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    Nice work, Gregg. It's always nice to know that we have a talent/ability that we may have initially been unsure of.

    catherine - your post makes me think of Tammy. I hope she is well.
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    I "attended" a lecture by two local reference librarians who spoke about and showed slides on many genealogy sites and helps. So I learned about some really helpful ones I had not heard about before, or been reticent about trying because I hate having to sign up for access to sites---it just means more email. Some of these did not require a login.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Did my first successful addition and subtraction problems on an abacus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Did my first successful addition and subtraction problems on an abacus.
    Interesting. May I ask why an abacus?

    Okay, just found the answer in the Hobbies thread. Have fun!
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    My husband is learning, too. As he said, it makes you think differently, which is a good thing as we get older.

    I remember hearing as a little kid that abacus users could calculate so quickly, and then when calculators came in, that they could to the abacus faster than a calculator (I'm doubting that) and I always wondered how it worked. Just curious, I guess.

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    I learned that James Beard's ashes were scattered on the beach where I grew up--in Gearhart, Oregon. Also, that he was gay.

    I guess that's not much of a life skill...

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    I learned how to remap color profiles in photos.

    First, photo right off older iPhone, standard Apple color map.



    Second, remapping that to classic Fuji Velvia 50 slide film color response curves, no other edits or exposure changes, which would of course improve it quite a bit, but I only wanted to change one variable:


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    Was it the sky you remapped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Was it the sky you remapped?
    The whole image, across the entire color frequency range, from the Apple-spec curves to the Fuji ones, which have vastly more color saturation. It's sort of fun to be able to recreate the effect of the old film stocks with a digital camera.

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    On Youtube I listened to Tchaikovsky's solo piano piece, "June Barcarolle". I enjoyed the music. Then I learned that Barcarolle is a minor musical genre with rhythmic variation (strong and weak beats) suggestive of the rowing motion of Venetian gondoliers.

    Happy June!

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