Daily Archives: 03/09/2003

Put A Fork In Me…

I’m done. Been sitting at this computer for 8 hours, scanning photos. I got a huge pile of prints that need to be scanned, the photos easily stretch back almost a year. My old scanner went south ages ago, and I finally got a new scanner last month. Nothing fancy, just a cheap Microtek scanner, but it fits what I need a scanner for perfectly.

Still eight hours of scanning gets tedious, to say the least. I got some great shots of family from the holidays in December, and a really good roll taken last June at an outrigger paddling race. Ask me kindly, and I might just post some of those shots up here.

Time to veg out and leave the computer alone for the rest of the night.

Compare And Contrast

Since I posted that placid photo of the Pacific yesterday – all sunlight, blue sky, fluffy clouds and calm seas – I thought I would share a photo I took on December 8, 2002; about 10:00 am, well before the storm got really intense. And that is the exact same location as yesterday’s picture.

I could still stand outside at this point, the wind was only about 75 mph. Those waves are about 30 – 40 feet high.

Radio Userland and Salon

I started a weblog at Salon last month. Salon’s weblogs use Radio Userland, from Userland Software. I haven’t had the time to really take Radio for a test drive, but since I like the software and I want to help support Salon, I went ahead and signed up for a year. So now I have two blogs. Jumping Jehosaphat.

Radio is a desktop application, so I installed it on my Dell. This makes it kind of difficult to post anything while I am at work – which is one of the advantages of Blogger. Radio chains me to my computer at home. I suppose if I had a laptop with wireless networking and a digitally enlightened urban area with tons of WiFi networks, I’d be just peachy. As it is, living on a small island in the Pacific, my options are a little limited. I am reading through the help system today to get some idea of Radio’s capabilities. I am certain it can handle posting via e-mail, I just need to figure that out.

I have this vague idea about posting longer essays and stories on the Salon blog, making it more of a literary journal instead of the running daily journal and commentary on Guam that I seem to be developing here. We’ll see what happens.