owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ en http://owensoft.net http://owensoft.net/favicon.png owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2442/ Abundance (Logbook) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2442/ <p>Wow, 2018. We have crossed the hump and are now barrelling straight down through another set of birthdays, holidays and global catastrophes.. I thought the Christmas period would never end as I try to eat three cakes by myself. The Christmas tree is still standing because I dread the chore of taking it down and repackaging it in a box in which it will surely not fit. What is life without change?</p><p>The date for the ending of Whatsapp support for me phone has come and gone but I do not care really. Idle chatter is only going to keep me from doing what I want to do and dreaming about the future only stops you from doing what you can do now. So its back to BBM or email or phone calls. Probably I will start walking around with my camera again and updating my website more often.</p><p>I try not to be a heavy weight on the shoulders of other people. Because I am not certain of anything. Or I like to exist as a part of a greater whole and I do not want to pretend to be special. Do it for the love. Every dance might be your last so I am always cautious as a survival mechanism. Nothing really matters except for the trees that you climb, the good memories and the falls you survive.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2442/#comment">make a comment</a></p> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:28:56 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/ Jack Sprat, Treasure Beach, Jamaica (The Jamaica photo project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/ <p>Restaurant and Bar. Fish, chicken, cold jelly, fries and burger. Pretty much anything you want. Plus beach with life guard on duty. Happy 2018 everyone.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2568.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2569.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2570.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2571.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2572.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2573.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2574.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2575.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2576.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2577.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2578.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2441/#comment">add comment</a></p> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:04:10 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/ Deep in the bushes of Manchester (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/ <p>This is my third attempt . The first 2 times I turned back because I had passed more forks in the road than my brain can process which is 3. This trip was aided by Janique running google maps on co-pilot. She was still getting the hang of it because google maps has the habit of re-routing if you do not page attention to it.</p><p>No matter what google maps tells you there are times the shortest route is impossible. Wasted 2 hours driving through narrow cobble stone roads at 30 kmph. When you start seeing bushes growing in the road you should turn back and go the route with the more used roads. If you stop seeing signs of road work, patching, white lines you know you are off the grid. Luckily cellphone data worked all the way. There was one occasion where we had to reverse into a driveway so that another car could pass along a narrow section of the road.<br />If you are going to Treasure Beach head down Spur Tree Hill. It might be the longer route but the roads are better - much better.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2561.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2562.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2563.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2564.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2565.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2566.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2567.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2440/#comment">comment</a></p> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:27:44 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/ Treasure Beach, Jamaica (Into the Blue) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/ <p>Black sand, blue sky</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2557.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2558.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2559.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2560.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2439/#comment">comment</a></p> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:15:53 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/ El Quijote Park, Cuba (Traveling without moving) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/ <p>If you are going to make a statue make one as awesome as this. Havana has parks everywhere.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Porque somos de España en Lorca,en Machado, en Miguel. Porque España es la última mirada de sol del Pablo nuestro. Porque no hemos nunca medido el tamaño de los molinos de viento y sentimos bajo nuestros talones el costillar de Rocinante.&quot;</p></blockquote><p></p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2551.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2552.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2553.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2554.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2555.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2556.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2438/#comment">add comment</a></p> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:03:20 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2437/ All you want (Logbook) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2437/ <p>At times do you ever wonder if you are living someone else&#039;s life? Like you are supposed to be somewhere else instead of where you are now? Or maybe you fear that you are not yet strong enough to live that life. It does not matter. All that matters is monkeys and trees and water. Everything else is just a filter. You are already what you are going to be.</p><p>I have been posting a lot recently. Trying to make up for an entire <a rel='external' href='/v4/archive/2017/' title='year of'>year of</a> slack and distraction, death and despair. I have not been getting many comments though but I am still irie. I do it for the love, not the likes. Well it could be a bug in the code that I may have missed and no one has gual to tell me about it because they fear that they may come off as stupid for asking question. News flash: there are not stupid questions - only stupid answers.</p><p>My Christmas budget is over run and its only like day 20. I am pretty much done and I hear a croaking sound in the front end that I fear to call the mechanic about. I just have to be strong and survive until at least January. But the future is yet unwritten all I can do is sit wait. No need to be complacent. You can dance, you can jive having the time of your life but I am taking it easy.