Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
After another system crash (because Im cramming a lot of stuff on a 30gb drive on a 4 year old machine).
JPennant: gotta replace the drive soon
McClint: which drive?
JPennant: hard drive in the iMac
McClint: you might just have to look toward investing in a new (or semi-new) mac
JPennant: I am, im keeping an eye out for a G4 iMac
JPennant: If I get a g4 desktop, Im gonna have to get a flat screen
JPennant: cheaper than getting a g4 imac, I guess
McClint: yeah could be
JPennant: (dont want a big machine)
JPennant: small space, japanese style, yanno? :-)
McClint: hehehe then a Mac Mini might be in your future
JPennant: doesnt excite me
JPennant: neither does a G5 iMac
JPennant: To me, there is something off about the G5 imac
JPennant: the mini mac too
JPennant: design wise that is
McClint: but they are perfect for your Japanese style living
JPennant: yeah, I know - but theyre not pretty enough
McClint: well if you get a G4, it'll just sit under your desk where you cant see it anyway :-)
JPennant: I had a client, big time photographer. He wouldnt allow me to put ANY piece of equipment in his studio that wasnt stylish.
JPennant: I was like "Dude, c'mon - you just need equipment that works", but he was adamant about that
JPennant: He had models as staff and assistants, to show how serious he was about that :-)
JPennant: But now.. Im understanding his mentality.
JPennant: Hey, have you ever had your Powerbook crash?
Glinessa: and only once
JPennant: Just reading the new Apple Switch campaign...
JPennant: Want a crash course on the Mac? Lesson 1: It doesn?t crash. Built by the same folks who designed its rock-solid operating system and its award-winning applications, the Mac always starts up and never lets you down.
JPennant: As a tech, I gotta laugh :-)
JPennant: It crashes less than Windows, yes
JPennant: but never crashes? Ha. :-)
Glinessa: yeah...that's definitely not true
Glinessa: all computers crash
Glinessa: that's just wrong...lol
JPennant: They had gotten away from saying "It just works" over th last coupla years, but now theyre back on it :-)
Glinessa: i believe in being simple and it just works works for me
JPennant: I cant wait for when I can run both windows and mac on the same machine.
Glinessa: hahaha...that is coming soon right?
JPennant: next year and two.
JPennant: until then..
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The other day, the morning low at sunrise was FORTY-SIX degrees in SF.
Actually colder than Anchorage, Alaska.
I woke up shivering and a hot shower barely warmed me.
Im tired of this.
McClint: ya know, you really are missing this fun Florida heat and humidity we've been suffering through for the past couple weeks
JPennant: I know :-(
JPennant: Youre being sarcastic, Im not
JPennant: Its fucking cold here
McClint: heat index over 100° here
JPennant: I left Chicago partly because I got tired of overcast days in winter
JPennant: Im gonna have to leave here in the summer
McClint: i can't walk from my front door to my car (20 feet) without being drenched in sweat
JPennant: its good for you. Makes the skin soft :-)
McClint: yeah, it's called "melting"
JPennant: jawhol :-)
JPennant: Ironically, I'll be going to Hawaii during SF's week of summer
JPennant: Its the only time of year that the temps in SF reach over 90, October is
McClint: hehe you'll get real sun
Not just sun, I want my core temp to be raised!
Monday, August 22, 2005
She used to be a model.
When she is cleaned up, as gaunt as she is - she stops traffic.
Living in San Francisco, ive met former scientists, stockbrokers, actors, activists, professors, nurses, police officers, musicians, lawyers, business people, social workers, too many doctorate holders to count, and .. models.
This is not the place to be if youre trying to stop an addiction.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
JPennant: Heh, mars.. school is cool
mars: i'm glad you're enjoying it
JPennant: glad Im back for a brief period
mars: not so good to be back for years
mars: so learn anything new lately?
JPennant: Just filling in the gaps
JPennant: I think college is largely wasted on the youth in this sense
JPennant: They often use it to find themselves.
JPennant: 20 years hence, I dont have to do that -- Im just there fill in the gaps and raise my game.
JPennant: Plus, I already wanna sleep with one of my teachers :-)
JPennant: Such a bonus :-)
mars: yes, college can be wasted on the youth
JPennant: I think Im now more aware of time and appreciate how high the stakes are this time around
JPennant: If Id have it to do my initial college experience again .. i woulda busted my butt to get my degree in the shortest period of time the last time.
mars: so how much is school costing you?
mars: or do you get financial aid?
JPennant: everything is to be paid for
JPennant: but in case it isnt, Im paying for it.
JPennant: its 26 bux per credit
JPennant: and CCSF is actually one HELL of a school.
mars: wow that's awesome
JPennant: it isd :-)
JPennant: But, Im not making that an excuse to go to school forever. Im trying get as much as I can in as short a period I can
mars: i would too
mars: what classes are you taking?
JPennant: This semester .. I waived the computer proficiency classes
JPennant: so, Ive enrolled in Print production and page layout classes
mars: how'd you waive it? take some test?
mars: what a funny requirement
JPennant: basically, you take the final test
mars: which consists of what?
JPennant: well, CNIT100 is PC basics.. and Grph 25 is computer basics using a Mac
JPennant: I can teach these classes, so Im not about to waste my time when I could be taking other things and getting things over with sooner.
mars: hehe maybe you should teach those classes hehehe
JPennant: Instead, Im taking prepress classes as my electives.
JPennant: as well, as some photo lighting courses.
mars: ooh sounds interesting
JPennant: heh, just filling in the gaps :-)
JPennant: Id rather learn everything on my own, but sometimes ya gotta go to school to learn the basics.
JPennant: Heh, one aspect of it reminds me I am in the future
JPennant: Back in the day, Id have floppy or zip disks to save my work
JPennant: now one thing the college is telling me I need to get
JPennant: is a flash drive :-)
mars: oh..you don't have a flash drive?
mars: i woulda thought you did
JPennant: Well, not a flash drive proper (didnt wanna spend the cash)
JPennant: but I have an ipod, several memory cards, and even a 2.5 inch USB external drive :-)
JPennant: Feels like the Jetsons. :)
Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians- What I Am
It's a song Ive heard over and over on the radio, but I hadnt heard it up close.
Such a difference, hearing the jazz guitar allied with a wah-wah pedal, tight drumming, the quirky phrasing of Edie's vocals, and the lyrics..
Man, the lyrics..
Is a walk on slippery rocks
Is a light in the fog
I might just go buy that CD.
This past week's horrorscope:
Virgo, don't you love it when reality smacks you upside the head? Nope, we guess you don't. Who does?
Still, you're not going to let your fear of that stinging slap dominate you, right? You're not going to make plans that accommodate that fear, right? Hell, no!
Ancient lore sez to not to make permanent decisions and sign contracts during periods of Merc retro, which ended a few days ago.
During that time, I had the brilliant idea of gong to LA and Vegas for my birthday.
Good thing I listened to my instincts and didnt pull the trigger on buying tickets to go anywhere.
Long story short, Merc retrograde passed, I came to my senses, and realized going ANYWHERE on my birthday would be unrealistic.
Cuz the cash isnt really there.
Ah , I'll make it up to myself.