It’s a Dangerous Thing, Part 2

i shoot crap!,self-inflated ego Or we could call this the “I shoot crap!” post. I’m officially over myself and my images for a bit. I just tossed 2GB worth of images in the trash because no matter how slick the tools are, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! Damn good […]

They Make My Head Spin

cranky ranting I have mentioned a number of times on my LJ blog that I love Adobe software. Their online store leaves a bit to be desired, though! My latest adventure was ordering the CS3.3 upgrade (read “ordering Acrobat 9 Pro”). Yesterday, I placed my order thinking the software was available for download. When I […]

What’s Critical to You?

“What it lacks in humanity, modern medicine makes up for in drama.” — Anon. What were you doing a week ago? Do you even remember? I was having a panic at work, trying to get things done for ridiculous deadlines because they were “critical.” Thursday evening my wife TC said she thought she had bronchitis. […]

It’s a Dangerous Thing

photography There is a dangerous aspect to being an avid, amature photographer: falling in love with your own work. It won’t get you hurt or anything but it can keep you from advancing your technique and ability, your vision. You get in a rut, photographs start looking the same and then – blah. Family and […]

And now announcing: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard!

Apple,OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Another announcement, this time for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Apple is saying this release is focused on improving performance, adding stability and shrinking the footprint of the Mac OS. Performance gets a memory boost with enhanced 64-bit support. 16TB worth. Enhanced multicore support. Business users will like the support […]

iPhone 2.0 is Coming!

iPhone 2.0 At last, Apple has announced the 3G iPhone availability date – July 11th – which means we are that much closer to the release of the iPhone 2.0 software! While the new phone has some neat additions (like GPS) and faster network access, I’m looking forward to the new third-party applications that will […]

Acrobat 9 in Pre-Order

Adobe,software It was about 13 months ago, end of April I think, when Adobe start shipping Design/Web CS3. Now they have CS3.3 with Acrobat 9. They must have people staying up late at night writing code! When they released Acrobat 8, Adobe had a Design Premium CS2.3 to go with it. For your $159 upgrade […]

Public Betas for Dw, Fw, and Sb CS4

Dw,Fw,Sb,CS4 If you like to play with beta software, Adobe opened a public beta on 27 May for Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, and Soundbooth CS4. These are betas so don’t expect them to be perfect, use them on production stuff, etc. To access the betas you need to either (i) have a serial number for […]

iPhone-compatible Icon,iPhone This qualifies for pure vanity. We now have an iPhone- and iPod touch-compatible icon as shown to the left. If you add a link to the site ( or to the blog ( to your home screen, you should see it. Interested in making your own? The rules are almost straight-forward. Must be 45px […]