I’ve heard the Library of Congress analogy previously. The question I had then was, “What about the diagrams and pictures which make the books useful. Books are not just letters, numbers, and symbols.”
TED Prize wish: Help stop the next pandemic by Larry Brilliant
What can we learn from the 1918 flu? by Laurie Garrett
My favorite part is that only 20% of Tamiflu is used by human bodies. The rest goes back into the ecosystem where waterfowl who can spread flu end up breeding resistant strains. Ouch.
By Nate Silver
A less than convincing point… The list of states with voters reporting a racial bias only well matches the Obama-Clinton difference map because Nate draws the audience to the states he’s picking on: Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia (5 hits). He totally ignores the strong race bias in South Carolina, Alaska, Missouri, or Indiana didn’t translate into more votes (4 false negatives). Also Wyoming and Oklahoma both had no reported racial bias and voted more against Obama (2 false positives).
William borrowed my camera to go on his honeymoon. He also lost the photos with a poorly timed crash & drive reformat. So he wants to borrow the card and recover the data. Thankfully I have not used the camera since he returned it despite thinking I should.
Luckily I ran across A Computer Repair Utility Kit You Can Run From a Thumb Drive.
I didn’t like the setup of Photorec as it runs through the command line. Navigating the tree was confusing at best. It did recover 1,166 photos / 3.62GB for me.
Not trusting a single method, I also tried Recuva. That worked a little better. It reported 1,395 files found. However, 177 were unrecoverable. Getting 1,218 pictures / 3.78GB back was 52 / 160MB better than Photorec. Though many of the “recovered” pictures just say: Invalid Image. Maybe they really are Raw?
While trying to use Restoration, it crashed the first time. Not sure why. It was fine the next time, though it only found 4 photos.
Filename: Photorec doesn’t restore files with anything like the original name. Recuva and Restoration do.
Meta Data: OSes and image editors know about the EXIF data in pictures. All the Photorec pictures have date taken. Most of the Recuva pictures do. Guess I could see if only 52 pictures are missing the EXIF? That might explain why Photorec lost some of them.
All in all, it was an fun experiment. I am not curious how these stack up against of the proprietary software? Why pay $40 when these are better?
if (top != self)
top.location = window.location;
if (top != self)
top.location = “/webct/urw/lc18361011.tp0/logonDisplay.dowebct”;
The problem with incorrect is the address used here is not the address in the location bar. The one in the location bar has the values required to login. Instead I get something which causes users to be unable to login. Example: So we send someone to http://westga.view.usg.edu. They get redirected to another address in which we provide the glicid, insId, and insName. Correct breaks the frame and gives the browser back the same address. Incorrect breaks the frame and gives the browser back a different, non-functional address. Bad. Bad. Bad.
Yay for first day of classes.
It gets better… Bb Vista’s Custom Login and Institution List pages are unaffected (aka use the Vista 3 style JS). Only going to the generated logon page, loginDisplay.dowebct, has the issue.
Last night I read Uncle Bill’s Christmas letter. He mailed it, but he apparently doesn’t have my postal address so I got the electronic version. Woohoo! His letter recaps the year for his family. Do any of you have such a tradition? Or a family member who does? Oddly my blog doesn’t provide much basis as it is devoid of personal information.
So here goes….
Mom went off to Houston in January to consult with one of the best doctors in the country about a health issue. How things fell into place to allow her to get better amazed me daily. I got to grandparent sit for a week where I made Nannie tell stories so I could post them on Youtube. 😀
William married Nicole, his high school sweetheart. I finally have a sister. It rained on us briefly, so if you are into superstitions, that means either: 1) kids, 2) money, or 3) good luck.
I met Dad’s girlfriend, Sally, this year. She is definitely very nice. I’m happy with the match.
My only New Year’s Resolution for 2008 was to read 25 books this year. I completed that goal back in October. I’m thinking for 2008 to do a similar resolution. This time I’ll count up the number of pages and set a goal to read 20% more pages.
Some fellow Flickr users started an Athens Flickr Meetup. I’m hoping this is something to continue in 2009 as the weather improves. (Though who knew Georgia would be 20 degrees Farenheit above normal in December?)
Adrianne and Britt asked me to be the photographer for their wedding. I spent hours looking at professional photographer portfolios for ideas about what I should capture. You see, while I do have a camera, I had never really taken photos at a wedding. Heck, few people invite me to weddings, so I was a little unclear what happens. In the end, I think it all turned out pretty well. Adrianne is happy. So I am happy. Working in computers became a profession because it was a hobby. Maybe photography will end up the same in the end? Posted 840 photos to Flickr this year. Started freelovephotography.com to show off my photography.
Las Vegas in July? Dumb. Star Trek: The Experience made my geeky heart soar.
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