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Thursday, February 13, 2003


Mac OS X 10.2.4 Released

Apple's latest update for Mac OS X is now available using the built-in Software Update function of OS X. A detailed list of enhancements and changes is available at the link above.

I am downloading and installing as I type and I will let you know of any "gotcha's" involved in the installation.

You can also check Macintouch.com, as they usually have a special report regarding any major update such as this.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003


New release of Apple's Safari Browser

Apple continues to upgrade and improve on its new browser, Safari.

You can get this update via Software Update or download it from the link above.

From the release notes...

The Safari Update 2-12-03 improves the compatibility with popular web sites based on Safari user feedback, further improves the performance of loading web pages and Flash content, adds support for XML, increases standards conformance and delivers improved application stability. The update also enables access to web sites that offer self-signed security certificates.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003


Salton Sea Bird Festival and Refuge Centennial

Feb 14-17

Calipatria, CA

Celebrate the National Wildlife Refuge System's Centennial; bird walks, tours and seminars.


Monday, February 10, 2003

Events/Gallery Opening

Doing a demo

Last Friday I traveled to Palm Desert to do some demos of Photoshop and Painter at the Grand Opening of the Computerworks Digital Art Gallery. It was a great night and I had a wonderful time chatting with everyone about the neat things you can do with these programs.

I usually prefer traditional media to create my art; finding myself more comfortable with watercolor and pencil. That said, it was great to have a chance to use the Wacom tablet again. As the speed of computers has increased, the experience of creating digital art grows closer and closer to traditional methods.

The guests at the opening were very nice and quite interested in how the artwork was created and how the programs operated. I had many quick, but thoughtful conversations about the nature of digital art and how it relates to the rest of the art world.