Lots of learning this week!
The Cintiq tablet I ordered from Vistek arrived the very next day. After learning way too much about X.org in the process of setting it up, I’ve gotten it to work as a tablet and as a second screen. Hooray! Someday I’ll get GIMP and Inkscape to recognize pressure and the eraser tip, but for now, it’s good enough.
I used the Cintiq to quickly process and layout the pictures we took during the vacation. The last time I made a photobook, I used Shutterfly’s predetermined layouts. This time, I used the open source Scribus desktop publishing program to make everything from scratch. Now I just need to find a nice printer and binder who’ll take a PDF…
New dish of the week: pad thai, from a mix. It was okay.
We borrowed some magazines from the library and I flipped through them to get an idea of things I might play with this fall. My wardrobe’s already been tending towards warm earth colors, so maybe I’ll try playing with metallics.
At work: propagated a few good ideas, including persistent chat rooms; worked on accessibility.
Love: W- is totally awesome. =) This week’s reason: he hung up the memory scroll my friends and family had made for me before I left for Canada. =) Aww!
- More sketching and photography
- Prepare presentation
- Cook salmon and couscous
- Sort out new sewing machine =)