Monthly archives: May, 2005

Two of my heroes are in today’s Times

    There is a piece on an upcoming retrospective of Lee Freidlander at MOMA. It is going to be massive, over a 1000 images if I remember correctly. He started out shooting what became classic images of jazz musicians and became one of the most influential “street” and landscape photographers ever. I think that he …

My new monitor…

… is freaking awsome. It’s nice to have some real estate to work with on a screen, and with decent resoltion too. It’s also rather nice to be able to read text well again. I am a bit limited right now by my video card. While it was state of the art in 1995, it …

Cheap CDs

    I’ve been doing some CD poaching on Half.com. 3 or 4 bucks including shipping is my target price and I’ve gotten a handful of interesting things. Finally got a copy of “God Fodder” by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin. “Grey Cell Green” was one of my favorite early 90’s obscure college radio songs, too bad the …

What timing!

    Well, my new monitor is due to arrive tomorrow! Problem is that my video card won’t be showing up for a week… Drat. I thought Dell shipped from the west coast for some reason, nope, they’re in Pennsylvania. So I’ll have a lovely LCD monitor with no way of using it for a while. …

So much for self control….

    OK, I know it’s only been a matter of hours since my last post, but I ordered a new monitor. I know, but it was a deal… I’m getting a Dell ultrasharp 19″ LCD. There was a coupon for 35% off and I couldn’t resist, especially while looking at it with my POS ancient …

OK, I’m a little crazy…

…but I’m not nuts. Despite what I’ve been saying here on my blog, I have been thinking about getting the mac mini. After looking at what it would actually cost to get the one I’d want, I’ve decided that 800 bucks is just a bit rich for me. I do still want to clear some …

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Well, I went to the Nats/Cubs game today and saw Greg Maddux pitch. For those of you not in the know, Maddux is a sure future first ballot hall of famer, it was a thrill to see him pitch in person. The bad thing was that the Cubs lost. Maddux pitched OK, and they …

Feeling better

    Today was the first day in two weeks that I felt well enough to exercise. My cough is mostly gone now, it only shows up after a prolonged bout of talking. Not a lot going on…. I’m going to the Cubs/Nationals game this sunday assuming that it doesn’t get rained out. Richard (an Englishman …