Category Archives: Mistakes you can avoid

11.73 Terabytes of storage at my fingertips

I want to be able to store my entire archive on one hard drive so that I can have instantaneous access to all of my files. As I mentioned in my last blog, I decided to build my own NAS … Continue reading

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The Blognosticator’s first anniversary

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Blognosticator-gone-private. I had been blogging for Graphic Arts Monthly for three years until their demise in the Spring of 2010, and then for What They Think until that fall and they could not … Continue reading

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In praise of Data Rescue

For the past twelve days I have been toting cameras around, shooting thousands of photos of musicians playing in concerts around our county. This is the time of the 42nd running of the musical bulls that we call Festival Mozaic. … Continue reading

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Why do people (people) put numbers (numbers) in parentheses?

(An interesting note: This has become the most-read blog I have posted. It is also the most-commented blog I have posted with 75 comments. Thousands of people have read it, and it has been the subject of searches tens of … Continue reading

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Steve Simske keynote – TAGA 2012

The first afternoon sessions of the 2012 TAGA Conference were excellent. Among them was an excellent presentation by Steve Simske, an HP Labs Fellow, who addressed the audience on the topic of security printing, counterfeit prevention, and the effects on … Continue reading

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Recipe for cooking a keyboard and mouse

While slaving over some complex lab notes last week I made a colossal mistake. I was in the third hour of my frantic work when I spilled a freshly-brewed cup of Earl Gray tea into my keyboard. I also flooded … Continue reading

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