Unseasonably warm 
Monday, October 10, 2011, 16:26 - General
Posted by Administrator
It has been way too warm for this time of year. Not a fan.

What's been going on. Let's see where to start.

Loads of pictures.
Running a backup, hint hint. Reorganized the pictures of friends and family. Made a page for us to preview the family pics. The most recent pics of Christina are also in the queue.

The file with the list of the pictures has grown to an unreasonable amount. I don't want to compress/uncompress the file when needed. I would rather find a better way to accomplish the task. Maybe a db.

Been doing laundry while doing the computer stuff and found myself tired of multiple floors. And I lost track of time. Does that mean I'm busy. Hmm.

Also cleaning house of all the software CDs. Wow, there is a lot of stuff. I tossed better than a dozen so far. I think I will also verify the DVD backup of pictures.

Christina was walking very well this weekend in her braces. I am so proud of her. She didn't want to go to school today. Seemed odd. Maybe she just wanted to hang with dad. I think I like that thought best.

add comment ( 426 views )   |  permalink   |  $star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image ( 3 / 253 )

Saving Box Tops, Milk Caps, Soup Labels 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 10:49 - General
Posted by Administrator
I started saving the various labels/tops to raise money for schools. I found it seems like a long time to get any saved. Anyway, if you save them and don't take the time to drop them off then you just wasted your time.

I also volunteered to help count them. I was surprised how many I picked up so far. If you want to help out send them my way and I'll get them to school.

Also been working on sorting the pictures of family and friends. Wow what a task. I started uploading the sorted files. Yuk.

Oh fiddle sticks, I just remembered I need to update the slideshow of Christina pictures.

add comment ( 321 views )   |  permalink   |  $star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image ( 3 / 222 )

Finally an Update 
Friday, September 30, 2011, 11:55 - General, Derek
Posted by Administrator
Yup, it has been awhile since I posted. The first reason... I have been lazy. The second, I had a hdd crash and needed to start from scratch with software.

Now would be a good time to reinforce the importance of backups. I lost no data. Items I did not lose: pictures, videos, music, documents, email, etc. Backup, backup, backup!!! Make sure you have two. That means there are at a minimum three copies of a single piece of information. I'll list them original, backup number 1 which is stored locally like on a external drive or CD/DVD, backup number 2 which is off site like at a family members house or a lock-box or a third-party service.

Christina has been loving school. The princess is growing up so fast. The pictures lately have really shown the older features in her face.

We've been going going going most of the summer so I think it is a good time for a weekend at home. With lots of play time.

Crap realized the time, gotta get ready for work and finish up the cooking.

add comment ( 345 views )   |  permalink   |  $star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image ( 3 / 221 )

School Day 
Friday, September 16, 2011, 13:28 - General, Derek
Posted by Administrator
With Christina in school today I find myself wondering what to do and the list of chores swirling in my head.

I figured I would start 'ripping' my cd collection. I knew it would be quite the undertaking, but it isn't going to bad so far.

I am debating what method to use to make a backup of pictures and video onto DVDs. After going through the software list already installed everything I found uses a proprietary format. Not too sure I want to go that route. I also need to use some sort of compression, or at least I should. Doing some quick math there should be about 15 DVDs of uncompressed so far. Maybe that is the way to go, just start burning and if it takes a lot so be it.

Christina really enjoys school; however, it has been wearing her out. She is so tired in the evening and wants to keep going. The princess does not want to go to bed early. Probably figures she may miss something.

add comment ( 347 views )   |  permalink   |  $star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image ( 3 / 200 )

Picture Organization 
Friday, September 2, 2011, 23:33 - General
Posted by Administrator
With the busy week and being a couple days short of housework time one of my top priorities has been keeping up with pictures. I have been successful with pictures and am only one load behind on laundry. Yea me.

The fam is going to get together this weekend. Looking forward to seeing the siblings and their families.

Happy Labor Day!!!

add comment ( 392 views )   |  permalink   |  $star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image$star_image ( 3 / 195 )

<<First <Back | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | Next> Last>>