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Happy Fathers Day

Father’s Day salute to Larry Sieg…


Them Ol Sieg Boys ..

The photo is from last October in David’s GapCreek ScanimateLab.
We have only aged slightly since then.

Thanks for everything Dad .!.

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 :


(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 ..!..  /;^)

Merry Christmas


The little Conica that could.

I was showing the little Christmas Tree how to take a selfie that would help him to not feel so small. From a low angle, with a lofty background… This is a Dwarf Alberta Spruce. He still has damp roots & soil in the red bucket, and can go live outside in the spring. Likely will never be more than 6 or 8 feet tall. This spruce is also known as ‘Conica‘.


Straight To Ale

Folks used to tell me that if I didn’t change my ways,
I’d go straight to ale.
I may have finally figured out what they meant…


Some seriously good tasting IPA.

You would think I would have found this before now,
but this is currently my favorite local beer.
Get Some, Try It. WoW .!.

Thanks  /;^)