Music As Medicine

[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] As I alluded to a couple of posts ago, I have only recently regained something approaching good health.  To get me back on track among other things I have found music to be a great healer.  I’ve been playing electric bass and singing with a bunch of guys from work since Christmas and having a blast. Then a few weeks ago a friend in that group suggested I audition for a “proper” band that were looking for a lead vocalist. The long story short is that I took the plunge and I am now lead singer with “5th Quarter”, a covers band here on the North Shore of Auckland in New Zealand where I live.

Tiburón Releases On Monday!(?)

[Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute] eWeek have a detailed article with quotes, attributions and pricing in which they state an August 25th (next Monday, by my reckoning) release date for Delphi and C++ Builder 2009! The Delphi blog-sphere is probably going to go into meltdown with this news and speculation as to whether it is accurate or not.  The indications were that the release wasn’t far off, but it’s much sooner than I think many were expecting, myself included.  I am also somewhat surprised that we didn’t hear about it first from CodeGear directly, certainly confirmation (or clarification) now is quickly needed.

Settling in to a new Blog

[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] I’ve tried numerous aborted attempts to kick off a blog in the past.  The usual pattern is feverish enthusiasm at the outset, finding tools, creating an identity, tweaking artwork, an initial post or two etc etc, which rapidly diminishes into disinterest as I find that the hassle of setting up the blog site itself wasn’t actually all just setting up and that some of that hassle continues on in the blog ownership experience. This time I’m confident that things will be different, and here’s why…