Pressing Pause

On Hiatus

The last few months have been quite hard to get through. Truth be told, I’m not sure I’d be writing this blog post if it weren’t for Nozomi being the puppy she is. Dogs are wonderful companions, and I’d encourage anyone and everyone that can look after a canine to do so. Sure, some people aren’t dog people, and this is what I thought about myself a few years ago, too. That said, sometimes bonds can form in the most unlikely combinations. This post isn’t really about Nozomi, though. This post is about the creative projects that I’ve been trying so hard to complete …

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Nozomi’s Nook

The Workspace

When people would ask me what I wanted to do with my life in the early 2000s, I would often talk about opening a café where people could come and use some really fast Internet, do some work, and enjoy some really good coffee. The thinking was that if I were to make a place like this, then I could have (what appeared to be) a simple job making coffee and serving high-calorie treats to people 30% of the time, and doing whatever on the computer 70% of the time. Since it would be my business, I wouldn’t have to worry about “the boss” getting upset because I’m on the computer all the time, either. As time went on, this idea continued to fester. Now in 2015, it sounds like a plausible solution to a number of issues that I’ve run into over my short time on Earth.

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Time for Another Trek

USS Ares

On May 13th, 2005 the last new episode of Star Trek aired on TV. Almost a decade has passed, and the fans — particularly this one — are ready for another story. The desire for some new Star Trek was rekindled last July when I learned about Axanar, a project that has seen wild success on KickStarter to create a fan-made show based on the story of Garth of Izar and his battle against the Klingons at Axanar. The 20-minute prelude to the story sends shivers down my spine every time I watch it because it’s just so good … I’d like to see more.

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What’s a Tablet For?

Touching the Glow

For what seems like years, people have asked me whether I have a tablet or not and what I use it for. Despite having access to a very locked-down iPad Air at work, I cannot for the life of me find a use for it outside of the classroom. These thin technological wonders clearly serve a purpose for millions around the world, though, so I am curious as heck to know how people use them.

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Words Mean Things

Happiness

The last few months have been pretty rough and, as a result, I’ve been much more prone to negativity and saying horribly inaccurate, gross generalisations that lead to no good and only upset the people who have legitimately tried to help. Words mean things. This is something that I can forget when expressing frustrations. If any of my inconsiderate words have upset you, I am genuinely sorry. What good can come from being angry all the time?

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