Monthly Archives: May 2016

The stupidity of hardware/software/encoders

What’s the point of having a kick ass computer, faster than anything you’ve had, only to have people to make BIOS and hardware controllers throttle things? I kept wondering why my USB 3 drives kept dropping off or not being … Continue reading

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Seagate, your ineptitude never ceases to amaze me

Synopsis: I had a under warranty external HD fail. Seagate sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, less than a year later, that one failed too, suddenly. PAYAM data recovery service was able to retrieve the data (turns out the heads failed, … Continue reading

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Hail and farewell

After the Melville council arborist checked the gum tree, it’s been decided that it has to go.  The whole thing.  Damned shame, as that tree was a home, haven, nesting site, photography stage and food supply for hundreds of birds.  … Continue reading

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Kind of expected squabbles

Yesterday and the day before, we were hit by a severe storm front. Our gorgeous Gum Tree was badly damaged.  This tree is (or should I say was) the stage for many of my large bird photographs (Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Galahs) … Continue reading

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Dear Seagate Tech support

Is it a prerequisite of the job there to have had a lobotomy? I sent you an email with a photo of the receipt from AusPost, showing tracking information, and CLEARLY showing the date. I even told you that my … Continue reading

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Home.. and I am tired.

In the process of shifting close to 500 photos taken over the past few days to HD storage. Have wiped down the camera, and will be doing same to the lenses, as there was rain, and salt spray from the … Continue reading

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WTF is it with my external drives???

Out of the blue, one of my WD external drives started kicking back “Local Drive”, disk management said it was RAW data, and the data was inaccessible.   After a few days of looking/researching/reading I was about to give up.  Many … Continue reading

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Seagate, you are really sneaky

Just filled out the RMA request for the faulty Seagate external drive that was a replacement for a faulty Seagate drive. A quick reminder, heads failed on Seagate #1, but I was able to get all data transferred before total … Continue reading

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Fixed that now, too.

Not quite two years ago, after Microsoft bought Skype, they put the kybosh on Trillian (and other 3rd party) multi instant messaging programs access to Skype. I’m not saying that Trillian dropped the ball, but they did, as Miranda and … Continue reading

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Maybe I shouldn’t have done it.. ow

I saw the crystal clear skies, looked at my EQ5 mounted telescope. I put my shoulder under it and test lifted it. Too heavy So, I looked at the old lightweight EQ3 mount.  I had to do a bit of … Continue reading

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