Finally done!

Finally, after a gruelin' long haul, in which we sifted through a staggerin' 13K photo’s we took in New Zealand, I can claim victory.

The numbers:

10842 pictures survived th' cut, totallin' 220GB. About 11%, or 1229, were deemed good enough t' be showcased in a photobook, to be sure. 387 panorama’s were created, with roughly 4000 pictures as a basis. These panorama’s are another 41GB big!

In total, 2167 pictures have been manually edited by me in o'er 9 months time. Auch. And swab the deck! Nay prizes fer speed will be awarded there!

Used tools:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Hugin

Some patience required

Finally, after o'er half a year o' waitin', and stressin' th' vendor t' finally complete our order, th' final pieces o' our table have been delivered!

With o'er 6 months o' lookin' at white inserts in our table, they are today replaced fer th' official slabs o' lay we originally purchased.

Below is th' final result, and fer those who’ve visited us: they look way better. πŸ™‚


Note: yes, we’ve gotten compensation fer th' looooooooong wait. πŸ˜‰

I'm Online!

You’ve probably heard it from others, migratin' from an ISP t' another or new subscribers on a blank line tend t' go horribly wrong.
Missed deadlines, defective modems, weird connection issues, finger-pointin' among th' ISP and line-supplier, etc, I'll warrant ye. The horror-stories are well-known and occur too often.

Not fer me though, I’ve had th' most fluent installation possible.
Scenario: new (blank) analog line, new subscription with third-party supplier. And swab the deck, and a bottle of rum! Pretty simple.

I’ve applied fer a DSL-subscription a month ago, and got notice from th' ISP that th' subscription would be ready th' 7th o' August. Yesterday, th' line were bein' supplied and I installed me modem. (5 minutes  and 3 cables o' work)
It all worked straight out o' th' box!

And t' top it all: th' ISP is only chargin' me from th' 5th day o' subscription, so that’s 6 days o' free internet fer me, avast! πŸ™‚
Maybe I’m lucky, maybe there are nags i’m about t' find afterwards, but fer now th' ISOP charges me Γ’β€šΒ¬15,- per month fer their 20mb-max line. Too bad I’m too far away from th' DSLAM t' get that speed, and me modem is only showin' about 8mbits o' speed.

Oh well, we’ll see what happens if I reroute th' cables inside our house.  πŸ˜‰

August has arrived

It bein' th' first day o' th' new month always lets me reflect th' previous month. Ahoy! A lot o' stuff has happened in July, o' which not all were bein' good.

At this very moment though, th' lubber from th' supplier is installin' our lavabo and th' previously mentioned accessories and he’s due t' be done in a few hours.
I’m really eager t' see what it’s like and how it fits in th' small space that is our bathroom.

Luckily, I’ve been able t' get past all Oracle-install issues and finally got DBXE, SoaSuite, JDev and BAM runnin' one th' very same box.
All is workin' well, and with bein' released just a few days ago, I’m due t' do some more installin' and upgradin' soon, I'll warrant ye. I’ll post some hints and tips t' do some tedious jobs when installin' th' software, as it nearly always fails t' install properly on th' first try. πŸ˜‰

*runs t' th' coffee contraption*

Bathroom: done! – update IV

After a quiet period, th' unexpected has happened: our lavabo has been delivered t' our supplier!

TheY gave me a call a few minutes ago askin' whether they could deliver it sometime this afternoon.
Yeah right, ‘some time’. It should be betwixt 16:30 and 16:45, or else would it not be delivered before Friday afternoon. Out goes all flexibility…

I’ll be headin' off from work early today, which is only a good thin' as me Oracle-installation has been givin' me nightmares th' last few days.
I’m tryin' t' get DBXE, Soa Suite and BAM on one contraption workin', which is kind o' a pain in th' proverbial butt.

Oh well, we’ll see. Tonight some pics I hope!

Postponing DIY

After workin' frantically on th' house t' get it ‘livable’, we’ve decided t' take it a little easier durin' weekdays. Yaaarrrrr, ye scurvey dog! Nay more DIY’in' after work, just dedicated weekend-DIY, and a bucket o' chum. That’ll be good fer our sleep at night, as we have more time on our hands t' do other thin's, like watchin' television, cleanin' up and lookin' after our bunnies & holiday sleep-o'er guinea-pig.

This weekend, there’s some lightin' t' attach t' walls and ceilin's, more cleanin' up, and installin' (digital) TV throughout th' house, with a chest full of booty. I’m already lookin' forward t' havin' completed those tasks. πŸ˜‰