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04 January 2014 @ 03:55 pm
2014 Scrapbook  
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2014 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.






Essentials


Chewie: My desktop computer. Not exactly young anymore, but he serves his purpose quite reliably, with a little quirk here and there.


The Matrix: Windows XP Pro SP3. I know, I know...


Flagship: Mozilla Firefox with currently 38 enabled extensions


Kaylee: 320 GB 3.5" external hard drive, saved my day when Saxon (my old PC) kicked my bum once agxain.


Emile: 320 GB 2.5" external hard drive, powered via USB. For very special pleasures.


Hawkeye: 19" widescreen Dell TFT monitor, deeply loved after some issues in the beginning.


Speedy: My Microsoft mouse, black like the night and hopefully looking forward to a long life.


Hesperus: My digicam (Canon), cheap and not very good, but okay for close-up photos.


The Tricorder: My HP scanner back from the Stone Age. Scans everything I feed it with.


Hubble: My first reading glasses (since January 2013). We don't like each other very much, but I can finally explore deep space books properly again.


Lots of green, white, herbal and spice tea, occasionally supported by Earl & Lady Grey: Mostly flavoured blends (green and white), with and without milk. I don't function properly without my daily dosage of at least one litre.

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Desktops


Modifications
QTAddressBar and QTTabBar | Seven Remix XP | SkyMOD Style UPD | Vista Drive Icon

Additional Tools
Dexpot Virtual Desktops | Stardock ObjectDock (older version) | Taskbar Shuffle | Yellow Icon


Raring Ringtail | Full View
(since May 2013)

Vladstudio's wallpaper for the recent Ubuntu version. I want to pull that tail and find out to what animal it belongs. A raccoon? Lemur? Curiosity killed the (ring-tailed) cat.

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Currents


Currently Reading
Pandora's Star (Commonwealth Saga #1) - by Peter F. Hamilton

( Darciana @ Goodreads )


Currently Watching
Returning Series
The Blacklist - Season 2  (Status: 2x08 "The Decembrist")  —  Not Happy
The Flash - Season 1  (Status: 1x09 "The Man in the Yellow Suit")
Forever - Season 1  (Status: 1x11 "Skinny Dipper")
Gotham - Season 1  (Status: 1x10 "LoveCraft")
Haven - Season 5  (Status: 5x13 "Chosen")
Mad Men - Season 7  (Status: 7x07 "Waterloo")
The Mentalist - Season 7  (Status: 7x05 "The Silver Briefcase")
NCIS - Season 12  (Status: 12x02 "Kill the Messenger")  —  Goodbye
Once Upon a Time - Season 4  (Status: 4x12 "Heroes and Villains")  —  Not Happy
Orange Is the New Black - Season 2  (Status: 2x01 "Thirsty Bird")
Outlander - Season 1  (Status: 1x08 "Both Sides Now")
Person of Interest - Season 4  (Status: 4x10 "The Cold War")
Rizzoli & Isles - Season 5  (Status: 5x12 "Burden of Proof")

Rewatching
Farscape - Season 3  (Status: 3x22 "Dog with Two Bones")
Stargate SG-1 - Season 9  (Status: 9x06 "Beachhead")

( Darciana @ Follow My TV )

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Monthly Favourites


Perennial Favourites
Maddie on Things, Find Momo, Calvin and Hobbes, The Peanuts


January
Sherlock, Cabin Pressure, British drama, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Buchan, Star Trek Voyager, Person of Interest
February
Life on Mars, Farscape, Cabin Pressure, Person of Interest, John Simm, Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek TOS & VOY
March
Person of Interest, science fiction literature, Rush (band), Cabin Pressure, Michael Emerson
April
Person of Interest, Rush (band), Alastair Reynolds, books, Michael Emerson
May
Person of Interest, Stargate SG-1, Rush (band), Alastair Reynolds, Michael Emerson
June
Stargate SG-1, books and films about dogs, Rush (band), Person of Interest, Michael Emerson
July
Stargate SG-1, books, Stephen King, Rush (band), Person of Interest, Wings (90s TV show)
August
Stargate SG-1, classical music, books, Wings (90s TV show), Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson
September
Books!, Stargate SG-1, this kind of jazz (very soothing while I'm reading), Wings (90s TV show)
October
Person of Interest, Bear ♥, books, Babylon 5, Pooch Café
November
Person of Interest, Bear, Doctor Who (Nine, Ten & Twelve), Murray Gold's Doctor Who scores, books
December
Farscape, Person of Interest, Bear, books, picture books (for adults/all ages), classical music

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Memorabilia


Annuals

Miscellaneous
  • none yet

Reviews

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Lists


2014 Books & Periodicals
2014 Cinema & Television
2014 Film & Telly Planner
Masterlist Post

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Default Userpics


Statistics
Userpic Spaces Available: 136 | Currently Used: 134 | All Userpics


Blue Maddie
(made by me | since June 12th 2013)

I'm in love with Maddie the Coonhound, her patience, balance and Theron Humphrey's creative and sometimes outright hilarious/crazy photo ideas inspired by Maddie's talents.
Teepee Maddie
(made by me | since April 24th 2014)

Still in love with Maddie the Coonhound, and here she's picturesquely resting in a mini teepee.

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Notable Discoveries


Books
  • none yet

Films & TV Series

Music
  • Rush - I've known the Canadian rock band Rush for quite some time but never really got into their music until last year with their latest album "Clockwork Angels". Now I've had the opportunity to listen to their older stuff and it made 'Boom!'.

Miscellaneous
  • Cabin Pressure - A hilarious radio series about a one-plane charter airline written by John Finnemore (who also stars as the plane's flight attendant). I'm waiting impatiently for the final episode which has already been produced but not aired yet. I posted a short review for series 1 here.

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Great Expectations


Books
  • none yet

Films & TV Series

Music
  • none yet

Miscellaneous
  • none yet

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Resolutions


  • Read more!
    Done! Reaching my goal of 40 books and exceeding it by 16 can probably be considered a success. I believe I can safely say that I got my reading mojo back.
  • Stop smoking!
    Done! YAY! I did it! I never thought I could, but here I am. And again: YAY!
  • Write more reviews on Goodreads.   (Not looking good. I'm just not in the mood for writing in general, including LJ entries. *sigh*)
  • Continue to try to lose at least some weight.
  • Clear out the wardrobe and dressers.   (Working on it.)
  • Stop thinking too much and learn how to distract myself in such cases.
  • Be a little more radical in certain situations.
  • Stop making plans which ultimately fail anyway. Like the ones listed here.   (Logic obviously isn't my strong point.)
  • Keep my finally pretty little room clean and tidy.   (Excluding the few lapses here and there during heat waves, I'm keeping at it quite well so far.)
  • Worship my beloved sofa Karl every day.   (That should come naturally to me.)

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