Friday, July 20, 2007

Working Class

Working Class, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Ive been primarily on the Mac for the past few months - but frankly , its been frustrating with my photography.

So, the Mac "died" the other day (during Mercury retrograde, natch) and I had to pick up a cheap desktop to keep going until I fixed it.

My productivity, ironically, went through the roof.

mcclint: as far as your productivity on a mac.... you do have to admit that's party cuz you were using 4 and 5 year old hardware
mcclint: that TiBook will only run so fast :-)
JPennant: You know, its not even that
JPennant: A lot of the Mac tools are derivatives of popular software, just varying in function
JPennant: so like Im looking for asset management software
JPennant: basically, my only choices are highend software or image viewers using iPhoto and Quicktime as backend engines
JPennant: and very few of them can keep up with what Im trying to do
mcclint: Extensis Portfolio
JPennant: even Portfolio is slightly behind the times
JPennant: iView also
JPennant: ACDSee and Picasa can run rings around all of them.
JPennant: ACDSee for the Mac hasnt been updated in 5 years
JPennant: Google doesnt want to deal with the iPhoto/Quicktime hemegony in making Picasa for the Mac
JPennant: I can even do limited photo management within Windows
JPennant: so, until I can run Parallels - OSX is slowing me down.
JPennant: heh, ironically - the main attraction of OSX are the geeky aspects of it
JPennant: but since I got this little desktop, Ive been able to browse through hundreds of thousands of images
JPennant: A Major Project on the mac
mcclint: you gotta stop trying to drive a nail with a toilet plunger :-)
JPennant: heheh. How right you are.

I think in using the Mac, Ive fallen prey to the Mac snobbery. I do like the status of pulling one out in public and the form factor makes it easy to carry around.
But frankly, it is cramping my style.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bus stop

Bus stop, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

If you can call California 'reality'.

The Bar @ Tosca's Cafe

The Bar @ Tosca's Cafe, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Marilyn in the Mens Room @ Tosca's

The night in Black and White

The night in Black and White, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Gull over the Golden Gate

Gull over the Gate, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Marin Headlands lookout

Marin Headlands lookout, originally uploaded by Itinerant.