So I got picked to preview and try out Corel Painter Essentials 4.
It’s Corel’s answer, so it seems, to programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements. One of the two major things to do with the program are “auto paintings”, which allow you to take digital images, and alter them to digital works of art.
Here is an example of a “before” and “after” with a picture of one of the Waterfalls in Gooseberry Falls State Park up on the North Shore.
I watched a bunch of movies while laid up with a virus the last several days. Being stuck in bed has allowed me ample time to watch a bunch of movies, which I will comment on in one large post here. My perceptions of the movies might be a bit skewed, however.
The Three Musketeers (1948 version)
Blood and Chocolate
Mr and Mrs Smith
Dawn of the Dead (2004 version)
The Name of the Rose
In U.S. Name Count, Garcias Are Catching Up With Joneses – New York Times
Yes, I should go back to bed soon.
I wanted to share this article from the NY Times, which talks about the frequency of last names in the U.S. For the first time, two Hispanic surnames, Garcia and Rodriguez, make the top ten most common last names in the U.S.
There is a widget on the site that lets you search or browser the 5,000 most common last names in the U.S.
Weimer comes in at #4048.
On Friday, I went to see the Robert Zemeckis version of Beowulf, starring Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and Robin Wright Penn, done entirely in CGI.
I am going to give a mostly spoiler free review here, and in a subsequent entry, go into far more, spoilerish detail.
NPR : ‘Mesozoic Cow’ Rises from the Sahara Desert
Now this is cool!
The sands of the Sahara Desert have delivered a new and very strange dinosaur: an elephant-size beast whose skull and jaw are unlike anything scientists have ever seen. They are calling it the “Mesozoic Cow.”
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