Eight things I adoted before it became ‘cool’…

  1. Wearing converse all-stars – Yep, you bet, I started wearing cons back when I was in high school (which is a long time ago, seriously) before they took flight after the release of I, Robot and Will Smith gave his cheese ball selling pitch.
  2. Using a white computer – I only just got in, but I had a Mac before every third person at the local Starbucks had one. Although Starbucks are closing in Australia now so I anticipate a downturn in Apple product sales.
  3. Listening to Powderfinger – I once bought two album’s titled “Parables for Wooden Ears” and “Double Allergic” and got called weird by all my friends. Fast-forward to their 1st major release “Internationalist” and everyone is listening.
  4. Google – I used to use Google on a daily basis before Gmail, calendars, online shopping, videos and everything else. In fact, I used to use it when it was only a search engine and only had two buttons on the interface.
  5. Burning CD’s – I started burning CD’s around the time most people I knew were buying CD players. I remember blanks cost around $10 each and I remember hearing things like “CD media won’t ever last, why did you buy a CD burner?”
  6. Blogging – before there were blogging engines, there was notepad. When I was 15 (quite some time ago, as I’ve mentioned) I ran a website which I updated almost daily, manually updating
  7. Hating Big Brother – Just the other day I hear my media queen mother spout “Big Brother has lost it’s appeal.” Newsflash: it never had any. To all the people saddened by the fact it’s the last year: cry me a river, losers!
  8. Mobile Browsing – I began browsing the web back in the days of monochrome dot-matrix on my Nokia 7110. It sure sucked hard, but try and beat that for keen!

Plus there are also a few things I do now that I hope will be cool one day (i.e. watching Star Trek, wokring 60 hour weeks and using stupid phrases like “crap ya later!”)

The photo-a-day experiment!

This morning while I was roaming around flickr.com I noticed a few people have started putting an interesting spin on their photoblogging experience by starting a “photo a day” collection.

“Bonus,” I exclaim as a tiny speck of coffee hits my monitor. Don’t worry, it’s a work computer. “I’ve got a digital camera and two phones, all capable of taking photo thingymabobs, I’m gonna do that!”

So, as of today begins the photo-a-day experiment. 365 photos over 365 days, beginning today. The photo-a-day experiment will be a flickr.com photoset, a tumblr blog and a weekly digest posted to bananas on toast (to save clutter).

There will be photos of me, coffee cups, the occasional small person and some kielbasa sausage. There will be photos of people, places, somethings and nothings. So keep checkin’!