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AABA and The Blues

AABA? Over the past few months I’ve been watching, rather religiously, Brentalfloss’ Lyrics 101 series. Although, I haven’t taken part in the assignments directly, I’ve been using these amazing videos to enhance my own writing skills. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s an embed for the Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

A Boring Post

St. Patrick’s Day Today is an international holiday of sorts. That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. A day to celebrate the birth of a man who was incarcerated in Whales for a long time, then travelled to Ireland to spread a religion that would, eventually, tear the country apart. So, Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

Supposed Recent Flagelation Monkey

Recently Over the past week or so I’ve been reading a story written by a friend of mine. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. It’s a really good piece of fiction set in the Star Wars universe, shortly after the battle of Hoth. It follows a small band of survivors Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

A Short Update

Just a short selection of updates from me, today. Mainly because I’m still finishing off editing a long post. Literature So, I’m getting on very well with my Kindle. I’m yet to find an eBook file format that it can’t handle. Comic books aren’t that clear, but that’s down to Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

Books, Books, and More Books

Anyone who has been keeping up with my twitter feed of late knows that I’ve been looking at the latest models of eBook Readers recently. I’ve been focusing on the two main competitors: The Amazon Kindle, and the Sony Reader. I’d decided that I would get an eBook Reader for Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

臆病 or “Cowardice”

The Buddhist priest Tetsugyu (not sure on the Chinese characters that spell his name, as I could only find this story in English) once said of Buddhism and cowardice: The Chinese character for “cowardice” [臆病  read おくびょう or Okubyõ] is made by adding the character for “illness” [病 read びょう or byõ] Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

The Way

Although seemingly going against almost everything I believe in, I thought that I’d share this story with you. It seems that, over 400 years ago, a retainer of Matsudaira Sagami no kami had taken a trip to Kyoto. Whilst there he’d heard that some of his lord’s men where involved Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Creativity

Oblivion

I’ll leave you all with this, just before I get an extremely early night:   Oblivion Barely seconds away, I feel the icy pull, Elevating me. Slumber As I pass into the depth, I feel nothing but peace, Soon it will all be over. Breathless My heart pumps hard, My Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

A New Year, new goals and a new PSU

Welcome back Firstly, I hope that your end of year celebrations (both festive and annual) went well. Secondly, yes, my self imposed social networking exile is over. Which means, I’ll be lost in a deluge of twitter posts and facebook messages for the next few months, trying to catch up; Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

The problem with ISPs

My major problem with ISPs – well I say “ISP”, what I actually mean is “Monopolised Telecommunications Network”, but that’s a bit of a mouthful – is that they can let you down when you need them the most. My ISP (Internet Service Provider, for those who don’t know) has Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago