Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday Funnies

Software Development Cycle

  1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.
  2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.
  3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren't really bugs.
  4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn't work and discovers 15 new bugs.
  5. Repeat three times steps 3 and 4.
  6. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely premature product announcement based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.
  7. Users find 137 new bugs.
  8. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty check, is nowhere to be found.
  9. Newly-assembled programming team fixes almost all of the 137 bugs, but introduce 456 new ones.
  10. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a postcard from Fiji. Entire testing department quits.
  11. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor using profits from their latest release, which had 783 bugs.
  12. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He hires a programmer to redo program from scratch.
  13. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Great Quote for Today

“There are no wrong turns. Only wrong thinking on the turns our life has taken.”

- Zen saying

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday Funnies

Got this in an email from a friend the other day.

A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when an exceptionally tall, handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him.

The young-at-heart man noticed her overly attentive stare andwalked directly towards her. (As men will)

Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, "I'll do anything, absolutely anything,that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00......on one condition."

Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was.

The man replied, "You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.

"The woman considered his proposition for a moment, and then slowly removed a $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address.

She looked deeply into his eyes, and slowly and meaningfully said.............

"Clean my house."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The truth - upside down

HT to Brian at The beautiful Heresy. Be patient and watch it all the way through, it's about 3 minutes.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday Funnies

Wacom Tablet Drawing

So, I made a good sale of photos the other day and used some of the money to buy a Wacom 4x6 tablet. It rocks!!!!

Did my first "drawing" with it tonight and although I'm not very good at drawing, it felt pretty good to just mess around with the tool and was happy with the result. The pen is a little heavy ended for me, it doesn't seem balanced well, but, it'll feel better with practice I'm sure.

Took me a while to figure out I didn't have to draw in black and then go back and color the picture in like a coloring book, that I could just draw with the color I wanted. Once I quit using the following madding method...drawing, magic tool, eye dropper, paint bucket and just switched swatches I was a happy camper.

For alot of people this "drawing" is no big deal, but for me, it is. I haven't even tried drawing anything for a couple decades. I loved drawing as a kid, but stopped doing it after giving my uncle a picture I'd drawn him of a horse when I was about 8. He made a comment about it, as adults often do, without thinking, but that critisism stung! I was humiliated and hurt, so I just stopped drawing after that.

Took it up again in college in a 2d class that was a pre-req for a photo class I wanted to take. Turned in my first drawing with trepidation, but got a B+ on it. I was pleasantly shocked! Gave it up again when I had to drop the class when my dad got sick.

I consider all this art stuff healing even if my drawings are rubbish to other people. I'm having a grand time and finding a part of me I'd thought long gone.

Doing the 9 faces exercise nearly every day has paid off. I'm much more comfortable with the idea of drawing and am getting better at some of the details. Last night I even drew face with a nose that almost looked like a nose!! Wooo Hoooo!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas in a box

Went to Hobby Lobby today to get some mats cut.

They had an “artist’s paint set” all boxed up with watercolors, oil paints, pencils, brushes etc. It was like Christmas in a box. For $24.99!!!

I put my hands on the box, looked at all the goodies inside, thought, “oh man, this is COOOOOOL!!” and then walked off.

What the heck??? Why didn’t I just buy the dang thing?? Am I really that cheap?

Or just that scared…..

Monday, December 3, 2007

What I learned today

Water color paints come in tubes!! :-O

I had no idea! I thought they came in little cakes like the ones we all had in elementary school and thus, would be easy to carry when I travel again. See, even the picture here shows them that way.

Also, did you know there are about 1,000 kinds of paint brushes??! Well, I didn't....

How in the world do you decide which to buy first? No wonder artist's studios are always a mess. I've just thought it was that artist's are simply, by nature, not very organized. But really, it's because there are so many tools you have to have lying around.
Decided that in my soul, I'm a painter as well as a photographer. Can hardly wait to have a messy studio of my own!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007