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Start Thinking About Scanning Your Family Photos

If you’d like to have your family photos scanned and organized sometime in the future, I recommend you start thinking about it now! Family photo projects can take a long time—especially since many people are often involved. I suggest you […]
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Facial Recognition Software and Your Photo Collection

Facial recognition plays an important role in the organizing of my clients’ photo collections. You’ve probably heard about facial recognition technology being used for security purposes to compare people’s faces to known faces in a database. For personal photo collections, […]
office mess after burglary

My home was robbed. My photos are safe!

My home was burglarized on September 28th 2017. The thieves stole 3 laptops and a phone, as well as A LOT of other things. Luckily, they were just ‘things’. The photo shows my office and the mess the thieves made. […]
Kodak A3 scanner with photo album and ruler

So Excited About My New Over-Sized Scanner!

This scanner is huge! I am looking forward to preserving very old albums and photos. The ruler in the photo is 12 inches. I can scan a full page of an album from which the photos cannot be removed. Then […]
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Photos from Mongolia Help Keep Me Connected

My daughter is in Mongolia. That’s so far away! Half-way around the globe. She’s there for school: climbing mountains and helping with water filtration projects in villages. As a student of Outdoor Adventure Leadership, that’s the kind of thing she […]
Macintyre Vimy Memorial France Veterans and dignitaries

Update: Photo on Social Media Solves Macintyre Family Mystery

Update: See the Globe & Mail article published April 17th 2017: Family seeks to reclaim veteran’s medal after finding it up for auction. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/family-seeks-to-reclaim-veterans-medal-after-finding-it-up-for-auction/article34731566 My brother and sister will be visiting the auction house this week. Original blog post: April […]
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Happy ‘Keaster’: Sharing One of My Favourite Photos

This photo has been altered to avoid any potential backlash against my publishing a picture of my unclothed children. I am publishing it with their permission. In the spring of 2002, when my girls were 2 and 6 years old, […]
Macintyre Vimy Memorial France Veterans and dignitaries

Photo on Social Media Solves Macintyre Family Mystery

April 9th 2017 was the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. In honour of the occasion my brother John posted a photo online—shown here—of my grandfather, Lt. Colonel. D.E. Macintyre, walking next to King Edward VIII at the […]