Trouble with Scanner

The great pho­to dig­i­tiz­ing project has hit a snag. I start­ed work­ing on “fix­ing up” the pho­tos that I had scanned in last week. First up was this pic­ture of Jim’s par­ents Bill and Bet­ty on their wed­ding day. (Too cute, no?) A care­ful look at the orig­i­nal file (all 1040x768of it) revealed a nasty yel­low stripe … 

new toys

I’ve been busy acquir­ing, set­ting up, and occa­sion­al­ly curs­ing a batch of new toys. The dread­ed yel­low line scan­ner has been evict­ed and in it’s place is a new Microtek i900. So far it and I are get­ting along pret­ty well. Though it’s a right hulk­ing bit of equip­ment. Can’t say as much for the software. … 

Trivia I Need

ColourLovers post­ed a list of all 120 Cray­ola cray­on col­ors and their (approx­i­mate) hex and RGB codes. The list was com­plied by Aaron at Col​orSchemer​.com. I am now going to waste sev­er­al hours cre­at­ing a cus­tom Pho­to­shop palette of these col­ors. Sigh. BTW When did the Cray­ola site change so much? I remem­ber it as … 

Clouds

Word clouds are a fun way of find­ing out what’s real­ly on your (blog’s) mind. The Gen­er­a­tor Blog point­ed to Wor­dle this morn­ing and I’ve been hav­ing fun mak­ing clouds for var­i­ous blogs I read/write. Here’s one based on ms. shoes: I think I spend a lit­tle too much time writ­ing about the chick­ens. Though I … 

New Tools, Continuing Upholstry and No More Room

I got tools from Rio Grande this after­noon. Clock­wise from the top. Ring man­drel — very pleased with the qual­i­ty and heft. Par­al­lel pli­ers — thank you Sarah L. for get­ting me addict­ed to those expen­sive lit­tle dears. Raw hide mal­let for bang­ing on met­al. Ring clamp for hold­ing onto things and not sand­ing my fin­gers, and a pair …