FIrst Impression

Okay, my little team (Paul Legomski on the Web site, Colleen Wheeler on articles, Laura Painter uploading the various formats of dekePod) and I were up till all hours getting the pieces put together for today's launch. I got 3, maybe 4 hours of sleep last night. Paul and Laura are East Coast, so I don't know if they slept at all. The last email I got from Paul ("I’m about to start the migration. Please try and hurry up whatever youre doing within 5 minutes while i put on another pot of coffee. Eeeek im nervous") was after 5:30am his time!

Anyway, the point is, I wake up this morning, stumble into the office, and waiting for me is an email from Russell Preston Brown, Senior Creative Director at Adobe, the man largely responsible for bringing Photoshop to Adobe. He wrote to tell me of my "101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes" video:

OK, you have elevated the field to a new level with your Rock Video Tutorial. Great Work!!!! Do this as a LIVE show at Photoshop World!

I'm not sure how Russell found out so fast. But the point is, what a nice guy! He's high, of course. There's no way in hell I'm doing this live anywhere, I'd fall smack on my face and make a complete and utter fool of myself (more than I already have? hmm). But still, a very kind and decent human being.

 

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Hey Deke, I'm a big fan of yours. I am very excited about your new site and it will become one of my first in the morning sites to check out. Way to go !!! mike meyer

Waha!

I still hear this buzzing noise from all the caffeine. Congrats on the launch and the quick uptake. I'm still loving the podcast. ... and I said eeek?