A triumph of scanning.

Oosterman family in our first 'temporary dwelling'. 1956

Oosterman family in our first ‘temporary dwelling’. 1956

Today the bullet was fired through the church. I bought a scanner. The day held the promise of rain. In an act of contraindication I went to sunny up myself, went to the Good Guys electronics.
Here are the results after hours of just plodding along coping with inserting a disc and downloading the software. I tried about ten times and when I could not find a single beam to hold my weight, πŸ˜‰ I had a quiet cup-o-tea and overcame. Most modern appliances are now wire-free. They apparently connect without cables. The manual and instructions for the scanner-printer can only be read after downloading the ‘software’. (disc)

Top right corner is Frank.

Top right corner is Frank.

My mother and our Daughter in Holland around 2002

My mother and our Daughter in Holland around 2002

I almost took the printer back when I had, all of a sudden, an Eureka moment. Even though the printer-scanner was plugged in and I had inserted the cartridges and diligently followed all the numbered visual instructions, including the arrows throwing plastic bags into a bin and the light was blinking, but it also kept on saying the ‘scanner was not plugged in’. I was at my wits end. When EUREKA . I don’t have wire-free connection and I needed a USB cable. ( not provided)

So here the results of scanning AND storing the pitures.

The first piture is the old one taken of the photo by my camera. The next the same but SCANNED. The following photos also scanned. The scanner is gleaming white and makes a kind of nice purring sound. I am so excited.


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17 Responses to “A triumph of scanning.”

  1. M-R Says:

    Can’t compliment you enough, Gerard ! – totally MARVELLOUS ! You must be tickled beyond words by having mastered the medium – I would be ! πŸ™‚ GOODONYERMATE !!!


  2. gerard oosterman Says:

    Oh, I am so happy. I remember happy, happy. I am so relieved and..I overcame! Thank you M-R.


  3. rod Says:

    What an improvement – you have arrived!


  4. Andrew Says:

    There is a huge improvement, Gerard. So pleased you persevered. You are now on my list of approved IT advisors

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  5. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Laughing here, Gerard. Great job. each and every triumph in the world of mastering computer based equipment and software is a triumph indeed! πŸ™‚ –Curt


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, indeed. I have now taken to bundling the baffling numbers of the cords and cables which takes two people to do. Helvi on top of the table and me underneath. We have each our own equipment but sharing the large table.

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  6. petspeopleandlife Says:

    I’d be excited as well if I had a scanner that worked. πŸ™‚


  7. auntyuta Says:

    I was lucky that Peter was able to connect my scanner. I love using it. Peter has his desk in the living-room, I have mine in our spare room. Often we communicate by sending each other e-mails!


  8. berlioz1935 Says:

    We have the same “Cheap” Canon printer / scanner. Apparently he communicate with my camera too, but I haven’t looked into this aspect. Good luck with it. You can san more than one photo at a time. It sorts them out, but leave a little gap between the pictures.


  9. Lottie Nevin Says:

    And I am very excited for you. Gerard, you do know that you are now leaps and bounds ahead of me in all things technological and possibly more. Fantastic! I’m so glad you got the damn thing to work for you. Lottie needs to pull her finger out and stop being such a luddite πŸ˜€ My technical advisor returns tomorrow – thank goodness, as i’d be lost without him.


  10. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Scanning is ace compared to other ways of reproducing old photos. Our scanner groans and creaks, but I daren’t change it for fear of losing it altogether.


  11. Leya Says:

    I’m happy for you! Tech is not always doing what we want it to do…


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