If it weren't so hot, I'd think about hauling my sewing machine up there, but I'm just going to go up and enjoy the quilts!
6/26/2003 11:49:00 PM
I forgot to post the link to the little video I'd made last night. It's not great quality but it's quite good considering how dark the room was at the time! I used the software to brighten it up.
remember my little request for sunny weather and the $10 upgrade to warm weather? What a mistake! It's 90 plus and humid as all get out. eeeks. Well no surprise, it's the Vermont Quilt Festival Weekend. They could hold VQF in January and it would melt the glaciers!
6/26/2003 10:34:00 PM
Wow - in the middle of the night Blogger changed. I'll have to explore this later, but I wanted to report in that iSight is the slickest thing since sliced bread. I even captured some video using BTV Pro software
Since, as it turns out, we're all geek-wannabees, we've spent the last two nights....uh....troubleshooting, nay doing market research, yeah that's it. We were doing research on how iChat and iSight work. Try it, you'll like it. ooops Mac required.
Apple is the coolest company in the world to work for. I was so excited by the stuff announced today that I feel bad for all the WIN users that can't do stuff like video or audio conferencing so easily. We were playing with it tonight and it ruled. We chatted by text, voice and video and it was all good.
what else.... Oh yeah. Phone must be ON in order to sync it with iSync. Oh yeah. On. And what's not to like about software that let's you update your phone numbers and calendar stuff in a few moments? Automatically no less.
Hello? Oh hi. I'd like to place an order please. Yes I called earlier in the week. No problem. Yes that's for upstate New York State. Ummmm hmmmm. Right, this is a second order. Can you send that fastest-possible-way? OK, sure I understand. Lots of demand right now. uh huh. Yes, I'm ordering one #3105B and one #7240B. ummm hmmmm, yes 3-5 days of sun and two days of weekend sunny weather. No I don't need warmer temps with that. Oh - only $10 as a special? Sure, go ahead. Will you email me with confirmation? Great! I can't tell you what wonderful customer service you have. I feel better just talking with you.
I'm trying to pare down my page a bit. Since Blogshares still doesn't play very nice with blogroll, I figure there's no need to clutter up my main page with all those stocks. If you MUST know my holdings and investors, go here.
OK, I'm a dud at times (especially when too tired) but the iBot capture of NYQuilts has returned and I'm 99.9% sure you can see it too! It's larger now because of being set up and preview, but I think you'll find it amusing. Go here
On the other hand, I managed to get a bluetooth powered file transfer thing going between two powerbooks at work tonight, basically doing it by the seat of my pants. It was pretty cool, and easy enough to figure out.
update: OK -- try later. That didn't work either! Sorry.The iBot had its first adventure as an on-the-site webcam tonight where it got to record via time-lapse photography the set up of NYQuilts!. Set up took a little longer than the movie implies - about 5 hours once quilt hanging started.
The cat webcam will be going on hiatus for a few days (OK, probably until Monday) while I live out one of my long-time dreams: to make a time lapse movie of NYQuilts! from set up to take down. If all goes as planned I'll be putting the pismo to use for this so I can continue to use the new Powerbook also known as PB_AL.
This time lapse won't be going up on the web though, at least not right away. But stay tuned for future developments.
A Kentucky quilting machine manufacturer pleaded guilty Monday to defacing an Elvis quilt with bleach, guaranteeing himself a trip to the jailhouse without the rock.
Daniel G. Puckett, 47, admitted damaging the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Elvis" quilt in exchange for a six-month sentence in state prison.
Dressed in an ill-fitting suit with a colorful tie, Puckett looked like a tenant in the heartbreak hotel when he stood before state District Judge Debbie Mantooth Stricklin.
"I would like to apologize to Arlene Blackburn for damage I did to (the) quilt," he said. "I have made mistakes in the past, and over this I have lost everything."
Blackburn, the fabric artist who created the $6,500 Elvis-inspired quilt, believes Puckett tossed bleach on her quilt as part of a vendetta that began after she successfully sued him over a defective machine in 2001.
The bleach incident occurred during November's International Quilt Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center. [Read the IQF report on the incident here]
The good news? Arlene is still showing her work and will have quilts at NYQuilts! this year.
You do remember recent holiday gifts exchanged between my brother and myself, right? OK, quick review. First: The Monkey Bowl. Then, there were these and finally, this year, this. All from my brother (and his family to me (and Ron). Oh yeah and then I gave my brother this year: The Hippo.
All of this does throw a different cast on looking at what's out there to be had. I found a link to this on someone else's site and now, I regret not having seen it earlier. What a perfect gift it would have been, eh?