Weekly review: Week ending Aug 31, 2008

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Weekly review

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!

Next week:

  • More sketching and photography
  • Prepare presentation
  • Cook salmon and couscous
  • Sort out new sewing machine =)
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