iya kids. It's monday. Do you know where your "http://www.homestarrunner.com" target="_new">Homestar is? Today they released a new game, in the proud tradition of, uh, releasing games. The game? Population: Tire. As an added bonus, there's an article on the creators in WIRED. How cool is that??!?!?
Da weekend. What to say... Friday I did a big load of nothing. Saturday I made up for it by going racing. Shep lured me to Rantoul with stories of scantily clad women talking about horsepower and desperately seeking men with small cars. Oh how right he was... sigh not really. But there were a couple nice cars, and of course the camera did its thing. Also take note of one item in those pictures that looks suspiciously like the item to the right... This little puppy found its way into my front right tire on the last run, I think... It happened to be my fastest run too, so maybe I was needing the reduced tire pressure. =)
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Luckily we found some pretty friendly guys staying late at a local repair shop, and they made quick work of fixing it. He wanted 6 bucks, but I gave him $10 "For hanging around past closing." In retrospect, this seems like a trashy, demeaning thing that I did, and I feel like a schmuck. $4? What, is he going to get that operation now? Sheesh. I probably insulted him.
Sunday (Chad, cover your eyes) I went for a spin on the bike. I rode over to ISU and took some pictures of skaters, flowers and buildings. Very low key and enjoyable. I think I might have to do that more often. I'll post the pictures in a little while. I also learned some new stuff on post processing with my camera. There are some REALLY COOL tricks out there that I might have to add to my photo-workflow. You can shoot pictures in RAW mode on most digital cameras, and you get ALL of the image data without the camera performing any processing, compression or "correction" of the data. What it means is you have a lot more info to work with. Here's a No filter found for popLocalImage
a fella named Jacques Gratton
presented to drive home how you can really make a "good" picture great if you're willing to spend the extra time.
I also found time in my ridiculously busy schedule to re-write my match.com profile. I've abandoned all (well almost all) hope that this is a viable way to meet people. BUT I am paying for it, so why not have some fun with it? Since there seem to be a lot of guys on there discussing how fabulous they are in bed, at the gym, in their Camaros, etc, I thought I would take a similar approach:
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[waiting patiently for reports of mass-swoonage in the newspaper.]