A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
This is that step. I am atÂ Haaseltons, the local coffee shop hammering out the structure for this site so I can make some style sheets and back end code for it.
The idea is pretty simple, I want a blog, a guestbook of sorts (the shout-outs box) and a place to showcase any work I’m proud of (the soon to be Portfolios section).
Well, I won’t waste any more time on declaring what I’m doing and I’ll get back to doing it! This is exciting (for me at least!)
Iï¿½ have just ordered a new laptop and it should be in at the store later this afternoon.
Of course I had to throw a monkey-wrench into the equation and add 512Mb RAM to the original 512Mb to make 1Gb RAM after the laptop had already arrived in store.
To see if I wanted this laptop, I wanted to test it’s 3D speed. To do this I basically ran aï¿½ program I made that putsï¿½ 10000 random triangles up on an OpenGL window and spins them around. It did this quite well. It rendered them quicker, in fact, than my workstation at work.
I’m excited! 😀
Another problem. This time a MiniDV tape which was miss-labeled by my co-worker causes me to duplicate 75 incorrect DVDs and 10 incorrect VHS… I even reviewed the content and it looked similar to the content that was supposed to be duplicated.
But it was not.
I’m just exasperated… I do everything right and it still blows up in my face. Dammit!
I have no style…
… the reason, is because I have prioritized much of my life above this personal web log. Perhaps I need to change that soon and spruce up the place. It looks dull.
My gripe today, is with Adobe CS. Specifically, I don’t like the new Photoshop for one reason.
I use Adobe Photoshop CS at work for several small image processing tasks and some larger graphic design tasks. I am quite adept at using Photoshop even though the focus of my job is programming and IT.
Adobe Photoshop CS prevents me from right-clicking on a file, selecting “Open With” and adding it to the list of programs I can open a particular type of file with.
I ALWAYS use this feature. It is an integral part of my workflow when working with images. Why Adobe‘s CS staff didn’t see this I can imagine has to do with the plethora of other useful features Photoshop CS has to offer. The little things often get overlooked in such ambitious projects.
I want my Open With back… 🙁
For now, I’ll deal with dragging the file’s icon onto the taskbar. I don’t like it. It feels dirty. It feels like I’m using a Mac 😉
Well, that’s it for my gripe.
[Edit] It seems to have been fixed. I don’t know if it’s a patch or something I did but it’s not a problem anymore.