...is the new address for random jottings..., with a new (and probably more apt) tagline "procrastination with purpose" 😛 . I always thought it was pretty lame to have a personal blog on .org domain, and mahesh.poudyal.org did sound very lame to begin with, but somehow I stuck with it for a good few years, probably because it became more familiar and I became more comfortable with it over time. Anyway, I had this new domain for almost a year now - I got it as soon as I saw procrastination.com - on one of those days when I was avoiding doing any work by doing everything else but THE WORK! I have been like that these past few days - working for an hour and avoiding the same for a couple of hours so its like walking two steps forward and a step back. Nevertheless, two hours of avoidance for one hour of work has produced something - the migration of rj... to this new address, and more importantly a whole facelift for poudyal blog, also on a new address - pixels.iprocrastinate.co.uk. I decided to have my photoblog on Pixelpost this time as opposed to my usual favourite WordPress, mainly because it is purpose built for photoblogs, and more importantly it lets me post a picture directly from Adobe Lightroom without having to log on through the browser and so on.

For now I'll leave all the old contents on rj... here and pb over at its old address. I have already moved every single post with all the comments intact from old rj... site to its new address, however, it’s a bit complicated moving posts from old photoblog to the new one, mainly because of the different platform it uses. Also I feel I should start afresh with my photography, as I'm been a bit of a slacker lately when it comes to photography, and this blank canvas of a blog might inspire me to take and post new and better pictures, fingers crossed. So there it is - the announcement of changing addresses, online.

So visit http://iprocrastinate.co.uk/ for random jottings..., and http://pixels.iprocrastinate.co.uk/ for poudyal blog. Please also update the address for the RSS feeds (if you subscribe to either) to these new addresses. Thanks.

Now on a different note, I hadn't even heard of this Benjamin Button movie until the nominations for the Oscars were announced earlier today! So I decided to watch it to find out why it deserved 13 nominations. I wasn't disappointed. Although a bit weird to begin with, the movie is totally gripping - after a bit, everything starts to feel normal, no weirdness of people "growing" young (did I just give out the spoiler!?!) and all that. It’s a beautifully made film and very original too. Deserves every accolade imo. Watch it!

I've been pretty lethargic in the blogging department lately. It might seem as if I have completely abandoned my blogs, which is not the case by the way (well, this is a part-proof!). I felt I must post something today because:

  1. I just upgraded my WordPress installation to the latest version - I would say good reason as any to post a new entry (to check if things still work as they used to 🙂 ).
  2. I haven't written anything (except e-mails) for over two weeks!
  3. Life's not without incidents here in Ghana to have nothing to say here (if I wanted to that is!)
  4. Oh, this should have come up first when I think of it now - that I had to extend my stay in Ghana by over a month because I realised (in time) that I couldn't have finished my fieldwork as planned previously! Now I'm going back to the UK in mid-October instead.

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