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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My GAWWWD....

Firstly, I apologize for not writing a new post since THURSDAY (damn that's a long time) but i've been a little busy...again.   Not necessarily for school reasons this time though.  The main thing that's been tying up my time has been rearranging my desk.  Previously I had a hutch on the desk that was taking up quite a bit of room.  The hutch itself is 37"W 26"H and 10"D.  That being said, the desk is rather large but almost half of the left side of the desk was taken up by this monstrosity.  Having dealt with it long enough, I proceeded to place it under the desk where it could keep its abominable face still in the room giving my storage space, but not taking up valuable desk space.  The removal of the hutch has given me much more room to work as well as to my surprise made the room look much larger than it was previously.  I have also been working on my server, specifically the website, designing an interface for it rather than using the directory list.

Now that that's over.

EpicMealTime has uploaded their new video for the week and I must say it is the most epic thing since the TurbaconEpic.  They have made a lamb version of Cerberus, the guardian of the underworld.  You can watch their new video below:




Pretty epic if I do say so myself.

In the spirit of good food I'd also like to point out to you that today April the 12th is Free Scoop Day at Ben & Jerry's so if you have one around you should go pick up a free scoop of ice cream today.  Unluckily for me, the nearest shop is more than 50 miles away so I won't be able to get mine but hopefully you can.  You can find the closest shop to you here.

Google is also pushing out their efforts to reduce spam from your search results today.  They have been actively working to remove content farms from search results to improve the quality of your searches during the last few weeks and they are implementing these measures for all English users today.  You should start to see better search results fairly soon.

This one you may have heard about and you may not have.  Apparently Adobe is looking at rental services for its Creative Suites.  This includes Photoshop and others and the jist of it is, you'd pay a monthly fee in order to use the program, without payment you won't be able to use it.  The listed rate for Photoshop extended is $49 a month.  Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended is $999 from Adobe's website so 20 monthly payments would equal out to buying it.  Or for those pirates of you out there, you could just go download it for free.  For those virtuous people in the world, you could completely bypass the entire Adobe bundle and go for the open source image manipulator known as GIMP.  Why does Adobe think this is a good idea? Anyone that is going to use this software is not simply going to use it for only a month or two.  If you simply need a few things, you'll either outsource the project to a professional, who already has the software, or buy it in order to allow one of your departments to use it for an extended period of time.  In my honest opinion, I highly doubt Adobe will be making much money from this.  It just doesn't sound reasonable.

Anyways, thanks for reading as always.

17 comments:

  1. Students dude, someone wants to take a photoshop class it would be just like renting a book.

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  2. @ Nobody in particular: Ah, well the University I attend has it installed on every school computer. Not sure how many other colleges in the U.S. have it but I'd imagine it would be quite a few.

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  3. I'll stick to pirating adobe products lol

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  4. it's good for someone who just wants to try the product out for some longer period of time

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  5. watching that made my heart hurt, hnnnng

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  6. Yay, free ice cream! :) Thanks for letting me know.

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  7. Free scope day, damn why haven't i ever heard of that.

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  8. I love ice-cream and I thought at lamb-creation was insane! haha epic meal time

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  9. Epic mealtime must have created the KFC double down.

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  10. I could see myself using it, as gimp just isnt as good as Adobe's products, and I go weeks/months where I need a program like photoshop to make flyers/posters/website related images for certain projects that I temporarily take on. just my perspective.

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  11. Normally a huge fan of Epic Meal Time, but the lamb heads kinda weirded me out, being from England where we waste a lot of animals that we eat. It was pretty awesome though, the whole "creation" in general, except when that dude bit the lambs cheek, that was nasty.

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  12. i want to eat that so bad! it just makes me hungry

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