A student left a question blank on a quiz. The question was multiple choice. *facepalm*
Procrastinated as long as I could. Am now starting to grade finals.
My mother found my Twitter page. Not sure what that says more about - her or Twitter. Glad she told me before I fam-ranted… (Hi Mom!)
Trying to figure out if Merlin Mann is John Gruber’s John Gruber, or if Gruber is Merlin Mann’s Merlin Mann. Whatever. Insight trumps ego.
Everyone’s tried the whole video feedback thing back in the day, right? Now try it with a 35mm adapter w/ static ground glass & 46” LCD TV.
FYI/PSA: iPhone Google Maps would much rather send you to “Smith Drive” than to “Dr Smith”. That was a fun waste of gas. </moron>
AFAIK, this iTunes issue is new with v8.1, but might be as old as v8.x. Has anyone else seen something like this?
iTunes problem: Many of my AAC music files ripped from CDs won’t play from shared iTunes library, but play fine when imported directly.Help?
Also I tried sharing the AAC files both ways (laptop > desktop, desktop > laptop). Neither worked. Import locally on either plays fine
Finals are today. 9 hours of critiques. Eff…
Just watched Son of Rambow. Fantastic. Do it because you love it. Subtle but powerful line: “Is it broken? …Can you fix it?”
Good post by @5tu: http://bit.ly/HV5Vv. Here’s to tools that let us work and stop fiddly-fucking around (hat tip to my dad for that term).
RT: Where the Wild Things Are trailer is up. Looks stunning & brave. http://tinyurl.com/cchxwd
Just found out yesterday - the school now has 2 Manfrotto pano tripod heads. What’s left on my personal wish list? Lens baby, tilt/shift…
That’s now 2 “major” purchases that I almost made during my sabbatical that the school now (post-sabbatical) placed - Letus35 and pano-head.
New Wacom Intuos4 is hot. http://intuos.wacom.com/ If only I did enough matte painting to justify my v3…
RT @ScottBourne: I’m giving away one of these http://tinyurl.com/czjobu on Friday to one of my Twitter followers. Please RT
After 1.5 years of procrastination, have finally made the appointment to get the wisdom teeth yanked. IQ not in danger of falling any lower.
RT @scottbourne is giving away a free Drobo TODAY to one of his Twitter followers. #drobotulism
TPB undersea eruptions - great vfx reference for unreal reality. http://tinyurl.com/dybf4e
Please RT, @scottbourne is giving away a free Lensbaby Composer to one of his Twitter followers-Mar. 27. scottbourne.com for details #photog
The school’s Letus 35mm adapter just arrived this week. I was there until 2am slapping tons of Nikon lenses on it. Need free time for tests!
I’m considering setting up wikis for my classes. Any recommended hosts? Looking at pbwiki. Any other advice (including “Don’t do it!”)?
I’d like Kevin Rose to be wrong (again) on principle alone, but just this once I’d like him to be a little right. Kinda.
Is David Lynch a genius? Are his movies really that great? Or do we just need him to be a genius to justify a love/need of difficult films?
Watching Dark City - dir cut w/ dir commentary. Proyas thinks theatrical release was watered down..? Not I, said the pig.
And why doesn’t Flickr generate secure RSS feeds to private photos? Would simplify sharing w/ friends and my appleTV but not the whole world
Flickr is really pissing me off. Editing sets & permissions, save, return to set, error: blah blah can’t find photos, blah blah.
New Dave McKean interview: http://tinyurl.com/bonpjc
Inbox zero, here I go. Again. (first time in ‘09. yikes!)
Me (taking role): “You’re at 4 absences.” Student: “I know.” Me: “So why are you still here?” (and why do i feel worse about this than you?)
Yesterday: ~50 degrees and rainy. Today: 16 and sunny. Illinois weather = ill-annoy-ing.
Thanks for the responses. Seems most peoples’ opinions are close to my policy: 3 absences = penalty, 4 = fail. We’re on 11 week quarters btw
per quarter/trimester/semester/whatever, that is… And this is an average art/studio class, not one you hated.
Curious: When/if you were in college, how many days per quarter did you deem acceptable to miss, specifically for an art/studio class?
RT @LifeZero Uploaded latest That Post Show - “Avid 3.5 Announcements” - should be in iTunes soon. Thanks to @jeremyschulz for show notes!
The Boy (2.5 years old): “Mommy, my pants do this!” (walks) “They go forwards and backwards!” </easily amused parent>
Starting in on show notes for That Post Show #8 for @LifeZero. Trying to keep up…
There’s learning to walk before you can run. Then there’s having to crawl because yesterday you ran. Ow.
Irony: old friends who were too busy to visit when our lives were “easy” now upset that I don’t drive 3+hrs at the drop of a hat.
Just a reminder: Let the Right One In is out on DVD and Blu-ray. Tied with The Wrestler for #1 film of ‘08 on my list.
(yes, i’ll sell my soul for free stuff. a 3rd drobo could come in handy…)
Home networking Good News: USB Drobo hooked to Apple AEBS as AirDisk streams 1080p files nicely to PS3 over gigabit. But then, it better.
BTW if anyone wants to know how to kill an otherwise enjoyable weekend, I humbly recommend running ethernet cable thru a 100 year old house.
At home with a sick 2 year old, exploring all extras on WALL•E Blu-ray. Suppose he’s too young yet for a Fincher film… :/