Day: February 13, 2019

Previously Uncharted Levels of Mischief, Part I: Sooo Tiny!

It’s the human female’s Special Day.  She’s officially Even Older.  In the spirit of festivity and mirth (mine), I’ve prepared a little surprise for her.

Remember the giant needlework project she’s been charting for years?  She finally finished that part of the process, transcribing, stitch by stitch, that enormous floral rug.  Time to start stitching it, yes?

No!  Not if I have anything to do with it!

First, I think I’ll make it so that her chart prints out so tiny and faint that it can’t  be read.

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Ehehehe!  She even told the program to save it at TEN TIMES normal size!

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Nope, still bitty.

Well, the copier can enlarge a  8.5″ x 11″ to 11″ x 17″.  That’s 129%.  Surely that will be big enough!

chart-129

Nope!  Ehehehehe!  Will she ever be able to stitch what she’s been working on for so long?

What about running it through the copier at 200%?

chart-2x

What do you think, Sigyn?  That looks pretty legible to me.  I can’t let it be that easy.  Let’s see how long it takes her to notice…

Sigyn’s figured it out:

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Putting it through the copier like that gets her only a fraction of the page.  If she does that, she’s going to have to stand at the copier for weeks, moving the original around, trying to get all the bits and then she’ll have to put them back together.

Ehehehehe!  Now she’s thought of blowing it up on the computer, capturing the screen, and printing the image.

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That works!  Up to the same point–she’d have to capture her work in dozens and dozens of tiny little bits and then somehow get them all aligned, with no mistakes.   

Sure looks like all her hard work is not going to be easily usable at all.

Too bad, so sad, Happy Birthday!

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