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#6401 - 08/14/03 08:29 PM Re: A climbing area from a different perspective [Re: GwenL]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
I'm a USAF pilot, work at our embassy in Chile


i.e. you really work for the CIA?



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#6402 - 08/14/03 10:34 PM Re: A climbing area from a different perspective [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Judge11 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 1152
Uh oh, Nick...
If your posts stop, the answer was yes.

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#6403 - 08/14/03 10:46 PM Re: A climbing area from a different perspective [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
GwenL Offline
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Registered: 10/06/02
Posts: 326
Loc: Reno, NV
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i.e. you really work for the CIA?




i.e., in a word, "no."

I'm the Air Attache. I work for the ambassador. And here's the real nice part of this job. He's a climber, too. Came here as a hiker, we're turning him into a mountaineer.

Gwen

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#6404 - 08/14/03 10:51 PM Re: A climbing area from a different perspective [Re: oenophore]
GwenL Offline
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Registered: 10/06/02
Posts: 326
Loc: Reno, NV
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GwenL, I'm almost surprised that you aren't asked, "How can I get to be a military attaché?"




I am, often. Step one, you gotta be in the military. And it's generally fairly senior officers, lieutenant colonels and colonels. There's a possible downside, also. We have attaches just about everywhere, and that includes some pretty dismal places. Ever thought of taking your family to Albania? or Pakistan? Or living in Afghanistan? Rwanda? Mali?

Gwen

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#6405 - 08/16/03 01:13 AM Re: It's ice season down here [Re: GwenL]
GwenL Offline
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Registered: 10/06/02
Posts: 326
Loc: Reno, NV
Went ice climbing again today. Took this picture from inside the waterfall.

Gwen


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#6406 - 08/16/03 01:31 AM Re: It's ice season down here [Re: GwenL]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
Now THAT looks Photoshopped!

Great pic, but you're killing us with these ice shots, while it's 92 F up here.

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#6407 - 08/18/03 06:29 PM Re: help! [Re: Mike Rawdon]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
got some spectacular shots from my Tetons trip. unfortunately, I can't post them because they are (considerably) larger than 100,000 bytes (or whatever the damn limit is). They range from 184K to 600+K. They are slides that were scanned in on a slide scanner. Anyone have any advice on how to reconfigure them to make them post-able?
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#6408 - 08/18/03 07:20 PM Re: help! [Re: nerdom]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
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got some spectacular shots from my Tetons trip. unfortunately, I can't post them because they are (considerably) larger than 100,000 bytes (or whatever the damn limit is). They range from 184K to 600+K. They are slides that were scanned in on a slide scanner. Anyone have any advice on how to reconfigure them to make them post-able?




Les,

Do you have access to any photo editing software? Most PCs these days come with some sort of photo editing software already loaded. Also, many slide scanners come with software that should have the ability to resize the image as well. Did you do the scanning ... or your friend? You could ask the friend for smaller files sizes ... or ....

Usually you can easily resize any image file with even basic photo editing software. I use Photoshop Elements which is the 100 buck version of Photoshop. It retains about 90 percent of the features from the full version and is more user-friendly.

Bascially, no matter what type of software you are using, you open the image and then check Help to find how to resize the image. You can often reduce the number of pixels per inch as well to reduce the file size ... and then when you save the new, smaller file you can often select the amount of jpeg compression you want. (More compression, lower quality, but smaller file size.)

Photoshop Elements will keep track of the file size at each step.

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#6409 - 08/18/03 07:50 PM Re: help! [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
okay, thanks to all for the advice. The only way I've figured to do it os through Corel Presentations, which gets the files to a manageable size, but I'm unable to control the dimensions, i.e. the images are slightly compressed on the vertical plane, making everything look a little squished. I'll post one or two and see what happens.
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#6410 - 08/19/03 01:46 PM Re: DSB, Mt. Moran [Re: nerdom]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
Thanks to computer-wiz strat, who magically shrunk my files from several hundred thousand bytes to a mere 36K or so!

This is me a couple of moves into the A1 (5.12a) 10th pitch of the Direct South Buttress on Mt. Moran.


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