[Apple] WWDC14 Brings Us iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite

June 3, 2014  |  Apple, iPad, iPhone, New Products, Techie

Last night, June 2nd was the opening keynote of Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Convention (WWDC) 2014 Edition, this convention being the company’s 25th held special surprises for developers as well as the end user consumer.  Tim Cook took the stage to introduce us to the new Operating System (OS X) Yosemite which was so close to being called OSX Weed :P as well as the iOS 8 both of which will be coming to everyone this Fall and will be available as a free upgrade.

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So you’re probably interested in what each update contained, well I will summarize it to the bone (hopefully) and this should be easy for you guys to follow along. Although Tim Cook was the main keynote speaker when it came to announcing the new software products, Craig Federighi was the man of the hour who took to explaining what each OS had in terms of “What’s New” and made us laugh hilariously along the way.

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Beyond Penniless

May 19, 2014  |  My Life, Sad

One of the most interesting things is how this universe works, its so weird sometimes that you never know when you are given a chance to do something it in fact is in your best interest.  Being unemployed for the better part of the year had me exhausting my savings fund to a point where I am now in debt to others.  I am so in debt that I just cannot feel happy about receiving my new paycheck because I know I have to replenish everything I have exhausted (and that means putting a hold on enjoying and spending money on things I might love or want).  I know it takes time for things to get back on track and nothing happens overnight but that doesn’t stop me from going to bed wishing to wake up in the morning and find out that I have won a lovely amount of cash to put me out of debt and restart my savings.

Are you a saver? Or do you live from paycheck to paycheck? I personally try to save at least 30-40% of my salary for that rainy day.  Sometimes I would save a lovely amount and then blow it off on a trip to NYC, other times I would just keep on saving to either purchase a car I wanted or just to have that little nest for when I wish to not depend completely on my salary.

If you do save, do you find yourself digging into that fund during the month and using some of the amounts you have saved?  I sometimes find myself in trouble and have to dig in (i.e. When you take your car in for service and find out you have to pay an arm and a leg to have some parts changed :P)

A Decade Of Existence (Happy 10th Blog-o-versary)

May 17, 2014  |  Birthday, Blog News

Ten years, ten freaking years of existence in this cyber world! Who knew that back in 2004 when I first began this blog that I will actually stick with it for 10 years.  I never in my wildest dreams thought I would accomplish what I have done with this blog.  To tell you the truth the moment I started it I felt that it will be like my other failed attempts at keeping a diary where I would give up 5 pages in.  I am now 10 years into this blog.  I have lost my way a couple of times, went into hibernation mode (still am in a way but I am slowly shedding that agoraphobia I have acquired in the past years with my blog) but in the end I am staying true to myself.

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This blog has always been and will always be a personal space where I unleash my thoughts, ramblings, rants, obsessions and more.  My obsessions at the moment revolve around technology, gadgets, and television shows.  I shy away from a lot of the “journalistic” reporting of events and such and try to be unique.  I feel if I am not unique then why even bother writing that one piece I wish to share with the world.

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[TV] The Fate of Fall TV Shows 2013 – 2014

May 12, 2014  |  Fall TV 2013, Mid-Season 2014, TV

And now that the cable networks have finalized the list of their shows that are either being renewed or cancelled, it has come my time to share that bit of information with you.  This time however, I will follow my usual format of posting the results in an image format.  There were in total 94 scripted shows that aired on the ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC Networks and of those shows only 55 were renewed while the remaining 39 were given the ax.  This basically means that 58.51% of TV Shows were renewed while a shockingly 41.49% were cancelled, pretty much half of the shows aired were either cancelled or ended (i.e. #HowIMetYourMother and #Nikita).  So what are their fates, let’s get started!

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Who got renewed?  Well for starters, some shows were given a renewal for a final season meaning that by next year they will be dunzo, gone off the air.  NBC has given #Parenthood a sixth and final season of 13 episodes which will allow the show to go out on 100 episodes, while #ParksAndRecreation was given a seventh and final season as well.

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[TV] Colin Hanks Talks Having the Best Scene of the “Fargo” Premiere

May 8, 2014  |  Guest Writers, Mid-Season 2014, TV

Because I am a TV junkie I love sharing any article that comes my way in regards to any new show out there. I was recently referred to the below article written by Diana Price for CableTV and thought what better way to enlighten my readers than to give you a sweet little glimpse and point you right back to the original source.

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Colin Hanks has carved out his own distinguished acting career in the shadow of his father, Tom, and his latest role is in the critically-acclaimed FX series “Fargo.” As Gus Grimly, Hanks plays a meek police officer who, in a pivotal scene of the premier, lets bad guy Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) get away after he pulls him over for routine traffic stop. And we aren’t talking a mere oversight here; Malvo tells him point blank he’s a bad guy and it’s in his best interest to just let him go for his and his daughter’s sake, and Gus does.

We joined Hanks on a media call to discuss the complexities of his flawed but well-meaning character, and in particular, getting that scene right.

[Read the Interview Here]

Thanks Ryann!

The Art of Missing Out on Sleep

May 8, 2014  |  Random

Now that I have completed a week’s worth of work I find that I miss my sleeping hours. Back when I was unemployed last week I used to sleep in the wee hours of the morning (around 3-5 AM) and wake up around noon or even between 1-2 PM. Basically my job back when I was out of a job was to just sleep during the work day and then spend the afternoons and evenings doing whatever I wanted.

Now that I’ve had to sleep earlier (I still sleep by 2AM at the latest) and wake up earlier (6 AM) I find myself missing those 8 hours a night of sleep. I get a minimum of 4 hours to 6 hours if I am a good girl. I need to figure out a way to shut down my brain the minute I get in bed, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case in a long time. I can go to bed at midnight but I will spend an hour or two tossing and turning until I fall asleep at around 2AM even if I am exhausted. I have joked with friends that 3 years later I am still experiencing jet lag from my USA trips but in a way it’s not that funny.

I think that this weekend I will work on catching up with the sleep I missed out and starting next week fix that wonky schedule.

In short, do I think the sacrifice of my sleep is worth it for this job? Not really but then again I can never justify a worthy sacrificial endeavour for my sleep :P Don’t you have similar thoughts.

[TV Shows] Summer Premiere Dates

May 5, 2014  |  TV

I was sitting here preparing the list of “TV Renewals & Cancellations” and realized that the list showcasing the premiere dates was just getting too long, so I decided to chop them up into two posts.  Without further ado, I give you a condensed list of what shows will be premiering this summer.

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Personally, I can’t wait for JUNE 22 to watch my favorite cop drama ROOKIE BLUE!

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