October 18th, 2005

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PTA meeting and the school book fair, geocache photos, panoramic images and mental lint.

Tonight was the monthly PTA meeting and an opportunity to buy books at the book fair, which Laurel visited this morning and told me as soon as she got home which books she wanted. I had to stifle a giggle at the wish list a volunteer helped her fill out (early readers pick out three books and the adults there write down the titles and prices on a wish list form for a volunteer to add up, then the students take the forms home for the parents to see) because they'd transcribed Laurel's name on the form as Loyal. At least it's a point of the Scout Law. (;

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Someone posted a link in geocaching to a Flickr photo set from a disposable black and white camera they placed in a geocache. Shortly after that, I saw a summary in digitalphoto about the latest release of Panorama Factory and downloaded the free 30-day trial of the software. I've been learning by experience what photos I'll have to futz with before importing them, like that all images need to be the same size in pixels, which means I'll have to crop a few scanned from print images.

This afternoon I stitched together a full 360-degree view from the top of the Brother formation in Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park that looks breathtaking, especially since I took the photos without a tripod so it adjusted for tilt and whatnot for me. I should dig up a USGS quad map and try to label the peaks before I post it, though, if I remember correctly, the park is near the corner of the Evergreen quadrangle.

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