The Indies for Print
Okay. I've been jumping over hurdles since I finished The Indies in March. I've invested in a whole bunch of awesome new toys, like a large-format scanner and Fontlab Studio. I've been tooling around in PhotoShop, deciding my clean-up process. I think I might have a clear path to start grinding through pages of The Indies to prep it for print. I have nothing else planned this weekend. I'm going to re-scan, re-master, re-letter and touch up as many pages as I possibly can. I intend to post the clean pages to compare to the rough draft and get any and all feedback I can. I really am curious to see how this goes.
Cool Old Shit From Sheffield
I think the record will show that I fucking love a town in England I've never been to called Sheffield. Look at this rad abandoned water wheel they've got. Dude this place has everything.
I spent all weekend trying to render that video in a way that youtube would like and came to the conclusion that it was high time to upgrade OSX and iMovie. I'm glad it wasn't expensive because I hate it and want it to die. Apple decided the best way to upgrade their software was to make **ALL** my old iMovie HD backup files obsolete in iMovie 11 while making it impossible to run legacy iMovie HD in 10.8.3. When I find another software company that thinks that rendering years of work files unusable is the correct approach to customer support, I'm awarding them a medal that reads "You Totally Suck." It will be shaped like an apple.
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I write code for a living. When you write code, you must test it.
I either love of hate testing my code.
When testing is going well it's something like this:
Code: "Pardon me, sir, I believe I have found a fault in your code at line 172 character 4 where you did not update the index incrementation for the new routine. I believe you merely need to change "alpha.index" to "alpha_rownum.index" to be in line with the updated semantics."
Me: "Jolly good, test. You are a gentleman with a marvelous eye for detail."
...and we drink tea wearing top hats.
That's me today. I'm happy and getting stuff fixed. It's awesome.
When testing is going bad, it's something like this:
Programming is fun.
Test: "YOU CHANGED THE NAME OF THIS BUTTON AND NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS POOP DOUBLEPOOP BUTTS DUMB OMGWTF FREAKING OUT WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
Me: "Go home, test. You're drunk."