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From the Pointlessly Extravagant File, #32

From the Pointlessly Extravagant File, #32

Oh. My. God. What a shame­less­ly point­less extrav­a­gance. Moreover, what a naked ploy for men’s mon­ey.Photo by eWeekMy Love Affair with Acer’s Ferrari Notebook “Every oth­er note­book I have ever had pales in com­par­i­son to my new Ferrari-branded note­book from…
Carlie Brucia's Body Found

Carlie Brucia's Body Found

CNN​.com - Carlie Brucia’s body found; mur­der charges filed - Feb. 6, 2004 God damn it! I wish they had found her alive. Eleven years old… We have an eight and a six year old. As a par­ent, the Carlie Brucia case, and…

"Queer Eye" Picked My Computer

A Queer Eye for the Straight PC?According to an e-mail I got from some­one ref­er­enc­ing my post Computer Meltdown (restora­tion):

“BTW, your new com­put­er looks like ‘Queer Eye’ picked it out.” That’s fun­ny. Thanks!…
Computer Meltdown (restoration)

Computer Meltdown (restoration)

My new com­put­er (front)As you may recall from my Computer Meltdown (lit­er­al­ly) post, this past Wednesday I burnt out not only my computer’s pow­er sup­ply, but its CPU, the CPU fan, and three case fans. The CPU chip was burnt…
New Super Hero Movies & Catwoman (The Slut)

New Super Hero Movies & Catwoman (The Slut)

Halle Berry’s her slut­ty Catwoman cos­tume.SuperHeroHype​.com has tons of hype and news on a slew of super hero movies in pro­duc­tion or pre-production. Along with the obvi­ous X-Men 3, Spider-Man 2, DareDevil 2, and Hulk 2,…
Changes To This Here Blog

Changes To This Here Blog

After a while of try­ing to fig­ure out how I want­ed it, I final­ly did some­thing use­ful with cat­e­gories today. As you can see in the sec­ondary and ter­cia­ry nav­i­ga­tion links at left (between this col­umn and the pho­to), I’ve expand­ed the sin­gle…
Photoshop No Longer A Counterfeiting Tool?

Photoshop No Longer A Counterfeiting Tool?

Aw, shucks! You can’t scan $20 USD bills into Photoshop any more. Interesting. Wired News: Copy No-No: Adobe and Uncle Sam “Adobe acknowl­edged last week that its Photoshop CS dig­i­tal edit­ing pack­age includes a “coun­ter­feit deter­rence sys­tem” designed to…
Skin:  ImaginationBox for Sysmetrix

Skin: ImaginationBox for Sysmetrix

I post­ed a new SysMetrix skin to WinCustomize. The skin is part of a suite of skins I’m build­ing for DesktopX, WindowBlinds, Quintessential CD Player (“QCD”), CursorXP, Bootskin, and prob­a­bly IconPackager. The entire suite, like the SysMetrix skin shown here, is based…
How Spam Can Happen

How Spam Can Happen

This is how a sin­gle lapse in e-mail address dil­li­gence two years ago can result in an ongo­ing flood of hun­dreds of spam mes­sages per week. As you know my sys­tem was down for a cou­ple of weeks while I moved. This morn­ing…
Undeletable File Deleted

Undeletable File Deleted

Every morn­ing for the last two weeks I’ve been dis­tressed to find my pri­ma­ry Windows XP sys­tem blue screened when I walk into my home office. The prob­lem, I dis­cov­ered pret­ty quick­ly, was with Safety_Net, my home network’s large back­up dri­ve. Within…
Life Cycle of DTP

Life Cycle of DTP

PageMaker, a true piece of his­to­ry, birthed the Desktop Publishing Revolution, lead­ing it through its infan­cy. Quark was the adoles­ence of the bur­geon­ing Desktop Publishing indus­try, rebel­lious and impetu­ous. InDesign is the Publishing and Layout indus­try all grown up, mature, sophis­ti­cat­ed,…
Microsoft Fires Mac Fan For Blog Photo

Microsoft Fires Mac Fan For Blog Photo

Once again, be care­ful what you blog. The most innocu­ous thing may get you fired, just like Michael Hanscom of Seattle, WA, recent­ly ter­mi­nat­ed by Microsoft for men­tion­ing that MSCopy (the Microsoft in-house print shop) was locat­ed in the same…
Server Issues Resolved

Server Issues Resolved

I’ve worked out and resolved the MySQL serv­er issue that kept my blog sedan­tary through­out this past week­end. Give me a lit­tle time and I’ll have respond­ed to everyone’s com­ments and updat­ed the Saturday Slant page to tie into the below…
SVG Finally Starting To Come Alive

SVG Finally Starting To Come Alive

The W3C has just announced the first SVG Competition, this one to design a SVG Tiny greet­ing card of 30k or less. The win­ner receives a Nokia 3650 tri-band GSM hand­set. “Announcing the first offi­cial SVG Mobile Competition. Nokia have pro­vid­ed…
Plan To Reduce Spam:  Tip

Plan To Reduce Spam: Tip

I got this e-mail from Arianna at http://​blog​.real​i​ty​crutch​.com/ about my Plan To Reduce Spam: “Hi I liked your spam plan, I’ve been doing what I can but didn’t think of key­ing address­es, great idea. I looked to see how you cre­at­ed a safe…
Shortcut To Change Search Bar

Shortcut To Change Search Bar

Recently I received the below ques­tion from a read­er. I answered the read­er, but I thought I would also share the answer with any­one else who might be curi­ous. “nice site. I’ve bor­rowed your blogroll code its great by the way. Do you…
Portfolio Expanded

Portfolio Expanded

Portfolio SampleI’ve updat­ed and expand­ed my online Portfolio to include over a dozen new items in the areas of Web Design, Web & Flash Design, Promotional, Advertising, Magazine Layout, Magazine Makeover, and Merchandising.
I Made Dis (for SysMetrix)

I Made Dis (for SysMetrix)

ONW skin for SysMetrixI made dis skin (actu­al­ly two), On Night’s Wings ver­sions 1 and 2 for SysMetrix. Over 300 down­loads in 48 hours. Version 1
Version 2
AOL Blocks Links From LiveJournal

AOL Blocks Links From LiveJournal

Slashdot | AOL Blocks Links from LiveJournal “Last week, AOL began block­ing all HTTP requests with ‘www​.live​jour​nal​.com’ Referer head­ers. This is a com­mon prac­tice by image host­ing sites to pre­vent off-site link­ing of their images and ‘band­width theft’. However, in…
Bruce Chizen for Gov of Cali

Bruce Chizen for Gov of Cali

Is it too late to nom­i­nate Bruce Chizen for California Governor? To para­phrase Jack Kennedy, “A PDF on every web­site, and PostScript in every print­er.”…
Fourth Crow Movie In Post Production

Fourth Crow Movie In Post Production

A Boy and His Bird News reports updates on the fourth The Crow movie, star­ring David Boreanaz (“Angel”, “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer”), Tara Reed (My Boss’s Daughter), and David Ortiz (“Miss Match”), is the fourth dark fan­ta­sy film…
Miramax:  Unfair Telling Friends Movie Stinks

Miramax: Unfair Telling Friends Movie Stinks

I’m very inter­est­ed in, and more than a lit­tle amused by, Hollywood’s sud­den dis­il­lus­sion­ment. Read the arti­cle (I’ve quot­ed the entire thing in Continued) and you’ll see the whin­ing of Hollywood stu­dio execs. Waah! Our big-budget mar­ket­ing cam­paigns aren’t dup­ing peo­ple…