Wednesday, 21 May 2014

What next?

If only there were more hours in the day!

Upgrade to 14.04 on the desktop machine tonight, but I'm on the FreeBSD Thinkpad at the moment.

Need to extend some plans I have for stuff, and er... lots more.

More next time.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Like ice in the sun

As Status Quo once sang.

Well, probably more than once, given that they would have rehearsed and performed this song live more than once.

I digress.

Today has been a bit of a scorcher. Out first thing to strim and mow the lawn (but not too early, given it's a Sunday), then a barbecue this afternoon after gently roasting for a few hours, even in the shade.

There is a jolly vocal Coal Tit who sits shouting at a couple of his mates/enemies/rivals (delete as applicable) from the corner of the roof, which provides a bit of a distraction, and I'm reasonably sure that there are a couple of Buzzards living nearby one of whom I saw in the distance this afternoon.

Other than that I also managed to squeeze an upgrade (maybe) to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 on my netbook in. Slightly scary having to do it from the command line and update the sources from precise to trusty, but after a couple of hours of quite warm running it appears to be there. I will try it out gradually, and if I'm happy maybe shift this desktop Kubuntu machine up to 14.04, too.

Sadly the podcast recording is postponed tonight, but rest assured it will come back bigger and badder!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Psychic wrestling

Yes, you read that right.

Podcast uploaded - Oddly Compelling, episode 03.

You probably won't like the discussion of psychics and wrestling, but who knows, eh?

Next episode due to be recorded on Sunday, with a focus on wrestling... yes!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Hiatus over

So, it's been a quiet few days for me, blogging wise.

I've been getting in some G+ postings, some guitar playing (which I can tell I've had a couple of days off from as my left thumb is sore...?), some card handling and general thoughts.

Tonight is podcast recording night, and I have some story ideas to jot down for a bit of a philosophical piece which I need to capture - maybe some kind of a graphic novel/web comic would work for this, I need to develop it a bit further first.

Tonight's podcast: "Psychics"...

The Oddly Compelling podcast

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Headset woes

Made a terrible move today.

Ran the Dyson around and managed to catch the leads to my (plugged in) headset next to the desktop machine.

Ripped the plugs from their sockets - luckily no damage there - but the headset is toast now.

Ah well.