Music today: Yet again boring repeats of Canadian Classics on CBC on Lockout
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 - 8:38 p.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Shifty Options and Things to Do
OK, I am starting to be functional on this new computer deal.
On the old keyboard setup, I could type the whole < P>sequence with my right fingers while keeping the shift key down with my left pinkie in a flurry of < and Ps.
Now I have to do option+< then shift+P then option+> and then repeat the whole thing. option, shift, no key, option shift shift option. Very slow and tedious. If only the option key were accessible only moving my left finger and not my whole hand. grrrrr.
And this was made up by computer geeks who write lots of html?? Totally idiotic. Maybe they have one-key shortcuts made up for every html command. Or maybe they just have it voice activated and so keyboards in any language are passé.
I have also managed to scan in images, crop them and send them to my South Korean contracts.
Boggling. absolutely boggling.
And I paid um, well nearly a $1000 for this UPGRADE.
Now you know why I use a regular SLR camera. Because in order to actually focus myself, I don't have to push electronic buttons to get 'advanced options' and 'manual override" while the thing I want to focus on has moved on to the next item in its day. jeesh.
Other than that, I will finish tonight the poetry novel (novel about poetry, what an idea) and hopefully the client will pick it up tomorrow so I can pay the computer. The client was like ' oh no rush, we actually wanted it three months ago, so now we might pick it up sometime in october" and I'm like no no no! I need the $$!! So they might come by tomorrow yay. And bring a check. Double yay.
And then I can work on the the next novel for Manitoba. (sketches approved, finals to do for Oct 2.. piece of cake). And the sketches for the bad-baseball-players-in-the-60's novel (and the finals)... I just did the book cover but none of the inside drawings. Thank god that pays about twice what the Manitoba novel pays. (ie $2000 instead of $900).
And of course finish the South Korea sketches and then all 10 chapters of the final colored drawings.. and then I'll be DONE with South Korea. Just in time to start a color kid's book about a kid who wants a mouse and gets to try it out for the weekend. A mouse is fun. Yay! Better than poetry and bad-baseball-players-in-the-60's ... even for things like boats, streets, cars, one needs reference materials for the 60's. yikes!
Other things on the to-do agenda:
Well, after writing that list slowly and painfully with much deletion and shift option and more deletion, I must be getting back to work.
Do I have a life? hahahaha! Ok I played with doggy in the park, and talked to many friends on the phone last couple of days. Disappearing Boy came over and chatted with me while I worked and walked the dog. I got handholding for about three minutes, and some vague nonpassionate kissing initiated by me, and a hug. hah! The romance, the excitement, the heartpounding passion are just TOO MUCH for me! haha!
But it was nice to see him. First time in a month, since he came over to take care of my place while I was gone at Musicfest. He left before I got home, so that means about 6-7 weeks. oh well.
No other wild romance.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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