- December 30th, 2007
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So the photo you’re looking at is me actually passing out. In the 10 second delay between pressing the shutter release, and the shutter actually opening, I managed to pass out. This new pillow rocks, thanks Mom! Not only does my back not make me want to raze an entire geographic region when I wake up, but my neck isn’t killing me either. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. The only problem with this marvelous new pillow is that I sleep like a rock now, even with the loud crowd I live with I’m damn near impossible to wake up. It’s a good thing I can get dressed and be at work in a matter of minutes.
In other news, there isn’t a whole lot going on, and that’s a good thing. For Christmas, I went ahead and bought myself a new toy – in the form of Photoshop CS3. While around $700 for software might induce choking in a number of people, consider this – my OIF3 Christmas present to myself was a $2300 custom 1911. Gimpshop is still nifty, free, and can handle much of what I want to do, but it lacks in areas I simply can’t figure a way around. Photoshop being the “industry standard” has a plethora of tutorials, forums, groups, and other sources of instruction available for free. When I was spinning a wrench for a living, I could have done the job with bargain bin tools from Wal-Mart, but I instead elected to buy the right tools for the job and ended up with a mix of Craftsman Professional, and Snap-On (and some MAC, and Matco.) Same deal here, I’ve got my RAW workflow solidly worked out in Bibble Pro, but post-processing in Gimpshop leaves something to be desired. On to Photoshop I go.
Not being able to remember if I said this yet, I’ll say it now (again, possibly.) Texas State University can expect my attendance starting Fall 2008, with a Mass Communications (Print Journalism) major, and a Photography minor. I’m pretty excited about the whole moving on with my life thing, and pleasantly surprised that there are actually nice homes in the South Austin/San Marcos area that I can afford. That’s about it for now.