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Desmerizing



Thoughts on life . . . well, my life, at least.



Updated: 2014-10-03T03:29:05.553-04:00

 



i will not post here again

2009-02-06T22:41:21.264-05:00

I obviously suck at this.

I didn't at one point.

I won't at another point.

See here.



WOW

2008-10-07T00:08:14.127-04:00

Wow.

I haven't posted since July.

Crazy

Des

Sent from my iPod Touch




The App Store is Up

2008-12-09T11:21:00.206-05:00

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With iTunes 7.7 released today - the app store is up.



roots

2008-12-09T11:21:00.362-05:00

(image) Here's something I've been working on lately. I like it a lot.

It's still being tweaked . . . but I do have it set as my wallpaper right now.

Des



another green

2008-12-09T11:21:00.537-05:00

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Here's another version of the "Green" wallpaper I've been playing with.



Firefox 3 Download Day

2008-06-17T15:36:42.482-04:00

The guys behind Firefox are looking to set a new world record for the most downloaded piece of software in a single day . . . that is Firefox and that is today.

So, help 'em out and get yourself a much better browser overall than FF2 was . . . at http://www.getfirefox.com.



Why am I so into wallpapery goodness lately???

2008-12-09T11:21:00.694-05:00

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I've been enjoying my newfound love of photoshop . . . ah, digital composting . . . I mean compositing.

Des



WP

2008-12-09T11:21:00.972-05:00

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Another wallpaper today.

Des



Photos from Camp

2008-06-11T21:00:15.796-04:00

One of the things that I love about my job is that I still get the opportunity to go to Camp Walter Johnson from time to time and take part in various programs that are going on there. I got to do that today - with the sole purpose of taking photos of kids arriving at camp.

I'm not going to post the photos here, but you can see them at this link.

There are some decent shots in there. All of these were shot with a Nikon D40 with either a 18-55mm lens or a 55-200mm lens.

Let me know what you think.

Des



Shots of Brody

2008-06-10T20:02:15.539-04:00

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another go green

2008-12-09T11:21:01.211-05:00

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I didn't like how the text looked on the other one.

Here's another one.

Des



Girl Effect

2008-06-03T16:41:09.348-04:00

Thanks, Sarah, for showing me this video today.

http://www.girleffect.org

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goGreen

2008-12-09T11:21:01.454-05:00

I'm feeling graphically inclined the past few days.

And environmental.

(image) This is at 1900x1200 if you need a new wallpaper.

Des



Images

2008-12-09T11:21:01.596-05:00

So, it's really cool that as I've been checking out some of the profiles around mychurch.org/salvationarmy I've seen some people using an image that I put together several months ago for their youth ministry. I was just messin' around, but I'm glad that someone has been able to use it and benefit from it.

Here's that image.

http://desmerizing.blogspot.com/2007/03/sally-ann-and-her-strange-friends.html

I was messing around today and came up with this:


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If you like it, let me know. I have it at a higher res if anyone needs a better copy of it. It would be good for desktops or backgrounds for powerpoint/mediashout stuff too.

Peace,

Des



The Gods Must Be Crazy

2008-05-30T08:08:43.300-04:00

This is crazy! I didn't realize that there were about 100 tribes of "uncontacted" people still in the world. Here are the first few paragraphs from the CNN story. Read it all at: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/05/30/brazil.tribes/index.html

Researchers have produced aerial photos of jungle dwellers who they say are among the few remaining peoples on Earth who have had no contact with the outside world.

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Indians are photographed during an overflight in May 2008, as they react to the overflight at their camp.

Taken from a small airplane, the photos show men outside thatched communal huts, necks craned upward, pointing bows toward the air in a remote corner of the Amazonian rainforest.


That's amazing to me.

Grace,

Des



This is an error as well . . .

2008-12-09T11:21:01.840-05:00

I've been having some funny errors. Here's another one just like the other one.












Des



That's an Error???

2008-05-01T18:04:49.456-04:00

So, you know that I love my Macs.

But even they have their interesting errors.

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Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!


Really???

And that's bad??

Des



Kaki King - Playing With Pink Noise (Live)

2008-04-30T22:57:35.641-04:00

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Heard Kaki (like Khaki) on NPR last night.

Dang.

Des




The Meter is Running (A Spotlight on Fox News)

2008-04-21T13:20:37.398-04:00

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The best line is from Mr. O'Reilly . . . "Bush is doing justwhat Jesus would have done."



Yes . . . I'm aware that I just published a post on taking things out of context . . . and I understand that these are a bunch of snippets of things taken out of context. I wouldn't use this as a source of political information.



