This year has definitely been a bit weird for me – work has been a bit unpredictable for reasons i cant go into, it was looking for a while as if i was going to have to completely move away from SharePoint or change jobs, and i considered both because a new management structure left me (and them) with no real idea of what was going on.
It impacted my drive and motivation. My SharePoint Blog has been static because of it and I’ve been considering just joining the technet bloggers and becoming an MVP, but at the moment i just don’t know if i will find the time.
Health and fitness also suffered a major blow in the last few weeks – now work is starting to get more busy I’ve not been finding time for the gym and its impacted my running schedule this week – add to that the fact that i found out how to make marshmallow- and its really ridiculously easy to do – takes about 30 mins, and you end up with awesome marshmallows as a result.
Ive also just not found time to blog.
Now work is getting more busy and my billable time is back up to an acceptable level i can start to feel a bit more comfortable, and start to get control of this sliding situation. Today I am back on track!
Posted by Owen Richardson on February 22, 2013
I really liked Halo 4 – was totally immersive game play, stunning graphics and a great storyline, it was really awesome, until that is after about 7 hours of coop play I completed the game! Don't get me wrong, multiplayer first person shooters are fun but I couldn't help but feel a bit let down by how short the co-operative play was. Maybe my expectations were a bit high; co-op in the first 3 games were significantly longer. Is this a sign of the way society goes? Focus on the violence and forget about telling a story? You see the same tendencies in the movies….
Posted by Owen Richardson on February 10, 2013
So what did i think of it – on the whole, it was chaotic, and i am hoping it will settle down soon. I think my main reason for not blogging is a general lack of happiness with my work situation – Whilst i cant go into details, i can say that the company has been restructured again and its left my working situation in the same chaos as it was a couple of years back (a distinct lack of direction), and in general the company i worked for hasnt treated me well, or kept its promises to me. Although its tempting to just jump ship, there are good reasons to consider not doing so. I am hoping february will be a bit better.
My high point of 2013 so far has to be the chocolate soufflé I made the other day, though ive been watching a number of different master chef programs over the last few weeks and they are pretty inspirational. of all the different versions of the show i have seen the australian master chef stands out as being different: the people on the show are actually really nice to each other, and help each other out.
So lets keep our fingers crossed for February. Work should be better, the weather should be warmer, and maybe i can get a couple of beers in there….
Posted by Owen Richardson on February 2, 2013