Wednesday, September 25, 2013

iOS 7

Put it on the work phone and actually like most of the look and feel of it. Still getting use to the new stuff as I updated last night after work gave the to ahead.

I honestly did my best to not follow all the news about it on the net as most of the time it was people bitching about how they hated it.

I think the only thing I have not liked in it is the new "egg timer" graphic for apps that are updating. I'd rather have the thermometer back as I group my apps in collections and the new "egg timer" block the whole collection and is not very visable. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Memories from Youth

I am sitting here at work and have my iPod going on shuffle when "Treason" by Naked Raygun comes on.

Now I have not heard this song in years (thank you iPod Shuffle for not being truly random and plying the same 20 songs over and over out of the 3500+ in my collection....but I digress) and it reminded me when I was younger on how I joined a church because of a girl*.

Now the song did not remind me of the girl specifically and there was no "treason" done by her or me.

What makes this song special is that at this church there was a festival week where they asked some of us youth to perform on stage for people visiting the festival on youth night. My friend Justin (who was already in a band at the time) and I agreed to do sing two songs for the festival with a "house" band. We both did "edited" Naked Raygun songs. By edited I mean I tweaked a line or two in the lyrics to make them more Christian because the church was a small "Born Again" Evangelical church. Justin sung the edited version of "Treason" and I sung the edited version of "Understand?". It was fun and the the people like what we did.

I think that was the only time outside of Teaching Japanese and Basic Web Development for work where I wasn't paralyzingly frightened of being in front of people.

Just thought I'd share.

Thanks for reading

*We never dated she liked someone else and I was always "friend-zoned".... story of my High School Dating career LOL.