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Old    imac            09-07-2005, 3:33 PM Reply   
Just very proud of all the ridin that I got to see this weekend. Some kids were just throwing it. They were going huge. One guy who just turned 16 this past Sunday, throw a WHIRLY5 for the first time. And some other big tricks. It was pretty to watch. His run is just incredible. Everybody that rode with us inproved in some way, yes even I progressed. Hopefully I can retain what I learned. Usually thats not the case.
I also have to mention that my 3 yr old lil princess. Said that she wanted to wakeboard (I SAID WHAT!!!) She she just turned 3, weighs 28 lbs. And is probably the size of cabbage patch kid.) If I remember correctly they can share clothes. So as surprised as I was to hear that, I jumped up. Grabbed a vest and a board, and put her in them. My best friend (Da GODFATHER) put her on the swim step, had her hold on to the handle, and proceded to tell the driver to get up on the speed. She got her minute of fame. We got our minute of enjoyment specially yours truly, DADDY.

I wish I knew how to place the pictures on here.

(Message edited by imac on September 07, 2005)
Old    derek boyer (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-07-2005, 5:35 PM Reply   
It's great to hear some stoke here! Very cool about your daughter. We just discovered that ours is a mermaid.


Not trying to talk down, but the first thing you need to do is to get the pictures the right size. If you've got a nice camera, you're gonna need to resize them in Microsoft Photo Editor or Paint. If you've got Office installed, you've probably got Photo Editor. Look around in the Programs menu, maybe under Microsoft Office Tools. If it's not there, do a search for photoed.exe and then launch it.

Once in, you can browse to and open your image. Then select Image and then Resize. Change the Units to pixels, make sure Allow Distortion is unchecked, and then change the size of the picture to some figure like 1000 pixels wide (or less). 800 is good, too. Make sure when you save the file, you Save As a jpeg, and then select the Other Options during the save to set the image to like 100% resolution (at first).

MS Paint is available on all Windows machines, but you'll have to resize using the Stretch/Skew tool. You'll have to stretch the size by some percentage in one direction and press okay, then the same percentage in the other direction and press okay. You'll have need to select Save As jpeg option as well.

Now you've got a picture that's the right size on the screen, so you'll have to also make sure it's not too large in terms of file size. Not sure what the magic number is, but it's good to keep them under 100K. After you've resized them, look in Windows Explorer to their folder and see what the file sizes list at (I don't trust the numbers that Photo Ed or Paint display).

If they're over 100K, you'll open them back up in Photoed and then select Save As and then change the other options, resolution to 95% or 90% or whatever it takes to thin the file down to 100K. Again, for file size, only trust what Explorer reports.

Finally, go to WakeWorld and select Upload Attachment. Enter in a 'name' if you like (can be whatever you like, as it has nothing to do with tthe filename.) Then, you'll browse to your freshly shrunken and thinned photos on your hard drive and will press upload. After a few seconds, you'll either get a 'Image Uploaded' or some error. Enter your text in the Post box and when ready to post, select Preview/Post Message.

You can post many pictures in the same post if you like. Biggest hassle is just resizing the photos in the first place.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-07-2005, 6:07 PM Reply   
Nice to hear you had such a great weekend, Mac. Sounds like everyone had a lot of fun, which is what it's all about. Take care - Jeff
Old    imac            09-07-2005, 8:30 PM Reply   

My daughter
on the board
havin fun

Cool thanks for the help Derek.
Old    Anthony Racinelli (aracinelli)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-07-2005, 8:42 PM Reply   
I don't know if she should be a model or a wakeboarder.
Old    Josh Brown (midwestrider)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-08-2005, 1:22 PM Reply   
That's awesome, how does a 3 year old have so much attitude, mommy is high maintenance isn't she
Old    imac            09-08-2005, 3:31 PM Reply   
No, mom is a *****! Just kiddin. We are Divorced. So jokes can fly.
My 3 yr old is a doll. She is always happy and up beat no matter what we are doing. So is my 7 yr old boy. They are both more like their father when it comes these characteristics. Always enjoying ourselfs. And they both are willing to try anything. Well except vegetables, I have a problem there.

And Anthony. I know what you mean. I will have a hard time with her. So I will pay much attention on how you handle your daughter. (LOL) Love ya

Jeff, yea we had a great weekend like we always do. We are always having fun with our friends and family. Like you said " Its what it is all about".

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