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I do not understand why programmers seem to be from a different planet from the rest of us. Would it kill them to make a product that is easy and intuitive? I know we all beg for programs that have lots of options and things to play with, but the basics should be obvious and easy to use right out of the box. I shouldn't miss using paint and Microsoft gif animator.

What's funny is amplimax wrote a very nice entry on why intuition isn't an accurate gauge for science, or life in general. I agree with him. But I still want photoshop to be more intuitive. And less frustrating.

In the meantime, I give up. I might try again later, but I'm ready to throw the computer against the wall, and that's not good. So it's time for a break.

Also, part of my Amazon order arrived today. Two or Three Things I Know For Sure and Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison came in a nice little brown box. I read Bastard Out of Carolina years ago and loaned out my copy and never got it back or lost it. And I really wanted a new one, and it's not something that pops up at used book sales often, so I got a new copy. The other book looked interesting, so I picked it up. And I am glad I did. On the first page was a very well written passage that made me want to run for the highlighter.

"'Let me tell you a story,' I'd begin, and start another one. When we were small, I could catch my sisters the way they caught butterflies, capture their attention and almost make them believe that all I said was true."

Yay metaphor! Allison is a good writer, and while Bastard Out of Carolina is not for those with a weak stomach, it's worth a read. So, now I have to decide whether to finish the horror novel I started this morning or attack this new book. Sigh. If only all decisions were this pleasant. Maybe I shouldn't be so mad at Photoshop. I mean I have books. Those make things better.

No, I should still be mad. :)

Yoinked from parallaxgl50


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'If only all decisions were this pleasant. '

I know just what you mean: this fall, I can either take history of math or astrophysics. damnit! choices!!! i want both! they scheduled them at the same time to deliberately torment me, I just know it! a bunch of professors sat around in the scheduling department, sipping hot cocoa and talking with british accents, and said "alright, which two classes does andrew absolutely drool for? Aha, right-o!...now, let's make the lil buggar squirm..."

and yes, photoshop is evil. dastardly so.

oh dear, I've started talking in british.
I'm sorry you find PhotoShop frustrating, dear, but I'm willing to translate from Nerd to English.
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Damn. :(
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Yeah, but you're mechanized!