I’ve had a lot of technology over the last week or so. Sometimes, when I deal with a lot of technology, I find old tech comforting.
The image above is of my Mom’s camera, from when she was a girl. I like to look at it and think of the long-gone images and long-gone people once alive in its lens.
The header I’m running at present isn’t cropped as I wanted. My techno-retardedness is rendered a bit more complete by my flailings with the image cropper on wordpress. Once the original image is uploaded it reassures me that I will be allowed to crop it as I want. Yet every time I touch one of the little corner handles the image flips around like a crazed flounder — indeed it even seems to avoid my grasping any of the six little grasping points.
To hell with it, I’m going to go walk the dogs.
But first, a follow-up note — Comcast came today. A very nice technician spent some time crawling around my house running new lines, and gave me a DVR. I’m looking at it now. As it’s kind of long, I may even take a picture of it — if I could crop the darn thing, it is the right shape for a good header.
That little Brownie, for all its lack of digital clarity, took many sun-squinted pictures, dating back to world war two, of good people smiling into the camera for posterity. I hope the Canon I used to take this picture is half as lucky in the people it preserves in digital amber.
And may you all have technologically happy days!