Rebate Schmebate: Oooh! $180 in rebates from MacMall so that Parallels and the Epson 3-in-one printer are FREE! Free my Aint Fanny. Took me all morning reading the fine print, hefting the big boxes around in the storage room to get a digital image of the bar code and such. But the worst part was I let iPhoto capture from the camera and then couldn’t find the images in the folder structure. You NOOB! Once found, I wasn’t able to “place” them in the new and unfamiliar InDesign to print three on the same page. I still don’t know if I’ve jumped through all the hoops to get my rebates ‘long about July. Grrrrr.
Feeling Lucky?: The cost we incur re global warming are 1) to do something when nothing was needed, or 2) to nothing when something should have been done. Watch this 10 minute YOuTube explanation that says it the way I’ve been envisioning the choices we have. Please take the time; it may help you frame the arguments pro and con in the way that makes the most sense to you. And if enough of us see the risk of doing nothing as too great, well then, maybe we can do enough soon enough to make a difference.
Can You Say Conspiracy: That’s the buzz in some circles–the US is responsible for the FOUR transoceanic cables that carry phone and internet communications to and from the Middle East? Ya Think? Some do.
Safe Harbor: For now, to get some actual work done, I’ve resorted to my old standby programs under Parallels running Windows XP. Full screen view gives me plenty of real estate. Speed is slower than the OSX environment, but acceptable. However, what I can’t live with and haven’t been able to fix–if it is fixable–is the lousy font display. I’ve used MSIE to enable Cleartype, which seems to work for that browser that I won’t be using. But on my other apps, the font is thin and pixelated. Ideas?
Better Living Through Chemistry: Sometimes it pays to whine. “Let’s put some cortisone in there and see what happens” said my doctor friend during the Superbowl at his house. And so he did, and my right thumb (the experimental side; left thumb also arthritic is the control) seems considerably better. Good to know. Watch me button my shirt like a normal person!
More NoteCards: I appreciate the recent orders for photographic note cards from the Blue Ridge, happy folks somehow find them via Fragments or at the book-and-cards website. I’m toying with the idea of doing a fourth set. If there are any of you who have seen images you thought would make a good, representative image that speaks of life in the southern mountains, let me know and I’ll consider putting them in the next set. You can see a few hundred images on my Flickr gallery.