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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Birthday present arrives

  After 14 days my "gallery wrapped canvas" photo has arrived. It is a panoramic photograph that I created from ten photos taken in August of this year. After finishing the final image I found that I could not put it away as usual. I kept bringing it back to view. Not sure why but I just couldn't see it often enough.
  I found a company that could reproduce the photo, 12" x 36" on canvas and decided to order it as my birthday present compliments of my wife and parents. At the same time I ordered a 12" x 36"matte print of a mountain range at Squaw Bay. It is another photo that I can't seem to stop viewing. Michael's has a frame for the print and I have a coupon for 40% off so the photo will get framed and hung shortly.
Below is a picture of the canvas photo hanging in my living room. The line down the right side is the reflection of the flash off the corner of the frame.


If your looking to get large prints done for a reasonable price then checkout Posterjack in Toronto.They have too many options to list so you'll have to check it out yourself. I'm impressed with the results.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hair Cut Time

It was time for a hair cut tonight. He was not too happy about it.






 Until the snacks came out!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Finally Arrived

My new used computer finally arrived today. A couple of scuff marks here and there but intact and operational. Only one minor problem, I no longer need it. Just after I ordered the computer a friend suggested that the problem with my old computer was probably a bad capacitor on the mother board. I pulled the motherboard last Sunday and sure enough I located a bulging capacitor. I unsoldered it from the board and replaced it from my pile of used parts. I like to construct circuits and have a good supply of used stuff so the replacement part was on hand. It has been over a week now and the old computer is working great! It looks like I have a nice spare computer for the next crash.
My first computer ran from 1999 to 2007, I replaced it to enable my software to handle the new cheque format. It still worked and was used by Kimberly for a number of years after that. The second computer has run since 2007 and is still going strong. I was lucky to be able to repair it.

A couple of pictures from this evening,



Monday, October 10, 2011

Time Flies

On the 28th it will be one year. And what a year it has been. It's almost like he was born yesterday. We had a little "pre" birthday cake on Saturday. I guess the pictures are going to be used as part of his birthday invitation. I guess I better not post too many of them,