It's still quite funny.




context

2008-04-16T22:31:06.771-04:00

found this today.

I hate when things are taken out of context.

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follow me on twitter

2008-04-16T07:41:03.366-04:00

What is twitter you ask?

Think of it like the Facebook "status" message on some crazy, expensive mind-altering substances.

I guess it's a little geeky . . . but you have 140 characters to express whatever sentiment you may choose to. Some of mine are on the right of this page . . . . you can twitter about something your doing, thinking, or involving any other random activity.

But it's at least interesting so far . . . I've only been doing it for a few days.

Follow me.

Des



Eureka

2008-04-11T23:26:24.630-04:00

About 7 months ago I was in Atlanta for some meetings.  Of course, being a technophile . . . I travel packing a considerable amount of gadgets: my weapons of choice, if you will.  Of course, I also love when I come across amazing deals on technology too . . . like the time that I found a Linksys Travel router online for $12.


Naturally, my need to be connected drove me to bring this router of mine to Atlanta with me just in case I couldn't hit a wireless internet access point.  If there was a port in the wall, I can make my own wireless.

It worked flawlessly as usual.

Unfortunately, it was a few days later when I gave in to the harsh realization that I had left this prized piece of networking technology in the big crapple (sorry, I know it's not that bad - I'm just not a fan).

Reality is a cruel, cruel mistress.

Especially when she's wrong.

Tonight, while looking for something else incidentally (I lose stuff) . . . buried in a box in our closet I came across the long lost router - sitting there so lonely and ready to "packet" all in (networking joke). It's like being reunited with a long lost friend . . . that's about 5 inches tall and has the ability to transmit and receive radio frequencies.

Oh happy day.

Des



Christians are Nuisances Too

2008-04-10T23:53:10.663-04:00

If you know me, it's no secret that I find several of my neighbors to be nuisances . . . completely because of noise and the inconsideration they show to Kristy and I. They play loud music late at night - and there must have been a sale on sub-woofers because evidently EVERYBODY in our stinkin' building has one. I've started a nuisance log where I keep track of when the music is too loud. I started it on Tuesday . . . I've got entries for every day so far.

As usually happens, Kristy went to bed, I was up finishing some web stuff for a client and at about 10:30 PM I feel the boom of what is usually my favorite kind of notes through the wall (i.e. bass notes . . . just in case you weren't sure). As I usually do I put my ear up to our various walls to try to figure out where this sound is emanating from. Unsuccessful, I remembered that I can often figure it out by going outside . . . now that the weather is warming up . . . and sitting on the balcony. It definitely worked a few nights ago when the party upstairs was in full swing.

And it worked again tonight.

Only instead of what is usually vulgar end hip hop, toinght it was Kirk Franklin and his merry band of gospel elves.

Let me tell you something . . . nothing about that was screaming the name Jesus . . . and I can't imagine that any of my other neighbors were appreciating it too much either. Now, in the past week we've had to call the police and submit a few complaints to the office.

And sister, let me tell you, I have no trouble reporting that you're stompin' all over my peace and quiet . . . which by company policy I should add starts at 9:00 pm. I'm actually recording as I'm typing . . . maybe I'll post it so you can all hear it . . . that may be a fun project in fact: posting the sounds that I hear at night if for no other reason than to document them.

Great . . . now she's singing.

In all seriousness, it's keeping me up because I'm wanting to document start and stop times for all this stuff. We're paying good money for this place and to be CONSTANTLY disturbed like this is horrible. We are never guaranteed our peace and quiet and I'm just about as sick of it as I can get.

So, Christians can definitely be nuisances too . . . she's certainly not doing anything to show me the love of Jesus tonight let me tell you . . . and the thoughts that I'm having about what I should say to her . . . they're probably not from Jesus either.

And you'll be happy to know that as of right now (11:50 pm) the music has been turned off and it SEEMS as though peace has been restored once again.

I may see if Kristy is still asleep.

Grace,

Des



Bad Things Happen

2008-04-01T19:17:30.604-04:00

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I had put the video portion of this together for youth councils . . . but then never finished the audio and subsequently never actually showed it.

I think I'll probably make it available from WebandFlowDesign.com for download in a few different formats.

I'm sure someone would find it useful.

What do you think?

Grace,

Des




Professional Cable Wrapping

2008-03-28T09:25:55.721-04:00

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As I have been wrapping a lot of cables lately, I've been reminded about one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to audio cables, etc.

There IS a right way to wrap a cable.

Please don't crank it around your elbow for the love of all that is good and decent in this world!!!

Enjoy this wonderful demo.

Des