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5,000 views! January 29, 2009

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Today, The Mike Chimeri Blog crossed the 5,000 view mark!  Thank you, as always, to everyone that has visited this blog.

Scanning complete! January 28, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Pets, Photography.
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On Saturday, I finished scanning all my old photo album pictures.  After making a backup data DVD of all the files, four weeks of hard work were complete.

Sunday night through tonight (Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning), I separated all the pictures (after copying and pasting them) into different folders by year and date in the year.  For example, there was a “1998” folder which featured “4-24-98” and “7-13-98” subfolders.

Then, I copied and pasted any pictures of my late male Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Cocoa, to the “Cocoa Memorial Folder” that I created two years ago after he was put to sleep.  (That day and the days and weeks that followed were hard on me and my family.)

It was quite a trip down memory lane with all the pictures I scanned.  I went from April 1982 to New Year’s Eve 1991 to July 1994 and all the way to September 2004.

Before going digital in October ’04, I had three different 35mm (millimeter) cameras, plus an additional camera that wasn’t mine.  The first one was a Minolta F10.  I got it in October 1994.   The downside to it was the lack of a zoom.  My second camera, which I got in 1997, was an Olympus Accura Zoom 105.  As you can tell by the name, that one did have zoom capabilities.  When it stopped working, I used a Canon Rebel G (I don’t remember the exact model) that featured a regular lens and a telephoto lens.  That camera was my father’s.  I switched from that and the Olympus in ’99 and 2000 for any sporting events I went to.  In December 2000, I got a Nikon.  I don’t remember the exact model for that either because I lost it.  What I liked about this one was the datestamp.  By the way, it also had a zoom.  Though I lost the Nikon, I still have the Minolta F10 and Olympus Accura stowed away in one of my dresser drawers.  I guess I keep them for sentimental value.

My next post will come when this blog crosses the 5,000 view mark, which should happen any hour now.

Scanning away… January 14, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Photography.
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Since December 26, I have been busy scanning pictures from photo albums.  The pictures in them date back to July 1994, with a few from earlier than that, and up to September 2004.  As of now, I am up to May 2000.  I have five photo albums left to scan with approximately 1,400 pictures combined in them.

Outside of that, there has not been much going on in my life, which is why I haven’t posted since New Year’s Day.  But if anything interesting happens to me, or if anything happens that interests me, I’ll post about it.

Happy 2009! January 1, 2009

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Happy and Healthy New Year to all!  Here’s hoping I am happily and gainfully employed in broadcasting in 2009.  And hopefully, in that case, I’ll still be allowed to blog.