Sunday, November 26, 2006

Hectic

Run, rabbit, run
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Dont sit down, its time to dig another one
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

1st Blogoversary

Last Sunday was this blog's blogoversary. Another interesting thing is that this is the 5000th visit to this blog in order for me to write this post. Too much numbers for a single post, no pun intended.

I hope that I have achieved my primary goals from since i created the blog. Most importantly, it is of imperative use and somehow personal interest for me to look back at all these entries and try to pinpoint them to all my life experiences during the past year! Check out also the gallery on the right hand side. It is also one year old :)

During this year I have had many readers and of particular interest I would like to thank a particular blogger, Maressa , for her support in this project. Now it is time to update yours as well!

Coding my new desktop

I spent the whole afternoon coding my Linux box to achieve a very superb desktop...Ladies and gents, admire my fully customized desktop.












Check out the system monitor, transparent taskbar, calendar and yes, a Maltese weather forecast :)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Two Octave Major scale

I feel that this excercise is going to open me doors with many possibilities in my bass playing...














Sunday, November 12, 2006

Silly but dangerous incident

This afternoon I decided to take a little ride with the motorcycle across the neighbourhood. I opened the garage door, wore the bike helmet, took the motorcycle outside the garage (kept it on to warm the engine) and headed back inside the garage to close the doors from the inside. Destiny wanted me to remove my helmet before i closed the door - I close the door, slightly slamming it, and POOM...A piece of the rooftop fell on my head, causing me a 10 second concussion and a minor head injury. Wasn't really terrified of the bleeding, however I panicked since I had left the mobile phone at home (which was like one hundred metres away from the garage), noone in the neighbourhood, ruins from the rooftop which dispersed all over the garage entrance impeded me to take the bike (now in the centre of the road) back inside, and a bloody nausea. I realized that the wound was deep and the bleeding didn't cease, in fact I was already counting the stitches to be done :)

To cut it short, i managed to be in contact with my father who brought some first aid stuff with him, and I was back home in around an hour later the incident occured. Needless to say, since me and my father shared the garage, he appreciated that he could have been the victim in place. I on the other hand appreciated that if the stone block feel one inch apart from the forehead, it would have landed on my temples and God knows what would have been the result.

This incident really reminded me of a story I've read about this person (I think he was a priest or some minister) who was told by a clairevoyant that he will die of a head injury when something from the roof will fall on his head. He eventually will wear a helmet at all times. This was so for several years. One particular day he removed the helmet for a few seconds to scratch his head, and a stone chip fell on his temple, killing him...hehe...ok it wasn't that funny.

Moral of the story - incidents may occur in very twisted ways.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Another interesting day

Today was my last working day at ACME Inc. I will begin my new work at ABC Ltd. in 1.5 weeks time. Until then, I will try to have one of those big breaks away from the mobile phone (hurray not more on call).

The highlight was in the afternoon when i passed the ADT Motorcycle Theory test.

I defeated G.A.S.!!

I managed to defeat my Gear Acquisition Syndrome which hit me last week and continued to torture me until yesterday. For the non-musicians, you have GAS when you want to buy a new musical instrument, in my case a new bass guitar. Do not mistake it with ebay addiction although the difference between the two can be a very fine line. This means that I'm still Lm150 above, and I still adore my Musicman.

Spoiler: I have a new toy for the musicman...Hopefully will be ready by mid-November. Details coming soon.