bradycardia: (Kill You; © domestik_diva)
I don't really read blogs as such any more. Twitter is where it's at these days for I am modern, but yet old.

But this series of blogs blew me away last year.
https://jmunderwood.com

(tw: cancer)

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs

26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Default)
22. The best thing to happen this year

Well, it's only May, so hopefully lots of good things to come (like @gnomeofsol's wedding!!)
But highlights of the year so far are:
Getting to live with V
Ireland passing the recent marriage referendum (by a wide margin!)
Getting the research job I wanted in OLH
Acting up as a consultant/finishing my SpR scheme (12/7/15!)
@lanyon getting her FRCPath

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year

23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
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What do you collect:
Stamps - Specifically first day covers (Both Irish & British)
Bank notes - I try to get a full collection from each country I travel to (Expensive habit!)
Postcards - Somewhat supplanted by the notes these days
Book editions - If I really love a book, I'm likely to have multiple editions, often in different languages
Airplane blankets - I've (mostly) weaned myself off this one!
Maps. When I finally get all the pictures, paintings & posters framed, I should have a world map for every room :)
I'm sure I'll think of more with time...

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?

20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?

31 Day Meme

Jan. 7th, 2015 11:39 am
bradycardia: (Angst; © gnomicons)
So we're well over a year into this 31 Day Meme. But I'm persevering!
18. The meaning behind your blog name
My blog name references my RL name & my profession. bradycardia is a slow heart rate of <60bpm.

(Well that one was easy!)

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name

19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?

30 Day Meme

Nov. 1st, 2013 10:11 pm
bradycardia: (DM)
If I won the lotto...

When I was a child, I used to think I'd like to win £1.5million. In those days at least, you could live on the interest of a million allegedly, and you'd have the half million for a spending spree.

I think you'd need to win a bit more than that these days. And you'd be winning it in euros. But that's the range I'd like. Enough to live on, with a bit over for squandering.
I'd do the usual things. Pay my mortgage, pay my sister's mortgage, cover the children's education for the next 18 years. Maybe upgrade my bookshelves.

I don't think I could give up work completely, but I could definitely cope with giving up the 9-5. I didn't have an answer for this before, but now I do. I'd go to Uganda. I'd work for part of the year. And the rest of the year, I'd spend it travelling or with family. And buying books.

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...

15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
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My earliest memory - I have very few very early memories. Age 6/7 is when they start! So my first school memories are first class (nothing from junior/senior infants) and I don't remember my brothers being babies at all (they are 2 and 4 years younger than me).
So I remember learning to bless myself preparing for first communion, I vomited in class once and got stickers on all my copybooks to make me feel better!
But the one that really stands out (which I can't really date) was subsequent to myself and my brother playing outside on our roller skates. We were having a new gate put in, and we climbed up on some bricks. My brother fell off. The memory starts with my brother, blood running down his face, and me chasing him into the house, followed by standing out in the hall waiting for my Dad to suture Philip's face.
He now has a very fetching scar that crosses his left eyebrow - makes him look quite dashing!

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?

14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Bang; © miss_jaffacake)
In my fridge, eh?
Drinks: Milk, apple juice, Bulmers
Food: GF bread, cheddar cheese, philadelphia, grated cheese, jam x 4, sweetcorn, onions, spreadable butter, pure butter, margarine, breadcrumbs, yogurt, rice puddings x4
Sauces: Oyster Sauce x2, Tabasco, BBQ Sauce x3, Soy sauce, Chilli Bean Sauce, Satay Sauce, Tomato pasta sauce, Pesto, Mango chutney, Massaman Thai paste, Harissa paste, Green seasoning, Red thai curry sauce, thai fish sauce, hot pepper sauce, garlic & ginger paste
Condiments: wholegrain mustard, french mustard, regular mustard, coriander, tomato paste, parsley, maple syrup, golden syrup, lemon juice, sour cream, tomato ketchup x2, mayonnaise x 2

I blame Vikram!

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?

