Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Weekend Geeking

College work is exhausting - just ask the two sleeping kitties on my lap. We did college stuff before supper, and they slept on my lap the whole time. Then after supper, they've been sleeping again while I worked on college stuff. Just takes it out of 'em, I tell ya.

Been doing heavy-duty geeking of late. I managed to clear out 50GB of crap from my main PC yesterday. I'm trying to get my photos more organized in preparation for the Plustek 7200 that dad & I are buying. I'm going to scan all my old slides into my PC and need to get things more organized before I double (or triple) the quantity of photos. I've installed Picasa (for now) to see if the tagging feature is what I'm needing to help with organization. Not sure if this is the program I'll want, though. I certainly don't want/need the online features. If I want to put photos online, I have Coppermine Galleries for that. I was disappointed to find that their "name tag" feature is only available with their online portion.

So, photo folks - what do you use for photo organization on your PCs? Is Picasa the one? Or is there something else out there? I do have Jasc's Media Center Plus available to me, which has "keywords" rather than "tags." (Well, it's pretty ancient as far as software goes, but it's already paid for as part of Paint Shop Pro 7.5.)

Another geeky thing I did was upgrade phpbb from 3.03 to 3.04. It's the software that my family cookbook uses. And I broke my cookbook. 3 times, in fact. I got better at uploading the backup with each upgrade attempt. But I finally got it upgraded properly. Heh.

With my 50GB extra free space on my PC, I did my third major geeky thing - I installed Virtual Box and Winders 7. I must say, I like Virtual Box a lot better than VMWare. And Winders 7 installed just fine (albeit SLOWLY) as a virtual machine. It's shiny like Vista. And the taskbar looks more like Linux than it has a right to. Heh. (Probably looks different with Aero fully implemented, but I haven't given it enough graphics power for Aero.) I hope Micro$oft doesn't bloat it up before release. It might be the OS to upgrade to (unless I finally discover that I can do everything I want with Linux). I might create another Virtual Box for an Ubuntu install, too. :-)
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