I’ve been thinking about adding a picture of myself to this blog, but I don’t have a big enough ego to actually add a picture that looks like me. So, I decided to get something a little stylized. My first choice was to go to Iconizeme, but they have a ridiculous waiting list, so I decided to do it myself. The image now in the upper-right of my sidebar was created using Paint Shop Pro and the amazing Alien Skin Snap Art plug-in. Actually, it was created with the Snap Art demo, but I’m ready to spring for the full version, now that I see what it can do. And given that it costs about the same as three Iconizme pics, it seems well worth it. Oh, the original photo is by Tom Biro, from WINstock 2005.
By Marc Perton