One of my hobbies is walking battlefields and that will probably be the major source of posts. Plus I will post about other things that spark my interest, from oddities found while researching to observations on the war.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sorry I've been a little lax lately with my daily postings but I got a new toy. We got a new scanner at work which allows me to scan big batches of loose paper quickly. Then I can turn it into a pdf file. So I've been going through books that I'd previously made copies of, scanning them in and creating pdfs. I'll be able to throw away the paper copy thus saving shelf space. So far I haven't been able to bring myself to throw away the paper copies but I'm slowly pushing that pack-rat mentality aside. I have found one glitch though, it scans pictures in too dark. This is really a scanner for documents. So when its slow at work I've been making digital copies instead of focusing on what my next blog will be.
I am a Civil War nut. I graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2001 with a BA in History. I'm always searching for more knowledge. I buy a ton of books, though space constraints have limited me of late, and I also download a ton of books. I'm always planning battlefield treks as I think these are important to really understanding a battle. Reading only does so much, walking the fields fills in the rest. And when I'm on a battlefield I really walk it. I like to go someplace and take a week to walk everything, get a feel for everything, and take a ton of pictures.