Catching Up

I haven’t written in a little while so here’s the rundown. We’re having a baby in two weeks! We have a scheduled induction on December 1st so we’re pretty excited/anxious/nervous/giddy. Katrina’s pretty uncomfortable and she suffereth. Little Ava moves around as if she were doing backflips insider Katrina’s tummy. I can see her little limbs and bum moving around in there. We need a car seat. I finished the term! I have now officially instructed Photoshop and Multimedia classes at Provo College. The new term started and I’m teaching Advanced Photoshop and Advanced Illustrator. I think we’ll all learn a …

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My Little Girls

After getting the kids ready for church last Sunday I had to take pictures of them. They looked adorable as always and I try to take as many pictures as I can to remember these years. Anders wasn’t feeling like having his pictures taken but the girls were up for it. I just think they’re the cutest little things on Earth. I’m lucky to call these little ones my kids. They’re great kids and I love having both a boy and girls. In less than a month we’ll have another little girl and I can’t wait to meet her. Katrina …

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Windows 7 Review

I did it. About a week ago Nils purchased Windows 7 and did a clean install. I purchased the student version, which apparently gave a lot of people trouble during the install. I was able to create an ISO and burn it to DVD so I avoided the troubles. The best part? I was able to upgrade for just $29.99. Nice! The reason I decided to go with a clean install is because I wanted to purchase the 64 bit version and I was running a 32 bit Vista before. You can’t upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit – …

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Switcher: Exposè for Windows. Wow.

I discovered the coolest feature ever today. If you’ve ever experienced the Exposè window selector on a Mac, you probably loved it. In a nutshell, with the stroke of a key (or in my case, by pressing down on the mouse’s scroll wheel) it quickly displays all the open windows and allows you to select any of them in a second. Much faster and more visual than Alt Tab, better than the hover views that are available in Vista and Windows 7 when you mouse over the tabs in the taskbar. Anyway – SWITCHER! Switcher is basically a highly customizable …

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Playing with Fire

At Photoshop World I saw that one of the winners of the Guru Awards did a great looking shot (set of shots, actually) of a burning match that looked really cool. I decided one afternoon to try this myself. My results weren’t worth of the Guru Award but it was fun to try.

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Photoshop World 2009, Baby!

It happened. My long time dream of attending Photoshop World became a reality last week. I spent a very educational three days in sunny and sin filled Las Vegas attending the conference. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I learned tons of new tricks and filled up the creative tanks. Here are some of the highlights. Corey Barker’s classes kicked butt. I loved his innovative uses of Photoshops tools. He’s one creative dude. The opening keynote/kickoff was very fun. I was able to sit in the second row and it really was more like a rock concert than a …

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Nils is Officially Graduated

I can’t believe it. Yesterday the mail man delivered me a special envelope. In it was the piece of paper that took me 12 years to earn. I finished school last December (ten months ago) but couldn’t afford to pay tuition until spring, then missed the graduation deadline so I had to apply for summer graduation. Fitting, right? So here’s what I have learned. Take classes online as much as possible. Sleep is definitely optional. If you’re doing a group project with slackers, you’re better off doing things yourself. Finish school as fast as you can. I obviously didn’t learn …

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iGlobal – Increase International Sales with our Easy Checkout

I’ve been working with some colleagues for quite a while now on an idea that really facilitates international sales. The company is called iGlobal Exports and we’re now signing up beta customers. The idea is simple. We provide a convenient international checkout experience for our clients’ international customers. They get a much better checkout experience. You get better business. And, most importantly, we do all the dirty work. Paperwork, fraud evasion, shipping labels and the rest. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS AVOID BUYING FROM AMERICAN STORES BECAUSE: Here’s a list of obstacles for international customers (and the stores they order from want to …

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