Week 5 – Domostorm

Whilst on patrol in the office sector, Stormy Stormtrooper came across Domokun trying to poison the local tea supply.

Week 5 - Domostorm

Whilst on patrol in the office sector, Stormy Stormtrooper came across Domokun trying to poison the local tea supply.

Till next time..

Week 17 – Swamp Trooper

Week 17 - Swamp Trooper

Week 17 - Swamp Trooper

Stormy Stormtrooper in his perch overlooking the vast swamp wasteland of Dagobah planet.

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Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads HDR

Brunswick Heads HDR

My trip to Brunswick Heads was for family reasons, to visit my grandparents and spend some quality time. It was very nice, its is a beautiful spot on the North Coast of New South Wales.. i highly recommend it as a base to travel inland or up and down the coast.

I had the pleasure of meeting a nice guy called Dan off OCAU forums who happened to live in town (small world) and we met up for some beers and the following day he took me too a swamp near town, an old oyster farm and a look out point where we took some panoramas and tried some star trails.

The shot above is a HDR i took at Brunswick Heads themselves, facing north… but please check the rest of the set on my Flickr Page

http://www.flickr.com/photos/defty/sets/72157623888536898/

Till Next Time…

Week 4 – Storming the Tank

Week 4 - Storming the Tank

Week 4 - Storming the Tank

Im back in Action :) lots of shots to Process from my 5 days up at Brunswick Heads, i might just get through them this month….

So I will leave you with Week 4 of Project 52.

Till next time…

Week 16 – At the Summit

Week 16 - At the Summit

Week 16 - At the Summit

I wont be here this Sunday for my usual upload so I leave you with Week 16 of my Project 52.

I will hopefully capture Week 17 whilst I am away.

Till next time…

Week 3 – Diary of a Stormtrooper

Week 3 - Diary of a Stormtrooper

Week 3 - Diary of a Stormtrooper

Week 2 – Trip to the Beach

Week 2 - Trip to the Beach

Revisit, back to the start of the Project 52, i will aim to get a few updates going to fit in the backdated shots.

I am away this week from Wed -> Mon but will hopefully get some shots in for a big update on my return :)

Till next time…

Week 15 – Egg Raider

Week 15 - Egg Raider

Chomping my way through a small haul of chocolate, i take a bit out of a small egg and what do i find inside? Sneaky Stormy… already infilatrating my stash.

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Week 1 – Planet Tangerine

Known to few people who follow my flickr profile, I am actually conducting my own 52 week photography project this year… the subject matter is a small Stormtrooper figurine i have had for many years. I have nicknamed him Stormy, and each Sunday for each week of 2010 I am aiming in uploading a new adventure for the little guy… since we are in April already this Sunday will bring Week 15. In fact, I will post up a new stormy update every day until I bring everyone up to speed. Some weeks I write a corny one liner or story to fit, more than happy for people to leave comments on here or flickr to help develop a small storyline for the little guy.

Week 1 - Planet Tangerine

Week 1 - Planet Tangerine

Tackling the fruit bowl on his own.

If you cannot wait until i have posted up each week you can find the whole set here;
Project 52: Adventures of Stormy Stormtrooper

Till next time…

Photo backup solutions? Carbonite is one answer

Hard Drive Failure?

In a day and age where people now have terabytes of hard drive space.. how does one manage this massive amount of data?

For the majority of users, data can be easily replaced or backups are not thought of until the fatal clicking of a hard drive is heard.

So at what cost or price point is a backup solution? Well it can go from the few dollars a month, into the thousands of dollars a year. This can be home built raid arrays, NAS (Network Accessible Storage) or managed servers in a data center.

For someone who is an enthusiast photographer like myself, i prefer the former. I have process of backing up my photography drive every time i use it, to an external hard drive.. but what more can I do? and at what price point?

This leads me to Carbonite. I found this originally due to using it in my workplace. We have a network share drive which we automatically back the office local files off too each day, and every night Carbonite loads up and backs up all of our important data off site.

Advantages?
Well you can access your restorations/backups anywhere. You can set a time each day for backups to occur, this can be at night.. while your at work and it will upload your chosen directories with ease. Carbonite also creates backup points in case you introduce something undesired and it gets automatically backed up.

Disadvantages?
As i touched on the automatic backup will backup anything within the desired directory, this includes perhaps anything undesirable that finds it’s way into this directory. I am very strict with my computer usage, however I am also the primary (and pretty much only) user of my PC. This could be difficult in a share house, or with children around. Offsite means you are required to be online, a great solution if you have an easy to access internet connection and especially one with free uploads! This is not a solution for someone with metered uploads, or intermittent internet. This could cause an array of issues including going over download limit, getting charged extra on top of your monthly internet bill or having uploads to Carbonite fail consistently.

Is it for you? Well only you can answer that.. but with the Australian Carbonite offering a free 30 day trial at the moment.. can you really go wrong?

http://www.carbonite.com.au/

For a user who keeps the majority of their file structure on a PC, at a fixed address with unmetered uploads i think you would be hard pressed to argue against the small cost for protecting what you putting many hours of hard work into.

Hope this was helpful.

Till next time…

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