Sunday, August 19, 2012

Confessions of an Apple Fanboy - I love Spotify

I admit it. I love Apple. I try to use what they make because for a long time they were truly best in class. That is sadly no longer the case.

I have been using Spotify ever since it came out in the US. It has it's issues but it is by far a superior product when it comes to music consumption. Sure it's 10 buxs a month but it is totally worth it.

For 10 buxs I get unlimited music. It's just like iTunes but all the songs are turned on and work. There are no 90 second previews, just full tracks.

I used to think that iTunes Match was a good solution. The only problem is it does not work very well. It's slow. iTunes will often hang and fail to load songs. To see what songs are being downloaded you have to leave the iTunes app and go over to the iTunes store app. I have no clue why someone thought this was a good idea.

So after thinking long and hard about a very serious icon move, iTunes and my massive music library has been moved out of the iPhone dock and replaced by Spotify.

Good bye iTunes. You have served me well for many years but you have been replaced. I have tried to be loyal but cannot remain faithful to you. You have fallen behind. I hope you are reborn soon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Up Late Again

12:19 AM - Its late and I can't sleep. This is nothing new for me. In fact it is what often happens. I deal with depression on a regular basis. It an overwhelming cloud that has darkened my life.

I wish I could be like my cats. Carefree and happy. They sleep and eat and get love from my wife and I. But alas I'm not a cat and have to deal with the shackles of depression in other ways.

Meds? Been there. Done that. Did they help? Perhaps. I've not killed myself yet. But I did gain large amounts of weight in the process.

In reality my depression is better than it has been in the past. That's due to having a fantastic therapist that helped me learn how bipolar disorder has affected my life.

I'm in a better place mentally nowadays than I used to be. I do have hope in Jesus Christ. In fact that is the reason I am alive today. It's hope in a savior that works my deepest moments of depression into an event for my good.

Yet that still does not cause the depression to pass... Perhaps blogging about things will help to add some clarity to my life and help me better reflect on how to get better and actually engage on life and not sleep through it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spartan Race 2012 Official Video

So I've been challenged.  My brother has been asking me to run with him.  He has been very encouraging and I've decide to take on the challenge.  I'm not sure how well I will do.  I might never go past this blog post but I figure it can't hurt to document my attempt.

Wish me luck!