13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Default)
15 favourite things... in no particular order

Books (reading them, holding them, smelling them...)
Trampolining
Friends
My wall to wall bookshelves, with my shelf of fancy editions, and now featuring a German shelf!
Taking photographs
Going to concerts
Cycling round the city
Travelling to far flung places
Long haul flights - the flight itself!
Whedonverse
Penguins
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - books, TV show, radio show, even the movie!
Living in D1/Our apartment
Having a job I get satisfaction from
Vikram's baking

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things

12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Shiny; © liminalliz)
My best feature...
I'm going to go with my eyes. They change colour - brown/hazel alot of the time, but occasionally green. The ratio has changed - when I was younger, they were green most of the time. I'm not sure what significance that might have.

Honourable mention for my hair which used to be incredibly long and dark and thick, and is now still thick but no longer so long and dark and thus less impressive than it was.

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?

11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?

31 Day Meme

Sep. 5th, 2013 10:33 pm
bradycardia: (Default)
My worst habits...

Biting my nails.

Procrastinating.

Chronic lateness.

Not finishing things.

Cursing at V when I'm driving and I get stressed.

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?

10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?

31 Day Meme

Sep. 2nd, 2013 08:45 pm
bradycardia: (Default)
In my handbag:
Generally, my phone, keys (house, bike, car), wallet, driving licence, camera, glasses, sunglasses.
Book or Kindle if I'm going public transport. Work bag also includes hairbrush, bike lights, mini bike pump, work ID and loads of pens.

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?

9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?

31 Day Meme

Sep. 1st, 2013 07:30 pm
bradycardia: (Kill You; © domestik_diva)
Pet hates...
Incorrect grammar. People who think me correcting grammar and spelling is worse than the grammar and spelling being wrong in the first place :p

Mornings.

People invading my personal space.

Broken spines on books.

Being called Bernie.


1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates

8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Fish; © catharin)
My 5 senses... This is a weird question. I'm going to answer it as "what are your 5 senses sensing right now?"

Sight - laptop screen
Hearing - Lou Reed, Satellite of Love
Smell - Fresh paint
Touch - laptop keyboard
Speech - not in use

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now

7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Default)
Day 5 - 10 songs I love right now.

The song titles are links to YouTube videos. Hopefully.

Azonto - Fuse ODG & Tiffany (Because how could you not dance!)

Maniac 2000 - Mark McCabe (I was at a hen recently, ok!)

Coconut Tree - Mohombi & Nicole Scherzinger (Really just a representative for all the music I started listening to in Uganda. Dancing in Bubbles. And Heat. And Timelezz... )

One By One - Laza Morgan & Mavado (For Jen. It's a grower! It got us up - and down - so many mountains.)

Bad Reputation - Joan Jett (Helped by repeat Easy A viewings)

Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands - Elliott Smith (In honour of his 10th anniversary)

We Are Young - Fun (No matter how many times Rayan played it on my phone in Kampala, it never got old)

Meet You at the Moon - Imelda May (The song for when I was homesick)

Star Star - The Frames (Now, and always. And yet, I didn't know there was an official video before today!)

Rocky Took a Lover - Bell X1 (It's been my ringtone for 4 phones now. That's commitment!)

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now

6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
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Day 4 - What am I afraid of?
Dogs. Front somersaults.
Less prosaically, I'm afraid of not being good enough. Of failing. Of not living up to "my potential", whatever that is.

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?

5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (Food and Water; © eternalphoenix_)
No 3 - My favourite quote:

I'm going to go with a line spoken by Hipolito, in the movie "Amélie", by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Life is but a draft, a long rehearsal for a show that will never play

Although this is the one I have on my desktop every day -
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark
It's by Barbara Hall. The internet seems confused whether this is the ex-governor of Toronto, or the screenwriter of the TV show Northern Exposure...

1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote

4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?
bradycardia: (DM)
This is gonna take me way longer than 31 days to complete!

Anyway, 20 facts about me.

