Browsing Tag

Time Machine

Tutorials

A photography back up strategy to avoid saying “I lost my photos!”

View of lower Manhattan from J. Owen Grundy Park in Jersey City

I’ve known family members and even experienced photographers who have lost the photos on the memory card even before offloading them to a computer, and also those who have lost their photos from computer storage. Take a moment to think the time invested and the many beautiful memories you could potentially lose if your current photo catalogue were just gone. I feel my anxiety rising, just thinking about it. Ugh! Stuff happens, and if you do not have a coherent…

Continue Reading

General

Backup strategy for MacBook Air for college student

Kiran has a MacBook Air which we just purchased as both high-school graduation (2019) and birthday gift (November). We did the same for her sibling in 2017. When she starts college next year I want her to be somewhat self-sufficient when it comes to tech support. I was thinking through the options for backing up her MacBook Air, and I realised that a Time Capsule would not be a viable solution. Based on our visit to the college tour, we…

Continue Reading

General

Experiences with Mac OS X Lion

It's only been a few days since I installed Mac OS X 10.7.  I installed it on the iMac and my wife's MacBook.  These are the only two computers in the house capable of running the new OS.  My vintage G4 Mac mini is stuck running Leopard and my MacBook — my first Intel Mac — does not have the CPU chops to run Lion. The installation went out smoothly.  I tossed caution to the wind and installed directly from…

Continue Reading

General

Wait a minute ... backup!

  Recent blog posts by web developer/designer Chris Bowler and photographer François Arnold started me thinking about my own computer backup strategy.  I would like to think I've developed a reliable and workable system over the years but on inspection I think have a few gaps. Chris's blog posting is about how he uses Time Machine as part of his backup strategy.  He also compares his strategy to that of others. My own process is similar, making use of a…

Continue Reading