Saturday, August 26, 2006

Logan, New Mexico

(Pic of the Logan Gun Club Accomodations above)
Here I am in the Budget Inn Express in Logan, NM about 11 miles up the road from Tucumcari. You know it's remote when you're describing your location relative to Tucumcari. But hey, I've got broadband, free wireless for my Pocket PC, and the cell phone works. Someone send me a Think Outside bluetooth keyboard and mouse!

Hotel review: Nice, new, but basic. Free continental breakfast with a make your own waffle station from Sweeet. I can recommend it. Free wifi and wired high speed access.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


While counting objects today at three seperate locations, the number was 131 at those three times. To add to this mystery, I won't tell you where I was or what I was counting. Oooh, it's getting to you isn't it? I counted about 12-15 sets of objects, ranging from 32 to about 392. What are the odds that would come up? Get back to me. Too bad I can't use it for a Pick 3 Lotto. Cuz it's got two ones and all.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Picasa 2 photo collection organizer Review


Yeah , it’s a bit of an iPhoto knockoff. It’s fast. Running on a Dell 4550 533FSB, 2.53Ghz CPU. 768M RAM. I think the jpeg decoder it uses also gives a higher quality photo when you view it in Picasa than the native viewer in Windows XP. Same for the 3GP decoder (usually a cell phone video).

What I didn’t expect is that it also indexes moves, such as the AVI files from my Canon Powershot S30 and the videos from my Snapstream captures. These can be played within Picasa.

Timeline. Shows your pictures on a timeline. Don’t look at photos of your children here, you’ll just feel sad because they’re growing up so fast. The picture fixer (color, contrast, etc.) works well.

No photo editor. No flickr uploading from within the app. I can understand that; Yahoo owns flickr, not Google.

What’s missing:
I can’t blame Picasa for this, but I wish there was a program to sort out duplicates by how they look. Also, to sort out duplicates by filename and/or size

Worth a look for sure for the average person. I did get some cleanup done on my pic collection and again, it’s fast. It’s free! (look over on the right side of this blog and click Google Pack). I'd post the link here but it's in javascript, and that's a no-no for posts. Looks like this:

(You can click the button above but it takes you nowhere. Download from the main page amongst the links on the right side.)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Planet Aaron

My son's only line in this video: "What are you looking at?" He flies (with sound effects) a 'spaceship' to Planet Aaron (where he lives) and then notices me filming it.

Separated at Birth: the Prequel

I forgot, we should have started the 'Seperated at Birth' series with the 3 pound cinnamon roll.
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