Late late night

Looks like the slow computer was due to extended disc access time. So it is easier to work with shared files (laptop and desktop) I normally access them via a networked drives. Same mapped drive letter, local computer files only, synced after moving machine. The network is running like crap at present – I think the router is about to expire. That is probably why It took 3 hours to do a 15 minute job.

Perhaps I should move it off my computer’s subby.

Went to Officeworks at around 23:30 to print my A2 works. Picking them up after work tonight.

My Terminator figurine arrived last night. Haha. About 2 days too late.

I was up until 3 :30hrs resurrecting my allergictohills.net site. It got hacked. Looks like a hacker in a box wrote over the index file. Curious that my CSS and header files wound up being old versions. Prefixing the WordPress fb tables with wp_ certainly makes it easy to fuck with people’s shit.

Finished Art and Print Processes

An on to our next subject grouping. We are looking at how to prepared finished art, so it’s back to the illustrator tool.  After some warmup excercises, we get to recreate the Inpress logo (a street mag here in Melbourne) from a crappy jpg and then mock up a mag cover (I’m pretty sure it’s not just tooling around with the pen).  Anyhooo, here’s the design so far.  I got really stuck into it after an InDesign user group meeting on Wednesday night.  The presentation was about the top 10 simple things that drive printers bonkers.  Some stuff seemed obvious.  Some was new.  As in what the heck is a RIP?  I had to look that one up when I got home.  Some of the lines from the “e” left need a bit of a touch up.

Inpress Logo

In the non computer class we are looking at printing, so grauve, flexo, themo, offset, book binding, paper weights and all that fun stuff.  This topic ends in an exam, so yay.

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