Much as I am sure you all enjoy my witty banter, we all know the true value in this website is in the exhibit pages, with their interpretive information and photographs. It is with this in mind that I have decided to improve the website by uploading larger-dimensioned images. I do not want to say “higher resolution”, because the resolution remains 72ppi (pixels/inch) for screen viewing, I mean more pixels on a side. All images uploaded to date were resized to be 600 pixels wide. Now I am making the larger side 2,048 pixels. This is so I can make @2X versions of the images to be served to visitors using Apple devices with the Retina display. I encourage Apple users to leave comments below as to how the new larger exhibit images look.
In addition to the higher resolution, the images will now contain all of the EXIF and IPTC metadata available. Some of the early exhibit photos have it, most do not due to an oversight on my part. As time permits, I am going to upload fresh copies of all the exhibit photos so that all of my visitors can have the best possible viewing experience.
In the meantime, today we have another offering from the unidentified Taiwanese manufacturer of inflatable toys. We saw the Casper Punch Bag, and now we have a Casper Inflatable Chair. There is supposedly a Richie Rich version of this chair as well. I would very much like to own one for my personal collection. If anyone has a lead on one, please use the Contact the Curator form to let me know!