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.... Besides, she sent an email saying,

essentially, that she likes me more than she likes FlagMan. So there....

OK, I'm going to be in my room with the door closed curled up in the fetal position now for a couple weeks... :)

Attaboy Tom, you wrapped the thread-page. That officially lets me off the hook

for anything I did on Page 58. Woohoo!

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.... Besides, she sent an email saying,

essentially, that she likes me more than she likes FlagMan. So there....

OK, I'm going to be in my room with the door closed curled up in the fetal position now for a couple weeks... :blink:

Attaboy Tom, you wrapped the thread-page. That officially lets me off the hook

for anything I did on Page 58. Woohoo!

You're my hero, Harmon!! No extra aitch!!! Man, my thumb tastes good... :)

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.... Besides, she sent an email saying,

essentially, that she likes me more than she likes FlagMan. So there....

OK, I'm going to be in my room with the door closed curled up in the fetal position now for a couple weeks... :anicute:

Attaboy Tom, you wrapped the thread-page. That officially lets me off the hook

for anything I did on Page 58. Woohoo!

You're my hero, Harmon!! No extra aitch!!! Man, my thumb tastes good... :)

Don't forget the Clean-Slate Rule ... once a thread-page wraps

then all sins and aggravations of preceding pages are forgiven.

I really like that rule.

 

By the way, Tom, next time you go fetal try a baby-binkie.

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Don't forget the Clean-Slate Rule ... once a thread-page wraps

then all sins and aggravations of preceding pages are forgiven.

I really like that rule.

Exception to the Clean-Slate Rule: The Clean Slate Rule does not apply if some dadburn fool drags the "sins and aggravations" (e.g. D-Jollyman's bum) of preceding pages on to the top of a new page...

O please, doesn't that simply mean that a brand-new offense has been committed?

 

On the other hand I do see your point that perpetuating an original sin of the

"D-Jollyman's bum" variety calls for exceptional measures.

 

So be it, the Clean Slate Rule is hereby amended as proposed with the

stipulation that the re-post must appear as the very first entry on a new page.

 

By the way, James, I note that you haven't yet posted a photo of your scar and

bruises.

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By the way, James, I note that you haven't yet posted a photo of your scar and bruises.

True. I figured this crowd just isn't ready for it...

 

Actually, the scars aren't all that impressive. There are 7 in all but they are all pretty small. The operation was done using a Da Vinci robot -- which means that my ribs are intact and I do not have the tradtional zipper scar down the middle of my chest.

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By the way, James, I note that you haven't yet posted a photo of your scar and bruises.

True. I figured this crowd just isn't ready for it...

 

Actually, the scars aren't all that impressive. There are 7 in all but they are all pretty small. The operation was done using a Da Vinci robot -- which means that my ribs are intact and I do not have the tradtional zipper scar down the middle of my chest.

Did they take any photos using that nano camera? When they did my knee I got some photos of the insides of my knee. Of course, those photos were a lot like modern art in that I would turn my head in different angles while looking at different objects in the photos and ask myself "What the heck is that thing...." :)
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By the way, James, I note that you haven't yet posted a photo of your scar and bruises.

True. I figured this crowd just isn't ready for it...

 

Actually, the scars aren't all that impressive. There are 7 in all but they are all pretty small. The operation was done using a Da Vinci robot -- which means that my ribs are intact and I do not have the tradtional zipper scar down the middle of my chest.

O no! not the dreaded De Vinci Robot ... that would be as bad

as rippinig medical tape and those danged contact-pads off of a hairy chest.

 

Say, I have a couple of granddaughters that are of the age for applying play

tattoos so if you really want a zipper-scar .... On the other hand I can help

you with a fitting appearance for your scar photos ... with Photoshop anything

is a possibility.

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But of course. :) I have often contemplated doing a Yrium series for GeoDogs, but never got it off the ground.

Hi FlagMan,

 

Read through Yrium Card posts for background/tips and after creating some prototypes came to the conclusion I’d rather be caching than making cards. Did come away with a new appreciation for the work y’all have been doin’.

