Or better titled as, "Trying to prove this blog isn't buried and forgotten".
I've been MIA for a little over a year now, slaving away on other parts of my life. From my personal writing projects (novellas, short stories, and novels) to trying to figure out what I want to do in my career, I've been far too busy to post regularly on here. But that's kind of the point though, right? This site acts as a sounding board for my random thoughts and interests. In the past, this blog has acted as a home for my thoughts on technology trends and as the vehicle for my experiment into curated news content. I've included posts about life's musings and even dove into brief attempts at drawing comics, which I hope didn't fail too miserably. In the future, who knows what I might put down here...
For now though, I want to share a few of pieces of my work that I still find interesting and somewhat inspired in that weird, "what's wrong with that guy" sort of way.
Another Perspective - I've been watching COSMOS on Netflix recently and it reminded me of this piece. We are so small in the grand scheme of things and sometimes it takes an outside perspective to really make you think about stuff differently. If you haven't seen it yet, catch COSMOS on Netflix Instant now. It's an amazing show.
Clouds - A brief dive into the land of the philosophical. I had these thoughts one day while I was driving to work. A large storm cloud loomed ahead and I remember feeling a sense of worry about the pending storm and how powerless we were to stop its approach. Something clicked and the end result was this mess of thoughts on life.
Your bucket list - A simple graphic I made a while ago and one of the very reasons that I've posted on here again after such a long time. I'm currently going through heavy review of my goals in life and this post still hit strongly right at the heart of it all. Never give up on your dreams even when it may seem that daily life gets in the way of accomplishing them. At some point, you just have to stop trying to fight it and go full-in on whatever you're passionate about. No matter the cost.
Google, our tech Overlords
- I'm a Google fan and I'm sure that some
of my writing really reflects that Google bro-love. This article in particular
discusses Google's possible steps forward in becoming the next major
telecommunications powerhouse. While it is an older post, I feel it
still resonates strongly with the potential direction that Google could
be heading in the future. They have branched out so widely in the last year that
this could be just one small part of a much bigger plan.
5 Reasons to love NFC - I still wholeheartedly believe that NFC is one of those technologies that wasn't fully been given a chance by the mainstream. I blame that largely on two people: Apple and Developers. Apple's refusal to include the NFC technology on their iPhones really hindered the widespread use of it and as a result, no one really dove too heavily into developing new functions for the technology. I've got a laundry list buried somewhere of 10 amazing uses for NFC. Sadly, they will likely never happen since I lack the skills or patience to make them into a reality. I will have to see if I can find it again one day and post it on here. I guess this is a good lesson for me. If anything, it's hard evidence that I'm not right 100% of the time. I think my wife might enjoy my acknowledging that.
Bacon Chicken Narwhal - For some reason, this post is the most popular one I've ever done, still receiving a hundred plus views a day. It was so popular that it was actually featured by McDonalds during a brief social media marketing campaign last year for great inventions with bacon. I won #3 of in the top five countdown. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'm proud of my little baby BCN breaking into the big world of showbiz. Bookings for guest appearances can be made through my twitter feed. It's even more delicious in person!
Obama is an alien! - Back in the heyday of Obama's initial election as POTUS came a slew of ridiculous claims against the legitimacy of the election and his candidacy. One of the most ridiculous was the fact that the prez wasn't even a citizen of the United States. Playing off of the hype, I dug up "evidence" showing that not only was he was not a citizen of the US, but he hadn't even been born on Earth! I wish I could tell you that this was passed around only as obvious satire to the whole debate, but I can't. I actually got a few emails in support of my findings with plenty of Obama bashing.
Pacman's Secret - I have no clue what I was thinking here. Don't ask. Just enjoy.
FaceTime by Apple - Back when FaceTime was first introduced in the iPhone 4, I envisioned a future where the idea of regular face-to-face communication via phone led to some unexpected problems. Guess it hasn't turned out to be as much of a problem as I had initially thought.
Hope you enjoy this brief flashback. In addition to these musings, I've been rereading some of my old articles on Examiner.com about technology trends from 2013. Ah, what interesting times. I really can't believe I've spent the last year working behind the scenes on my fiction writing. I can only hope that time has been well spent and I've grown in my abilities.
To the future now! Wherever that may be...