So word came out today that apparently Adobe Creative Suite 4 is right around the corner. Greeeeeaaaaat.
There are only three things I want from this new release:
1. A new install/update process that doesn’t feel like Adobe is rewriting every line of code on my entire hard drive. This includes the congruent request that Adobe not launch and quit five different “agents” sequentially in order to accomplish the above.
2. A new codebase that doesn’t feel like it’s chewing up every last bit of processing power on my new enough 2.4 GHz iMac with maxxed out RAM. Unless Adobe has signed my machine up as a node in the SETI project without telling me, I don’t understand why something as simple as the Save-To-Web command should invoke ten seconds of beachballs.
3. The long-needed “I-Work-On-The-Web-So-Turn-Off-All-This-Color-Profiling-Crap-Until-I-Say-Otherwise” button.
Chances of any of that being in the next release? I say slim. But I hope I’m wrong. My opinion is that over the last few years, Adobe Creative Suite has become the Microsoft Office for right-brained people. They simply ran out of really useful things that people needed so they just piled on things people didn’t.
Personally, I’m about one more disappointing release away from giving something like Pixelmator a shot.
People often ask what things are like at Newsvine after the MSNBC acquisition. Specifically, has the culture changed at all and does it still feel like a startup? The answer to those questions are, thankfully *no* the culture hasn’t been disrupted a lot and thankfully *yes* it still feels like a startup (minus the working for 1929-level salaries).
One of the many nice things about life post-acquisition is that we’re beginning to work on many projects that touch both Newsvine.com (little ant of 1.5 million users) and MSNBC.com (big elephant of over 35 million users).
As such, we’re expanding a bit…
The ideal candidate will have a strong command of the following knowledge areas:
Preferable Job Qualifications:
The job will be based out of the lovely Newsvine offices in Seattle, down by the waterfront pictured here. If you’re interested, please send an e-mail and resumÃ© to “newsvinejobs at newsvine.com”.
A few days ago, my ex-colleagues from ESPN.com launched a new site: Coolspotters.
It’s a soon-to-be gigantic database of public figures and the products they use. Want to see what watch Barack Obama wears? How about what jeans Steve Jobs wears? Or anything at all about Gisele Bundchen…
It’s all right there for your perusing pleasure, but even better, it’s 100% powered by the community (of course) so you can add photos and details if you happen to snap that candid shot of Anna Kournikova pulling up in her Escalade.
The site is interesting to me on many levels:
So anyway, check out Coolspotters.com and let the fellas know what you think in the comments below.
Believe it or not, the KFC pictured below (about two blocks from my house) is still open for business. Walking into a KFC is sketchy enough when it looks like an actual restaurant, but I can’t imagine walking into this construction zone and ordering a bucket of extra crispy.