I’m back!

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Having had a blackberry for several years, I had no idea how easy it should have been to update this blog. I’ve moved to an Android device, and despite the fact that it’s big as a brick, it’s continually showing me how simple it should be to update on the go. I’m working on building a new blog. This one will stay as a personal one, but I’ve got an idea for another, which I think should be interesting. Stay tuned!

Internets

Spent the whole weekend either fixing my computer, or fixing up the internets. Now all my calendars, emails, and photos are seemingly working together. It’s taken me nearly 12 hours straight to do it, and I’m not quite done yet, but this computer is growing on me. It’s taken nearly 2 months to get used to this new operating system, but as I discover more and more things about it, I am inclined to like it slightly more.

The Blackberry backup program for Windows was just absolute garbage. On this Mac, I’ve figured out a way for it to almost seamlessly sync into a calendar on the computer, into an address book on the computer, and I have it working both ways – any changes made on either my phone or the computer then send themselves to the other device. My PC wasn’t capable of that. It pretended to be, but it always either dropped information on one side or the other.

My photographs are slowly coming along. I haven’t updated since February, but now I’m getting my photographs sorted out again, and have trolled through them all again so I should be getting back in line with all of that. It’s really weird, but I seemingly didn’t take a single photograph in January 2010. I have cell phone photographs, but none from my actual camera.

At some point – if I get really industrious – I might redo this entire blog’s format into something alot more simple, but at this point, I’m not too concerned about it. I’d rather have all my photos all sorted properly and accounted for.

Two Days, and It’s Changing ME

I’ve always had calendars. Since the third grade, the school supplied them, and throughout to the end of highschool, I always kept a good record of everything I had to do, but it was always on paper.It’s gotten to the point that over the years, I’ve actually taken to carrying around 12-month wall calendars with me. Sure, I’ve had a few really nice moleskin notebook calendars, but they only last a year, and then I’m back to whatever current mess of papers I can dig up to keep track of my day-to-day living. For the past several months (nearly 2 years, actually), I’ve been making monthly grids in Publisher, with photographs in the corner, and printing them at home. They’re little personalized calendars, and I just print them out every month, and carry the sheets of paper around with me. With the Dell dead, and I’ve forgotten to restore that file, and who knows how the hell to open a publishers file on this Mac…. iCal is looking pretty interesting. I’ve found a way to sync my Blackberry to it. We’ll see.

Movies:

Movies that will quite possibly look better on the screen than in shitty cam-copies:

Where the Wild Things Are,

This Is It.

I’ve never seen an Imax movie. This year, I’m planning on going. I’ve already watched most of the Michael Jackson movie, and yes – it’s fantastic. We shall see. My mother’s already seen it. I never read the book of Where the Wild Things Are, though -of course- I’ve heard good things.

I’m also considering expanding the categories that I keep on this blog. I never really put too much thought in to them, and this post doesn’t quite fall into any of the ones that I’ve currently got.

I deleted my Myspace. No one uses Myspace anymore, and it emails me too much garbage: I’m not interested in following around a million bands I don’t listen to.

The Rogers Bandwidth Cap has been Hit!

I can’t say that I’m surprised, and I don’t believe that 95GB is THAT much when it comes to data storage, but I am surprised that 95GB has come in and out of my house as traffic in the past month.

This lovely little banner popped up overtop of my browser while I was reading today’s news and trying to upload some photos to Flickr:

“An important message about your Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Service. Our records show that your household has reached 100% of the 95 GB monthly usage allowance provided with your Rogers High-Speed Internet Extreme.”

Click through to see the full-size image. Update: I don’t know why flickr had this image as unavailable, but I seem to have fixed it now…