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Tordino – Sorting my photo library

13th December 2022 – Last night was the coldest night in at least two years. Since it is to cold to work in the hold, I worked in the accommodation where I have my pellet heather running.  When you live aboard it is easy to keep it warm. Now I have to drive three times a day to fill up the heather.

A few more nights and we are safe again!

Tordino – Digitalising

30th November 2022 – Nearly every evening, I’m scanning postcards or old documents for the museum. While sorting out the Library today, I noticed how much scan work I still have to do. For the museum MAS in Antwerp, they are looking for volunteers to help them scanning. Knowing how much that needs to be done at their side, it would be much wiser to take a dedicated person into service. If only I had the money, I would do the same….

I installed a second screen to the working computer, so describing a photo will become easier. Photo on one screen, the tool on a second one. It was a job I wanted to do for weeks now…

Tordino – Scanning postcards of French canal and barges

24th November 2022 – Just another day of scanning postcards, today I decided to go for French canals and barges. Sometimes you need a change….

While scanning the cards, it gives you the feeling you want to travel. It once was my plan in 2011 to travel through France. Maybe one day…

Anyway, I have over 600 cards that need scanning. At the moment, I’m doing around 34 cards a day…

Tordino – Server issues and continuing to build the new expo cupboard

5th November 2022 – I have an issue with one of our servers aboard Tordino. After several years of service, it failed. So I installed a new one, it might take some time to have it ready. In the morning I continued with the cupboard. I received the good news that the model of the ex-Aquarel is nearly finished, so that one will fit on the new display table above the cupboard.

Tordino – Getting plywood

4th November 2022 – I went to get some plywood. It is expensive! In the afternoon I drove to Ikea to get two cheap kitchen cupboards for underneath the display table. They were cheaper then the piece of plywood….

In the evening I mounted the cupboards. Enough for today!