Friday, March 31, 2006

Man Vs. Machine

You want to talk to a person when you call for customer service, right? But you always end up spending more time with the machines.

Here's a site that tells you how to beat the machines.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

New Computers

Bought a new main computer today. First thing I noticed while shopping is how cheap a hopped up desktop is. No complaints here, just an observation. I got a Gateway with an AMD 4200+ X2 and 1GB of RAM for under $900. I will be ordering a new video card and 2GB of RAM from newegg tonight. In 3 or 4 days I will have a real screamer for just over $1.1K.

I'm typing this on the old computer while I am uninstalling all the junkware (AOL, Napster, MS Office trial version, etc.) All I will install on the new machine is Photoshop, Nikon View, and Irfan View.

We replaced Bene's computer last week with a $329Acer. $329? That's enough to buy a hard drive and Windows XP. It's just a Sempron 3300, but it's way more than she needs for reading PDFs and doing data entry.

Edited to add: I'll be installing Firefox and new anti virus, too. OK 5 programs. But I made up for it by ditching more junkware. MS imaging stuff, Gateway big fix, Real Player. Deleting Real Player was almost as much fun as deleting AOL.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Macon's Wedding Ring Bridal Show

We are members of Macon's Wedding Ring, a group of preferred wedding professionals in the Middle Georgia area. Our bridal show was last Sunday at the newly renovated Armoury Ballroom. The show went well. Calista Waddy and Karen Holleman did a great job putting it together.

If you are getting married in Middle Georgia, the Ring's Web site is a great place to begin your planning.



That's all I have to say about that.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Legal Weems

David Weems, New York Attorney

Look at that and what do you know - I must be related to a lawyer in New York. I already have 3 good friends and a brother-in-law who are lawyers. It's good to know that if I get in trouble in NY, I can call my distant cousin to get me out of jail.

Even better, he's an IP lawyer. That means that if one of you image theives runs off with some of my pixels, I just might get cousin David to throw the book at you.

Friday, March 03, 2006


My name is Hassel and I am a photographer. How is it that I do not own a Hasselblad camera?

Anybody have one you want to trade for something or that you want to sell real cheap?