We found an old roll of film the other day and had it developed. We
didn’t get a photo CD with the development, so I have been meaning to
scan them. The scanner doesn’t work in Linux so I have to reboot into
Windows to do the scanning and I have been putting it off, but today
seemed like a good day to get it done.
I didn’t want to spend all day in Windows so I installed the scanner
software on my laptop, then I hooked the laptop to the scanner and
used `rdesktop` to remotely connect and control the laptop from Linux.
Scanners are made to scan photographs but they don’t do a good job. If
you are not very careful when placing the picture and closing the lid,
your scans will be crooked. I had a lot of pictures to scan and didn’t
have a lot of time to be careful. I needed something else.
First I tried holding the pictures up against the edge while I scanned
but my fingers showed on some of the scans. So I tried to copy the
pictures with my digital camera but I couldn’t find a good light
source. Finally, I made a picture scanning jig out of some masking
tape, a clear ruler, and a square. It worked out pretty good.
This roll of film had pictures from everywhere. I think the roll
started while Hailey was in Houston for her EEG monitoring. Here we
see that Hailey can look pretty even when she has many electrodes
attached to her head.
There are a lot more pictures [in the album]. This is one of my
favorites, it looks like Hailey has a mission.