Did you feel the quake?

March 1, 2007 at 11:56 pm | Posted in Bay Area | Leave a comment

2007ptreyesquake.jpgI didn’t.  My wife came upstairs to aske me if I felt the 4.2 quake or heard the rumble.  But you can’t hear much over a three year old playing in the bathtub

She heard the rumbling and saw that the water in her drinking glass was rippling.  This went on for about 20 seconds.

Here are the quake details. 

Are you ready for the big quake that will come in the next 30 years?  NO?  Go to www.72hours.org and find good advice so that you and your family can prepare.

Photo at left from the 1906 quake near Pt. Reyes.

President Al Gore’s Oval Office Address

March 1, 2007 at 11:43 pm | Posted in history, politics | Leave a comment
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2007snl-gore.jpgFollow the link at the end of this post to see President Gore’s recent address to the nation. Trust me. Just watch. And then close your eyes and think about what could have been. The video opens in Windows Media Player.

Thanks to Crooks and Liars for preserving this piece of “history”. View their original post right here.

Middle Ages Tech Support

March 1, 2007 at 11:33 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Before I started teaching, I had this very same conversation with many of my clients. Be sure to read the subtitles.

Free Photoshop in six months

March 1, 2007 at 3:08 pm | Posted in Photoshop | Leave a comment
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online osYep.  Free.

Of course, there is a catch.  This Photoshop will be ad-supported and run online.  The online version will not require anything to run it other than browser and (fairly fast) broadband connection.  Reports indicate that online Photoshop won’t offer all the options of the full version but will be enough to keep many people happy.

WHY?  Good question.  The days of selling a cardboard box with a CD inside are numbered.  Microsoft knows it because Google is breathing down their neck with products like online word processing and spreadsheet apps.  And online OS’s are already in beta and beyond.

Imagine using online apps and storing your stuff either online or on a flash drive.  You can use any computer to work or play without worrying about access to the software that you need.

Imagine paying a monthly fee to access the software. Can everything be free forever?


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