Good Week To Be A Geek?

It’s shaping up to be a pretty interesting week for a geek like me… On Tuesday, Adobe is having it’s media event to officially unveil all of it’s Creative Suite 3 apps. If the beta of Photoshop CS3 is any indication, sweeping changes are in store across the line. Hopefully there will finally be a … [Read more…]

Trent, You Magnificent Bastard

I just read that Trent Reznor has released the source files for Survivalism, one of the songs of his forthcoming album Year Zero, in GarageBand format. He's done this before with a couple of songs off his last record, but he's also announced that he'll be releasing every song off the new record as GarageBand … [Read more…]

Home Again

Back in Cleveland. Not sure how I feel about that. Good to be home, I guess. But another couple days away would have been nice. Amazingly, the drive home managed to be worse than the drive out. First, I apparently missed a turn somewhere in New Hampshire and ended up off course. I found my … [Read more…]

Climbing That Mountain, Part 2

Yesterday there was a blizzard, today it’s raining. It’s like Cleveland, that. First lesson? A foot of fresh, thickly packed snow makes things really difficult. Hiking, climbing, all of it. Heh, like I needed the extra challenge. *laugh* Today was spent on one of the smaller climbing areas, learning to do everything. Well, not everything, … [Read more…]

Climbing That Mountain, Part 1: Addendum

Oh yeah, one other thing I forgot to mention before… As I got further and further, the mountains got bigger and bigger. I was looking at some of the particularly large ones, pondering their size. Then I realized, none of these even had peaks above the treeline. So those monsters were smaller than the mountain … [Read more…]

Climbing That Mountain, Part 1

Why do my trips always seem to start so stressfully? I originally planned to leave work by 3:00-3:30 yesterday, so that I'd have time to get home, eat dinner, load up the car, and get on the road by 5:00 at the latest. And be able to do so in a leisurely and relaxed manner. … [Read more…]