Since rejoining the Cult of Mac a few summers ago I have been weening myself from the need to have Windows machines at the house. Over the past few days I have been taking steps to rid myself of at least one of my Windows boxes.
One of the key roles for my Windows desktop is ripping CDs to mp3 files. Over the weekend I downloaded a program for the Mac which almost completely replaces the need for the same software that I was using under Windows (the only thing that the Mac software lacks is the ability to capitalize song titles in one fell swoop).
This week I expect delivery of a new hard drive that can replace that desktop as a central data repository as well.
It’s nerdy news, but it makes me happy.
The Gift That (Unfortunately) Keeps On Giving
I have tested sending email from my phone and have felt the pain that I have inflicted upon others. I sent myself an email from my phone on Saturday. On Saturday I received approximately sixteen copies of the email; Sunday I received no fewer than four copies; yesterday I received four copies.
Again I apologize to those of you who have been receiving these emails from me. It’s not my fault. Really it’s not.
ITP Flickr Pic
All that I have wished to be
(another shot from the vacation archives)
For some reason I thought that last night’s Hell’s Kitchen was going to be the season finale. I was not the only one however, as my friend Betsy was also under this impression. Last night I headed over to watch the “finale” with her, and Reese. We hoofed up to Harry and Sons to pick up a Thai feast and brought it back to watch Hell’s Kitchen over a bottle of white wine.
While I was disappointed that I was wrong about it being the finale, I am looking forward to next week’s real finale.
No Napping Tonight
Tonight will find me at Variety Playhouse for the Ben Kweller show. I am on the fence on whether I want to play photog tonight, or to just sit back and enjoy the show.
CD Pick Of The Week
Of the bands releasing “new” music this week I am most familiar with Magnolia Electric Co. However, their release is a four CD + one DVD release which immediately throws up red flags that this is not so much of a new release, but more of a compilation of the band’s work.
Therefore, I am going zig instead of zag and recommend that you give Architecture in Helsinki a try. You may want to see if you can give the disc a listen before plunking down your cash.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Sonic Youth — “Bull In The Heather”
Website Of The Day – I’ve been using Adobe’s Lightroom for photo processing for a little while now. Inside Lightroom is a great resource for finding tips and techniques for using the software. (I should read it more often)
Exercise (b)Log – none
Monthly Mileage – 7 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
3) Lose 5 pounds (if at first, second, third, fourth, you don’t succeed….)