I am in an incredibly bad mood today, mostly initiated by the installation of Adobe's "Creative Suite 2" on my computer yesterday. Sure it's got some glamorous features which might be fun to play with one day but, in the meanwhile, I've got work to do. And I can't work because CS2 has f#@%ed up everything beyond all comprehension. Temp files are being created and tossed everywhere (then not deleted when you quit)... fonts are so badly screwed up in Adobe Illustrator that I've had to go back to the CS1 version... the text rendering engine has been updated AGAIN, causing horribly nasty problems with every file I open. Does anybody test this shit before shipping it out the door? At first I was thrilled that they finally managed to fix the clipboard export bug that's been in Illustrator FOR A f#@%ING DECADE, but now I'd be happy if I could just work.
And now that Adobe has purchased Freehand, it's not like there's an alternative out there. For better or worse, Creative Suite 2 is all we've got. I wonder if the Windows version is this bad?
Things only got worse from there, and I thought for sure that an episode of Veronica Mars would save me. But Veronica sucked ass last night. You finally found out who "raped" her, and it was EXACTLY as I expected. So that was disappointing, but not nearly so much as the stupid yo-yo relationship with Veronica and Logan. It was fun at first, but COME ON! Stop the never-ending make-up/break-up cycle, because it's really lame and tired. And of course Lilly's accidental killer is all too easy to figure out now... the only question left is who else knew she did it? Alas, I am still very much looking forward to the season finale next week. I hold a faint hope that I am wrong about everything so there will be some surprises left.
I finally figured out why my laptop was in meltdown once I reinstalled everything this morning... turns out it was the "Virex" virus-scanning software. Ironically enough, Apple distributes the program for free to all .Mac members. Once Virex is removed, the heat levels are back to normal and the fans don't run all the time. There's 2 hours of my life I'm not getting back, all because Apple didn't test a piece of software they pass out to everybody?
But the icing on the cake of my day was when I got a call from an old girlfriend as I was re-installing my PowerBook. Guess who finally found my blog?
What followed was not a pleasant conversation, and I still have no idea what the f#@% she was going on about. I don't write about other people in my life (or out of my life, as the case may be), so what does she care if I have a blog?
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Well that was quick... just one hour to get an apology. And you are welcome!
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Hey. Let’s get married.
I have nothing more to say.
See? There’s something to be said for saying “I’m sorry” when you’ve screwed somebody over.
I think it’s time to start a Village of our own. Idiots, $hitheads, rude arsewipes, and all the other names/labels we wish to include are excluded from villageship. *hmmph*
That was a classic rant Dave. I wish I had saved it. And now it is lost forever….
My ex-wife found my blog earlier this year and was reading me on a daily basis. On top of that, she had her new boyfriend reading it as well. Hell, she was not that interested in me when we were married.
I really, really want to know what got deleted. Damn you, Work!
C’mon my brotha, re-post the rizzle mizzle whizzle.
The one advantage of you posting your whole entries in your rss feed.. I read the whole thing before I realised it had been deleted. heh. Hope tomorrow goes better for you *hug*
Virus scanners can be a big cause of heat problems, especially in laptops since they scan pretty much every file in use which requires more CPU which makes the processor hotter…
I have a feeling I just missed the best Dave Rant Ever.
Aww, sorry about your day. Pah, who cares about ex’s? Thats why they’re ex’s.
If it’s any consolation, i’ve always thought to myself “I wonder if mac Illustrator is as screwed up as this here windows version.”
I’ve finally caught up with Veronica Mars, so this weeks episode was the first that i’ve watched close to the original air date. Amd My god what an episode to be the first, it was like a 500 mph slap in the face.
Completely off-topic (sort of). Have you read Crash’s auto-biography through the 90’s? It’s quite a long read and in different sections you kinda have to hunt down but it’s so worth it, in fact i don’t think i’ve enjoyed reading anything on the web so much, ever. I laughed, cried, felt a love swell inside. If you haven’t already, and need a pick me up, make sure you read it. Read it now! It’s life changing! haha.
So… thanks for mentioning his blog the other day!
no fair deleting stuff before i get a chance to read it!!!
who all thinks Dave should repost it as an laternative reading thing?
Ah, but Dave is a gentleman, and must be chivalrous when an apology is extended! So re-posting would not be a very good idea.
Of course, the bitch lady in question DID ruin my life…
And yes, I do read Crash’s blog, and agree it’s excellent. I am a bit disappointed that he dropped out of the “Ultimate Blogger” competition, but his reasoning is sound, and I look forward to what he writes next.