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My back is killing me today, so I'm taking the day off. Just as well, really, since today the band is getting the EP mastered. It's going to be very, very expensive. I wish I were so good at something that people would pay me $300 an hour just to do it. In any event, this guy is supposed to be one of the best, so I'm going to assume that it's worth it.

Started tinkering around in Flash last night. I did the basic tutorials... made a car move across the screen... made a button change color when I clicked on it. I don't remember how I did those things, of course... Flash MX looks like it will actually be pretty easy to use, but since I'm still taking baby steps I'm a loooooon way from any sort of immediate gratification. Hopefully I'll get some quality time with it this afternoon and actually start getting some stuff done.
If it's who/where I think it is, you're paying just as much for the facility as you are for the engineer. It costs a lot of money to properly design a mastering room and keep up sets of high-end monitors like that... not to mention the other gear. Much more so than a "tracking" facility.

I can't wait to hear what they do with it.
the doctor is in

the usual dosage is 10mg 3 times a day. the dose i was perscribed came in 5mg tabs and they're a pinkish color. from what i understand the 10mg tabs are yellowish-brown. if i were you i'd try 5mgs now, then 5 in the afternoon and then 5 before bed. that's a safe dosage and you can see how it affects you (the "do not exceed dosage is 60mg per day).

it'll help.
At the risk of sounding like a self-aggrandizing weiner, I think learning Flash is like learning the guitar; it takes a long time to master, but you can start doing cool stuff pretty much immediately.
Hopefully, we'll start seeing some Flash animations like those Powered by the Cheat cartoons on homestarrunner.com. :)
yeah mastering always seems to cost more than recording. It will also seem like a lot of mastering is "black magic". But it does help. Mastering engineers do make good money though.