Saturday, February 28, 2004

Just read the updated terms of service that come with AIM. Did you know that by using AIM

    By posting or submitting content to this site, you:

    grant America Online and its affiliates and licensees the right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose;

that may not be that unusual in free collaborative software but does that mean that anything I use AIM to say to transmit, something like check out this new jpg of the my art, may now be used by AOL?

And they also claim not to be responsible for any of the content on the links they provide. So if the screen saver they are promoting from freeze actually hijacks your start page to, see below. It's not their fault that somebody from whom they are accepting money is actually spyware scum.

I guess they gotta make their money somehow. Optimizing graphics so they load faster but look horrible doesn't seem to be working well enough for them.

Friday, February 27, 2004

Eliot Porter at the PMA

Went to the Eliot Porter exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art tonight. Boy talk about something to get your creative juices flowing. It reminded me of why I went into photography in the first place. Go and see it. It is truly amazing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Went to the ash wedsnesday noon service today at my church, Trinity Episicopal, on Forest Ave. That was kinda cool. Gonna do better for lent this year. Last year pretty much just phoned it in except for the last week. I really like communion. bread, wine, presence of the lord what's not to like.

Now I have a big black cross on my forhead.
I did a stupid thing today. I downloaded a screensaver from Note the lack of link. It immediately hijacked my homepage to I downloaded it from an advertisement on AIM. Man you just can't trust anybody these days. Thank goodness for spybot s&d. Course I did have the don't allow homepage hijacking checked and it happened anyway. So I had to go in an uncheck it to change the homepage back to where I wanted it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

February NetPM

It took place at Troubh, Heisler & Piampiano, P.A., a local law firm. It was a new experience for all. No Beer! Art! The food was pretty good and the mix of folk was superior. OK so the people with a tech clue are good to hang out with, I wouldn't trade em for anything, but there were artist's and business people and people who recognized me because I'm an actor not just a web designer not that there's anything wrong with that.

It was a combination art show and NetPM. The offices are big good looking just what you'd expect for an up and coming law firm. There was talk of them doing it again in an even bigger setting. Look for it. The art was good. The people were interesting.

The Ratings

Food 3.6 OK so it was essentially cheese and crackers and little deserts. Very tasty but something that starts at 5 and ends at 8 really should have something more substantial. And c'mon if you put out a cheese ball put out a knife to cut it with. Maybe some meatballs or chicken strips would make good protein that isn't too messy.

Drinks 4.0 No Beer, But really good wine. Pretty good.

People 5 Lot's of interesting folk. Really pleased that I went.

Venue 4.7 Ample room. Robust art. A professional yet comfortable place.

Overall 4.2 I had a really good time. Missed the beer and protein though.
OK so this is kinda funny. I just dropped my keyboard and it hit the mouse and the you cannot drop an item onto the task bar message came up. Sometimes you just gotta love a good coincidence.