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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Actually, I see now that you didn't have to read 48 Dead Horses to know that I was thinking about a PowerBook. Can you tell that I don't pay much attention to Rooster Spice anymore?

My wife, the free alternative to Photoshop.

This has been a wild week. K just had a foot operation, so I've been taking care of her and the kids pretty much by my lonesome. That wouldn't be too bad, if I hadn't gotten a thunderous head cold which has knocked me out for most of the past two days.

Fortunately, K has risen to the occasion, or at least hobbled to it. I love my wife. But man, I hate this cold.

Those of you who have been following the 48 Dead Horses know that I was thinking of getting a new PowerBook; well, I took the plunge, and it was shipped from Taiwan this morning. (For some reason, the FedEx tracking site keeps freezing Safari. I don't know why. Yes, I've been tracking it. Wouldn't you?) So I guess I really am a bourgeois with too much disposable income. And children in Africa are still making do with Commodore 64s!

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Ah, disposable income. I'm indisposed.

Every once in a while I go crazy and BUY things.

It's coming up on that time again. What with the new project going on, I'm looking at buying:
  • the upgrade to the latest version of my 3D software,
  • the print-on-demand technical reference for said software,
  • the new Apple 12-inch laptop, and
  • an iPod mini, just because.

Well, that last one requires a bit of explanation. I ordered an iPod mini when they came out, but I ordered it from Target Direct with the understanding that it wouldn't ship 'til mid-April. Well, Target couldn't get any, so they canceled the order. But they still sent me the iPod mini Dock, because apparently that was available. So now I have a mini Dock, but no mini.

Which is like cream without coffee, salt without pepper, Bush without Cheney... well, maybe not that last one.

I completely missed Rooster Spice's second birthday. So, in its honor, you can read, in its entirety, the first post I ever wrote:
Why isn't this working?
Deathless prose... and prophetic to boot.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Like there isn't enough evidence he's a schmuck already?

A lot of people are saying that George W. Bush is (or at least was before September 11) President in name only, and Dick Cheney was the real President. Well, ya know, I'm not exactly a fan of Bush. But it strikes me that a lot of people are willing to theorize and speculate, without any evidence whatsoever, and attribute just about anything bad to Bush.

It was wrong when it was done to Clinton, and it's wrong now.

(thanks to Mike for the link)

Monday, April 05, 2004

I couldn't bounce any higher.

I just got one of the nicest compliments I ever recieved from an animator I respect greatly:
So I'm looking through the Space animation contest entries on the FTP page and I stumble upon one with a spaceman on the moon and a giant Shaggy. And I knew, immediately and with no hint from the gallery page that displays the artist' names, that [Squelch] made this clip. That's a great piece [Squelch], it's really cool you've gotten to the point people can look at your stuff and know it's you.
The piece in question is here (Quicktime 5 or later required, 4 MB, 1:05).