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Today’s Random Track

I’m enjoying this Ska track from Mad Caddies, thought maybe you would too …

Hopped up on Cough Medicine

I’ve had this little small annoying problem with my throat recently where swallowing pills is harder than it really should be. I figured it was probably just a cold so I let it go for 5-6 weeks but then I decided “hmmm, maybe I should see someone”.

Well I took the first step and setup a meeting and immediately was hit by a whopper of a cold. Bloody jesus I wouldn’t wish this on my own enemies. Sore throat, ear ache, hot and cold spells, soreness and tiredness throughout my body.

The only silver lining is cough drops and syrup are my friends. And I’ve been hanging out with my friends … well … a lot.

I Can’t Multitask

I guess I’ve know it for a long time. Doesn’t stop me from trying. Doesn’t stop me from thinking “maybe I can now?” But the truth be told I can’t multitask and I will never be able to.

What a shame. I mean I guess I’m not alone. In fact I also sometimes wonder if anyone can multi-task. Really. I don’t just mean they’re able to utter the words “yeah sure, i can multi-task” with that annoyingly smug expression all over their face. I mean actually be able to do TWO things concurrently.

Well I guess my wife gives makes me believe that, indeed, some lucky bastards (or amazing and always lovely people like my wife), can multi-task at some nominal level. Well congratuations you pompous, arrogant bastards. Maybe you can listen to the podcasts I never have time to listen to and summarize them for me? I mean with all those extra cycles freed up surely you must be looking for charitable channels for you give to? I’ve got some more ideas if you’re receptive.

Well until my next delusional fantasy interrupts, I’ll stop writing this blog post so I can so something else in serial.

Cheap = Shit

I bought an Android tablet on Amazon two days ago for £37. Yesterday it arrived. Here’s what the write up on Amazon said:

Ultrafast and Fluid Performance: Featuring the incredibly powerful A33 Quad Core chip, this Y88X Plus model delivers ultrafast multitasking speed and rivals many 7 inch tablets.

Let me assure you that is a very optimistic review. I bet that reviewer could look at a completely empty glass and claim it full. It’s amazing to me that four cores could operate so slowly but I guess it’s the age-old proposition that 4 x 0 still equals 0.

Admittedly I really didn’t need this tablet and now having it I’m wondering if maybe I should find a charity to give it to. I might keep it around to test what the “have nots” are using but otherwise it serves no function next to my 2 year old Samsung Tab 8″ which is very attractive, very fast, and while admonished to only 4.x Android it is still a good representation of the Android OS.

Dragonfly Red DAC

A few years ago I bought a FiiO DAC (digital-to-analog converter) for my desktop soundsystem and was blown away by the quality improvement. A year ago I bought the Dragonfly DOC 1.2 which was for my laptop. It was tiny and awesome. Sometime a few months after purchasing it I realised that it was actually far better than my super-sized FiiO. Wow.

Well today, i’m happy to say i’m moving the Dragonfly 1.2 to my desktop and have bought the Dragonfly Red for my laptop (which can be used in both IOS and OSX).