Distractions

It’s really unbelievable how you can jump from one distraction to the next. The day before yesterday, we created a G+ page for my musician friend. I didn’t get around to do anything with it yet; on Sunday it was already late in the day, yesterday afternoon I had to work (you know, actual work, the kind that pays the rent.) Today I finally want to get this done. What’s the first thing, obviously that has to go on there? A profile picture, obviously. No problem, I have plenty of pictures of my friend to choose from.

But I just bought Corel Aftershot Pro as an upgrade to my Bibble 5 installation, and I haven’t installed that on my desktop yet. My desktop, though, is the computer that has all my pictures on it, so I better put it on there.
Oh, of course, I have to re-create the catalogs because you can’t just import them from Bibble. At least I don’t think so. And browsing the file system instead of using a catalog is so slow. That’s only, oh, 245 folders, and never mind that I have to import them individually, because I can’t turn on the “Include sub-folders” option, because I only want to import the RAW files, which are in the root folder for each date, and most folders have sub-folders with edits and exports and I don’t want to import those.
While I’m at it, I really should see how many of my favorite Bibble plugins have so far been ported to Aftershot Pro. Wow, this “Wavelet Denoise” plugin is great, the results are as good as NoiseNinja, which I bought in 2009 but which doesn’t work with ASP. Hm, I wonder if it’s possible to re-order those plugins; by default they are in the order they have been installed, newest first. I have to Google that.

Do you hear that noise my computer makes? It sounds like one of the hard disks. I hope it’s not the one I’ve mounted under /home; that one has all my pictures on it. I better update my backup on my external hard disk. And while the directory syncing in Krusader is running, I can import some more folders into Aftershot Pro. Also, I need to update my index file; I have an ods file with a list of all my photo folders including date, description and number of pictures.

Hmm, there really isn’t that much space left on my external hard disk; now that I’m done with the picture backup, I only have about a hundred GB left. I better look and see if I really need all that stuff.
Ok, that freed about a hundred GB, now I can rest easy knowing that I can take a lot more pictures before I have to buy a new external HD.

I should find out which one of the hard disks makes that noise. Let’s turn off the computer, unplug the home disk, and then restart. Yes, that’s what I feared. Oh, there’s only 3 GB left on the root partition; not good. After rebooting with the home disk plugged in again, I’ll better make some room there; delete old kernels and run apt-get clean packages, which I haven’t done in a while.

While I’m at it, I should see how much room I can make on the home disk, too. I recently installed an extra hard disk from an old Windows computer, but it still needs to be formatted from NTFS to EXT4. I already copied all the Windows stuff to another hard disk, so I can just format it. Then I can put the Videos folder from my home disk on there; that should give me a lot of extra space.

Geez, it’s really unbelievable how you can jump from one distraction to the next. I should write a post about that; I got time while the Video folder is being copied…

Profile picture on my friend’s G+ page? Nope…


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