Posted on February 27, 2003

  • I’d meant to do some more work on “Rebirth” today, but unfortunately my computer had other ideas. Just as I was finishing up on my computer last night, my hard drive made a sputtering noise and then died. I wasn’t able to restart the machine.

    Luckily I was able to hook the drive up to one of my other machines and save off all of my most important data. It won’t work as a boot drive in my main machine though. The nice folks at Dell have promised to send me another drive ASAP (it should be here by Monday at the latest) and as soon as it arrives I will restore everything and start fresh. BTW, I’m posting this from my laptop.

  • My work has been on the web for six years now (seven if you count the images I posted on AOL back in 1996). As far as people using my work without my permission, I thought I had seen it all. I guess I was wrong. Case in point: someone tipped me off that my “Tropic of Capricorn” image was being used in a country music video. I couldn’t believe it until I saw it for myself.

    You can see it too: just check out the video for Jennifer Hanson’s “Beautiful Goodbye” at the Capitol Records-Nashville homepage. I’m flattered to see my work on TV (even though I’m not a big country music fan) but I do wish they had asked me first. I haven’t decided yet how I’m going to respond to this…

  • Jessie and I went to the OB again this morning and I was able to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the very first time. It definitely put my computer hardware problems into proper perspective. Everything is progressing normally. Next month we go back to find out whether we are having a boy or a girl. I’ll keep you posted.