My small offering to the Carl Sagan blog-a-thon

Ten years, is it? Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Carl Sagan. An intrepid soul announced a Carl Sagan blog-a-thon. Okay, I’ve got one thing to say, where I sorta almost shared a bit of something with Carl’s last public appearance. Ten years ago this past summer, I created a couple of […]

Bryce is free until September 6

I just got word (thanks, Hal!) that Bryce 5 is free until September 6. TUAW (the unofficial Apple Weblog) has the deets. Go grab it, download it, and fire it up. Using one of the new, Intel Macs? Sorry, it’s not Universal. I don’t know if there are any more Bryce 4 books available (supply […]

Dell Hell, A Man Named Ken Musgrave, and No Concession to the Hated User

So I see from Jeff Jarvis (the documenter of Dell Hell) that Dell’s got a new blog. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. So I go and take a peek. And what I see makes me laugh and laugh and laugh. There’s a post there by a person named Ken Musgrave. Whose job title […]

Corel sells Bryce to DAZ Productions

this link is to a MacNN story that basically describes this email sent out to all Corel Bryce Customers: From: Corel <> Reply-To: Corel <> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:58:23 -0700 To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Corel Update- Sale of Bryce to DAZ Productions To Corel’s Bryce Customers, Today, Corel is announcing the sale of Bryce […]

Giga-pixel Bryce image

It’s of Bryce canyon, not anything having to do with Bryce the software. Max Lyons broke the gigapixel barrier, using 196 source images (w/ digital camera), stitched together into a final image that is 40,784 x 26,800 pixels, or 1,093,011,200 total pixels (1.09 gigapixel). You can see the composite image, but don’t worry; he’s not […]

Vector Capital to acquire Corel

So Corel’s going private …. Vector’s paying cash for the company – US $1.05 per share. “We are extremely pleased to have reached a mutually-acceptable proposal with Corel,” said Alex Slusky, Vector Capital’s Managing Partner. “We believe strongly that Corel’s best opportunity moving forward is as a private company. This all-cash transaction offers Corel’s shareholders […]

Corel’s Bryce development efforts no longer include MacOS

What a major bummer. “At Corel we continually monitor the sales performances of our products to ensure we capitalize on market trends and opportunities,” Meredith Dundas, Corel’s communications manager, told MacCentral. “Through our research we have found that sales for Corel Bryce 5 are strongest with Windows customers, particularly at retail. As a result we […]

Bryce being put out to pasture? And what about MacOS?

The Corel product description page has a new box design for Bryce 5. The order page has a new, low (fire sale?) price: $79. Significantly missing from the product system requirements is a bullet point for MacOS. WTF? Corel was bragging all over the place about carbonizing Bryce for OS X. Why aren’t they selling […]

Basin Range

I went to the Las Vegas area for a family thanksgiving. Every time I drive through the Mojave, I feel an itch to Bryce the place. This time I did: (thanks, Garret!) This was the first time I’ve been on the new 210 freeway extension. Straight shot from the San Gabriel Valley to the 15 […]

Sedona and BryceCamp

Oh, what a locale! Bryce Camp is taking place at the Sedona Center for the Arts and Technology; there’s a beeeeeeautiful computer lab on the premises. And when you go out the door, oh, the views! The views!! Here are the hills of Sedona seen from the main highway that runs through town The view […]