What do you name your hard drives?
They are just chocked full of images, some I’ve shot, others from friends and students.
The packrat in me doesn’t allow me to throw anything away.
Well, not exactly. I just wonder if there’s any photographer out there who claims to have his all his data in order.
It’s starting to get a little out-of-control.
My computing excesses aside, I never believed I would generate so much “data” in such a short time.
Of course, the fact that I am teaching compounds my computing needs for space.
My students are turning in their images even though on jpegs at their largest settings.
So assuming a class of 20 with an average of just 1-assignment-a-week and the average file being 3MB, that’s a staggering 60MB.
Meanwhile Time Machine is crying bloody murder, asking for a bigger backup volume.
I never dreamed for instance if I named my hard drives after Bond villains or characters that I would ever run out of names.
Well, I’m finding I have to go into IMDb to scrounge for some obscure heavies. I just blew by all the classic names like “Oddjob,” “Goldfinger,” “Dr.No,” “Blofeld” in such a short time period, that I’m already considering Nick Nack, (Xenia) Onatopp and Mayday.