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Zaurus 2010 and other notes

Here we are, almost two full weeks into 2010 and I have totally slacked off updating the blog. Each year, I tell myself that this is the one that I am going to update every day, and each year it fails. I try, but I hate writing just for the sake of writing unlike some bloggers out there.

At any rate, this January has been a bit melancholy for me. Not sure why, but it has been fairly slow overall. I think I am still recovering from the excitement of the Doctor Who finale on New Year’s Day, but I think its that post-Christmas hangover everyone gets.

Not much has been going on other than I am back as an hourly again at the park. Nothing new there, since this is the time of year it usually happens. I like the fact that no matter where I go in the park, people miss me or are glad to have me back. It is nice to feel like a part of so many teams. Hopefully, this will be the year that things start to pay off permanently, and if not, at least I will have the challenge of whatever is thrown at me.

On the nerd front, I was unusually interested in the Consumer Electronics Show this year. I had forgot how much I used to drool over this show back in the late 90s and early 00s. I have felt out of touch technologically, but following the coverage, I feel back in the mix. I am super excited about all the new TV tech and home video tech coming soon to a living room near you. I am hoping this year I can get a new TV to replace my 36″ Sony Wega, and of course now is when they announce 3D TV!! I will wait and see, I am still fond of what my Wega can do with an HD signal.

Of course the other big thing I am anticipating is the new Apple device that theoretically will be announced at the end of the month. I hope it is a super-cool tablet/slate/ereader or whatever the heck it is. Last year, I really wanted a netbook to replace my laptop for uploading photos and writing my travel journals. It reminds me of when I had a Sharp Zaurus 5000 that I used to have and thought it would work for traveling. I loved the Zaurus’ portability but it was severely lacking in the Internet access department. A netbook seems to be a natural offshoot of the Zaurus, and hopefully a new tablet-like device will be everything that I wanted the Zaurus to be with a touch interface and way better software!

Finally, I will be attending a concert with Daniel next week as well as heading to the theater to see Mary Poppins. I am excited to see MP since we missed our chance in London back in 2007.

Oh and have you seen all those earthquakes recently? Eureka, CA (m6.5) and Haiti (m7.0) within a few days of each other? We are definitely entering a more seismically active period. One wonders if we will get something closer to SoCal on that magnitude!