Another week done

By , May 23, 2008 10:15 pm

Got out this morning and did a bit of mowing. Cleaned up a little and moved some stuff from here to there and there to here. Got to do a lot more of that in the next little while too. Since I have closed off the back drive am going to have to get off the arse and move some junk and then a pile of dirt and cut a new one. Always something.

Spent some time today learning how to take a photograph and turn it into a line drawing without drawing a line. Instructions in the linked article are for Photoshop but there is a comment that tells how to do it in Gimp at the LifeHacker article. Took me quite a while to get it down but after playing with the contrast, brightness and then the # of points affected in the Gaussian blur I got it pretty close to what I wanted. Considered other subject matter but I had been wanting a new avatar so decided to use a picture of me to practice on. Result is below… πŸ˜‰


And on that note I am gonna close for the night. Hoping to feel up to going to Collinsville tomorrow morning so am gonna hit the sack. Till the morrow… πŸ˜‰

5 Responses to “Another week done”

  1. Steve says:

    Well. This is getting to be a habit. Logged in last night, and couldn’t get anything but the merry-go-round effect. Left the computer on and tried again this morning, and I’m in. It’s a three day weekend, so I ‘m getting SOMETHING running Linux before Tuesday….

    Though it may really be a two day weekend. Going to go in and try to recover a machine in a little while. It had the bad grace to start dying yesterday. Tried some stuff yesterday evening, but looks like it will take either a recovery installation or a straight reinstall. Will be heading that way soon, I reckon. ‘Twas a busy day yesterday. Had the senior breakfast at the high school, and then just pretty much ran around at the elementary school until late in the day, when I went back to the high school to work on the above-mentioned computer. At least some stuff got done. Hopefully it will today too.

  2. Steve says:

    Oh, yeah, the avatar is NEAT! (Got kinda wound up in myself there for a moment–sorry–overslept and am still waking up…) I like the line drawing thing, and you look quite distinguished, in a mildly alien sort of way….or something, but it’s YOU, man, it’s YOU.

  3. Steve says:

    Gee, I can comment from here. I just don’t have anything to say right now…how sad…

  4. Steve says:

    Well, I refreshed the page and got in. Hmm…going to have to try that. Hitting the link didn’t (and hasn’t) do/done it, but refresh did.

    Went to Center of Hope and dropped off a bunk bed. Hope they get the mattress in before it rains. Kayla called before we loaded up and went, and they said they were open until 9:00 tonight and not open Monday, so we loaded and went on up there. NO cars at all, except for the lady in back unloading stuff from her truck. We just unloaded and went–actually, I unloaded and Kayla held on to Pinto, who thought the entire trip was just great. Had to stop at the high school again because apparently Office 2003 updates killed everything I had told the firewall to allow on the machine I’m rebuilding. Weird. I’ve had Windoze updates do that, which is why I hung around during those, but not Office. Well, I put Service Pack 3 for XP on this machine, and maybe it has some kind of suicide pact going on with Office. I dunno. I can get in now, though it seems like it’s not real happy about it. But still better than sitting around the high school waiting on stuff to load. I just had to reboot (mondo database engine installation) and I got in again, so I guess it is back to normal. Or what passes for such. Still wondering why the PS/2 mouse won’t work. I’ll have to try it out on another machine and see what happens.

    Well, hope the day went OK. I’ll check in later.

  5. Steve says:

    Oh, yeah, as we were leaving the high school saw a police car go by VERY slowly and thought he might be coming to check on me, leaving the locked-up-and-alarmed-school. Instead, by the time I got in the truck and pulled up to the 4-way stop, there was a van that made the turn up Hopkins and ran COMPLETELY off the road (which is a real accomplishment when you are doing less than 5 MPH) and the police car had turned around and gotten behind him. Sure enough, he pulled him over. Considering the way he was driving, I think I’m glad about that one. Holiday weekend….

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