Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Really Sit Around the Disk

Man, oh man: you've really got to be bad at organizing your hard-disk when out of the 150 GB your computer came with, you've got roughly 1.5 GB free. It keeps warning me while we record that I'm 'Dangerously Low' on space,* which wouldn't be so bad, except it keeps doing it in front of the other band members, which is kind of embarrassing.

Let's face it, though: does anyone who knows me seriously expect me to be diligent about backing up and keeping scratch disk space on my hard drive? My motto is, "If something takes effort (exaggerated farting sound)." Which, admittedly, is the motto that's gotten me where I am today, in oh, so many respects.

Somewhere in the back of my head, is Yesenia's voice relating an Puerto Rican platitude that she grew up with: "The lazy man does everything twice." Sort of Norm Abrams 'measure twice, cut once' philosophy, but (as with all things of Hispanic origin) far harsher and much more spot on - guaranteed to either shame you into action or just make you feel lousy for being you.

Anyway, I'm yet again thinking of getting a hard drive, and this time using it with Apple's built-in 'Time Machine' automated back-up. 1 TB, that oughta do it. I'll skip the Firewire expense and just go with USB 2. Techheads, recommend away.


*That might not be the exact phrasing, but for the sake of comic riffing material, let's just say it was.


Christine said...

Be careful - I'm the same way, and the fullness of my hard drive contributed to its complete and utter demise... Apple couldn't retrieve any of the data, so they told me to go to Tekserve... they couldn't either, so now they're recommending that I send it to some really expensive place in California. My entire portfolio that I'm building is on there. Trying to decide how much it's worth to me... and completely listening to Greg now about backing up my stuff from now on! (The only thing I'd backed up was old pictures... none of which I truly needed to back up, as they're all on Flickr anyway... d'oh!)

Dave Kopperman said...

I am now freshly backed up, and I've cleared about 40 GB off of the Manputer. Bear in mind, this is only a stopgap measure until I get the other drive and start implementing Time Machine, but it's a start.


Dave Kopperman said...

Next time Karl and I are in the same place at the same time, I'll make sure he also has backups of the album files.


shaunian said...

Doesn't the universe fold into itself when you and Karl are in the same place at the same time?