Amish Paradise

I have a new comptuer mouse, which claims to do many things, which I've to see how they're different to the things my old (albeit broken) computer mouse used to do. Highly amused though at the intructions, which come in a neat CD-box sized envelope, that is until you open it. Then the thing unfolds like a Tube map that's almost twice the size of your desk space. There aren't many instructions either (putting in batteries, installing software, warning keep away from eyes) but they've thought it a good idea to translate it into 23 languages And why not I've just read these two April Fool articles. They were linked on Gaiman's journal but they made me laugh so I'll link em here anyway http://www.locusmag.com/2007/0401_NeilGaimanSainthood.html http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=19999 -- I spent most of the night last night reading both Jungle Books, because I couldn't sleep. You know how there's always that one guy in your apartment building who plays music at two in morning and keeps everyone up despite seemingly oblivious to what is happening. It's lovely that we don't have any in this block here, except for this one guy next to me... ... who laughs. Every night, from about 8 till I fall asleep, he's laughing. it's most perplexing. And last night that was what I was kept up by. So I decided to rewrite things, and then fell asleep at my computer, like on TV And my internet's been down all yesterday. It was awful. Although I ended up getting a lot of work done...

So modern. So hip

Almost ever day I buy a load of stuff I know I don't need or don't have to buy. This is usually something like a bottle of pepsi, or a snickers or something, occasionally it is a DVD that probably wasn't worth the money. It hasn't been anything huge like a car or small country yet, but I'm getting there. And sometimes I buy things which I think damn I'm pretty happy I got this, how were things before I got the item in question? and such examples of these is when I got Infernal Affairs or Battle Royale on DVD, or my art tablet (what the hell was I doing before I got that?) or when I figured wireless mice were the way of the future. After saying I will since I got my laptop, I finally got an external monitor, and I've only had it a short while and I only just figured out how to get separate wallpapers for each. However, now I realise how useful it actually is. I decided that large pictures were the way of the future, so I chucked up a massive canvas on photoshop, large brush and drew, with very good results. My drawings have never looked so smooth on computer. Hooray for technology,eh It will also do something that I've been trying to get done for ages; rewrite Last of the Heroes (the subject of the previous post) without painfully skip from window to window looking at bits of text, or going throug pages of printout to eventually lose them. Now one simple glance at the screen next to me shall save me time galore. .... Sent for a few information packs on publishing and agencies recently and am expecting them in the mail relatively soon. Checking out Neil Gaiman's American Gods Blog as it gives me a lot of detail on what happens from book being written to book being put on sale. Considerably more edits than I thought there would be, ages spent in airports and catching planes and such. It's a full-time job I suppose And now to leave the computer as I feel like my eyeballs have melted