An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 25, 2007

They’re Baaaack

Filed under: Critters — olbroad @ 11:11

UPDATE: Steveegg is a GENIUS! 🙂 Thank you sir!  After much trial and extreme error, I have done it!

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So, it turns out the peacocks actually can get through all the underbrush. Now I’m wondering if I really want them to visit in the morning or not. There were 6 of them out there this morning, pecking at the dirt….AND MY NEW PLANTS! This does not please me. When I opened the front door, they ran…. skittish critters. Does this mean I’m going to have to be up before the peacocks every morning now?

On a different note, I’ve spent a good chunk of the morning trying to cut the size of some pictures to more normal view, instead of having them come out the size of the Great Pyramid. I don’t have any software on this computer that will do it, and Vista sucks. Oh, I’ve said that before, haven’t I. Sorry. Sometimes, I repeat myself.

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3 Comments »

  1. Actually, it does have a relatively-easy way. Open up the pic in MSPaint (it probably will be under “All Programs >> Accessories >> Paint” if I remember the new-style Start button right), then select Image >> Resize/Skew, and type in the percentage you want the image resized to. It would be easier if you could specify pixels instead of percentage, but you fight with the software you have.

    I would recommend not saving it under the same file name though.

    Comment by steveegg — May 25, 2007 @ 11:33

  2. One thing; in previous versions of MSPaint (say, in WinXP, it’s called “Stretch/Skew”, but it does the same thing.

    Comment by steveegg — May 25, 2007 @ 11:34

  3. As for the plants, dunno how effective it would be (no peacocks up here in my neck of the woods), but anti-rabbit fencing might work.

    Comment by steveegg — May 25, 2007 @ 11:39


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