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New hardware joy!

2009-10-01 21:07:59.832316+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The Epson R200 started dropping nozzles and making weird noises, so I just installed an HP Photosmart C6350. Plug in. Go through wireless configuration. Fire up Ubuntu 9.04 printer dialog, it finds and installs no problem. Open GIMP, open the SANE dialog, there's the scanner.

No more dicking around with CUPS to find the right settings on my server or any of that stuff. Color me happy. Now to see if its as easy with Windows. Somehow I doubt it, but hope springs eternal...

And just to celebrate a scanner that works quickly and easily, here are two from my glory days. The first is a beat up print that started on 110mm film possibly even in a disposable camera, although more than likely one of those waterproof ones with a plastic lens, of me running the put-in rapid of Short Creek in Alabama, the second is me catching air at Double Trouble on the Ocoee with one of my favorite crews (I ran 'em down the river at least twice, and remember them fondly):

And, yes, I probably owe Craig or whoever bought his photo company some royalties from using that image. If anyone has a reasonable claim on the copyright for that, I'm happy to work with you.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-01 21:32:06.49436+00 by: jeff

Great shots, Dan... I remember seeing the waterfall photo before. You were catching some serious air in both!

Interestingly enough, my boss just got back from a whitewater trip in West Virginia last weekend, and I've been thinking of forwarding a photo to you from his trip.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-02 03:25:27.502741+00 by: Dan Lyke

Jeff, I need to digitize some video I've got of a Gauley river run, including a spectacular screw-up on my part at Pillow Rock.

Any idea what river he was on?

Follow-up to the printer/scanner installation: Took 3 reboots of Vista to get the HP drivers installed there. Ubuntu was the clear ease-of-use winner.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-02 13:15:51.976151+00 by: jeff

Dan--I originally thought he was on the Gauley, but I believe he was on the New river.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-02 15:00:06.171081+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've never run the New, but I've looked down on it from the bridge.