Running a little late today. My computer is mega infected with some very mean spyware (surfsidekick). I had thought I got it cleaned off (long process removing all the crap it put all over my computer) but after 2 days of no problems, spybot starts poping up with it trying to change the registry. I set spybot to keep refusing it’s changes, and the stupid thing literally sat there making hundreds of attemts to change the registry. Denial of registry change windows were scrolling so fast across the screen that my vid card could not redraw the screen fast enough and the windows became blank. Cpu usage was pegged too. After a few minutes I managed to get task manager open (it was pretty badlly locked up) and kill the main program for it.
Anyway, it gave me a good reason to get my beter computer set up for the ads which will actually make things faster in the future (its a much faster computer with a recent clean windows install). I had to do new photoshop actions etc. so I hopefully improved things a little. I was scanning at 150dpi, resized to 125dpi, jpeg compression 3. I am now scanning at 200dpi, resized to 135 dpi, jpeg compression 4, and edge sharpening in photoshop. Hopefully it will make item numbers a little more readable.
Another note. In the past I have included best buys and circuit citys mini disks (usally on the camcorder page) in the media tab. I am no longer doing this (unless someone requests that I do). they are still in the stores scans though, usally on the same page as the camcorders.
We have a few choices for media this week. verbatim light scribe dvd at bestbuy. verbatim cd, dvd single and dual layer in a few pac sizes at office max. sony’s at compusa (and wallgreens but there price is high). cvs has maxel 10 packs for 6.99$. I know its not a good price but its about the cheapest I have seen potential maxeel003’s, and I really want to try them. I would rather have a 5 pack for half that price though as its too expensive to buy a lot. anyway, I know, shut up and just give us the link, lol.