In this series of articles, I will highlight along the way several aspects of using the HTC Hero, and some conclusions I’ve made about the Android platform as a whole. Today, I am going to talk about the applications that I use on a daily basis.
My ongoing love affair with the unknown has been bolstered once again by the Mysterious Universe podcast.
I have been a listener since the early days of Season 1, and I’m super excited that they have again released the back catalog, this time on 8GB brushed metal USB drives.
There was some speculation about the return, when the website changed to show that things were ramping up, and now we’re finally being treated with brand new episodes.
So how does the new “season” of Mysterious Universe stack up to the classic?
It’s Friday night, and I thought I would do a quick review of this week’s Worthless Genius articles, as well as some other things that piqued my interest. Sit back and prepare for a link fest…that sounds dirty. Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned multiple times here in the past, I am working on writing a novel. Truthfully, there is enough material in the universe of this novel for three or four full length novels.
I started with the ideas in late 2002, and have progressively and consistently dropped the ball day after day since then. I have found that there are no less than four things that have played into my failure in finishing the novel(s) that I have been working on over the past few years.
I’ve finally taken the plunge and signed up for a Facebook account:
There were many reasons leading up to this sudden change of position, so let’s go over a few.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had the joy of listening to my favorite podcast of all time, Mysterious Universe. This wonderful podcast stopped production just short of its 100th episode.
Mysterious Universe was a romp in the world of the unexplained and pseudo-scientific world of the supernatural. From stories of Bigfoot to tales of UFO abductions, Benjamin Grundy kept you listening intently as you learned about all kinds of new, f’ed-up things that happen all around us on a regular basis.
Now some of the stories might have turned out to be hoaxes, but that’s something you have to deal with when talking about anything unexplained. The great vocals and background music kept this podcast alive, and kept you coming back for more.
The podcast became so popular that it spun off another show, Mind Shots, and began taking on a paid model. After this success, though, the shows’ sole host became overwhelmed and was not able to keep on going.
Though it’s been a year since we’ve heard any news about this, I still feel like there is a hole in my iPod that isn’t easily filled by any of the podcasts that I’ve picked up in that time.
If only Mr. Grundy could get back into the habit, maybe I could be once again filled with that childhood passion for the unexplained.
But, alas, it probably will not happen. I wish Mr. Grundy all the luck in the world with his new endeavors, and hope that he doesn’t look back on his time with Mysterious Universe with contempt. If you haven’t heard this podcast before, look around, you may be able to find the 94 episodes for download somewhere. It’s well worth the bandwidth.
I’ve decided that I’ve really got to stop wasting so much time with the internet. I look at how other people function in the world without having hundreds of RSS feed stories to sift through every day, and see that they are getting along much better than I am.
I’ve decided to stop following the webcomics that I’ve been tuned into, as well as several other sites:
As you can see from this screenshot, I’ve reduced myself down to a respectable 11 feeds:
I may very well suffer shock from not getting a constant feed of news into my brain, but I see it as an opportunity to spend less time worrying about the new whizbang thing, and more time doing creative things.
I’ve kept the few feeds left for specific reasons, most of which directly relate to the way I do work today. Hopefully this will work out for the best, and I won’t regress to visiting Digg 1500 times a day.
Also, I plan on spending less time visiting forums. I belong to a pretty long list, and they’re just going to have to live without me for a little while, while I get things straight. (Not that anybody would be much worse off without me.)
I can hear the crickets chirping already…