Four Things… Must Die!

Its made its rounds… and after about 2 Internet Years… this meme finally made it to me. Thanks, Jesse P

Four Jobs That I’ve Had

  • Night Stocker at Grocery Store
  • Photographer (for Lifetouch)
  • Managing Editor for a National, Non-Profit Magazine
  • Web Designer

Four Movies I Can Watch Over And Over

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Clerks
  • The Goonies
  • The Matrix (Trilogy)

Four Places I Have Lived

  • Augusta, GA
  • Newport News, VA
  • Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Baumholder, Germany

Four TV Shows I Like To Watch

  • Lost
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Stargate: SG1
  • Stargate: Atlantis

Four Foods That I Like

  • Rice Chex
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • Steak

Four Websites I Visit Daily

Four Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Grow my family spiritually.
  • Memorize the Bible
  • Become an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Lead at least one person to Christ.

Four People I’m Tagging

  • Sorry, can’t do it…

Uh Oh… Someone’s gonna go postal on Apple…

Apple’s new ad, promoting the usage of Intel chips in the new iMac has sparked a bit of controversy as of late. First, people were saying it was blatant rip-off of a the video “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service. Then, it was discovered that the same directors that directed said video were involved on the Apple ad. Heck, Apple’s even added the video to the iTunes Music Store. End of story, right? Wrong.

A note on The Postal Service website begs to differ…

It has recently come to our attention that Apple Computers’ new television commercial for the Intel chip features a shot-for-shot recreation of our video for ‘Such Great Heights’ made by the same filmmakers responsible for the original. We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent. -Ben Gibbard, The Postal Service

ColourMod v2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the popular ColourMod Konfabulator Widget (I’m sorry, Yahoo! Widget just doesn’t sound right to me yet) is now available. Snag it here.

This is one of those widgets that comes in handy when you are working with colors. I use it often… in conjunction with several other tools. Definitely worth the install!

Fatherhood, One Month Later

It’s been one month since Tyler came into our lives. One month. Seems completely unreal to me.

For Kim, this has been an experience she’s accustomed to. She’s helped her sister with her two children… So diapers and bottle feedings are nothing new to her. For me, each day is an adventure. I think I may have changed two or three diapers in my lifetime, prior to Tyler. Now, I change a couple a day… feed a couple of times a day… make bottles… clean bottles… the list goes on.

Tyler runs the show. I think, even in his infanthood, he gets a sick sense of satisfaction to see his daddy dry-heave at the sight of a dirty diaper.

But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Fatherhood serves to test the best of us. It will test your patience, your endurance, your faith, your love. But the rewards are awesome if you’re willing to give it your all.

click me baby, one more time.

click me baby, one more time.

DaddyTypes posted an entry on their blog about a father who’s baby ended up getting “burned” by the “ipodmybaby”ipopmybaby onesie she was wearing. (That’s one heck of an allergic reaction, if you ask me!)

It’s not very clear at all at what caused the skin irritation on the baby… but it’s pretty apparent from the flickr feed that it only occured in the area where the click-wheel was screen-printed on the onesie.

I bought one of these a couple of months ago, when we were anticipating the birth of our son, Tyler. He hasn’t had the opportunity to wear the blue “ipodmybaby”ipopmybaby onesie I got him, yet. So I don’t know if he will have this same sort of reaction. (I’d probably say it’d be highly unlikely. People can be hypersensitive to certain things) It has made me a little more cautious about what I put on my son… and keeping a closer eye on how his clothing might affect him.

Definitely weird.

What to expect from Macworld ‘06?

Steve Jobs

Kevin Rose seems to think he knows… Here’s what he’s suggesting will be announced, per an Anonymous tipster

  • 15? intel Macbook – order tomorrow, ships Feb (thinner, dual core)
  • iPod FM receiver
  • iWork/Life ‘06
  • New remote of some type
  • Photocasting (iPhoto)
  • OS X.4.4 w/new widgets

We’ll certainly find out soon enough, won’t we? MacWorld SF starts at 9am PST.

Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom Beta 1 Splash Page

Screenshots of Adobe Lightroom Beta

Not to be outdone by Apple’s Aperture application for professional photographers, Adobe has just annouced Adobe Lightroom Beta. NAPP has created a Learning Center for this new tool on their website, that is immensely useful.

Lightroom Beta lets you view, zoom in, and compare photographs quickly and easily. Precise, photography-specific adjustments allow you to fine tune your images while maintaining the highest level of image quality from capture through output. And best of all, it runs on most commonly used computers, even notebook computers used on location. Initially available as a beta for Macintosh, Lightroom will later support both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

The Lightroom Beta, is available for download from the Adobe Labs website. You’ll need an Adobe ID in order to preview this application.

I’m glad to see Adobe pushing something like this out. I was just talking to Mercer Harris, an excellent photographer in Washington, GA, about Aperture and how it might fit into their workflow. Lightroom looks to be a viable alternative (if priced right)…

This is going to be great for consumers. I’d love to see Apple and Adobe go head-to-head even more. It’ll just drive them to innovate even more!