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Monday, June 30, 2003  
Some screen shots of different software usable with iSight.

Written at: 6/30/2003 12:44:00 PM

Thursday, June 26, 2003  
I almost forgot to mention that my friend Sue called from Vermont tonight to tell me that
  • it was unbearably hot
  • that they're working on getting a room for me
  • my quilt Repercussion won a blue ribbon! yeah me!
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!

Written at: 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!

Written at: 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.

Written at: 6/26/2003 09:11:00 AM

Monday, June 23, 2003  
Notes to self

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.

And that's fluff compared to some of the fabulous OS changes and of course, the much-awaited G5 systems. Whoa.

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.

Sorry WIN users. Today is all about Apple.

And finally. Must.have.iSight.

Written at: 6/23/2003 10:34:00 PM

Sunday, June 22, 2003  
Desperate Times and Fantasy Solutions

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?
I can't tell you what wonderful customer service you have.
I feel better just talking with you.

Written at: 6/22/2003 01:13:00 PM

Saturday, June 21, 2003  
ooops I had to say "yup" to too many of these. Just step away from that screen folks! thanks JoAnna.

Written at: 6/21/2003 12:23:00 PM

For those of you who have been jonesing, return of catcam

Written at: 6/21/2003 09:06:00 AM

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.

Written at: 6/21/2003 12:00:00 AM

Wednesday, June 18, 2003  
And as an extra bonus, here are a few still images I took at NYQ! too.

Written at: 6/18/2003 12:36:00 AM

Tuesday, June 17, 2003  
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.

Written at: 6/17/2003 11:04:00 PM

Thursday, June 12, 2003  
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.

Come see the quilts -- they're great!

Written at: 6/12/2003 01:20:00 AM

Tuesday, June 10, 2003  
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.

Written at: 6/10/2003 10:27:00 PM

Sunday, June 08, 2003  
If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, And endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, They will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Written at: 6/08/2003 12:07:00 AM

Tuesday, June 03, 2003  

And in the category of things that make Quilt Show Bureaucrats lose sleep:

Kentucky man pleads guilty to damaging quilt (as reported in the Houston Chronicle)

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.

Written at: 6/03/2003 01:43:00 AM

Sunday, June 01, 2003  
Speaking of imagination.....

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?

Written at: 6/01/2003 11:59:00 PM

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