In an attempt to recover my lost home movies I’ve been dismantling the failed hard drives and swopping bits around but although some of the drives have burst into life I’ve still been unable to read any of the data from them. It’s now last resort time, restoring from the original tapes, this is going to be a lot of fun methinks. The tapes have lay dormant in a shoe box and the now unsupported camcorder hasn’t been switched on in over 5 years. Anyone willing to take bets on my chances of success.
I spend a lot of time on YouTube, probably more time than I spend watching telly, but what really gets on my tits is their recommended channels. I’ve received 100’s of these so called recommendations and not one of them has been in my sphere of interests. They claim to fine tune the suggested channels on my rejection but all I can say is their algorithms must be shite because the the next set of recommendations are just as bad. Surely the channels I’m already subscribed to are a clue to what I like or is that too obvious.
Wouldn’t you just know it. Whilst transferring data to the new NAS I’ve had a few of the old hard disk drives fail, the ones with interesting stuff on like many of my home movies. Typically all the boring data is safe along thankfully with my photos which I’ve always held at least 3 copies of. I kept telling myself that the movie archives should be duplicated but I never got around to doing it. One never learns.
I’m an expert on boredom, and being boring, but when it comes to transferring data between computer systems even I contemplate suicide. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the last week or so moving data from my present set-up/mess to my new NAS and it’s been a mare. I was hoping I could copy it in a few large chucks but that just kept crashing my computer so I’ve had to babysit the process gigabyte by gigabyte. I’ve still got a weeks worth of files to go so if you don’t hear from me again I’ve topped myself.