Saturday, September 22, 2018

DIY Receipt Holder

What to do with those old receipts.

Thanks to JVC for his excellent YouTube video on re-using old receipts as a free source of typing paper.

Back of a Starbucks receipt

Get a sheet of Legal paper - long works best - an old, or new, Post-It and some tape. 

Tape the Post-It upside down and backward to the legal paper.  Use the lines on the paper to align the Post-It perfectly.

Now line up your receipt to the paper using the gummy bits of the Post-It to hold it down.

Pack the whole business into your writing machine of choice and wax on.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fixing A Scanned Image

How to make a scanned image, even a poor one, look okay.

So even though the quality of the original image is weak because of the poor ribbon, the scanned image is still quite readable.

By adjusting the image size in HTML the scanned image can be made to fit exactly in the space afforded.

Special thanks to the Right Reverend Ted Munk for suggestions.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thanks To Mr. Hanks

A Good Read Can Fix Anything

I really could stand to get a new ribbon.  Apologies in advance for any eyestrain.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mr. Montgomery

Mr. Montgomery established and ran the Bremerton Office Machines business in Bremerton, WA.  This is where I take my machines for service and maintenance.  I never met Mr. Montgomery, but certainly knew of him and his legacy.  Now I place my typers in the capable hands of Paul Lundy who keeps them in tip top shape.  I feel fortunate that small businesses like this can still be available to us in a world that goes too fast.

Here's an article from the local news.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Where Did All The Flowers Go?

Been a while since I posted anything.  Seems to be a bit of a clog in the word flow system.  Got some mental Drain-O going and all seems well for now.  Pretty sure this old Remington could use a new ribbon.