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scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:23 AM
Here is my noble effort:
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/HandwrittenSP.jpg
I love my gadgets. :D

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 12:29 AM
Wow. That's really good.

I have no idea what a PC Tablet is.

Can it take what you wrote and translate it into something usable? Like a Word doc?

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:30 AM
I'm working on making it translate my burblings into a bestseller. :D

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 12:32 AM
That would be neat. But your writing is 10x better than my on my best days. I don't think the computer could translate it. Hell, if I wait to long before I transcribe it, even I can't translate it.

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:36 AM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Ferretnote1.jpg

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:38 AM
Here's (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Slimline-Design-Tablet-TB-5300/dp/B0012RKSYI) a link to what I'm referring to, Fuzzface. That's the exact make/model I have.

Yeshanu
01-03-2009, 12:40 AM
Oooh! A love note in her own handwriting, just for you, SF!

I saw one of those in the store a couple of weeks ago. Kind of neat, but when I tried testing it out, I couldn't get it off "erase." :(

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:42 AM
I promise my 'real' handwriting is much neater. If I had a scanner I'd prove it!

This is going to take some getting used to. I only went up to Asda for some milk and other groceries; ended up spending 25 on a PC tablet but you know me and my grown-up toys. :D

Who else wants a love note? :D

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 12:44 AM
Aw, a personal message to me. How sweet.

Hey, that thing is kinda neat looking. Does it hook up to your computer via USB port or something and as you write it shows up on your laptop screen? Sorry, if I'm asking stupid questions, but the homepage of that took forever to load here at work. I'm not going to spend more time trying to research it since YOU already own it. :)

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:46 AM
I changed it to an Amazon link, Fuzzface. The product's homepage is on a go-slow, as you said.

Yep; I plugged it into my PC and it works through the USB port. As you write on the tablet the words (or scrawling, in my case) appears on the screen.

I have Vista, so whether that makes a difference I don't know, but I just hooked it up to the USB and it worked straight away.

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 12:49 AM
Cool. 23 pounds. That's around $50 Amerikan. Not too shabby.

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 12:53 AM
My dad wants one now, to help him fiddle around with photoshop. Not that I'm a camera ninja by any means; I just got mine 'cause I likes my toys. Apparently you can use it for emailing, navigating around your computer...pretty much like you would with a mouse. It's just controlling the damn thing that's going to take some time. The pen tip doesn't even have to touch the tablet for it to move the cursor around the screen, hence my 'epileptic spider' handwriting in these notes. Practice makes perfect.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Yeshanunote1.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-03-2009, 01:32 AM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Ferretnote1.jpg


Wait... that signature... doesn't it say 'ScaretPeaches'?

Who are you?! And what have you done with out dear Scarlet?

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 01:38 AM
Definitely 'Scarletpeaches', OFG. Plus, I've just worked out how to write on the tablet and have proper typeface appear on screen instead of messy handwriting. Yay me!

scarletpeaches, Genius.

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 01:39 AM
OFG is always trying to ruin my fantasies. :(

Tirjasdyn
01-03-2009, 01:43 AM
Nice :D

I use a Wacom Intuos at home. Vista has a thing that you can write with a tablet with...I haven't tried it yet...I just use the Intuos for painting.

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 01:46 AM
OFG is always trying to ruin my fantasies. :(
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Ferretheart.jpg

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 01:50 AM
:D

I can die happy now.

Jersey Chick
01-03-2009, 02:29 AM
That is a cool toy. **rummages around for pen and paper to make note**

i might have to find me one of them... :D

maestrowork
01-03-2009, 02:34 AM
Where is my love note, my dear?

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 02:40 AM
Where is my love note, my dear?
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Raynote1.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-03-2009, 03:01 AM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Raynote1.jpg


Now it looks like 'Scanetpeaches'...

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 03:02 AM
*sigh*

Picky, picky, picky...

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 03:09 AM
I like to think my handwriting's improved as this thread has progressed...

Cranky
01-03-2009, 03:18 AM
I wants one.

A tablet PC, that is. :D

BenPanced
01-03-2009, 04:17 AM
Only a matter of time before it's "scarob beeches"...

Yeshanu
01-03-2009, 04:18 AM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Yeshanunote1.jpg



:D

It creates an image that I can save on my computer, too. :tongue

I'm just back from buying a new keyboard. My old one had so much dust and food crumbs in it from NaNo that I despaired of ever getting it clean. Plus, the new one is a Cordless Desktop Wave by Logitech, and came with a cordless mouse. I'm making more than my usual quota of typos right now, getting used to the wave in the keyboard, but I'm hoping that it will help me avoid carpal tunnel syndrome during January.

Plus, it was half price. Bonus! :)

Shadow_Ferret
01-03-2009, 05:00 AM
Now it looks like 'Scanetpeaches'...
It is scanetpeaches. Because scarlet's mine! All mine! Back off, Ray!

thethinker42
01-03-2009, 05:55 AM
That would be neat. But your writing is 10x better than my on my best days. I don't think the computer could translate it. Hell, if I wait to long before I transcribe it, even I can't translate it.

If I wrote on one of those things, my computer would come back with "WTF is this crap???"

thethinker42
01-03-2009, 05:57 AM
You guys should see the stuff she wrote to me in an IM. Srsly. The girl's got issues...

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 05:59 AM
It is scanetpeaches. Because scarlet's mine! All mine! Back off, Ray!

*blushes*

thethinker42
01-03-2009, 06:00 AM
So if scarletpeaches and Shadow Ferret got married, would she have to change her scribbly signature thingy to scarletferret? Maybe scarletweasel?

scarletpeaches
01-03-2009, 06:02 AM
No. He'd have to change his name to FuzzyPeaches.

thethinker42
01-03-2009, 06:05 AM
No. He'd have to change his name to FuzzyPeaches.

Shadow Peaches.

Shadow_Ferret
01-04-2009, 02:46 AM
Although I like Fuzzy Peaches it would mean I'd have to change my entire name for her.

Hmm.

Let me think about that.