Sunday, January 22, 2006

Digital Dilemma

Thanks to the Santa Ana wind conditions here, it was a beautiful day for a run. Although it was breezy in my part of town the sky was clear and we have a beautiful view of the San Gabriel Mountains. I wish I had taken my camera with me. Since I live down in the San Gabriel Valley, the winds are not as severe as they are in the canyons and passes. I am really glad we live where we do. We used to live out in Rialto, just below the Cajon Pass. The wind howled through there like nobody's business. For some reason high winds just about drive me crazy. I certainly don't miss it.

I went over to my usual route. It's down between two hills and fairly well protected from the wind. My wife and son went with me. They dropped me off at the corner and went on to my mother-in-laws. The plan was for me to get my run in and meet them back there to look at my pictures from India.

All my photos from India are digital. My son and I had copied them from our computer onto a CD. Grandma's computer couldn't read it. They drove back home and the older son formatted another CD differently but it still wasn't readable on Grandma's computer. We don't really understand what's going on. I guess they will have to come over here to see the pictures on our computer some day. Earlier in the week I had made a copy of the pictures on CD for my son's History teacher. He doesn't know if the teacher was able to view the photos or not. I also have to decide whether I want to print any of the pictures. My wife is big time into scrapbooking and has already mentioned that she wants to make an India scrapbook for me. She bought background paper and India stickers before I ever even left. She will need hard copies to make the scrapbook. I really like the convenience of the digital camera but it was easier, or so it seemed, to share the photos the old film and paper way.

Weekly miles: 24
2006 miles: 24
Lifetime mile: 3470.3

2 comments:

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Hi Darrell.
I don't know much about putting photos on CDs but I know hubby was doing some to DVDs and had to mess with the recording format to get them to work in our DVD player.

Rae said...

Hi Darrell! We use Shutterfly to print our digital pics. You can get a lot of different coupon codes off the internet so we end up getting most of them for free, just paying for shipping. They turn out GREAT!