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Visio (in pixels) !!

For years I have suffered thru an absence of ‘pixel rulers’ in Visio.
I understand that a pixel is a screen concept, of different dimensions on various display screens… not going into that here. However, I frequently use Visio to construct various image files to fit into an exact space – and resort to using a 2nd program to finally scale my image file to the exact fit ( in units of pixels).

Apparently, in 2008 Noah posted on his blog (ComplexDiagrams.com) an article describing how to deal with this. Unfortunately it was years and years later before I found it (in 2014). But I did, and it works for me, and I will use it often.

A screen shot and quick explanation from Noah :

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(from ComplexDiagrams.com)

Why it works Picas are 6 to the inch. By setting the ratio at 1:16, Visio presents a diagram at 96 picas per inch, the same as the Windows standard of 96 pixels per inch. You could set an appropriate ratio with any of the available units, but it works well with picas, and I find it useful that all units are labeled as p.

Thanks Noah ..!..  /;^)

What?_Another blog?_

Almost as though I had too much stuff for just one blog . . .

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NetSysHax blog with Wireshark header image

NetSysHax is a blog that was established to offer technical stories and solutions that seem relevant. Alex & I work together during our day jobs, but we both like to offer consulting services when those opportunities arrive. We like to share technical insight and solutions, especially when most problems only need the right tools to become a success story.
Self Promotion needs to be a success story too.

I need to post more stuff on the NetSysHax blog, as well as on this one, my RadioActive site. So bear with me as I work on both in parallel (with appropriate cross-links).
Thanks.. Please visit often for new stuff
(or – you can subscribe, and receive email notification of new posts…)
/;^)

even more header images

So the next phase, was to get more of this new batch of pics into header image format, and into the rotation on the blog here. Next I want to make a gallery page on the blog, as well as some calendars. These were all taken in about a 2 hr span along the Blue Ridge Parkway, traveling south from Asheville, NC.

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more new header images

I’ve just added some new header images into the rotation at the top.
These were taken Labor Day Holiday,
on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC.
I’ll try to post more of these pics into a gallery soon.
/;^)

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summer showers, Blue Ridge Parkway