+1 HP – Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

I believe a New Year’s Resolution is a bit like an impulse buy. As you near the cash register, you happen by a plethora of cheap and not-so-accidentally placed items that are cheap and intended to make you buy on impulse (i.e. without thinking).

Like the last few steps of a shopping trip (literally if you read magazine covers), an array of options and ideas for New Year’s resolutions spring up before you at the end of the year from magazines, blogs, friends, etc. Thus, people pick up a few goals before they check-out of 2012 and head into 2013 with a few pounds of fail they didn’t actually need.

So, I should just forget trying to improve? No, not at all. Continue reading

I almost wrote a blog post today!

This isn’t a post, it’s just almost a post. I meant to write one, but I forgot what I was going to write about after being interrupted by a phone call. So, here’s a short post, for the sake of myself and anyone reading to say I haven’t abandoned my blog. I actually look at it all the time, and think ‘hmmm, what can I write about today?’

I’ve been pretty busy with other stuff, and when I think of something I want to write about, I usually forget by the time I get to a place where I could write about it. This tells me two things. One, I need to write things down when I think of them; and two, it might not have been worth commenting on if it wasn’t compelling enough to remember… maybe.

However, this blog is the underscore, so I don’t really write about things going on in the forefront of my world, right? When I find something that’s really worth talking about, it goes to my film work… theoretically that’s how this works.

So, I do have some random and generally unrelated stuff going on that I intend to write about later…

I’ve been working with maps and cartography a bit insofar as it serves to help me develop a story I’ve been working on. I’ve learned some neat tricks in Photoshop. Then, to give back to the community and play with some other video and 3d software, I decided to make a YouTube tutorial about the map style, and it’s fairly epic as far as tutorials goes. It will be a seven part, almost two hour long Photoshop tutorial. I’ll post that when it’s done and online.

I’ve been trying to create a new desk for my workstation. Then, I decided I’d build stands for the monitors and speakers and just have a simple small desk. Now, I fear the stands would look ugly, so I’m tempted to go back to a large desktop build… except I don’t want to pay for any of it! And rinse… repeat. I’m pretty sure I’m sticking with the ‘stands’ route, but I’m still working on a way to not make it look bad. I’ve been almost to a decision for like a year now, and I’ll post about that when I figure it out!

Until next time…