And then, unexpectedly, life happens

I hope none of you have expected me to blog more often. It’s been over a year since I’ve last blogged, and so much has happened since I last did.

I’ve travelled to Cornwall, started a Facebook page that got a huge following in no time, fiddled a bit with CMS Made Simple at work, bought another Nexus One to replace one that broke and after getting the broke one fixed, gave the extra to my sister as a Christmas present, have taught Duncan how to make gravadlax and crimp Carelian pasties, visited Berlin and bought a game. I’ve attended a few geeky events, like Local MeeGo Network meetings of Tampere, Finland, MeeGo Summit also in Tampere, MeeGo Conference in San Francisco, US and OggCamp’11 in Farnham, UK.

I’ve also taken few steps in learning to code in QML, poked around Arduino and bought a new camera, Olympus Pen E-PL1.

My mom What else has happened? Well, among other things, my mother was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma right after New Year, and she passed away 30th of June.

Many things that I have taken for granted have changed or gone away forever. Importance of some things have changed as my life is trying to find a new path to run in.

Blogging and some of my Open Source related activities have taken a toll, which I am planning to fix now that I feel like I’m strong enough to use my energy on these hobbies again. Sorry for the hiatus, folks.

Coming up, perhaps in the near future:

  • Rants and Raves about Arduino
  • Entries about social networking sites
  • Camera/Photography jabber
  • Mobile phone/Tablet chatter

So, just so you know, I’m alive, and will soon be in an RSS feed reader near you. AGAIN.

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4 Responses to And then, unexpectedly, life happens

  1. Jef Spaleta says:

    rant about arduino? That will be interesting.

    Compared to several peer microcontroller programming platforms I’m actually very thrilled about the ease of use of arduino.

    Please if you have specific criticisms, can you try to make sure you make the relative to another peer microcontroller platform to give them some relative context.


    • myrtti says:

      I’ve edited the blogpost now to reflect what I really meant with my text: ranting as in “to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner”. Sorry for the unclear expression.

  2. Kevin Mark says:

    sorry to here about your mom’s sudden illness and death. that sux :(
    but nice that you found some new found energy to blog.

  3. Andy Piper says:

    Interesting stuff – add me to the list of the looking forward to the Arduino discussion. Must assemble my Oggcamp Nanode, too…