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[Apr. 13th, 2005|11:28 pm]
After a morning of shuffling bits back and forth between computers, quite a bit of travel by different means of conveyance (bus, slidewalk, airplane, rental car, feet), and various highly overpriced but reasonably tasty and, more importantly, available foodstuffs (Panda Express at the airport and a roomservice burger), I am safely ensconced in my hotel room in L.A. (Irvine, technically).

There's free wireless throughout the hotel, which is nice, because it means I can get my net-crack fix.

I'm even almost done with my presentation for tomorrow -- I worked out what's in it on the plane, and now I just need to copy it from the text file into the (ugh) PowerPoint.

[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-04-14 05:19 am (UTC)
PowerPoint can suck a lot less as you get used to it, and also if you specifically tell it to stop everything that makes it "stylish." No colored backgrounds, no handwriting fonts, no animations, no transitions, no sounds, no gewgaws.

But then you lose the possibility of giving talks with light blue text in an unreadable font on a background that's a gradient between white and blue. [Can you tell that 2 weeks ago was student project time?]

I'm told that Keynote is better. Maybe I should get a mac.
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[User Picture]From: 0nce_and_future
2005-04-14 06:45 am (UTC)
If you have the means - I highly suggest picking one up :-)

And yes, Keynote, while it has it's own set of quirks, creates much nicer looking presentations.

(Caveat - I work for Apple)
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-04-14 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh, the Canadian taxpayers have certainly given me the means. [Though, to be frank, they are too expensive.]

The problem is mostly with having good tech support and with some of the scientific software I use daily not being available on Macs.
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[User Picture]From: kung_fu_monkey
2005-04-14 03:52 pm (UTC)
We miss you, you stupid bastard!!

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