The statement “Apple computers can’t game” baffles me. Lemme break it down…
If people are posting that, and I can see it, it most likely means we’re following each other (or are online “friends”). So, that means they can see what I post. Now, I’m quite obviously an Apple fanboy, a proud one most of my life. So, do these guys think I blog/edit on one computer, and game on another? I mean…I could I guess…but any computer game I’ve ever done has been on either an iMac or MacBook. They’re capable of playing any game that a PC running Windows can. I have Steam, the App Game Store, my GOG account, battle.net, and singular downloads from sites.
Sure I can’t hack into, or mod games, but I’m not that kind of gamer anyway - and Apple has never been for that kind of computist.
On the heels of the announcement that we’ll be getting a new iMac, and after spending a few hours talking to people about Mac’s, I guess I’m just left wondering more about life itself than the actual computers.
Why do we let our personal opinions turn into negative reactions towards things that aren’t negative OR positive…but rather just things. We build this stigma that only exists within ourselves, and then allow it to cloud our judgement of not only a meaningless item, but those who decide “hey, I might like that item”.
Humanity; we’re a fickly, confusing, sluggish bunch. But maybe one day we’ll get there…
Tuesday, October 14th…
Tonight my house is filled with guys from The B. I invited some students down for pizza and alien shootouts. I don’t often breach that wall, and let work spill into my house, but when I get the opportunity it’s golden.
My car also lurched up the driveway and made a gut wrenching halt…so…
I could fix it, and put money into it, with the strong possibility that it’ll be parked for the winter regardless. Or I could leave it, maybe sell it off, and just walk for a while. Saves money, but makes seeing Laur a tad more difficult.
Why am I SO bad at snailmail? It’s actually time consuming NOT sending the pile that has accumulated on my desk over the past two years. I’m dumb.
I surround myself with all kinds of inspirational things, I have to, it’s how I live. I like a crisp house, an organized workspace, and a chaotic desk.
I remember radios always playing in friends homes, newspapers lining coffee tables, notepads spread out under desk lamps.
I want to soak up what I can when I can while I can. Pass it on.
I live in community, I create in solitude.
I use my resources to their full extent, without waste, so as to recycle their use to the next generation.
I surround myself with love and positivity, I have to, it’s the only way I’ll live.
Wednesday, October 8th
:: Two months ago I asked Lauren out. I’m beyond blessed, always feeling lucky.
Today was cool, very meditative. Very much a day of reflecting and catching up with one’s self.
I love inner productivity, and fall asleep eager for tomorrow’s outer productiveness.
Tuesday, October 7th
:: I’ve spent the last two days in the basement of the Quality Inn, at a Mental Health First Aid seminar…
It taught me, tested me, frustrated me, and forced me (to drink a lot of awful coffee). In the end I feel like I’ve been out of the loop; both with the topic, and with society while I was away.
I think I’ll take my time getting into work tomorrow morning. My head hurts, my eyes burn, but mostly there’s that feeling of “I need some me-time”. Lately, my best meditation happens in the AM.
Take time for yourselves, everyone. Or else you’ll eventually be of no use to anyone.
Wednesday | October 1
:: Today I was alone with my creativity…
I sat in my office, frumpy hoodie and cup of coffee, with my soundtrack and my sketchbooks. I worked out ideas of upcoming events. I finalized structure for projects. I learned a lil, and I taught a lil. All from the comfort of my desk - sometimes I really really need days like that.
Where no one randomly shows up (though I love it). Where I don’t get a random assignment that takes me away from my spark of inspiration. 90% of the time I don’t get to truly finalize what I’m working on, because something tugs me away, and then the moment’s lost.
That’s why days like this, days to myself, are cherry pie.
:: I bet ya’ll thought I forgot…
It’s not a matter of not having anything to say. It’s about wanting you to visualize my life for a little bit. It’s about me experiencing things that I don’t want to describe, I want to capture. I want to emulate. I want to share and reinterpret.
The past month has been a roller coaster of epic proportions.
I had kids talk to me about suicide and rape. I enjoyed life with a beautiful woman. I got my feet planted firmly in the ground. I poured hours into Destiny. I started new adventures. I rested from old habits. I made plans and canceled arrangements.
It’s cliche and it’s life and it’s what we’re all going through together.
Lately I’ve been having a peculiar amount of run in’s with businesses dropping the ball when it came to fulfilling their end of whatever service they are/were setup to provide.
For the most part, I’ve learned that when it comes time to contact customer service, you’re most likely going to get jerked around until you either; a) don’t care and give up, b) rage quit, or c) cause such a fit they crumble and give in.
In my head I keep thinking, “why can’t they just do the thing that they say they’re going to do”. It’s like a battery that refuses to charge, a piece of tech that doesn’t do the one thing it was created to do. I understand that sometimes life is hard, there’s challenges, you’re new at something and need time to learn, heck…I’m a prime example of someone that often needs grace to get through a situation…
Not sure where I’m going with this, guess I just have an overwhelming sense of “what’s happening to us” these days. Sheesh that seems overdramatic.
3. R.I.P. Titan [theverge.com]
Blizzard finally announced to Polygon that it’s scrapping it’s newest game project. Part of me is sad, most of me is okay with it. They need to put more focus back into the little nuances of WoW, more content for the Diablo franchise (to keep it going), and updated content on the multiplayer side of Starcraft.
Today Bungie releases Destiny, while Apple hosts it’s latest live event.
At the same time, at work we’ve got a lot of heavy stuff weighing down on us.
This is like, the epitome of “me” right now; putting my geek aside to deal with life. I both love it and hate it. I love that people trust and respect me with issues and situations. I hate that more and more of that lil whimsy in my soul is told to step aside. I can hear my friend Curb saying both “yeah baby get those achievements” AND “time to man up, lace up those boots”…both of which could be references to either side haha!
PS: For the locals reading this…all those dang rumors you’ve been buying into for the last year about Apple, will finally either be confirmed or denied…either way…I’m so happy.