Technical Difficulties from on Top of the Mountain
2005-11-01
  Catching up on old TODO items
I was out Monday night trick-r-treating with the kids (Zakary decided to tag after his older brother Max this year), and I was discussing various things with the other dads that were in our pack, when we got on the topic of digital pictures. After our discussion on various shooting styles, places to print out photos and how to deal with the explosion of files; one of the other fathers mentioned that he had lost a year of pictures when his hard drive died.

[hard drive crash]

That got me thinking that I should really back up my photos onto DVDs. That got me looking at what I currently have and how to organize it into groups to fit onto DVDs. That got me looking into the various top level folders where I realized that some months weren't organized. ( I used to group photos by year, then by catagory, but this year I've taken way too many pictures. ) So that got me going back and just doing a quick sort of the photos before backing up, and there I found some old blog business that needed catching up on.

[hp kayak]

About a year ago, I wrote about my battles with my computer and a CDR burner. In addition to amusing a few people, this also got me on the first page of certain esoteric searches on Google, usually made by people at wits end because they couldn't find the information at HP's own site. I don't know if the information just isn't there, or maybe its hiding behind an especially difficult user-interface that Google can't circumvent, but in any case a few people have turned up at my corner of the world asking for help with various bits and pieces of info. The most recent was the dip switch settings.

Sorry its not text so you can't search it, but there's the settings for the HP KAYAK XM600 (and here's the motherboard layout for both series 1 and series two). It will be curious to see what other questions end up here.

 
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