As Van Halen once sang…summer’s here, and the time is right, for dancing in the streets. While dancing in the streets will probably land me a free ride in the back of a Crown Victoria courtesy of Charleston’s Finest, summer is, for all intents and purposes, here. At least for me.
Upon completion of my last exam of the semester, I spent my first hours of “technical” summer in After Effects, whipping up an emulation of the old Weather Channel Weather Star XL (one of the iterations of computers that inserts your local forecast) from 1999. Incidentally, the video is also acting surprisngly well as a very effective form of birth control — they see it, they run, no chance of pregnancy.
Speaking of The Weather Channel, today is the channel’s 25th anniversary. The Weather Channel launched on May 2, 1982, to a largely stunned television audience. Little did they know that four years into their run they would have created a monster. :) Needless to say, it worked out, and I bet there are most people who wouldn’t know what to do without it. Check out their first minute on air and some of their other old stuff. If you are really curious, I point you toward TWC Classics — they’ve got some ridiculously awesome footage of old-school Weather Channel…if you’re into that, of course. :)
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the summer. I’m working a lot, that much is certain. I’m still trying to get it all figured out. By the time I get it figured out, school will be starting again. Such is the cycle. I know I’m going to enjoy it, though. I need to. I’m not moving this summer, which is a major plus.
Random factoid: I’ll be 23 in 20 days. Insane. Where does the time go?
Also, later today will be The Great Biannual E-mail Dig-Out. I just got overly distracted yesterday in After Effects to the point where my computer actually beeped at me, kind of like digitally crying “uncle.”
See you all later today.