After months of using Live Writer, I am back to Qumana. Simple, lightweight, does the job.
Ooops! A pseudo-blog. No feed.
Dwell: Get with the program.
UPDATE: Apparently it does! There is an RSS graphic at the bottom. But that's not the feed link. Oh no!
You have to click the image to go to a page that has the page that has the RSS feed in it.
No. The feed is part of the blog. It MUST appear on the same page as the blog. Making it hard to find defeats the point of the process.
Surviving members of every 50s doo-wop band fight to the death with clubs â€” shirtless and totally coked-up â€” in massive Thunderdome-like arena
Merlin Mann is a god. One of the minor deities, but a deity nonetheless.
STOP. THE. AWFUL. PLEDGE. DRIVES!
This post immediately left me with the feeling (and it's an oogie feeling) that the country in which I reside is completely borked when it comes to data security.
Private companies would get slammed by leaking private information in every country, except the US.
And if a financial institution compromised or lost personal information, they would face real fines, except in the US.
These must be gross generalizations. So prove me wrong.
For some, it's ether; others, mescaline.
For me, it's modern design and architecture magazines on glossy paper.
Feel the silky smoothness -- empty the mind -- buy -- it's what everyone -- strange rumors.
My wife doesn't understand my fascination with Hunter Thompson. There are only a select few who do.
What most people don't understand is that living with manic bipolar is living with Hunter inside your head every day. Raging. Screaming. Shooting at the peacocks while the sun rises. Spraying my optic nerve with a rogue fire extinguisher. Delivering calla lilies to soothe me when he has stepped over the line, laughing at me, with me, simultaneously.
That screaming vitality that HST lived every single day is bottled inside me, caged, rattling the bars, threatening to call a 450-pound Maori solicitor to beat some logic into my skull, from the inside out. The highly-attuned vision. Echoing sounds of madness. Inability to pay attention to the droning emptiness of my work life.
Some would call this a nightmare. Some days I do. Most days, I rock back on my heels, scratch my chin, grin, and smile. I know that the world around me is always in his sights, ranting, providing a constant commentary, arms waving manically, Chivas spilling on my synapses, another typewriter brutally blasted in the snow.
Hunter is the model of what rages inside me. The echo of a life restrained, held in check. Cursing the days lost.
I finally watched the movie version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas yesterday. Not bad, considering that the movie has been out for 9 years.
One of the things that I want to raise with the folks who have spotted the OBVIOUS HST cameo, is that he makes two. Not only does he show up in the club/acid scene, but he is riding shotgun (and likely holding one) in the desert rat scene.
Guess most people aren't baked enough to spot him yet.
Ninth Wave Designs has taken a Moleskine and turned it into an ancient alchemical tome. Cruise the Flickr stream to see all the fantastic designs.
I ANYONE wanted to buy me something that would make me worship the ground they walk on, the Phaidon Design Classics would be the thing.
This is a series of three volumes that contain 999 of the modern design classics. It's one of those things that you have around, you pick up, and you go "wow".
But at between $75 - $100, it's pretty darn low on the priority list right now.
It's as though the museum exploded from the ground, and the house was too close to avoid its gruesome, and humorous, fate.
Picture by: baobee
I'm the first to tell you that I know nothing about using a tool as powerful as The Gimp. I get Layers, but after that, there is a realm of madness that I have not yet reached.
I have learned a cool trick tonight. It's building on a trick I learned a couple of weeks ago. It uses layers and the overlay method. Lifehacker pointed me to digital Photography School, and I learned the overlay Gaussian Blur method. I know use this a lot.
But once I figured out layers, I figured that I could really start stacking them up. As a result of my fiddling, I stumbled onto a really cool way to make those pictures leap at you.
Let's start with a picture of the USB hub that sits next to me.
Sort of lame, with a distinct yellow hue.
Ok, create a duplicate layer. Then, INVERT the duplicate layer. You end up with something like this.
This, in and of itself, is pretty damn cool. But, there's another layer under there. The original picture. So, what happens when you set the inverted layer to overlay mode?
Now, you may think there isn't much difference between this and the original. So let's put them side-by-side.
Pow! Instant Contrast! Things like the cable in the background, the cable in the foreground, and the front edge of the hub suddenly leap out at you.
Now, the true photogs out there are likely yawning. "Yeah, so what?", they say. "I could of done that in 30 seconds."
But hey, it's new to me.