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San Francisco 2007 Cherry Blossom Festival parade.

April 23, 2007

On My Hands
Monday. PhotoShop CS3 arrived today. It won't run on Windows 2000 which, through both sloth on my part and the fact it's worked just fine until now, is running on my main PhotoShop machine. The idea of updating it to Windows XP is depressing, although I suspect I could find the various XP drivers necessary for all the off the wall components I have inside. I also have a new laptop that came loaded with Windows Vista and discovered that its video card hasn't had a driver written yet that will use the laptop's entire screen without distorting displayed images so I've got this expensive bought for its large screen laptop that doesn't work with pictures. Did I mention why I bought this first laptop I've ever owned? Travelling with a camera? Pictures? I can reload it with Windows XP (which does have video drivers to display properly) but, well, you get the drift.

Nobody cares. You're a low life computer techie. Serves you right. You, at least, don't have to pay some idiot like you through the nose to fix it.

Yeah, I know. I suspect I'll learn to appreciate some of these things again after I retire. I got into computers because they were more fun than many of the other things I'd done in my life that were able to provide a living. Maybe I'll find some of it fun again when I have time on my hands.

You're talking nonsense.

I'm talking nonsense.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2007 Cherry Blossom Festival parade with a Nikon D2Xs mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/800th second, f 2.8, ISO 100.