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Martha Stewart’s New MacBook Air

I like Martha Stewart. I’m so glad she was able to rebound from the horrible incident. She’s an iron lady. She’s also tech savvy apparently, she just bought a MacBook Air. God bless her.

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Filed under: random, tech

Super Smash Brothers “Brawl” for the Wii

wiiii.pngThe Wall Street Journal (see previous post where I explain why I’m reading it) has a short review of the game. I called up our new Target and asked if it was in stock and it was. Earlier in the week they were sold out. So I strutted to the Target and bought it. The game has a score of 95 out of 100 on Metacritic. I haven’t played it, after I bought it I headed to the Hirshhorn Museum to see their newish exhibit “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image” what’s on display now is part one, there will be second part in June.

Anyway, I’m excited about the game and as soon as I get home I’m gonna geek out.

Filed under: tech

Adobe CS3 Design Premium

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So, I went ahead and purchased Adobe CS3 after playing around with stuff like Pixelmator and VectorDesigner and I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed. I decided to concentrate on Photoshop and Illustrator for the time being. My job paid for a subscription to Lynda.com (they have excellent video tutorials). I’ve also being playing around with PSDTUTS but their tutorials tend assume familiarity with the software.

I should just be patient and go through the Lynda.com tutorials, they really are well-done.

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The Disappearing MacBook Air

Newsweek has a piece about a correspondent losing a MacBook Air. It’s kind of funny. Here’s my favorite part:

On Sundays in my apartment, the coffee table where the Air sat becomes the final resting place for the bulky New York Times. It is not unusual for other magazines, and newspapers from previous days, to accumulate there as well. My wife, whose clutter tolerance is well below my own, sometimes will swoop in and hastily gather the pulp in a huge stack, going directly to the trash-compactor room just down the hall from our apartment, dumping the pile into a plastic recycling bin. Sometimes the whole mess gets so nasty that I even perform this task myself. Could it be that somewhere in the stack was a Macintosh computer so thin that its manufacturer brags it could fit inside an envelope? I believe so. (For the record, my wife does not subscribe to this theory.)

As humiliating as it sounds, let me repeat: the MacBook Air is so thin that it got tossed out with the newspapers.

For the record, I don’t want one. I saw one recently at a cafe and it is indeed sexy and bright. But 80 gigs? No optical drive? Too many compromises. Everyone keeps saying it’s a laptop from travelers, that’s a pretty small market I think.

Filed under: tech

Apollyon

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
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