Like quite a few people, I dread upgrading Perl on my FreeBSD box. It’s a lot of hassle because it involves rebuilding a large number of dependent ports to use the new Perl. So I was pleased to see this blog entry stating how easy it was with the right tools. So here we go, let’s see how easy it can be…
Well, it turns out that the easy way to get good looking photos is to take them to boots on CDR. They got me 20 4×6 photos for £6 in an hour. And they turned out immensely superior to anything I’d managed. Lovely.
I hate printers. Always have done, probably always will do. Early on in my career, I witnessed a serveral hundred Kg printer crush a mans foot. I am convinced that the printer did this deliberately.
Today’s little task was to print a photo. Nothing too difficult about that you might think. But despite trying several different photos and seemingly endless combinations of settings (how many 4×6 photo card sizes are there?) it’s all to no avail. I have far, far too many wasted little bits of glossy paper (at £7.99 a pack, I’m not too keen on that). I have wasted far too much ink in the damned printer (at £25 a cartridge, I’m even less keen on that).
And for what? Ink all over the printer rollers to foul up any further printing I might want to do. Photos with the top missing. Photos with the bottom missing. Very enlarged versions of the top square centimetre of the photo. In fact, almost everything except a nice, complete, aligned version of the photo.