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2437/#comment">make a comment</a></p> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:14:44 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/ Dec2017 Got a few CDs to borrow (Music) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/ <p>I got a bunch of CDs to borrow from a friend at work;</p><h4>Sanchez - One in a million</h4><p>Sanchez? is a &quot;best of CD&quot; released by VP in 1997 includes 19 songs which are all well known lovers rock reggae hits that have been rinsed by djs and coaster bus drivers ever since 1987. It would be hard to find a slow jam singjay mix without a Sanchez single onboard. Its hard to pick favourite tracks because the first 10 are pretty much gold but I could shortlist; 2. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ5JDSGMkR4' title='Old friends'>Old friends</a>, 10. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuMbUBJ3Xe4' title='Brown eyes'>Brown eyes</a>, 14. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rDnPnD46Xs' title='never dis the man'>never dis the man</a>, 18. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngQTwRSXqhI' title='Unchained'>Unchained</a>, 19. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaSfld6MS1w' title='Wherever I lay my hat'>Wherever I lay my hat</a>. </p><p>Rocksteady beats tease your ears just long enough for the base guitar to drop in.</p><h4>Prince - LoveSexy</h4><p>This probably the weirdest album I have even listen to. The CD is one long track, 44.56 minutes of prince and company just jamming away. If the nude picture on the front wasn&#039;t enough they chose a terrible small pink cursive font for the inside booklet making it hard to read. 1988 must have been a crazy year.</p><p>Notable quotes;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Lets drown each other in each other&#039;s emotion, bathe with me. Lets cover each other in perfume and lotion. Let me touch your body &#039;til your river&#039;s an ocean&quot;? - <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HieFACP5-HI' title='when 2 are in love'>when 2 are in love</a>.</p></blockquote><h4>Shabba - A Mi</h4><p>What can I say? To me its sounds like hiphop beats but its 1995 so I am not sure. ?Not really dancehall but I have never listened to a full Shabba album. Rubbadub? By track 9 it starts to get more familiar but its not really my thing. A mixture of influences.</p><p>Select tracks; 2. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F08AQYoD-Q' title='Shine Eye gal'>Shine Eye gal</a>, 9. <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiDQ646XuTs' title='high seat'>high seat</a></p><blockquote><p>&quot;Love di gal dem from outta habour view&quot;</p></blockquote><h4>John Holt - Thousand Volts of Holt</h4><p>I was suprised that I did not know most of John Holts top songs from the 70s but as the Cd progressed it moved up into the era that I could actually remember. Its good sunday listening ska rocksteady. Favourites include; <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWiJDVTxpi0' title='Help Me Make It Through The Night'>Help Me Make It Through The Night</a>, <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvISLABAxzc' title='Mr. Bojangles'>Mr. Bojangles</a>, <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61qDnV23_Q' title='If I Were a Carpenter'>If I Were a Carpenter</a> and <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcE7Meogw1E' title='Just The Way You Are'>Just The Way You Are</a></p><p><br /></p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2547.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2548.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2549.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2550.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2436/#comment">comment</a></p> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:17:51 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2435/ Finished: PS2 - Gran Turismo 4 (Video Games) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2435/ <p>I finally finished the last license test in GT4 on the playstation 2. It only took me 4 years of on-and-off playing to get it done. It was truly a dawning task most likely because I am not very good at the game but I did it none the less. Driving the Nuremberg Ring in a sub 7 minute run without running of the road at all is a test of patience and memorization.</p><p>Gran Turismo 4 was released in 2004 and I am just finishing it now but at least I don&#039;t have to deal with loot boxes and updates like the games that are being released nowadays.</p><p>I mostly play the GT games for the license tests because collecting cars is pretty pointless. A lot of the cars are filler/padding for a boring racing game. The license tests give me a confined goal in a reasonable time unlike games nowadays that want you to sit there are play forever like you have nothing better to do than waste your life.</p><p>Next I am moving on to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake eater. This is my first metal gear game ans it seems like the guy wanted to make movies but instead got stuck with making games. 3 hours into the game and I watched about 2:30 minutes of video. I am not sure how long I am going to be able to stick with this madness. I still have to get back to Persona 4 (a much better game so far).</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2435/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2546.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2435/#comment">comment</a></p> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:00:27 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/ 01202010 (Office Space) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/ <p>Some old pictures I had from back in the day when 87 gas actually cost 87 dollars. All black and white again.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2540.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2541.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2542.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2543.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2544.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2545.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2434/#comment">comment</a></p> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:00:37 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2433/ Malecón, Havana (The high life) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2433/ <p>Sitting by the water</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2433/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2538.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2433/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2539.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2433/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2537.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2433/#comment">comment</a></p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:03:40 -0600