Update and blog mark

My internet connection at work isn’t really working. At least not for my laptop, so I’m having to actually post using the WordPress interface. I normally use ecto.

Had a great weekend of shooting. I’ll post some stuff soon. We’ve now shot every model for the calendar. We’ll do one reshoot, but should be diving into layout and website development right now. Tonight I’m going through all the shoots I’ve done and picking the top images. These we’ll use on the site, for promotion and in the calendar. Once I have those images I’ll be able to start redesigning the calendar’s website.

And lastly, I need to blogmark this rapid learning of ruby on rails site.

What I Like About You = Good Day

If the first song you hear in the morning on the radio is “What I Like About You” by the Romantics, you know it is going to be a good day.

And if the next song is “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield and soon followed by Queen’s classic “We Will Rock You/We are the Champions”, things are good.

Don’t Get Your Customer’s Hopes Up

If you aren’t going to deliver.

FedEx made me very happy yesterday. My new computer is in Houston, about 2 miles from where I’m sitting at work. But it isn’t due for delivery until tomorrow.

Called them last night and asked if I could just pick it up today. The guy said to call back that they sometimes deliver it early and I needed to check on that today. But if they weren’t planning on it, I could come pick it up today.

Wooo whooo!

So I’m making a place for it in my office last night, staying up late because I know I’m going have my new computer today.

But when I call this morning I’m told its in a container and I can’t pick it up till they’ve tried to deliver it once. Which won’t happen until tomorrow.

Now life sucks. 🙁

Don’t get people’s hopes up if you aren’t going to deliver. I was singing the praises of FedEx last night for their flexibility. Now I’m blogging how they suck.

3 Questions From a 14 Year Old Millionaire

ABCNews via Business Opportunities Weblog.

Farrah Gray was a millionaire by the age of 14 and came out of the Chicago projects.

Ask yourself three questions. First, what comes easy to me, but harder to others? The second question is, what would you do for work for years and years and never have to get paid for it? And the third question is, how can you be of service and how can you give back?” Gray advises.

The thing that caught my attention was the first question. I have a tendency to believe if something is easy for me, it is easy for everyone. But my wife points out that isn’t true. Computers and specifically programming isn’t easy for very many people at all. Writing isn’t easy for a lot of people.

I need to think on those things.

Tip for being more photogenic

Tips for being more photogenic.

I added a comment with a couple of my own suggestions.

Another common thing I use with people is to get them to twist at the waist. This narrows the waist.

People need to watch bringing their chin down like you suggest. If they haven’t stretched their necks like you suggest, they will create a double chin. I often have to tell subjects to raise their chins.

Another tip is not to press your arms against your side, especially for women, because it makes them look wider.