In 2017, I only had one New Year’s resolution: to document a highlight for each and every day that year. Not only did I managed to keep the resolution, I’m still doing it to this day, and I can’t see myself ever stopping!
For the last couple of months, I’ve been wanting to post a blog post again. But one thing or another has stopped me: I can’t find the time; I can’t find the words; I can’t find the motivation. All that aside, I’m here just to let you know I’m going to be back, with a vengeance.
For almost exactly two years now, I’ve been contemplating a deceptively simple question: “Why do you call yourself ‘Nitemice’? Why don’t you use your real name?” I was asked these questions by a person I met at a party once, when I told them about my blog. And I couldn’t give them an answer. But after two years, almost to the day, of consideration and ponderment, I finally have an answer for them. Continue Reading
For the last few years around Australia Day, I’ve liked writing something a bit sentimental and it was Australia Day a few days ago, so here’s what I have this year.
Late last year, I was in a bit of a state of despair. I was feeling run down, under a bit of (somewhat self-inflicted) pressure at work, and just generally unhappy. So I did the one thing I knew would bring me back to life: I reached out to a friend.
If you’ve read my 2013 blog ‘Why did you grow a beard?’, you’ll know that 30 months ago, after only six months of growth, I got this close || to shaving my beard all off. And yet, somehow, here I sit telling you that, miraculously I have reached my three-year beard-iversary (beard anniversary). So how the heck did it happen? Continue Reading
If I’m being perfectly honest, I haven’t played saxophone in over a year. Or at least, that was the case until a few weeks ago.
If you’ve ever encountered an issue that has had you in a tailspin for ages, only to find that the solution was something you never would have guessed, then maybe you’ve been looking at the problem wrong. Maybe, the problem isn’t the problem at all…
As I write this now, I’m already keenly aware that the number of people who will read this is going to be tiny. Much less even is the number of people who will actually read this post all the way to the end. And yet, I’m somehow not deterred. I’m still determined to post. So why do I even bother?
As a tech-head and hacking culture enthusiast, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for Watch_Dogs ever since I heard the concept: a sandbox Chicago where you play as a hacker who leverages the world around him with his hacking skills. However, when Ubisoft released the system requirement for it, I realised I would be waiting a bit longer if I wanted to actually play it. So I made it my mission to find a bunch of games that I could play without upgrading my PC that would give me some of that Watch_Dogs experience.
As a Facebook user, I’m pretty sick of Facebook trying to reinvigorate itself by expanding into every possible facet of my life. If they had it their way, every moment of my life (waking or otherwise) would be spent, not just on, but through Facebook. But that’s not how I want to play it. Facebook serves a very specific, finite function in my life, and that’s how I want it to stay.