A good son always has a mean April Fools’ prank

Not a real crack

My parents just retiled their entry way last week, and celebrated this occasion by taking a vacation in Mexico. I had to do something, something mean. So I took a photo of the new floor with my iPhone. Added a convincing crack to a tile with Photoshop, sent it to my wife so she could forward them the image while she was checking on the house.

It was simple, they received a message entitled “I’m so sorry” with the text “Please call me.”

They bit, and they bit hard.  My mom emailed back stating that Home Depot told them that unless a bowling ball was dropped on the tile, they should be very resilient.  They weren’t mad a her for breaking the tile, just sorry it had to happen on her watch, and that they’d contact Home Depot when they got home.  They also asked her to call them at their hotel when possible.

Well she called and just Said April Fools!


Mom didn’t expect that, let alone, my wife  to be in on it.  That’ll teach em.

First Impression of Aperture 3

I’ve been using Aperture for a few years now, and I just upgraded to Aperture 3. Luckily, I have 64 bit capable iMac so I can take advantage when I RAM this thing up. Right off the back, the program processes photos better, it is smarter and my already great looking photos look greater. However, since it is a .0 version, it’s buggy, and it’s crashed a few times already.
But they have added some nice features, ripped from iPhoto ’09 (finally), Places and Faces. Too bad I have to go back and re tag the important people and places where I’ve taken the photos. Luckily, when I go out in to the great outdoors, I take my GPS and tag where my cool photos are shot.
More to come when I have more time to play with all the new features, and find the hidden ones.

Moving to a new blog

I’ve become lazy, and busy, so I’ve decided to move to WordPress.  We’ll see how this goes, and I hope to bore more people with my musing about the tangible stuff I care about.