When I click on my name on the swimmer's
names list, nothing happens. What's the deal?
To have your very own webpage linked to your
name, you need to fill out the registration form (click
What will my very own webpage feature?
Your name, hometown, email, links to any items
items in the website connected to you such as photos, newspaper articles,
mentions in Foam-Fare, biographical information, remembrances from
your swimming days, and reflections on your swimming experience at Patton
What are the advantages of having
my own webpage?
The Patton Pool Swimmers Website contains
hundreds of individual webpages. By clicking the links on your webpage,
you can go directly to information related to you.
What is the benefit of having my
Your family and old friends can enjoy reading
about your days at Patton and the fun you had. It will be easy for you to be aware of new
items added to the website that refer to you.
I already have my own webpage but
would like to add some more things to it. What do I do?
Send them in an email to: email@example.com.
I have a scanner and would like
to scan some photos and send them for the website. What is the best way
to do it?
For a small photo, say 4X6 or so: 1. Set your scanner application for black
and white or color. 2. Set the resolution to 300dpi. 3. Scan the photo. 3. Resample the result of step 3 to 150dpi. 4. Hit the resampled 150dpi image with the
sharpen filter. 5. Save the file in a jpg format 6. Use your web browser (Internet Explorer
or Netscape) to see how the photo will look on the Internet. 7. If it looks good, attach the file to an
email addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and send.
I have no idea what you're talking
about. What should I do?
Send your photo(s) to Ed Picard, P.O. Box
23231, Ventura, CA 93002 and they will be scanned and returned promptly
What's the best way to send a newspaper
Photocopy the article and mail to: Ed Picard,
P.O. Box 23231, Ventura, CA 93002. If the article has a photo, set the
darkness on the copier for the best reproduction of the photo (usually
a lighter setting). Or, if you want to be a dear, type the text of the
article in an email and send it to: email@example.com. No need to knock
yourself out with trying to format it to look like the article. Just type
it as one long paragraph with no indentations, end of sentence, or paragraph
breaks. If there is a long list of meet results at the end, just leave
I spotted the name of an old friend
from Patton on the website. We haven't made contact in 35 years. I feel
like we probably don't have much in common anymore. Will it be pretty awkward
if I give him a call or send an email?
Surprisingly no! People seem to have some
essence to them on which friendships are based. This essence has nothing
to do with the kind of work they do, marital status, how many kids they
have, how old they are, etc. That essence that drew you and your
friend together 35 years ago is still there in both of you. You will find
that you will reconnect really fast. We're talking a few seconds,
I'm looking for an old Pattonite,
but he hasn't checked into the website, yet. Have you located other people
besides those on the website who have registered or signed the guestbook?
Yes, lots of them.
Where did such a large collection
of material for the website come from?
The website was started in March 1997 with
about a half dozen photos from Western High yearbooks and some hard to
read scans of a couple issues of Foam-Fare. All the improvements,
photos, articles, etc. have been provided by viewers such as you. This
has been a team project.
What is the best way to print a
photo off of the website?
Save the photo to your hard drive and then
open it with a photo editor program such as Photo Suite. Adjust the color,
contrast, and size to suit yourself and then print the photo.