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WEEK 18 2015

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Saturday 2 May 2015
Saturday - [Update: 7may2015]  Brought out the old Mac Mini (mid-2007) with Mountain Lion OSX on it, thinking I'd put Bootcamp on it, but the hard drive isn't big enough for both. It claims over 60GB used on the 80GB disk (though I can only find about 20GB use with Finder).

It will support 64-bit Windows, which means I could also run Adobe After Effects, which we are using in class now, unlike all the other Adobe s/w I have.

I could buy a used machine for $100 or so on Craigslist, but it seems silly for a few weeks of class. After all, the lab is a ten minute walk from my house. Alternately I could use Adobe Creative Cloud for a month for $20 on the MacBook. Except I don't want an Adobe product on a mission critical computer....

Friday 1 May 2015
Friday - I thought about using the old XP box to access the web site, but all my image backups are on the MacBook pro. I could attempt some sort of media server, but it seems like a big pain to implement...

Thursday 30 April 2015

Thursday - Having discovered that my website backups are incomplete I paid AmHosting a renewal fee. Now if I only had a way to access the site again...

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Wednesday -

Tuesday  28 April 2015
Tuesday - I tried to put Windows on the old Intel P865 mobo box, but my version is 64 bit, and wouldn't load, because the old P4 system only supports 32 bit.

Monday 27 April 2015
Monday - Book #20 would be Prospero Lost: Prospero's Daughter Book #1. It was OK, though a bit stilted and rough around the edges. It's the same author as the Rachel stories I read a bit earlier this year (Books #1 and #2), but an earlier effort, and it shows.

Book #21 was it's sequel, Prospero in Hell: Prospero's Daughter Book #2, by L. Jagi Lamplighter. Enjoyable.

Sunday 26 April 2015
Sunday - [Update: 7may2015]  I made a bootable USB backup of the OSX side, prior to starting another Bootcamp install...and the system wouldn't boot from the USB drive. I'm not sure why - I made a bootable USB of the old system and it worked... But the MacBook has iffy USB ports for some reason. So, no messing around with the disk partitions until I get that working.

Which means, for now, no Windows partition, no Kompozer, no CoreFTP program... I can hand edit the HTML, but I'll just wait for now.

And I am so annoyed at AmHosting that I think I'll go somewhere else.

Book #19, also read quite a while ago, was First Among Sequels (Thursday Next #5), by Jasper Fforde. Again, so convoluted that it defies easy description. Fun though. It was the fifth (and last) in an ebook collection checked out from the Los Angeles County Library - through Amazon Kindle.

Book #18, read some time ago, was Something Rotten (Thursday Next #4), by Jasper Fforde.

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Off Anacapa in a near calm
Photo Notes: Off Anacapa in a near calm, 2008.

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