Then, later in June, I’m doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Now that’s a challenge – two days on a saddle to Niagara Falls. I always wanted to Ride to Niagara Falls but lacked the support. This seems just perfect. I’m excited!
Leonard Nimoy has died today. I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched my very first Star Trek episode – I was too young. I just remember watching The Original Series reruns after coming back from school in the afternoon, to the point I knew every episode by heart. I grew up in the 80s and the first movie I had the chance to catch in a theatre was Star Trek V – which is not my favourite – but by that time I was already a trekkie, and dressed in black pants and red shirt to attend such an important event.
My thing had always been science and logic and I loved Spock above all. I wanted to be like him – it’s a fairly decent role model for a kid. So I exceeded in sciences and mathematics while in school, and here I am today, working in technology, because someone someday made an interesting character who was a science officer – and I really liked him. Dear Nimoy, you were damn good at convincing people to tech, since people from NASA have also been inspired by you.
I’m not the kind of person to feel touched by the death of celebrities, but considering the role Star Trek and Spock have played in my professional career, I have some feelings today. His artistic persona will be missed, his character will be missed.
I went to see Gravity yesterday, and now I have this paradoxical relationship with the movie. It astonished me artistically in terms of sound effects, art direction, special effects, and I value that a lot in a movie – it’s art and I want my senses to be aroused when I go to the cinema. That part of movie design is absolutely perfect.
Hi. My birthday is a few weeks from now, and I understand I haven’t written a lot recently. My life has been great. But since I have a domain of my own and time to write, I decided to use this space to ask people to use their end-of-the-year good heart to donate for things they like.
I’d suggest these charities below (as I’ve given my own money to them), because these are things I like, but you’re totally free to chose whatever is meaningful for you.
On July 2010 I bought my very first mac – OMG A MACBOOK PRO. It was a very good machine, a 13″ Core 2 Duo, 4G RAM – which I eventually upgraded to 8G – and 256G HDD. Also good battery life – it still lasts about 6 hours, three years later. But it doesn’t do the job for me anymore when I want to play with some resources consuming applications.
I decided to make a move, and I bought the new Macbook Air – upgraded to core i7 and 8G RAM. I didn’t care about more SSD space because, you know, external storage, Dropbox, this kind of stuff – therefore 256G and I’m good to go.
New toy is FAST, extremely lightweight and will probably last me as a FAST, RELIABLE computer for another good three years as the last one did (which I will clean up and list on sale on my beloved Kijiji/eBay – any takers?)
Very impressed with Macs’s evolution. I just wish their phones weren’t so boring – I have tried iPhones multiple times and can’t understand the appeal, Androids are bazillion times more powerful, customizable, better. Yet, when it comes to laptops, I’m an Apple fangirl.