Protecting your photos during an evacuation

As many of my readers are in Florida with Irma approaching, here is some evergreen advice to protect your photos in the event of an evacuation. First, whether you’re evacuating or not back up your computer, external hard drives, and photos on your phone. Backblaze is my backup of choice. I can’t think of a better use for their free trial...

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More Storage More Problems

I've been working on my own digital archive for most of 2014, and wow. It's not necessarily a complex or difficult process, but I found that a system or workflow is imperative to keep from becoming overwhelmed. So, I made a workflow, and now I'm sharing it with you.

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Garbage Paper

Today I had planned to revise a paper from several years ago to submit for a scholarship. The topic is to be anything related to Florida history. When I opened my paper about Disney, nostalgia, and Celebration, this is what I found (this is the truncated version – the document that opened was 25 pages long!): %PDF-1.5%‚„œ84 0 objendobj xref...

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MacBook strangeness

I’ve had my MacBook for about 9 months; I’ve had some problems, but I’m sure not as many as others have. About one month after I got it, the computer froze and the hard drive stopped spinning. I held down the power button, and after it shut down I couldn’t restart it. Turns out it was a bad motherboard and processor. I got...

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