Friday, 25 September 2009

New toys for the PC

I've decided to get serious about protecting my data stored on the hard drives and while the really important stuff is backup manually onto a memory stick I really don't want to lose another 700gig of stuff again. To combat this I've just bought a WD My Book World Edition II which offers 4Tb in Raid1 format which is more than enough to store my HD movies and certain other material plus being DNLA compliant the PS3 recognises the unit without requiring the PC to be running and it was a lot cheaper than the price on the WD website:)

I'm currently moving data onto the NAS drive both from my older Dlink NAS and the from the internal hard drive and once that's done (not a speedy process) I switch the Dlink to Raid and I should be good to go.

The latest episode of Gatecast has just been posted so have a listen and feedback of any sort is welcome.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Silver Lining

Well they do say every cloud has a silver lining and in this case after a 750gig hard drive crashed quite definitively losing quite a bit of stuff I am swearing about hours after I have found the hard drive that contained the HD caps of The Lord of the Rings. I had assumed I'd wiped that drive last time I had a boot drive emergency but when you are not looking you find things so not all bad but the shear cost and impracticality of backing up non-critical content always means there is risk of losing stuff.

I've decided to add another NAS device with RAID which can be shared between the PC and PS3 and take some of the load off my existing setup, still not ideal but nothing is perfect.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Starktoons

I listen to The SModcast by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier and they were talking about this guy who did some shockwave type animation of a discussion they had, it was absolutely hilarious and so true.
Take a trip to Starktoons for the SMod animation and explore further as there are some very funny pieces of work on the site.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

It's been announced by Disney that a fourth movie in the franchise is to be made with an expected release sometime in 2011. I do hope the rumour earlier this year of Russell Brand doesn't come about:)

Friday, 11 September 2009