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My Bad Habit

I have a habit is a bit good, but probably mostly bad.

I like to reasearch stuff.

Usually whatever happens to pop into my brain at the moment. I could spend 45 minutes or more looking up hot shoe cords for a camera flash. If there weren’t so many options and opinions, my research wouldn’t take so long.

The main problem is I have to much crap popping into my brain all the time. I try to write shit down and get out of my brain, ala GTD, but I usually end up writing a lot of stuff down and then not getting to it later.

I spend way to much time trying to streamline my thought processes. How can I use technology to my advantage. It usually winds up taking more time figuring out how to make things easier and never really cutting down the time is spend looking stuff up.

I really need to focus on Getting Things Done at home. And figuring out how to make technology work for me.

Lets get this Focus thing take care of

Well not to sound like a broken record, but it’s time to focus.

I need to just figure out what I want to do first and just friggin do it.

  • I like to take pictures.
  • I need to work out.
  • I want to write more.
  • I want to draw more.
  • I want to learn the guitar.
  • I need to finish things around the house.
  • I have daily things that need to get done at home.
  • I want to play video games.
  • I want to be creative.

I finished my first camera flash mod, so one of the things I needed to start experimenting more with photography is done. So I guess I should start taking more pictures first. I want to purchase more flashes to mod, for even more experimenting.

But should I just be content with on flash?

I have the Tough Mudder comming up in April, that I need to do more training for. I don’t want to get my ass kicked to much, so I need to start fitting that in more regularly. Also so I can live a longer , healtier life.

Writing I can get done just about any time, I just have to Friggin do it.

Drawing I can do on my iPad or sketch book, also just about any time.

House work, that shit just needs to get done.

Finishing house projects, I need to set some time everycouple days to get that gone.

Sadly everything else is just going to have to wait. I wish there were more hours in the day, but that ain’t going to happen.

So Much Hacking So Little Time

It’s very diffucult to have so many ideas floating in my head and finding the time to do any of them.

I could come up with as many excuses as the next person on why I don’t have the time. Family, Work, Home ownership and having a little bit of down time before bed pretty much take up the entire week day. Weekends are pretty much the same, but with out the “work” part.

There are things I’ve literally wanted to do for years. Build a diy projector, create junk bots, write some short stories, learn the guitar, become a better artist, take more pictures, camera hacking.

I think it’s time to prioritize some of these things.

First thing publish this post that’s been setting in progress for 3 days and get some shit organized.

Finish the bathroom remodel this week and the GSD (Get Shit Done)

Force Myself to Write Something

Writing has always been a struggle for me. I pour over every word, reading it back to myself. I take way to long to from a sentence before I actually type the words. I constantly go back an delete and rewrite, before I even finish a complete thought.

Maybe because my mind is always wandering from one thing to another, my ability to stick to one thought long enough to write in down is my problem?

Most of my writing turns into some sort of stream of consciousness, that I need to read three times over for it to make sence.

I guess what I’m trying to do here is write more often, so that I can get better and more confident at it.

22 Months Later

I have been doing nothing special for the last 22 months since my last post.

Pretty sad.

I have decided to start blogging again. I was never much of a blogger to begin with, but I some how think that I have drive and focus now. More things to talk about. We’ll see who listens.

What’s going on here.

There really isn’t a whole lot going on here. I haven’t posted in a while and I really need to find the time to. I like to have stuff out there for anyone to read and even possibly enjoy. I’ve had some crap on my mind lately that keeps me from using my limited free time here. My job is in potential jeopardy , I work at a newspaper. Cuts all over the place and no one knows were the next axe will fall.

I have been given a computer by a co-worker that I have some ideas kicking around. I want to get into some linux and Ubuntu seems like the obvious choice for the newbie. It has integrated graphics and no possability of upgrading it. The main things I would like to use it for is a media PC. I can’t use it to record an incomming TV signal, but using BitTorrent as a downloader and using it as a delayed media center sounds perfect. If I can find a cheap wireless keyboard and mouse the wife might actually go for it. Having a nice rom collection and using all the available emulators is a no brainer for me. Getting my music collection onto it and having Pandora available would be friggin awsome.

Which would get me motivated to build the speakers that I’ve always wanted to try. If this all happens I will try my best to keep some nice documentation here for all to enjoy.

If anyone knows of a cheap (I mean really cheap) way to convert a VGA signal to something my not-so-new TV can handle please comment here.

Thanks