Archive for March, 2015

Bored Inc.

Posted in Useless information. with tags on March 24, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

So here I am sitting on my ass bored, I could practice language or write something for the music project but I can’t be asked and the person I really want to talk to is sleeping. I’m feeling a little lost. I don’t know what to do with myself. 

It’s the busiest two weeks of the year at work so you can imagine the kind of day I’ve had, I saved some time with the ecig smoking as I work. I can get away with it because nobody really cares and I’m in a position of leverage where I am required. I work and they let me do as I please within reason. 

Back to my point, I am so very bored. Read the news, took a shower, cooked dinner and now I’m writing here but after I finish here then what do I do. I know one thing I could do is work out but I just did an hour day and I can’t be bothered. I could do with dropping a few kilos. I should open up a suggestion box or maybe a kickstarter for greater disposable income, I wouldn’t mind going out right now, even alone.



Here I go again…

Posted in General with tags , , on March 23, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Getting ready for another week, I’m glad the previous one is over. Spent some time intoxicated and got a very rare hangover, not even a bad one but a hangover for me is so uncommon it’s notable. This has been a time of beer and late nights but it hasn’t been unproductive. Music is beginning to take form ideas developed and a solid track has been produced and we’ve set a deadline. The work is a lot more focused now. 

Now I can afford it I’ve upgraded and got a better e-cigarette , on that note I feel like an idiot for not realising the cardiovascular effects of nicotine in my previous post about possible health issues. Might be useful for a study one day, who knows. I’ve also been making a more coordinated effort to learn Portuguese because as I said previously it looks like she’s gonna be around for a while, relationship is strong enough to survive this long so I figure it is worth making such an investment.

Work is going well, got my system, cracks in the place are showing but it’s all good. Sometimes you just have to work with what you’ve got. I’d like things to run a bit smoother before the biggest day for sales in the year. That’s pretty much everything going on for me. The week is over. So why am I not sitting here completely satisfied like I should be? Feels like there’s something missing. For someone who has spent their day smoking I’m sure doing a dangerous amount of thinking right now.



Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Now that I have money to spend this has become very relevant to me. I went down to the bank and had a new account opened up with all the utilities I require. I’ve received the card, my credit rating is glorious and I’m good to go but there is one thing that bothers me.

Contactless payment, since when has this been a standard service? I don’t know of any places that support this and as I understand it this service is still in its infancy. I’m skeptical about its security and will avoid using it. I’ve been wondering all week how long it will be until you register as having paid for something you never received or purchased.  How long before someone can rob you using a laptop and scanner. I would be surprised if this can’t already be achieved.



Posted in Music with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Today I had listened to a demo of my friends work and I thinks it finally happened, I heard a track he’d been working on and automatically, other than being impressed by it I had ideas for guitar come flooding to me. My friend is always talking about setting goals so I said to him instead of setting a broad goal he should focus on a single track and release it as a single when it is finished. The conversation was fruitful. We had some beers and went over our ideas, possible direction and we agreed to focus on this one track. To that end we begin at around 11am this morning. I wanted to pick up my guitar as soon as I heard his work unfortunately it was really late when I did listen so I’ve had to wait, what I will say is that this is fucking exciting. 

I hope to really make something of this.


On work…

Posted in Work with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

It’s gotten a little interesting I certainly didn’t expect to be the fastest and most accurate guy they have by my third week, I also didn’t expect to be handling all their important orders. Even weirder is having the boss give them to me personally. I’ve been complimented for my initiative a lot. I can see myself moving upward, I’m absorbing information and procedure quicker than they can find new things to teach me. Also working out my own systems to optimise tasks. I’ve been there three weeks and I ended up teaching and introducing a newbie to the place. Basically doing what the boss/ floor managers should be doing. 

That said the people I work with are great for the most part, the job is pretty simple, location convenient and hours even more so. Its great compared to the last hell hole. Still a clusterfuck though. I can see a million ways to improve the place and make our lives easier but management won’t act on it I’m told. I’ve got a new and weird quirk for my cv! I can use an antiquated Linux computer system from the 80’s that is probably in use nowhere else. The engineer who fixes this system if it goes down is 70 years old. So yeah this system is a fossil.

One perk of this job is if I find a vinyl that is deleted I can have it for free even if it’s worth a lot. I already sold an official manhunt soundtrack for a bit. I’m honestly thinking of taking their deleted stock off their hands for free and selling it on as a second income. It’s a win-win because I make money and they don’t have to pay to destroy it. It also frees up space for them. Oh and another thing, spare a thought for me on record store day, it is madness I’m told. 


I think it’s about time.

Posted in Brazil, General, Languages, Relationships with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

She’s been in my life for a while now so I figure it’s time to learn her language. Especially since her parents approve of me and things are looking long term. This is one thing I have to be optimistic about if nothing else. Anyway, remember I spoke earlier about educational apps? Well I downloaded a few resources and along with my previous knowledge I should be speaking good Portuguese soon enough. I’m just debating whether to tell her or surprise her later. I was at it for three hours today and I realised that time spent around her family has given me a level of understanding.

I may also need to know this because there is a possibility I could end up in South America, next on the list might have to be Spanish. When I told her before that I’m picking up what she’s saying I don’t think that she understood just how much I comprehend. I don’t know if it’s our cultural differences but I never get tired of her speaking her own language or her small mistakes. It’s actually endearing as fuck.

I guess learning her language is a passive commitment.


Finally got that iPhone 

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

I thought I’d take the time out to post since it’s around 2am, I can’t sleep and I’m bored. What do ya know? Surprise surprise there’s an app for that! Getting this thing set up was a lot of fuckery but so far it has been worth the work. I thought it would be easy but as the rules of the universe dictate “nothing is ever simple.” 

I brought a sim card for this thing without taking into account a recent merger of two of the largest networks, now in my head it should be as simple as purchasing a SIM card. However, this was not the case. I went through two sims and the person I purchased it from neglected to inform me that the sim I needed was specific, from before the merger. 

The networks store informed me I could pay £20 in order to get it unlocked and wait 28 days to get my phone back, at which point I became irritated and attempted to find alternative solutions that don’t take a month. The alternative solutions were rapid but cost £75 which is more than I paid for the device. I got a deal hence my waiting for it so long. Eventually I was informed that they did in fact stock the specific sim card I needed and they have it to me for free, which was unexpected. Finally I had a working phone.

I quite like the thing, I’m familiar with the iOS and it’s inner workings so that wasn’t a bother, another great thing is very few people are aware I have a number so no annoying calls just yet. One thing that put me off was the insistence on GPS and the 56 page terms of useage. Yes I read it and it can be quite off-putting.

I’ve tried to be quite ultilitarian when selecting my apps, generally only downloading the usefull ones like bus schedules, WordPress, data usage tracking app, newsreader, weather, educational apps. You get the idea? No angry birds or any of that kind of crap, don’t want to waste memory or time.

My new favourite saying, reflecting the douchebaggery of some apple users, is ‘I can do that because myphone’s an iPhone.’ There is no denying that these things are incredibly useful. For the seasoned user losing your iPhone is a registered disability, i see how individuals could become very dependant on it. Even without having banking apps these things store a worrying amount of personal information. Losing an iPhone could be costly.

I’m happy with the product in general, it does what I need it to do and more which is why I worry about dependency. Don’t want to become disabled if my phone breaks or battery dies, that’s just sad. Another thing I will say is it has already made posting even more convenient. I’m by no means an apple fanboy but I’d say this device was worth the wait now I have it.