Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Vista Good News

Well! The new Vista laptop is doing great... and we have added a new Dell desktop computer to our arsenal (with Vista too). This one didn't take nearly as long getting all my production software installed. Photoshop is working even better with 4 gig of memory on this big hog! Here is a brand new wallpaper... a webshots photo (screenprint) with some PhotoGraphic Edges magic added to the mix.

To save the image for your very own wallpaper, click the small image. The larger image will appear in a new window. Right click the larger image and choose "set as background" if you are using Internet Explorer. Choose "Set as Desktop Background" if you are using Firefox... and that's all!


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Busy Busy Busy!

It has been a very busy last few months... Between making more soap and learning more about lotions and potions (all natural of course), I recently discovered Mineral Makeup... Geez! I can't believe this little hobby of mine has grown into such an obsession and can take me away from my beloved computers the way it can! It has certainly been an interesting ride.

I've had to break in a new Dell laptop. It is a lovely little thing. I named it the Inspirator, and it is a piece of work! Took about two months to get all my software settled in on it, several things I had to wait for the new Vista versions before I could install. The Photoshop Suite (CS3) went in great on the new Vista machine, but it was over $600 to upgrade from my previsious (not vista ready) version.

Then a few weeks ago I added another "big" machine (another Dell of course), with lots more memory and a more powerful processor. This way when I need the extra horsepower the laptop just can't provide, I don't have to wait for old Papa Bear to finish with the main machine before I can get any work done. Now we have two "main machines." It works great in this household!

I'm still in the process of getting my new "main machine" up to speed so it can be more productive... just about there... all my most used programs are installed and everything is "vista ready" so I should be back to writing more tips and tricks for soon.