Archive for December, 2010

Christmas! Face lifted?

Monday, December 27th, 2010

On Christmas Eve I tried to check Facebook as per my usual internet compulsions protocol. I find a warning that my account had been jeopardized by internet samurai (just kidding) and terminated due to a security breach. They gave me a contact for support, but I haven’t heard back yet.

What’s funny is that it’s been really nice without it. I didn’t feel like I lost anything when I found out. Even losing all those photos,contacts, and data didn’t disturb me one iota. I am most likely in a different situation than most considering all my photos are diligently organized and backed up on my computer (being a photographer dork and all). But I can’t think of an example that has permanent value. It made me aware of all the meaningless contact I have with folks day-to-day as a distraction.

I doubt I will stick to this, but… I’m considering not re-signing up. I’m sure when it comes time to promote something, I’ll cave. But let’s see how long I can last! New Years resolution! Now if I can only get rid of my Twitter account.

Christmas was wonderful this year. I came in on Christmas Day and it was just perfect. Everyone seems to be in a terrific mood.

Eric & Jill Photo Redux

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

My friends, Jill & Eric, wanted me to snap a photo of them in Hawaiian shirts. The reason being they wanted to give a photo gift of themselves that paid tribute to an old photo of Jill’s grandparents. I think it’s a wonderful and cute idea. I hope her grandparents love it!

If you haven’t figured it out yet. They’re on a volleyball court at Zilker park in Austin, haha THE BEACH!

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Monday, December 13th, 2010

I don’t know why I never looked these up earlier…

I’ve learned some useful crap in just the last five minutes!

Fastest way to Transfer Files To / From MacBooks

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

So you have a lot of files or a really large file that you want to transfer from one computer to the other. Using the internet would be kind of slow and you might not have enough space on Dropbox, iDisk or whatever. If you have a relatively recent Macbook, you can turn your laptop into a big flash drive and use firewire (which is fast, my friends).

  1. Connect the two computers together with a firewire cable.
  2. Simply turn off your Macbook. Press the power button to turn it back on and immediately press and hold down the T key until you see the FireWire icon appears (like above).
  3. You’ll see on the other computer that your Macbook  appears like another hard disk or drive (like when you pop in a flash drive)
  4. Copy the files, do whatever
  5. Eject the drive when you’re done

I find this really useful when I want to backup files on my laptop for a trip or something. Some of my photo shoots can be upwards of 24 GB, so it’s super handy. Enjoy!

See the full documentaion from the Apple Website.