A Scan Plan

The best way to attack a big scanning project is to make a plan.  If you have a lot of images decide on a goal, organize your images, and do a little bit every day.  Scanning can be boring, tedious and frustrating work especially if you’re starting out and want to do it right.  Your arms, back and shoulders will hurt from standing hunched over (or sitting) at your computer and scanning image after image, and you will get really frustrated from time to time and end up swearing at your scanner and family members or friends.   This is why you want to be ready to work on a project like this, and have a very clear goal in mind as you move forward…

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How To Start A Blog

The start of my first blog roughly coincided with the beginning of 2009 and the halfway point in a long term temp assignment took to hold me over between freelance gigs in February of 2007.  Other than a regular paycheck the only major saving grace of the assignment was that with minimal expectations I had about 6 hours of quiet time every day to get my own work done.  I wasn’t entirely without responsibilities but there always seemed to be long stretches of downtime bookending periods of furious activity the effect of which was enervating in a way you can only imagine if you were there.  Other than quit, I had two options.  I could sit and stare at the ugly partition walls all day, or find a better way to channel my ennui.  So, I decided to learn how to blog.

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