December 24th, 2004

Raven, Eris, kallisti, shiny

GIP: Eris, Raven, kallisti, shiny

I finally have my apple/Raven icon! When 42 pages of Google Image Search failed to come up with the right photograph of Raven looking at something, I decided it was time to do it myself, and do it right. I'm coming to get to know some of the obscure secrets of The GIMP better, and I like that.

Raven's in sillhouette, mainly because I don't trust myself on eye placement, and I don't have the skill necessary with computer graphics to give a black bird depth. Notice he's talking about the shiny. I had to tweak layers to get the font the way I wanted it. Glee! I may never go back to Paint.

What I'd like to do, of course, is start out with no text and fade it in and make it sparkle, and make the apple sparkle too, but one can't have everything right off.
  • Current Music
    "Burning Down" by R.E.M.
exhausted, tired, Azzsleep

A wild night is preordained

Chocolate led to much giggliness with writing group, and much giggliness at the Willow House. J's new squeeze is there, and while he's an interesting fellow, it's not really possible for me to let my hair down in his company.

January starts our season of Wednesday nights.

I must remember to call Darkside/his household tomorrow to try and see when a good time for getting in touch with him would be, and to convey my holiday greetings, and to see what's up for New Year's.

The wireless connection at the Willow House suddenly cut out, and everyone was noticing it and complaining. The local geek was not there, but I asked the person who failed to find the local geek if she could please just reboot the unit, if she had the privileges to do so. (I was also able to identify that it wasn't handing out the default gateway to the network users.) She rebooted it, and it started up working again.

I wound up hitting Denny's with trystan_laryssa after I wasn't tired enough to even begin sleeping. That was fun. We astronomy-geeked at each other. Evidently being the daughter of a rocket scientist lets you pick up on some fun facts, and gives you geek cred. It was good for us to spend time together, and she needed some time out to decompress about stuff going on in the everyday life to someone she doesn't have to live with or near.

I keep forgetting that the tiny camera is in my purse. I have some things to upload tomorrow.
  • Current Music
    80s music in the head: "Girls on Film," Duran Duran