searching @ tastypopsicle.com
I've decided to open up the weblog archive. At one point is was closed off except to registered members due to an incident, However, that company has since closed its doors so they can just eat it. Use the search to find something that youmight be looking for. Maybe you'll find it.
weblog archive : december 2004
tastypopsicle photo blog
Say goodbye to Blockbuster's late fees
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Blockbuster Inc. announced Tuesday it is abolishing late fees on all its video tapes, DVDs and video games as of Jan. 1. The world's largest video rental company will still have due dates for their rental products -- one week for games and two days or one week for movies, depending on whether it's a new release. But customers will be given a one-week grace period after that to return the product. After that grace period ends, the chain will automatically sell them the product, less the rental fee. If the customers don't want to purchase the movie or game, they can return the product within 30 days for a credit, less a restocking fee.Yipee! I can certainly remember to return a video within a week's grace period. I just have trouble with their whole 1 week rental (7 days) but day 1 is the day you rent it and you've got til noon on the 7th day so try this: If you rent "Friday" on Saturday at 10pm what day of the week is due back? Doesn't matter - you've got at least 13 days to figure it out. Why does it feel like we all just won something?
You will NEVER have enough hard drive space
I've also realized that it's pointless to add 120GB now, and then 120GB later, and then 250GB more in 2 years. So I just bought a external 500GB Lacie hard drive. The LaCie Big Disk with Triple Interface 500GB with USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 ports so it can be attached to virtually any machine. (Except I didn't get it from LaCie directly. I found it cheaper from a place that I have had success in past purchasing products.) It should be arriving in the next 3-7 days. At slightly more than $400 (less than $1/GB) it's a bargain right now especially when you consider that 1 Terabyte (1,000GB) is a little over $1,000.
Yes, it's an additional cost that I wish I didn't have to make but it's a necessary one that if I didn't do it today I'd probably be doing tomorrow - it's that necessary now. I want to be creative and I want to be able to work on some audio and video projects but without the right tools it's rather frustrating more than fun. And once you break from the mantra that your old, outdated yet still-working system is "hanging in there" you'll be able to tap into some of those creative ideas that you've always wanted to do. Besides, it's not like I spent more than $200 on a Christmas tree.
Wish me luck - because this video stuff is a pain in the ass!
Introducing The 2005 FontFont Calendar. The FontFont culture has always been about great designers making great type. This time we asked those creators to play with their work. Each month was a canvas for the world’s best type designers to paint with their FontFonts. As the pieces began to stream back from our all-star lineup, we grinned a happy holiday grin — the results are stunning.It's no secret - kids that graduate from CMU go on to do some amazing things. It really is hard to find someone that isn't successful 7-10 years later. Don't worry, my time will come soon. But it's great to see that recognition is being made to those individuals who are truly leading their choice field. So to you, Christian, my hat goes off. Congratulations and I wish you much more success. I'm looking forward to January already.
And the winner is...
welcome.to.chicago :: 22 may 2013 @ 11.47pm CT