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Issues for digital artifact photo archiving [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the issue of "resolution" of digital photographs of historical artifacts. In this second part, I continue with discussions of color, of image formats, and of image sources...


I've gone a lot of years since I broke a piano. I broke my piano tonight...

Jamey's comic list and Comic Alert!

My student and friend Jamey Sharp is a long-time intense webcomics afficionado. I got sucked in, as I so often do...


Issues for digital artifact photo archiving [Part 1]

I'm becoming involved in a historical artifact photography project using digital images. As such, I need to develop some materials to use in describing collections of digital photos of artifacts. Here's my first cut. I'm trying an experiment here by breaking this into a multi-part series. I originally intended two parts, but it has gotten longer than this...

A fine testing opportunity

Check out this great test.

42.857142857142854% of me is a huge nerd! How about you?

Officially count me off a day of backlog. I'm going to bed.

META: Drupal again

There's a lot of things I really like about Drupal. That said, I'm reaching my limit with it...


My boy has a birthday, my friend has an idea, and I have little sleep...

Yesterday was my boy Ben's 7th birthday. He's growing up so fast! Cliché, yet so true...


Had an interesting conversation with friends this evening about American demographics and voting trends. We reached some conclusions that, while consonant with what I've seen others write, are still interesting...

HOWTO: Tune a piano the Keith Packard way

Recently, my colleague Dick Hamlet did an amazingly generous thing. He gave me a beautiful old upright piano. He was moving, and didn't want to move it, so I had it hauled to my house. How cool is that?

The piano needed some work, so Keith Packard and Carl Worth did another amazingly generous thing. They came over and helped me fix the piano. Then Keith tuned it. This in itself took several hours.

My Mom used to tune our piano when I was a kid. Since then, I'd never seen it done. So I thought maybe some of you would be interested in how Keith did it. It's quite repeatable, actually; all the way to easy. It just takes time, patience, quiet, and a bit of equipment...


META: Backlog achieved

I figure I have a day or so of backlog from extra postings on this site. In addition, I've made several postings over the last few weeks to my semi-anonymous blog, and a couple to my private journal files. All in all, I figure I have about 7 days of backlog, which is enough to get by some fairly serious lossage.

The downside of this furious blogging and journaling is that my regular work and other projects are falling behind. I will try to cut back to one entry per night now, and keep the entries a bit shorter. Otherwise I'll never even clear my email queue.



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