next year.
I’ve never been one of those people (even when I was single), to go to events (or travel to new places, in general) for hookups, parties, and stuff like that because I don’t particularly enjoy being around a ton of people that I don’t know. (As you can see from the picture, it’s not a very good place to be if you don’t like being in huge crowds.) I think the experience would be really nice with J, so I think we’ll start planning for that. Hopefully I’ll be back from the USA by then. (Oh yes, did you know that I’m States-bound in November?)
If you’re planning to go next year, maybe you’ll see me. Maybe we can find some really good food and have a chat. Who knows?
I talk about why I am missing podcast episode deadlines and some incredible news I received from my family. I have a brother who I’ve never met!
Over the weekend, I learned new things about my family and in the next podcast episode, I’m going to share them with you! I thought that I’d give myself some time to process a few things. That’s what you get to deal with next. I’m going to try to record today so it’ll be ready for Friday or Saturday. (I might have to start posting new episodes on Saturday, by the way… or at least Friday night.)
I’m just about to head off to drop a few things off at the real estate agent and walk the husband to work (to make sure he actually goes–not really).
Hey everybody. I hope that you’re doing well and you’ve had a good week. Originally, I was supposed to have a new podcast episode ready for you sometime this weekend, but I’ve had a role change at work that’s been taking a lot of my spare time. When I’m not working, I’m absolutely knackered and planning what’s going to happen tomorrow. I don’t know whether it’s permanent or temporary just yet. (I like what I’m doing now, but I am just extremely busy. I start later than I used to, so I finish later too. By the time I get home, I can fall asleep.)
I’m planning to be back next week. Remember, you can always take a look at the guide to see what’s coming up. (I update it every once in a while. Topics change. Dates change. It’s what I try to use to keep myself on track.)
One of the things I’m going to be talking about in my podcast is my love for some old, obsolete, but wonderful technology. Here are two of my favourite computer-related things:
I loved my iMac G4 but it’s been long-gone. I wish that companies still made such stunning and innovative products. I absolutely loved this computer. It was one of the most reliable and sexiest computers I’ve ever used. (I hated the mouse though because I don’t like Apple mouses.)
Mac OS 9+
My first Mac was the iMac G4 so I got Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 on my machine and loved using Mac OS 9 because I could customise it exactly how I wanted. I loved all the noises it made and loved the simple look. I crave the look of it, so I run Mac OS 9 in emulation. It’s not the same though. 🙁
As I’ve said, I plan to talk more about the technology I love. I just don’t know when I am going to do it just yet!