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Subject:One casualty isn't so bad
Time:11:08 pm
Last night I cut over to the new computer as my primary desktop machine. Leaving behind 10+ years of accumulated software, data, and other random stuff is challenging, but I'm slowly getting everything installed and working correctly.

Holy crap is Photoshop fast on this thing! The deactivation/activation process for Photoshop sucks, though. I couldn't deactivate it on my old computer, and all it gave me was a numeric error message. Adobe's website didn't help. I finally spent half an hour on the phone with some dude in India to get it straightened out, and he didn't really fix it-- he just increased my activation limit. Bah.

Tonight I dug up printer drivers for both of the printers. I then tried to find a driver for my flatbed scanner, and failed miserably-- it just doesn't exist.
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jellymillion
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Time:2009-07-10 07:59 am (UTC)
I found this when I wanted to reconnect my old Canoscan after a few years' inactivity: the old TWAIN driver model appears to have died somewhere and it's all plug-n-play USB now. Since my old HP printer was dying as well, I bought a Canon multifunction thingummy for about the same cost as the scanner alone back then (about £100). Scans lovely, prints photos (to my untutored eye) lovelier.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-07-10 08:02 am (UTC)
I found a Canon scanner on OneCall.com that I think I want-- it scans slides and negatives as well as prints. That will let me get some of my old stuff onto the computer so that I don't have to rely on the plastic storage tub as an archival mechanism.

It's also "free", since I can buy it with PokerStars frequent player points.
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