Monday, October 29, 2007

My Leopard Installation Experience

I've been working with Leopard since last Friday, and I've noticed a few bugs. Not major ones, but I'll recount what I experienced. The first bug was in the install. The screen came up prompting me to select which drive to install Leopard onto, but offered no discs to choose from. I restarted a handfull of times, and my hard drive finally appeared. After this initial setback, the rest of the installation went smoothly.

My first impression of Leopard was thet it felt faster than Tiger, especially Mail and Safari. But these are also where I noticed stuttering, frrezing and a couple of strange creshes. Here's an example: reading email in Mail, I clicked ⌘-R to reply and nothing happened. I clicked it again. Still nothing. Then I tried clicking th icon in the toolbar. nothing. I quit and restarted mail, and as soon as it opened, my three replies appeared.

Another strange event: I modified a pdf in Illusrator CS, but the preview in the finder did not change. I opened it up again in Illustrator, saw my changes, and closed again, but the preview did not update.

My last issue is that all my printer settings got thrown out the window. Now every time I try to print something, I have to re-sign in to my network at work before the printing will proceed.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Do your ipod headphones fall apart?

I'm on my second set of iPod headphones, and the rubber trim is peeling off the edges of the headphone again.

Has this happened to anyone else?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


The proof for the annual report came back from the printer. To my surprise, there were just a few changes to make. One problem that developed when I was checking on the recycled content of the paper: I found out it was zero. My printer scrambed to change the order, and he was able to come up with a recycled paper fast enough to keep us on schedule.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Thank God,

Today I finally sent our company's annual report off to the printer. Every year, it seem to take longer to finish. I think it first appeared on the schedule back in April. The hard part is getting something on the page, but this year, it had to be the changes. Today was the drop-dead date to get this printed and in the mail before our conference, and I must've gotten three phone calls for changes after our CEO headed for the airport. Each call meant more changes, reprinting the report, and burning a new CD for the printer.

Now, its time to move onto all of the other items that have been on hold.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Win a Free Bag from Think Tank Photo

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They're giving a bag away every day between November 16 and December 15. Just follow this link.

While you're there, check out the Airport International case.

Have you used Think Tank Photo bags? What do you think of them?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


We just got back from Columbus Day weekend in Michaux State Forest.

We had a great camp site, and perfect weather. The trails were a lot of fun, and really rocky.

I didn't get to ride as much as I wanted: It was the beginning of archery season so we kept the dog on a leash all day Saturday.

Tris, Mike and I got a long ride in Sunday. It combined all of the key ingredients of an adventure: Getting lost, breaking parts, and running out of daylight. We were riding some ATV trails that were some of the rockiest I have ever ridden. We ran into some other mountain bikers the next day who were locals, and described the trails we had ridden as 'insane'. I'm glad we rode the insane trails, as that means the next time we ride should be easier.

I'm looking forward to riding there again.

Friday, October 5, 2007

I am all over the blogs...

At least my pictures are.

I got an email this morning from Jeremiah Bishop's wife asking for permission to use a photo of him from Sunday's race (see post below).

And an email announcing 24 Solo's great reception by independent film festivals pointed to Jason Berry's blog about the SM 100, which had a bunch of my pics, including the one above, of one of Jason's friends, 'POZ'. Thanks for the plug, Jason.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

MABRA Ed Sander Cross

Sunday, I shot my first cyclocross race out at the Lilypons Water Gardens in Buckeystown. It was a blast, but it was tough. Much of the day I was hanging out at the top of a runup section that stopped the riders in their tracks. Unfortuneately for me, staing close to the action meant standing in or walking through a tangle of thorns every couple of minutes. My ankles are covered in cuts and look ridiculous.

To make matters worse, at some in the middle of shooting, I realized that I had lost one of my memory cards. I tried to search the areas I had walked through in betweeen the racers' passes, but I never foun d it. I was bummed the rest of the day, and had to be more selective in the shots I took. I was lucky that it didn't have any images that I had shot that day, but it still sucked. I ordered a CF card wallet from Think Tank Photo so that it wouldn't happen again.

All the images are finally uploaded. Check them out at