Keywords: Digital photography, Metadata, Annotation, EXIF, JPG, Elderly Senior
My 90 year old father remembers a lot and made a lot of photographs most of which I have digitized from negatives. I thought it would be useful for him to capture his memories by annotating some of the digital photos. I was searching the world for an annotation tool that would be simple enough for him to use - he can type in a text editor but not create a new document. To my huge surprise I found nothing. So after 20 years of programming abstinence I started programming an adequate application in Visual Basic. After a few days I have it ready for him to use.
Now the question is whether anyone else would be interested in using the app and giving me reasons to continue its development. If yes, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that the world is all excited about climate change (proven) and influence on it (not proven) and attempts to reverse the trend (doubtful but harmless) I rediscovered a tiny book from 1977 ("Пленочные отражатели в космосе" Лукьянов = "Foil Mirrors in Space", Lukyanov) which contains a realistic technological concept how to do it. (Disregarding for the moment that any human impact on ecology may bring unpredictable and counterproductive consequences).
The author discusses a concept of foil mirrors in orbit around the Earth which could:
The project would be a giant one but realistic on a global level.
born around 1960and she lived in the city of Vladivostok.
The address (after some detective research and expansion) would be transcribed:
СССР город Владивосток
Ул. Проспект 100 лет Владивостоку 30б Квартира 45
Люда , if you read this, please write svobodat(at)gmail.com
Anaclet, if you see this please write me email at email@example.com
And, Dear Anaclet, this is the letter I had sent you in 1992 to the last known address in Dar-Es-Salaam:
it is a long time since we have last met or corresponded with each other.
When you were leaving Prague I think you were planning to spend another year or so in the USA. I wonder whether you have succeeded.
As for me in 1989 I have married a wonderful girl. Her name is Jana and she is very good at music. We expect our first baby in April.
Also in 1989 as you well know some things in our country have changed. The communists are not in power any more and the political school you have attended has been turned over to a sport/athletics institute. We do have more freedom now but not everything is perfect. The bad effects of communism on our country are very long-lasting and extremely difficult to delete.
And many of the past commanders and directors are still in their jobs - they make any progress very difficult. This is the price for a peaceful revolution. Had all the communists been put to jail all would be much simpler. But we do not want to cause damage to people so they are left free.
Dáša - the black haired girl who played the organ at st. Václav has married a fellow musician and also expect a baby next year.
You certainly remember Milada - the blonde girl who was preparing for her baptism while you were in Prague. After the years she
found a boyfriend in Italy and married him. It was a great and wonderful wedding. We have all rejoiced with Milada at the end
of her troubles concerning her original family & lack of place to live.
I wonder how your work of a journalist is going. This comes to my mind as I have recently installed a computer system in one Catholic newspaper. I hope that your newspaper is succesful.
Please give my best regards to your wife & children and have a Most Happy New Year 1992
Sušická 5/599, 160 00 Praha 6, Czechoslovakia
Bible sometimes yields interesting pieces of timeless wisdom.
My friend VE in his lecture has recently alerted me to a special category of filthy deeds which the Bible in several places describes as „sins crying out to heaven (for revenge)“
The list is:
I find it fascinating that 3 of these sins have to do with social (in)justice
First of all let me get one thing straight: I have loved John Paul 2 especially as the symbol of good against communism.
However the current news that pope F1 has given a go ahead to the process of canonization of JP2 (declaring him a saint) leaves me less than happy. In fact I am convinced that no Pope should ever be canonized for these reasons:
Any canonization is basically a communication toward the public - not toward God. (Luckily enough we have no say in how God relates to the deceased person.) Therefore an intention to canonize should be judged primarily by its impact on the public - and that impact in this case seems dubious at least.
I am sure there are many other ways of looking at the situation. This is just one of them.
(Czech version >>)
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I just decided to put together several variants of cover design for the book I publish. Based on random previous knowledge I turned to www.elance.com . I registered on the site, filled in my requirements and overnight received 20 offers some of them really interesting. I am working with them and so far the results seem excellent.Example: