Pictures from the UK

I received my pictures from my UK trip yesterday. After thinking about how to get them from print to electronic pictures, I decided to scan them in using my scanner (the other option was photo CD). After scanning the first set tonight, I realized that this is going to take a while. I’m scanning them at the highest resolution my scanner will accept (600 dpi… it’s a three-year old scanner), and converting them to a web-friendly format using Adobe PhotoShop Elements (version 1.0; it’s an older version, but it suits my needs). Due to all of this work, I’ve started looking at digital cameras.

I’ve added a picture of Leeds Castle to the Scrapbook. As I continue to work on scanning pictures and writing my travel logs, I will begin to put together a section in my scrapbook of my trip. However, it will take a lot of space, and will require me to clean up other areas of the scrapbook (the other option is to find a larger server). Of course, this means that the web site evolution page will be delayed.

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Back from England, New Metallica album

I just returned from a two-week vacation in England. It was a fantastic time. I saw so many things and took so many pictures, I’ll be putting together a montage of my trip. Places I visited range from prehistoric times (Stonehenge) to ancient times (Bath) to historical times (Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Hollyrood) to modern times (Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the London Eye). I also rode just about every mode of transportation available. I even went through 16 rolls of film and three disposable cameras. I look forward to putting together the scrapbook.

Of course, the first thing I did when I returned home was bought a copy of Metallica’s “St. Anger” album. I’ve already listened to the first two tracks, and all I can say is: Holy F%$#!!! There’s no selling out here, and the boyz are back!! For those who think Metallica is all washed up, you need to hear this album.