New Zealand ’17: Day 09 – Abel Tasman National Park (Fri)

Lodging: The Waters Bed and Breakfast Date During Trip: July 7, 2017 Today was a catch up day for me. I wanted to catch up on my journaling and backup all of my photos and videos from the trip. The Canon backup process was a flop. The iPad appeared to ingest the photos, but too quickly. Then it said it… Continue reading

Some DEEP Spring Cleaning Goin’ On Here…

I’m not talking about cleaning up the house—that’s an ongoing project that stays “up to standards” fairly well. I’m talking about my digital house. For several different reasons, it has become a cluttered mess over the past year—the past 3 months in particular. So what did my digital Spring cleaning entail? I disconnected apps that, without ever asking my permission,… Continue reading

Lovin’ Me Some Hard Drive Space

Pegasus2 R8 I’ve had my existing Mac Pro for an amazing 6 or 7 years–in computer years that’s older than I feel when I wake up in the mornings. Final Cut Pro X has issues on the old machine, and my 8 terabytes of hard disk space is all but filled with years and years of digital clutter. So, the… Continue reading

A Huge Scare

Today, in the wee hours (Pacific Time), one of my database tables somehow became corrupted. All efforts to repair it failed. My blog was dead. Totally dead! Thank goodness I have a backup strategy that is automated and followed religiously. I was able to import my blog from the backup from the night before, a backup that was not corrupted.… Continue reading

Official Declaration

You know, official declarations are often a bit slippery.  I’m about to issue one such declaration now:  I’m declaring the computer hard drives officially recovered, restructured, and now in the process of backing up both on and off site.  I say it’s a bit of a slippery declaration because I will probably find small things yet undone even weeks from… Continue reading

Oh Horrid Tragedy

Image via Wikipedia My main computer has had its 1T startup disk fail.  After nearly 24 hours of working on it, I at least have it running again.  I’ve had to take another 1T internal drive and make it the new start up drive with OS 10.6.x.  So far, I’ve had success getting all of my document files, my upgrades… Continue reading

Great Utilities

Philip Bloom mentioned, in his master class yesterday, a file utility I had not heard of before, one that seems brilliant to me:  ShotPut Pro.  This program will copy your media files from their source (camera card) to up to 3 locations simultaneously.  Brilliant! I think that always having an untouched copy of your original media files and a working… Continue reading

Just Give Us Your Money

I am certain that I don’t begin to understand the cost associated with running a web hosting company. And, since I am not really a web master per se, I really am basically clueless as to everything that is required to run such a business. I’ve just cobbled together enough skill to make this and a couple of other web… Continue reading

My Head Hurts

Here is a good article at the iPod Lounge for Mac users who are interested in ripping your legally owned DVDs so you can watch them on your iPod. (They also give info for Windows users.) The article includes settings and information related to format. Handbrake, a great little application which I’ve used many times, is not completely intuitive. The… Continue reading