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Perry Winkle 05-28-2007 03:36 PM

Pirates 3 was better than Pirates 2. Long though.

That's just about the only thing I got out of bed, er . . . the house for this weekend. That, too, makes me happy.

jinx 05-28-2007 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 347788)
Raw seafood is the most dangerous thing you can eat, next to live Grizzly bear.

Aw c'mon Bruce, that's not even close to true. Raw shellfish is pretty scary, but certainly no more so than a hamburger, alfalfa sprouts, deli meat, or a restaurant omlette. How about an all-you-can-eat chinese buffet? :headshake

(and both meals that SG listed have the same amount/type of raw food)

Cloud 05-28-2007 04:08 PM

no, there was no intermission. weird.

I really like the way they build up the mythical pirate culture and ethos--a mishmash of things and yet, very clever. Very Disney.

And speaking of which--I like that these movies were spawned by a theme park attraction. The attraction has now been updated to coincide with the movies, so it's come full circle!

Arrgh! (Doesn't Geoffrey Rush do a great "Arrgh!"?)

I think this latest film lacked some of the splashy (ahem!) or funny special effects, like the kracken, or the wagon wheel. It was more based on the big methos of ideas and darker themes like death, betrayal, and the history between the characters.

Sundae 05-28-2007 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cloud (Post 347839)
no, there was no intermission. weird.

No, honestly. The fact we had an intermission is weird. I've been to see longer films and haven't experienced this since.... well probably since the 70s!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cloud (Post 347839)
very clever. Very Disney.

That's definitely an oxymoron :)

skysidhe 05-28-2007 09:39 PM

The weather was very mellow and warm. It's been a great weekend for a couple of drives.
I made double time in a half today at work. That's like work one get one free!:)

Ibby 05-30-2007 08:25 PM

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

kerosene 05-30-2007 08:32 PM

I get to go on a field trip with my son, tomorrow!

zippyt 05-30-2007 08:37 PM

2 DAYS TO THE BEACH !!!!!!!

ThirstySoul 05-31-2007 12:05 AM

In ~10 hours and 40 minutes, I get these casts off of my hands! I've been in casts for over 10 weeks after breaking both wrists. Can only type with a finger or voice recognition software. Oh to be able to scratch my hiney again, or feed myself without making a mess, and to finally get to drive again!!! Woohoo! :driving:

elSicomoro 05-31-2007 01:31 AM

I just sent the final copy of my thesis to my professor. The only thing that stands between me and my Masters degree is a 20-minute presentation, which I'll be doing either later tonight or next week.

jester 05-31-2007 01:43 PM

whowee the bosses are gone & it's just me, for the rest of the day:D

Griff 05-31-2007 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamore (Post 349018)
I just sent the final copy of my thesis to my professor. The only thing that stands between me and my Masters degree is a 20-minute presentation, which I'll be doing either later tonight or next week.

Rock on fella!

BigV 06-01-2007 11:14 AM

I have completed the collecting and organizing of the current state of our digital photography collection. 48 gb and 65 k files. Whew!

I am around the third turn and heading down the home stretch on the music library. Current status: 67 gb and 17 k files. I will finish today. Happeee!

Oh, then I'll be making a couple of images of the disk for backup.

glatt 06-01-2007 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 349617)
I have completed the collecting and organizing of the current state of our digital photography collection. 48 gb and 65 k files. Whew!

I am around the third turn and heading down the home stretch on the music library. Current status: 67 gb and 17 k files. I will finish today. Happeee!

Oh, then I'll be making a couple of images of the disk for backup.

What's your organizational method for the photos?

BigV 06-01-2007 12:53 PM

Good question!

I found a bunch that didn't work for me.

Random -- easy to do, impossible to live with.

Date order -- the same.

Short subject name on folder -- still easy to do, but not... not navigable.

Other concepts that are more a part of the problem than of the solution:

Multiple cameras -- unavoidable, so just plan accordingly

Multiple computers -- also unavoidable, but can be networked, or shared etc. combination of problem and solution.

Multiple hard drives -- BIG part of the problem until synchronized. Then, BIG part of solution, especially regarding sharing and enjoying and redundancy.

Oh, you wanted me to answer your question. Ok.

I use Windows, and in Windows Explorer I settled on this directory structure:

..\placeholder dir\another placeholder dir\Pictures\

Then

\2000\01\
\2000\02\
\2000\03\
\2000\04\
\2000\05\
\2000\06\
\2000\07\
\2000\08\
\2000\09\
\2000\10\
\2000\11\
\2000\12\

I repeat this structure for 2001 - 2007.

Then

Under each month I create a folder name with a short descriptive title. Many times I repeat this folder name, or part of this folder name. For example, I have many different copies of \year\month\Kids or \year\month\Misc or \year\month\KidA sport or \year\month\KidB event or \year\month\KidC Bday. This lets me record the "birthday party pics" for different kids in the same year, and for the same kid in different years. I can also record picture taking sessions that happen only once "\year\month\Space Needle trip".

The chronological superstructure suits how I live in the world, how I remember stuff (mostly). For the things I'm not sure of I can "search" for a folder name and get multiple hits "Volleyball" or "Bday" and just get the subset of those folders.

There are exceptions to this method, of course. I have a folder named Misc, a sibling to the year layer of the directory structure. Under this I have \misc\pix and \misc\vids. In these folders I've put a bunch of .... junk stuff that I have accumulated that doesn't really fit anywhere else. At least until I come up with a better way to organize these misfits.

Back to the major structure. I envison adding another feature to the leaf folders described above: ..\year\month\event\outtakes. This will let me segregate the photos of a given event into keepers (focused, composed, interesting pictures) and then everything else. I have a hard time discarding photos unless they're complete crap, but when I'm going through the pictures of an event, it's nice to be able to view and show off the nicest ones first. I can/may even rename the pictures so that they sort properly.

Which reminds me, one of the critical attributes of the files that permit this kind of organization is "Date picture taken". It's in there in the metadata of the file produced by most cameras, even though the default Windows Explorer doesn't show that attribute. This is the hard date I use to determine where/where to put the picture/folder. Not the created date, that's the date the file was created on the disk and I might download from the camera to the computer several different photo "sessions". Not the modify date either. Some cameras don't provide this data, so I wing it.

Even further down the road I envision adding meta data to the pictures themselves, singly or in bulk. Right now the folder says \year\month\kida\bday but the pictures are named DSC00791.jpg. It would be nice to tag the picture with this data too. And with any other useful future search hook. Down the road though...

Did I answer your question? How do you do it? How do y'all do it?


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