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    Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
    2:53 pm
    what is the best minidv videocamera out there?
    Please discuss. I read the specs but I'm too sleep deprived to understand. I can't focus. I want a videocamera that uses minidvs and that can do well in low light. Bluetooth a big plus.

    Anyone up on this?
    Saturday, June 19th, 2004
    9:58 pm
    Poll #310552 punch a wall alternatives
    Open to: Friends, detailed results viewable to: Friends, participants: 10

    dianala wants to punch a wall, for reasons to banal to go into here. Instead, what should she do?

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    eat a pint of premium ice cream
    1 (10.0%)
    scream at someone on a mud or bbs under an assumed name
    1 (10.0%)
    take boxing lessons, or something involving punching
    1 (10.0%)
    punch a pillow
    0 (0.0%)
    buy something frivolous
    3 (30.0%)
    have a long bubble bath
    2 (20.0%)
    road rage
    0 (0.0%)
    call the $3.99 a minute complaint line
    0 (0.0%)
    go see a shrink
    0 (0.0%)
    oh, go ahead, punch a wall already
    2 (20.0%)
    other, please specify
    0 (0.0%)
    Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
    10:44 am
    Sick kid, i have a fever of 102.1 and Phil has to get some presentation
    ready for a Foreign Power. Suck.
    Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
    3:20 pm
    Poll #297732 Folklilfe for toddlers?
    Open to: Friends, detailed results viewable to: Friends, participants: 7

    Folklife Festival is next weekend. Should I take a 17mo?

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    What, are you mad? Wait till next year.
    1 (20.0%)
    Maybe, but it hardly seems worth fighting the traffic for the 30minutes-1 hour he's likely to have fun
    1 (20.0%)
    He'll probably just get scared by all the people
    1 (20.0%)
    Definitely! Why would you let him miss it?
    2 (40.0%)
    Bring him, but make sure you're not around me when he has a meltdown
    0 (0.0%)

    other (specify)

    Thursday, May 6th, 2004
    9:35 pm
    Monday, May 3rd, 2004
    10:39 pm
    Attention Photoshop Weenies
    So I bought these DIY photo tumblers at Starbucks.

    They have a website with premade inserts:

    But what I want to do is stick my digital pictures in the right shape and THEN print it, rather than printing and cutting and pasting manually w/glue, etc.

    Is there some really easy way to take one of these PDFs and just get a transparent layer of an OUTLINE of the shape in black? Say, as a 4pt line or something?

    I think I used to know how to do this BBE (Before Baby ERA) and the ensuing sleep deprivation.

    If you feel like doing it for me, you'll be my hero forever.
    10:39 pm
    new, evil child userpic
    Oh, yeah, in case you're wondering why the kid's nose is all banged up, he fell at the Aquarium on Saturday. On carpet even.
    1:17 am
    Now I just need to teach him to say "braaaains"
    So we have this home CPR learning/review kit that includes an infant and an adult/child mannequin. Phil was trying to watch the video and do the procedure on the adult/child dummy, but Joseph gets very mad that he can't have the "baby".

    Finally, I just took the head off of the infant dummy and let him hold it "for a minute", which turned out to basically be for the rest of the day, including through dinner when he tried to feed his "baby". Also I put the head on a plate for a while and this was screamingly funny to me in the way that things only are to the truly, deeply sleep-deprived.

    What else? Oh yes, my little ham now says "CHEESE!" when you take his picture.

    When toddlers and CPR mannequins collide...Collapse )

    Current Mood: exhausted
    Monday, April 19th, 2004
    3:31 pm
    ISO cheap monitor
    I have a really sweet woman who's a student at the UW that helps me out a couple times a week around the house.

    She comes from a really poor family and has no computer, a necessity these days for college. So, we gave her an old computer of ours, but we have no extra monitor. Well, actually, we have a 21" monitor, but it won't fit on her desk.

    If anyone has a 15" or 17" spare monitor that they'd be willing to give up for free or cheap, it's a good cause, as she's pre-med, and may be Rxing your drugs in the future. We'd be willing to trade the 21"er also.