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OK, so it’s been a while since I posted last, but then again, it’s been a while since I had the time!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year! As predicted, mine was quite quiet, although the run-up to it was mental! I don’t think I’ve had to juggle so many things around at any one time! Still, it’s over now, so on with 2010!

So what’s been going on? Well firstly, I actually managed to record a set I played on Christmas Day. For the first time since last Christmas, I did a UKTA Radio set, and recorded/uploaded it for everyone’s audible pleasure. I’ve actually recorded another set for Ourboard Radio, although I haven’t yet uploaded that one. If you want to check it out, you can get more info (including the download link) over here.

So what else is new? Well, for one thing, the ball is rolling again on the house-buying projects. We’ve even been to look at one house, and I think we’ll probably go for it, although with my current mortgage-less situation, I might have to leave it to the family to buy. Still, there’ll be plenty of other opportunities, and I’ve got a feeling that 2010 is going to be a year of change. A friend of mine is getting married this year, so not only will I be at the wedding, but I’ve also got an awesome stag do to attend in Amsterdam!

For the last time, Celebrity Big Brother is on our TV screens. Brilliantly, they’ve got Vinnie Jones in the house this year. It’s great for two reasons – one: he’s popular; and two: everyone else in there is such a non-celebrity (with the exception of Sisqo and Stephanie) that he’s like a shining cockney beacon – he’s what CBB should be about. The first “ice-breaker” task was excellent, and it was good to see supposed celebrities having to get squashed and dirty in a mini. It’ll only last for 27 days (which is actually slightly longer than usual for a Celebrity Big Brother show) but at least I wont get bored (or trundle off to the USA for a month) like I did last summer. And when it’s all over, it’ll be on again for a full-blown 3-month session in the summer. For the last time though. Ever.

OK, so the geek in me is really starting to shine through at the moment. I’ve spent the last week in an IRC chatroom on the ColdFront server called #sto. STO, or, as non-geeks might call it if they were ever caught with their pants down talking about it, Star Trek Online, is an MMO and will be the first multiplayer game of it’s kind that I’ll have played. Now, I may have mentioned before that certain family members of mine are addicted to a certain other popular MMO game – World Of Warcraft.  I’ve personally avoided it because, quite frankly, I don’t even have the time to play the other games that I buy periodically, let alone an MMO, and so I’d never find the extreme amounts of time needed to play WoW myself. That is, until STO came along.

I’m a bit of an old-school trekkie (or trekker, or whatever) and so I’m quite interested in this game. In fact, I’ve pre-ordered it from Play and should be receiving my Open Beta Key and Headstart Key any day now. Basically, before the game is released, it goes into a beta period whereby people can play the game and find any bugs it may have. Being quite a popular game already, there is a limited number of beta slots, but for people who pre-order, they’re guarunteed a place in the open beta. As I’ve not played any MMO before, and because I wanted the cool Borg Bridge Officer bonus, I pre-ordered a copy with the sole intent that I’d give the beta a go so I can get used to it.

It’s sounds as though it’s shaping up to be quite awesome, but I hope it doesn’t take up every waking moment of my time, because I don’t tend to have a lot these days, and I’m planning on hitting the gym as regularly (if not more regularly) than I have before!

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