Monthly Archives: February 2010

Formatting Mac External Harddrive [Solved]

Right now this is the best link on the planet.

I was able to format my SimpleTech 1 TB hard drive when nothing else I tried worked.


Protected: Brands I’ve Consumed

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Scott Biram, last night, Rhythm Room

I took video with a Blackberry Storm, kneeling down in front of the stage with a mosh pit starting to form behind me for Scott Biram, who kicked off his tour last night at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix. The guy was just amazingly talented. The Dirt Daubers (also) are touring with them and they completely smoked the place, as well. And when Colonel JD Wilkes isn’t making faces and hitting the hiiiigh notes, (his wife) Jessica can sing her ass off something beautiful. The band who led off were great, as well, but I’m going to screw up their name so I’m not even going to try. It took about 40 minutes to send this via uberTwitter, but it didn’t crash out. It worked.

(Probably wait for the whole thing to load then press play would be best.) Pics to come, as well … at Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, an online gallery near you

Posting From iPod Touch

When you update your Touch manually there’s all kinds of guessing you have to do. For instance, a window pops up and tells you if you continue with Sync of, say, Applications or music it will delete the files in your iPod. What it doesn’t tell you is whether if you hit OK on that window it starts deleting them right away.

So if you’re smart you don’t. Or if you’re really smart you’ve done it enough to know it won’t sync yet. So I copied music files to a borrowed back up external hard drive and I proceeded.

But then you try and sync Applications specifically and it doesn’t seem to work as it’s supposed to – again asking and warning you that some Apps will be deleted except perhaps the ones you’re trying to delete.

And somewhere in the middle of me doing all of that it suddenly went into backup mode and took a good 20 minutes to backup what I had. Which luckily by then was devoided of any and all music with the aid of a little free patch / program called ExPod.

I have no idea where these backup files are now. I have no current idea what my password is to change that setting. Throughout all this, of course, the thing I’m worried most about is Photos. If they disappear it’s going to be very very very painful. I took screenshots of some things for specific reasons and those are all in my iPod photo library.

And at one point when I thought I had the hang of syncing Apps it suddenly asked and warned that my photos were currently synced with a different library and all the ones on the iPod would be deleted. Seemingly out of nowhere for no reason it asked me that. I stopped trying there and so I may have to manually email or post more than 800 pictures so I know I won’t lose them.

A little screwed up Apple and I don’t say that very often.

The only silver lining in all this is that while the backup was taking its own sweet time my idle hands deleted spam on this very blog (This is not as yet time consuming as it can get) and remembered that I had to change an XML source in my blog settings so I could post to my blog from my free WordPress app.

I changed settings and now I’m posting from my iPod Touch. And even sweeter is that it looks like I’ll be able to set up a few local drafts even if I don’t have a connection.

Managing Followers: 10 Twitter Tools

Every now and then you feel the urge to purge. Followers that is. You want to be judicious so you set off on the path of no-bread crumbs. Though only 9 of the following (no pun intended) links work, these sites off of are useful and I plan to go through them.

Cheesy Healthy B*tch

Yesterday I dove pretty deep into a wedge of blue cheese that was left on the wall of my cubicle (is there a more soul-sucking word in the lexicon of professional careerism. I hatessss it.) It was a big wedge. I touched it, it left stank on my hands. And I got distracted by my hate there but food at work us not unusual at all, but leaving cheese there is on the odd side. I’m still not completely sure who left the Point Reyes Farmstead blue cheese there but it was rich, creamy full of goodness. When I opened up the packaging and the foil it was in, a tiny bubble of liquid emerged from the network of blue and the surface of white and fat corpuscles. Oh yeah, I didn’t look at the “nutrition” label. Packed it with smoked turkey in a wrap and gobbled for dinner.

And I found out about Healthy Bitch Daily which promises to be a source of hilarity, with a side of education and damn usefulnesstarity. Also a good link to give to others, which I already did.

(Hey if they can block out ho on the radio but leave other words with more pregnant meaning I can star the I in bitch.)

Lily Allen Back on Twitter

I saw it live (ooh) as Lily Allen rejoined Twitter after a four-month haitus. Love her, we need new music. I’ll buy:

I remembered part of her goodbye on Sept. 28, 2009:

I am a neo-luddite, goodbye.



Poe, A New Discovery

Courtesy of Rachel, I am a new fan of Poe, who writes, hilarious, deep, catchy, thoughtful songs.

That is all –

Website and her “tour.”