In an inadvertently ominous fashion, the day before Steve Jobs died, I stumbled on Todd Sampson’s Twitter feed, which had a link to Jobs’ unveiling his iconic “1984″ advertisement for the Macintosh computer. In it he was eloquent and passionate about his work. The pride written on his face during the applause was stunning. I [...]
Web and Tech
So today is the day my blog in all its varied forms turns TEN!
I’ve witnessed first hand the massive impact the simple art of publishing one’s thoughts online has had on the world over the last decade, and it’s been amazing – no one could have foreseen how far it would take off. Hell, when I first signed up for Twitter four years ago I thought it would be another web 2.0 flop. Blogging encompasses so much now. It’s endless entertainment, it’s unpredictable, it’s dangerous, it’s an agent for revolution and reform, it’s a thriving hive of rapid information exchange, it’s eclectic and colourful in all its interests.
I don’t often gloat (correction, I don’t like to gloat – my pompous ten year old know-it-all self is testament to that), but I think on this occasion some self-congratulation is deserved. About a couple of times a month (or whenever I remember to) I check the SEO status of my other portfolio domain. On Monday night, while searching my name on Google, I discovered something…
So it occurred to me while cleaning the house today—and quite opportunely—that today marks the nine year anniversary of the first day I began blogging. Yes, I started young in 2001 at the dawn of the now enormous, endless sea of mundane and meaningful blogs. I called my first blog Life of a Mangaka, even [...]
I am currently working on my PC at the moment-I haven’t been on this thing properly for what must be months! I work constantly on the Macbook since I have all the latest programs on that thing, the most recent program added being Adobe AfterEffects (I am finally learning how to use it in my [...]
Lookie — my art and design reference collection is slowly but steadily growing… I finally made room on my bookshelves for more books. It’s packed to the brim on the shelf next to this one, next to the Harry Potter shrine (yes, I dare you to laugh at me). *sighs* I wouldn’t be surprised if [...]
I dunno why but I’m sort of, not really boycotting Livejournal for the day — the cynical me doesn’t even think this’ll make a difference, because big companies always want more and more and more. Money that is. At least I have you, Eveninghour, I paid for you straight, no strings attached (OK, a few [...]
I got my Macbook bright and early yesterday at 7:30AM. I slept very poorly the previous night anyway. Mum woke me up in her usual panicky voice (the kind of voice that encourages my teenage angst). Yeesh. Still, I am very pleased with Apple’s service – I would consider buying from them again. Set up [...]
Australia has lost one of its finest actors: Perth-born Heath Ledger was found dead by his housekeeper in his Manhattan apartment. He was 28 years old. I am absolutely shattered. He wasn’t my favourite actor, but he was nonetheless a great and versatile talent. It just reiterates the fact that life is not all riches [...]