And continuing on that thought…

I was playing around with photos.live.com, added some photos… and clicked on the very nice large bolded “Upload” word twice before realizing that it was simply happy text, trying to guide me towards the upload button. Aghhh.

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Vacation pictures

I just can’t resist sharing some of my favorite photos from our trip to Hawaii. There was amazing snorkeling right outside the condo we were renting, with tons of turtles, fish, and even a couple of eels:       David and I had a lot of fun snorkeling and "diving": This one was from…

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An update on personal stuff

Today is a big day for me. Today, I have been a mother for two entire years. Plus, by a strange coincidence, today I also have a two year old son. All day I’ve been playing the “Two years ago exactly, where was I…” game. Let’s just say it wasn’t sitting in front of a…

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Geeks’ hobbies, and working at Microsoft

Note, that is different from geek hobbies. 🙂 Steve talked about techies having non-technical hobbies. This reminded me of a job I interviewed for a few years ago (in marketing – long story, basically I was tired of the death march to RTM [1] and wanted to do something more customer-centric for a change). In…

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Buy a photo printer or use an online photo printing service?

Printer or service? The answer relies on a combination of your comfort level with digital photo manipulation and color management, the amount of time you have to spare (or are willing to spend on printing), your level of patience/need for instant gratification and the target audience/location for the prints. I’ve owned an Epson 1280 for over two…

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A gem in the Microsoft art collection, and a gem of my own

Yesterday, I stumbled across some great photographs in a building that I spend very little time in. And fortunately, the artist has the pictures up on his web site. It’s a simple idea, writing messages in sand and taking pictures of them, but what I liked was the theme – five photos of encouraging phrases…

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Warning: Don’t make your photos look *too* good

As I mentioned a while back, we recently purchased a home studio setup. We’ve been using it to take pictures for a while, and I recently uploaded a bunch of them to Ofoto for printing. The day after submitting my order, I got an email telling me that they were unable to complete the order…

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Finally went in on a home photo studio

David and I recently purchased a studio setup – backdrops + stand, umbrellas + stand for flashes, and a few yards of different types of cloth for the floor. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for ages, but we were finally motivated due to the birth of the fifth grandchild on my side…

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