It’s been a hell of a long time since my last post and A LOT of things have happened since then.
Firstly, my best friend since second grade got ENGAGED!!! I am so friggin’ excited!! I went with her for her fitting and I love how the dress looks from the back. I don’t know how I feel about the front though since it needs a lot of tailoring but the back is gorgeous. I haven’t decided what type of dress I’m wearing as her maid of honour since she’s leaving that to me but I think I may have to drag the best woman along (yes, the best friend of the groom is a woman) so we won’t clash too much.
Secondly, I bought a new laptop and phone recently, coupled with my Kobo Glo that I got a few months back and I suddenly find myself with more tech than I know what to do with.
While I love my new phone, finding non-invasive Android Apps is a huge friggin’ pain in the you-know-what. It seems like I can’t even download a simple calculator without it granting it irrelevant access to other things like my camera or my contact list (why the hell would I allow a calculator app permission to take random photos as it pleases without my knowledge, or worse — track me via GPS?). I think it took me something like 3 weeks just to find all the basic apps I need. (I can make an Android app post if anyone is interested; let me know in the comments.)
The laptop I was previously using (yes, the one I screwed-up) was running on Windows XP so the culture shock from that to Windows 8 is monumental, as you would expect. It took me almost a week long to set everything up but the best part of it is, I can finally play around with Adobe’s CS6 Suite!! I’ve been wanting to dabble with Flash for the longest time but my old laptop could not handle it. (I just realised, I had that HP for almost 8 years now :s I was having problems with it way before I opened it up. It was over heating like crazy — even when I was just browsing the web — to the point where I can’t use it without an external fan hooked up underneath it, or risk it freezing on me. I never tested this, but I suspect I could fry an egg if I cracked one on top of the keyboard.) I’ve been also experimenting with Dreamweaver and although it’s somewhat similar to Microsoft Front Page, there’s a lot of functions I’ve never seen before so it’s gonna be fun figuring out what everything does. I’ve also come to realize that I’m a bit rusty on my coding since WordPress is so user friendly, lol.
On that note, I actually wondering what I should do with this website. One of the reasons I haven’t been blogging as much, aside from busting my computer, is because prior to the provincial election that took place recently, all I want to do is write about ignorant and embarrassing our (now previous) Quebec Premier, Pauline Marois, is — it really takes some special skill to make so many people simultaneously look bad but thankfully, she has lost her post in the most spectacular fashion, and thus my faith in humanity has been rightfully restored. Over the years, I’ve established a certain tone with this blog and I’m not sure how I feel about changing thing up to by writing about more serious topics. Even though some of my TVB reviews do get a little heated at times, they are constructive criticism of something I enjoy, which is watching TV. The transition from that to writing about politics, technology and feminism seems a little jarring next to pictures of vacation-bucketlists, cute animals, and whatever random fancies of the day.
Another thing is, I never realized until recently that this blog has ads since my ad blocker filters out everything. I never wanted ads on my website since it was never my intention to make money off this website — aside from my “ramblings” and reviews, none of the material I post up belongs to me anyway so it feels iffy to make money off material that isn’t even mine. I’m debating whether or not I just buy a domain but that means I’ll also need a good name for it. The problem is, I”m terrible with names and my content is so diverse that I wouldn’t even know what to call it. :s
Anyone got any suggestions?