Test Post from MacJournal 5 Beta 5.0.2b3

Just testing! I created a new post / journal entry and put a voice recording on it. I’m curious to see if the recording will be transferred to my blog along with the post! ๐Ÿ™‚

Uhhh, nope! Nuts.

No video either.

((( expletives deleted )))

Ok, let’s see if we can attach a Flickr image…

That would be a “no”.

*fiddle* *tinker*

BINGO! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you —- BOWLING!


Now to get rid of the funky characters. (Don’t worry, if I’m successful you won’t see them anymore and this line will be completely meaningless, making me look like a huge, hallucinating dork. Yay!)

BRILLIANT! I’ve managed to not fix the bad characters and for bonus points I screwed up the photo imbedding. Woohoo! Testing is FUN!

Audio now?

Nope. Hmm.

Oh, this is handy. During this adventure I’m listening to:
        Carlos Santana – Love Of My Life
        Stereolab – Miss Modular
        Five for Fighting – Do You Mind
        Rolling Stones w/ Dave Matthews – Wild Horses
        Wonders – That Thing You Do! (Live)
        Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – What Would You Say (Live)
        Bryan Schultz – Popcorn Monster
        Billy Joel – An Innocent Man
Sting – Shape Of My Heart
        Five for Fighting – Easy Tonight
        Howard Jones – Cross That Line

Hey, let’s try block quoting!

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” ~Franklin P. Jones

Interesting. I still get a question mark on the blog wherever I’ve put a quote or an apostrophe. I’ll bet the punctuation FUBAR is a smart quotes issue…

Huzzah! So, everything works peachy keen and flawless (once you’ve got the settings tweaked) and the only question left is why the audio and video files don’t transfer. I’ve a hunch that’s a WordPress issue — server space issues and all that. Can’t blame them, I mean, it’s FREE right?

Drama! Drama! Drama! That’s it for today kiddies.


Welcome To The Matrix

Welcome To The Matrix
Originally uploaded by Mac Girl.

Yeah, I’m not around much. As usual I’ve been busy. We’re getting up at 4:30am and hitting the gym before work now, which means that we go to bed earlier than before. By the time we get home from work, make dinner, and do the days business (pay bills, do laundry, whatever) I’m literally too tired to do much of anything else but check my email and go to bed.

This is a shot of D’s sister, Mari. She has never owned a computer in her life, and as I understand it she uses a regular terminal at work, not a PC. I was shocked last Fall when she told us that she was thinking about getting a computer. We convinced her to get a laptop so that she can take it along when she travels, and last weekend she finally decided that it was time to shop.

I have to say, for someone who has effectively never used a computer before, she caught on very quickly and will be a power user before we know it. Great job, Mari! ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news I’ve fulfilled one of my new years resolutions. Unfortunately is was the one that I forgot to post here. Duh. So yeah, I stopped biting my nails over New Years weekend an they’re quite nice now. They’re not long, and they’ll never be dagger-style nails (those creep me out!) but they’re long enough to open a can of Coke with no effort, or give a really good back scratch. I’m quite happy with them the way they are now and I’m going to maintain them this way.

A friend convinced me to get a manicure this week before I bite or break one of my newly glorious nails, and I have to say that I really love having my nails done! Not only was the experience of getting them done nice, but having them polished for literally the first time since about high school is very gratifying. It gives me a bit of a confidence boost and makes me feel attractive. That’s a rare thing to experience for me.

Now if I could just fulfill the rest of my resolutions… ๐Ÿ™‚

Better Than SEX!

Have you ever seen a movie with a really bad sex scene in it? You know, one where the girl is moaning and breathing heavy, jerking her head from side to side while her body thrashes around on the bed, or under the guy, or between them…

I digress.

That was me today when I discovered that Apple has released the new MacBook, and that it comes in black.

Yes, I meant to phrase it that way.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need a moment alone with my favorite browser