jeweled platypus


wednesday, december 14, 2005
A combination of half-written posts

I got a new 15” Powerbook. Yay! The slowness, blurriness, and non-portability of my summer-2001 iMac was getting to me. The new screen is so much brighter; now I’m not sure whether I’ve been adjusting my photos to be too bright. Time to calibrate. Other issues: the battery doesn’t work and they’re sending me a new one. It came with 10.4.2, not 10.4.3. The only extra bundled software I like is OmniGraffle — be prepared for more crazy charts! But the Powerbook is definitely fast, sharp, and portable, and I love it already.

a sliver of my new computer!

And now for something completely different. This website is a collection of hacked-up old scripts. Instead of writing everything myself, I grab other people’s good work and customize it to death. I like things that don’t use a relational database or web admin interface (right now, Blosxom, UseModWiki, and Photostack) because I like to do everything from my FTP client. A lot of Blosxom users have moved to Wordpress or Movable Type in the past few years, but so what if it’s not being actively developed? I like it! The same goes for UseModWiki and the old version of Photostack that I use. Just so you know.

a sliver of me in my new t-shirt

comments (3)

1) Congratulations!

2) [ ] o_O
Max on 12/14/2005 21:00:08

relational databases want your love too
kyle on 12/15/2005 03:44:59

I want a powerbook :( I saw your pixel art is nice :) (L) greetingsfrom mexico
ph145 on 12/18/2005 22:55:23

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