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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
I love having optical insurance. Good percentages off of frames. Ill save a few dozen dollars on new glasses. I think I'm going to look into this on Friday.

I apologize for the earth of substnce here. My thoughts have been on photography, getting the site up etc. I'm also looking into a site that will help me make those T-Shirts I designed. kaylithin suggested Zazzle.com. I only know of CafePress.com, which [Bad username: _sterno_"] wares. But I don't think there is any way for me to make any sort of money off of CafePress.com, even a few bucks per shirt sold. Not sure what to do with that. Any ideas?

I've got 300 saved for my new camera so far. That's about 1/4 of what I need. So far I'm looking at a Canon or Nikon, with the newer Canon Rebel seeming decent, if not ideal. I don't like that it limits its continuous shots to 4 per second. But, that is pretty fast.

Hey, earthdotprime what do you know about digital SLR? I don't have the time or money to do real film, though I will at some point.

My Mother has fallen off the face of the Earth. So, I don't think she'll be much help at the moment. I'll try contacting her when I'm closer to my goal money.

Anyone want to give me some money for the camera??? Any one? Beuller? :)

I never realized that SLRs could get as expensive as $8k. Crazy. I'm guessing I'm not ready for that much Camera. Not until I'm doing photography, or art in general, professionally.

Blah. I'm even bored by this post.


-ABM

PS: I have strawberries to munch all day. You are envious.

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Today has been a long day already. Like "2001" long... like watching baseball during prohibition long. I mean long. Everything I've tried to do is broken, so I can't o. Or, what's 10x worse is that it's working fine and I missed something obvious.


I could totally enjoy a day like the former. If it's broken adn not my fault, I get to watch the stream on LJ which has excellent opportunity to poke fun at assfingers (which all of you, even those that don't know him should do) or dragonflyknight. It also gives time to mention kirstygold, who defies all scottish stereotype, specifically by name since she'd get a kick out of.

But no. In the latter case, which generally is masquerading as the former, means that much of the time spent trying to fix the broken-ness interspersed with my net surfing is a really bad thing. Frustration abound. It's fixed now and work that should have taken roughly 15-20 minutes took 2 whole hours instead.

On a good note, I've become the resident usability advocate. That is, I get to use my degree. let me say that again:

I'm using my psych degree now!



Now that we're all clear on that, let me explain. Many moons ago this guy wrote this book which changed the face of human-machine interaction and revitalized the psychology created by this guy.

I am now responsible for reworking the interface, the worst part of the interface, of Epic's scheduling software. I get to work with other QAers to essentially make the program user friendly, which has recently come up as a huge issue to the user. Customers are scared of the product. <gir>It is so massive.</gir>.

Because human-computer interface is the modern equivalent, or rather the evolved form of Herr Hugo's I/O psych, I am official using my psych degree. While I was doing this before, now it's part of my job description. You really have no clue what this means to me. Nor do you realize that this is an excuse to make an ordered list :)
    This means:
  1. I have not wasted college.

  2. It will be easier to get into graduate school.

  3. I have not wasted my father's money.

  4. I am one of few Beloit graduates I know using his degree.

  5. I feel better about my situation.


That last is less important that it seems. I love and enjoy my job. Now, it just means that much more to me. Also, since I can list HCI as part of my job, grad schools will love me.

I never thought I'd work in I/O. I actually didn't much like it when I studied it, going to far as to poke fun at Schwa about it. Go figure, ne? This means, also, that I am even more successful than previously believed. I was going to bring up doing exactly this sort of thing next Monday with my team lead. I was going to ask about getting into the HCI aspects of this job and help teak the usability class (our word for HCI). Now, I've done exactly that. With this experience it will be very easy to get into the usability training.

Hmm... teaching I/O on top of current stuff? Awesome. My six month goal list is writing itself already. Good god, I feel really jazzed about this.

Now, I just need to hook up a free PhD. from epic so I can be their resident usability expert. :) That will be in the future, not within the next six months. Maybe for my 1 year.


-ABM

Very exciting... but now Ed Schultz is playing Ace of Base. This guy is the democratic Rush Limbaugh.
I also enjoy playing with the <font face> code.

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Mmm ddr. Sweaty is hot, ne?

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This image is massively scaled down. Actual dimensions 3ft x 2ft. The file behind the cut is approximately .5 meg.


The .psd file is about 20 meg / 100 meg optimized. O_O

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