Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shinju is best in show.

Shinju is best in show at the Hutto Show in Sept 09 at the UKC Hutto Sept 09
Conformation show!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

nicu - a window to my sucky life: My Ass in Pantone Colors

nicu - a window to my sucky life: My Ass in Pantone Colors
Sorry to hear that Pantone doesn't see a way to fit with OpenSource. That lowers them a rung on my ladder.
Fortunately for us they are not the last in the line of companies profiting from color standards, just the one we all have come to know. Maybe it is time to use the web color standards (RGBA) and not Pantone's for all of our work. Pantone devices can convert to these standards because it is important. Why not skip the middle man and just use the ISO standards? There is no reason for Pantone to work with Open Standards. There are already open standards for color.

I also found some links listed there and there was one linke for a collection of links to free color management. It looks like there are some good resources out there, the color chips just aren't free. That kind of makes sense now doesn't it?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fernando's Cat

I went over to Fern' s house last Friday to help him move a table. It is always good times when I hang out with him so I was looking forward to a little face time (we never see each other any more, except in passing).

So I am not all that familiar with his crib. I don't hang out at anyone's house that much any more -- married -- so I don't know his ways. What I do know is that he has two very happy, healthy cats. They are very friendly. . . or so I thought.
The calico cat _is_ friendly. The black and white tom . . . uh well, not so friendly. I didn't know that though, see? So when Mr. Tom Cat came and jumped up next to me I didn't think twice. I just petted him. He mewed such a sweet sound and gazed deep into my eyes.

Now, I am not into cats all that much, but this one was really enticing. The voice of a siren and the look of a saint. He was definitely my friend and . . . he . . . must smell the face! "What is it kittie?" I wondered in my mind as I drew nearer and another sweet mew came from his mouth. Oh sweet kitty!

My face was just four or five inches from the cat and he was mewing sweetly when Fernando realized what was happening and declared calmy, "duncan! step away from the cat! That cat will kill you!" It was an instantaneous transformation as he warned me.

A claw shot out to the left. The tone of the mew turned from sweet to deadly warning! I was moving back like a fox from the dogs when Fern snatched the cat and the danger was abated. That was close!