An artist friend of mine is creating a series of videos entitled, the Louise Logs. I think they are brilliant, and given the nature of the dialog, I think they fit perfectly with the title and intents of this blog. The plan I have come up with, is to post one here each week (at this point in time, there are five of them).
Of course, you can always see them all at once if you like. Here, then, is the first one:
Remember to turn your sound on. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I downloaded and installed WordPress 2.5 last night. Nothing the reader sees should change until I learn more about the new version, which is a complete overhaul. That means there are new features that will become evident once I learn how to implement them. An example of something that interest me is a feature called galleries.
Just a reminder that the clocks get changed on Sunday, the 9th here in the Americas. I didn’t know that the date for change is different in the European Union. The change date for the European Union is March 30th.
Interestingly, I discovered from the webexhibits.org link (above), that the official spelling and grammar is “Daylight Saving Time,” without an S on the word saving, but
many people feel the word savings (with an ‘s’) flows more mellifluously off the tongue. Daylight Savings Time is also in common usage, and can be found in dictionaries.
I decided I wanted to see something different, so I changed the theme. I’ll go back to my previous theme after a while because there are some things lacking. I downloaded a few other themes, but they don’t seem to work very well.
After I wrote the above, I changed the theme again.
Maybe I should keep the outside the same, and change the inside. 😉
I am so glad 2007 is over. Call me silly for believing that just by passing an arbitrary date on the calendar, I can start anew, but there’s something comforting about having a start date. Anyway, welcome 2008.
I’ve come across two really nice pieces of software.
The one I have used the most thus far is 1Password. It’s a program that keeps your IDs and passwords available to you for websites, but secure on your keychain (if you haven’t guessed, we’re talking Mac software). It will also generate secure passwords for you and since you don’t have to remember them, they can be really secure. If you get a chance, check it out. I believe there is a 30 day trial period, but beware, once you start using it, you won’t want to be without it. About $30.
The other piece of software that I have just been using for a day or so is Things. It is still in beta and is free until sometime in the spring of this year. It’s a glorified task manager, but the key word is glorified. Well designed and easy to use. I didn’t feel like I had to totally learn the program before getting it to make a difference in getting my life organized. All of a sudden, things did not feel so overwhelming. I’m not an expert on task managers and I don’t have a lot of experience with them, so there may be a program that is better than this one, but I’d pay for this program as soon as it becomes available.
According to my tracking number, my new watch (see Pens and Watches) should be delivered today. I’m a little excited about it. I hope it comes before I have to go out at around 12:30pm. Well, even if it doesn’t, I’ll be able to play with it when I get home around 6:30pm.
Today is my birthday. Or given the hour, maybe I should say was my birthday. Right now I’m trying to decide whether or not to reveal my age. The whole purpose of Whispers is to reveal things that are on the edge/tip of my tongue, but I spent the entire day playing down my birthday.
Before I was born, doctors said I was supposed to be triplets. My parents had even come up with three names. The story I’ve been told is that I was the only one there. Either the other two souls died on delivery, or the doctors could not differentiate between three heart beats and one heartbeat doing triple time. One day, I’ll get up the courage to investigate births and deaths in New York City on May 8th 1948.
I’m having trouble sleeping. So, I’m thinking… Why don’t I make a commitment to writing something in this blog everyday? That’s too much, I reason. I’ll fail to do that and then won’t write at all. The compromise I’ve come up with is, every other day... at least. How will this effect my other blogs? I”m not sure.