November 5th, 2005

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Happy Saturday to you too

After staying up 'til 1:30, yes, still trying to fix my damn Outlook, I read a bit and went to bed. Predictably, while I did fall asleep pretty quickly, I woke up around 6 totally tense and anxious. No matter what I did, I couldn't slip back to sleep. I moved to the couch and after some time did fall asleep there but it was a crummy affair. I woke up around 8 and now I'm totally sore and cranky.
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Software

Gave up on the Outlook issue by installing it on the new computer and simply importing in my old email. Worked fine. I've also installed Office and a whole bunch of other programs. My ancient pirated version of Acrobat won't install, but I really need to make some purchases from Adobe anyway and for now I can create PDFs on the old computer. Other than that, things are going smoothly as I one by one install all my programs. I'm not moving the data over yet, just lots of programs. Then when it's all set up how I want, I'll move the files and will switch over to this machine.

Re Adobe, I am trying to figure out if I should get one of their "Creative Suites." I want to new Photoshop (I'm using 6.0), the latest Adobe Acrobat (my pirated version is 5.0) and InDesign, since Caleb's work uses that and they have me do editing work. If I got these 3 programs on their own it would be about $1600. Then there's standard Creative Suite has InDesign, Photoshop, Illustration and GoLive and is a good deal at $899, but it doesn't have Acrobat. The Deluxe suite is like $1200 and has it all. While I see that the suites are both a value versus getting the items separately, as usual I balk at Adobe's prices. I mean, the fact that I have never *bought* Adobe software, yet have used it for eight years, speaks for itself. I will pay money to Macromedia because I get upgrades and their stuff is generally cheaper anyway, but Adobe makes it so the software costs more than my mortgage.