Sunday, September 23, 2007

Embrace Global Warming! New Global Warming Animations!

Paying attention....

The New Receptionist

Stupid Computers – Part One

For the past several years, my family has used Rhapsody’s music service. We love it.

For the past six months, my version has urged me to update my Rhapsody software. I HATE doing this. If you are happy with the current product, why update?

Finally, this past month, the software announced that, like it or not, it was going to update my software.


So, I waited while Rhapsody went through its activities. After about three minutes, it announced it was getting ready to start. Then, it crashed. Attempts to restart the software failed. I even uninstalled it and tried to download the new install version. It only crashed, again.

How grand! I’m paying for a service that now refuses to function.

Attempts to get tech support were incredible wastes of time. After two hours, I finally found an obscure website article that discussed the problem and advised renaming a hidden folder on my hard drive.


Here is my gripe. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about PC’s and their various glitches and repairs. I am fairly certain I could tear apart and reassemble my PC in the dark with my eyes closed. Most of my friends bring their PC’s to me for repair or trouble-shooting.

Everyone should be computerized, we are told. The government wants my medical office to abandon all paper charts, schedules, pencils, and pens to use sleek new medical computers, electronic medical records, and fancy software.

Yet, here is software which tries to be an elaborate equivalent of my old cassette stereo and it is still so primitive and inept that it takes a relative computer geek two hours to solve a stupid software mistake!

Do you think 80% of your friends would even know where to start when trying to find a “hidden system folder” with a certain name and then deleting the entire folder or renaming it?

Stay tuned for more reasons why computers are NOT the answer to everything and why electronic medical records are still not ready for prime time!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Embrace Global Warming!

The latest animation is finished. This time, we're solving the problem of global warming.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Cut Out Animation in Toon Boom Digital Pro

Wow! I feel like a real doof! I have never given much thought to cut-out animation.

Digital Pro spends a great deal of effort on the topic. After watching the Quick Start Videos with the software, I now understand the enthusiasm.

Then, I went back and watched Cartoon Network with my daughter. Never before had I noticed how much animation was “cut out” style. No wonder they can slap those shows together so fast!

When I get this figured out, I could create a whole half hour show myself in just a short period of time!

Heck! Maybe I could become a single person animation cable channel!