Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Graphic Corner


Non-Paid Endorsement by Kurt Weller for the Gimp

Anyone who knows me knows that for the past eight years I have been looking for an Open Source alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For me Photoshop has been an excellent tool but to stay caught up with all of its different versions was much too cost-prohibitive.


Well, I'm here to tell you that I have found the solution to my problem with The Gimp.
This software does it all and it does it in my favorite way -
fast and friendly! The interface is easy to learn [especially if you are familiar with Photoshop] and as far as plug-ins and other visual effects the sky is the limit!

I made the switch a couple of weeks back and have heard no complaints about the quality or precision of my images so I am confident that I can safely announce that I am a Gimp enthusiast.

Go download yourself the latest version TODAY!

[From the Gimp Site:]

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

This is the official GIMP web site. It contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases. We try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible. Hopefully you will find what you need here. Grab a properly chilled beverage and enjoy.

The Plaza of the Mind is Looking for a Spiritual Medium to help with Potential Interview!

I have been enjoying the eponymous BB Gabor self-titled LP. It is a perfect mix of pop and rock with one of the most soothing voices I have ever heard.

I am almost convinced that during one of my youthful forays into
London Ontario I had heard Gabor's song Metropolitan Life. For those unfamiliar with the amazing Canadian Pop Singer here is a brief introduction:

B. B. Gabor was the stage name of Gabor Hegedus (1948-1990), a Hungarian-born Canadianpop singer. Generally classified as a one-hit wonder, Gabor is best known for his 1980 single "Soviet Jewellery (Nyet, Nyet Soviet)", although he had two other minor hits with "Metropolitan Life", "Consumer" and "Jealous Girls".

Hegedus fled with his parents to England in 1956 after the Soviet invasion of Hungary. He subsequently moved to Canada at age 23, launching his musical career in Toronto's Queen Street West scene.

On January 17, 1990, Gabor's body was found by police at his Toronto apartment. His death was ruled a suicide.

[from wikipedia]

I have been experiencing an intense melancholy whenever I listen to his record [and I have been listening to it exclusively for the past few days]. I would like to put out the offer that any amateur spirit mediums who wish to exercise their fledgling talents can feel free to contact the Plaza of the Mind to help me communicate with this extremely talented man. I sincerely want to contact him from the greatest of all the Outer Channels.

Please
contact me at Youngweller@gmail.com!