Quick entry, just to let everyone know what I’ve been doing. (Because clearly, you don’t get enough of that from my .) June has been insufferably eventful, perhaps more so than previous months because I can’t seem to focus on any one thing and have been pirouetting ungracefully between Client Work, Company Work, Hobby Work and Beer for most of this period.
I brought back Highfiber.org two weeks ago, and earlier today I overhauled most of the layouts on Octales.com. Over the past two weeks, syndeo::media has bought a whole mess of new machines too – 2 Macbooks and 2 Macbook Pro’s – so there’s been a lot of installin’ and configurin’ going on. This is particularly impressive when you consider that I bought the 4 machines from 3 different dealers, each in a different city. We’ll probably be selling our old ones pretty soon, but at the moment the machines outnumber the humans two to one. Oh, and Tim joined us formally two weeks ago too, so we’re now 8 people total. Tim’s not a machine, btw. (I’ll resist the obvious introvert-programmer joke here.)
Earlier in the month, I spent some time learning how to deal with the effects of Tanduay Rhum, which is information that I hope to never use again. I also learned a little about Domain Keys, SPF, and ImageMagick, and captured and edited my very first videocast with ScreenFlow. None of those things had anything to do with rhum though. (The final screenflow video was posted on Youtube. I’m not linking to it formally because it was meant to be an Octales demo, and my recent layout changes have rendered it obsolete. Go, me.)
Saw The Incredible Hulk (good), The Happening (ugh) and Wanted (so-so), went to Mogwai twice (both times failing to do what we had set out to do there). Listened to the new Coldplay (great), the new Sigur Ros (really great) and the new Ladytron (good, but gay). Drove to Subic just to , attended the first Philippine Pecha Kucha night, spent waaay too much money on comics at Fully Booked (3 weekends = over PhP8k worth of new reads), and spent way too many Saturday nights at the frickin’ Meatshop along Katipunan. June’s event highlight was last week’s visit to Fely J’s, GB5 though; good food and good company.