Monday, March 22, 2010

OH NO DRAGON

Scratch Project

My Scratch project. I did this for a work conference. My job is awesome. The drawing tools are pretty primitive, but it took 1/20 of the time of my 6th grade animation project.

Friday, March 19, 2010

TAX REFUND UPDATE



Well, it was a good thing my tax refund plans were not too ambitious, as my old CRT monitor went all wonky and I finally had to get an LCD. Here is a little screenshot to celebrate my new screen's acreage and clarity. Silent Night for iTunes, where have you been all my life?

I also got a cheap webcam made by (gasp!) Microsoft. It was cheap and plug-n-play, OK! My lousy old webcam didn't work with Snow Leopard, so no more webcam software for me. Rawen gave me headphones and a mic for free, very excellent. Skyping with Hilarita99 and Shelbing was great even though we couldn't figure out how to have 3-way video. Maybe I'll have to finally give iChat a try . . .

I ended up buying more RAM than previously planned, so I'm speeding along with 9 GB. It was not that hard to install, even though I couldn't figure out the 16 ways to ground things mentioned by this geek. Just the lovely anti-static bracelet for me.

Monday, March 08, 2010

WALT MINK

Walt Mink has a special place in my heart as the only band where I went from seeing them from someone's washing machine in the basement to hearing them on a TV commercial. No matter what, they never failed to amaze live. I remember seeing the Smashing Pumpkins opening up for the Coctails at the 7th St Entry and thinking, "Oh, a half-assed Walt Mink." They certainly deserved success more than that Billy what's-his-name.  Here's hoping the movie about them actually get's made in time for the inevitable grunge revival (not that they were grunge, but their sad story is same as many post-Nirvana bands).

Walt Mink Live Springfest 1991


PS. The "Wild Kingdom" they opened up for was a horrible band inexplicably popular in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some members later reached one-hit-wonder status as Citizen King.