I'm writing this on one right now. This computer, a Power Mac 8500, is nearly nine years old - ancient by computer standards - but with some added RAM, a slightly larger hard drive and an upgraded processor, it runs Internet, productivity and design applications with surprising speed. Add in a SCSI CD burner that zips along nicely without crashing, and you've got yourself a pretty handy little machine. Hell, it'll even let me crank up the mp3s while web-surfing and the audio never stops, unlike my skip-a-riffic Windows machine.
So, yeah, yay Macintosh. Perhaps in the future I'll have the means to get one of the new titanium G5s linked above. Yowza...
Our esteemed president didn't impress me much at all with tonight's address. Especially with the whole we-need-better-standards-for-education-but-are-not-willing-to-pay-for-it stance. Real smart economics there. On the other side of the fence, Howard Dean seems to be self-destructing, so I now think it will come down to Kerry vs. Edwards (and Edwards seems to have great forward momentum at the moment, with charm and a political stance just centrist enough to draw some GOPers over to the dark side). We shall see...
We are relaunching our sites at work tomorrow, so it's liable to be a day from hell. I don't even go IN until 9:30 p.m., so I expect to spend most of the overnight shift cleaning up problems here and there. Joy!
And, finally, just so I can beat Emaroo to it, this item. Swedish furniture freaks across North Texas are rejoicing.
The W-M you don't know
W-M looking into RFID tracking technology
W-M settles life insurance lawsuit
Union-busting a way of life for chain
Stores locked employees in overnight
In other news...I spent yesterday with a migraine and after 4 Excedrin, a 1.5 hour nap and a margarita, I was able to function...but then I was up until 2am because of the nap and the caffeine in the Excedrin...what'ya gonna do?
Also...I am really getting motivated to start painting and shooting again...I have a couple of things in the works. So, in the next little while, start checking out the "Projects" link on longwinded to see if I stuck to my word or not.
Kid quote of the day..."Miss...you dropped your pocket." Eh?
This has been a hellish week, hopefully this weekend will prove to be a little less eventful.
If you have never heard of the Guerrilla Girls...you need to check out this site. They are feminist activists and artists trying to denounce all female stereotypes. As a female artist, I really get a kick out of dialogue like this because it gets me energized and makes me remember why I became an artist in the first place. To try and say something. I love these people because they can take such a serious topic and really make people think, but at the same time make us all laugh our butts off! I love it...
Excuse me for being so random...it is Friday afternoon...
Personally, I immensely prefer the earlier styles of architecture from the first few decades of the 20th century, but I am willing to accept these aluminum-and-steel behemoths for what they are - a product of their time. Plus, it's just nice to see these structures put to some sort of use, instead of just rotting away in the central business district as they have for years. Now, if the designers can just incorporate the tenets of 1950s design into the interiors of these adaptive-reuse projects...
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I will try and add some insightful comments and other such useless garbage that none of you really care about...but some will read anyway.