painter of somethin’

Posted on Monday 6 March 2006

sense :: sight // new desks

We had a lovely three day weekend, injuries aside. We took Friday off to sleep in and put together our new desks and tv stand for the computer room that we had purchased from Ikea earlier in the week, and after assembling our desks and tv stand and finding out that the desk drawers had the wrong size screws (which prompted an incredibly painless visit to Ikea on Saturday and a very nice-albeit swamped-customer service rep who helped us out immediately) we finally finished them both Saturday afternoon. Our computer room is much much nicer now, and we have a bit more space.

But those new desks will get their due; as we both purchased new monitors on Friday-both of us getting a Dell 20-inch flat panel, that makes two for me (dual monitors ftw!) and a new LCD to beat out Raevyn’s CRT. They’ve already shipped; I can’t wait to make room on my desk for it!

Todays’s Doonsbury is absolutely hilarious-the strip takes a good stab at the intelligent deisgn/situational science thing; where good science winds up getting trampled by people looking for a controversy and carrying a backpack of some bad science. Definitely good.

Also, apparently Thomas Kinkade, the “Painter of Light,” is more of a dark-side fellow, according to this article from the LA Times; from sexual assault to verbal abuse, seems like the guy isn’t quite as nice and gentle as his paintings would have us believe. But why doesn’t that really surprise me? Maybe I’m just jaded.

In other news, the very very lovely Narilka was kind enough to swing me into the Windows Vista beta testing process; now all I need to do is download and install it! I’m all kinds of excited I can’t even say.

2 Comments for 'painter of somethin’'

    March 6, 2006 | 7:39 pm

    Good choice, Narilka! Beta tester extraordinaire ~

    re: Thomas Kinkade . . . sigh

    March 9, 2006 | 11:18 am

    Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction. 🙁

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