Email Standards Project

Today launches the Email Standards Project. I can not begin to convey the importance of this project. To help relate why this is so important, I’m going to give you some background on how I ended up designing emails for a living and a typical day. Background I started designing websites in 1997. It was at an internship while in high school. My goal was to go to college and get a degree in Graphic Design. I did go off to college and have my degree in Graphic Design. While at that internship I made a significant switch from the world of print which I started learning to digital. After college I continued to work designing websites. In late August 2007 I was introduced to the world of email design. The company I was employed with decided to get into […]

Canon 50mm Prime Lense

Ordered one of these from B&H Photo and Video earlier today. I was going to go through Amazon, but I want to guarantee I receive it before Thanksgiving. That’s a whole other story of how Amazon has screwed up our shipping multiple times. After listening to the Talk Show episode 4 and coming across several posts in my Google Reader feeds about getting a fixed lense, I took the leap. The price is definitely in our budget. I’m really looking forward to going out and taking some photos.

iSale 4.4 another upgrade

We’ve been using iSale since November 2006. It’s been a pretty good program making eBay listing much less of a pain. Since we purchased it for $40.00. Then an update came out in February, which we upgraded at $16.00. And now it’s November and another upgrade for $20.00. While I like the app, if I were to upgrade again, I will have spent $76.00 on the program. Nothing says I have to upgrade, but there’s something to be said for companies that offer free upgrades for at least a year from your purchase.

Post-Workout High

Tonight I went and met with my trainer. We did a slightly different work out from the last time. This time we focused more on my upper body. 10 minutes on elliptical 5 minutes on the track upper body free weights, 4lb weights machine upper body workout stair case x3 upper body free weights, 4lb weights machine upper body workout crunches, sets of 15 and 20 x2 reverse crunches set of 10 x4 15 minutes on crossramp It was an intense but good work out for an hour. I’m amazed at how much clearer I feel and think afterwards. Now I just need a kick in the ass to go more regularly. For me I keep waiting for Craig to get me motivated but right now I think it’s going to need to be the other way around. I’m hoping […]

Leopard Spaces @ Work

Spaces @ Work, originally uploaded by criana. I love the new Spaces feature in Leopard, aka Apple OS 10.5. 1) Lotus Notes 2) VMWare Fusion 3) iTunes 4) Apple Mail, Safari and iChat I’ve gotten pretty quick with using the keyboard shortcuts to jump around screen. [Update: I stopped using Spaces while at work, it became more of a pain to remember which window had what folder view open and having to move back and forth. I might revisit this in the future with a more concrete plan for each space]

Knitting and Pumpkin

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been attended knitting. Tonight I made it along with Kelly, Kathy, Pam, Fran, Barbara and a new person Lorraine. It was a lot of fun. Kelly picked up Panera and then for a treat Saranac Pumpkin Ale. She watched the WLTV episode on beers too and was interested in possibly a pumpkin flavored beer. Neither of us are big beer drinkers, wine is our preferred choice. But the pumpkin ale wasn’t too bad. I got through a row of cables on my fetchings. I even taught some knitting tonight! I showed Kathy how to do a cable cast on. We had a great time, munching on french baguette too. Goal for tomorrow, wake up with the alarm. Simple as that.