Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
A Couple Of Very Quick Points
2. In response I've learned how to do the resizing from the Linux command line. Tonight I'm planning on copying all the pictures from my laptop to my work computer and resizing them remotely.
3. Because anything that can be done from the command line can be automated with a shell script, I expect to have all of the pictures resized within about fifteen minutes of getting home tonight.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Unfortunately we've been, ahem, a little busy lately. What's more, my computer isn't really cooperating. When I open a folder of pictures, Windows Explorer wants to render a thumbnail of every file inside it. Because I've got a whole lot of pictures in each folder, this is a little more than my computer can handle. Consequently, WE crashes every few minutes as I try to sort and rename the pictures. To circumvent this problem I've developed a hybrid approach by which I look at the pictures with Firefox (which sensibly just displays the filenames as html links) and rename and sort them from the command line. This is cumbersome and extremely annoying, not least because I know virtually nothing about the allegedly obsolete DOS command line language, and thus have to have a third window open to a DOS cheat sheet. Anyway, be assured that I am working (slowly) on this and I do hope to have a bunch of pictures up soon.
Friday, March 23, 2007
closed; there's just the barest squirt of blood flow through it, and
they think it's on a trajectory that will have it completely closed
over the next few days. As it has closed, not only has the aortic
coarctation not gotten any worse, but it has actually vanished
completely. Blood flow through her aorta is now entirely normal.
This wasn't really supposed to happen; I'm inclined to use the word
"miracle" myself, but won't hold you to this description. What we do
know is that the inside of her aorta, just below the junction with her
left subclavian artery, had a clearly visible obstruction on Friday,
Sunday, and Tuesday that was clearly not present on Thursday. Call
that whatever you want.
Anyway, soon after the echo our cardiologist pronounced Ainsleigh
healthy and ready to come home. After some paperwork and infant CPR
training, we left the hospital at about 6:15 yesterday afternoon. By
7:00 we had our daughter at home --- still two days before she was
technically "due" to be born. We have some follow up to do with
cardiology (she's still got those septal defects, for instance), but
she appears to be healthy and happy to be at home.