30
July
2011

File Sync and backup

Well a couple of important tools to make sure your disks are healthy: 1. DiskWarrior. Pretty invaluable. You should run it to make sure your file system is healthy. 2. TechTools Deluxe. It doesn’t quite work on Lion yet (at version 3.1.3), but it is free with Applecare. Checks everything 3. Disk Utility. Part of […]

29
July
2011

Drobo works but file system corrupt

Yuck. DroboPro is nice. Get a new Drobo by fedex and I inserted all the drives, but a bunch of problems. First I upgraded to Lion and iSCSI and Drobo’s on Lion don’t work. Others on Apple’s community and here have reported this. Seems like a problem with something called the iSCSI initiator that comes with […]

29
July
2011

Fixing PSP Joystick

We have the original PSP (called the PSP-1000) and Calvin fixed it. It had a sticky analog joystick. Looking at Youtube and Google, someone recommended just lifting and blowing the gunk out. That didn’t work. So disassembly is just 7 screws detailed here Here is your familiar PSP, we are going to remove the 7 […]

24
July
2011

Restaurants to try

no matter how long u live in a certain spot it is so surprising. Here r some in Columbia City and International District. Two places I’ve never been to 1. La Medusa. 2. Geraldine’s 3. Carribean place I’ve forgotten the names 4. The original Tutta Bella And in the I-diatrict 1. Harbor City. Dim sum […]

23
July
2011

Drobo failures, Tivo failures

Yikes, what a host of failures over the last month, 2 of my 3 Tivos have failed (both look like temperature related hard dirves). And the Drobo iSATA controller has failed. Here are the diagnostic procedures: Drobo. Main lesson here is that even on a power conditioner, you need more and leave it off enough. […]

09
July
2011

PHotographic paper

My stocks are finally running low (thank goodness, for some reason the original Red River 68lb Glossy) just is so red with a Canon i9900, Mac and iPhoto. So I ordered the Ilford Smooth Pearl (hopefully adheres better), the Red River sampler to try all theres. Surprisingly the Canon Pro Paper Platinum is only about […]

09
July
2011

Help! Drobo dying, Crashplan can't find files

It’s a good thing, I backup on a Drobo, Crashplan and also do occasional backups to a Time Capsule, but anyway now the Drobo is failing in continual reboot and Crashplan shows files on the web but not my local client so I can’t restore.  Another reminder that you can’t be too careful. So I’m […]

07
July
2011

DroboPro scary moments

I have a DroboPro and it has been working like a champ, but we’ve had two power failures and I’m reminded I should put the whole computer and Drobo on a UPS so it can safely shutdown (yikes! but I already ordered one for the phone system, so if that UPS works, I’ll order another). […]

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