• Photos and backups

    It’s amazing the mess I have made of my digital photo collection over the years. They are copied over here and backed up over there. Duplicate copies exist in a number of places and it’s high time I clean it up. I got a good start by pruning 6,137 photos out of my iPhoto library. I still have 13,710 left and a number will be removed since I don’t care to look back on 1/2 of the stuff that’s in there.

    I’ve decided to drop $10 on PhotoSweeper and expect great things from the app. Especially since I’m not sure how I got triple photos in my library of some photos.

    Wish me luck as I go from multiple drives, CD’s, DVD’s to my photos being able to be stored on a couple of RAID drives.

  • So much to do

    “Just do it.” is what Nike says. A very important idea that applies to accomplishing so much in life. Nothing great has ever been accomplished without someone sitting up and starting. We can also say that about failing, but let’s forget that part since it’s easy to fail by never trying.

    The next part is where we can stumble, judge ourselves failures and move onto the sidelines. Setting goals, reaching them, giving 110% and all the rest of that shit that makes us feel like we haven’t succeeded. The beginning can feel like giving it our best and reaching what feels like 23% and leaving us gasping on a bench while someone twice our age passes us for the second time.

    You know what? We fucking rock! Just for showing up. We didn’t get any medals and we have a long damn way to go before someone envies our display, but it has to start somewhere. So I’ve been showing up for the last couple of weeks and I’m finally starting to feel like I’ve reached the beginning. Yes. It took me three weeks to have the endurance and energy for a run/bicycle ride that I felt I would have the first time. So if it takes you three weeks at step -1 to get any improvement you are doing it right. Rock, rock on, brother!

    So pick something in your life you’ve been wanting to improve and pay attention to it. Do it. Even if it’s only a little every other day and keep at it. It’s amazing what can be done a little at a time. I found picking one thing to really get focus and make some progress on during the month helpful.