1. I'm a trampoline coach
2. I went to boarding school for 6 years
3. I look really young - leaving cert results came out yesterday - someone thought I was a leaving cert student. (For ref: I did my leaving cert 13 years ago)
4. I feel like a badass when I cycle round the city.
5. Less so on days like today when someone is killed while cycling my route to my next job.
6. I'm just home from living in Uganda for 9 months.
7. Although I'm glad to be home, I miss Uganda.
8. I procrastinate.
9. The most unusual place I've travelled to was Mongolia.
10. The countries I felt I could settle down in were New Zealand and Uganda.
11. I can't stand when people use the verb "to do" when referring to a place. (e.g. "I've done Sydney".)
12. I worship at the twin altars of Joss Whedon and Douglas Adams. Neil Gaiman is a high priest.
13. I have multiple versions of multiple books. Pretty books matter.
14. My favourite book is The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
15. I have 5 paper versions of the books, 2 books of radio scripts, 2 audiobook versions, the TV series DVD, the movie DVD and the complete radio series on CD of HHGTTG. I regret nothing.
16. I ran a marathon in 2010. It took me 5hours 20mins.
17. I run because I feel less guilty afterwards, not because I enjoy it.
18. I am debating running the Dublin marathon again this year, just because people have asked me if I am, and I feel like I'm conceding defeat if I say no.
19. I'm getting married in 8 months.
20. I'm obsessed with my birthday.
bradycardia: (Default)
In a bid to reintroduce myself to journalling, I'm stealing [personal profile] applegnat's meme of 31 questions for 31 days...

Is it cheating if I use the intro from my journal bio?
Well, I'm doing it anyway!

I'm 31, Irish, a doctor... "I'm not crazy, just a little bit odd" Have parents, siblings of both sexes, a niece, a nephew and a fiancé.

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1. Introduction and recent photo
2. 20 facts about you
3. Your favorite quote
4. What are you afraid of?
5. 10 songs you love right now
6. Your 5 senses right now
7. Your pet hates
8. What's in your handbag?
9. What are your worst habits?
10. What's your best physical feature?
11. List 15 of your favorite things
12. What's inside your fridge?
13. What is your earliest memory?
14. If you won the lottery...
15. Timeline of your day
16. What's at the top of your bucket list?
17. What is your most proud moment?
18. The meaning behind your blog name
19. What do you collect?
20. A difficult time in your life
21. Your 10 favorite foods
22. The best thing to happen this year
23. Your dream job
24. Your favorite childhood book
25. Your 5 favorite blogs
26. An old photo of you
27. Post your favorite recipe
28. What are you looking forward to?
29. Where have you travelled?
30. What's in your makeup bag?
31. Why do you blog?

Uganda

Oct. 17th, 2012 11:42 pm
bradycardia: (Default)
It's late o'clock here and the alarm goes off far too early in the morning.

But I'm in Kampala. I'm settling in well. Work is interesting and I'm trying to make the most of being in Kampala before I head off to Mbarara.

I have phone and internet now.

And a fuller update will follow, hopefully by the weekend!
bradycardia: (Default)
I am foolish. I asked for an apple tv for Christmas because it looked pretty and sounded cool without fully investigating what it did. I think I assumed it could do something akin to streaming my desktop onto the telly.
What it does is connect my iTunes to the TV. So I can play music on the TV. Not worth a new device.
Since iTunes can't play DVDs and the apple TV can't see the Mac DVD player, DVDs are out.
And it can only do files converted to the apple format and imported into iTunes. So that's my 50GB of movies and 250GB of TV out then, unless I spend the time and computer energy converting each individual file.

I spent yesterday till 2am trying to make it useful for me. I discovered some very clever people who had found legal ways to do these things without jailbreaking the apple TV. I used the Terminal function on macbook for the first time. And then I realised that in the latest OS upgrade, apple had removed a specific component that allowed these things to work.

So, defeated, we bought a DVD player today. it was €35 and it has a USB drive so if I want to play .avi files, I just need to copy them to a memory stick (which takes about 1/6 of the time it takes to convert a file).
And I did download Handbrake for file conversions. Because my spirit was broken.

On the plus side, it looks pretty. And I made a pretty screensaver. So well worth the money :P

Ok, rant over.

Today was my last day in St. Luke's. Last day in Crumlin tomorrow. And then last days of my MSc lectures on Friday and Saturday. Lots of lasts for the first week of January.
New job next Monday.
Had friends over to watch Being Human and Misfits this evening on our new giant TV which is approximately 3 times the size of our last TV (which had an integrated DVD player, thus us not owning one before).
(We are way behind - watching season 3 of Being Human and season 2 of Misfits right now).

Sherlock was pretty good on Sunday.

Why no, I don't have anything interesting to say! I'll be quiet now...

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