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Posty post: 99% content-free

Partly, this is to show off my new icon. pixel_876 put up a tutorial showing how to make a postage stamp icon. Some of it was lost in translation from PhotoShop to GIMP, but I did figure out a couple of things I didn't know how to do before. So yays there. (BTW, get it? Posty post? ?? :P )

I granted a Giftmas wish to sassylidge in icon form as well.

Still pimping my icon journal at mandydaxicons. I'm even taking requests there if you watch the comm. *Cheers*

On RL fronts, I'm going to go be in a pool tourney tomorrow (if anyone shows up... e_e;;). I kind of miss being in a league where I play every week. I usually only get any play in on the weekends with P at home. We'll see if my game in "on."

Weather: effing cold. Watch out east coast, you're buring karma at both ends.

Oh, and P and I were talking about her photography. She had a dream where we set up a website and we sold over 20,000 in the first month. We both quit our straight jobs for doing that full time, and she paid for my health insurance, too. ^_^ Seriously, she has a lot of beautiful nature pix and has been thinking of selling some. I was thinking that I could make some of the graphics for the site (tho I don't think I want to manage a web-store), and watermark the thumbnails. She's totally convinced that people will print out the pix themselves if she puts up even a 300x400 thumbnail w/o a © watermark. Not a bad idea, tho, and I could find out how to write a macro for the GIMP to do it in one step. On the same front, she wants more storage for the photos. She takes 8MP pix, and that adds up fast. She has an 80GB HDD in her computer now, and I was looking at RAID drives. There's a 1TB RAID with USB ports for expansion at buy.com for about $700. For now, I think I'll stop by Best Buy and get her a nice size external USB drive, like the 250GB I have in my room. Speaking of which, I think I'll back up some files. Been a while, and ookaaaaay, it's about 70% full. teehee ^_^;;

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kyrielle
Dec. 3rd, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah, but if you put up a tiny image, they can't print anything of a reasonable size. Just doesn't have the resolution and looks crappy. ('Tiny' changes depending on what you consider 'reasonable size' of course.)

Might want to check other options - there's a lot of existing sites that let you sell photos you upload there. They take a cut of it, but you don't have to print and ship.
mandydax
Dec. 4th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, exactly.

I didn't realise there was a service like that out there. Might be an option. Taking out the printing a shipping takes a lot of the costs out, too. Ink and postage aren't cheap. I'm pretty sure P was wanting to do matting/framing, too, and she does have the superprinter, but maybe there's a way to get the matting/framing done via middleman. Thanks for the suggestion. ^_^
snakewich
Dec. 4th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
Cute icon! It reminds me of the stamps from The Jolly Postman :)

Is P really thinking about selling some of her photography? I have been looking to buy some art to hang in my apartment.
Does she have any night-time or sunset photos?
I might be interested.
mandydax
Dec. 4th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Cute ^_^

Yeah, she has been for a while. Most of her stuff is wildlife from the area, she also has some exotic animals from a trip to the Houston zoo. She's not much on the nighttime/sunset thing, although her camera has the settings to be put on a tripod and expose for a long time. I never thought to wonder if she could do one of those star-steak photos. If you want to see some (ok, a lot) of her work, I can give you our phone number so you can arrange a visit to the house. She has literally dozens printed, matted and framed on the walls. My night schedule isn't conducive to seeing people when they aren't working. :(
snakewich
Dec. 12th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
Her pictures sound pretty neat!
I would like to see them sometime, if you don't mind.
I could make it on a weekend or a night sometime, I have the 27th through 30th off and could make it anytime those days.
Just let me know what works best for you.
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