AMA Responses 01

I’ve received a number of responses to my request to Ask Me Anything. Some questions can be answered quickly, others require an entire post of their own.

Here’s some of the answers that don’t require their own post:

Nicolas asked: What is the story behind your blog’s logo?

There is no story to be honest. I wanted a logo that was a simple monogram of my initials, but I couldn’t make the K & Q look good together. So I paid someone on Fiverr to do it for me. 🙃

Thelma asked: I’m wondering what gives you hope for the future?

Honestly, not a lot. The world is going to shit; mortgages are rising, the world is getting hotter. Over-population is getting worse and because of that we’re running out of resources.

These are some of the reasons why my wife and I decided not to have biologically children and adopted instead. I worry about how the next generation are going to manage.

Joel asked: I don’t notice a lot of videogame talk at all in your posts. Are you not interested in them? what about your kids?

I’m not really interested in gaming – I don’t have time. I play Sudoku and some Among Us on my phone from time to time, but that’s about it. I do have an Xbox, but I don’t remember the last time I turned it on.

I occasionally play Minecraft with my oldest son, but it’s very rare as I don’t get much spare time these days.

Joel also asked: Also if you had to wear a hat for the rest of your life, which one would you use?

I don’t really like hats; they don’t suit me (I have a MASSIVE head). I suppose it would be my motorbike helmet so I’d be out on my bike all the time.

Is that cheating? 🙃

Dušan asked: I was wondering how do you manage your responsibilities between family, work and hobbies like running Fosstodon. Are you a very organized person or are you more turbulent and figure stuff out on the fly?

On a side note, what kind of music do you listen to?

I am a very organised person. I’m also one of those people who doesn’t like to let things hang around. I like to just get sh*t done. So I dive in and get going, if I make mistakes along the way, I can always loop back and fix them.

Ultimately though, I have very little free time. What free time I do have, I make sure it’s away from computers entirely – usually something outside, like walking the dogs, riding my motorbikes etc. Time to decompress is so important.

With regards to music, I like all kinds of music. Classic rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toto, Rolling Stones, AC/DC etc. some pop, indie, and everything in between. I don’t like a single genre; that would be doing music a disservice, I think. If I like a song, I like it. No matter what the genre.

To give you an idea, the songs that have come on while writing this post are:

  • Rebel Rebel – Davie Bowie
  • Funeral – Lukas Graham
  • Ms. Jackson – Outkast
  • Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
  • Minor Thing – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Together – The Raconteurs
  • Sonnet – The Verve
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  • Valerie – The Zutons
  • Massacre of El Kuroke – The Dead South
  • Kiss – Prince
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