Late October is shaping up to be another wack-a-pants. What is it with Octobers? They’re the histrionic member of the Months, the shrill one with the violin lessons.
Obama and I, we both see the finish line faintly through the fog. He’s got one more guy to beat, where I’ve calculated I’ve got five. I’ve got a job interview and I think there were six time slots available, so that means 94 Agent Smiths punched out so far. Unlike Obama I’m not going to broadcast ambivalence to the entire planet. I mean, what the hell was he thinking? Fight for it, damnit. That way you lose with your head high.
I’m cleaning out my office and hauling home the piles of crap that have built up since 2008. It’s a time capsule, you pull objects out of boxes and they remind you of before you had 17 tutorials to manage every week. The best thing for a fulcrum moment is to spend a little time with yourself, who you were – and could be. Say, “I am not my job”. Like most dorks I collect a lot of toys, each has a story – like my old man’s slide rule which I learned how to use in my teens back when the idea of a personal computer was like owning a space station. Feels good to slide it around and calculate that 7 divided by 3 is something I can’t see without my glasses. Mnemonics make your whole timeline accessible.
God I own a stupid amount of gadgets. They are all beautiful.
The day before Halloween the press embargo lifts on the latest escapade. It’s not very hard to work out what’s coming seeing as I have images up but the details are kind of juicy … and already causing some trouble. Press embargoes are serious business, you fire off too early and the PR people come and burn down your cat. 11 days of stumm and then I have an awful lot of explaining to do.
What else? Well the trouble with YouTube may be solved. You may recall that an American distributor was under the impression that they had the right to my music downloads (and thus YouTube videos). The way to solve this was to disconnect CD rights from downloads, that apparently is done and I am tentatively putting things back. Any sign that I’m being monetised and shit will break out again. Let us try.
But if you are going to watch YouTube then watch this: