Archive for July 27th, 2004

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

I want to start painting minis again, but I have so much other crap on the table right now, I don’t want to start up another project. I just have a bunch of minis I’d really like to get started with. I need to finish painting the office at least, and then there’s the ad-hoc reorganization of the living room yesterday. I moved all my gaming books off the tall bookcase in the living room and pulled it out of the room completely. I didn’t feel a need for it anymore. But now there’s an empty space that needs to be filled. I also moved the dog cages over to the corner where Heather’s chair was, but unfortunately, there’s nowhere to put Heather’s chair. I’m just ready for a change in that room and it’s starting to look like it can’t be done.

I know for a fact that I’m going to rebuild the shelves that flank the fireplace though. I’m so sick and tired of those being too short for anything. I just don’t know when, or exactly how. I wish I had time to do it before my parents come, but that ain’t happening. Again, too many things on teh table.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well, slowly but surely I’m restoring my data. Over night the Mac was able to pull all the data off the portable drive onto the local drive. Today has been the challenge of getting it from the Mac to the PC. Its going slow, but smoothly, thanks to our local networks. So soon, the only thing I’ll be struggling with, is where and how to retain all this data. I’d love to use my Nomad, but as I’ve said before, the Nomad doesn’t support reading files directly from the drive so I’m considering other options, but there are no cheap options, so I really think it’s going to be the Nomad or nothing. I’ve thought about network storage, but I don’t have any place on the network here that I can mount as a drive letter, otherwise I’d just keep it in my home folder on the University Network.

I found this thing on NewEgg.com thats supposed to work really well. It’s basically a portable mp3 player enclosure that can be mounted as a drive the way I’d like, and for some absurd reason, includes a 9-in-1 card reader on the side as well. The interesting thing about it is it’s just the enclosure. It doesn’t come with a Hard Drive, so if for some reason I went that route, I’d just pull the HD out of the Nomad, and transfer it to this thing. The reviews, however were questionable and I have to admit, I’ve really grown attatched to my Nomad, regardless of it’s shortcomings. The fact that I can access it over the internet never ceases to amaze me.

So the debate goes on as to what to do with my recently liberated files. The debate that has ended however, is what will happen to the original drive:

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