Back from San Antonio! And I’m still waking up at 5-6 on my own after a week of feeding chickens at sunrise…
Texas German Dialect Project
Most of this week was spend on a first draft for poster numero 3.
The main constraints were a high volume of text, and small image sizes. Some of them I expanded in Photoshop using bicubic smoother, but not before experimenting with an old web tool, http://waifu2x.udp.jp/.
I actually had some big ambitions for this: swamped by the 7 different Basecamp threads, I wanted to organize all the submissions into one giant spreadsheet, with categorical cells for status and other details.
I was proud of how it turned out, but then I was informed photo IDs are not high priority enough to demand such a time commitment this week. Hopefully the spreadsheet can find more use in the future.
This is something I struggled the most with this week. The prompt was essentially to prepare a presentation to pitch the significance of Pages to our new STAs. However, I am extremely bad at marketing and PR.
Suloni and I had a long call about the approach, but my outline is still pretty technical and mundane. I might revise it a bit before the final presentation.