 

Was using HP ArcSoft Collage Creator and MS Photo Editor rather than Adobe Photoshop. Found some 3 mil laminating sheets/pouches (cold) at S* and had laser prints done on both reg and card stock. If I tried again :) I’d simplify fonts and designs focusing on contrasting colors.

 

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Was wondering if you or someone could advise:

1) Paper-Acid free/Regular/Card?

2) Ink-Jet/Laser?

3) Duplex/2 sheets printed and laminated?

4) 3 mil or?

5) Software/technique used for front/back card layouts to match up?

 

Thanks in advance!

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But of course. :) I have often contemplated doing a Yrium series for GeoDogs, but never got it off the ground.

Hi FlagMan,

 

Read through Yrium Card posts for background/tips and after creating some prototypes came to the conclusion I’d rather be caching than making cards. Did come away with a new appreciation for the work y’all have been doin’.

 

Was using HP ArcSoft Collage Creator and MS Photo Editor rather than Adobe Photoshop. Found some 3 mil laminating sheets/pouches (cold) at S* and had laser prints done on both reg and card stock. If I tried again :) I’d simplify fonts and designs focusing on contrasting colors.

 

forumy.jpg

 

Was wondering if you or someone could advise:

1) Paper-Acid free/Regular/Card?

2) Ink-Jet/Laser?

3) Duplex/2 sheets printed and laminated?

4) 3 mil or?

5) Software/technique used for front/back card layouts to match up?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

1) Paper-Acid free/Regular/Card? I use acid-free cardstock I get from Staples, or any other office supply store. I think there is an early post to the Yrium Card thread that has the exact specifications for the paper that Yrium used, and I use that same paper.

 

2) Ink-Jet/Laser? I use ink-jet to print

 

3) Duplex/2 sheets printed and laminated? I print the front and then turn the sheet over and print the back

 

4) 3 mil or? I used to use 3 mil but recently have gone with 5 mil

 

5) Software/technique used for front/back card layouts to match up? I just use Word templates. I'll send you what I use. This happens to be the hardest part for me. I can never seem to get this just right without lots of trial and error. There is probably a better way to make this work, and I'd be open to suggestions!

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... came to the conclusion I’d rather be caching than making cards.

Travelita,

 

Seems like you caught on a lot quicker than the Yrium-card production team.

If you do keep at it then your idea of doing dawg-cards will turn out to be a

smart choice. Depicting people has more dangers than doing dawgs I suspect.

 

I've been blessed with the opportunity to design quite a few Yrium cards. On

average it takes about ten hours to research and develop a decent photo

layout, ranging between eight and twenty hours as I recall. Doing people-

cards involves a lot of research and coordination. The challenge is to learn

enough about an honoree to fairly represent the essence of their nature and

notable interests.

 

We are working on a new release this very week. There has been at least

fifteen, maybe more, email exchanges between FlagMan, the recommending

party, and me in order to derive a decent layout for the new card. My routine

is to work on layouts late in the evening before bedtime. Many times I get

back out of bed soon after retiring and return to the layout with some bright

idea that my pillow whispered to me. ... I know, that's just the way I am.

 

Once an approved layout has been developed the back-of-card information

must be written and FlagMan must do his part which includes framing the

layout, printing and laminating the first-release cards, and placing of the first

release cards into Max's Favorite Park Geocache. Of course FlagMan

also issues a new uDesignit card from time to time and always places it on

the peak of some high mountain. ... did I mention the extra effort that goes

into the many "misprint" cards.

 

There's a lot of effort that has gone into the many Yrium cards, that's for

sure. Must be one of those things called a labor-of-love. Truth is that there

are few dedicated Yrium-card collectors. Far fewer are the really serious

collectors that hold a complete or near-complete set of the cards. My own

collection has one hole in it ... the DevHead red-stapler misprint card that

I'd kill for.

 

Anyway, follow your heart about putting effort into a sustained offering of

collector cards. Good luck to you if you take the fall.

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This just in ...

 

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FlagMan diving into Middle Sister?

