Shooting went well yesterday, I finished in less than 30 minutes. Well, not counting setup time at least. I should be picking up the negatives very shortly if my roommate ever wakes up. Lauren has a package coming from FedEx this afternoon and she’s left a note saying it could be dropped off upstairs at my apartment. I don’t want to leave and go downtown and miss the package. I was waiting until Jason got up but it’s 2:30 already. At this point, Lauren will be back from the wedding shower she’s gone to before Jason ever gets up. I guess I can wait until then.

Once I pick up the film I’m going to scan it and start working on it in Photoshop. The effect I was going for was a dirty/blurry window in font of my model. I used a semi-dirty, kind of blurry window in hopes that it could be Photoshop’ed later. I don’t need it until Tuesday so there’s plenty of time so I’m not really worried about that.

I’ve also been playing with Samurize a lot. It’s an “everything” monitoring system with tons of customization built in. Actually, it’s completely custom, to the point where you need to make your own config files in order to even start the thing. Once you get the hang of it however, you can use it to keep track of anything and everything. I’ll post a screen-shot of my desktop once I get FTP software reinstalled. At the moment I have it displaying the date and time, my current weather conditions, what’s playing in winamp, my system up-time, memory (free and total), network traffic and free hard drive space. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of different plug-ins and scripts you can run. You could, if properly motivated, setup something to check to see if you have new email, whats currently on TV and I’ve even seen a script to display a list of the past few things you’ve downloaded with a file sharing program and one that tells you the status of your favorite CS server. It’s really pretty neat. You can make some custom graphics for it, PNGs of course, and use them to create some pretty elaborate setups. Just check out screen shot section on the website for some examples of how graphically nifty (example) you can make it if you want to, or oppositely how simple you can make it (example). I suggest you check it out if you have the time.

More on this later.