Don’t you hate having one of those “Doh!” moments when you finally realize how to do something better?
Yeah, that just happened to me last night while I was editing photos for my photo album here on this website.
My main photo editing tool is Corel Paint Shop Pro XI. I like it and it can do the things I need to do to my photos, like other photo editing software can do. Well, I finally realized how to correctly modify pictures to turn my 4:3 images into 16:10 images that neatly fit on widescreen monitors. And like how many things happen, it happened by accident.
I’m back again from yet another successful long weekend trip to the Smoky Mountains and some gambling in Cherokee, North Carolina. I actually got back on Sunday, but I’ve been busy working on other projects and didn’t have time to mention it on here.
The main part of the trip was our last trip to the pleasant Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN. It was our last trip there as our season’s passes are set to expire in a couple of weeks and we won’t be going back up there again between now and then. We also will not be getting the passes next year as we’ll be focusing on different theme parks for the 2009 season.
Are we reaching a point in technology where cell phone cameras are going to replace those small, pocket sized ultra-compact cameras that are smaller and thinner than a wad of cash?
Most likely as long as people don’t care about image quality.
One of the benefits of eating lunch or dinner in a food court is the amount of selection available. People with different tastes can purchase food from different locations without driving all over town.
This is a place where competition should be rampart for those places serving similar styles of food.
This should also be a place where food stands should be eager to please the customer since it’s very easy to just move on to the next food stand.
But what about the places that serve expensive food that doesn’t match how it looks in the picture, or what about when employees annoy the living daylights out of you while you stand back and look at a menu?
I’ve finally gotten back to working and adding content again to my website, Florida Project.
It feels good adding content back to that website since I switched website hosting companies. I didn’t want to switch, but after my website had an unwelcome visitor that exploited holes in the software I was using, changing hosting providers and making a fresh start was the best option. I have no idea how far that person got into my files and directories and if any spyware or any hacking programs were installed.
Ordinarily, uploading files and rebuilding simple websites is a quick process. My Florida site is an exception to that rule. Right before the unwelcome visitor, I had over 3 gigabytes of scanned images and theme park and resort photos on my site. Needless to say, uploading that amount of content isn’t exactly a quick process.
XCOR Aerospace, the next company to start offering people rides to the edge of space, just today started tickets at the bargain price of only $95,000 each.
For that price one person alone gets to ride with a pilot on a half hour suborbital flight about 37 miles about the surface of the Earth. Of course, the vehicle being constructed can only carry one passenger at a time and said passenger has to wear a pressurized spacesuit, but that’s still what I would imagine to be quite a ride.
Today I finished reading Michael Crichton‘s novel, Airframe.
Overall, it was pretty good like most of Crichton’s other stories, but as an FAA licensed private pilot and general aviation enthusiast, I felt like the story was lacking better substance and a more evil plot.