Not pants!–though our UPS driver wears them year round. Just the blogging “shorts” below.
☀ Finally (thanks Rob! and Epson for finally supporting your 2880 with color management details) I can print people pictures and they are not green, gray or magenta. I printed one of the Grayson County images and it looks super, too. I am yet to play with the LAB color and proof tricks I learned (well, I saw them in use, am yet to learn) from Rob. This means I won’t wake in the wee hours kicking myself for having an expensive printer that is only a glorified dust collector.
☀ I am now being followed on Twitter by the Governator. Don’t you wonder how, out of millions of twitterers, Arnold found me? I don’t think I want to follow. On the other hand, Twitter is gaining usefulness for me. It’s immediacy, search capabilities and succinctness have a role in both networking and information transmission. Something like it (if not Twitter) will be around for the long haul.
☀ I paid $18 yesterday on Amazon for Circus Ponies Notebook ($43 less a $25 Reward Certificate) and while I hate to admit it will mostly retire a couple of other programs I also paid more than that for, I’m enjoying pieces of Ecco Pro (more or less logical outlining format) and OneNote (the ability to place flags and stickies anywhere on the page) combined with the Multidex that allows searches across dates, words, numbers, keywords, and stickies. Kewl feature: it exports readily into web format. Click here to see what an outline of my draft for Floyd Earth Day looks like via this method. Outline controls are active so you can expand or contract outline levels.
☀ I am a lucky idiot with a confession to make. Since my first session at a computer where I was asked to chose a password (probably using Window 3.1 in 1992) I have used the same english language all letters password. Everywhere. Always. Dumb. I changed that this week with the purchase of 1password. At $40 it seems expensive, but what kind of price would you pay to NOT have all your accounts invaded by a hacker? As my ol’ mammy used to say, “a word to the wise is sufficient”.
☀Maybe you’re feeling it too–a total loss of flow and focus after the holidays, blitzed by bad news and dour predictions at every turn, with little sun, cold wind and all the parties and revelry behind and nothing out ahead. I have a temporary sense of purposelessness in all my roles and interests–not apathy, but more like a waking hibernation. I have ambitions and interests and hopes. I am just content for the present to leave them dormant for a time to ferment, morph, and spring up into view. Soon. But not today.