Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I bought a special edition Green Day magazine today published by Metal Hammer. British publications are so far ahead of US publishing as far as I am concerned.Everything from the paper to the writing is better. Their graphics magazines are the best as well. The step by step thing sometimes assumes that the reader might be more up to speed then the average user but I guess you need to get on with it in such a venue. On Tuesdays Kojo Nnamdi show game designer Sid Meier was the guest. I think it might be worth your listen.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
A great American past away last night. Rosa Parks will be remembered as a woman who had enough of being treated as a second class citizen and got the United States heading towards being the kind of place we all claim it is. We have a long way to go and might never get there but she was someone I feel proud to have called an American hero.
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
The artwork shown is from illustrator Ashley Wood. Taken from issue 12 of Metal Gear Solid published by idwpublishing. Mom and I drove Nola and Tony to National...sorry Regan National Airport this morning. They are on their way to Las Vegas via Dallas. I hope they had a good time in Virginia.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
I bought a Mattel Vidster camcorder and recieved it friday. It is pretty simple to use and the quality isn't to bad for $50. I will try and upload video soon. I started reading Hillman Curtis' new book Creating Short Films for the Web and have really enjoyed the first few pages. Curtis made a name for himself in the mid 90s with his use of Flash software. Creating motion graphics that actually worked over dial up connections.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Went to Moms for dinner Tony cooked steaks. They were very good. I'm a bit affraid of grilling steaks for some reason. I was bidding for a camcorder on ebay but didn't win. The bootleg DVD I bought yesterday is pretty good quality. I purshesed one around a year ago that was total crap. Very pixelated. You get what you pay for I guess.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I bought an home made DVD from a middle east shop in Arlington, VA today. For all I know the FBI we be at my front door saying how I contributed to Al Qaeda with it's purchase.
AA went to the U2 concert tonight. I told her to buy a Powerball ticket tonight, the jackpot is $340 million.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The Computer Guys who normally show up on the first tuesday of the month made a special appearence today. On for WAMU's Membership Campaign they had some ipod information as well as a plug for rocketboom.com a vlog site. I just went there and can't see the big deal but you might enjoy it.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Australia beat the World XI. Don't really know how others feel but I didn't have much emotion invested in these games. Ordered four cricket books from Amazon Uk last night. With the exchange rate I'm looking at some expensive pulp. I would like to fly to London and spend a few days going to second hand book stores.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Went to Microcenter with AA after work and bought a USB cable. Why would I buy a USB cable you ask...No one is reading this. I read an article in res magazine on how to turn the CVS one time use camcorder into a use it as much as you want camcorder. So I am going to try it. Oh yah if you're lucky enough to own a Mac there is this very cool software(plasq.com) that can turn your photos and stories into comics.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Had to drive into Washington DC today to pick up some friends from Union Station. Nola and Tony Pope are friends of my Mom from Australia. We havn't seen them since 1991. They look great and have been on some world wide adventure. I got lost somewhere on the George Washington pkwy and almost drove into oncoming traffic. But I'm still here for what that's worth. Also took another day off from work and don't feel the least bit guilty.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Australia beat the World XI infront of a very small crowd. The stadium can hold 51,000 and only around 10,000 showed. Washed my car today(MrClean:See picture) ) and in the shade thought I did a good job. However I drove to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and saw the in the sunlight I missed a couple of spots. Stopped at Borders a got a few more books. they are starting to back up on the taxi way waiting to be read.