Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Pixelmator Out

Well! I mentioned the other day that Pixelmator is my favorite photo editor, and when 2.0 comes out, it will be awesome. And now it has, and it’s, well, maybe awesome is too much, but it’s pretty nifty. Maybe someday … Continue reading

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Photo Manipulation Tools

Here are some of my favorite tools for working with digital images. Pixelmator. This is my go-to program for digital images, and someday they’ll ship 2.0 and it will be awesome. Xee calls itself “a lightweight, fast and convenient image … Continue reading

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Leaving iPhoto

Yesterday I did an “empty trash” command in iPhoto, to expunge 27 thousand photos I’d just deleted. Characteristically, the application hung. Well, it probably didn’t hang. After half an hour, I did a force quit, and on reopening the program … Continue reading

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The Best Cheeseburger Ever

There’s a story about the world-famous green chili cheeseburgers served by the Owl Bar, and I’m here to tell you, they’re not kidding. The best cheeseburgers evah. (Frankly, if you’re in New Mexico, Blake’s Lotaburger is pretty good, and here … Continue reading

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Alternative Medicine Isn’t

What was the New York Times thinking, running this piece (“Is your doctor open to alternative medicine?”). I mean, I understand why quacks and charlatans promote “alternative” remedies: the same reason that Willie Sutton supposedly robbed banks. I also understand … Continue reading

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Godfather’s Pizza

Earlier this week, Politico posted an article about Godfather’s Pizza, presumably as a way to knock down Herman Cain. It was a sad little hit-piece, as you might expect. Cain hasn’t been at Godfather’s since the mid-90s, and even if … Continue reading

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I want this software

Watch this video to see the state of the art in putting nonexistent objects into photographs. When this becomes popular, we won’t be able to trust our eyes any more. (Via Cmdr Taco on Google Plus.)

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I’m a Bean Burrito Kinda Guy

In the movie “The Blind Side,” Mrs. Touhy objects to the word when Mr. Touhy remarks that the quesadilla saved their “asses.” The exchange might overshadow the salient point, which is that Taco Bell franchisees rejoiced about the sales that … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

This was my first computer: The 512 kB “Fat Mac.” With an ImageWriter, Microsoft Word and Multiplan (the predecessor of Excel), and MacPascal, it set me back about $2,500. That was 1985 money, so it would be somewhere around $5,000 … Continue reading

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MacPorts tip

I started getting messages when I tried to update my MacPorts tools. I can’t say when it started, because I don’t do it very often. (Like maybe once a month. Bad me.) But it would bomb out, telling me Error: … Continue reading

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