On my “real” flickr account, I have a photo that has shot through the stratosphere in Views over the past 2 days. It had something like 20 views, since its upload last summer. Now it has 3,500+, and growing by the minute. Supposedly it got 2,819 views yesterday alone. It’s in ONE group, which I added it to about 2 days ago. And if it’s not a flickr database glitch, all I can say is that this was a sleeper pic that was finally seen by the right person (i.e., someone with thousands of friends, to whom he forwarded the link).
Archive for February, 2008
I go through consumable goods like nobody’s business. Tuesday I reached the bottom of a box of 125 Ziploc sandwich bags. I only got the box in August of 2000 . . . I should be a little more aware of just how many bags I use.
But I still have about 10% of a gallon-jug of dishwashing soap that I got at that same time. Never have stopped washing my dishes—just use a small amount to do the job. My goal is to get an advanced degree in less time than it takes me to use up that detergent.
Brad’s got a 3-DVD set of the BBC show “The Old Grey Whistle Test,” which ran forever and had a million different performers on over the years. Johnny Winter was on in 1974, doing a completely rocking version of “Jumping Jack Flash.”
But the visual experience of this performance is traumatic, to say the least. Check out JW’s sleeves:
If you can’t see them, they are cut off at the elbow, and have 4-foot-long red silk sashes coming out of them.
And the mullet (and lips) on the drummer should receive mention:
I installed the 180MB Mac OS Leopard update a week ago or so. Preview still doesn’t search the way I’d like, plus I am getting some new “features.”
Tonight while working in Photoshop, my screen faded to black. Yet I could still hear the “plunk” of incoming messages on the Yahoo IM . . . then the “Front Row” application appeared. I have never run Front Row before, and wasn’t even touching the computer when it decided to launch itself.
Also, Photoshop is crashing every time I try to perform “Copy Merged” on the header graphic of the website I’m working on. I can Copy Merged in other parts of the same graphic, but not the header. Makes one want to switch to PC! At least there you expect crashes to occur every time you sit in front of the computer.
One of the ugliest pieces Brad has sold on ebay in quite a while is this horrific critter that just sold for $224.72. That is not a typo.
Here’s the description:
In the family for about 4 decades, this unusual glass figurine has a sticker (partly torn away) on the bottom, but “Genuine” and “Made in Italy” are visible (a city may come before Italy…there seems to be enough room where the tear-away is). It’s unknown from where this item was obtained by my family member.
He’s playing guitar (see scan below), and he is wearing a hat and snappy, lavender bow tie! While he has a bill of sorts, he may not be a duck….while he has webbed feet, he may not be a penguin! He’s a generous 11″ tall!
If you have a place on your desk, in your cubicle, and “thinking-out-of-the-box” is your middle name, maybe this musical little guy is for you!
He’s in mint condition, having either been lovingly displayed or gently stored. Winning bidder to add $10.50 priority shipping with Delivery Confirmation. Insurance available. International shipping is available.