 

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Time passes (3-seconds) ... FlagMan exiting Middle Sister.

Due to digital camera delay I wasn't able to get a shot of him

actually in the water.

 

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FisnJack ... such a relief to be on the trail to Cedar Falls?

 

More later ....

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OK, Harmon, you asked for it!!!

 

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Why I oughta ....

 

I notice that you didn't post the photo where I'm actually swimming.

 

 

Sooo, Harmon.................Where is that new Speedo you bought for those water aerobic classes?

Tom seems to have forgotten his also!

 

Beautiful pictures, what a treat!

 

Splashette :mellow:

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OK, Harmon, you asked for it!!!

 

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Why I oughta ....

 

I notice that you didn't post the photo where I'm actually swimming.

Sooo, Harmon.................Where is that new Speedo you bought for those water aerobic classes?

Tom seems to have forgotten his also!

 

Beautiful pictures, what a treat!

 

Splashette :mellow:

O yeah, th' Speedo ... I forgot to pack it. Notice that I didn't forget

my inner-tube ... it's built in init?

 

Thanks for your support Janie ... thanks a lot.

 

"Treat" huh? Why I oughta ....

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This just in ...

 

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Another panorama from Middle Sister marshland. Look really, really hard

and you can see the trail descending the nearest ridge where the three

ridges intersect, maybe. Good time to be honest I suppose, yes indeed,

FlagMan did dive into the pool in manly fashion.

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...if you take the fall.

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Thanks FlagMan and Harmon. The fall was rough but at least there was an ending, i.e. Limited Edition. I produced 4 numbered sets, 1 set labeled Special and my :) set labeled travelita. Each card has a frog cut-out punch and metallic sticker on it. Wanted to use Glow-In-The-Dark Gel but didn't get around to applying it. I used hot press 5mil laminate and passed on duplex printing after techs couldn't get FM's sample to line up. I've programmed complex forms using these high speed printers so I know what's involved but rather than relying on their set-up in the future, I'd create a fresh template first. More whitespace at borders works well too. Thanks for the adventure. Sock Puppets next! :unsure:

 

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...if you take the fall.

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Thanks FlagMan and Harmon. The fall was rough but at least there was an ending, i.e. Limited Edition. I produced 4 numbered sets, 1 set labeled Special and my :) set labeled travelita. Each card has a frog cut-out punch and metallic sticker on it. Wanted to use Glow-In-The-Dark Gel but didn't get around to applying it. I used hot press 5mil laminate and passed on duplex printing after techs couldn't get FM's sample to line up. I've programmed complex forms using these high speed printers so I know what's involved but rather than relying on their set-up in the future, I'd create a fresh template first. More whitespace at borders works well too. Thanks for the adventure. Sock Puppets next! :unsure:

 

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Welcome to the crazy world of collectables. Inquiring minds want to know more about

the glow-in-the-dark gel, did you mean to apply that to yourself or to the cards?

 

I see that you discovered the Cardinal issue of graphic design ... "More whitespace at

borders." In the case of Yrium-card layouts the moment-of-truth is when Tom tries to

merge my photo-layout with an Yrium frame. This issue came up once again on the

soon to be released TNG #5 card; however, Tom wanted more background image

rather than whitespace in order to fill in to the irregular inner-edge of the card-frame.

 

So will your releases be random and at the top of our highest peaks? ... a Travelita

sock puppet you say? What size?

 

Harmon

 

p.s. Here's a little teaser for everybody, an advanced look at a tiny bit of TNG #5.

 

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p.s. Here's a little teaser for everybody, an advanced look at a tiny bit of TNG #5.

 

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Looks a little dark to me. How about some of that patented SD Rowdies Photo-Enhancement technique?

How's'is?

 

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Oddly enough it's exactly like another part of the TNG #5 layout.

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This just in ...

 

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Active Senior: That means that there's a pulse and that core temperature is above ambient.

 

Greetings from Baldy & Goldilocks, Hot Tubbers, and SD Rowdies doing the Wrights-Field thang.

 

Wanna see our scars?

 

"You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. - Mary Shelley"

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