Friday, August 10, 2007

Online Backup

Looking for an online backup service? Me too. So far, I've gotten recommendations for I'll give it a shot and post my findings soon(ish).

Learn Something New Every Day

I had never heard of the Orton effect until today, when a post showed up on the MS Photo alias. I recognized the results, but didn't realize it had a name. Luckily for my education, my colleagues included a tutorial. Yay us!

Look for examples soon.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I Want My Damned Glowball Worming!

So Kathy and I were watching the news last night, and the big story is about the "heat wave" that (apparently) some people are enjoying. It's all part of this "glowball worming" we keep hearing about, I guess.

It was 56 freakin' degrees when I left the house this morning. Kathy and I are seriously discussing if we ought to turn the heater on; we don't really want to because it seems ridiculous to have the heater running in August, but on the other hand it's cold. Al Gore promised me some global warming, and damn it if a little wouldn't be welcome right about now. Seriously ... how are my tomatoes supposed to ripen if it doesn't get above 70?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ooooh! Shiny!

I have no shame ... I will cheerfully admit to mad lurv for the cheesy text effect. I will be diligently working my way through all of these 80 Photoshop text effects tutorials in my spare time.

Now I Need To Buy A Drive Enclosure

One of the things that I've wanted to accomplish for a while now is to rip all of my childrens' DVDs to disk, and then let the girls watch them over the house network instead of losing (or scratching) the media. Well, I'm going to have to go buy an external drive enclosure now because Flip4Mac has what looks to be exactly what I've been looking for with their Drive-in product. I might even spring for them to have their own Apple TV.