Great podcast news and life updates

Hey guys,
Steve here.
I’m going to try and keep this post long. Let’s see if that actually works, and makes me keep it short–because after all, when I say I’ll keep it short, it ends up being long, so let’s see if this little trick of mine works.
Anyway, it’s now April 15, the day before the pole on whether or not this site should have a home page will close. So, if you’d like a say in the matter, tonight and tomorrow are your only chances–at 8:00 tomorrow night, or somewhere thereafter, the pole will no longer exist, and I’ll do what you guys decided.
So, since it’s the last day, I’ll put the pole on the post:
[polldaddy poll=7937065]
Moving on, let’s sstart off with the great podcast news. If you listened to the podcast episode 20, you know that I said I’d try and do an rss feed for the podcast. I’m not sure whether or not I mentioned this on a previous post… but who knows. Anyway, with that said, I stuck to my word… and we now have a podcast feed, which you can subscribe to by visiting the podcast page.
Moving on, my life has been pretty normal over the passed 5 days or so. On Friday and Saturday, not much happened, besides school and goal ball. Sunday, however, we went to church, then some friends from church came over and hung out and had lunch with us. Also on Sunday, Justin came over once again to visit.
Yesterday was a cold, windy, and blustery Monday. Speaking of Mondays, I didn’t write a Monday’s Musings entry because I didn’t have a topic once again, and by the time I got off of Skype with Danny, I’d already stayed up passed the time I prefer to go to bed on nights before I have to get up at 5:45 in the morning, so writing a lengthy blog post was out of the question.
As for today, it was the beginner orchestra festival I talked about in two of my most recent posts. As was expected, I missed most of school, then had a proceeding concert this evening. There were, literally, about a thousand people, so when I was done, I grabbed on to my dad, and him, my sister, and I had to make our way through the massive croud in order to get out of there. If you ask me, putting a thousand or more people in a gymnasium isn’t the most brilliant idea you could come up with, but I guess I didn’t really have a say in the matter. Other than the large abundance of people, the concert went quite well. I think, that I had all my bowings correct… but who knows. And if I didn’t, no matter.
Well I guess that about wraps up this post. Hmm, seems my trick worked. I guess that on any post I want to keep short from now on, I’ll put “I’m going to try and keep this post long,” and vice versa.
Well besides that, I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll talk (and by that I mean make you guys improve your reading skills and vocabulary by reading another one of my posts:) to you all later.
Thanks for reading,
type you later,

Monday’s Musings 4: enough with the updates and new releases… at least for now

Hey guys,
Steve here.

For a while now, I have wanted to become a software developer when I grow up. I was thinking about maybe working for microsoft, or even starting a software company of my own… however my opinion is slowly changing.
Earlier this evening, I had to downgrade my screen reader to an earlier version. The reason this had to be done is the same as the reason I will most likely not become a programmer–the rapid speed that technoligy is being updated, and new pieces of technoligy are released.
This particular screen reader (software that turns what’s shown on screen into speech) allows for the use of extra voices. My screen reader was updated twice in 3 months, thus the add on for the voice I wanted was no longer supported, so I had to downgrade to use that voice. With technoligy going this fast, by the time I were to develope software, it would already be outdated.
Another prime example of the rapid advance in technoligy is windows OS. Windows 8 and 8.1 were both released with in a year from each other… so software made for windows 8 had to be made compatible with windows 8.1 shortly after it was developed. If you ask me, I believe that the creators of these technologies need to slow down just a little bit–because the more frequent technoligy is updated, the rate that software becomes outdated and/or not compatible with the new technoligy will increase. And eventually, if the rate that technoligy advances continues to go up, software developers will decide to quit making new software, because it will be too hard to keep up with new technoligy.

Right now, you might think that I am being just a bit irrational… however I have two examples of software developers discontinuing their software due to the fast pase of technoligy development. First, let’s consider a mozilla firefox extention that was used to enhance the accessibility of webpages. As we Mozilla Firefox users know, Firefox used to update quite a bit. The developers of this extention called Web Visum (visum is vision in Latin) decided to stop working on the extention all together, because they just couldn’t keep up with firefox updates. Aditionally, although a small insignificant piece of software, that voice for my screen reader is still outdated, because the developers of it haven’t had the time to make it compatible with the latest version of my screen reader.

So having read this post, do you see what I’m talking about? Do you agree that the development of technoligy needs to slow down? Because after all, I’m sure your phone and computer are still good, even without all the unnesisary updates and tweeks.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,