web1323... William Earl Blasdel... Rockford, Illinois.
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Call me Bill. Around Christmas time, call me Santa, LOL. That's my main hobby that time of year. (mall, house calls and Christmas Parties.) Otherwise, my main activities are computer, eating and sleeping.
I grew up in Centralia in Southern Illinois, went to SIU and moved to Rockford almost 50 years ago to go to work as an engineer at The Ingersoll Milling Machine Company.
I have 3 girls, a boy and a step son and a bunch of grand kids and great grand kids. Pretty good life actually. I guess if you want to know anything else about me, look me up on Facebook by my full name. I had to go by my full name because another William Blasdel friended me and my daughters kept replying to his posts. Very confusing LOL.
As for my puzzle creation, I'd have to say that most of the ones I put together start with an image I find on the internet. If I use it unaltered, I give credit to the creator but if I manipulate it a lot, as in kaleido construction, I do not. I use two image manipulation programs. Each has their strong features and often I take an image back and forth between them. They are GIMP and Sumo Paint, both free programs except I have the Pro version of Sumo Paint which cost me a whopping $19 lifetime.
Just one other thing. I know, from constructing many puzzles the great amount of effort that goes into each puzzle... so... if I solve one of your puzzles, I feel like the least I can do is leave you a comment. That's why I leave so many comments. Because I really do appreciate all the effort each and every one of you put into your puzzles. Thanks.
I joined Jigidi on 20 April 2012 and was last seen on 19 March 2016. I've solved 1994 puzzles (1.4 daily) and put together 298869 pieces (209.1 daily)