of bits

My good self seems to be returning at a rapid rate. The downside of working from home is that I am always home in the company of myself. With that said, I have a busy weekend ahead with various friends and looking happily to an influx of friends for a conference in February. While my life picks up, news from Queensland continues to sadden though all my friends there are doing ok, though it was scary for a while for one.

As part of my attempt to reconnect with the world, I joined the #dailyimage2011 group and will try and post a photo a day that features some aspect of me. Been fun so far and folk have been able to chart my changing moods.

One of the things I had hoped to do over my christmas break was add lots of my books to my LibraryThing account. Alas, all my time was taken by things beyond my control though all were very, very necessary. The good news is I finally have ADSL2 and a wireless modem which means very fast internet and lots of it, from any device anywhere in my flat. This means I will be able to connect my barcode reader (cuecat) to my Asus 901 Eee and wander the shelves scanning as I go, directly into LibraryThing. A project for January methinks.

I haven’t read a book in over a month…my head has not been in the right sort of space. That space is returning and I have lots of books waiting. I have at least managed to stop buying at least…for now. There are always temptations, and the strength of the aussie dollar against just about everything only frustrates the desire further. Not to mention my strata and bills all fall due in the next few weeks…my quarterly pain…I should investigate the possibility of staggering them across the 3 months…or learn how to budget effectively…ooh shiny thing!

One of the tasks over the break was to move everything out of my mother’s house…and there are now lots of boxes at my place. I managed to rearrange boxes so that I could squeeze my car into its parking spot…just. My study where I spend most of my time (all my computer gear including 22″ widescreen monitor is there – wifi is potentially lovely but 22″ screens ain’t particularly portable) is awash with books. I think I need to rearrange things to regain a better space. I have half a dozen boxes in my bath and there’s the potential to add a lot more with a bit of rearranging. I also have a 66cm WS TV (old, heavy style but bloody good picture and sound that I may need to find an alternate home for) – a friend gave me their old 81cm WS LCD which better suits the space and I am already appreciating the bigger picture. The 66cm though better, looked tiny in my lounge space.

Life is about space: finding space, creating space, rearranging space, me sized spaces.

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