Darth Blogger…

Yep, even Darth Vader has his own blog. The articles are hilarious though, check it out.
“I could feel the presence of my son, but he was not at the base. The good news is that as I came into the rebel landing bay I saw the renegade Han Solo escorting the traitor Leia Organa aboard the same Corellian freighter that we captured them in last year. And do you know who else was with them? C-3P0!
Talk about a blast from the past!”

FOTD 04/26/2005: The lost continent of Oceania?

So while researching a paper on exporting to Australia I ran into a fact that it seems that every geography teacher I’ve ever had just simply failed to mention. The continent that Australia lies on is not actually called Australia, but rather Oceania, or is it? So far, from what I’ve been able to find online it seems that it really depends on who you ask. So what do you think? Comment and let me know.

a few sources:

On a side note, does anyone else find it odd that the CIA site uses the netscape icon as their favicon? http://www.cia.gov/favicon.ico <---Update: they fixed it

Facts of the Day

Since writing a full article everyday like I planned just doesn’t fit into my current schedule, I thought up concept that would help keep a steady flow of content into Gnar! There is that old saying that goes “you learn something new everyday,” but what exactly DO you learn each day that you didn’t know before? Well that’s where my new concept steps in. In an attempt to log the little bits of information I acquire throughout my daily life I’m going to post my findings to Gnar! Given that knowledge gained can be a very broad subject I’m going to leave it that way, very open and not pertaining to a specific overall subject. With this in mind I’ll move on to the first of what I’m calling “facts of the day,” or “FOTD.”

FOTD #1 04/24/2005: View layer mask PS CS.
I work with Photoshop a lot, and anyone that knows me can vouch for this, so every time I stumble onto a new feature I’m absolutely amazed that I hadn’t somehow stumbled onto it before. So last week when I was editing a logo I accidentally held the ALT key while I clicked on the layer mask and was amazed that what I saw is the layer mask that I was working on! At first I thought I somehow copied the layer mask and pasted onto my working layer, but then I did it again and it went away. In short, to view the layer mask you are working in Photoshop CS, simply hold the ALT key while clicking on the layer mask in the layers panel, and to exit from the view hold ALT and click on it again!

Design Monopoly anyone?

Here’s a bit of news that will shake up the design community. Adobe systems is acquiring Macromedia for an estimated $3.4 billion dollar in an all-stock transaction transaction. Now we just need to bow down to Adobe for all our design, video, web, and print design needs. Should be interesting to see how it all unfolds. Goodbye understandable product names, hello Adobe Flash CS2 MX 2006 Professional!