Not dead & whatnot

Hey so this blog died on its arse a month or so ago, namely because my laptop took the executive decision to no longer turn on. Which was really rather spiffing of it, and due to that harddrive now being out of the picture along with a bunch of stuff I quite needed (definitely not annoyed about that), it’s been a long process to get myself back up and running. What with the total lack of funds at the moment.

But there’s also good news. I finally have a full time job that pays actual money, with enough spare to mean I can start investing in actual technology that isn’t decades old. I’ll also get the sort of routine that’ll allow for blogging in the evenings and posting things I want to write about, which means more content on interesting stuff, reviewing things I want to review, and generally having more fun with this blog than the half-chore it became at times. I’m moving up to Harrogate this month for the job, so there might be some delay in posts & content for June, but do bear with.

This is a long way of saying that the blog will be back up, revived, and probably overhauled over the next couple of months, which I’m really happy about, as well as being excited about doing it.

Right now I’m using a budget laptop running Windows 8.1, an operating system that still feels like it’s in beta given how many programs don’t run or simply crash on the sodding thing. Hell, it failed to install updates because a Microsoft mouse was plugged into the USB port. On that note, I’ve had that mouse for a number of years, and I’ve only ever had issues with it running Windows (notably Windows 7 & 8); it works like a dream on every single linux distro I’ve ever used it on. Which is, I suppose, something to think about.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be getting back to listening to the latest Devin release, Casualties Of Cool. Hint: I’m about half an hour, and already really impressed. It’s a great chilled out, smokey room type affair, perfect for the hot summer days. Now if only I hadn’t lost my sodding hookah…