Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Having computer issues to end the year

My main hard drive does not want to boot (Windows 7).

I tried all kinds of things, from chkdsk,  to Startup Repair (from an original Windows 7 DVD), to running Bootrec.exe

Nothing worked. Next I tried to reinstall the whole OS, which I wanted to avoid, as it means losing all software, and days of re-installation.

I have all the keys and all my data and photos backed up in a second drive (D:) and in two external hard drives which are up to date (daily), so no issues there.

The new install failed as it could not write to the boot record. Looks like the main C: drive is busted. It is an old 500 GB hard drive. It served me well for almost 5 years. I'm sad to see it go, and dread the ordeal of having to reinstall everything, and probably losing some programs that are hard to find anymore.

I ordered a new SSD from Amazon Prime. It is a Crucial 512 GB MX100 SATA that should be fast and work wonders.

In the meantime, I am working off of my trusty Chromebook, so I do have internet access. The photos posted are already online in my website.

Any new images are still in the camera and will be for the weekend as I do not have a PC to download to and process.

Have a Happy New Year and here's to a wonderful 2015 with more and better photography!

An Undeniable Prognosis

An inspiring collection of clips, from Hitchens to Carlin.

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Key Biscayne

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Fisher Island - Miami Beach

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

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King Air and The Gyro Experience MTO SPORTS
at North Perry (KHWO)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Piper PA-28R
North Perry (KHWO)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Datran Center -- Dadeland (Miami)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Cessna 206 at Sun-N-Fun 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Cessna 180 at Sun-N-Fun 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, December 08, 2014

Saturday, December 06, 2014

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wanderers: a stunning video of space


Watch it full screen. Every background on every place is real.

How we miss Carl!

(Via Phil Plait/Slate)

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Miami Beach

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Fairchild Tropical Gardens auto show

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue (mashup)

Scott Bradlee of Postmodern Jukebox doing a wonderful mashup of Gershwin and Queen.


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Wakodahatchee wetlands

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Wakodahatchee wetlands