I give up (again).

Posted on 31st May, 2015

I'm very well aware that I've not made a blog post for several months at least. This doesn't mean that nothing has happened in even my menial existence. What it does mean though, is that even when you're retired, you just don't have enough hours in the day to do all you would like to. (I like to take pictures at times, surprisingly).

 

Not that it's someone else'e fault mind you: For instance, it's so easy to become dependant on / controlled by the demon computer, feeling that if you havn't logged on to check emails / the latest news / Facebook / Twitter etc, you'll have missed something of such importance that you risk deprivation, and that your life will end immediately.

 

Well, I've had too much of that, and I've therefore concluded that I can't keep up with it all. Months and months ago, the casualty in my case had already been Twitter, but that's not enough I've found. Now, it's the turn of this blog therefore, which I've decided I'll not update after this post (except in exceptional circumstances). Instead, I'll battle on with Facebook for a while, and hope that that also doesn't overwhelm me to the point that I throw in its towel. Time will tell.

 

One thing I must wrap up whilst I'm making this blog entry though, is the story of the Godox PB 820 lithium flash battery pack that I mentioned last post. Well, it failed. What happened was that all 5 lights started blinking immediately after switch on, and there was nothing in the instructions to say what it meant (although that was probably quite obvious). So, it went back on its merry way to Amazon, to be replaced by a Nissin PS8 NiMh unit. Much more expensive, older technology, and a bit heavier I know. However, it's still working, and even I sometimes have to accept (under duress) that spending a bit more is the wiser choice. I hope I can still say that a year from now.

 

But I probably won't be saying it in a blog post. Bye bye!

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