I’m really interested in going to “An Event Apart” in Atlanta this year. From what I hear, the conference is pivotal in anyone’s quest for web design excellence. Since it’s in Atlanta, I have a chance to get in this time around. The real problem is the money. Because I’m not primarily employed in the… Continue reading An Event Apart
Amy (aka “Fox”) Gradin was voted “Best Photographer” this year at Dragon*Con. This is a most excellent reward for her hard work. We’re seeing more photography at the show now – more than in years past. She had some fear that her stuff was loosing its niche, but I think this award should give her… Continue reading “Best Photographer”
As you travel life’s highways, stop and smell the roses…and get a piercing. That’s the advice Con’rs heard, anyway. DragonCon is, as of recent years, a five day event including labor day. The event takes place in Atlanta within the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt hotels (registration was actually taken care of in the Hilton this… Continue reading DragonCon Wrap-Up
Konfabulator – Yahoo! Widgets
The Konfabulator tool was recommended to me by a coworker recently. He noticed that I used the Desktop Sidebar, a Longhorn-looking (Windows Vista) desktop component. To be honest, I was speculative of the Konfabulator’s ability to replace the Desktop Sidebar, both by its name and the source of information (he’s not a Windows guy, so… Continue reading Konfabulator – Yahoo! Widgets
Atlanta Photo Stroll 5
That’s “V” for you Romans. This stroll took place in Roswell around the Old Roswell Mill area. I think everyone had a good time, though there may have been a poison ivy victim. The place was crawling with various identifiable types of poison ivy. I have (so far) managed to avoid all contact with it,… Continue reading Atlanta Photo Stroll 5
Still Waiting for Adobe Reader to Load?
For all of you that have asked, here’s a link on how you make Adobe’s Reader 7.0 load faster: Jonathan Hardwick: How to make Adobe Reader 7.0 load faster He’s a done an excellent job of explaining the process, but I’ll summarize for you here. Adobe Reader 7.0 Optimizer Edit –> Preferences General: Disable “Automatically… Continue reading Still Waiting for Adobe Reader to Load?
St. Patrick’s Day at Meehan’s
Amy, I, and Balthazar all went to Meehan’s this evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was an excellent venue for the event, though it was pretty much standing room only. If it seems a bit odd to bring a two-year-old to an ale house, it is. However, Meehan’s catered to all until 8:00pm on… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day at Meehan’s
Canon EOS 20D
My wife just picked up a new camera – digital for once. She’s generally opposed to the medium, but I think the competition and my bantering are finally winning her over. The issue, of course, is that she’s a medium-format user and digital cameras are oft-not capable of reproducing images of this caliber. There are… Continue reading Canon EOS 20D
Amy and I saw The Incredibles last night at the Mall of Georgia. This was a really excellent computer-animated film. If it wasn’t two hours, it was a few minutes longer. The story was very funny; a retired clan of super-heroes is wrenched from their mundane life to wrestle evil foes once again. The non-super… Continue reading The Incredibles
I had a really great time with everyone that showed up to drum tonight. Although the coldest night we’ve been outside this year, it was probably the most energetic. Matt and I didn’t even realize how cold it was until it was all over and we were standing up. The knees get a little stiff… Continue reading Most Excellent!