Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Scanner What Ate My Brain

In case you've been wondering about the scarcity of posts the past few days, this is the reason, right here. This device, and these gawdawful 24 hour days, have conspired to make all my spare time just fly away.

I don't generally write tech posts because... Well, you could put all I know about technology in a thimble and still have room left over for what I know about math, physics, and relationships. But I know what I like, and I like this. In fact, I like this a Hell of a lot more than the cheesy line that preceded this one.

Having spent the better part of four hours last night scanning some black & white negatives I haven't seen for fifteen years back to life I was struck by what a revelation it was to see people and places I hadn't seen in so long emerging pixel by pixel from the past. Then I scanned some photos from prints, made a few PDFs, and scanned a slide. By that point it was well after midnight, and somewhere along the way I'd lost another four hours.

I can see how this is going to quickly become my favourite toy; it's technical name is the Epson V350 but they call it Perfection. Now, so do I.
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