October 18th, 2007

laptop, geek, MacBook, bursting, breakout

Inkscape

Tonight I have mostly been playing with Inkscape. The new userpic looks rather better at its original, far bigger size, but I don't think it's bad for a first attempt :) I shall lose some of the shadow lines now I've put actual shadow on, and maybe work on the eyes a bit.

For now, though, I'm off to bed. I really must learn not to start doing interesting things too late in the evening...
laptop, geek, MacBook, bursting, breakout

Bad things and good things

The bad news is that my MacBook has developed a minor crack in the casing, as have so many other people's that I've just discovered a Flickr group devoted to photos of the problem. The good news is that I took it into the local Apple authorised place in Bristol today (handily five minutes' walk from work), they'll be fixing it under warranty, and I should get it back in a few days.

Sure, I know this is exactly what should happen and no more, but I can't help but feel that if it'd been a Windows laptop from Dixons that I'd probably still be in the shop arguing with someone, so while it's been a bad experience from a product quality point of view, it's been a very good one from an after-sales service point of view. Ho hum.

Anyway. I think I'll go to bed while I still have the energy to do so...