Well it’s about stinkin’ time I did this.
Internally I’m hanging my head in shame.
But I admit it.
I admit that I have used and abused the WordPress Plugin Directory and never, never left a rating or a review.
This blog post has been sitting in my head since the beginning of the New Year.
In fact, I think I’ll post-date this post just so I can have a nice mile marker to look back on.
I remember several years ago, when I had a “normal” job, completing computer updates and upgrades gave me a sense of accomplishment. After all, making sure all my systems where up to date and running smooth was not only a part of my job, but insured I could fulfill my other duties well.
I read another blog post about “getting things done.”
I would imagine if I took the total amount of time I’ve spent reading about getting things done, I would have gotten a lot more…well…done.
Ironically enough, after having spent more time reading yet another such blog post and not getting things done, I realized something about these ‘experts’ I had been listening to.
If you start looking around the web and start seeking advice on how to start a blog, podcast, or build some kind of “platform” online, you’ll find a crap load of “gurus,” “hustle,” and “10 ways to” solutions.
Ironically enough, most of these “experts” have built themselves up successfully by telling other people how to build themselves up successfully.
It reminds me of those commercials that used to come on late at night.
You know the guy.
I started it several months ago.
I had a feeling I would enjoy playing Mass Effect.
After two friends of mine highly recommend that I take a crack at it, I started Mass Effect after completing the Half-Life series.
Instagram has been an interesting journey these past few years.
When we got our first iPod, Instagram was the new awesome app and social network. We started before it was available for Android, so we felt pretty hip. 😛
I say, we, because it was the first and only Instagram enabled device in the house. And since my wife and I didn’t want to flip a coin to see who would have the Instagram account, we attempted to share it.
My next computer might not be an Apple.
I know, it’s sounds crazy, but I’ve been really trying to think everything through.
“Fanboyism” is a very powerful groupthink dynamic and I don’t want to be sucked into it—again.
I remember when I made the switch from Windows to Apple. I became that person that said they would never go back, but alas, here I am entertaining the idea.
Earlier this month, my heart was struck with great joy and sadness.
While both of these seem like polar opposites, both events struck a chord with me in the same way. A lesson in life that I try to remind myself all the time.
Don, the man that gave me my first job, died this month.
I went several years without gaming.
There were several factors as to why I stopped (which I may write about in the future), and it’s been a lot of fun getting back into it these past several months.
The last game I ever played as a true gamer was Half-Life.
So when I began to venture back into the video gaming world, jumping on a sweet deal from Steam for the entire Half-Life series seemed fairly poetic.