Friday, November 03, 2006

clearing out

No one is posting so I think I’ll add a few of my thoughts as I’m in transition. Here is my biggest problem moving to Channel 10.

I’ve got 18.31GB, 14.2 days totaling 4344 songs on my iTunes at Scripps. I’ve recently purchased a 300GB external / portable drive with firewire connections. Thinking that I’ve got a newer computer at Scripps I assumed that I could simply pop in my drive and then drag and drop everything from my iTunes over. I can’t. My computer here doesn’t have a firewire port only USB, how antiquated.

Now, all the stuff that I want to take with me including tons of pictures and files has to be transferred via a 2BG jumpdrive on to a laptop. I sort equate this to moving the water from one bucket to another using a soup spoon.

After today I’ve got five days of nothing much to do so my main projects are to compile a list of emails I use regularly, save off my Web Favorites list, and dump several gigs worth of text and image files onto an open source. In the evening it’ll be easier to dump the media down to a permanent device.

Then again I think I’m going to be in the market to get another external drive because after our last computer crashed with tons of family pictures on it I don’t trust computers much.

Yeah, I know. If this is my biggest problem, big freaking deal.


bigsip said...

Back it up, baby!

Man, buy yourself 100 of those cheap CDs and burn it up. We keep EVERYTHING backed up from our computer at least 2 different ways.

I have all of my books and other writings backed up 5-6 different ways.

Xferring all that stuff is gonna be a pain, but at least you'll have it.

Jamison said...

External hard drives up to 500 gigs are pretty affordable (well, relatively affordable)...

mullinz8 said...

I’ve got many of the images backed up on CD but I need to be more diligent about keeping track of everything.

I just wish the computer companies could develop a universal port that would recognize and self upgrade when ever it was plugged in to accommodate the latest technology.

Jamison, why don’t you design that? It was my idea so I’ll only ask for 15% of the net profits.