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Toshiba Tablet PC

April 30, 2010 Leave a comment

A few years ago I picked up a Tablet PC for a really good price. I did not have any real use for it at the time, but thought it would be cool to play around with, plus I use it with Photoshop, to help me “cut out” images. Well, I just recently got it back out of storage, dusted it off, and decided that I would really start taking a good look at it.

Since the machine is pretty small and lightweight, it is perfect for traveling with. I don’t really do much traveling, but when I do it would be great to have a machine I can take with me. With small dimensions (11.6″ x 9.8″ x 1.5″) and weighing in at only 4.4lbs, this machine is very portable.

I performed a System Restore on the PC, to get everything back to the factory settings. Then I went through the system and removed all the extra software & trials which I do not need or want. I installed all of my “standard” applications (Anti-Virus, Home Server Connector, etc) and got an initial backup created.

I have to say, I am really liking this machine. I can’t believe I let it jut sit for so long, and not gt used for anything more than the occasional Photoshop edit. I have been playing with the Inking feature, and I am loving it. Inking allows for me to write on the screen of the laptop, and then either convert my handwriting to text or leave as is in the document. While I am still finding more and more extensions, add-ons and software geared specifically for the tablet PC, I am realizing that this machine is an integral part of my armory of machines and tools.

Now, if I could just get it back from my girlfriend…

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My Pets are family

April 22, 2010 Leave a comment

‘Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.

We have a full montage of animals in our home, all of which are a part of our family.

The full list of critters & creatures is:

    There are other fish which come and go, but these are the main staple to our menagerie.
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A walk in the park

April 19, 2010 1 comment

I took the girlfriend to the park this past weekend. We went to Sweetwater Creek State Park.

Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. The most popular trail (red) follows the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful mile-long stretch of white-water rapids below. The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular with anglers and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and canoeing. Fishing supplies are available in the park’s bait shop, while wildlife and history displays, trail maps, snacks and gift items may be found in the Visitor Center — the most environmentally responsible building in Georgia (LEED-NC PLATINUM).

We didn’t quite make it all the way to the ruins, but it was a pretty nice park, with some good scenery. I think we will find our way back to it again in the future. I did manage to get a few pictures though, below are a couple examples:

BTW, that 2nd picture is Infrared, converted to Black & White.

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