I’m Your Master

You learn something new everyday.

I was hanging out with Ananth and his friend Phil (Fil) this afternoon after our morning class. Phil took out his iBook and started to mess with iTunes and few other things. At one point, Phil started to control his Mac by saying some commands out loud. It was funny to see how some of the commands would only work if he ends the command with the word “bitch”.

Anyway, while watching Phil yell at his Mac, it occurred to me he was using an OS X Jaguar feature, the Speech Recognition…a feature I didn’t bother to look at until now.

Since I have an iSight, which has a built in microphone, the speech recognition works very well with my PowerMac G4. So far I’m having fun with this, I’m checking my mail, surfing the web, opening and closing windows without touching the mouse or keyboard.

Soon I will have my very own special commands….

Thanks Katy

My good friend Katy just gave me a better title for Issue 151…

“Boobie Trap”

Now why didn’t I think of that…

iChat Speaks The Truth

I found a cool feature on iChat while cleaning my buddy list. iChat lets me know when a certain friend signed on. For example…

I can have my computer say something when Ananth signs on. Something like…”The idiot Ananth is on!” or “Quick hide! The loser Ananth is on!”

To get this feature, right-click on a buddy from the buddy list and select “Get Info.” Then select “Actions” from the Show menu. From there, select your actions for that buddy.

AIM shenanigans

AIM 1:43 PM Sunday 11.29.04

Hawk: hey set yourself away and then unaway
Ananth is away.
Ananth has returned.
Hawk: omg
Ananth: ?
Hawk: it works
Hawk: iChat lets me know when you’re active again … it says “Ananth has returned” out loud
Ananth: Niiice.
Ananth is away.
Ananth has returned.
Ananth is away.
Ananth has returned.
Ananth is away.
Ananth has returned.
Ananth is away.
Ananth has returned.
Ananth is away.
Ananth has returned.
Hawk: lol stop!
Ananth: hahahahahahahaha
Hawk: bastard!

Back

All four of us are back from our respective vacations … we’re slowly easing back into homework and so on.

I actually spent the morning trying to find a print shop that will print full-bleed pages from Adobe Indesign. I was … totally unsuccessful. I’m unfortunately going to have to print from my home printer and then cut the unprintable border off.

Anyway, back to work.

bye bye beautiful

Well, obviously no comic for today … but Happy Thanksgiving, all. ^_^ Hope you guys get a chance to spend time with family and friends.

In the absence of a comic, I’m just going to tell you about a dream I had instead. It started off with me in a city, and I was getting sniped at (too much Halo 2). Then (for some random reason) it turned into the new Superman movie, which, if my dream were actually the real final product, would be REALLY STUPID. His costume was different in my dream, and for some reason they gave him a latex molded chin on his face so that he would look like Superman from the WB cartoon. After THAT, I dreamt I was at Katsucon. I dreamt I was there Friday night, and then I went home Saturday morning to visit my parents. Somehow I FORGOT about the panel, and I missed it! That was pretty much the crummiest dream ever. I’m rather disappointed in my own subconscious right now.

And yeah, that really wasn’t as great as a regular comic at all, was it? ^_^; Well, bear with us … vacations mean we’ve gotta spend some time with our respective families and whatever activities they have planned for us. Not that I mind … it’s all good times. Thanks for your patience!

Hawk finished the Eve wallpaper, by the way. Go check out his rant for a link, or go to the Downloads section. It ought to be up there. Never let it be said that we don’t leave you with something!

Oh yeah, and happy turkey day! If you’re vegetarian like me, then … happy … watch your friends eat turkey day! Mmmyeah.

Eve Wallpaper and Break

The Eve wallpaper is done. You can download the wallpaper by clicking on the image below.

Okay, time to talk about upcoming break…Thanksgiving break. I’ll be gone for the rest of the week. Tomorrow, I’ll be heading up to New Jersey and then New York. My parents are heading up there to visit friends and they’re dragging me along. Joy. Since I will not be home, I can’t work on Thursday comic, sorry. Hopefully, I’ll be back in time to do Monday comic.

Well, that is all for now. I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday. Enjoy the new wallpaper.