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seedling beds ..compression of images ..etc

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  • Subject: seedling beds ..compression of images ..etc
  • From: WiN <raffi@sympatico.ca>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 13:16:26 -0400
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***REGARDING "digital image compression test & sample"***
           At 11:53 PM 10/14/99 -0400, Mike Groothuis 
<mike.groothuis@worldnet.att.net> wrote: "What was the compression ratio? 
The file looked real good, but the compression started to effect the color. 
Seed a little over-pixelated or "blocky." Perfect memory size."  <<--Mike 
Groothuis/etc --<< ..programs I use, don't show "compression ratio" 
..however ..(using mathematical deduction?) --->>  if and when (A): = a 
41000 byte file-size (by disk storage) and dividing this into (B): = loaded 
screen-size having 2,600,000 bytes of VIDEO RAM/memory being used (and this 
is to be a percentage?) then: A = 1.6 percent of B, or in other words, 
disk-storage-size is 1.6% of screen-loaded-size and/or a compression-factor 
of 98.4 percent ..right :-(huh? <lol>
       ...*THE OBJECTIVE* of the above compression-test & sample given: was 
to show that a very large video-memory-file (2.6 megabytes to be exact?), 
can be compressed down to a very small disk-size (41,000 bytes in my 
example?); which of course, provides for a quick transmission via 
Internet.  ALSO ..anyone who is doing graphics for Web Site use, can save 
themselves a tremendous amount of storage space therein, as well as faster 
loading, by learning & doing: maximum compression of images used?
            Of course, the negative-factor-tradeoff with compression: the 
higher compression goes ..the lower the quality of the image becomes.  Now? 
..as for what the happy-medium might be ..I'd suggest this is under 
50K'bytes by disk-storage-size i.e. for Internet use/intent and purposes.
~~~~~~~>>MIKE ALSO WROTE:  "On another note, great looking seed bed! More 
than I would ever want to tackle.  Mike Groothuis"<<---Mikey?---<< Raised 
seedling bed in question (one of many I'm working with?) ..was created to 
maximize production success of direct outdoor sowings and/or maturing 
juvenile cultivars/seedlings/cuttings and so on.  I try to create a very 
specialized growing environment -- aiming for the perfect growing 
conditions required by a given flower genus.  The hosta-seedlings, in that 
bed for example, are from seed-collection done in Japan.  Many types are 
not even seen yet outside of Japan, so the criteria related to creating 
oneself a "perfect growing environment" is relatively important to me; and 
more so, to the seedlings in the bed?
                 My personal gardening enjoyment (a hobby) comes from, 
working trial-seedlings in a millions of seed-quantity category <<-->> not 
landscaping perfection/ideals and/or hosta-collection for show-off purposes 
of one's landscape.  Mind you? ..If we had a billion dollars to blow, it 
would be fairly easy to show the world what 'A Garden of Eden' should look 
like? ..all it takes is money! ..and with 6-billion human inhabitants on 
planet earth, this is not relevant in the least!
            BTW ...I have started harvesting various flower seed genus 
(some types not available anywhere else on this planet, being my originals 
e.g. Hosta 'Let's Streak' (a Nash original seed-strain?) which is now into 
F5 filial-generation (Line Breeding in play?) and provides for future 
'Striated Breeders' for the grower of same.  Another hosta seed-strain, I'm 
passing out freely, I call "Big Blue & White" since all offspring are 
early-season, white flowering and having big blue leaves, standing 36 
inches high at maturity; and this seed provides, germination in the 80% 
category.  Accomplished via "Line-breeding" = purification of certain 
characteristics/genes, by selfing in one generation and crossing best two 
sisters progeny in the next generation; and repeating this, over and over 
again, until the desired fairly pure seed-result factor is achieved?
            My seed, and seed from many other seedling-connoisseurs, will 
be available from a very special 'Seed Bank' based in Norway, which freely 
trades a variety of flower-genus-seed world-wide via Internet, on a seed 
for seed trading basis, with no money changing hands.
            I have been sending "Iril Kolle" of Bjorkvang, 2338 Espa, 
Norway <=mailing address?) some weekly seed-packages, simply testing 
delivery in Norway.  Iril Kolle, now has an Import Permit for hosta-seed 
arrivals coming from Canada, Great Britain, Japan & USA; and the objective 
here is: to create a viable flower seed source for the world seedling 
enthusiasts to draw from; and this is being done, simply for the FUN of it, 
by Iril & her supporters i.e. no monetary profit motives in play.
      Anyone wishing, to check this out and/or participate in this 
seed-trading; seedling growing fun, can contact:
"Iril Kolle, Bjorkvang, 2338 Espa, Norway" <iril@iril.no> <= <Iril's Email 
Address> and please note: the part of her email address in quotation, is 
Iril's actual mailing address -- and/or please go to her Web-site Address 
in signature below?
       Anyone? ..who has never grown seeds, but wishes to learn how, can 
learn this by contacting me/Iril?  Thank you for your time ...and remaining 
hosta'lly yours ...yer gramps to all <lol>

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