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Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Dave!Whenever anybody outside of Washington State asks where I'm from, I just say "Seattle" because that's pretty much the only place in Washington that anybody has ever heard of. Seattle, of course has a reputation for rain (which is true... but not quite to the extreme as people might believe).

Anyway, it's been pouring down rain here in Georgia, which has people who know I'm from "Seattle" saying "thanks for bringing the rain with you!" But not sarcastically, as usual! Apparently, there's been quite a dry spell, and farmers are glad to be getting some moisture this summer.

Though, if the forecast is any indication, they'll be happy I'm leaving this weekend...

Georgia Stormin' All Week!

In the meanwhile, it is crazy wet outside, so I'm doing my best to stay indoors.

Which is good because I need to be working, except... Adobe has a big problem with their software running on the new MacBooks and MacBook Airs. For example, Adobe InDesign (the program I use to do page layout for things like THRICE Fiction Magazine) crashes a horrible death almost constantly. I've scoured for tips on how to make it happen less often, but it's still an impossible situation. So now I am in the horrible position of having to wait until I get home before I can finish a number of projects that are due... including the latest issue of THRICE Fiction Magazine.

This sucks so hard.

Almost as hard as the length of my work day. Right now I am so exhausted that the only thing that keeps me going is 5-Hour Energy shots and cookies. But the cumulative effect of downing three 5-Hour Energy shots to stay awake the past 15 hours is starting to make my brain haze over. The fact that I've got another four hours left to go doesn't bode well for my sanity.

Now, if you'll excuse me, a sea urchin just waddled up to my desk and asked me if I want to go see a movie with him and his friend the kangaroo (who, oddly enough, is named "Mr. Camel"). Since I could use a break, I think I'm going to accompany them... though I hope it's not another art-house cinema festival, because last time I never did manage to get the smell of popcorn out of my ferret.

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  1. James Bow says:

    Come on, Seattle’s not the only city in Washington people’ve heard of. EVERYBODY has heard of Walla Walla, Washington. And if I remember my geography, you’re about halfway between Seattle and Walla Walla, and Walla Walla probably shares more of your climate, correct?

    So, why not say you’re from Walla Walla, Washington? ;-)

  2. B.E. Earl says:

    Great. Now I want to see the an animated film of the adventures of “Mr. Camel and the Sea Urchin”. Can you work on making that happen? Thanks!

  3. vahid says:

    It’s weird that Adobe doesn’t put more effort into making sure their software runs on Macs, given that most designers seem to use them and Adobe is supposed to be the industry standard.

  4. Sarah says:

    Sorry for the troubles you’re having, I hope they get an update out soon to fix the problems.

    I also hope your workday ended and now you can get some sleep.

  5. Jim says:

    We’ve had two major thunderstorms sweep through Seattle this week. (Normally get none this size in a year.) Ramping up for your return, I guess.

  6. the muskrat says:

    I’m elated to see rain this week after a week of 100+ temps (that coincided with our laying down new sod that nearly died)!

  7. Sybil Law says:

    That’s pretty much our forecast this weekend, too – only – no rain, yet. Muggy as hell out, though.

  8. Jim says:

    Vahid: I used to work for Adobe. They decided (on a program management and above level) about a decade ago that they would chase the (Windows) money. They know they are usually the only suitable game in town, which allows them to not pay as much attention to the (small) core designer audience as they once did. They don’t want one-off purchases, they want mass purchases of suite bundles, and that happens more through the Windows side of things.

    We can hope this will swing back at some point. Saw an article yesterday that when you take phones and tablets out of the mix, every computer company dropped in sale last year, except Apple. Every new system at our company outside the design group used to be Window; today, you rarely see anyone with a non-Apple laptop at any of the meetings. Major as change in the past two years.

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