3751 – 83RV At Your Command!

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Jan 262017
 

Every once in a while something important happens. One of those things was the introduction of USB 3.0. It happened shortly after we bought our last PC in Carinthia. In all that time since, I have endured a PC with painfully slow connections. It was OK for work, it was OK for image processing, but backing up Terabytes of data was beyond annoying. Still, you don’t throw away a new computer, and so I used and used it, until it had well grown old. Now, with that PC slowly dying, two disks already gone, I’ve decided to buy a new one.

Yes, of course, I have backups of everything important on a four disk RAID NAS, and the failed disks didn’t contain anything important, but anyway, it was about time.

My first impulse was to buy a custom PC with a super-fast 1 TB PCIe SSD (a Samsung 960 Pro or something like that), but in the end the convenience of buying a stock Lenovo PC won. Core i7 6700, 16 GB of memory, a 512 GB SSD (SATA only) and, just because it feels good, a super-expensive server hard drive, a 4 TB Western Digital Gold for my image data. What could possibly be wrong with that?

2782 – The Next Big River

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May 302014
 

Fifteen minutes from work I am at a stagnant branch of river Danube. In summer this is a great place for swimming, in cold winters it is a skating paradise, and throughout the year there are some popular restaurants to enjoy.

The Song of the Day is “The Next Big River”, one more time by Harry Belafonte. Hear it on YouTube.

Mar 182014
 

As promised here is one more image from the new skyline along old river Danube. Won’t look that impressive to most of you, but the tall building to the left is something like #8 in the list of the tallest buildings in Europe.

While I was there, a few minutes after I took this image, I saw two elderly gentlemen with heavy DSLRs on heavy tripods, L-brackets and spirit levels attached, and it really made me wonder 🙂

The Song of the Day is “That Western Skyline” from the Dawes album “North Hills”. Hear it on YouTube.