A short week that felt too long. I think that was mostly due to my desire for control, and the lack of it this week. One job I thought was nailed down has evaporated. Two that are active continue to lurch toward completion. One nearly on its own, and the other now firmly in my court, but only since yesterday. The not-quite-an-interview from Wednesday continues to roll around in my mind, as I try to decide whether or not I want to keep my business going, or drop the reins of responsibility and let someone else handle the hassles inherent in running a business. Nothing really taxing, except psychically.
This weekend? Trip to mom’s, party, maybe a trip to the range (too-busy-friend’s schedule permitting), and some more sleep. And hot weather. The yard work I had planned is going to sit on hold a bit longer. I just don’t feel like doing it in the 80+ degree temperatures forecast for this weekend, and it can wait until the weather is cooler. Besides, it already seems as if I have enough on my plate.
- Daring Fireball presents The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme. It is to laugh. And then you actually look at the new iTunes 5, and it is to cry. [some guy]
- Brent talks more about iTunes 5 and UI trends, but thinks iTunes is headed in the right direction, and has some thoughts on where the UI is going. [scripting]
- Hmm: FBI Raids Minneapolis City Councilman’s House, and it was Dean Zimmerman. He was very near first place in my mental
least likely to get bustedlist of local councilmen, admittedly for no real good reason other than I kinda like him. I tend not to follow city politics outside my ward, for the most part. No word yet on what the FBI was fishing for. [karl]
- The Strib story Minneapolis Council member’s home is searched adds that the search of Dean’s house may be related to the Basim Sabry matter that took down Brian Herron (who was running against Robert Lilligren at the time, as Dean is now. Conspiracy theorists take note). [strib]
- If you have to digitally retouch photos, you might already know many of these 2 Minute Photoshop Tricks. If not, I bet you’ll find them handy. [holy schmoly]
- In regards to confiscation of guns in N.O., interdictor says:
… go ahead and grab your pocket-sized copy of the constitution and tear out Amendment II. It should be the first one on the page, because if you’ve been keeping track, Amendment I should have been torn out years ago. I don’t mean to make this a debate about guns, but what I want is for the law to be the law, and that means if the we don’t like Amendment II anymore, we need to just go ahead and repeal it, not ignore it. If we just start ignoring the Amendments, we never know what rights we’re entitled to and when. That complicates things.
That complicates things, indeed. And it’s going to fall to the National Guard or Army to do the confiscation, I bet. The NOPD has been more than decimated. [endwar]