The Ancient Past Comes Back To Haunt Me

    In the process of recreating my BrilliantEye.ca website over the last few weeks I was required to travel into the technological past.  

    Some of my favorite photos were backed up on these ancient things called DVDs. Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’m as forward-thinking of a person as any tech-based artist out there. 90% of all my work is TRIPLE backed up on hard drive systems located around and about this fine planet of ours. Yet, sure enough, some of my fave pix were NOT on any of those drives.  So: into the pile of recordable DVDs that I had stashed away in the back of my closet back when Barak Obama was going to change the world. 

    Now here’s the thing: These things are SLOW.   

    Or, more accurately, SSSSLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWW.  😖

    I’m used to backing up a gig or 2 of data in a minute or so.  The average DVD data disk dump, average on my disks about 4 gig, took up to 10 minutes to dump.   Worse than this fact, of course my SEARCH feature couldn’t "see" into the different disks until they were at first loaded and then scanned… and this simple-it-would-seem step took up to 2 or 3 minutes EACH TIME I CHANGED a DISK!  WAAAAAHHH!!! 😩

    If it didn’t take so dauntingly long to transfer the data, I’d get that last 10% of my files OFF these interminable slow-pokes… but as it is I estimate I’d need to set aside about one full week of production time to do that.

    So… for now… things will stay as they are.  I do understand that the Past rarely stays IN the Past. In this case, due to my severe attention deficit issues, it will have to just stay where it is. 


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