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Music From Bob’s Basement Part 4

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I’ve been living Murphy’s law;  If something can go wrong, it will.  This time my hard drive filled up. Steve and I were recording a song he wrote and I suddenly saw on the screen a message telling me there wasn’t any more room. Inflation is running rampant not only in government spending but, in the bytes it takes to make entertainment.  When I was young a million was a big number and I had heard of a billion but, I wasn’t really sure what multiple of a million it was nor did I think I would ever have to deal with a number that big.  When I was recording just audio I bought an external hard drive with 160 gigs.  That was probably 4 years ago.  I copied the whole hard drive from the G4 mac onto it for backup and it barely made a dent.  Everything BoScoDen recorded fit on it, all the music I created through a lifetime of creating seemed like a suitcase in an aircraft hanger.  Barely one month of video for Music From Bob’s Basement and I’m wondering how many terabytes I need.

Acer Aspire One

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I bought a new computer.  An Acer Aspire One.  It does a lot of stuff I need to do.  Everyone warned me that there’s a lot of stuff it won’t do but, I have 2 mac G4 towers and a G5 tower too.  They aren’t very portable.  This computer is 2.44 lbs.  I can’t fit it in my pocket but, I can fit it in the pocket of my guitar case.  I feel like I’ve moved to the dark side.  I’ve never really used anything but a mac.  I had to ask about what the right button is for.  It runs on Windows XP and I have no idea what that means.  I heard something about there being a Windows Vista and I was under the impression that was the most recent version of Windows.  The battery is finished charging so, I’m going to go play with my new toy.

It’s now 2 days later and I’ve been playing with my new toy.  I discovered that I don’t know how to copy and paste in windows.  I’ve relied heavily on having my computer remember my passwords; I can’t get into my email at anymore.  I noticed that my email address automatically became a link.  You can still email me.  I can get to my mail on another computer and it gets redirected to another address anyway.  It’s a new machine and it has a learning curve.  I’m hoping I’ll master it faster than my loop station.