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Monday, July 07, 2008

America Responds To Surging Gas Prices

This was on the NBC's Nightly News Sunday, July 6th, click to see this video:

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Found the Coolscan 5000...

In stock at B & H Photo in New York, it came in last Tuesday on the 5th of February. I was willing to get this film scanner elsewhere, wherever it might pop up in stock-but glad and surprised that it arrived at trusty B & H first. I've gotten cameras, flash systems, film and other photo supplies there off and on for 20+ years, so when I had seen it "in stock", I ordered it before I'd gotten the email alert. Gave them a call, had a few questions, spent a little time-good experience, that was that. My wallet weightless, floating around like a magic carpet, as it again has nothing left to keep it grounded.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

2008 PMA show ... economic stimulus package rebate...

This February, the Photo Marketing Asssociation will have their convention in Las Vegas. I've pretty much decided on upgrading my SCSI connected Microtek Artixscan 4000t for one of the Nikon Coolscan scanners, and they're hard to find.
My desktop's XP Pro is telling me there might have been an installation problem so my scanner won't work. That little pop-up is right. There's nothing wrong with the scanner itself, something with the registry or .ini file...whatever it is, I'm not touching it, having been through enough with upgrading the desktop from dual booting to just XP Pro. Anyone interested in an Artixscan 4000t for a good price, let me know.

I've been reading about the different scanners out there, I'm a Canon girl at heart-since the '70s, so I've never thought about the Nikon scanners. I'm looking at the Coolscan V but preferrably the 5000 new, so there goes that rebate...

So after calling a round, I called a store out west, Power Max, the CS rep tells me she thinks Nikon is fixing to come out with upgraded film scanners. "They're keeping quiet about it-that's what they do" she said, well I guess so-makes perfect sense, PMA in February.

I also called Nikon, they say the Coolscan V doesn't batch scan, but I read where a few users are batch scanning. What gives? Any Nikon Coolscan V or 5000 users care to comment, especially about batch scanning and the Coolscan V, be my guest. I'll post what happens in my hunt.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

First Post


This is my first post to this blog, a corner where I can keep a record of events or anything in general, no matter how small or unimportant they may seem, "record" being the operative word. A place where I might jot down my take on life and my environment, southeast Louisiana, and national or world news yet not necessarily posting to this space everyday.
There's a photo of my cat, Alexandra.