Happy 26th Ry! Keep it bengin’…
Memos from October 2005
I’ll be somewhat on a hiatus with blog entries till November. Its not that long so don’t worry (be happy). I need to take sometime off to try and finish the frontend of this site, as well as start some other projects currently in the back-burner.
Oh yah, just FYI… I’ll be down in SoCal for sure 11/23–11/28 and 12/23–1/2/06. “Excuse me… Could you pencil me in?” =)
The iPod 5G (aka. Video) is suppose to drop in stores this week. What the heck was Apple thinking by doing this? I mean come on, it hasn’t even been a year since the iPod Nanos dropped, and here its—the new 5G!
Besides that, I am wondering whether upgrading to a 30GB 5G is even worth it and a smarth move. The pros that I see with the 5G over my Photo would probably be:
- the video of course!
- lighter and smaller form factor
- sleeker design
And the cons would be:
- the price difference I’ll need to cover when I upgrade
- time it’ll take me to re-organize and synch with the new iPod and my PC
- the money I need to spend in terms of accessories for it (i.e. cover, fm transmitter, etc.)
- accessories that used the top-connector would be absolete with it
I guess one major factor that needs to be addressed would be, “will I even enjoy watching a movie for 1–3 hours on a 2.5‑inch, 320 x 240 pixel display?” Right now, I don’t think so. Just imagine holding your iPod and having it in a comfortable position were your neck won’t be sore after watching a movie. I just can not see any scenarios right now were this would be beneficial.
Besides, I just freaking went eBay crazy these past couple of days. They were mostly sporting good purchases consisting of the following:
- Columbia 300 Ricochet Rebound Bowling Ball (14lbs. 3oz.)
- Mizuno Crush 2 Baseball Bat (34 inches, 27 ounces)
- Knobcuffs (for my bats)
Not to mention, I’m looking into investing into some serious glass for my photography addiction. Alas, technology… it gets better by the minute. I just hope people do as well.
Fleet Week 2005
* note: more pics later this week from USCGC Morgenthau Cruise on Monday, 10/10
Passion and Determination
What is your passion? Do you even have it in you? Do you know what it means?
passion: a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.
Passion, a powerful emotion. It can be positive, as well as negative. It’s a part of all of us. It drives us to accomplish things we think we never would. It… drives us.
Passion, it has been a recurring entity around me lately. It got me playing 8 hours of softball during the weekend, only to end up w/ a jammed wrist. Nothing serious, just a sprain (I think). It got me burning the midnight oil till 3am, to finish things for work. Which is never-ending btw, but always rewarding and a great learning experience day-in, day-out. Bottom-line, it makes us as well.
Passion, we need to have it. We need it to get us through our 9‑to‑5. We need it to make our visions of grandeur come true. We… have it.
We have it in each breathe we take. We have it when we wake up in the morning and sleep at night. We have it when we talk, and do our walk. We have it, but how can we make it visible enough for us to see and feel?
Its determination. Determination to have passion in order to achieve what we love to do. It’s the key which will unlock our drive to do things; to do them the best we can. Whether it be being our own boss, to starting something that has never been done before but has been around for the taking, determination is the high-octane fuel that will turn a beast like passion make the impossible reality.
So whether it’s surviving a week of work, or reaching for the stars, have passion and determination. Be determinate to finish something you have started. Be passionate in all the things that you do. As those great things make a person great. And if you can’t seem to find them, look at a mirror. They’re there all a long.