Thursday, January 29, 2009

I added Barracuda Networks to my spam list

I find it humorous and ironic that I got tired enough of an anti-spam company spamming that I added them to my list of "filter out."
Eh, there are better products out there anyway.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Mighty B

Back from San Bruno, with the first installment of items located on this recent trip. I've still got more from the first trip to post; I just started this one to show Randy of what I do and to get something done before the end of the month. I'd hoped to have the Franklin Report finished, but no way am I going to finish proof-reading and linking the 30 remaining pages before Saturday. The six and a half pages of this piece were OCRd at NARA between scans and at the airport and the proof reading started on the flight home. Finished last night after a couple of days break time.

So, it's a history of CL-62 USS Birmingham by her then-captain around the end of 1944. An interesting piece I thought.


(By Captain Thomas B. Inglis from "Shipmate", June 1945 Fleet Issue)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I hope you all like CL-62 Birmingham

So, it's been busy, and I haven't made the time to update here recently. Surprise, I'm down in San Bruno again! I'm working on a bunch of projects, one of which lead me to keep an eye out for cruisers. They're not my forte, but I came across a folder for CL-62 Birmingham this morning and it had a bunch of textual records, a history written by her Captain in 1945, a war record, and some other interesting tidbits.

Hadn't planned on spending this much time on her, but it's too good to pass up. I've already done the OCR on the 7-page Captain's report and might get it posted later tonight; at least by the weekend.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

2008 ended a bit chaotically due to weather and a cold. I posted another paint document, this one with formulas of flight deck stain and markings at the end of 1941; this is of interest as it probably covers the colors the carriers used during the battles of Coral Sea and Midway.

I'm not a good proof-reader when sick, so despite having some extra time off progress has been slower than I'd hoped on the Franklin Report. I did get some time during a "hurry up and wait" project at work this week and have it corrected up to page sixteen (out of 50+) and a few more photos added. One complication I discovered was that I was a little rushed or trying to fit too much into as few scans as possible and missed part of damage plate II. Thankfully I figured this out AFTER I had booked a return trip down to San Bruno, so we'll just grab what we need then. That happens to be 19 days from now! :D