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    Interesting scanning specs from the National Park Service:

    35mm color slide or negative
    (scanner should be set up to scan transparent materials - both hardware and software)
    Choose source size of approx. 1.3 x .85 inches (software should auto-detect this exact dimensions)
    Choose target size same as original
    Choose resolution 2400 dpi, 24 bit color (do NOT use 32 or 48 bit color)
    Save as uncompressed TIF file
    scan to yield file size approximately: yields file size approximately 3120 x 2040 pixels, file size 15-20MB
    http://npsfocus.nps.gov/docs/guide/i...ningSpecs.html

    What are you settings for scanning old negatives/slides ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    I am watching "Hoarding: Buried Alive" on TLC and this "Elvis" guy is soooooo faking. Don't know how to explain it, except he's accumulated 10 yrs of hoarding in 2 yrs, craves attention, just feels like he's all about "Look at me!".

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    Since we like talking about cars -

    NY man nears 3 millionth mile in beloved '66 Volvo


    trunk overflows with the many car parts he thinks he might need when on the road. "I have a set of everything,"
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    I think coffee and peanut M&M should be required Monday morning food....
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I think coffee and peanut M&M should be required Monday morning food....
    Why, because you can consume them while driving ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I think coffee and peanut M&M should be required Monday morning food....
    Could be worse, on my way in to work this morning I saw a retired guy sitting in a lawn chair in his driveway.... drinking a beer...at 7:40 a.m!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Back from vaca...

    Back at the office...miss the getaway already....

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    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Why, because you can consume them while driving ?
    Because they are good. Very good.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Yeah - I just got an awesome 3 month review!!! My comments last eek were over sensitive, slight narcissistic, and paranoid - phew!

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    Breaking in a new boss this week

    This week is a week of transition. Both good and bad. Due to budget shortfalls, one planner had to go and her last day was Friday. I will really miss her.

    And today our new boss started. LP knows who. When I started this job, of course, my boss was a stranger. But the next two bosses were coworkers and friends. So I am starting again with a stranger for a boss, who will probably be with us for a few years or so before he retires back to Maine.

    Ch-ch-ch-changes.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    Sorry about your loss of a colleague Otterpop but I do think you will be pleased with your new boss - he may not remember me but tell him I said hi anyway (name dropping me will either hurt or help you so flip a coin)

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    over sensitive, slight narcissistic, and paranoid
    That's what we love about you!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Could be worse, on my way in to work this morning I saw a retired guy sitting in a lawn chair in his driveway.... drinking a beer...at 7:40 a.m!
    Like I said when you drove by: "Take a picture, it'll last longer - and stay off my lawn Commie Planner!"
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Yeah - I just got an awesome 3 month review!!! My comments last eek were over sensitive, slight narcissistic, and paranoid - phew!
    It's nice that they took an accurate inventory of your strengths, but did they identify any faults?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    It's nice that they took an accurate inventory of your strengths, but did they identify any faults?
    Just that he wants my family to relocate but that's going to take awhile...

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Yeah - I just got an awesome 3 month review!!! My comments last eek were over sensitive, slight narcissistic, and paranoid - phew!
    Yeah! Party at LP's place to celebrate!

    I can only hope for a good review this cycle - I've been snarky and somewhat argumentative lately.
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Could be worse, on my way in to work this morning I saw a retired guy sitting in a lawn chair in his driveway.... drinking a beer...at 7:40 a.m!
    At 9:15am the line outside the liquor store I pass on the way to work had 7 people waiting for it to open.

    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Yeah - I just got an awesome 3 month review!!! My comments last eek were over sensitive, slight narcissistic, and paranoid - phew!
    My boss told me this morning that she had lunch with my former boss over the weekend. She shared with me that they discussed that my name, and more so what I do, is circulating in the city/county to good effect. Not sure if this is good or bad, I prefer anonymity most of the time.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Family stuff that comes out of nowhere: ex-stepson met Ernest Borgnine a few months ago, posted a pic today. Thought he was a great guy. He works for a big club in Texas, meets a lot of celebs, but Ernest Borgnine???

