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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

Work has really stepped up it’s noticible presence in my life.  We’ve got some big-time remodeling going on at the office, meaning some last-minute quick deadlines and drastically altered schedules, but hey, it’s work and it’s all for a good objective.


Props; the sequel

Remember how last week I was bragging and saying how proud we were that Caitlin made 4th chair in District for her middle-school flute playing and was able to go on to Region?  Well, she competed at Region this week and achieved 3rd chair there, and also achieved Orchestra, which is the highest level you can reach as a middle schooler!  So she bypasses the whole Region practicing and concert and gets the honor of playing with the Orchestra. 

HOLY COW!

Way to go, Caitlin!


Scanning in photos

I spent a bit of time scanning in old photos from that archaic time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the floral DNA was unaltered by Man’s greenhouse gases and our family didn’t have a digital camera. We probably have thousands, so it’ll take quite a bit of time, but I’ve been impressed with the CanonGear CS software that came with the scanner I’ve been using.

I use Googles free Picasa software to store, sort, organize the photos, and of course it integrates with any scanner, but what I’ve liked in particular is the ability to set 2-5 photos on the tray and it automatically detects where the photos are and separates them into Picasa as a separate file so I don’t need to draw boxes, crop or really do anything but set, click, wait and then do it again.  Sometimes if I put the pictures too close, they fuse to become one (kind of like those unibrows you see on some men) so I definitely can say I’ve learned the art of multi-photo scanning.

Walgreen’s has a service where you can pay them, oh… I think it’s 30 cents per picture and you can ship them your photos and they’ll send back a CD or DVD of all of them perfectly scanned, corrected if necessary, and cropped to the right size if needed.  But now that this is so easy, I don’t need to do that. 

I can pay Caitlin to do it.

So while doing this, I A) scanned in 329 photos and B) found some pictures I figured I should share.  Feel free to submit your own captions for these in the comments.

 

And lo, the people did comment thus:

3 Comments

  1. Dave2 says:

    I blanked out after seeing the Depeche Mode World Violation Tour T-shirt…

  2. Avitable says:

    Congrats to Caitlin!

  3. whall says:

    Dave2, I knew you’d recognize that. Great tour. That picture was from 1991 I think… wow, 17 years ago!

    Avi, we appreciate the sentiment. She gets to give a big concert this Sat.

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