Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Global Warming is Here!

The Northern Hemisphere is warming up, on account of it being summer.

Monday, July 24, 2006

My mac is messing with me.

I fear for the health and safety of my data when I get error messages like this.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Smokin' Retro Fonts

Yes, today is one of those rare design topics. I stumbled upon this link today while trying to identify some old typefaces: Font Spotting the Thank You For Smoking Titles

The right typeface can tell a viewer quite a bit about the attitude of your design. When I am designing for myself or freelancing, I put a lot of emphasis on good typography. Often, type is the single most important element of a piece, and so you should choose your typefaces carefully. For those who may be curious, the font for my blog title is Rosewood Fill, and curiously enough, I have been seeing it everywhere lately. Want to see my latest discovery? Here it is: Gotham Bold (Looks best all caps.)

Monday, July 17, 2006

I'm Really A Democrat?

I guess this isn't really a surprise -- I think people should take care of each other, but not be forced to. I just wish I weren't in the same spot on the chart as Kerry. (Note: the important questions come AFTER the test.)
Take the test* (OKCupid.com)
*Warning: User-driven content: Possible objectionable material. (PG-13)

Friday, July 14, 2006

A Dinosaur Search

I wish them the best of luck, because the only thing cooler than dinosaurs is living dinosaurs.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Microsoft Fined By EU

According to BBC News, Microsoft has been fined 280.5m euros ($357m; £194m) by the European Commission for failing to comply with an anti-competition ruling. You read that right: anti-competition. For those of you not familiar with economic theory, Merriam-Webster defines competition in business as "the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable terms." (source: Wikipedia) Competition is that device which keeps prices low and quality high, and is generally percieved as a good thing for consumers. However, the EU apparently doesn't think so, so they have fined (rather randomly, if you ask me) Microsoft for failing to comply with an order to reveal trade secrets about their operating system, Windows XP. I know Microsoft hasn't always been the nicest corporation in the world, but I think this ruling by the European Commission is ureasonable and stupid, and will lead to higher prices and lower quality for EU consumers.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Trucks & Trailers

Why is this not televised worldwide?

A Busy Week Is Over

Last week was the busiest week of my life. Monday was Katie's high school graduation, Tuesday was Independence Day, Wednesday I worked overtime till 7:30 pm, Thursday was Joe & Rachael's wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, Friday night was Juniors (as always), Saturday was worship practice at 10 am, wedding music practice at 11, wedding setup, the wedding at 1 pm, small reception following, and then the big reception from 6:30 to 10:30, and finally Sunday I was up at 7:30 for worship practice, then two Sunday morning services, then off to Geneseo to an airshow (very cool) then to a car show (also very cool) then to Abbott's for ice cream (poor girl working there was by herself) then to Beth & Adam's where I finally took a nap and ate hot dogs and watched TV. It was a fun week, and maybe I'll post some pictures, but I kept forgetting my camera everywhere I went so I only have pictures from Katie's party and Joe's wedding.