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    An ideal day

    7:00 a.m. wake up
    7:05 go to the john
    7:25 drink a cup of Sanka and watch the news
    7:45 put on black nylon socks, blue shorts, wife beater t-shirt, brown leather wingtip shoes and stand on front lawn with a garden hose watering the grass, stopping frequently to glare ostentatiously at passers-by/traffic
    8:15 put on plaid button-up shirt, tan polyester slacks, US Army ball cap and head over to the breakfast restaurant to meet with usual group of ROMEO's (driving 15 miles under the speed limit)
    8:20 order the same thing as every day: two eggs scrambled and white bread toasted.
    8:20 - 9:50 Drink 4 more cups of Sanka and discuss the following topics: that damned foreign-born Obama, problems at the VFW hall, complain about government (either doing too much or not enough); how kids nowadays are hopeless morons who all have a sense of entitlement; swollen prostate/hemmoroids/unexplained bruising on legs.
    9:51 drive to the mall (travelling 15 miles under the speed limit and stopping in anticipation of lights turning yellow)
    10:05 - 11:15 sit at the mall and leer at young women walking by
    11:16 drive back home (travelling 15 miles under the speed limit and leaving right hand turn signal on entire time)
    11:30 - 1:30 watch game shows and infomercials on tv


    How should this ideal day continue?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    How should this ideal day continue?
    You have to take Eleanor to the Indian casino or "Old Country's Buffet" sometime in there. Maybe stop at Stein Mart on the way home to check out some golf apparel, even though you don't really golf.

    Also, you're watching the local cable news station during at at least four hours of the day.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Luke's flexible view of reality.....

    Sorry, had to share a story. So I'm driving with my 4 year old, Luke, on the way to leave "Big Red" at the mechanic's last night. This is the conversation verbatim (it's worth repeating verbatim)



    luke: Mmmhhhmm. (eating peanut butter cup) Where are we going?

    ursus: To take the car to Lance's shop so he can fix it.

    luke: Lance fixes cars?

    ursus: Yep. (long thoughtful pause from the back seat)

    luke: So is Lance a person or a bunny-rabbit?

    ursus: He's a person.

    luke: (interrupting) Cuz I looooooovvvve bunny-rabbits!

    I had to pull over or wet myself. I wonder if rabbits are good, honest mechanics?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Sorry, had to share a story. So I'm driving with my 4 year old, Luke, on the way to leave "Big Red" at the mechanic's last night. This is the conversation verbatim (it's worth repeating verbatim)



    luke: Mmmhhhmm. (eating peanut butter cup) Where are we going?

    ursus: To take the car to Lance's shop so he can fix it.

    luke: Lance fixes cars?

    ursus: Yep. (long thoughtful pause from the back seat)

    luke: So is Lance a person or a bunny-rabbit?

    ursus: He's a person.

    luke: (interrupting) Cuz I looooooovvvve bunny-rabbits!

    I had to pull over or wet myself. I wonder if rabbits are good, honest mechanics?
    That is the most life-affirming thing I've heard all week!!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    That is the most life-affirming thing I've heard all week!!
    You should come to Bear Lake with us (we leave at dawn tomorrow). It will be non-stop strange conversations with Luke and Addie (she's eve more chatty than he is) all the way up. I should photo-blog Bear Lake. What a great place to spend the end of the week. JNA, I'm sending you Bear Lake vibes today, are you catching them? I'll take some pictures for you if I go up the Logan canyon way, promise.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    You have to take Eleanor to the Indian casino or "Old Country's Buffet" sometime in there. Maybe stop at Stein Mart on the way home to check out some golf apparel, even though you don't really golf.
    You're right, a stop at Stein Mart's is expected. The only problem with stopping at Old Country's is that you end up getting food from a buffet, it's better to go some place like 'Arlene's' where you can order the early bird special (with tempting/savory fare such as salisbury steak, fake mashed potatoes, green beans out of a can, and jello)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Of all the earworms to catch, why does it have to be Janice Ian this time?

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