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Monday, 30 November 2009

monday, monday




morning! hope you had a wonderful weekend. i did some pottering around the house and some dreaded admin. on sunday, met up with friends to bake cookies and celebrate the first of advent. oh yum.

again, i need some help from you. i'm really not a technology wizard, but my macbook is getting slower and slower and there must be some cause-and-effect thing going on between that phenomenon and the fact i've been storing more and more pictures on it. (only joking - i know that's the reason.) anyway. i thought the best thing to do would be to get a decent external harddrive, to archive photos there and only keep the most recent in my iphoto-library on my macbook. is that what you are doing/would recommend, or is there a better way to archive photos and keep your computer from crying?

many thanks!

photos taken on a bike ride from kreuzberg to prenzlauer berg last week, which roughly takes me 40 mins (i'm not the racing kind of bike rider, for those of you who know the city). the sun was setting, and it was remarkably quiet on the streets. i stopped every now and again to take pictures. i love early evenings in the city.

11 comments:

Mary said...

have you thought about getting an apple 'time machine'?
it's a very easy way to back up. my husband is fanatical about backing up and he's right. i know the pain of losing stuff. we use a time machine and also i back up images on an external harddrive and also archive projects on dvds. this has meant that this time when my computer died, i was well covered!

trinsch said...

beautiful light!

no help from me, but i will follow up on the comments, cause i need one too, i think.

B said...

That's what I do. I have an external hard disk for my photos and I back up both that hard disk and my Mac contents in a second external hard drive.

Kaylovesvintage said...

no help but I love the photos
have a good week

jenna said...

mmhmm, exactly what i have done with my mac and what my mother has done with her pc. i usually find it quite easy to transfer things to an external as well. good luck! :)

Anna said...

i do a hard drive. it is sort of a pain, but if you dedicate one day a week to loading all your new stuff onto it, it becomes habit. i also don't use iphoto because i find it takes too long to open and close. so, i just organize my pictures into files. this probably doesn't work for everyone.

hope that helps!

Cabrizette said...

Yes, the light is very special early in the morning... but i can't take off my bed too earlier !!! Love your first shot REALLY... Continue. Bises

Maria said...

I really like these two pictures! The light, the concrete..
Sorry I have no advice from you but what I do have is the same problem as you! So maybe I get some help from the answers here too, thanks;)

kristina said...

such beautiful photos! I love the soft light and muted colours!
about the techy stuff: sounds like a good idea with an external hard drive. iphoto can in itself only handle one library, which means that you wouldn't be able to have one library one your computer and one on your harddrive, but there's a plugin called iPhoto Library Manager which allows you to create several libraries and switch between them. I haven't tried it but it sounds good. hope it works out!

jane said...

great shots! yes- definitely put all your pictures on an external hard drive. like today! my mac went funky on me and i lost all my photos... so not fun...

alexandria said...

Bike rides are the best. It sounds like you have a good plan with the hard drive.

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