It’s certainly been a while since I last went to any PC fairs held around
KL. Think the last one I went to was back in 1999 when I pre-ordered
a 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 video card. Anyways, I headed there this
afternoon with Justin. I wanted to look for CD-Rs as I really needed to
unload all those junk I downloaded off the ‘Net from my hard disk.
Justin wanted to look for an iPAQ PDA expansion sleeve so that he
could use that wireless card on his iPAQ. Somehow or rather, it ended
up with both of us getting a scanner (a Microtek ScanMaker 3800)
each! It’s a rather nifty scanner, I’d say. The scans look sharp and crisp
to me and the colors need only some minor adjustment after scanning
(nothing the ‘Auto-level’ function in Photoshop can’t handle!). The nice
bit about this scanner is that it’s also able to scan film negatives and
transparencies as well. Now you’d be thinking for something like this it
might have costed us some. You’d be surprised to learn that we got it
for RM 335 each (after a hard bargain with the salesperson from RM
359). It uses the USB interface, comes with some decent photo-editing
software and such but I didn’t bother installing them since Photoshop
has TWAIN support and I’d rather do it from there instead. With that
now, I can put all my photo collection onto a more lasting digital
medium (i.e. CD-ROM) and save them from getting weathered over
time. Oh yeah, I did manage to get those CD-Rs too! :)