...but I couldn't head off to dreamland without leaving you readers (both of you!) with a post for the night.
Finished work a little early, as is typical for a Friday. What wasn't typical was the "nightmare Friday" it turned into the last hour or two, with last-minute ads, even more last-minute changes, and one had that had been identified (by me) as a problem ad on Tuesday or Wednesday that somehow found its way to the "finished jobs" stack without the problem being solved -- so about 5:10 or so, when it was found, it fell to me (naturally) to fix the problem by re-creating an entire ad that the customer had sent us a PDF of that they created in Photoshop at 150 dpi (the text was virtually unreadable, and looked like utter crap).
If you happen to find yourself in a position where you have to create an advertisement for your business, and you insist on building it yourself, let me offer the following sugggestions:
1. Forget about it, and just send the sales rep the photos you want to use (preferably at 200 dpi, and at least as big as they should appear in the ad, if not bigger) with the copy you want, and let the ad-builders create it for you.
2. Failing that -- make sure you set the resolution of your Photoshop file at 300 DPI at a minimum, make sure all the text layers are rasterized before you send it... and not only send a PDF of the file, but also a layered TIFF version that doesn't have the text rasterized, in case your PDF sucks to work with, and it has to be rebuilt anyway.
Trust me... if you're building a 6 column by 7 inch deep ad in full color for your real estate company in Photoshop, it's going to be a miracle if it prints well (we had a customer doing that for a while, thank god a week and a half ago, we got them to let us build it for them, and I did an outstanding job of it, if I say so myself -- it looks 10 times better than what they did, and I even used the same formatting).
OK... enough of that rant.
Sunday night, if you happen to watch "Cold Case" (as Jessi and I do), the victim is played by an actress who happens to be the daughter of the publisher of the newspaper I work for. Just thought I'd throw that out.
Coincidentally enough, "Cold Case" was the only show Jessi and I watched this evening... and that was the rerun from TNT that aired earlier this week. Still haven't watched "Smallville" from Thursday night.
During my lunch break today, I finally finished watching "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman," which I've been watching during my lunch breaks since Tuesday. I had completely forgotten how much of the movie really belongs to the Wolf Man and Lawrence Talbot -- the Frankenstein Monster is practically a guest-star, or perhaps even just an extended cameo appearance! And when the Monster and the Wolfman do meet face to face and duke it out, the actual fight doesn't last long before the dam is blown up and the castle washed away.
Hmmm... should I have put a Spoiler Warning in there, in case one of you haven't seen this movie yet? Oh, well...
After work, Jessi was out with a friend having coffee for a bit, so I watched the first half hour of "Godzilla Versus Monster Zero." So far, Godzilla and Rodan have been mentioned, but not seen -- although Ghidorah has made an appearance on Planet X.
After Jessi went to sleep tonight, I finally got to work on an all-new "Comics They Never Made" segment for "Cover Stories" at WF Comics! This will be episode #54, and since Sunday's will be #48, you can see it'll be about six weeks before that appears. I can tell you that courtesy of the Kurtzberg Alternate Reality Device (which one of these days, I've got to create an animated gif image of to throw in there), I'll be presenting issues 1 and 2 of Dell's Marx Brothers comic book, in what will no doubt be the longest CTNM segment ever!
Sunday's "Cover Stories" theme, by the way, is "Handicapable," in case you're curious.
Token ebay plug: I still have some fixed-price items up on eBay... my seller name there is jon8229 in case you want to check out what's there. I have four Alter Ego issues that I still need to relist, plus last night I came across three issues I hadn't put up before, so I'll probably do the relisting and new items before the weekend is out!
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