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"A NEW CAR!!!!"

So here it is, my new car!  (and by "new", I mean "NEW!")  It's an '09 Ford Fusion, in "tuxedo black" (it might not show up in the pictures, but it sparkles in direct sunlight).  It has a dark grey interior, is quite spacious inside, and came with 6 free months of Sirius satellite radio!  I am quite happy to report that it has an auxiliary audio jack, so I no longer need a cassette adapter to listen to my mp3 player!  And of course, it has power windows, locks, power drivers seat, etc...

Take a look for yourself, here it is! :-)

And to answer your question: you can see it/ride in it whenever I see you next (whoever happens to be asking).  And no, you can't drive it (at least, not yet).

what did YOU do on monday evening?

me? i got in an accident!  (but both people involved are fine!)

for the record, it was totally not my fault (the police even say so), and my car's totaled (just got the semi-official word on that tonight, so not sure on what value they will offer me yet)

summary: i was driving down Rt 138 in raynham, and another driver tried to cross over from a side-street on the right, to a gas station on the left.... and didn't see me right in the way, so they nailed the side of my car!

so basically, i've spent the week on the phone a million times, and 3 stops at the police station!

/me has to go car shopping now!

Photo Importing heaven

So now that my computer is rebuilt and better than ever (tm), I was finally able to empty out the memory card that had been sitting around, waiting for a computer to put the pictures on. However, i realized something, that i had taken for granted before: i used to use Canon ZoomBrowser EX for copying my pictures from the memory card, even after i had lost my canon camera and have been using my wife's sony; ZoomBrowser EX, by default, creates folders based on the date each picture was TAKEN, in the format "YYYY_MM_DD", which is instantly sorted chronologically (unlike "MM_DD_YYYY", which sorts by MONTH and date, but not by year).

However, i could no longer find the CD with ZoomBrowser EX on it. (and in truth, it's a kinda slow and bulky program, and i far more enjoy using Google's Picasa 3 for looking at my pictures, plus it has great editing features, like simply red eye removal).

So, i went in search of another program to import my pictures from my m…