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tws - the end of the party season

icon for the end of the party seasonThe old scanner finally broke, so I'm back on the lash-up system again for this week's strip -- actually last week's strip now, I suppose. Not very Halloweeny I'm afraid, but appropriate enough for just how partied out I feel today after a weekend of gigs and boozing like there was no tomorrow ... which is all very well, until you wake up the following morning and realise that unfortunately there is. A tomorrow, that is. And then another tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow ...

I've already spotted out a suspiciously cheap A3 scanner and yes, damiancugley, I do own an anti-stress pig. It doesn't seem to be helping with the stress, and it smells faintly of damp, but its neck is just the right size to throttle between my thumb and forefinger.

Apparently the Upper Heyford event ended in a fist fight and arrests. Just as well I didn't ask anyone (who might have been playing) how it went ...

Oh, and look ma! I'm a master of contemporary horror!

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crazycrone
31st Oct, 2005 12:08 (UTC)
When I was on the switchboard, we had this thing like a gormless head popping out of a pot for 'stress relief'. It lasted about a week before the rubber split, and the weird gel stuff started to ooze out.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 13:19 (UTC)
I think the pig is
solid inside. They were giving them away free to passers-by, so there were of course many bits of piggie scattered all the way up queen street
alexmc
31st Oct, 2005 12:09 (UTC)
Are you only looking at A3 scanners? I need to buy a new A4 one - preferably with a sheet feeder to reduce the number of old documents which I keep. I have a bunch of dead or dying old ones, and my most recent UMAX scanner doesnt actually work with Windows XP (or MacOSX)
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 13:18 (UTC)
wow, that sounds appealing ...
No, I need an A3 one -- it's for scanning artwork.
smallbeasts
31st Oct, 2005 13:48 (UTC)
Re: wow, that sounds appealing ...
The downside to Mustek used to be driver quality. They don't tend to release drivers to run their older scanners on newer operating systems, and they aren't supported by third-party scan drivers. The last set of Mustek Twain drivers I used had a painful user interface.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 14:03 (UTC)
yes, it's disagreeable, apparently
But I scooted through the reviews and it looked like a manageable level of disagreeability. Also speed and precise colour matching, which isn't such an issue for me.

Normally I'd go for the second cheapest, but in this case? It's a really big jump to the next price point.
percyprune
31st Oct, 2005 12:14 (UTC)
I also have an old A4 scanner in need of a home.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 13:20 (UTC)
nah, I'm going USB and A3
But thanks for the offer
mockduck
31st Oct, 2005 13:01 (UTC)
A3 scanner...mmm... now I have an answer when people ask me what I want for Xmas...
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 13:17 (UTC)
yes!
And a data projector! And a colour laser printer! And a mountain of candy memory stick duos!
mockduck
31st Oct, 2005 14:01 (UTC)
Re: yes!
Mmm technology. So have you got/are you getting an A3 printer too?
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 14:04 (UTC)
rubs hands
not yet, not yet. But the time will come ...
crazycrone
31st Oct, 2005 14:19 (UTC)
Yes, Mmmmmm; A3 scanners!
ceciley
31st Oct, 2005 13:37 (UTC)
Someone brought a stress thing into school the other day - there were several actually, they were shaped like Wotsits - and Sam ate them.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 14:03 (UTC)
ew!
That can't be good for you
benchilada
31st Oct, 2005 14:20 (UTC)
The strip made me kinda sad today.
But I can't be sad, for it is Hallowe'en, and I am a dead game show host.
On the way into work, I got hit by THIS FABULOUS NEW CAR!!!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2005 14:24 (UTC)
snrt
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

OK, you cheered me up.
benchilada
31st Oct, 2005 14:28 (UTC)
Re: snrt
Pics laters today...
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