July 26th, 2002

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graphxgrrl got it from Jarrett, and I took it from her.

and I agree, today's official friday five is lame.

1. What was your favorite sugary breakfast cereal when you were a kid?
frosted shredded wheat. Yummy goodness.

2. Do you still eat that cereal now that you're grown up?
nope, now it's Total. Every week. I try to get Total Rasin Bran, but sometimes they are out, so it's normal Total. I would love to get Cracklin' Oat Bran, because it actually tastes best, but it's about $6 a box, and I've been known to go through a whole box in one day just about every time I get it. I can't afford that much, so I don't get it.

3. What flavor of Kellogs Pop Tart® do you buy?
I don't. They don't taste all that yummy to me.

4. Which Denny's® Slam® do you like best?
Er.. I don't know. I seem to recall them all having bacon or sausage, and because I eat neither of those, that pretty much rules out those breakfasts.

5. Which is your breakfast juice of choice?
Water. If I had my pick, though, and was actually in the mood for breakfast juice (a very rare occasion), I'd likely go for a cran-orange drink.
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GIMP on WinXP

Yeah, so I go and download/install GIMP here, testing it out for work and screwing around with it for my personal uses (one of the great things about actually having a job where you would be doing most of this shite for kicks anyway -- it's like getting paid for what I used to do for free!), and I must admit : it's different.

Some things I find to be *FAR* more effective and time-saving than Photoshop, like the right-click on the picture for the menu feature. I was able to cruise through images and perform simple tasks in about one-third the time it would have taken me to do the same tasks on Photoshop (yes, I actually tried, I got three images done in the time it used to take me to do one).

In other areas, I am finding it light-years behind Photoshop. Some simple things, like editing a text-layer after it is created, are very straight-forward in Photoshop (you double-click on the layer and *bam* you're editing it) yet are nowhere near that easy in GIMP (I don't even know if GIMP *can* do it, that would suck).

Initial reaction: while a nice program for some simpler stuff, and it is off to a good start, I'm finding GIMP has a way to go before it can come close to Photoshop. But then, GIMP is free, which is a lot cheaper then the I-don't-know-how-many-hundreds-of-dolars price of Photoshop.