I hope your Northern Hemisphere Fall season -- or, if you are in another part of the world, whatever your weather season is -- I hope it is going well!
Soon we will be into the first major holiday season of the 2000s. Amazing how fast time goes by.
Have a good October!
Contact me regarding any matter in this newsletter that causes you concern or you want to otherwise discuss.
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Another example of Using PaintShop Pro: Manipulating Pictures via a Puzzle
I know it seems as if each month I show "only" PaintShopPro examples. It is not an intended result of the prior month's work.... it, just seems that (from a home computer use point of view) a lot of the fun part of my work ends up making use of scanned pictures (images).
In any case, as I worked this month on the SCScompA PaintShopPro lab I put together the following set of pictures. It ended up to be a good set of different pictures that resulted in something demonstrable. If you are not involved, much, with manipulating pictures and want to get started, give the following a look.
If it turns out you want the SCScompA lab and/or the entire set of scanned images that are summarized below: Contact me at email@example.com.
Summary of the example shown by clicking on the later-mentioned link:
If you are interested in receiving a zip of the above set of pictures (including the four scanned parts that I mentioned are quite large) let me know. If you end up putting the pictures together in a better way than I did: Terrific! You will, then, win one prize-to-be-determined-later from me! You could, certainly, use a different picture/image-processing application than PaintShopPro. What you use is up to you.
To see an overview of this example, click on: Puzzle Example from SCScompA using PaintShopPro. It should show you enough to let you know if you want to try the example or execute the SCScompA lab for PaintShopPro. If you don't use PaintShopPro, the lab possibly could be adjusted for use with your personal image-processing program -- although I have not tried the lab with anything other than PaintShopPro.
Don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments on the above or for any related discussion.
Miscellaneous Comments Regarding Home Computer Use Matters that Came Up in September
Contact SCScompA if you have any comments or questions about the above.
Freecell Game/Deal of the Month
We continue, in our household, doing Freecell deals from 1-to-32000! We will NOT accomplish this task. We know that. However, as we go along in our for-fun-effort, yet frustration... I will mention once in awhile specific Freecell deals we find challenging.
Note: If you are running your PC on Windows 98, it is possible you have to specifically install Freecell. Just install Accessories/Games.
Let me know if this Freecell game and the number of times we had to restart to solve the deal is about what you find. If you are going to attack deals 1-to-32000 and want to interact with us in that regard, let me know what thousand-or-so you are going to start with. We have completed deals through 1200. Now, we are attacking 1001-to-2000 and I would recommend you start with 2001! At the rate we are going (a little more than 100 deals a month) it will only take us 24 more years to complete the 32000 deals without your help. If you let us know what you have completed, it will take us less time!
Let me know how YOU do!
If you want to see our list of Freecell Deals 1-thru-what we are working on now and our comments on how many times we had to restart the deal to find a solution, let me know -- or click on: SCScompA Freecell Table of Completed Deals
Or send snail-mail to:
P.O. Box 58223
Raleigh NC 27658
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