Weekly Giveaway – Let’s Take A Moment to Back-Up
[photopress:kq455aa_300.jpg.jpeg,full,alignright]Springtime is here and it’s time to clean-up, clear out, and make room for the new.
All of those photographs you have locked away somewhere on your computer, maybe hidden in unknown folders with cryptic DSC-100 type codes.
Yeah, we all have them.
OK, take a deep breath, and get ready to fix that.
This week we have a very cool product from HP, called SimpleSave. It’s a set of 5 DVD’s with preloaded software that reminds us of a Roomba. (pictured below)
[photopress:roomba_1x.jpg,full,alignright] You know, that vacuum cleaner you put on the floor and let it just find the dirt and suck it up, without you lifting a finger? Until you have to turn it off?
This is kinda like that.
All you do is put a DVD into your computer, and it will search around on your hard drive and put all of your images on a DVD hard copy. All you need to do is listen for the prompts to change discs. Sweet, right?
OK, there are a few caveats: PC only, jpgs only. .
Hey, we wanted to make sure the 93% (PC users) got some exclusive love. Click here for a previous review of the product.
But, we know that the rest of you are doing regular back-ups to hard drives. Of course you are.
We’ll keep revisiting this topic, until everyone out there has backed up their digital life. It’s like a mission we’re on.
[photopress:arbusbook_1.jpg,full,alignright] Would we forget about the MAC readers out there? Fugedabodit! You folks will have the option of an excellent biography of Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth. It’s spring so maybe find a nice tree to sit under and have a good read.
Let’s be fair though: anybody can ask for either freebie. Details will be in the NEWSLETTER this week. Better sign up fast though. It gets scheduled late tonight and appears in your inbox tomorrow at 9:00 AM PST.
We’re gonna get to the free gear side of town, starting next week. Our trips and meetings have been fruitful.
Not quite like the J.Peterman catalogs, but we’ve found some excellent tools out there that’ll enhance your photographic life.
And we all love our gear, right?
Here’s how do it:
1. Hit reply to the NEWSLETTER
2. Get the Special words for the item you’d like
3. Put those words into the subject line of
4. Delete body of email (saving server space)
4. Add a shipping address
5. Hit Send
Yep, that’s all it takes. What we do is sort the words, and count up from the bottom, eliminating replies that haven’t followed the list of rules, and get to the proper numbers.
Fairest way that we’ve found.
So, #50 gets the DVD’s and # 51 gets the book. Of course, each item has it’s own countdown.
hmmm…..seems easy, right?