Better living through technology: I installed Tumblr Savior and I absolutely love
it. (Missing E, on the other hand, I had on my old computer but didn't bother installing on the new one, because I never used any of its features.) I mostly put it on because I wanted to avoid spoilers for the Captain America movie, if possible. I got so thoroughly spoiled on Tumblr for Thor 2 that I really can't see any reason to watch it (not blaming anybody, it's 100% my own fault) and, even though I'm not super excited about the movie, hey superheroes so I figured I would give this a try. So far it's working like a charm, and I've also been able to filter off a couple other things I really didn't want to see. (For anyone who doesn't already know, I'm laylainalaska on tumblr, with a second one, alltheirfaces, for fandom stuff. My tumblr usage is pretty light and mostly limited to reblogging things that catch my eye, although I keep meaning
to put more original content on there, but just never seem to find the time or energy ...)
In other news, it's lightly snowing today, which is depressing, and on top of that, it's supposed to get colder over the next couple of days, plunging to highs around 20F. But after that there's a major temperature upswing in the forecast, and we might really start getting some spring action going around here! We've already lost a lot of snow; there's even some bare ground showing along the driveway - \o/!
My computer is nagging me about upgrading to OS X Mavericks, but based on what I'm reading about it on review sites - HAHAHA NOPE. I'm already not that fond of 10.8, which is really laggy compared to 10.5 (it's sad to go back to the 6-year-old computer and be impressed at how much faster the Finder is ...!). I would be interested to know if anyone's tried Mavericks yet and what you think of it, though ...?
On the other hand, I tried Adobe Creative Cloud this past month for a biggish freelance project, since my old CS2 Adobe apps don't run on the new computer, and I like it a LOT! Basically, Adobe has gone to a subscription model for their software. I thought I was going to hate it, but actually, for my infrequent use, it's perfect -- I thought I'd have to drop $600 on an upgrade, but instead I can license just the apps I need on an occasional monthly basis. (I did buy Photoshop Elements since I have a continual need for Photoshop for webcomic reasons.) You can also do full-featured month-long trials of any of the Adobe apps if you want to test them out. Yeah, it's a little frustrating that Adobe has locked down most of the graphic design market and their programs keep getting more and more bloated and slow, but I'm pretty happy with this and looking forward to seeing how it works out in the long run.This entry is also posted at http://sholio.dreamwidth.org/945531.html with comments.