“Red” Flower

As iPhone photos go, I’m actually pretty happy with this one:

Red flower

The red isn’t quite right1, which is something of an issue with the iPhone camera in my experience. But oddly it is far closer to the actual color2 than I was able to achieve when taking the same photo with my Nikon. It’s the first time I’ve run into this issue since I made the leap to a DSLR. I intend to tinker some and see if I can’t pinpoint how to better capture these pretty flowers in front of my house.

  1. Yes, I can actually tell that despite my colorblindness.
  2. I’m told it’s more a burnt orange.


iPhone 5 box


Operation Office Organization

Well, so much for that daily blogging thing, eh? Sorry for the complete lack of posting, but it’s been a might crazy around here and what wasn’t a distraction from the intarwebs was mostly not worth blathering on about.

I’m still working on that massive office organization project. In fact, just today I achieved quite a milestone by putting my new desk together. See:

Newly assembled desk and set up computer with assorted accessories and office paraphernalia

Not sure what I did that made the computer screen not show up, but it was just the Apple logo so you aren’t really missing anything. And yes, that is totally a chocobo sitting there reading a book. Personally, I think the metal slime is even more unique because, hello, metal slime. Heh.

Anyway, setting up the new desk only required about 20,000 other things to happen before then, which is why the photo literally only shows the desk itself because the rest of the office looks like a bomb went off. However, it is a very clean bomb because I dusted, swept and vacuumed the entire room to a degree that might be borderline obsessive.

This is because (a.) nothing in my office has really moved since I first unpacked my house and (b.) I got a new vacuum. It’s a very spiffy Dyson and it just so happens to be purple. (I didn’t choose the color but since it IS purple I feel this should be mentioned.) Seriously, everything you’ve ever heard about Dyson is true. It’s a monster when it comes to cleaning. I’m pretty diligent with the daily vacuuming because shepherds really do shed a lot, especially when they’re blowing their coats which Uschi just so happens to be doing right now. Really, though, if you looked at what this vacuum was picking up when I empty the canister you’d swear I’d never run one through this house before. It’s both amazing and kind of gross. It’s also remarkably quiet! Even so, Uschi has decided it is the enemy and has been giving it a wide berth like it might suddenly leap to life and eat her. Ha, Purple Puppy-Eater!

But the desk assembly was certainly the most difficult of the project so now that it’s finally done I expect the rest of the organizing to go a bit more smoothly. Even though I’m sure to continue procrastinating. I just got LEGO Lord of the Rings for one, which is entirely addictive. Oh, and there is school and stuff, too.

I Blame Math

It would seem that the number of devices upon which I could be on the Internet and/or regularly posting here with is directly proportional to the frequency of those activities. As in, the more there are the LESS I seem to actually be around. I would apologize, but the lack of activity has been taken up by the frustrating task of setting up the new computer.

You would think the advancement of technology would make this process very simple but this has proven untrue. I suppose it’s the whole moving to a Mac, though, the actual transferring of data and settings went fairly smoothly. I’m still finding myself rather baffled by the new iMac at times. One thing that has been really throwing me has been using the trackpad because while it’s not complicated — and I’m finding gestures to be very useful when browsing the Web — it’s just different enough that it’s not the movements I am used to so half the time things are doing totally unexpected (read: backwards) things. I am definitely not helped by still having to use a PC for the time being. For now I’ve switched the mouse to left-handed, which has helped me keep things a bit more straight in my head.

The office has been the most time-consuming effort, which I expected. It’s been two-and-a-half years since everything in there was set up and so the dust accumulation under and behind furniture is ludicrous. Also, it tends to be the catch all space for assorted miscellany, like boxes from holiday gifts. So all that had to be cleared out before anything could be done. The dust is really bothering me, though, and so any effort I make is basically in 30 minute increments because that’s about the time it takes for my allergies to go berserk, sending me into a sneezing fit that seems to cause the dog great concern.

The rest of my time has basically been eaten up by school work I feel it’s an endless task presently and I am very much looking forward to the break next week.

March 10, 2013

When not gallivanting around the Capital District with friends, I’ve spent the last several days practically glued to my new iMac, so it seems kind of odd that I haven’t bothered to post. (I did start a few reviews that I’ll likely end up backdating once I actually finish writing them.)

Even though I wouldn’t say the transition from Mac to PC is difficult, it is different and just enough so that it’s sometimes quite a process to do what is in actuality quite a simple task. And, of course, since all the Apple products in the house are constantly talking to one another, I’m forever being distracted by notifications for email and text messages and various social media accounts.

And through all that, I’ve been working on school stuff. Well, trying to at least. I’m finding something of a chore to be on the PC at this point, which is partly because I want to play with my new computer and partly because it feels oddly foreign after trying to get used to using the Mac.

Hopefully once I get the new computer moved into my office I’ll be a bit more reliably around once again.