Life and OSNews

Not much happened this weekend. I tried to find a tape recorder that hooks on the phone line, and the one I found at Frys that did what I wanted to, had all its boxes returned by customers. That is probably the only product I have seen stored in the shelves of a big shop, having all its boxes returned… Hmmmm… I did not buy it of course.

Other than that, we did buy the DVD Season 5 of Star Trek: The Next Generation series and we watched 3-4 episodes already, in a better quality than the one you see on TV (compression rate was still high though). It seems that my JBQ starts to really become a TNG fan! “The Inner Light” episode of TNG is probably their best ever.

Yesterday we went to the museum of art of San Jose and they had some interesting stuff there, while other stuff were crappy IMO. πŸ˜›
(note: I am not too fond of post-modern art)

My JBQ continues to paint his two projects, Pacman and Space Invaders. I am sure he will post pictures on his weblog after he have them finished and put them on our wall. πŸ™‚

On another note, I decided to withdraw from OSNews and the OS/geek scene in general. I need to find time for myself. OSNews takes 99% of my time every day, especially now that it is so successful, making it really not a pleasurable hobby anymore (I am not getting paid for my work on osnews as you might know).

I need to have lots of room to breath and have time to do the things I want to do: do some exercise, go out more, watch TV, cook nice meals for my husband, take care of the house, learn French, read the 4th Harry Potter book…

I love OSNews, it has been the primary thing I was doing for 1.5 years now, and it is weird that I will be leaving OSNews at a time that it is most successful than ever (almost 3 million page views per month).

I have a backlog of 5-6 longer articles to write as promised to several individuals, but after I do that and come back from Europe in January, OSNews will be a very occasional thing for me, writing only 1-2 articles per month and NOT participating in the everyday process of gathering newsbits around the web and posting them. At that point, I won’t be giving away more than 5 hours per month for OSNews. Today, it is 15 hours a day. Last night I finished my upcoming Lindows 3.0 review at 05:23 AM in the morning. Can’t take this anymore. OSNews will have to be history for me, or I will have to be history.

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