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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Late to the Technology Party

It finally occurred to me to see if PSPA could create a video cd, and sure enough, it can! I did a test run yesterday and our dvd player reads it just fine, so I put all the Parental Tour pictures on three cds, and we inflicted vacation pictures on TxB last night on the big tv.

The best part about our setup is that the tv can show the pictures from the dvd player while the receiver plays sound from cable television, so we put on a digital music channel and let the pictures run. It's kind of like having a screen saver with music. I'm really impressed with the quality of the pictures, too. They're full screen and quite sharp. I expect there are various settings to be made in PSPA to add transitions or text screens or whatever, but I'm pretty happy with just the default. I think I'll be making lots of vcd's in the future :-) It's much more fun to watch them in the living room on a big screen than in the office on a little monitor.

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