Basement Sunday

On this, my first actual weekend in quite a few weeks, I’m moving data from the dead G5 to one of the many external drives that populate the basement, particularly after the ex sent me a few extra ones several weeks back. Most of this is not really irreplaceable stuff, but it is stuff that would require a lot of work to replace, so I’m glad I’ve got a couple of cheap HDD enclosures handy so I can grab it all without too much trouble.

I’ll probably be investing in one of the new 27-inch iMacs when they ship in a couple of weeks. Having used an early 2005 G5 for six years followed by another year and a half on a late 2005 iMac, I think it’s really time for an upgrade. It’s also amazing how well Apple hardware lasts (I was still editing video on the G5 till the bitter end) but that’s a subject for a different day.

Getting all this stuff off the G5 will also allow me to proceed with the home video project, which has been sort of stuck in neutral for a few months.

4 thoughts on “Basement Sunday

  1. The longer you wait to upgrade, the more impressive the results! That imac is going to be nice!

  2. Is digitilization of information both a help and hinder for LIS? I understand the preservation need and the ability to digitilize historic documents is time consuming but, this effort allows longevity. However, do you think, with technology examples like tablets and e readers are drawing people further away from written, paperbased literature, and with that, also libraries.

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