Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mark of The Beast

If you're reading my blog you are aware of the sixes tag. You go to the sixth picture folder, choose the sixth picture and then tag six people.

What you see here is Easter 2008. The Wife and boys are all dudded up for church in their new outfits. I would get a far different result at home, but I only have about 6 picture folders on my computer at work, and this is in my screen saver folder.

As was said by my brother(s), if you read this blog you've already been tagged, now get to it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Saw Something Great!

OK, so you have seen the picture on my blog. Three colors coming together to make many more colors. This is/was a threadless shirt design, but was sold out in my size before I ever even knew it existed. I walking around Target and what do I see, but a very similar shirt. Three circle overlapping to make several other colors. I know many of you take color for granted because you can always tell what color you are looking at, but I'm proud of the times I look at purple and know it is purple. I wish I could find the shirt to show you, but Target doesn't seem to be selling it online yey. I fully expect each and every one of you in blogger land to get me one of those shirts if you read this. There, now you feel obligated. I think I might pick one up for myself tomorrow, but I still expect you to get me one.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Mac History part 1

So you'll all remember that I wished happy birthday to the mac a I thought I would go through my own mac history.

What I remember as being the families first computer was actually two different computers, or so my brother tells me I knew it as a mac (it was an Macintosh 128, then upgraded to a Macintosh 512 and then traded to someone to get a Plus). I was pretty young so the mistake is understandable since the first three Macintosh's all looked the same from the front. What I knew was turn computer on, wait for icon, load disk, swap disk if asked or if I wanted a different game. Later it was turn hard disk on, turn computer on, don't mess with floppies. There were some great games played on this computer and some fun drawings were made.

Next came the awesome IIsi, awesome in that it could display color. Games were all new in color and MacPaint was even better when you could add color. I remember writing several papers for school on this computer and the internet was experienced on this computer for the first time too.

Nowa note here. It seems like there should be another computer in here, but I can't for the life of me think of any other computer being in our home. We went from an 8Mhz to 20 Mhs to 250 Mhz? That just doesn't seem right, but it's what I remember.

About the time I was getting ready to leave for college my dad bought this machine for the home, the Power Mac 6500/250. It was big and powerful, but was short lived as the power leader for Apple. I didn't use this computer too much at home, but it became mine a few years later and served me well for a few years in college.

When I headed off to college my dad was able to get an out of service machine from work for me, the venerable Centris 610. It was no hot rod, but I could write papers, surf the internet and play solitaire with the best of them. My roommate didn't have his own computer and would ask to use mine some times. I was fine with that as long as he asked. I think I upset him when I added a start up password. It was nothing against him specifically, there were a few people that would change desktop images and I didn't want to deal with that. Notice how high tech this computer is, no optical drive. I had my dad's old external one

Stay tuned for more mac fun on my blog, or ignore my blog because I'm talking about old computers, you decide.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy International Mustache Month

I'm a little miffed that I just found out about this today, but it turns out that February is International Mustache Month. As stated on the web page "The idea is simple: grow your beard throughout February, then shave back to a glorious mustache for a gala beer party at the end of the month." you can find the official rules here, but be advised, you might be a couple days behind. I really don't care about the beer party at the end, and I don't even know if there would be one in my area if I were interested. Maybe I'll remember all this for next year.